Deadline: 13 October, 2021

Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is seeking to fill the role of Senior Investment Platforms Officer.

AfDB’s mission is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs).

Responsibilities

  • Assess the attractiveness of specific investment opportunities with a strong focus on credit quality and development impact and make recommendations to the Africa Investment Forum (AIF) management
  • Originate and structure deals in collaboration with investment officers across multiple the AIF workstreams and sector complexes within the bank
  • Task manage pipeline development efforts in coordination with sector complexes and regions
  • Drive identified workstreams around pipeline development, project preparation, policy and regulations, and credit enhancements in collaboration with sector and regional colleagues to advance the AIF
  • Work with the legal department to ensure that all deals have appropriate legal documentation and that financial close is achieved in a timely fashion
  • Develop I.T. infrastructure strategy documents for the AIF
  • Establish virtual boardroom development and partnership roadshow modules
  • Review the registration database structure to ease interoperability with other tools and make sustainable implementation
  • Ensure that all relevant digital investment initiatives are fully integrated into the AIF strategic planning process
  • Support sustainability of other AIF I.T. tools
  • Drive the launch of the AIF digital platform
  • Identify, develop and assist with the management of long-term, strategic relationships between the AIF, investors, multilateral development banks, government officials, and the private sector community
  • Articulate strategic interests of investors and translate them into tailored partnerships and engagement plans; match these to the pipeline of projects that are investment-ready or under preparation, ensuring continuous successful delivery of these plans and maximising value of engagement
  • Help build a robust database of the various categories of investors and their investment policy/plans in Africa’s private sector, their investment flows in Africa to date, and subsequently use that information to proactively match them to investable solutions/pipeline of investments and or project structures
  • Work with the various arms of the bank to drive policy issues that will ease institutional investment in the AIF transactions
  • Support the development of investment promotion strategies in Africa, including targeting potential investors and promoting AfDB’s products and services proactively
  • Prepare, present, and maintain detailed and compelling investment documentation in collaboration with relevant sector teams
  • Participate in and contribute to key partnership meetings (including those with other multilateral development banks and other international organisations, institutional and non-institutional investments) to seek new resource mobilisation and partnership opportunities for the AIF
  • Contribute to the development of strategic options for positioning the AIF in the global investment architecture
  • Manage the development and maintenance of the AIF’s digital investment platform and the bank’s engagement with sister platforms
  • Act as a trusted advisor to all users, guiding them on the platforms and ensuring that they derive the highest value from their engagement
  • Source relevant content for the AIF’s digital investment platform from internal stakeholders and external partners
  • Assist with securing strategic corporate partners for the AIF digital platform
  • Contribute to shaping the content programme for the AIF’s annual events
  • Support the engagement with AIF advisory council
  • Provide technical leadership and support to webinars, knowledge and lesson-sharing events with internal and external stakeholders

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in International Development, Computer Science, Economics, Development Finance, Business Administration, Finance, or a related discipline
  • Five years, minimum, of relevant experience in development financing, financial services, resource mobilisation, and project finance
  • Experience working in developing/emerging market economies (essential)
  • Experience working in financial sector in Africa and/or specialised experience in a similar organisation (desirable)
  • Ability to make sound decisions as well as commit to decisions

To apply and for more information, click here.

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