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Investment Officer- Private Equity Investment Funds Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries.

We create opportunity for people to escape poverty and improve their lives.

We do so by providing financing to help businesses employ more people and supply essential services, by mobilizing capital from others, and by delivering advisory services to ensure sustainable development.

IFC is recruiting:

Investment Officer- Private Equity Investment Funds

Based in Nairobi, Kenya

Pos Number: 111159

Duties and Accountabilities:
  • Undertake reviews of funds and investee companies and prepare supervision reports, including portfolio performance analyses in comparison to relevant benchmarks;
  • track and monitor compliance of portfolio companies and propose courses of action in the event of non-compliance;
  • analyze corporate financial data and other industry information to identify and monitor issues that may affect IFC’s investments and recommend actions where necessary;
  • develop an understanding of the target countries in Africa, provide market intelligence, and develop strong business networks;
  • conduct market studies and help develop a pipeline of potential fund investments; perform research to determine the attractiveness of funds, define future trends, and identify best of breed managers;
  • undertake due diligence of potential fund investments; participate in the structuring, negotiating and execution of deals;
  • prepare investment review materials and presentations to investment committees to obtain investment approval and negotiate fund documentation;
  • communicate IFC’s strategy for funds and its rationale for engaging in specific transactions.
  • MBA or equivalent qualification;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; additional languages, particularly French
  • Minimum of five years relevant work experience, preferably in a private equity firm;
  • Knowledge of the private equity market in emerging markets, as well as the critical success factors for investing in private equity funds;
  • Knowledge of and work experience in African financial markets;
IFC offers rewarding careers in a multi-functional, multi-cultural and global environment.

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Deadline is July 8, 2011

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