Incofin IM is an emerging markets focused independent impact investment manager focused on financial inclusion, the agri-food value chain and safe water. Driven by a desire to promote inclusive progress, Incofin strives to provide the support entrepreneurs’ need in order to improve to lives of the less privileged people. Incofin IM is an AIFM licensed fund manager, advising and managing more than EUR 1 billion of assets. Incofin has a team of more than 70 professionals spread over the headquarters in Belgium and for regional offices in Colombia, India, Kenya and Cambodia.

We are currently looking for a motivated and growth-oriented

Francophone Investment Manager Africa, Agro & Food sector

to strengthen our Incofin Kenya team. Position is located in Nairobi, Kenya.

Your tasks

You will be responsible for actively managing the part of Incofin’s Agro finance & Food portfolio in Africa region through increased investments and diversification of loan facilities, countries and crops. You will be responsible for covering the entire investment cycle from deal sourcing, due diligence and transaction execution to portfolio monitoring. You will be leading end-to-end debt investment transactions (rollovers and new loans), including sourcing, term sheet negotiation, due diligences, credit proposal writing, investment committee presentation, support in loan agreement drafting and portfolio monitoring.

An important part of the role will also be to assist investees in timely financial, compliance and impact reporting and proactively identify risks and business opportunities in the Africa region.  You will be collaborating effectively with the local Incofin Kenya team and other Incofin regions and functions in regional offices and at the headquarters. You will also represent Incofin in different stakeholder meetings in order to support the positioning of the company’s brand.

Your profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic Investment Manager who has a solid and minimum 3 years proven experience in holding a similar role. We expect bachelor or master’s degree in economics, finance or business administration (or other relevant education) and would highly appreciate previous working experience with Africa’s developing markets. Work experience from Agro and / Food sector in Africa region would be an great advantage.

The qualified candidate must possess strong financial and credit analysis skills, excellent Excel skills and have a strong knowledge of accounting. Fluent written and oral communication skills in French and English are mandatory. The role will require a strong affinity for impact and responsible finance, ability to work collaboratively with a global team, ability to manage work with tight deadlines and ability to adapt to evolving or rapidly changing environments. Position will require some traveling widely in Africa (due diligences and field trips).

How to apply

For further information about the role, please contact Myrtho Vlastou (myrtho.vlastou@incofin.com). If you want to apply, please send your CV and application letter to HR (seija.gadeyne@incofin.com) latest by February 15, 2021.  All internal candidates are encouraged to inform their direct manager beforehand about the internal application.