Africa50 is an infrastructure investment platform that contributes to Africa's growth by developing and investing in bankable projects, catalyzing public sector capital, and mobilizing private sector funding.
Africa50 has raised over US$870 million so far from 28 African governments, the African Development Bank, and institutional investors, and intends to reach a target capitalization of US$3 billion.
Africa50 has an independent investment process and seeks to generate commercial risk adjusted returns for its investments across four core infrastructure sectors : energy (including power generation and related parts of the value chain), midstream gas, transportation, and ICT.
PURPOSE OF ROLE
The Investment Director role is to originate, negotiate, develop, close and manage Africa50 PD projects. She / he is expected to provide leadership, management and technical support to the project teams to ensure the successful development of bankable projects.
Develop a strong pipeline of opportunities by anticipating market trends and employing sector / sponsor / country knowledge
Execute and supervise Africa50 PD investments with a strong focus on achieving bankable projects
Lead the structuring of complex transactions, including negotiations with sponsors, lenders, and public authorities
Set standards for thoroughness and provides quality control over the entire investment process
Lead the development and presentation of investment recommendations
Lead and manage project teams; mentors and develops junior staff.
Build and maintain strong relationships with local / regional / global / infrastructure companies, banking and multilateral partners, and government officials
Develop a thorough knowledge of the power and transport sectors, including market major operators and technologies
10+ years investment and industry experience in project development, investment and / or project finance in the power and / or transport sectors within : a utility / concession company the project finance / infrastructure / power department of a Tier 1 international investment bank the infrastructure department in a Development Finance Institution the infrastructure / PPP department of a transaction / financial advisory firm an infrastructure private equity fund with significant exposure to project development
MBA, MSc or equivalent qualification from a Tier 1 university
Demonstrated track record of closing complex infrastructure transactions
Prior experience of mentoring and managing investment staff
Indefatigable work ethic
Self-starter / self-motivated
Clarity of thought and action
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Interest in Africa50’s mission, strategy and values
Strong connection to Africa and intent to have Africa-focused career
Strong understanding of infrastructure sectors (which may include power, transport, ICT, water etc.)Strong understanding of PPP project structuring and project finance (incl.
Concession agreements, PPAs, EPC, O&M contracts)
Awareness of the latest trends and developments in financing infrastructure
Strong business development and client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on clients’ needs effectively and identify potential business partners
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French, Portuguese a plus
Strong inter-personal skills, ability to interact effectively at a senior level and create sufficient trust and confidence with sponsors, partners and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds;
living experience in emerging countries is a plus
Prior knowledge of African infrastructure and relationships in Africa are a strong plus
How To Apply
To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to recruitment africa50.
com. All applications will be acknowledged.