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Senior Investment Officer Agriculture Debt Financing Africa based in Paris, Zurich or Nairobi

at responsAbility in Paris, Zurich or Nairobi

About the Job

This role is made for a professional who is able to easily connect with internal and external stakeholders and who is willing to travel at least 30% in Africa and Europe.

Your Main Tasks

•Active contribution to the growth of the current Africa agriculture portfolio by building and developing a strong eligible pipeline of investment opportunities in local markets, including EU traders
•Leading the full investment cycle including origination, due diligence and credit risk assessments of existing and/or potential counterparties and portfolio monitoring
•Negotiate terms and conditions with clients in line with responsAbility’s managed funds risk/return expectations and responsibility for the quality of the portfolio through thorough deal execution and monitoring
•Cooperation with credit analysis, investment committee, transaction management, legal and compliance and external service providers to implement transactions
• Representing the company at conferences, seminars and other relevant events in the region as required


Your Experience and Skills

•At least 7 + years’ work experience in the agriculture and financial sector, including experience in assessment or financing of SMEs and/or traders, trade finance, long term and/or project finance
•Proven network of contacts among investors and investee companies in the regional agriculture market segment
•High client relationship management skills and ability to interact with different stakeholders on different levels internally and externally
•Strong analytical and presentation skills; a team player with a proactive, hands-on and flexible approach
•Degree in finance, business economics, finance, or a related field and high degree of flexibility regarding travelling
•Proficient working ability in English and French, spoken and in writing. Knowledge of Arabic is a plus
•Interest in and enthusiasm for impact investments

To apply


responsAbility is one of the world’s leading asset managers specializing in development-related sectors of emerging economies. These sectors comprise the areas of finance, agriculture and energy. responsAbility provides debt and equity financing to non-listed companies with business models that target the lower-income section of the population and can thus drive economic growth and social progress. responsAbility offers professionally managed investment solutions to both institutional and private investors.