Nithio Investment Officer - Jobs in Kenya

Nithio Investment Officer - Jobs in Kenya

About the Role

  • The Investment Officer will lead the origination, structuring and execution of Nithio’s debt financing transactions from end to end in East Africa.

  • He/she will be responsible for establishing and maintaining client relationships, identifying clients’ needs, developing innovative and bankable financing solutions, as well as building their loan portfolio across East Africa.

  • The successful candidate will have strong relationship management and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate complex problems into clear frameworks, and an entrepreneurial mindset.

  • As a lean, entrepreneurial company, flexibility and willingness to pitch in wherever needed is critical.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Taking end to end ownership of transactions: developing and maintaining client relationships, origination, due diligence and credit analysis of existing and/or new borrowers; structuring the appropriate financing solution; preparing financial projections; negotiating legal documents with counterparties alongside legal counsel. Presenting analysis to internal credit committees.

  • Portfolio Management: maintaining close business relationships with existing (and potential) borrowers with regular check-ins for portfolio monitoring purposes and flagging any early warning signs, ensuring a high-quality loan portfolio in the region. Monitoring ongoing performance of facilities, tracking covenants.

  • Supporting senior management in performing detailed market research, due diligence, and business analysis; prepare analytical products, including presentations, reports, briefings, and other materials.

  • Performing credit analysis of the financial condition and credit-worthiness of existing and prospective borrowers using analysis of historical and projected financial statements (income, cash flow, balance sheet), P&L, tax returns, biographical data, market information, credit reports and other data; manage client on-boarding, KYC/AML reviews.

  • Supporting customized client engagements (e.g., investors, distributed energy companies, policymakers, and development agencies); assisting in the structuring, legal documentation implementation and monitoring of commercially viable financing facilities aligned with risk standards and detailed understanding of the clients strategic and financial objectives.

  • Maintaining in-depth knowledge of Nithio credit risk policies and procedures in compliance with applicable local and US regulations as well as assisting the company in achieving satisfactory risk-adjusted returns on
    its lending portfolio as well as strong internal and external audit results.

  • Assisting in defining the risk tolerance for Nithio, by supporting the creation of the systems to measure, mitigate, manage and limit credit risk exposure

    Does this sound like you?

  • Bachelor’s, or Master’s in a quantitative field (Business, Finance, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering or in a related field).

  • 5 years of work experience in either investment/commercial banking, private equity, debt funds, or corporate finance.

  • Experience in leading, structuring, negotiating and executing debt investments in the off-grid solar or renewable energy sectors, including experience financing of SMEs/micro-finance institutions/trade finance.

  • Strong analytical skills with financial modelling experience and advanced knowledge of Excel.

  • Experience with legal documentation (term sheets, facility agreements, security documents, inter-creditor agreements), in particular, for working capital and corporate debt finance.

  • Strong judgment and critical thinking skills, with the ability to articulate and present points of view and ideas effectively.

  • Results-oriented individual with a proactive and creative approach to problem-solving.

  • Proven ability to successfully prioritize multiple, competing priorities with strong attention to detail.

  • Demonstrable ability to advance discrete projects both independently and as part of a small team.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset; confidence and ‘’can-do’’ attitude.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with senior executives, external vendors and multiple stakeholders.

  • Demonstrable interest or previous experience working in Africa and/or emerging markets is preferred but not required.

  • Must be authorized to work in Kenya.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Nithio Investment Officer - Jobs in Kenya

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