Operations Analyst Job in Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

Among other duties the Operations Analyst will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Research new markets/ sectors for MIGA guarantee business origination efforts in Africa; 
  • Conduct research on various potential investors, specific companies, governments and sovereign owned entities (SOEs); integrity checks, trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) into Africa; screening list of potential Public Private Partnerships (PPP) projects; identification of other business opportunities; 
  • Collect and analyze data from public and WBG sources for business development purposes; prepare and use complex financial models to analyze the financial viability of the investment project or support credit analysis for credit enhancement transactions;
  • Engage with MIGA’s clients, conduct in-country and virtual due diligence meetings with host country government officials, and collaborate with partners (e.g. World Bank, IFC, and other development finance partners);
  • Prepare talking points and presentations for new business origination-focused activities with project sponsors, specialist industry groups, and forums;
  • Identify investor/sector conferences relevant for MIGA and conduct logistical arrangements for client meetings, workshops, conferences, business trips of MIGOP’s officers;
  • Prepare memos including internal assessment, briefing memos, minutes of meetings; 

  • Contribute to execution of MIGA’s products as needed, including pricing indication, supporting the documentation, credit papers drafting, following up on clients’ application materials and fee payment among other things.

Selection Criteria

  • Must have a Master’s degree (e.g., in Finance, Economics, International Business, or related field) and at least 2 years’ relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Relevant experience includes limited non-recourse project finance work and/or analyzing and executing commercial or public sector investments, financial analysis with a focus on complex transactions in the emerging markets general infrastructure and energy sectors. Such experience ideally gained with a reputable and well known global financial institution (multi-lateral development bank, consulting firm, private sector sponsor, investment, or commercial bank, etc.);
  • Knowledge of emerging markets finance and economic development and an understanding of issues related to investment insurance and foreign direct investment in emerging markets;
  • Excellent knowledge of excel and financial analysis with the ability to develop complex financial models;
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills including corporate/ project finance;
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds under time pressure;
  • Ability to think and work independently, analyze problems and identify appropriate solutions;
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), fluency in spoken and written English and French required, and fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese desired.

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