Mirova SunFunder


2 years


7 June, 2024

Investment Analyst

Job description

We are hiring an Investment Analyst to join our Nairobi-based investment team. The primary responsibility will be to collaborate with other executives on deploying debt investments for clean energy companies and projects across emerging markets. The Analyst will work alongside Investment Managers and Directors, partnering with legal, ESG, risk, compliance, and portfolio teams to responsibly grow our high-impact debt investment portfolio in existing and new markets/segments.

About the role

  • Analysis and Research : Prepare and review financial models, investment committee memorandums, conduct credit risk assessments, review contracts, structure transactions, manage financial close processes, and conduct market research;
  • Portfolio Management : Maintain client relationships for portfolio monitoring and address scaling needs. Identify potential defaults or areas of concern and provide necessary support, including waivers, amendments, or restructurings as required;
  • Portfolio Growth Support: Participate in deal origination by developing client relationships from the early stages and leading deal screening efforts;
  • Stakeholder Management : Build and manage client relationships, support transaction negotiations and documentation, and coordinate with internal support functions (Risk, Legal, ESG, Compliance) throughout the investment cycle;
  • Strategic Initiatives: Contribute to growth initiatives by organising or participating in company training sessions and developing our internal knowledge base. Engage in other ad-hoc tasks such as supporting investor site visits and due diligence requests.

About you

  • At least 2 years experience with corporate finance advisory, private equity, project finance, debt structured finance, or project development in Africa or emerging markets;
  •  Excellent excel mastery and strong financial modelling skills;
  • Strong academic records from a top-tier institution;
  • Individuals driven by our mission to finance clean energy and address climate change and energy poverty;
  • Humble and eager to learn in a fast-paced environment;
  • A genuine interest in understanding business models and inherent risks;
  • Detail-oriented critical thinkers who challenge assumptions;
  • Proficient written and oral English communication skills;
  • Proactive problem solvers with a track record of success;
  • Collaborative team players with a strong work ethic, consistently delivering high-quality work on time.