Chief Investment Officer

East African Power
Rwanda - Kigali
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The Chief Investment Officer will be a senior, full-time professional manager and will report to the Chief Financial Officer. The CIO will be in charge of raising equity and debt capital to finance the development of EAP’s portfolio of renewable energy projects and optimize their return profile through project and infrastructure financing. She/He will work with a team of qualified professionals and help develop both short-term and long-term investment plans.
The CIO will provide insight and direction, lead investment teams, complete all project financing transactions and effectively maintain portofolio developments. The CIO will lead the fundraising process from beginning to end, including financial modelling, data room management, investor sourcing, deal negotiation, due diligence, and investor reporting.

The Chief Investment Officer will be expected to contribute to projected activities including, but not limited to:
Identify, evaluate and pursue investment opportunities in small and medium-scale. renewable energy projects in Africa that optimize shareholder profits, minimize the cost of capital, and conforms to EAP’s investment strategy.
Establish effective and well-organised investment processes.
Create, redesign and implement investment strategies and processes that meet EAP’s ambitious growth targets.
Write clear and well-informed investment recommendations based on thorough research and analysis.
Organise regular investment reports and reviews, including quantitative and qualitative portfolio studies.
Hire, manage and develop teams of qualified investment professionals who are responsible for the company’s investments and asset management.
Lead the investment strategy unit within the company.
Perform regular administration duties of all investment files.
Help manage and uphold current investors relationships.

Additional Information

EAP is an integrated renewable energy development company delivering affordable and reliable clean energy solutions. We are a long-term, social-impact oriented business developing, engineering, building, and operating hydro and solar power plants in Africa. Our mission is to work hand-in-hand with international technology and financial partners, governments, utility stakeholders, and local communities to develop environmentally sustainable solutions with a world-class investment profile for utility-scale energy projects.

Actively managing more than 25 projects in various stages of development, construction or operations, EAP is a leading cleantech developer in Africa’s frontier markets. Through innovation, and environmental and social stewardship, EAP is aiming to develop 100 projects and 1000MW of renewable energy by 2030.

The CIO’s place of work will be EAP’s Headquarters in Kigali, Rwanda. Considering the current global pandemic, the timing of the relocation to Rwanda will be mutually agreed with the selected candidate.

EAP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to women’s empowerment in the energy sector. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. As a company operating in Sub-Saharan Africa, priority will be given to African candidates.