Our client domiciled in the Ikoyi in Lagos, invests in off-grid energy solutions spanning solar, wind, hydro, biomass and gas technologies and helps bridge the significant energy gap in Nigeria. It is looking to recruit a competent, self-motivated and dedicated Investment Manager to join the team and help drive its organisational goals.
Principal Accountabilities and ResponsibilitiesYou will lead the Investment Team, responsible for deal origination and delivery. You will manage and supervise all aspects of transactions, including, but not limited to supervision of financial modeling, due diligence, term sheet drafting and negotiations, investment committee memorandums, deal closing. You will work in a high-energy environment and supervise the Investment team.
ResponsibilitiesLead deal origination and deal delivery; the role will involve all aspects of origination, deal structuring, negotiation, due diligence through to deal completion. Execute market/segment selection, generation, and evaluation of leads for viable partnerships, projects, and platform investments, establishing relationships with potential counterparties and finding a deal space. Lead and supporting deals, coordinating multi-disciplinary teams and investment decision-making processes, taking accountability for deal workstreams such as due diligence. Manage the investment team. Develop strategic investments plan to build a robust pipeline of investible projects. Participate in review and support of financial management planning for the firm's investees.
RequirementsDegree in finance, economics, mathematics, accounting or business administration + relevant certifications â though possession of relevant experience and expertise is more important. 15+ years of experience as an investment professional at continuously more senior levels. Experience in the Energy Access sector including developing strategy, origination and deal delivery, specifically in decentralized renewable energy solutions ( solar home systems, battery-as-a-service, minigrids, cold storage etc.) would be beneficial. Significant experience in leading negotiations, leading due diligence, ensuring deal completion and project management. Significant experience in the preparation of investment documents. Experience working in Nigeria and with Nigeria-focused businesses. Governance experience would be an advantage ( JVs, shareholder reps). Experience with regulatory frameworks, permitting and working with governments and DFIs. Strong stakeholder management skills and demonstrated experience in working across organisational boundaries, and coordinating multi-disciplinary teams. Strong focus on safety and deep understanding of sustainability issues. Strong communication skills, and fluency in English. Living close to Ikoyi environs will be an added advantage.
Required Interpersonal skillsStrong written and oral communication skills. Self-initiative/Decision making. Networking. Connector. Strong organisational ability. Demonstrated ability to understand risks and value drivers and ensure robust project economics.
BenefitsThe client is committed to investing in the development of your career and give people with your skills a platform from which you can deliver, create substantial impact, and grow professionally with a fast-growing, agile and open organisation. The firm is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity and respect aren't simply a strap line, but are a part of everything they do. The company places the highest possible value on the diversity of its people and its inclusive approach. A company where you can take pride in your accomplishments and contribute to its efforts towards addressing Nigeria's most pressing development challenge â the provision of sustainable access to energy to all.
Remuneration:Competitive based on experience and expertise level
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