Investment Manager (Financial Institutions Debt Specialist Africa)

DEG-Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (“DEG”), a fully owned subsidiary of KfW Bankengruppe, is one of Europe’s largest finance and consultancy institutions for private-sector development in, among other regions, Africa, as part of Germany’s development co-operation. DEG’s activities focus on establishing and developing efficient private enterprises in these regions. In that sense, DEG mobilizes long-term investment capital, technical expertise, etc.; DEG’s services range from investment consultancy to project finance in the form of long-term loans and equity capital to active project support.

DEG’s mission is to promote economic growth and raise people’s living standards in its partner countries by supporting promising business initiatives. We strongly believe that only successful and long-term viable, i.e. profitable, private enterprises generate economic growth, create jobs and raise incomes, thus contribute to improving their countries’ foreign-exchange balance by producing competitive products and increasing national value-add by processing local resources.

Job Purpose:
In order to further strengthen the commitment of KfW Group towards sustainable development in Africa, KfW Group seeks an Investment Manager who will be based in the KfW/DEG -Office in Nairobi.  With a focus on financial institutions debt, you will be responsible for deal-flow-originations, engaging directly with clients and structuring, executing and managing private debt transactions, primarily in the East African region but also supporting the rest of Africa as and when required.

m  Identifying potential new financial sector clients for DEG in the Eastern African region
m  Identification of potential new business opportunities within the existing DEG portfolio and preparation and/or support in preparation of all internal approval and due diligence documentation
m  Preparing DEG’s internal decision documents “Clearance in Principle” for new potential clients, preparing offers, LOI, Mandate Letters, etc.
m  Working with the due-diligence deal team for new financial sector clients including preparation of all necessary internal decision documents
m  Working with the respective deal teams on negotiating term sheet’s and legal documentation for DEG financial sector clients
m  Maintaining an active relationship with DEG’s financial sector clients in the region as well as DEG partners like local and international advisors, auditors, etc.
m  Monitoring of the financial performance of DEG financial sector portfolio clients including contractual reporting requirements
m  Preparation of annual review reports and all internal decision making documentation in respect of such portfolio clients
m  Participate in regular client visits as necessary
m  Communication with the clients regarding all contract related matters
m  All other task and duties associated with the position and in cooperation with DEG head office’s

m  Graduate of business administration, finance, economics or a related field. Advanced graduate degree preferred, CFA will be a definite advantage
m  At least 7 years’ experience with a proven track record in financial institutions such as private equity funds, banks, development finance institutions;
m  Experience performing in-depth financial analysis and/or credit underwriting; loan market experience desired
m  Experience in structuring and executing transaction processes would be advantageous
m  Demonstrable interest in the field of sustainable development and development cooperation
m  Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
m  Ability to work independently
m  High degree of assertiveness, sense of responsibility and accountability
m  Willingness to travel

How to apply:
Your application should be sent through our online recruitment portal,  It should include:
q  A covering letter that clearly demonstrates, based on the job described here and its requirements, why you are the best person for this job.
q  An up-to-date CV that includes a description of any relevant deals, and their size, you have been involved in (without breaching confidentiality)
q  The names and addresses of three professional referees.
q  Your email, Skype address and day-time telephone number
q  Details on current and expected remuneration, and your contractual notice period/earliest availability.

Closing date: 7th January 2019

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
DEG/KfW is an equal opportunity employer
Please note that we do not charge for receiving or processing applications.

Contact Details

Address: 3rd Flr, Western Heights, Karuna Road, Nairobi

Tel: +254 20 3744430, +254 723 028383

Fax: +254 20 3742938


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