Investment Officer (Emerging Markets / Project Finance / Business Development) – Nairobi, Kenya

Africa Jobs | CA Global Headhunters (Nairobi, Kenya) 6 days ago
Reference Number: SHR
Sector: Financial Services
Scope: Africa, East Africa

 
Job Description:

A globally renowned finance organization is seeking Investment Officers or Operations Officers with expertise in one or more of the following sectors: Financial Services, Banking, Microfinance, Housing Finance, Insurance. The selected candidate will focus on supporting the development of high-quality investment pipelines under the supervision of the Global Investment Manager. S/he will also support policy work and other interventions across the Organizations to prioritize various initiatives and to maximize the impact of Investment efforts.

 
Responsibilities:


  • Support the identification and assessment of investment opportunities based on country and sector strategies and market creation potential.

  • Contribute to the development of feasibility studies and implementation plans for investment projects that lead to company investments.

  • Assist in designing and implementing scalable solutions and platforms similar to “Scaling Solar” that can be replicated across markets.

  • Help spot game-changing trends, technologies and business models that can bring solutions to emerging markets.

  • Produce regular reports on the assigned investment portfolio including monitoring progress against project milestones and KPIs.

  • Contribute to sector-specific data analysis and stress-testing of various operating models to help generate ideas for new projects, new products and platform businesses.

  • Work with Organizations to analyze sector and regulatory reforms that are needed to unlock opportunities for private investment.

 
Requirements: Qualification and Skill


  • Master's degree or equivalent professional qualification in Business, Finance, Economics, International Relations, Science, or another relevant field.

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in project and/or program development, producing feasibility studies, hands-on advisory and/or consulting functions in emerging markets.

  • Genuine commitment to development and to the organizations mission, strategy and values.

  • Capacity to innovate and challenge the status quo and experience in new idea generation, business development, and creating projects/programs from scratch.

  • Understanding of the relevant sector and ability to link policy reforms, advisory interventions, investment, and mobilization to deliver solutions at a country level via the Cascade approach.

  • Ability to engage with private sector clients, local and national governments and other stakeholders to encourage pioneering business and market development.

  • Experience in project/program management, including executing against implementation plans with defined business development milestones.

  • Experience in monitoring and reporting on a portfolio of projects/programs/initiatives.

  • Outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills in English, Arabic and French

 
Benefits and Contractual information:


  • 3-year renewable contract

  • Willing to relocate if applicable
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