• Executive Recruitment at Africa Finance Corporation ( AFC )

  • Posted on: 5 February, 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.

    Senior Vice President, Heavy Industries & Telecoms

     

    Job Summary

    Discharge roles and responsibilities in the Heavy industries and Telecoms sectors covering the identification/origination, evaluation, execution, monitoring of investments in these sectors.  

    Strategy

    • Develop strategy and objectives for the Heavy industries & Telecoms unit in consultation with the Chief Investment Officer.
    • Build the deal pipeline by identifying new investment opportunities in diverse geographies within Africa and across the Corporation’s core sectors.
    • Provide ongoing support and hands-on strategic and technical/tactical guidance to deal teams in support of deal execution and provide high level deal intervention when necessary.

    Market Competitiveness

    • Oversee all pre and post Heavy Industries and Telecoms related initiatives within the Corporation.
    • Keep abreast of external and internal trends/developments relevant to Heavy Industries and Telecoms investments and apply knowledge of such trends/ developments appropriately.

    Standards & Compliance

    • Supervise the entire deal execution process from due diligence, structuring, negotiation, execution through to monitoring and closing.
    • Lead the development and updating of standard documentation such as term sheets, and investment monitoring reports covering compliance, performance, risk and attribution.

    Execution & Value Creation

    • Contribute specialist knowledge during all phases of Investment product development and management activities for the Heavy Industries and Telecoms sectors.
    • Monitor investment portfolio, recommend and implement strategies for value addition as well as report portfolio performance to senior management.
    • Develop and execute exit strategies for deals, if required.
    • Ensure appropriate staffing of transactions.

    Stakeholder Management

    • Build and maintain relationships with clients/portfolio companies, investors and other key stakeholders.
    • Work with relevant stakeholders to ensure that all investment activities within the Heavy Industries and Telecoms sectors are in compliance with all regulatory requirements.

    People Management

    • Develop, coach and mentor investment staff including managing performance (timely appraisals, feedback and continuous improvement)
    • Involvement in the recruitment of new staff and providing assistance with the identification of training requirements and assuring the implementation of staff learning plans.

    Involvement in the recruitment of new staff and providing assistance with the identification of training requirements and assuring the implementation of staff learning plans.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • Excellent relationship management skills
    • Strong business networks across Africa
    • Strong project management skills
    • Excellent knowledge of Accounting/ financial analysis
    • Excellent financial modelling and valuation skills
    • In-depth knowledge of the Heavy Industries and/or Telecoms industries.
    • In-depth knowledge of infrastructure investment structuring
    • In-depth knowledge of transaction execution
    • Superior business communication skills
    • Excellent negotiation skills
    • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams
    • 15 years cognate and deep experience in deal structuring and syndications
    • Track record of successfully leading, closing and managing investments in Heavy Industries and/ or Telecoms sectors
    • Relevant advanced degree e.g. Masters Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or a related field
    • Appropriate financial certification such as CFA, etc is desirable
    • Operational experience relating to Infrastructure related deals will be an added advantage.

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    SVP & Head, Financial Advisory Services

     

    Job description

    Strategy Development and Business Plan Implementation

    • Develop strategy and goals for the Financial Advisory unit in consultation with the ED Financial Services
    • Collaborate with the Investment Division as it develops and executes AFC’s origination strategy, including the ability to leverage Advisory work to drive new business for the Corporation.
    • Develop and implement a detailed business plan for the financial advisory business, with a view to delivering preset targets.
    • Assume accountability for all financial advisory-related initiatives within the Corporation and responsible for Advisory P&L 

    Mandate Origination

    • Identify and win new advisory opportunities in diverse geographies within Africa and across the Corporation’s core sectors.
    • Work closely with colleagues from the other departments of the corporation to actively seek financial advisory and arranging mandates for AFC.
    • Lead and monitor the origination of advisory mandates, to ensure delivery against set targets. 

    Mandate Execution

    • Drive the financial advisory process from prospecting and due diligence to execution and closure.
    • Co-ordinate the development/standardization, documentation and implementation of world-class financial advisory processes.
    • Assume responsibility for the successful execution of ongoing and new financial advisory mandates
    • Provide ongoing hands-on support and strategic, technical and tactical guidance for all advisory assignments, in direct support of and to ensure successful execution of financial advisory mandates.

    Administration

    • Develop and execute world class financial advisory processes.
    • Provide advice on appropriate project structures for early deal closure.
    • Lead the development and update of standard documentation/ templates such as contracts, financial advisory Identification Memo; Standard Mandate Letter, financial advisory reports and models, etc.
    • Participate in the Investment Committee process and contribute specialist knowledge in all phases of the Investment product development and management cycle. 

    People Management

    • Develop and mentor younger colleagues in the investment division as well as provide assistance in the identification of training requirements.
    • Ensure appropriate staffing to aid seamless execution of financial advisory mandates.
    • Build and maintain relationships with clients and other key stakeholders. 

    Research & Market Intelligence

    Keep abreast of external and internal trends/developments relevant to financial advisory and apply knowledge of such trends/ developments appropriately.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • Excellent relationship management skills
    • Strong business relationships and networks across Africa
    • Strong project management skills
    • Excellent knowledge of Accounting/ financial analysis
    • Excellent financial modelling and valuation skills
    • In-depth knowledge of financial advisory and investment structuring
    • Superior business communication skills
    • Excellent negotiation skills
    • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams
    • Relevant advanced degree e.g. Masters Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or a related field.
    • At least 15 years experience in financial advisory role is mandatory.
    • Track record of successful delivery of financial advisory mandates, especially across the African Market.
    • Relevant experience and understanding of infrastructure development issues, infrastructure finance, project development and private equity.
    • Operational experience relating to Infrastructure related financial advisory will be an added advantage.

    Method of Application

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