Salary: Commensurate with experience
AgDevCo is recruiting for an Analyst to join our East Africa team in our new regional office in Nairobi.
The Analyst will provide support to the team by helping to identify, analyse, structure and deliver prospective investments.
The Analyst will provide support for region-specific portfolio management and investment due diligence, which can include:
supporting the development of AgDevCo’s financial models for existing and new investments, including working and collaborating with other team members and investees as necessary.
conducting market and macro-economic research to support investment decisions. – conducting detailed fundamental and credit analysis of prospective and existing investees.
helping to prepare and present investment proposals to AgDevCo’s Senior Management Team and Board of Directors, as well as third party investors and partners.
supporting the preparation of key investment documents, including investment appraisals, legal agreements (e.g. shareholders agreement, loan documents, etc.) and on-going impact and financial performance monitoring reports.
providing administrative support (e.g. preparation for regional team meetings, board meetings, and annual general meetings) to AgDevCo’s regional and country teams.
undertaking programme administration including meeting minute-taking, tracking project expenditure against budget for individual investments, and weekly country cash-flows.
managing regular impact monitoring of specific investments or regional portfolios. This may include managing the review of quarterly financial statements provided by sponsors, supporting the completion of annual monitoring and evaluation (M&E) reports from sponsors, and helping to aggregate country- and regional-level impact results for comparison against log frame targets.
Interested candidates that meet the following requirements should consider applying.
strong academic results and the completion of, at least, an undergraduate degree with a minimum 2:1 or equivalent in Economics, Finance or a similar subject focus. Most shortlisted candidates will have a relevant postgraduate degree.
at least 1-2 years of experience in a relevant area (e.g. impact investing, investment banking, private equity, financial consulting or similar).
an understanding of the opportunities and challenges involved in agricultural development, investing in commercial agribusinesses, and investing for impact. Candidates must also demonstrate in their applications a clear motivation to work to address these challenges.
strong finance and accounting knowledge, as well as excellent data analysis/ quantitative skills. Strong applicants will offer experience of building and reviewing DCF financial models in packages such as Microsoft Excel. Shortlisted candidates will have their quantitative skills tested as part of the recruitment process.
excellent written skills, including an ability to take complex analysis and summarise its key takeaways in a structured and succinct manner. Strong applicants will offer experience contributing to senior-level (e.g. board-level) documents or public-facing reports, and will thus an understanding of the importance of strong writing skills and attention to detail. Shortlisted candidates will complete a writing exercise as part of the recruitment process.
fluency in English, with excellent presentation, communications and interpersonal skills. Strong applicants will have demonstrated experience delivering presentations to senior-level staff or stakeholders.
an ability to work independently, as well as part of a team. We are looking for individuals with the humility, patience and good humour required to make strong team players.
Why should you join us?
Successful candidates will be offered the following:
a competitive salary and benefits package; – a discretionary annual performance bonus;
private medical insurance;
flexible working arrangements;
the opportunity to travel internationally and gain valuable international experience and insight;
the opportunity to be part of a diverse team of friendly, collaborative and highly skilled professionals; and
the opportunity to contribute to Africa’s economic development in a meaningful way.
AgDevCo is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.
Please note that by submitting an application to AgDevCo, it is understood that candidates acknowledge and accept the following statement:
“In submitting this application, I agree that AgDevCo may collect the personal data it contains and use that data for current and future recruitment. In the event that my application is unsuccessful, I understand that my details will be securely destroyed after six months.