Monday, April 05, 2010

Humanity United Seeks an Investment Analyst

Humanity United is a philanthropic organization committed to building a world where mass atrocities and modern-day slavery are no longer possible. By helping to build permanent constituencies to end atrocities and slavery, supporting efforts that empower affected communities, and addressing the root causes of conflict and injustice, Humanity United seeks to help restore human dignity in places where it has been lost and to help create a lasting global peace. Humanity United was founded in the belief that defending basic human rights is essential not just to bringing about justice, but also to ensuring greater economic growth, enhanced environmental protection, improved public health, and a more secure and less violent world.

The Investment Analyst is a member of the HU investment team primarily responsible for providing research and analysis to improve the effectiveness of HU grant-making. The Investment Analyst role will include performing desk research / due diligence on new opportunities and existing grants, producing market analysis to inform individual grants and strategic priorities, and representing the organization externally in a variety of settings. This position will work across both of organizational portfolios: prevention of conflict and mass atrocities; and prevention of human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Strong candidates with have academic and/or professional experience related to one or both of these issues in one or more of the following areas: advocacy, policy, rule of law & governance, multilateral institutions (United Nations, African Union, International Criminal Court) human rights, or corporate social responsibility. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Represent HU in a manner that is consistent with its mission
  • Advance internal thinking through targeted research and analysis of the field of mass atrocities and human trafficking
  • Perform analysis of social sector and commercial sector organizations and investment proposals with a potential fit for HU’s strategy
  • Stay up to date on relevant international policy developments and apply current strategic perspective to investment related activities
  • Support deal execution through funding
  • Work collaboratively with other HU program functions (Research, Communications, Policy)
  • Support due diligence efforts for prospective investments and grants
  • Provide occasional analytic support for projects with HU funded organizations
  • Contribute to periodic investment area strategic reviews
  • Lead and support other projects as required
  • Prior demonstrated interest in creating positive social impact, with experience in human rights based efforts and organizations a plus
  • BS/BA in political science, international development, public policy, or equivalent
  • 1-3 years work experience in social sector and/or private sector
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships, influences others, and offer strategic perspective
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong teamwork, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to sift through large volumes of information quickly and to summarize effectively
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
  • Strong interest and background in social sector organizations
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1 comment:

  1. Today there are 3 times more slaves in America, and the world, than there were 200 years ago.............disgusting. ACTION is called for now! Our goal for 2010: Assist the police arrest 100 traffickers in San Diego by Dec. 31st thru a three-prong campaign of AWARENESS, ACTIVISM, AND ASSEMBLY! Taking 100 traffickers off our streets will probably free over 300 victims from modern day slavery.
    The San Diego Coalition to Fight Human Trafficking welcomes new members, simply call 888.206.3264 , email or click on to our MeetUp website at:
    Philip J. Cenedella

    The Dayton Human Trafficking Accords
    WE can end human trafficking and slavery, but only if we solemnly commit ourselves to that common purpose.
    We must confront the global scourge of trafficking and slavery beginning in our own local communities.
    We as individuals and all institutions of society have a moral responsibility to end trafficking and free slaves from their captivity.
    WE undertake a solemn commitment, beginning now, to end the scourge of trafficking and slavery
    And to take immediate action in our communities to
    Stir society’s conscience to action against trafficking and slavery
    Rescue and restore victims of trafficking and slavery
    Identify and punish traffickers and slavers
    Promote legislation and public policies to eradicate trafficking and slavery
    Address the social, cultural and economic causes of trafficking and slavery
    So that
    We will end human trafficking in our time.