Program Director, Social Finance
Program Manager, Program Officer, Program Associate, Program Assistant
Mumbai Maharashtra
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About the Organization

UBS is the world’s largest and only truly global wealth manager. We operate through four business divisions: Global Wealth Management, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. Our global reach and the breadth of our expertise set us apart from our competitors.

With more than 70,000 employees, we have a presence in all major financial centers in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?

Job Description/ Responsibilities

Are you an expert in innovative finance for development? Are you passionate about delivering sustained impact for children and youth around the world? We are looking for a Program Director of Social Finance in India (Mumbai based) for the UBS Optimus Foundation.

The role includes responsibility for:

  • Shaping and growing UBS Optimus Foundation’s social finance footprint in South Asia, working closely with the global UBS Optimus Program team, the India Philanthropy Services team and UBS’s impact and sustainable investing teams

  • Creating a pipeline of innovative, best practice grants and social impact investments

  • Performance management of South Asia (and some global) programs to the full impact potential, work closely with partners to build capacity and disseminate successes and learnings.

  • Active member of a team shaping the strategy and portfolio management including focused programs in education, health, child protection and the environment. The portfolio may include both social finance and grant-funded programs.

  • Representing the UBS Optimus Foundation in India and maintaining expertise on key sector developments and best practices

Education Qualification/Required Skills & Experience

  • At least 10 years’ work experience. Significant portion of work experience in grantmaking, innovative finance and international development in Asia

  • Significant experience and networks in the area of innovative finance for global development or impact investing

  • Track record of successfully delivering a multi-partner initiative in area of innovative finance and international development

  • Previous experience working with private philanthropists or private investors, or in management consulting

  • Grant-making and/or program management experience (preferably in Education, Health or the Environment)

  • Good understanding of innovations and best practices in financing for development

  • Entrepreneurial and excited to work in a start-up phase of an organization, comfortable with uncertainty

  • A strong analytical and qualitative problem-solver; able to quickly get up to speed on a new area, identify issues and key focus areas

  • Comfortable working with a wide range of partners including UBS Optimus colleagues, UBS bank colleagues, clients, investees and other development stakeholders

  • Team-oriented, flexible working style, able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Desirous to work in a dynamic, cooperative environment in which there is an emphasis on teamwork, adaptability, and continuous learning and improvement

  • Possessing a superior work ethic; willing to work in a high demand environment both proactively and independently

  • Willing to travel up to 25%

  • Fluent in English and Hindi. Other languages would be a plus.

How to apply

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