We are growing fast but our bar is very high. We are looking for exceptional people to join us. Here are the current openings.
GLOBAL INVESTMENT OFFICER
Location: Nairobi (preferred) or London. For the right person we can be more flexible on location within Africa or the EU.
Start date: January 2018
The Global Investment Officer will report to the COO and be responsible for growing our loan portfolio. This entails sourcing, screening, leading and maintaining relationships and leading transactions with beyond the grid solar companies in emerging markets.
Lead lending transactions and relationships with solar company borrowers in emerging markets, including origination, project and company due diligence, loan structuring, negotiation, execution. Bring deals to a close under tight timelines
Prepare investment memorandums (working alongside credit analysts) and present the deal to the credit committee
Maintain high quality relationships with customers for portfolio monitoring purposes and to ensure we cater to their scaling needs
Have an ear for the market to effectively contribute to our growth strategy and portfolio targets
Build partnerships with potential customers and develop new business by exploring new markets and segments
Represent SunFunder at international industry conferences on a quarterly basis.
Develop new solar lending products to meet our customers’ and the sector’s evolving financing needs
Qualifications / What We’re Looking For:
A passion for what we do and a demonstrated hunger for closing deals
Proven track record of at least 5 years in leading, structuring, negotiation and executing debt investments in the financial and energy sectors. Previous experience in credit analysis a plus
Have lived and worked in emerging economies, particularly East or West Africa and experience working with a multi-cultural team
A willingness to travel to markets where you are sourcing and executing deals (20-35% depending on where you are based)
Understanding of early stage and/or renewable energy businesses, residential and commercial solar energy business models, and project/asset finance structures
Proven track record of making things happen in an entrepreneurial environment, willing to challenge the way we’re doing things, “get your hands dirty” and perform unglamorous roles from time to time, and ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment
Proficiency in French preferred but not required.
SunFunder is a distributed team. As such, it is most important that you are someone who over communicates, is highly organized and results-oriented, is self-motivated and self-disciplined, exhibits high emotional intelligence (great listening) and is willing and able to learn new tech tools/ systems. Other qualities that are important to us include: a positive attitude, intellectual curiosity, possesses a low-ego and a good sense of humor
Compensation: We offer a competitive compensation package including equity, generous benefits, a unique work culture for an ambitious startup that strongly encourages a healthy life-work balance, and an opportunity to work with a fun, passionate and talented international team.
Application: Please email your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, please tell us why you are the right person for this job (bonus points for brevity). Email title: “Global Investment Officer”.
Deadline: November 15th, 2017