Investment Director, Africa50 Project Development


Purpose of Role

The Investment Director role is to originate, negotiate, develop, close and manage Africa50 projects. She/he is expected to provide leadership, management and technical support to the project teams to ensure the successful development of bankable projects.

Principal Responsibilities 

  • Develop a strong pipeline of opportunities by anticipating market trends and employing sector, sponsor, and country knowledge

  • Execute and supervise Africa50 PD investments with a strong focus on achieving bankable projects

  • Lead the structuring of complex transactions, including negotiations with sponsors, lenders, and public authorities

  • Set standards for thoroughness and provides quality control over the entire investment process

  • Lead the development and presentation of investment recommendations

  • Lead and manage project teams; mentors and develops junior staff.

  • 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

Candidate Profile

Required background

  • Hold 10+ years investment and industry experience in project development, investment and/or project finance in the power and/or transport sectors within:

  1. A utility or concession company

  2. The project finance, infrastructure, power department of a Tier 1 international investment bank

  3. The infrastructure department in a Development Finance Institution

  4. The infrastructure or PPP department of a transaction or financial advisory firm

  5. An infrastructure private equity fund with significant exposure to project development

  6. MBA, MSc or equivalent qualification from a Tier 1 university

  • Demonstrated track record of closing complex infrastructure transactions

  • Prior experience of mentoring and managing investment staff

Essential Qualities

  • Positive attitude

  • Integrity

  • Indefatigable work ethic

  • Self-starter or self-motivated

  • 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 infrastructure sectors (which may include power, transport, ICT, water etc.)

  • Strong understanding of PPP project structuring and project finance (incl. Concession agreements, PPAs, EPC, O&M contracts)

  • Awareness of the latest trends and developments in financing infrastructure

  • 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, Portuguese a plus

  • Strong inter-personal skills, ability to interact effectively at a senior level and create sufficient trust and confidence 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


The Investment Director will be based in Casablanca, Morocco.

How to Apply

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