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Chief Investment Officer Financial Sector Deepening Africa – Nairobi


The successful candidate will take responsibility for the existing pipeline and portfolio, refine the investment strategy, originate new investments, build a team and introduce the management systems needed to accommodate a major capital increase.


▪ The CIO will forge a close working relationship with CDC, the UK’sdevelopment finance institutions, as well as other UK government-funded investment-related programmes such as InfraCo, GuarantCo, AgDevCo and Trade Mark East Africa.

▪  Further develop and refine strategies that maximise complementarity with these programmes avoiding overlaps.

▪ Leverage his/her own relationships in the investment and/or development finance world so as to maximise possibilities for co-funding and building sustainability.

▪ Develop relationships with the other FSD programmes across Africa, where possible leveraging their market knowledge to support origination and due diligence activities and help with investment oversight.

▪ Stay true to FSDA’s mission of achieving systemic change in financial markets in SSA countries  ensuring maximum coherence & integration with FSDA’s other market-building work, & working closely with colleagues across FSDA and the FSD Network, drawing on their experience & resources

▪ Support fund raising discussions with DFID, the CIO will work with FSDA’s Theory of Change and define a persuasive development impact narrative.

Background and qualifications  

    • Master’s degree in relevant field either; financial,  business, law, economics, international relations or communications.
    • 10 years experience in corporate finance, development finance or private equity
    •  Ability to work with donors/investors, manage and build strategic donor/investor relations
    •  Experience in donor relations and sound understanding of the donor financing
      landscape and processes.
    •  Adept in deal structuring and negotiation, valuation, financial modelling etc.
    • Successful candidate will not be a “profit maximiser” by temperament but will instead be
      driven by the strongly-held belief that well-functioning financial markets can play a powerful role in transforming Africa’s economies and in improving livelihoods and economic opportunities for its people.
    • Relevant African experience strongly preferred

For the detailed job description, visit our website at, the application deadline is 21 July 2018



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