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Investment Manager (Development Finance / SMEs / Investment / Deal Origination) – Dakar, Senegal

Dakar, Senegal
Reference Number: RSB
Job Description:
A well – known Development Finance institution specializing in Financing & Supporting Small and Growing business throughout Africa & the Middle East, are currently looking for an Investment Manager to be based at their Senegalese office.
This individual will be responsible for creating a 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 company network knowledge and expertise in SME investment and support, including lessons learnt.
  • Deal Origination
    • Identify, develop and maintain deal referral networks.
    • Measure and report on the effectiveness of such networks.
    • Record all applications on Efront.
  • Transaction development
    • Identify prospect needs and effectively sell company value offering to fulfil these needs.
    • Screen applications efficiently, applying the company Viability Model and the investment strategy and policy framework.
    • Analyse and thoroughly verify and cross reference key assumptions underpinning the business plan.
    • Build the financial model and conduct a proper risk assessment.
    • Maintain verification records in line with company document management system.
    • Structure viable transactions in line with the company investment and pricing policy and product parameters.
    • Draft high quality focused and concise screening and finance reports that allow for efficient decision making within agreed time frames.
  • Portfolio management
    • Conduct a quarterly, formal portfolio visit and record the results on efront.
    • Follow up on all repayments due and make suitable arrangements to address potential arrears.
    • Restructure transactions that are viable and hand over those that are no longer viable.
    • Manage collateral and insurance policies on a quarterly basis and record results on Efront.
    • Collect and record impact data and ensure data integrity, in line with company impact data strategy and policy.
  • Small and Growing businesses sustainability & Growth
    • Support the client in developing and implementing a robust business plan, financial plan and risk assessment and mitigation plan.
    • Introduce ESG best practices and formalize business where appropriate and Support implementation of a financial management system that produces monthly management accounts.
    • Meet each client monthly and track performance of portfolio companies against the business financial plan.
    • Identify any negative trends and deviations from the client’s operational and financial plan.
    • Facilitate business linkages.
    • Provide access to markets and business opportunities.
    • Maintain a network of SME service providers.
    • Keep abreast of all government legislations and regulatory requirements which may affect the operations of the portfolio companies.
    • Leverage company’s expertise effectively for clients benefit.
  • Investment Expertise & knowledge
    • Share success, knowledge and experience among the team and the wider network.
    • Actively contribute to the team and collaborate within and across teams.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • 5+ years relevant experience as an Investment manager & a demonstrated track record in investing or financing SMEs.
  • Advanced relevant 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 & French is essential.
  • Senegalese locals preferred.
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Robin Botha
Recruitment Consultant
CA Global Finance
Should you not receive a response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. Your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.
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