Company Description

Triple Jump is an impact-focused investment manager that provides meaningful and responsible investment opportunities in developing countries. We believe that opportunities are not spread equally around the world, but talented people are. By providing financing and support to companies in developing countries, we aim to empower individuals to improve their quality of life. The Energy Entrepreneurs Growth Fund support access to energy companies operating in sub-Saharan Africa by providing innovative financing solution and technical assistance.

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. 


This position requires a solid experience and track record of direct investments in Africa. A solid background in the direct investment space and managerial experience within operational companies of a combined minimum 8 years is required. Moreover, you have experience analysing business plans and financial statements, developing deal structures and monitoring investments, ideally with exit experience.

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 experience and track record of direct investments in Sub-Saharan Africa with some investments in early-stage companies as a prerequisite (VC or growth);
  • Ideally investment experience with e-commerce, tech-enabled (e.g. digital) service and product companies or energy enterprises;
  • Ideally demonstrated corporate finance rigor and deal structuring experience
  • Ideally monitoring lead (board or board observer) experience;   
  • Management experience in operational businesses considered a plus;
  • Ability to understand and handle complex topics rapidly;
  • Next to verbal communication, proficiency in written business 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
  • result-oriented
  • team player

Triple Jump offers you:

  • The opportunity to work within a growing, entrepreneurial organisation 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.

Additional details:

  • 40 hours per week. 
  • Duty station is located in Nairobi, Kenya.

How to apply:

Are you interested? Send your application to the attention of Jeanette Bouman, HR Manager Triple Jump, before August 14, 2019. More information about the position can be obtained through Jan-Henrik Kuhlmann at +31 20 220 2807.



14 August 2019