Investment Principal

Organization
Opes-LCEF
Location
Nairobi, Kenya
Job Type
Part-time
Deadline for Applications
02/28/2021
How to Apply
Email to the ID mentioned with subject line 'Job Application - Principal'
Where to Apply
job@opesfund.eu
Tags
Part-time

About the role:
They are looking to add an Investment Principal to the team with prior Impact Investing/Venture Capital experience. She/He will be a key member of the investment team and would report to multiple partners and would be involved in all aspects of the business.Key responsibilities:
• Lead the sourcing of investment opportunities, ensuring they remain within the Fund’s strategy and origination plan
• Work with the Partners to build a portfolio of impact led companies with gender lens
• Lead & support the fund raising process for Opes-LCEF and capital raising for the investee companies across Clean Energy, Sustainable Agriculture, Education/ Skilling, Mobility/ Transportation sectors
• Lead due diligence, coordinate transaction execution and closing
• Actively work with portfolio companies post-investment to create value, review financial statements & other reports, take board positions in portfolio companies when required etc
• Lead relationships with counterparties such as co-investors, legal counsels, external advisors.
• Analyzing metrics (financial, customer, impact, gender etc) and other tasks related to the evaluation of an investment. Financial statements & business model evaluation, build valuation models & Summarize findings in investment notes
• Design investment structures & instruments to suit different business models
• Prepare and communicate investment recommendations to be presented to the Investment Committee, actively participate in the IC activities
• Ensure adequate post-closing activities, including portfolio monitoring and reporting are maintained
• Contribute to the production of investment papers, presentations and other internal documents
• Benchmarking and do a deep dive of sector mapping. Lead creation of market/sector reports internally to support augmentation of knowledge bank within the Fund
• Provide analysis of sectors including key drivers, industry value chain, key players, transactions in the sector, country specific regulatory environment etc
• Lead the implementation of impact & gender framework within companies.Key skills, competencies & qualifications
• Advanced Microsoft excel, word & powerpoint expertise
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills & Interpersonal skills
• Ability to apply sound business judgment and an analytical, pragmatic and creative approach to problem solving
• Driven, proactive & ability to take ownership
• 5-10 years of impact investing, venture capital, private equity, or investment banking work experience
• High level of integrity, motivation to ensure the highest standards of quality and productivity consistently maintained
• Ability to work with team members from multiple locations across the globe
• Leadership style: management by example, always fostering a collaborative culture amongst the team members, shareholders and stakeholders

Future growth opportunities:
The role provides great opportunity for growth within the team and managing multiple portfolio companies.
The role also provides the opportunity to be part of the initial team setting up a Fund, with huge learning. Potential growth opportunity to transition to subsequent Funds that Opes-LCEF may set up, enhance your experience & expertise by evaluating and investing in progressively larger deals with time.

Location:
They are looking for someone based in Nairobi, but there is flexibility to work remotely initially until there is more clarity and information on the Covid crisis.

Compensation:
The candidate could start on a consulting/ part time basis initially, slowly transitioning to a full-time commitment
Market competitive compensation based on experience.