Role Overview

Our client is a social impact investor with a strong emphasis on responsible investment.  They invest in countries throughout West Africa and wider afield to both support existing businesses and develop new opportunities.

 The successful candidate will play a lead role in the development and management of their investment portfolio in the region and be involved in all investment processes from origination to execution.

Responsibilities will include:

·         Origination and screening of debt and equity investment opportunities.

·         Lead on the commercial negotiations and structuring of the investment.

·         Ensure full appraisal and due diligence is undertaken on all opportunities.

·         Writing and presenting internal investment proposal papers.

·         Provide ongoing monitoring, management, evaluation and reporting of investments.

Person Requirements

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

·         Experience in a relevant investment business, ideally including Impact Investment / DFI background.

·         Excellent analytical and financial modelling skills.

·         Strong negotiation skills and familiarity with a range of debt and equity instruments.

·         Ability to manage and develop relationships with donor organisations / peers and other potential investees.

·          Experience in donor funding and development priorities in West Africa (including experience of their reporting requirements)

·         Fluent written and spoken English, ideally with additional capability in French.

·         Willingness to travel.

The Opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Investment potential with an interest and experience in Impact Investing / International Development projects to join this highly respected and active organisation.

You will get the chance to work with a highly motivated and talented team with significant potential for career development.

Porter Gosling

Porter Gosling are acting as a recruitment agency in respect to this position.

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Please apply using the form or call on the number below:

+44 (0)7818 553 636 / +44 (0)1202 880 987


London / West AFrica

Competitive salary and package


Development Finance, Impact Investment, West Africa, Investment Manager

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