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Senior Investment Officer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
  • Senior manager (department head)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Founded in 2001, BlueOrchard Finance is a leading impact investment manager. The firm is dedicated to fostering inclusive and sustainable growth while providing attractive returns for its investors. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, BlueOrchard has offices in Singapore, Cambodia, Georgia, Peru, Kenya, Luxembourg, and Geneva. To date, the company has deployed over USD 4.7bn in impact investments across 70 emerging and frontier markets, enabling social impact. Become part of this unique success story and join our fast-growing company in Nairobi, Kenya as Senior Investment Officer
The RoleAs member of the regional investment team, you will hold leadership responsibilities and manage a loan portfolio as well as client relationships with financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Required skills and experience

  1. At least 7 years of relevant working experience in banking, microfinance, insurance or economic development sectors; from which at least 5 years should be specifically in Africa;
  2. Experience in performing financial due diligences and/or risk assessments in financial institutions;
  3. Experience with assessing and negotiating debt investments;
  4. Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and French, knowledge of other languages is an advantage;
  5. Master's Degree or equivalent in Finance, Business Administration, Economics or related field.


  1. Manage a portfolio of investees and develop new business opportunities in Region;
  2. Perform analyses and assess risk of existing and potential clients, including due diligence, credit and country risk;
  3. Mentor and support the local team of investment officers and develop processes and tools.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
Seniority: Senior manager (department head)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Business development; Risk analysis; Customer relations; Due diligence; Investment advise; Mentoring
Required languages: French (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),

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Banking, microfinance, insuranceCompany size: 500-1000 people

BlueOrchard was founded in 2001 by initiative of the UN as the first commercial manager of microfinance debt investments worldwide. We offer premium investment solutions to qualified investors and provide debt and equity financing to institutions in emerging and frontier markets.