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  • Posted on: 28 January, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • AFC (www.africafc.org) is an African-led multilateral development finance institution, established in 2007, with a mission to improve African economies by proactively developing and financing infrastructure, industrial and financial assets. With the aspiration to be the leading infrastructure financier on the continent, AFC is involved as an investor, developer and financier of various infrastructure projects, and is gaining recognition as the benchmark institution for financing the development of infrastructure projects in Africa.

    AFC’s current authorized share capital is USD2 billion with shareholders’ funds of USD1.28 billion. By the end of 2014, the Corporation had mobilised funding in excess of USD1billion. AFC is one of the highest investment grade-rated multilateral finance institutions in Africa, with an A3 (long term) /P2 (short term) foreign currency debt rating by Moody’s Investors Service.

    AVP/VP Investment

     

    Job description

    • Participate in the identification of potential clients and partners.
    • Maintain active involvement in the marketing of AFC’s products and the identification of potential deals/projects across Africa in key sectors of Power, Oil/Gas, Heavy Industries, Telecommunications and Transportation.
    • Preparation of detailed project analysis and presentation materials for delivery to potential local and international clients, including pitchbooks, expressions of interest, proposals and various bidding materials as required to create investment opportunities.
    • Prepare/oversee customer/company and industry research.
    • Lead, oversee and participate in the commercial, technical, environmental, KYC checks and financial evaluation/ due diligence to identify key value/cost drivers, potential risks in collaboration with sector experts.
    • Lead the development and analysis of detailed financial models incorporating robust sensitivity analyses; valuations of equity investments; collateral coverage  assessments and returns analyses.
    • Lead, participate in and/or oversee the preparation and negotioation of investmentment documentation including term sheets, facilily agreements, shareholder agreements, etc.
    • Lead and participate in the preparation of AFC’s credit review documentation and present investment thesis to the Investment Committee.
    • Lead/participate in the negotiation and documentation of transactions in collaboration with legal, finance and technical functions working closely with sponsors to achieve financial close.
    • Proactively monitor/manage performance of assigned portfolio investments and develop strategies to mitigate ongoing risk to ensure compliance with all credit policies and procedures.
    • Lead client interface, coordinating investment monitoring activities including continued engagement with sponsors, follow up on any post-closing action items, ongoing monitoring of key risks identified during due diligence, and analysis of operational and financial performance.
    • Conduct financial and valuation analysis on existing equity investments for active portfolio management and advise management on interventions and/or optimal exit conditions.
    • Supervise, coach and develop Analysts and Associates operating within the Division.
    • Undertake ad-hoc tasks  as may be assigned by senior management. 

    Skills 

    • Advanced communication and business writing skills, including ability to interface directly and effectively with senior management of potential clients.
    • Detail oriented with strong organizational and time management skills as well as ability to manage multiple business priorities within a dynamic landscape.
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet challenging deadlines regularly.
    • Exceptional project management skills.
    • Ability to originate and generate new business leads towards enhancing the overall business development efforts of the organization.

    Attributes

    • Business development mindset with a wide network of contacts and relationships with entrepreneurs, banking and development finance institutions, private equity,  corporates with a focus on infrastructure development in sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Strong team work mindset, and ability to work seamlessly with staff across the organization. Willingness to support other staff to achieve corporate goals.
    • High level of creativity and capacity to develop innovative ideas particularly at origination and transaction negotiation stages to ensure successful transaction closure.
    • Ability to speak French and other languages used for business in Africa (Portuguese, Spanish) highly preferable.
    • Self-starter with a proven ability to show initiative, shoulder responsibility and be proactive.
    • charismatic, outgoing, engaging personality. Confident but humble
      with exceptional work ethic, drive and leadership.

    Education

    • Possess a strong record of academic achievement at the undergraduate level from a leading university in engineering/economics/finance or related discipline.
    • Relevant advanced degree in Business Administration, Finance, Investments or in other related field, or a relevant professional qualification.
    • Relevant certifications related to finance and/ or project management. 

    Experience

    • Extensive experience leading infrastructure investments in Africa applying  complex deal structuring to project development, project finance and equity transactions;
    • Hands on experience utilizing comprehensive risk analysis and quantitaive financial modelling framework  in the evaluation of transaction economics;
    • Proven track record of leading negotiatons, execution and documentation of debt and equity investments.
    • Typically, 8-12 years of work experience in investment banking, private equity, consulting and/or industrial conglomerate, with a minimum of 4-6 years postgraduate qualification.  

