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investment Manager, Global Health Innovation - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #896582

Position: Investment Manager, Global Health Innovation
Site: MaRS Discovery Tower 
Department: Grand Challenges Canada
Reports to: Senior Portfolio Manager
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Status: Temporary Full-time (12 month contract)

Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) is seeking an Investment Manager to play a critical role in supporting the Global Health Innovation Transition to Scale portfolio. GCC supports innovations in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, with an aim to save and improve lives of unserved and underserved populations in low- and middle-income countries. Through the Transition to Scale program, Grand Challenges Canada provides grant and concessionary risk capital, along with technical advisory, to support the most promising innovations through the missing middle. As one of the largest impact investors in Canada, GCC has supported >230 innovators in >100 countries globally at Transition to Scale since 2011.

Investment Manager

Formally reporting to the Senior Portfolio Manager, Risk Capital and working closely with other Investment Managers, Program Officers, and the broader Global Health Innovation team, the Investment Manager will play a key role in developing, shaping and managing a growing portfolio of investments in innovative products, services and implementation models. Employing advanced business acumen and investment knowledge and experience, responsibilities of the Investment Manager include but are not limited to:

  • Sourcing and securing sufficient and quality pipeline opportunities from external and internal sources.
  • Evaluating new investment opportunities, including conducting financial and operational due diligence and  risk analysis, as well as gender considerations and impact assessments;
  • Preparing investment memorandums and presenting potential investments to GCC’s Investment Committee;
  • Engaging in negotiations of term sheets and their translation into investment agreements (grant and/or loan), including the development of appropriate funding structures;
  • Conducting ongoing management of investments including review and approval of progress reports, supporting innovators via technical assistance, assisting innovators in developing partnerships and fundraising, and managing other issues as they emerge;
  • Engage with innovators throughout the investment process (i.e. relationship management);
  • Leading and contributing to the analysis of portfolio progress, results and lessons on a continual basis;
  • Serving as a thought leader in developing best practices for impact-first investing in innovations targeting social challenges;
  • Establishing and/or managing networks critical to accomplishing the above responsibilities; e.g., partnerships with a range of stakeholders, including foundations, impact investors, social entrepreneurs, development organizations; and,
  • Acting as a brand ambassador for GCC, represent GCC and Canada's strategic interests and promote their activities and opportunities through external collaborations, presentations and communications with potential partners, innovators, external thought leaders, and Canadian government representatives.


  •  Relevant education and/or 5-8 years experience in a relevant field, preferably with professional experience within early stage venture investment or private debt organizations focused on low-or middle-income countries.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of relevant domains (e.g., reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, international development, social finance/impact investing, early stage investing)
  • Previous experience investing in & working with early stage investments and/or social enterprise a plus
  • Working knowledge of French is a significant asset 

Work Environment & Requirements

  • Some international travel may be required
  • Temporarily Remote

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. People with lived experiences in relevant thematic areas are encouraged to apply.

Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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: April 7, 2022                    Closing Date: Until filled

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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