Investment Officer at Agora Microfinance

7 December, 2018

 

 

Investment Officer

 

About the organization:
 

Agora Microfinance builds and invests in high quality microfinance institutions in frontier markets in Africa and Asia.  It carries out its investment activity through its holding company, Agora Microfinance N.V. in Amsterdam (AMNV) and Moringaway in Mauritius.  AMNV focuses on equity investments whereas Moringaway is the vehicle for providing institutional debt.

About the jobs:

Agora Microfinance is looking for a self-motivated individual who will lead the establishment of Moringaway’s debt facility under the guidance of the senior management of the group.

The role will include, amongst other things, the identification and sourcing of financial institutions (potential investees), desk reviews and on-site due diligence, managing contracts and loan agreements, and regular monitoring of clients.  In addition the Investment Officer will also assist with fundraising as necessary.

In addition to the debt financing role, added responsibilities will include developing strong market information systems, building long-term relationships with partner MFIs and funders, and possibly assist the Agora equity operations from time to time as requested by the management.

Qualifications:

  • A relevant degree (bachelor’s or master’s in economics, management, finance, accounting or similar).
  • At least five years of experience in microfinance (operations, fund management, debt or equity investment management).
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.
  • Experience of working with other debt facilities/funds or in the Finance/Treasury functions in larger MFIs will be an advantage.
  • Experience of Sub-Saharan markets will be a strong advantage.

In addition to the required technical skills, the selected individual will have the ability to work independently and travel extensively. S/he should be passionate about bringing affordable and efficient financial products to the unbanked.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send a detailed CV and a cover letter to info@agoramicrofinance.com
 

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