Iora Ecological Solutions (“IORA”), a leading conservation finance organization, is hiring an Analyst / Associate to join the Investments team. Iora is currently raising a large fund to invest in Nature Climate Solutions (“NCS”) projects in India. The Analyst / Associate candidate will initially join Iora, then transition to the Fund entity once the fundraising process nears completion.
This is an opportunity to join a dynamic, highly experienced, and rapidly growing organization, with the additional opportunity of joining an NCS Fund at inception. The candidate will interact directly with CEO and CIO, and gain exposure to carbon markets, forestry, project finance, fund management, and financial structuring.
The primary duties of the candidate will be financial modeling. Additional duties will include communicating effectively across the organization and assisting in a range of investment process workstreams. The candidate will be based in Delhi and report to the CIO in New York. The candidate will also interface directly with the CEO in Delhi. The candidate will receive hands-on guidance from the CIO but will be expected to produce quality work with minimal supervision. This is an opportunity for motivated individuals to carve out a long-term career for themselves. A successful candidate will be eligible for promotion at the discretion of the CEO and CIO, pending performance. The candidate may also be eligible for stock option compensation, depending on experience.
- A minimum 2-3 years Financial modeling experience and a solid grounding in fundamental financial concepts.
- High proficiency in Excel required.
- Proactive mindset and ability to complete tasks on time
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Strong quantitative skills
- Comfort analyzing and interpreting data
- MBA is preferred but not required
- Capital raising or M&A experience is a plus but not required
- Private equity or other principal investing experience will be prioritized but is not required.
- Experience in carbon markets is a plus but not required
Compensation is competitive and will be based on experience level.
About IORA Ecological Solutions:
IORA Ecological Solutions (IORA) is a leading Indian conservation firm with key expertise in environmental finance and policy. IORA’s portfolio of work falls under the following key sectors:
Climate Change: IORA has developed and implemented climate finance and policy solutions towards climate change mitigation and adaptation at national and sub-national levels. We have also worked with international governments, advising them on GHG inventory systems.
Forestry & Biodiversity: IORA’s whole systems approach to forestry and biodiversity includes application of spatial technology, forest dependence modelling, vegetation modelling, community engagement, designing robust monitoring strategies, financing and policy design at national and sub-national levels. Efforts towards biodiversity conservation combine biodiversity assessment, valuation, finance and application of market mechanisms.
Geospatial Analysis: IORA specializes in the application of geospatial technology in the forestry and land-use sectors. We have successfully carried out a multi-temporal analysis of land use and land cover change using varied resolution RS datasets, created forest degradation maps, integrated RS analysis with mobile app-based field inventory for forest carbon mapping, created vegetation maps, and trained a large cadre of forestry professionals in these techniques.
Sustainable Agriculture: IORA uses multi-disciplinary approaches like LULC mapping, socio-economic surveys and application of market mechanisms to design solutions to benefit small and marginal farmers to develop resilience to climate change.
IORA’s international and trans-disciplinary team works closely with Central and State Governments, Financial Institutions, Private Corporations and Communities to build and scale up conservation solutions. IORA is a growing company that offers an exciting work environment and ample growth potential. The company encourages originality in thought and planning and takes pride in the efficiency and efficacy of its services. IORA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal opportunities regardless of race, gender, religion and origin.