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 Senior Investment Associate role is to identify and execute on project development investments.
Participate in the development of a strong pipeline of opportunities by anticipating market trends and employing sector / sponsor / country knowledge
Lead the structuring of project development and equity investments
Participate and / or lead negotiations with sponsors, lenders, and public authorities
Lead Africa50’s contribution to the development of projects in the portfolio with a strong focus on achieving bankable projects
Have a good understanding of project and concession financing and policy issues
Prepare project-related documents for internal and external audiences
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
Contribute to supervising portfolio companies.
6 to 10 years’ investment and industry experience in project development, investment and / or project finance in the power and / or transport sectors within : a utility / concessions 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 exposure to early to mid-stage project development
MBA, MSc or equivalent qualification from a Tier 1 university
Project management experience
Solid understanding of Concession agreements, PPA, EPC, O&M contracts
Demonstrated track record of closing transactions
Awareness of the latest trends and developments in financing infrastructure
Indefatigable work ethic this role will regularly require late nights / weekends / travel
Self-starter. High initiative
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 the power and transport sectors
Strong understanding of PPP project structuring and project finance
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, Fluent in French, Portuguese a plus
Strong inter-personal skills, ability to interact effectively 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.