Senior Investment Analyst, Project Development


Africa50 is an infrastructure investment platform that contributes to Africa's growth by developing and investing in bankable projects, catalysing public sector capital, and mobilizing private sector funding.
Africa50 has raised over US$895 million so far from 31 African governments, the African Development Bank, and institutional investors, and intends to reach a target capitalization of US$3 billion. Africa50 has an independent investment process and seeks to generate commercial risk adjusted returns for its investments across four core infrastructure sectors: energy (including power generation and related parts of the value chain), midstream gas, transportation, ICT, health and education.

Pupose of Role

The Investment Analyst role is to support the investment team by providing core financial modelling analysis, research and other required 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 in 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
  • Prepare project-related documents for internal and external audiences
  • Assist in supervising investments in portfolio companies.
  • Support the investment team in non-core investment activities (marketing, corporate initiatives, recruitment, etc.)

Candidate Profile 

Required background

Two to five 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 equivalent qualification from a Tier 1 university

Essential Qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • High level of integrity
  • Strong work ethic – this role will regularly requires late nights/weekend shifts and travels
  • High sense of initiative
  • Clarity of thought and action
  • Flexibility/adaptability to a fast-growing organization

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. Fluency in French or Portuguese will be a plus
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to interact effectively with sponsors, partners and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds
  • Living experience in emerging economies is a plus
  • Prior knowledge of African infrastructure and relationships in Africa are a strong plus


The position will be based in Casablanca. 


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