(Associate) Investment Officer in Lagos, Nigeria

Financial Services
Investment Management
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

• Promote IFC's investment activities in the TMT sector in SSA, with particular focus on Nigeria

• Identify viable investment opportunities that deliver both development impact and commercial profitability

• Execute financing transactions – both equity and debt – from appraisal, valuation, financial analysis and presenting to IFC’s internal credit review and IFC’s board – to negotiating and closing 

• Build a strong pipeline of potential investment opportunities 

• Help develop and implement innovative and appropriate financial structures for complex transactions 

• Lead project teams, mentor and develop junior staff

• Help build and maintain a network of local and regional co-investors and co-lenders in order to develop specific investment opportunities and provide funding alongside IFC 

• Help establish and maintain relationships with TMT industry players in SSA region, particularly, in Nigeria

• Manage IFC’s investments in selected portfolio companies including monitoring and ensuring compliance with the terms of the investment agreements, preparing timely credit risk assessment reports and equity valuations and developing and implementing equity sales strategies

• Collaborate in developing IFC’s strategy for various TMT sub-sectors 

• Develop new initiatives for investments in the TMT sector in SSA

• Work closely with IFC's SSA regional teams to deliver IFC's investment targets and development impact.


• MBA or equivalent

• At least 5-8 years of investment experience with a proven track-record of sourcing and closing financing transactions; TMT investment experience preferred

• Knowledge of the TMT sub-sectors; knowledge of equity investment and/or project finance is essential; investment transaction and/or portfolio supervision experience in TMT sectors in emerging markets is a plus

• SSA investment experience preferred

• Sound business judgment in identifying potential business partners

• Strong financial and credit skills; demonstrated ability to work with a variety of complex financial instruments (debt and equity)

• Ability to interact directly and independently with senior management of potential clients, technical partners and senior government officials

• Existing network amongst regional or SSA focused private equity funds, commercial and investment banks, investment advisors and strategic investors preferred

• Successful candidates should have the ability to work in a multi-country team, be actively involved in multiple projects and mentor junior staff

• Genuine commitment to sustainable development

• Willingness to travel extensively

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; fluency in French is a plus. 

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