Investment Analyst

Created in 2012, FSD Africa is a multi-million-pound financial sector development programme based in Nairobi. It is funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and aims to reduce poverty across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by building financial markets that are efficient, robust and inclusive. It acts as a market catalyst, providing technical know-how and capital to champions of change whose ideas, influence and actions will make finance more useful to Africans businesses and households.  It is FSDA’s belief that strong and responsive financial markets will be central to Africa’s emerging growth story.

FSD Africa deploys its concessional capital, through a facility called DevCap, to de-risk investments in businesses and financial structures that can significantly scale depth and reach of the financial sector in Africa.  These investments are aimed at making financial markets more innovative, competitive and accessible. From a first capital allocation of GBP30 million provided by UKaid, FSD Africa will raise additional Dev-Capital to be managed under its subsidiary, FSD Africa Investments.

 The role

Reporting to the Investment Manager (IM), the Investment Analyst (IA) will have a supportive role throughout the investment cycle for DevCap.  This will include gathering market intelligence and producing related analytical reports and presentations; working on financial models and investment analysis; coordinating meetings and engagement with the various stakeholders; producing meeting minutes and ensuring follow-up; and providing input into the investment papers and portfolio reports.

Background and qualifications:

  • A good quality Bachelors degree from a recognised university or equivalent
  • Some practical work experience a plus
  • First class skills in written and spoken English, in report writing and presentation production
  • Creative thinker with a passion for economic and social development through private sector investment.

To view the full job description for this role, click here. Candidates are invited to submit a one-page cover letter, together with maximum two-page curriculum vitae giving details of your qualifications and experience to recruitment@cedarconsulting.co.ke with “FSD Africa Investment Analyst” in the subject line. The deadline for receipt of applications is 1200 EAT on 23 November  2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

FSD Africa is an equal opportunity employer.

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