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  • Posted on: 15 April, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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    An international finance organisation is in the market for an Associate, Investment

    Associate, Investment


    Job Summary:
    The candidate will be expected to play key roles in the origination, development and management of companies investment activities. The focus areas are: business planning, market research, client relationship management, business development, transaction prospecting, client marketing and partnerships, due diligence, credit and investment analysis, technical writing, business performance tracking and reporting, and investment approval documentation.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Research and analyze financial and industry data to inform transaction identification and selection across target countries, sectors, companies and projects, with weekly management reports
    • Prepare 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 for the Corporation
    • Undertake research, detailed analysis and review on prospective clients and companies, to identify financial trends and issues to provide a sound basis for investment decisions
    • Prepare transactions documents (engagement letters, proposals, presentations, Information Memorandums, term sheets, valuations etc.) for transactions being contemplated by the company
    • Conduct financial analysis and risk assessment on project proposals, including developing and interpreting financial models
    • Participate in deal meetings as well as help maintain client relationships
    • Conduct due diligence on prospective clients
    • Conduct financial analysis on existing investments for active portfolio management, including reporting and recommending interventions
    • Assist in administering the legal and other administrative processes associated with deals
    • Manage the company's database of deals and client information, providing regular (weekly) and ad-hoc updates to Management as required. Initiate new and support existing client relationships to win new business for the Corporation on an ongoing basis
    • Assist with the preparation of the monthly Business Performance Reports (BPR)
    • Plan and undertake regular coverage visits to prospective clients for business development purposes, supporting all the origination initiatives of the Corporation
    • Perform any other financial/non-financial project management related tasks as maybe required

    Qualifications :    


    • Highly proficient in the development of Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations for marketing purposes (pitchbooks), and the development andreview of Microsoft Excel financial models and analysis
    • Strong quantitative analysis and problem solving skills.
    • Well developed communication and business writing skills, including an ability to interface directly and effectively with senior officers of a variety of potential clients
    • Strong time management skills and ability to work under pressure in a fast-moving environment
    • Excellent project management skills


    • Detail oriented with strong organisational skills. Must be able to manage a wide variety of tasks and requests competently on a daily basis
    • Flexibility and ability to work with limited supervision. A self starter, able to assume the initiative following basic leads provided by senior colleagues and team members
    • Strong team work capabilities, and able to work seamlessly with staff within the Division and across the Corporation. Willingness to support other staff to achieve corporate goals
    • High level of creativity and capacity to develop innovative ideas or work with other team members of build up transaction ideas for onward marketing to clients
    • Ability to manage multiple business priorities within a regularly changing landscape. Able to work under pressure and meet challenging deadlines regularly
    • Ability to originate and generate new business leads towards enhancing the overall business development efforts of the organization


     In-depth experience in financial analysis and ability to develop complex financial models including financial projections, valuation methodologies and basic infrastructure project review knowledge
    • Good knowledge of financial products, including: project and structured debt, private equity, mezzanine, treasury, capital markets, guarantees and project development
    • Basic credit and investment review capacity. Ability to cogently analyze transactions presented on a daily basis
    • Good market knowledge of the investment sector in Africa generally, and the infrastructure segment specifically, with basic knowledge of the key markets, sponsors and competitors
    • Strong research skills, with a clear capacity to develop research material using publicly available information, and by leveraging various networks and internal resources available

    Minimum Qualifications& Other Requirements:

    • A strong first degree in engineering/economics/finance from a recognised university
    • Additional relevant qualifications will be an advantage, particularly an MBA
    • Relevant certifications related to finance and/ or project management


    • 4 to 6 years professional experience preferably in infrastructure related investment banking or financial advisory.
    • Previous experience in heavy industries, telecoms, oil and gas or petrochemical sector will be an added advantage.
    • Previous professional experience or training in research, financial analysis and presentations


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


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

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward CVs to

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