Senior Investment Manager
GroFin - Lusaka, Lusaka
The role’s key purpose is to create sustainable impact through serving entrepreneurs in
the SME sector with risk capital and business support, helping them to realise their full business potential and achieve long- term success. The investment manager delivers tangible value to the SME clients and by doing so, achieves financial and impact returns on his/her transactions. A secondary purpose is to develop and share within the GroFin network knowledge and expertise in SME investment and support, including lessons learnt.
GroFin is a mission-driven for profit development finance organisation that is run on strong commercial principles. We recruit people that believe in the power of capital and market development to do bring about positive change in local communities. We employ people who are passionate about our sector and what we do, strong on ethics and committed to the success and sustainability of our clients and of GroFin. GroFin works with local entrepreneurs who are looking to professionalise and grow their businesses. We support them with practical, specific and relevant business advice. This requires us to be accessible, down-to-earth, pragmatic, hands-on, professional, respectful and honest. GroFin aims to develop long term relationships with its employees. We invest in our employees for the long term and offer a solid career in an organisation that is at the forefront of impact investment. Learning is part of the GroFin culture. Each employee, at every level, is conscious of the need to continuously raise her/his knowledge and skills. The willingness to learn is therefore a non-negotiable condition of employment.
Required experience, qualification and skills :
- 7+ years of a demonstrated track record in investing or financing SMEs ;
- Advanced degree required. An MBA is preferred, as well as CFA or ACCA;
- Excellent financial and analytical skills;
- Excellent credit management skills;
- Excellent deal origination skills and a well-developed network with the local SME business and finance community;
- Written and spoken language fluency in English essential.
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