Investment Principal, Africa job at BFA (Bankable Frontier Associates)
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Vacancy title:
Investment Principal, Africa 

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

Jobs at:

BFA (Bankable Frontier Associates)

Deadline of this Job:
14 November 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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About the Role:

We are seeking a long-term member of the Catalyst Fund family who is excited and committed to investing in technology to create a scalable impact across emerging markets. As our Investment Principal, you will be a core member of our investment team’s leadership. You will lead our end-to-end investment processes, from driving sourcing initiatives to closing transactions. Post-investment, you will work closely with our venture-building teams to define and prioritize the scope of our hands-on support to our portfolio. As part of the leadership team, you will also have a critical role in a diverse and firm-wide set of initiatives to enhance our fund’s operations and strategy.

What you will do:

• Your responsibilities will include the following:
• Conduct market research and company research to support, prove or disprove our investment theses
• Develop a pipeline of early-stage ventures that improve the resilience of underserved communities in emerging markets by cultivating relationships with start-up founders, angels, accelerators, incubators, venture investors and other partners in our key markets and meeting with entrepreneurs
• Actively lead the end-to-end investment process, as part of the Catalyst Fund, grounded in thorough due diligence and quick execution, prepare investment memos and present opportunities to the Investment Committee
• Manage a portfolio of early-stage impact start-ups, helping investees leverage the broader Catalyst Fund and BFA Global ecosystem of resources and the external ecosystem you have brought together
• Monitor portfolio performance and generate regular reports on the fund’s performance.
• Manage and oversee fund administration activities
• Represent the Catalyst Fund on boards of our investees where appropriate
• Support the growth of upstream initiatives to foster stronger resilience tech start-ups entering the pipeline
• Represent the Catalyst Fund investment team in internal and external forums, positioning us as a leader in technology for resilience and impact investing more broadly

Qualifications & Requirements

• 8 – 12 years of experience, preferably in VC or venture-backed tech start-ups
• Commitment to impact investing in emerging markets
• Deep transaction experience, preferably in emerging markets
• Demonstrated success in leading early-stage investment processes end-to-end (sourcing, due diligence, negotiation, structuring, execution)
• Relevant stakeholder network among financial investors, grant providers, private and public sector partners, and entrepreneur support organizations who are active in tech for resilience and impact investments more broadly
• Experience with portfolio management, including the facilitation of strategic partnerships, follow-on investment and exits
• Advanced degrees preferred
• Outstanding financial and analytical skills (CFA a plus)
• Intellectually curious with a dedication to go the extra mile
• Collaborative attitude with a team-first approach
• Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
• You can self-manage and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
• Highest ethical standards
• Attention to detail

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 14 November 2022
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 26-10-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 26-10-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 26-10-2066
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