Investment Analyst – Private Equity Funds (Pe)

Investment Analyst – Private Equity Funds (Pe)

International Finance Corporation

Investment Analyst – Private Equity Funds (Pe)

Details of the offer

IFC is seeking a PE Funds Investment Analyst to be based at IFC’s Nairobi office. In this role, the primary responsibility of the Investment Analyst will be to assess fund managers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to determine if they meet IFC’s investment criteria for financial returns, development impact, and environmental and social responsibility, and to conduct portfolio monitoring analyses for IFC’s existing funds portfolio. In addition, the Investment Analyst will be expected to work periodically on corporate assignments and global portfolio analyses.
Selection Criteria
Bachelor's or equivalent degree from a reputable university; preferably with major in economics, finance, or accounting

Minimum 2 years of working experience in a reputable institution in an analyst role in equity investments or corporate finance, or 2 years consulting experience with an established consulting firm

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Sound business judgment to identify issues and present creative and practical solutions

Facility to work successfully in multi-cultural teams and across boundaries

Demonstrated teamwork skillsStrong client service orientation with an openness to feedback and new ideas

Excellent verbal and written communication skills in EnglishFluency in French is a plus


Duties and Accountabilities:
This is a dynamic role that requires a high-level of interest in private equity, international business, emerging markets, and development impact. Responsibilities of an Investment Analyst are divided among new business, portfolio management and corporate strategy:

New Business

Assist Investment Officers with the due diligence and structuring of Private Equity fund investment projects in SSACoordinate with internal IFC stakeholders – including: Legal; Risk; Environmental and Social; Development Impact; and Macroeconomics – to successfully process investment projects and ensure compliance with IFC standardsConduct industry research, network at regional and global industry conferences, and create country-focused and regional market mappings

Portfolio Management

Actively monitor fund relationships across funds in SSA. This includes: (i) reviewing private equity funds information and preparing internal reports and valuations based on periodic financial statements, project progress reports, and other information submitted by client fund managers; (ii) participating in annual meetings and other meetings with fund managers; and (iii) coordinating with IFC’s Legal department and Portfolio Manager to make portfolio decisions on fund matters as neededBuild and maintain client relationships to ensure responsive client service and enhance new business opportunitiesPrepare documentation for IFC internal processes and perform portfolio analyses at the regional and global level

Corporate Strategy

Assist Global Managers with assignments relating to global team and corporate strategy as needed. This may include: (i) analyzing development impact of IFC’s funds portfolio; (ii) performing deep dives on target regions and sectors; and (iii) ensuring data accuracy in internal systems

Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 2 years

Required languages:
French (Spoken: basic | Written: basic)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),
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