Based in the Norfund office in Nairobi, you will be expected to manage and grow the existing portfolio in Africa.
- Effectively represent NMI on investee boards, build value in our portfolio companies and engage in active portfolio management
- Identify and build relationships with key regional stakeholders at all levels in various countries, including government bodies, that support deal generation and technical assistance
- Generate deals in the region, primarily Sub-Saharan Africa, that are aligned to the NMI investment strategy
- Appraise investment proposals, with emphasis on risks and risk mitigation
- Conduct due diligence and value analysis on potential deals
- Prepare the financial analysis and models, in the lead or as part of team, in readiness for the investment committee
- Prepare the final investment memorandum and manage the investment administration process
- Effectively manage the exit process.
- University graduate and experienced investment professional with 10 – 15 years experience in the financial services sector, 5 of which must be in the investment space.
- Experience in equity financing will be a definite advantage.
- Experience in regional financial services, preferably with exposure to microfinance and/or other financial inclusion services, ideally in more than one country in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Proven leadership capability; experience of successfully starting up and running of at least a large department or unit is a definite advantage
- Proven ability to generate an investable pipeline and execute on transactions
- A good network among the players and stakeholders in the financial services sector especially in the microfinance space.
- The ability to display critical and analytical thinking with the capacity to apply these effectively.
- The energy and proven ability to execute and to ‘do the work’ inherent in a first-time fund managed by a modestly-sized team and serving the ‘un-banked’.
- Strong team working skills with demonstrable staying power, as evidenced by career progression to-date, as well as experience of working in a multi-cultural environment. Experience in a matrix organization structure with overseas reporting will be an advantage.
- East African citizenship and the flexibility to travel throughout the region and beyond as necessitate by the demands of the job
You should send your application to the address below.
- A covering letter that clearly demonstrates, based on the job described here and its requirements, why you are the best person for this job.
- An up-to-date CV that includes a description of any relevant deals, and their size, you have been involved in (without breaching confidentiality)
- The names and addresses of three professional referees.
- Your email, Skype address and day-time telephone number
- Details on current remuneration and your contractual notice period/earliest availability.
Closing date: 6th November 2015
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NMI is an equal opportunity employer
Please note that we do not charge for receiving or processing applications.