As part of the GIIN’s mission to accelerate the scale and effectiveness of impact investing, we publish job openings from members of the GIIN Investors’ Council and other impact investing leaders.

Investment Manager, Access to Energy Africa

at Triple Jump B.V. in Nairobi, Kenya

About the Job

Triple Jump, an impact investment fund manager with a global portfolio, is looking for an:

Investment Manager, Access to Energy Africa
40 hours per week, duty station Nairobi, Kenya / Western Africa

Triple Jump is an impact-focused investment manager that manages and advises several funds in the area of financial inclusion, SME finance, affordable housing, renewable energy and agri. Triple Jump’s mission is to go where investing capital empowers people and improves lives. Triple Jump is headquartered in Amsterdam, and has a strong footprint in the emerging markets with 5 regional offices located in Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Thailand and Kenya. The team consists of over 80 professionals, including 30 different nationalities, with broad field experience and in-depth financial expertise. Triple Jump investment portfolio spans across more than 60 countries.

Triple Jump offers professional asset management services to investors, ranging from asset selection, to portfolio management to fund administration. Triple Jump holds an AIFMD license and is regulated by the Dutch Central Bank and the Authority Financial Markets. Our investor base includes institutional investors, development banks, governments, NGOs, and retail banks, all of whom seek to combine both financial returns with and social/environmental impact.

Job description

As an Investment Manager you are responsible for the full investment cycle of equity and debt-based investments into companies active in the access to energy eco-system in Sub-Saharan Africa. The position requires frequent travel to countries within the region to present the mandate, for due diligence and for monitoring the investees. You will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.


Job requirements

This position requires a solid experience and track record of direct investments in Africa. A solid background in the direct investment space of minimum 8 years is required. Moreover, you have experience analyzing business plans and financial statements, developing deal structures and monitoring investments.

You have demonstrable communication skills and are able to disseminate knowledge and mediate between different views. Your negotiation skills are excellent and you are capable of representing the fund we manage. You feel comfortable working in a team spread across the globe, while independently developing new and managing existing markets.

Specific desired competencies

Must-have: Solid transferable experience and track record of direct investments in Emerging Markets;
Investment experience in early-stage stage companies (VC or growth) and in Africa strongly preferred;
Transactional experience (PE, corporate debt, mezzanine or M&A) and demonstrated corporate finance rigor;
Ideally investment experience with e-commerce, tech-enabled (e.g. digital) service and product companies or energy enterprises;
Ideally deal structuring experience;
Experience in writing Investment Committee papers in English;
Ideally monitoring lead (board or board observer) experience;
Proficiency in verbal and written English is required, knowledge of French in particular, but also Portuguese or local languages is considered a plus;
Advanced Excel modelling skills;
Existing working permit considered a plus;
Local candidates are encouraged to apply.

Personal skill requirements

excellent analytical and conceptual thinking;
good negotiator;
team player;

Triple Jump offers you:

The opportunity to work within a growing, entrepreneurial organization in the impact investing sector;
Competitive salary for the impact investing sector including a fixed year-end payment, a variable incentive arrangement and pension arrangement;
A dynamic, multi-cultural and collegial working environment.

To apply

Application procedure

Are you interested? Send your application to the attention of Willem Boymans, HR Officer Triple Jump, before October 30, 2020. More information about the position can be obtained through Jan-Henrik Kuhlmann (Head of Sustainable Energy) at +31 20 220 2852.

Triple Jump B.V.

Triple Jump is an independent, responsible investment manager focused on impact investing in emerging markets. We are headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with regional offices in Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Thailand and Kenya. Our investment portfolio spans more than 60 countries.

Triple Jump targets financial sector development and invests in institutions that service the bottom of the pyramid. Triple Jump offers professional fund management services to investors, ranging from asset selection, to portfolio management to fund administration. Thanks to mandates from multiple investors Triple Jump can provide services to financial intermediaries in all stages of their development. Triple Jump’ investees include financial institutions (ranging from NGOs receiving their first funding to regulated banks) and investment funds in developing countries.