Finance in Motion – Senior Investment Manager (Financial Institutions).

A key responsibility is driving the FI investment strategy and portfolio to ensure a suitable mix in terms of key metrics (impact, risk, return) and in light of key market developments in sub-Saharan Africa

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One of the world’s leading impact asset managers, Finance in Motion focuses on sustainable economic, social and environmental development in low- and medium- income countries. With well over EUR 2 billion in Assets under Advisory/Management, the company attracts capital from private investors to leverage public sector contributions. Our funds provide debt or equity primarily for local financial institutions and increasingly for project and corporate finance. We are active in 30 countries across Southeast and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and Latin America, where we foster small business and rural development, green energy production, and natural resource protection.  

Since its foundation in 2009, the company has consistently recorded year-on-year growth and expanded into new regions and topics. Due to this ongoing success, Finance in Motion is seeking a

 

Working area:

Investment Management

Location:

Nairobi, Kenya

Working hours:
Full-time / Part-time

Senior Investment Manager (Financial Institutions) (m/f/d)

The eco.business Fund aims at promoting sustainable businesses that contribute to biodiversity conservation, to the sustainable use of natural resources and to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts. The Fund provides funding to farmers and businesses active in four sectors – agriculture, forestry, fishery/aquaculture and tourism both directly as well as indirectly through financial institutions and other intermediaries in the value chain. The eco.business Fund was launched in December 2014 in Latin America and currently has USD 250m outstanding investment portfolio as of Q2/2019. The sub-Saharan operations have been launched in summer 2019.  

Key responsibilities:

 
  • Origination, structuring and negotiation of senior and subordinated debt investments in financial institutions
  • Leading teams for due diligence and monitoring of financial institutions (banks and non-bank financial institutions such as MFIs, factoring companies etc.)
  • Driving the FI investment strategy and portfolio to ensure a suitable mix in terms of key metrics (impact, risk, return) and in light of key market developments in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Monitoring of financial sector regulatory and supervisory framework and policy
  • Internal and external reporting regarding investment portfolio and development of the Fund
  • Identifying technical assistance needs for financial institutions or market participants
  • Targeted policy dialogue with relevant stakeholders in the region
  • Representing and positioning FiM and the eco.business fund, including participation in conferences, workshops etc.

What we expect:

 
  • Relevant professional experience, including substantial previous sub-Saharan Africa experience
  • Solid business network in the region, ideally including East Africa  
  • Experience in lending to financial institutions and managing investment portfolios
  • Proficient understanding of banking, both business and risk perspective
  • Good skills in analysing financial institutions and solid understanding of accounting standards
  • General knowledge of impact finance
  • Degree in economics, business administration, finance, or a related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, knowledge of French would be an asset
  • Strong analytical, writing and presentation skills enhanced by intercultural skills and sensitivities
  • Goal oriented, fully committed to delivering high quality results under tight deadlines
  • Willingness to travel
  • Demonstrable commitment to Finance in Motion´s vision/mission

What you can expect:

 
  • An agile, widely diverse international working environment with over 50 nationalities who strive to uphold our start-up spirit and profit from the opportunities of a growing company
  • A job with a great degree of autonomy that achieves real impact through cooperation and joint responsibility
  • A purpose-driven, performance-oriented company culture that rewards above-average results
  • An organization dedicated to providing effective training and upskilling to its employees
Our more than 205 employees working from our 17 offices worldwide are dedicated to promoting sustainable development through marked-based finance solutions. If you enjoy tackling complex challenges in a hands-on manner and prefer a communication style that suits the flat hierarchies and cooperative mindset we value, we would definitely like to hear from you. Please use our online application system to submit a CV and cover letter.
 
Human Resources
Sandra Jakubczyk
Tel.: 0049 (0) 69 271 035-477

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