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Investment Manager PE, Access to Energy Africa at Triple Jump Nairobi

Triple Jump

Triple Jump Nairobi Kenya

2 months ago

Triple Jump is a socially responsible investment management company with its head office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and regional offices in Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Kenya, and Thailand. Triple Jump manages and administers investment funds that focus on improving access to finance for entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Triple Jump offers professional asset management services to investors, ranging from advisory to portfolio and risk management and fund administration. Triple Jump holds an AIFMD license and is regulated by the Dutch Central Bank and the Authority Financial Markets. Our investor base includes institutional investors, development banks, governments, NGOs, and retail banks, all of whom seek to combine both financial returns with social/environmental impact.

About Job

As an Investment Manager you are responsible for the full investment cycle of equity and debt-based investments into companies active in the access to energy eco-system in Sub-Saharan Africa, mainly... for the Energy Entrepreneurs Growth Fund (“EEGF”). The position requires frequent travel to countries across Africa to present the mandate, for due diligence and for monitoring the investees. You will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and be part of the senior team in the regional office of Triple Jump. For deals and corporate project matters, you will instruct and manage project teams.

EEGF is a US$120m fund launched end 2019 to provide catalytic financing for early and growth-stage companies operating in the access to energy ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Job requirements
This position requires a solid experience and track record of direct investments in Africa. Background in the direct investment space and managerial experience within operational companies of a combined minimum 8 years is required. Moreover, you have experience analyzing business plans and financial statements, developing deal structures and monitoring investments, ideally with exit experience.

You have demonstrable communication skills and are able to disseminate knowledge and mediate between different views. Your negotiation skills are excellent and you are capable of representing the fund we manage. You feel comfortable working in a team spread across the globe, while independently developing new and managing existing markets.

Specific desired competencies

Must-have: Solid experience and track record of direct investments in Sub-Saharan Africa with some investments in early-stage / early growth companies as a prerequisite (VC or growth);
Desired investment experience with e-commerce, tech-enabled (e.g. digital) service and product companies or energy enterprises; ideally access to energy business models in SHS, C&I or mini-grid and related industries;
Ideally demonstrated corporate finance rigor and deal structuring experience;
Ideally monitoring lead (board or board observer) experience;
Management experience in operational businesses considered a plus;
Strong project management skills a plus;
Ability to understand and handle complex topics rapidly;
Next to verbal communication, proficiency in written business English is required;
Knowledge of French in particular, but also Portuguese or local languages is considered a plus;
Advanced Excel modelling skills;
Existing working permit considered a plus;
Local candidates are encouraged to apply.

Personal skill requirements

excellent analytical and conceptual thinking;
good negotiator;
team player.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people from racialized communities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. If you are excited about this role but your past experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway.
Triple Jump offers you

A salary competitive for the impact investing sector, a year-end payment, plus benefits such as a variable part up to a maximum of 10% of your salary. The package includes 35 days of annual leave and national holiday days based on a full-time contract;
A dynamic, multi-cultural and collegial working environment;
The position is initially for 1 year;
Good work-life balance in Nairobi, Kenya;
Training and education opportunities
Nairobi Kenya

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