Associate - Singapore

Long-term contract
Localisation Singapore
No remote
1 yrs of exp.
Posted on 01-25-2024
Start : May 2024

Tri-Sector Associates

Tri-Sector Associates is an end-to-end impact firm dedicated to finding new ways for society to work together to solve the hardest social problems.

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Who We Are

Tri-Sector Associates is a non-profit social impact advisory firm that aims to tackle complex social issues through cross-sector partnerships, data-driven outcomes, and capacity-building capital. Our innovative and evidenced-based approach includes the Pay For Success (PFS) model and has received recognition from thought leaders such as Stanford Social Innovation Review, Forbes, and the Oxford Government Outcomes Lab. Our projects span across diverse areas including early childhood intervention, youth unemployment, recidivism, healthcare, eldercare and sustainability.

Tri-Sector Associates, supported by Temasek Trust, the Economic Development Board, and leading philanthropists, believes in leveraging the strengths of each sector to improve the lives of those in need.

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What you will do

Our work has been likened to “CrossFit for the mind”: a mixture of policy analysis, strategy consulting, investment banking, and non-profit capacity building to provide end-end support in launching successful projects across diverse issues.

We are looking for a dynamic Associate to join our offices in Singapore. The Associate role is typically for individuals with 1 - 4 years of relevant work experience. This role is a full-time position based in Singapore, with a target start date of May 2024.

In this recruiting cycle, relevant experience in climate finance and/or blended finance will be a bonus.

As an Associate, you will be working across multiple projects in the following ways:

• Supporting engagements focused on tri-sector work:

  • Researching gaps where innovation can be of value
  • Conducting due diligence on service partners
  • Conducting cost-benefit analysis and financial modelling
  • Creating presentations to share analysis
  • Supporting the team in negotiations with project stakeholders
  • Working with evaluators to design rigorous outcomes evaluations
  • Working with different key stakeholders including service partners, funders and evaluators to achieve successful outcomes during service delivery phase

• Supporting winning new mandates:

  • Analyzing unmet social or environmental needs and brainstorming new collaboration models to solve these
  • Supporting the development of proposals to clients and funders to win new mandates

• Supporting firm-building initiatives:

  • Contributing to different aspects of creating a high performing startup
  • Apply and continuously improve the organisation’s best practices through developing and refining of training materials, and intellectual property

Every day at Tri-Sector is different, but an example of a day could be that you may run a focus group discussion alongside our service partners, draft slides for a client presentation with government, private funders, or other parties, lead due diligence for a potential impact investor, and work with evaluators to design a randomized controlled trial.


What We Are Looking For

Successful applicants will have demonstrated:

  • Strong problem-solving ability and analytical rigour by taking the lead to break down problems, structure research approaches, gather data, and conduct analyses in a timely manner
  • Effective time and work management skills to handle multiple workstreams and deliverables in a fast-paced setting alongside your teammates
  • Sensitive communication skills to work with parties from different sectors
  • Hunger and humility to learn given the diverse skillsets involved and continuously evolving field
  • Passion for creating genuine systems-level social change even when the going gets tough
  • Humility and care for the team by upholding a meritocracy of ideas not rank, and supporting the development of fellow staff and peers

The following experiences are optional but would be a bonus:

  • Experience in structuring climate finance or blended finance transactions
  • Experience working within or across different areas of climate including, but not limited to biodiversity, and nature-based solutions.

Candidates with these skills and attributes will typically have had experience from backgrounds in leading evaluation firms, management consulting, or development finance. However, we believe that there are a diversity of settings where these skills can be developed, and are open to considering candidates from different backgrounds. To us, what matters more is: what have you actually done, and what could you achieve with us if given the opportunity?

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume together with answers to the following questions in a short cover letter. Your resume should set out your educational background, work experience, skills, and work authorisation / citizenship status.

  1. What experience and skills do you bring to the table which can support our work in Singapore and the region?
  2. If you could choose one issue area to do a PFS project in, which would you choose and why?
  3. Where did you see the job advertisement?

Our interviews generally span 3 rounds, including a phone interview, cases for you to have a sense of the work which we do, and a chance to meet members of the team to understand if we are a good mutual fit. Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we will only be able to notify shortlisted candidates.

Candidates may submit their applications to Cliquez sur candidater pour accéder aux informations., subject line: [Associate – Singapore] [Your name]. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis and accepted until 21 February 2024. Only submissions sent to this email address will be considered.