Africa50 seeks to appoint the Director of Project Development to undertake, but not limited to, the following activities:
- Working with the Director of Project Finance, develop and implement a strategy for Africa50 in developing a pipeline of appropriate infrastructure projects in Africa;
- Lead a team to originate and structure infrastructure projects in Africa, balancing the requirements of governments, private sector participants and finance providers, while meeting the risk/reward objectives of Africa50 in both financial and environmental and social areas;
- Many of the projects will be at an early stage, which will require developing and managing budgets on an effective basis, facilitating feasibility studies, procuring a variety of contracts including consultants, contractors, and finance;
- Lead a team to structure, negotiate and execute the non-financial contracts of infrastructure projects, but ensuring that the terms and conditions will be acceptable to capital providers;
- Produce regular reports to the Senior Management Team and the Board on progress;
- Provide Risk with all information required to enable them to manage, measure and monitor risk exposures;
- Maintain a macro-overview of specific business environments including regulatory/environmental legislation in Africa;
- Work with the legal and risk departments to ensure that Africa50’s requirements are incorporated into documentation;
- Ensuring that operational risk is managed effectively within his/her areas of responsibility, and that his/her teams comply with all approved operational risk controls;
- As a member of the Senior Management Team, assist the CEO in the management and development of Africa50 to ensure a smoothly functioning, and efficient organization.
Applicants must have:
- Experience of and a successful track record in developing infrastructure projects in emerging markets, including all financial aspects.
- Experience of current trends, developments, and theories in finance and development of infrastructure around the world.
- Skills to foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships.
- Ability to recognize and be responsive to the needs of all clients of the organization, including funding organizations, the Board of Directors, governments, and employees.
- People management skills to supervise staff, including regular progress reviews and plans for development.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.