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Senior Investment Officer- Agriculture Fund – The  Funds objective is to  establish large-scale mechanized  commercial agribusinesses in irrigable  areas  suited to  staple crop  farming,  agro-processing and  agro-allied businesses. Structured  as  an  open-ended  Fund,  the  Fund  will actively seek  new  wealth  creation

opportunities across diverse agricultural value chains through  collaboration with local and international partners.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Apply financial guidelines to considered and actual investments, and provide recommendations on viability, compliance, improvement and monitoring systems
  • Gather, verify and analyze information about potential or current investments. Actively seek, solicit, and market to generate projects for investment
  • Conduct due diligence of projects as appropriate at each stage of pipeline
  • Provide business advisory support
  • Make decisions based on due diligence or monitoring, with regard to whether and how to proceed with investment
  • Work on negotiation, structuring and legal documentation of investments
  • Maintain relationships and monitor activities of approved investments
  • Establish key operational indicators for each project
  • Review operational, management and financial, reports and plans on a regular basis
  • Prepare Investment Proposals for presentation to and consideration by Investment Committee
  • Submit additional reports on operations as requested by Board or Investment Committee
  • Maintain relationships with partners, government, business and investors, to identify and evaluate potential projects, monitor and provide business assistance to active investments
  • Build resource network of real estate, business and investment professionals
  • Originate and source business for the unit- mainlany advisory mandates and fund and RE proprietary invetments

Daily Activities/ Tasks

  • Sourcing potential investments.
  • Supervising Mandates.
  • Managing relationships on projects directly under supervision in terms of portfolio execution.
  • Monitoring operational and financial performance of proposed  projects.
  • Working with project principals on negotiation, structuring and legal documentation of investments.
  • Monitoring investments in portfolios and making supported recommendations to management regarding the sale of holdings, valuations and exits and upon management approval, execute the recommendations.
  • Performing investor relations duties as follows:
  • Ensuring proper liaison between the department and its clients and managing communication between the department and its clients to ensure that critical information and client reports are prepared on a timely basis and are circulated to the appropriate persons.
  • Work on negotiation, structuring and legal documentation of investments
  • Conduct due diligence of projects as appropriate at each stage of pipeline
  • Create / review financial models to guide in the investment decision making process
  • Provide business advisory support
  • Maintain relationships and monitor activities of approved investments
  • Prepare Investment Proposals for presentation to and consideration by Investment Committee
  • Submit additional reports on operations as requested by Board or Investment Committee

Desired Skills and Responsibilities

  • Good knowledge of the local and global financial service industry dynamics including regulations, legislations and operating environment
  • Familiarity with capital budgeting and investment analysis process
  • Understanding the various financial instruments
  • Good understanding of accounting, finance, budgeting and cost control procedures
  • Understanding of alternative methods of transaction structuring
  • Good understanding of issues relating to fund raising (origination, distribution and risk sharing)
  • Good report and letter writing skills, communication skills, supervisory skills
  • Understanding the key risks in project financing structures
  • Understanding of the different sources and levels of funding available for project finance purposes
  • Advanced understanding of the private equity market
  • Ability to present own and others’ ideas in a away that addresses specific client situations
  • Ability to work closely with other colleagues in cross-selling of all business products and services
  • Understand the features of investment options such as hedge funds, derivatives & asset-backed instruments
  • In-depth understanding of financial statements, notably ratio analysis, income taxes, pension and employee benefits, financial liabilities, leases and off balance sheet debt, derivatives and hedging
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