Investment Analyst, Africa50

  • Position: Investment Analyst, Africa50
  • Location: Casablanca, Morocco

Description

The Investment Analyst role is to contribute to the investment team by providing analysis and support to enable sound investment decisions.

Principal responsibilities

  • Build and maintain project finance models
  • Conduct industry, market and company research
  • Participate in all aspects of Africa50’s project processing cycle from project development to disbursement
  • Participate to the execution of Africa50’s project development investments with a strong focus on achieving bankable projects
  • Support the senior investment team members in negotiations with sponsors, lenders, and public authorities
  • Contribute to the preparation of project-related documents for internal and external audiences
  • Assist in supervising investments in portfolio companies

Candidate Profile

Required background

  • 2 to 5 years’ prior experience in infrastructure project development and/or project finance within:
    - project finance / infrastructure / power department of a Tier 1 international investment bank 
    - project or business development department of a Tier 1 power / transport IPP or developer 
    - infrastructure department in a Development Finance Institution
    - infrastructure / PPP department of a transaction / financial advisory firm 
    - infrastructure private equity fund with exposure to early to mid-stage project development
  • MBA, MsC or Bachelor (or equivalent) from a Tier 1 university

Essential Qualities 

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

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

  • Interest in Africa50’s mission, strategy and values
  • Demonstrated experience in emerging markets, Africa a plus
  • Knowledge of the power, transport and utilities sectors
  • Understanding of  project finance including PPP project structuring,
  • Strong  financial modeling and analytical skills across sub sectors (power, transport, telecom) 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, Fluent in French, Portuguese a plus
  • Strong inter-personal skills, ability to interact effectively with sponsors, partners and colleagues;
  • 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 recruitment@africa50.com

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