Investment and Regional Strategies Analyst

FSD Africa (FSDA) is a non-profit company which aims to increase prosperity, create jobs and reduce poverty by bringing about a transformation in financial markets in SSA and in the economies they serve. It provides know-how and capital to champions of change whose ideas, influence and actions will make finance more useful to African businesses and households.

Through access to finance initiatives, FSDA seeks to build financial inclusion. Through capital market development, it looks to promote economic growth and increase investment. As a regional programme, it seeks to encourage collaboration, knowledge transfer and market-building activities – especially in Fragile and Conflict Affected States (FCAS).

FSDA is funded with UK aid from the UK government through the Department for International Development (DFID).

The role:
Reporting to the Directors of Capital Markets Development and Regional Strategies , the successful candidate will have the flexibility to design and deliver a work-plan to build and strengthen FSD Africa’s projects and portfolio of investments. Working alongside the Capital Markets Development team, the focus will be on identifying opportunities for FSD Africa to invest to create systemic impact. With the Regional Strategies team, the focus will be on building FSD Africa’s projects and presence in Fragile States – which, to date, have focused on Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone and DR Congo.

Key responsibilities:

Work closely with:
the Director Capital Markets Development and colleagues to support the delivery of the team’s strategy over the next 5 years
the Director Regional Strategies to explore opportunities and to support initiatives within FCAS.
  • Support colleagues in ensuring that programme delivery is focused to meet DFID’s expected outcomes and maximise developmental impact
  • Assist with the preparation of concept notes and investment documentation for Board and Investment Committee approval
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation of proposed investments is robust and relevant e.g. through timely data collection and design of supplemental evaluative research
  • Develop effective relationships with peers across the FSD Network to leverage their networks and contacts and bring joint working opportunities to their attention
  • Participate in meetings/conference calls with prospective financial inclusion partners, funders (including DFID) and FSDA colleagues

Background and qualifications

  • Masters level qualification, preferably in Economics, Business or Finance from a globally respected academic institution
  • Previous working experience in the developing world, preferably in Africa
  • Experience in the investment environment
  • Excellent numeracy and analytical skill sets
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English
Apply Now via our recruitment portal. This will require you to create a profile and in addition attach your detailed CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet our requirements, indicating your current and expected remuneration. Applications must be received by close of business 10 January 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

FSD Africa is an equal opportunity employer. 
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P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
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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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