Associate Principal - Natural Capital - Carbon Finance job at CrossBoundary
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Vacancy title:
Associate Principal - Natural Capital - Carbon Finance

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Banking , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Deadline of this Job:
09 March 2023  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Primary Responsibilities
• Lead a team of investment professionals, maintaining responsibility for hiring, capacity building, performance management, and general team leadership duties
• Lead business development across multiple channels, including private commercial opportunities and government- / donor-sponsored opportunities
• Provide continuous client coverage of private capital investors, development finance institutions (DFIs), corporates ranging from SMEs to MNCs, and other relevant organizations in order to proactively identify advisory opportunities
• Provide deal and project leadership and execution oversight to a wide range of transaction-related advisory engagements:
• Investment target identification and screening
• Use conventional and unconventional channels to identify and rigorously assess investment opportunities
• For targets that are not yet investment-ready, be able to concisely map out paths to investability and resources required to achieve investability
• Be able to credibly articulate investment opportunities’ social and environmental impact narratives
• Investor identification and relationship building
• Understand investor mandates, criteria, preferences, and existing portfolios
• Understand investor appetite to work with DFIs or other development-oriented actors
• Manage investor relationships
• Detailed commercial due diligence/vendor due diligence
• Directly conduct or facilitate investor (‘buy-side’) commercial due diligence
• Compile and curate a comprehensive virtual data room
• Robust, multi-faceted corporate and project finance models, including valuations of private companies using rigorous, defensible methodologies
• Draft investment memoranda and teasers, author and update sophisticated financial models
• Recommendations on optimal transaction structures based upon near-, medium- and long-term strategic objectives and capitalization parameters, available instruments, and investor preferences
• Draft detailed illustrative term sheets for debt and equity deals, and carbon finance
• Market assessment and ongoing market analysis
• Conduct macroeconomic and geopolitical market assessments
• Provide sector analysis of priority areas for investment
• Manage relationships with key CrossBoundary clients, such as USAID; provide strategic inputs to program design and oversee mandate execution and reporting

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or another advanced degree strongly desired
• 5+ years of experience in investment banking, management consulting, private equity, or similar
• Experience in natural capital, conservation, forestry, agriculture, or another relevant sector
• Knowledge of carbon markets, with experience developing carbon projects strongly preferred
• Track record of successfully developing new business opportunities and strategic partnerships
• Experience living and/or working in developing countries
• Demonstrated management skills; leading teams to results in challenging circumstances
• Leadership skills; preferably in a fast-moving and entrepreneurial environments
• Strong financial services-focused quantitative skills and accounting fluency, to include corporate finance, company valuation, comprehension of debt and equity capital markets
• Excellent analytical ability and discipline; ability to think clearly, structure problems logically, and then design and implement solutions that focus on the core issues
• Ability to build strong relationships with partners and colleagues in challenging environments
• Excellent presentation skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences
• Experience working with a range of stakeholders (including private equity firms, Development Finance Institutions, and development agencies) to support investments in high impact sectors

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 09 March 2023
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 22-02-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 22-02-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 22-02-2067
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