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Investment Officer Kenya

Closing: Nov 11, 2022

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Published: Nov 8, 2022 (24 days ago)

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Oikocredit’s Country Office Kenya is looking for an Investment Officer (40 hours) with experience in financing agricultural businesses to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. The Investment Officer is part of the East Africa Hub, Africa region and reports to the Investment Manager.

The Investment Officer will work with internal and external experts as required in the best interests of our partners and Oikocredit. He/she will act as a relationship manager, translating market developments and client needs into opportunities to create impact and do business. Although specialized in a specific sector, the Investment Officer is conversant with Oikocredit’s strategy, sectors and its products & services.

Qualifications, skills and experience

It is essential that you have: 

  • A minimum of 4 years relevant work experience in financing agricultural businesses: this a mandatory requirement and must be described in your resume!
  • Advanced knowledge of inclusive agriculture/ agri-business
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Extensive user skills in Microsoft Excel and computer literacy in general
  • Advanced university degree in the field of finance and banking, business, economics, or economic development
  • Minimum four years of relevant work experience in agri business, agriculture, market analysis and/ or economic development in East Africa
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English


Responsibilities

Oikocredit’s Country Office Kenya is looking for an Investment Officer (40 hours) with experience in financing agricultural businesses to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. The Investment Officer is part of the East Africa Hub, Africa region and reports to the Investment Manager.

The Investment Officer will work with internal and external experts as required in the best interests of our partners and Oikocredit. He/she will act as a relationship manager, translating market developments and client needs into opportunities to create impact and do business. Although specialized in a specific sector, the Investment Officer is conversant with Oikocredit’s strategy, sectors and its products & services.

Qualifications, skills and experience

It is essential that you have: 

  • A minimum of 4 years relevant work experience in financing agricultural businesses: this a mandatory requirement and must be described in your resume!
  • Advanced knowledge of inclusive agriculture/ agri-business
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Extensive user skills in Microsoft Excel and computer literacy in general
  • Advanced university degree in the field of finance and banking, business, economics, or economic development
  • Minimum four years of relevant work experience in agri business, agriculture, market analysis and/ or economic development in East Africa
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English


As an Investment Officer, you will be responsible for:

  • Collecting data and information from the market; researching and approaching new clients to identify investment opportunities in the market taking into account the interests and investment parameters of Oikocredit.
  • Collecting data related to clients, conducting due diligence and comprehensive analysis including risk analysis, financial analysis and business analysis including social performance and environmental criteria.
  • Managing and monitoring the investments, reviewing clients’ financial situation, capacity and business status and providing recovery advice (if applicable).
  • Designing and/or reviewing disbursement proposals, analyzing disbursement proposals, negotiating terms, preparing and submitting proposals to the relevant committee(s) for approval.
  • Providing insights upon request or on own initiative regarding quantitative and qualitative developments within the portfolio and or investment by means of periodic and ad hoc reports and/or analyses.
  • (Monitoring and) implementing compliance guidelines and standards for processes and investments within own area of expertise, based on Oikocredit’s procedures and regulations.
  • Initiating, developing and maintaining partnerships with a variety of internal departments and external stakeholders, in line with business needs, policies and external developments.


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