Investment Officer

Job Description


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Leading independent infrastructure fund that focuses on high-impact African projects mostly in the energy and transport sectors. Currently require a Senior Investment Officer with 10 years experience of non-routine financing or development of private or PPP infrastructure projects.


Purpose of role

The Investment Officer role is to support the Senior/Principal Investment Officer in providing management and technical support to ensure the effective development and increased number of bankable projects for Africa50 PD.

Reports To: Senior/Principal Investment Officer
Department: Investment
Location Casablanca


Principal responsibilities

  • Work across all the infrastructure sectors
  • Evaluate structure, negotiate, and close new transactions, portfolio restructurings, rescheduling, capital increases, equity sales, etc.
  • Develop a strong pipeline of good quality investment opportunities
  • Develop innovative and appropriate financial structures for straightforward transactions
  • Participate in negotiations; use negotiation skills to overcome impasses and finalize negotiations in straightforward transactions
  • Work with senior staff to develop a strong pipeline of good quality investment opportunities
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, global and regional private businesses, banking and multilateral partners and government officials to further develop the sector and to develop specific investment opportunities
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities to increase the social development impact of new or portfolio projects.


Knowledge, Skill and Experience

  • At least 4-8 years’ experience in finance with a proven track-record of sourcing, structuring and closing investments
  • Knowledge of relevant industry sector trends, experience in emerging markets a plus
  • Strong financial and credit skills; demonstrated ability to structure a variety of financial instruments (debt and equity)
  • Business development and client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on clients’ needs effectively
  • Ability to interact directly and independently with the senior management of potential clients, of financial and technical partners as well as senior government officials
  • Strong inter-personal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to mentor junior investment staff.


Academic and professional qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • MBA or equivalent qualification.


Technical competencies

  • Deep understanding of how infrastructure sector investments are structured
  • Strong understanding of project and concession finance
  • Sound knowledge of legal, policy, tax and regulatory matters
  • Fluent English, fluency in other languages, especially French is a plus
  • Familiarity with the power, transport and utilities sectors. 


Behavioural/interpersonal competencies

  • Interest in Africa50’s mission, strategy and values
  • Culturally sensitive and able to relate to people of diverse backgrounds
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to build and maintain strong relationships at all levels
  • Ability to mentor and develop staff
  • Highly motivated, committed to highest ethical standards
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Genuine commitment to sustainable development.