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Investment Manager, Africa

FinDev Gateway
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

This Investment Manager role will be responsible for sourcing, developing, and supporting Kiva’s partnership-based impact investments, with a focus on countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to prospecting and due diligence of new investments, this role onboards, trains, and facilitates support for partners to ensure compliance with Kiva’s policies and the effective and efficient use of Kiva’s systems.
The ideal candidate is a flexible and positive team player who is passionate about Kiva’s mission and is able to design creative solutions to challenging problems. This role will be based in Nairobi, Kenya or Kigali, Rwanda.
Qualifications:
  • Technical experience with lending/investing in private companies.
  • Four or more years of work experience in Investment Management, Finance, International Business, Economic Development, or related role.
  • Full professional fluency in French required; Portuguese a big plus.
  • Experience investing in, or working professionally in, countries in Africa.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Flexible and willing to adjust schedules in order to work across varying time zones.
  • Able to travel 20 percent of the time and to adapt to the various work environments travel presents.
  • Effective while working remotely.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to tailor communications to a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders, across multiple cultures.
  • Ability to network extensively and manage relationships effectively.
  • Ability to manage time well and prioritize across competing tasks.
  • Tech savvy. Proficient in office software and adept at learning and using technology platforms.


Responsibilities

  • Relationship Management — Monitor assigned Investments (both remotely and in-person), including repayments, financial performance, and social performance.
  • Investment Monitoring — In collaboration with team members, monitor assigned Investments for compliance with Kiva policies and covenants, and adjust access to Kiva funding as necessary.
  • Business Development — Develop a network to source and recruit new impact investments, with an emphasis on achieving impact at scale. Screen potential investments and review applications. 
  • Due Diligence — Conduct desk and on-site due diligence of potential Investments to assess prospects’ financial and social performance, and mission fit with Kiva. Present potential Investments for approval by the Investment Committee.
  • Deal Structuring — Participate in negotiations on Investment terms and conditions with the goal of maximizing impact at scale while ensuring Kiva remains efficient and sustainable.
  • Technical and Operational Support — Assist in onboarding newly Invested Partners, act as liaison, communicate Kiva policy to these Partners and update Kiva stakeholders on new developments and/or issues. Resolve issues faced by the Partners, such as trouble accessing tools provided by Kiva.
  • Manage Volunteers — Oversee field-based Kiva Fellows, by assisting with training, and by providing direction, supervision and support throughout the Fellow’s placement.
  • Country/Region Expertise — Provide Kiva with expert guidance on local market conditions in key markets where Kiva manages significant Investment volume.
  • Strategic Partnerships — Manage active relationships with other funders of assigned Investment Partners; seek out co-investment opportunities where possible.
  • Documentation — Support drafting and review of transaction documentation of new Investments with the legal department.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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