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Investment Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

responsAbility Investments AG is one of the world’s leading independent asset managers specializing in the development-related sectors of emerging economies such as finance, agriculture, health, education and energy.

Founded in 2003, responsAbility currently has assets under management of USD 1.4 billion, which are invested in over 400 companies in around 80 countries.

For our office in Nairobi, we are seeking to employ an experienced

Investment Officer

for Fair Trade and Sustainable Agriculture Finance

This opening is related to our investment funds’ activity in Francophone Africa, with a focus on financing working capital and fixed assets of agriculture producer organizations or also other parties involved in the sustainable agricultural value chain (traders, processors, seeds providers, machinery providers, etc).

Key responsibilities:
  • Originating and nurturing business relations with producer and agricultural value chain.
  • Credit risk analysis of such organizations, their markets, and of the traded commodities.
  • Monitoring of portfolio investments and corresponding markets.
  • The position requires significant travel across Sub-Saharan Africa.

We are seeking applications of candidates who have:
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in the assessment or financing of institutions experience in the soft commodity trading area and / or the agriculture value chain sectors preferred.
  • Degree in business administration, finance, economics or a related field.
  • Excellent oral and written skills in French and English required, African languages are a plus.
  • Strong analytical, financial modeling, writing and presentation skills.
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for development finance.


To apply for this position, please send your full application (CV, motivation letter stating possible starting date and salary expectation) to africa@responsAbility.com not later than 30 August 2013.

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