Investment Analyst – Africa

Organization
MCE Social Capital
Location
Nairobi, Kenya
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
08/09/2024
How to Apply
Send cover letter and resume to info@mcesocap.org with “Investment Analyst Africa” in the subject line. Application deadline August 9th.
Where to Apply
info@mcesocap.org
Tags
Full-time

Position Summary
The Investment Analyst will support the overall process of lending to high impact FSPs and SGBs in Africa and occasionally in other countries where MCE has portfolio; including deal sourcing, due diligence, financial analysis, deal structuring, and post-investment management across both investment portfolios.
This position reports directly to the Africa Regional Manager and will be part of a team of nine Investment staff.

Candidate Profile
An ideal candidate will possess the skills, abilities, and engagement that will allow him/her to evolve to the next level within the next 24 months. After 12 months and under a Regional Manager’s supervision, an Investment Analyst is expected to: a) perform solo on-site due diligence on FSPs, and b) manage due diligence preparation for SGBs. The candidate will strive to generate positive environmental and social impact in line with MCE’s mission while managing portfolio economics and risks.
We are looking for individuals with a “can do” attitude, who are passionate about supporting social enterprises in Africa. The candidate must be able to work in a dynamic environment, have an entrepreneurial drive, an analytical mind with extreme attention to detail, and pride in the quality of their work. Our approach to work, whether with colleagues, partners or clients, is collaborative.

Responsibilities Include:
Support debt finance transactions:
-Complete Initial Evaluations for prospective partners, write and present summary reports for Loan and Investment Committees screenings
-Support senior staff in building financial models, conduct ad-hoc analysis during the due diligence process, and prepare questions for due diligence
-Travel for on-site due diligence occasionally
-Assist senior staff in preparing and writing investment memoranda
Portfolio monitoring & analysis:
-Organize and enter monthly and quarterly monitoring of financial and operational information for all active partners in monitoring models
-Organize, prepare, and lead quarterly calls with clients
-Perform quarterly analysis of portfolio under responsibility, including compliance with covenants, country/regional diversification and performance vs. projections
-Perform extensive annual review of Audited statements for all active partners
-Monitor regional situation, including quarterly analysis of country risk & currency risk, and associated macroeconomic variables

Position Requirements
-Bachelor’s degree. Masters degree preferred.
-A minimum of four years of full-time professional experience in credit analysis or financial analysis, preferably in impact investing. Operational experience either in agriculture or business processes, a plus.
-Fluency in English, a must. Fluency in French, a plus.
-Strong understanding of financial accounting: must be able to quickly analyze financial statements, draw conclusions, and produce questions.
-Thorough knowledge of Excel and ability to create complex financial models.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to present complex information concisely and communicate in a highly professional manner.
-Self-motivated and proactive work ethic, with a demonstrated ability to see tasks through to completion independently and carry new ideas to fruition.
-Strong commitment to and passion for MCE’s mission and strong belief in the value of “impact-first” impact investing.
-Willingness and ability to travel.

Compensation & Benefits
MCE provides a competitive salary and benefits, including:
-A flexible work structure that includes a hybrid model with remote and in-office options.
-Professional development support
-Opportunity to travel and work with entrepreneurs in Africa
-Innovative and rapidly evolving company allowing opportunities for increased responsibilities and fast career progression
-Opportunity to learn from frequent