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Corporate Finance Analyst

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About ENGIE Energy Access 

ENGIE Energy Access is the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa. The company develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGO solar home systems are financed through affordable instalments from $0.19 per day and the mini-grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1, employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1.9 million customers and more than 9 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to impact 20 million lives across Africa by . 

Job Purpose/Mission 

The Corporate finance analyst will be part of the EEA Funding team under the supervision of the Head of Funding (3 team members). She/He will work closely with all the country finance teams based in the 9 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as other heads of departments (Customer Finance, FP&A, Grants, etc). The position holder will have a key role in order to structure fundraising for Solar-home-systems (SHS) and Mini-grids (MG) projects in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as to monitor the subsidiaries’ liquidity position. In the highly interesting position, you will deal with external stakeholders with important responsibilities as follows:

External debt funding:

Negotiate with pool of impact investors, DFIs, debt providers to settle a large corporate facility to support the next years development of Engie Energy Access activities. Build financial model of renewable projects with inclusion of debt sizing (DSCR, cash flow waterfall, sensitivities, DDM) Prepare internal committees to get approval on financing from Executive Committee Drive due diligence process including the constitution and maintenance of data room, on-site visits and due diligence Q&A Lead the closing of the financing by completing the CPs.

Liquidity and Cash management

Oversee and monitor the liquidity and cash position of the Sub-Saharan subsidiaries (9 countries and 15 legal entities) Ensure ENGIE Energy Access affiliates are correctly funded (follow-up and implementation of shareholder loans and equity injections) Lead approval of internal fundings from Engie Corporate Finance team Monitor the short-term cash forecasts at global level and local level. Develop new tools to effectively manage cash across the different subsidiaries (cash pooling) Identify and mitigate liquidity risks linked to convertibility and FX risks. Manage relationships with banks and financial institutions. Collaborate with various departments (customer finance teams, head of finance in the countries, FP&A teams, Grants teams)

Experience and skills 

At least 5 years of experience in project or structured finance in commercial/investment bank, development finance institution, transaction advisor or in the finance team of a project/asset owner Advanced quantitative and analytical skills Good knowledge of Pack Office, especially Excel (knowledge of VBA is a plus) Entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative nature Capable of advancing multiple work streams simultaneously and able to prioritize the different timelines. Project management skills and enthusiasm for new projects Rigorous and well-organized Experience working in developing countries is preferred. Excellent communication and presentation skills Understanding of rural BOP markets in Africa Ability to interact with multicultural teams, counterparts, and stakeholders.

Language(s):

English French is a plus.

Who you are:

Solution oriented person with demonstrated resourcefulness in proposing new ways of driving efficiency. Self-starter who is passionate about renewable energy and impact projects Comfortable in a very changing environment A solid team player who likes to challenge the status quo. Endless curiosity and desire to think outside the box. Comfortable with new projects even without prior experience and fast learner

You’re not sure to tick every box but you are excited by energy access sector and Sub-Saharan rural markets? We want to hear from you!

ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, name, sexual identity, orientation or preference, religion, marital status, health, disability, political opinions, union involvement or citizenship. Our differences are our strengths! 

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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