Investment Officer

  • Position: Investment Officer
  • Location: Casablanca, Morocco

Description

The Investment Officer role is to identify and execute on project development investments.

Princpal Responsibilities

  • Participate in the development of a strong pipeline of opportunities by anticipating market trends and employing sector/sponsor/country knowledge
  • Lead the structuring of project development and equity investments
  • Participate and/or lead negotiations with sponsors, lenders, and public authorities
  • Lead Africa50’s contribution to the development of projects in the portfolio with a strong focus on achieving bankable projects 
  • Have a good understanding of project and concession financing and policy issues
  • Prepare project-related documents for internal and external audiences
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with local/regional/global/infrastructure companies, banking and multilateral partners, and government officials
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of the power and transport sectors, including market major operators and technologies
  • Contribute to supervising 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 and/or transport sectors 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
  • MBA, MSc or equivalent qualification from a Tier 1 university

Project management experience 

  • Solid understanding of Concession agreements, PPA, EPC, O&M contracts
  • Demonstrated track record of closing transactions 
  • Awareness of the latest trends and developments in financing infrastructure

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 transport sectors
  • 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, Fluent in French, Portuguese a plus
  • 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 
  • Prior knowledge of African infrastructure and relationships in Africa are a strong plus

How To Apply

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

We kindly request that only people meeting all the profile's criteria highlighted above apply to this position. We will contact the shortlisted candidates within four weeks maximum.

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