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Investment Manager, Access to Energy Africa

Triple Jump
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Job requirements
This position requires a solid experience and track record of direct investments in Africa. A solid background in the direct investment space of minimum 8 years is required. Moreover, you have experience analyzing business plans and financial statements, developing deal structures and monitoring investments.
You have demonstrable communication skills and are able to disseminate knowledge and mediate between different views. Your negotiation skills are excellent and you are capable of representing the fund we manage. You feel comfortable working in a team spread across the globe, while independently developing new and managing existing markets.
Specific desired competencies
  • Must-have: Solid transferable experience and track record of direct investments in Emerging Markets;
  • Investment experience in early-stage stage companies (VC or growth) and in Africa strongly preferred;
  • Transactional experience (PE, corporate debt, mezzanine or M&A) and demonstrated corporate finance rigor;
  • Ideally investment experience with e-commerce, tech-enabled (e.g. digital) service and product companies or energy enterprises;
  • Ideally deal structuring experience;
  • Experience in writing Investment Committee papers in English;
  • Ideally monitoring lead (board or board observer) experience;
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English is required, knowledge of French in particular, but also Portuguese or local languages is considered a plus;
  • Advanced Excel modelling skills;
  • Existing working permit considered a plus;
  • Local candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • excellent analytical and conceptual thinking;
  • good negotiator;
  • result-oriented;
  • team player;
Triple Jump offers you:
  • The opportunity to work within a growing, entrepreneurial organization in the impact investing sector;
  • Competitive salary for the impact investing sector including a fixed year-end payment, a variable incentive arrangement and pension arrangement;
  • A dynamic, multi-cultural and collegial working environment.

Responsibilities

As an Investment Manager you are responsible for the full investment cycle of equity and debt-based investments into companies active in the access to energy eco-system in Sub-Saharan Africa. The position requires frequent travel to countries within the region to present the mandate, for due diligence and for monitoring the investees. You will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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