Job description: Investment Officer at AFIG Funds


Summary of Positions

  • Permanent contract as an Investment Officer at AFIG Funds, in Dakar Senegal

  • Start date : September 3, 2018


Candidate Profile

  • MBA or equivalent qualification from Top Schools

  • At least 4 years’ experience in Private equity, Banking or Corporate finance

  • Strong financial analysis and valuation skills

  • Business development and client relationship skills

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Excel in particular

  • Appetite for Africa

  • Fluent in English and at least basic knowledge in French

  • Geographic flexibility



Investment skills required:

  • Deal sourcing / Pipeline:

    • Identify target companies and manage their relationships with the Company

    • Identify the information/sources needed to carry out target companies’ activities and conduct a critical analysis

    • Develop and maintain relationships on behalf of the Company’s investment target region, across Africa and globally

    • Promote the Company’s vision with internal and external decision makers

  • Transaction execution:

    • Develop valuation and projected returns models, using range and appropriate valuation methodologies; perform ad hoc analyses requested by Company’s Managing Partners

    • Lead transactions under supervision of Company’s senior management (Directors and Managing Partners)

    • Run due diligence checks on target companies

    • Conceptualize draft transactions documents

    • Assist with negociation of legal documentation

    • Assist with preparation of documentation to be submitted to the Company’s Investment Committee

    • Draft legal agreements

  • Portfolio Company monitoring:

    • Track and monitor compliance of portfolio companies with investment agreements and propose courses of action in the event of non-compliance

    • Analyse corporate financial data and other industry information to identify and monitor issues that may affect the Company’s investments

    • Liaise with service providers working with portfolio companies, as needed

    • Assist the management in the process of exit conceptualization, preparation and execution

  • Fundraising and Investors relations:

    • Lead of support all activities related to fundraising or servicing of existing Limited Partners’ (« LPs ») in relation to any fund under management

    • Assist with management of investors’ Relations aspect of the Company’s work including ownership of specific LP and potential relationships


Soft skills required:

  • Mentoring and team development

    • Supervise Investment Assistants and Internship programs

    • Manage interns’ recruitment process

    • Display ability for end to end management and supervision of a team (Interns,  Investment Assistants and Investment Analysts) in the context of various operational aspects of the Company or projects undertaken by the Company

  • Communication in French & English

    • Display fluency in written, and oral expression adapted to work in African Private Equity

  • Innovation

    • Show ability to conduct independent research and propose new and best practice ways of conducting the Company’s business as well to advance the Company’s business

  • Project Management

    • Show ability to conduct independent research and propose new and best practice ways of conducting the Company’s business as well to advance the Company’s business

  • Adaptability / Flexibility

    • Evaluate the impact of any changes in the business of the Company and propose answers or the appropriate solutions

  • Organization

    • Prioritize actions according to the challenges of the activities

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