Founded in 2001, BlueOrchard Finance is a leading impact investment manager. The firm is dedicated to fostering inclusive and sustainable growth while providing attractive returns for its investors. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, BlueOrchard has offices in Singapore, Cambodia, Georgia, Peru, Kenya, Luxembourg, and Geneva. To date, the company has deployed over USD 4.7bn in impact investments across 70 emerging and frontier markets, enabling social impact. Become part of this unique success story and join our fast-growing company in Nairobi, Kenya as
Senior Investment Officer
As member of the regional investment team, you will hold leadership responsibilities and manage a loan portfolio as well as client relationships with financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Required skills and experience
5-10 years of relevant working experience in banking as well as in deposit and non-deposit taking financial entities catering to SMEs and micro entrepreneurs with loans and tailor made products like leasing and factoring;
Ideally at least 3 years of relevant working experience in the Region;
Experience in performing financial due diligences and/or risk assessments on financial institutions;
Experience with assessing debt investments and conducting detailed credit analysis;
Excellent problem solving and presentation skills required to effectively manage internal and external communication;
Excellent verbal and writing communication in English, additional language(s) practiced in the region are a plus;
Bachelor or Master Degree in finance, business administration, economics, or related field.
Key tasks and responsibilities
Perform desk review and on-site analysis to assess risk of existing and potential clients for the Region;
Plan, prepare and conduct due diligence visits, perform country and credit risk analysis;
Mentor, support and work with the local team of investment officers, as well as contribute to the development of investment/ credit analysis processes and tools of the Company.
: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience
: 5 years
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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