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HR Adviser at British High Commission

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Private Sector Advisor - Investments/Lending/Fund Raising (9-15 yrs)

Delhi NCR Job Code: 1155629

Private Sector Adviser, G7, New Delhi

Note: All applicants are required to mandatorily fill the complete online application form including the employment and educational details, motivational segment and behaviour/technical competency questions. We will be thoroughly reviewing the application forms only for all the required details. Forms that are incomplete in any respect will not be considered while shortlisting for the next stage.

Application link:

To Apply:

Please note applications without (a) and (b) will not be considered.

a) Complete the Online Job Application Form.

b) Complete the motivation segment in the Online Application Form and the behaviour and technical/ professional skills-based questions.

We will accept only online applications by - "12th October 2022" till 23:55 hrs IST.

Applicants who do not have the required qualification & experience should kindly abstain from applying, as their applications will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and no email/telephone enquires will be dealt with.

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main purpose of job:

- Delivering the UK's bilateral objectives with India through private sector investment programmes.

About UK's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

- How we approach our work is important. The How We Work Statement (below) sets out the ambition we share across the FCDO for how we lead and behave towards each other, how we make decisions, and how we get the job done. Some aspects may be particularly relevant to this role.

- We put respect and kindness first. We are inclusive, we get to know each other, and value our diversity and the contribution we each bring. We are fair, act with integrity, and tackle inequality and unacceptable behaviour. We work together and take responsibility to solve problems.

- We draw on the expertise, insight and diverse perspectives of people across the FCDO, HMG, and beyond. We use the best available data and evidence. We are open to challenge and take a sustainable, long-term approach. We are transparent about the rationale for decisions and smart about taking and managing risks.

- We are agile and alert to emerging opportunities. We encourage learning, innovation and use of data and digital. We are all clear on what we are expected to deliver and support each other in doing so. We look to reduce duplication and unnecessary process. We are committed to transforming both the FCDO and the way HMG delivers international policy.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?

- The FCDO unites development and diplomacy in a single department. The British High Commission, New Delhi is responsible for managing all aspects of the UK's relationship with India. A "2030 Roadmap for India-UK future relations" agreed between the UK and India lays the foundation of the bilateral relationship across various themes.

- These include areas such as Trade, Invesment and Prosperity; Climate and British Investment Partnerships; Science, Technology & Health, Defence & Security and Connecting our People. The Roadmap envisions a partnership that delivers for both countries in areas of mutual interest.

- Our development cooperation in India is driven by UK Government's strategy for International Development (IDS), which commits to deliver investments through British Investment Partnerships and be inclusive in its approach. It lays emphasis on taking forward UK's leadership in climate change, nature and global health.

- We are looking for a specialist Private Sector Investment professional with experience in using a range of financial instruments and experience of working with investors to raise and manage funds for achieving development outcomes.

- Applicants should expect to be flexible and adaptable in filling and taking forward the role as emerges within the FCDO. The British Government is committed to equality and strongly encourages applications from diverse backgrounds to enhance the ability of the UK mission in India to deliver its mission.

About Team and Portfolio

FCDO's Development, Climate, Science and Tech department has following teams (i) Science and Innovation Network & Newton and Technology Team (ii) The Climate and Energy Team (ii) The Infrastructure and Urban Team and (iv) The Capital team

The current vacancy is in the Capital team. The Capital team's work focuses on partnering with the private sector to support :

- Energy & climate for green growth ;

- Small infrastructure, micro, small and medium enterprises;

- Tech start ups & innovations;

- Global Partnerships with other developing countries to take India's innovations global

The overall portfolio amounts to c.- 330m across geography and sectors. The portfolio uses investments (or Development Capital 'DevCap') to support businesses that can open new markets, encourage new investors, promote inclusion and maximize impact on poverty reduction.

The programmes also have small amounts of technical assistance for supporting compliance (legal, tax etc.) and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) standards. The is high integration with work across other HMG departments (including working closely with other teams on policy initiatives).

The post will be based at the British High Commission in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

Main Job responsibilities include:

- Programme Management: Leading and managing existing investment programmes in line with your skills/background and business needs. This will include a) overseeing Investment fund(s), coordinating with fund managers to achieve development and commercial outcomes b) ensuring compliance with extant guidelines, conducting reviews, monitoring, risk mitigation and ensuring value for money c) ensuring effective communication/branding and collaborating with x-teams in India and the UK

- Investment mobilisation & British Investment Partnership agenda: Effective engagement with other investors in the sector, businesses and industry platforms in India, UK and globally to facilitate new investments. Building strong external relationships and partnership with Government of India officials, other investment agencies to influence and drive initiatives. Be knowledgeable about the legal and policy issues that constrain investments

- Designing new Programmes/initiatives: Lead on or contribute to the design and implementation of new investment programme(s) as per business needs. This includes writing Concept Notes, Business Cases, submissions in line with internal guidelines.

- Collaboration: Contribute to the UK in India objectives and work collaboratively with colleagues in the network, Deputy High Commissions, British International Investment (erstwhile CDC), policy teams in India and the UK

- Corporate requirements: Write discrete pieces of analysis on sectors, briefings for senior stakeholders and policy notes to help develop in depth understanding of challenges and opportunities. Inform and influence FCDO strategies in India in a sector or a thematic area such as climate, energy and technology for development.

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

Staff: None

Expenditure : Responsible for meeting milestones on expenditure and finance; liasioning with Fund Managers to be on top of financial reports (e.g. statement of accounts, budgets and forecasting); ensuring compliance with internal rules and requirements on financial management with support from programme managers.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience


First degree in a relevant subject (Economics, Management, Finance, Engineering) and a Master's degree (such as an MBA) or equivalent work experience that demonstrates a similar level of managerial and technical expertise in private sector, with financial instruments and investment mobilisation.

Skills and Experience:

- Minimum of 9 years work experience including work in investments, lending, fund raising, programme delivery and/or public policy related to investment and private sector programmes that demonstrates:

i) Private sector expertise, in areas as set out below:

- Impact Investment, Private equity, Venture Capital or Investment Banking or Transaction Advisory with familiarity of financial statements, investment documents and investor reports

- Thematic areas: Experience of working in sectors which positively impact climate such as clean energy, technology & innovation and/or other infrastructure sectors which have potential for development impact

- Awareness of issues that govern inclusive economic development (e.g. job creation for poor and marginalised) and investments. Understanding of ESG practices and their application to businesses, risk-management, impact measurement and investment reforms

- Engagement with private sector and industry on investment mobilisation, policy, building markets for underinvested geographies

- Excellent understanding of legal contracts & agreements; and hands-on experience working with a range of consultants on due-diligence, market assessment etc

ii) Managerial expertise with a strong track record in:

- Driving the programmes strategically in line with UK India priorities

- Strong writing and oral communication skills in English to senior audiences (e.g. Ministers or writing to C-level officials in the private sector)

- Ability to communicate and influence a wide range of audiences, within the UK Government and to engage with and influence external partners

- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with and across teams

- Strong IT and data analysis skills (e.g. excel) are a pre-requisite

Language requirements:

Language: English

Level of language required: Fluent

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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