Investment Officer, Africa50 - Applications Open

  • Position: Investment Officer, Africa50 - Applications Open
  • Location: Casablanca

Description

The Investment Officer role is to execute project transactions and identify opportunities to ensure the effective development and increased number of bankable projects for Africa50 PD.

Principal responsibilities 

  • Work across all the infrastructure sectors, with a focus on the power sector
  • Participate in the development of a strong pipeline opportunities through anticipating market trends and employing sector/country knowledge
  • Execute A50’s project development investments with a strong focus on achieving bankable projects 
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the power sector, including market major operators and technologies
  • Participate and/or lead negotiations of investment documents, with sponsors, lenders, and public authorities
  • Have a good understanding and the ability to structure investments
  • Have a good understanding of project and concession financing, policy issues, license conditions, tariff regimes
  • Prepare project-related documents for internal and external audiences
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with local/regional/global/infrastructure companies, banking and multilateral partners, suppliers and government officials to further develop the sector and specific investment opportunities
  • Supervise investments in portfolio companies.

Candidate Profile

Required background 

  • 6 to 10 years’ investment and industry experience in project development, investment and/or project finance in the power sector, PPP and IPP: power generation and distribution, renewables, hydropower, CCGT, etc. within:
    - A utility / concessions company
    - The project finance / infrastructure / power department of a Tier 1 international investment bank
    - The infrastructure department in a Development Finance Institution
    - The infrastructure / PPP department of a transaction / financial advisory firm 
    - An infrastructure private equity fund with exposure to early to mid-stage project development
  • Hold a degree in Engineering
  • Project management experience (certification a plus)
  • Solid understanding of Concession, PPA, EPC, O&M contracts
  • Demonstrated track record of at least 2 transactions in the power sector
  • Awareness of the latest trends and developments in financing power infrastructures

Essential Qualities  

  • Positive attitude
  • Integrity
  • Indefatigable work ethic – this role will regularly require late nights/weekends/travel
  • Self-starter. High initiative
  • Clarity of thought and action

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Interest in Africa50’s mission, strategy and values 
  • Strong connection to Africa and intent to have Africa focused career
  • Strong understanding of the power and utilities sectors, knowledge and understanding of the transport sector are a plus
  • Strong understanding of PPP project structuring and project finance 
  • Strong business development and client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on clients’ needs effectively and identify potential business partners 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English and French)
  • Superb organizational and deal management capabilities.  
  • Strong inter-personal skills, ability to interact effectively with sponsors, partners and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds; living experience in emerging countries is a plus 
  • Culturally sensitive and able to relate to people of diverse backgrounds 
  • Emerging markets experience
  • Prior knowledge of African infrastructure and relationships in Africa are a plus

If you are interested in this position, please send your updated resume to a.naji@africa50.com

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