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Investment / Senior Investment Professional Job in Kenya

African Infrastructure Investment Managers (Pty) Ltd (“AIIM”) is a joint venture between the Macquarie Group of Australia and Old Mutual Investment Group (South Africa) and one of the leading unlisted infrastructure equity investment managers in the African market.

AIIM is seeking to recruit an Investment / Senior Investment Professional who will be supported by AIIM’s multidisciplinary team. Regional travel will be required.

Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for sourcing and executing investment transactions in power, transport, utilities and related sectors in the East Africa region.
  • Assume a senior investment execution and investment management responsibility within the team assembled under the AIIM executive
  • Develop a strong pipeline of good quality investment opportunities through anticipating market trends, employing sector/country knowledge and relationship networks
  • Evaluate, structure, negotiate and develop investment opportunities to financial close, in accordance with the AIIM policies, procedures and general relevant good practice
  • Prepare bid documents and make presentations to the parties influential in the realisation of an investment opportunity
  • Develop innovative and appropriate financial structures for complex transactions
  • Participate in negotiations and use negotiation skills to overcome impasses and finalize negotiations in straightforward transactions
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, global and regional private businesses, banking and multilateral partners and government officials.
  • Implement the portfolio company’s business plan from financial close to commercial operations according to AIIM policies, procedures, contractual arrangements and general relevant good practice
  • Project and resource planning; development of technological, commercial and financial strategies
Selection Criteria:
  • Post-graduate degree, MBA or equivalent qualification
  • At least 4 - 6 years experience in project finance with a proven track-record of sourcing, structuring and closing investments
  • Knowledge of private infrastructure sector trends
  • Strong business development, judgement in identifying potential business partners and strong client relationship skills
  • Strong financial and investment skills and demonstrated ability to structure a variety of complex financial instruments
  • Ability to interact directly and independently with the senior management of potential clients, of financial and technical partners as well as senior government officials
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; fluency in other languages (French, Portuguese) a plus
  • Highly motivated & Committed to highest ethical standards
  • Ability to mentor junior investment staff
If you believe you are the right candidate for this position and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria given above, submit your detailed CV stating your current remuneration to no later than 31st August 2011.

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