Site: MaRS Discovery Tower (Temporarily Remote)
Department: Grand Challenges Canada, Global Health Innovation
Reports to: Associate Director, Global Health Innovation
Pay Range: $95,500 + temporary benefits premium per year commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Status: Temporary Full-time Contract – 12 months
Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) is seeking a Global Mental Health Portfolio Manager for the Global Health Innovation department.
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.
Through the Transition to Scale program, GCC provides catalytic investment to innovators who have achieved proof-of-concept and are now seeking to scale their solution. GCC provides both grant and non-grant financing, as well as technical support, to best support the growth and impact goals of innovators. Since 2011, GCC has supported >230 innovators in >100 countries globally at Transition to Scale.
As one of the largest impact-first funders in Canada, GCC has funded over 1,300 innovations championed by innovators in more than 106 countries. These innovations have already improved 10 million lives, and are expected to save up to 1.78 million lives and improve up to 64 million lives by 2030.
GLOBAL HEALTH INNOVATION
The Global Health Innovation (GHI) area of impact is the first and largest at GCC. GHI’s current investments focus on mental health, maternal and newborn health, early childhood development, sanitation, access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights including safe abortion, and include portfolios of innovative service delivery, digital solutions and medical products. We provide grant and concessionary risk capital, along with technical advisory, to support innovators through seed and transition to scale funding.
GCC’s global mental health program, Being, funds research and innovation to understand and address the mental health and wellbeing needs of young people aged 10 to 24 in low- and middle-income settings, with a special focus on urban and peri-urban areas.
The PORTFOLIO MANAGER develops, shapes and manages a dynamic portfolio of global health innovations. Deploying relevant thematic expertise, business acumen, and investment knowledge, the Portfolio Manager has the following responsibilities:
Fund innovative deals aligned with portfolio strategy:
*For the majority of Portfolio Managers, more than half of one’s time is allocated to this objective*
Refine and adjust the portfolio’s investment strategy:
Manage an active portfolio of GCC investments that achieve impact:
Provide collaborative leadership to advance a high-performing, resilient team:
Represent GCC and the portfolio with external audiences to achieve the objectives above:
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
Some international travel will be required.
People with lived experiences in relevant thematic areas are encouraged to apply.
Don’t meet every requirement? Studies have shown that women, people of color, people from LGBTQ2S+ and disabilities communities are less likely to apply to jobs when they do not meet every qualification. At Grand Challenges Canada, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, authentic, and accountable workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply, as you may be the ideal candidate we are looking for.
Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. Preference will be given to applicants who are able to relocate to the Greater Toronto Area or neighboring areas and able to spend 1-2 days in the office per week when the Grand Challenges Canada offices open.
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April 5, 2023
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