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  • Posted on: 30 March, 2015 Deadline: 20 April, 2015
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  • IFU – Investment fund for developing countries invests together with and provides advice to Danish companies in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Investments are made on commercial terms in the form of share capital and loans to the project companies, and the purpose is to promote economic and social development in the investment countries. On average, IFU contracts investments of around DKK 600m annually in 40 - 50 project companies. IFU’s head office is located in Copenhagen, and we currently have regional offices in China, India, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Egypt and Colombia.

    Investment Director


    Job description

    To take part in the development of investment opportunities and management of the portfolio in Nigeria and in West Africa.

    To manage and further develop the investment portfolio in Nigeria and in West Africa in general, IFU is looking for an experienced investment professional to give a local presence in Nigeria and be part of the virtual investment team working with West Africa.

    You will be responsible for providing potentially interested Danish companies with advice and insights regarding investment opportunities in West Africa and in Nigeria in particular, as well as for arranging co-financing for project companies that are economically viable and uphold IFU key values within sustainability and ESG.

    You will be employed in Nigeria, and your base will be a new IFU office to be set up in Lagos. Terms for the position are a local Nigerian employment contract.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    We expect that you have extensive knowledge and experience from working in Nigeria in the areas of investment, finance, accounting and contracting – and that you are also equipped with excellent financial flair and sound judgement. In addition, you have a broad business network in the region, particularly Nigeria, and will through that also be able to identify relevant investment opportunities.

    To succeed, we envision you as an innovative person and a motivating communicator – who is able to spot opportunities and generate enthusiasm among Danish companies and other investment partners. You have excellent analytical skills and a relevant academic degree at MA level. Your work experience is either from international finance/investment organisations or a large international company or work related to global

    Method of Application

    For further information, please download the job description at Should you have further questions, please contact Regional Director Henrik Henriksen, IFU, on tel. +45 3363 7500 or

    To apply for the position please email your application and CV to (reference Investment Director Nigeria)

    as soon as possible and before the deadline on 20th of April at 12 noon CET time.

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