    Language

    • Fluency in writing and speaking English is mandatory
    • French, and/or Spanish and Portuguese is desirable

    Others

    •   Willingness to travel “out-of-station” with minimal prior notice.

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    Senior Associate/Associate, Country and Investor Relations

     

    Job Summary 

    The job holder will be primarily responsible for the prudent and professional management of the AFC’s relationship building and management of investors, project origination, and sensitisation of various governments and project promoters, with an initial emphasis on East and Southern Africa region.

    This is a front office role with funding-related responsibilities. The job holder must be highly motivated, outgoing and ambitious to meet the annual targets required to support AFC growth aspirations, especially in the East and Southern Africa region. 

    COUNTRY COVERAGE

    • Assist in the development and implementation of Three-year rolling business plans for target countries and regions. 
    • Assist in the development and implementation of origination and coverage plans for target countries/ regions.
    • Monitor progress in the implementation of approved business and coverage plans.
    • Perform competitive analysis of target countries/regions on an ongoing basis.
    • Assist in the establishment of the necessary on-the-ground infrastructure for the Corporation in target countries/regions, including setting-up of county office(s).
    • Assist in the development and maintenance of relationships and key partners in target countries and regions, including monitoring operational changes.
    • In conjunction with sector specialists, assist in the identification of potential clients, partners, deals, and projects for AFC.
    • Contacts and Relationships: Develop and maintain an active database of key contacts for the following target groups

                 -       Corporations: Key corporate bodies and institutions in all countries of the region.

                 -       Project Sponsors: Identify, classify key project sponsors within the region.

                 -       Financial Institutions: All financial institutions with activities and presence in the region

                 -       International Organisations: All international institutions within and/or with interest/activities in                        the region

                -       Government Agencies: Key government agencies in all countries of the region

    • Country Profiles and developments: Assist in the development, maintenance, and updating of country profiles within with a view to assisting origination and investments in key activity areas of AFC
    • New and Existing Projects: Maintain an active list of existing projects and potential projects.
    • Information Gathering and Dissemination: Assist in gathering economic, project, and socio-political information on all target countries of AFC.
    • Reports and Documentation: Assist in the development of origination, marketing and investment activity reports.
    • AFC Communications and Information Dissemination: Work with corporate communications department of AFC to tailor and disseminate AFC communications to key stake holders in target countries, especially within the East and Southern Africa region.

    INVESTOR RELATIONS

    • Develop a thorough understanding of the AFC Business lines/products and the motivations of different types of investors.
    • Facilitate new country, regional and institutional investments into AFC.
    • Coordinate industry events and presentations to analysts and investors.
    • Attend Investor conferences and meetings with senior management.
    • Organize conferences, investor calls, investor meetings etc and respond to investor queries and participate in non-deal road shows.
    • Contribute to all documentation needed in the fundraising process.
    • Create presentations, press releases and other materials for investorsIn conjunction with the Corporate Secretariat, responsible for relationship management of new and existing AFC Shareholders.  
    • Perform other duties, as assigned by the Executive Director (Chief Operating Officer) and/or Supervisor

    Competencies and Skills

    • Good understanding of infrastructure development and project management.
    • Strong understanding of project financing.
    • Sound knowledge of the workings of financial instruments and products.
    • Solid understanding of the African and global development/economic environment and the implication of economic and political events on the AFC’s business
    • Strong inter-personal skills and relationship building and maintenance.
    • Good exposure to governments/agencies within the region
    • Working knowledge of development institutions and demonstrable network within and across these institutions
    • Demonstrable commitment to high ethical standards and high level of integrity
    • Good report writing and presentation skills
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
    • Ability to innovate and think outside the box
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
    • Ability to multi task and function effectively under pressure
    • Good leadership and people management skills
    • High sense of responsibility, accountability and dependability

    Minimum Requirements

    • A first degree in engineering, economics or business related discipline
    • Possession of MBA or a master’s degree in a technical or international relations is an added advantage
    • 4 - 7 years working experience in an international financial institution or within a multinational business
    • Working experience in a multicultural and diverse working environment.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click on preferred job titles to apply online.

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