As a (Junior) Investment Officer you are responsible for the identification, appraisal, processing and supervision of (subordinated)debt investments in MFIs in the Africa and Middle East (AME) region. Furthermore, you will be involved in the organisation of the lending policy (i.e. working out procedures, instrumentation, information systems). You have an extensive regional network of partners and other people/institutions relevant to the fulfillment of your position. The position requires frequent travel to countries within the region. You will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. The position is initially for 1 year.
This position requires a strong economic background, acquired by working (at least three years) in a fund manager, MFI or other financial institution in the Africa & Middle East region. You have experience with analyzing financial statements and dealing with legal and organisational issues as part of the due diligence process. You have demonstrated interest and experience in development and/or emerging markets. You have demonstrable communication and reporting skills and are able to disseminate knowledge and mediate between different views. Your negotiation skills are excellent and, above all, you are capable of representing the funds we manage. You feel comfortable working in a team while independently developing new and managing existing markets. You have a profound knowledge of English and French (both speaking and writing). Knowledge of Arabic, Portuguese or local languages is considered a plus.
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