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Investment Analyst, Indigenous Innovation Initiative - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #880578

Position: Investment Analyst, Indigenous Innovation Initiative
Site: MaRS Discovery District
Department: Grand Challenges Canada (GCC)
Reports to: Deputy Director, Indigenous Innovation Initiatives
Status: Permanent Full-time

Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) is seeking an Investment Associate to play a critical role in supporting the implementation and coordination of transition to scale investments in global health.

GCC is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact®. Funded by the Government of Canada and other partners, GCC funds innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas we support integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – we call this Integrated Innovation®. We have a determined focus on results, and on saving and improving lives. GCC works closely with a global network of partners to bring successful innovation to scale, catalyzing sustainability and impact.

The Indigenous Innovation Initiative is seeking an Investment Analyst to play a crucial role in the coordination and implementation of our granting approach with Indigenous innovators. The successful candidate will provide close and direct support to existing and potential grantees to ensure that all necessary requirements are met for funding to be distributed, while also ensuring compliance with relevant policies and reporting requirements.

An Indigenous-led and governed platform, the Indigenous Innovation Initiative empowers innovators to develop and test innovative ideas that benefit their communities and advance reconciliation, also benefitting non-Indigenous people and the Land. We do this through a gender-informed lens by providing flexible grant funding and wrap-around support to Indigenous innovators across Canada. We are hosted by and backed by the expert team of Grand Challenges Canada.

Investment Analyst

Reporting directly to the Deputy Director of the Indigenous Innovation Initiative, the Investment Analyst will be the primary point of contact for new and existing grantees and will be responsible for supporting all aspects of granting activities with innovators. The role will include, but not be limited to, the following tasks and activities:
• Directly support new and existing grantees
• Support negotiation and due diligence for new grants and contracts
• Support risk management and mitigation
• Monitor key project milestone achievement
• Support risk management and mitigation
• Work with innovators to complete all application forms and supporting documentation
• Coordinate funding implementation for innovators
• Support financial reporting requirements
• Provide ongoing and direct support to innovators throughout the duration of the funding agreement
• Support spot audit process
• Coordinate any financial process review or redesign initiatives
• Share and support external funding opportunities with innovators

• Experience or education relevant to business/finance/law/administration required
• Completion of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or recognized equivalent
• Knowledge of Indigenous context in Canada
• Highly developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work well independently and within a team

Travel within Canada will be required (post COVID). Grand Challenges Canada is committed to supporting equal opportunities to this position so please advise if you require any accommodations. Accommodations are supported as needed. Indigenous applicants (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) applicants are especially invited to apply.

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posted Date: July 15, 2021                                   Closing Date: August 12, 2021

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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