KawiSafi Ventures Investment Associate Jobs in Kenya

KawiSafi Ventures Investment Associate Jobs in Kenya


KawiSafi Ventures is a leading investment fund focused high-growth, underserved renewable energy markets in east Africa.

KawiSafi identifies and partners with the most innovative technology-driven companies in the world to drive commercial success and bring energy access to millions of people.

Sponsored by Acumen, and backed by a committed group of international LPs, the Fund’s investments aim to offer competitive returns and impact at scale.

The Investment Associate will identify, evaluate and execute investment opportunities based on a first-of-its-kind ecosystem approach, combining investments in product companies, software enablers, financing vehicles.

The Fund will invest directly in scalable businesses within the off-grid value chain, including solar home systems, mini-grids, captive power, and Commercial & Industrial.

Detailed Responsibilities

  • The Associate will work as a core team-member to execute and realise the commercial and impact objectives of the fund and advise on formulation of investment objectives for investee companies.
  • The Associate will participate in transaction functions and portfolio management activities, function as an integral part of a close-knit team of investment professionals, take the lead in financial modeling and industry research, play a key role in the underlying analysis of investment decisions, and assist senior colleagues in structuring and negotiating prospective investments in target companies.

    Responsibilities will include:

  • Analysis of investment opportunities including financial modeling, valuation and return analysis;
  • Market and industry research;
  • Due diligence on
    companies, management, customers, competitors and industries;
    Preparation of term sheets and letters of intent and review of transaction documentation;
  • Monitoring of select portfolio companies and quarterly portfolio valuation analysis; and
    Preparation of materials for KSV’s investment committee.
  • In addition, there will be scope for the Associate to take an active role in developing and implementing an innovative technical assistance facility supported by donor funds.
  • This can include developing plans for portfolio companies and other interventions that build the regional ecosystem and leverage KawiSafi’s position.

    Does this sound like you?

  • At least 5 years investment experience, preferably with a large, international firm.
  • Have experience structuring equity as well as debt transactions in emerging markets.
    Have strong, mature inter-personal skills.

    Application Process

  • The application is on a rolling basis, so you are encouraged to apply at the earliest.Apply by 26th December, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; KawiSafi Ventures Investment Associate Jobs in Kenya

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