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Senior Investment Professional – Water and Sanitation

Our client, an international Fund Manager, is looking to hire a senior professional who is a highly reputed international finance expert in the water sector with contacts and relationships in emerging markets. He/she will play a lead role in defining and implementing the investment strategy for a newly-developed fund.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Play a major role in defining the investment strategy for a fund in the water and sanitation sector
  • Support the capital raising strategy in conjunction with the Head of Capital Raising & Business Development and participate in relevant workshops and conferences to promote and raise awareness for the fund
  • Provide leadership and source investment opportunities with the objective to build a strong pipeline of investment opportunities
  • Manage investment workstreams including due diligence, transaction execution and closing
  • Presentation of investment proposals to the Investment Committee
  • Actively work with project / portfolio companies’ post-investment, liaising with management teams, and ensure that best financial and non-financial practices, including Environmental and Social Management Systems are implemented
  • Lead workstreams to realize exits of the company’s investments in project companies
  • Take board seats in project companies
  • Actively involved in executive appointments at the project companies

 

Background/experience:

  • Minimum of 10-15 years of experience in the water and sanitation sector, with a proven project/transaction track record, either in Private Equity, Investment Banking or Corporate/Utility
  • Experience in emerging market transactions/projects, preferably in Africa or Asia
  • Honors Financial or Engineering degree or equivalent
  • Financial acumen – the capacity to demonstrate knowledge of and insight into financial principles and processes and identify inconsistencies in data
  • Ability to apply sound business judgment and an analytical, pragmatic and creative approach to problem solving
  • Excellent sales, relationship management and networking skills combined with a strong technical/financial ability to explain the mandate and concepts of the company
  • A passion for sustainable investing and emerging markets

Location:

  • Cape Town with flexibility to travel