Analyst/Associate/Senior Investment Officer, Investment Team – SIMA Funds

Social Investment Managers and Advisors (SIMA) LLC registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking for an Analyst / Associate / Senior Investment Officer, depending on your experience, to support the growth of the asset management company focused on the bottom of the pyramid investment opportunities with commercial returns and clear social benefits.

SIMA is focused on double-bottom-line investment, advisory services, and the creation of social businesses in the areas of financial inclusion, solar energy, affordable housing and education in some of the poorest countries in the world namely sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. SIMA believes in transparency, inclusive decision-making, and innovative thinking. SIMA’s Managing Partners are among the longest-serving social investment fund managers and actively contributed to the development of the social impact investment industry. SIMA has a presence in 7 countries – the US, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Mauritius, Pakistan, and India.

What the job involves?

  • Conduct primary and secondary market research on impact sectors in emerging markets
  • Gain experience in project & and structured finance deals within the impact space in emerging markets
  • Originate and vet new deals for the pipeline
  • Understand the fundamentals of the target companies, their business models, markets, and macroeconomic environment.
  • Supporting the firm in all deal-related tasks, including on-site due diligence in emerging markets, financial and credit analysis, and deal structuring.
  • Writing investment memos and presenting findings to the Investment Committee.
  • Assist in the negotiation of the deal documents and maintain relationships with portfolio companies.
  • Develop a network in the impact investing space and participate in industry events.
  • Maintain a well-controlled operating environment.
  • Traveling to emerging markets for portfolio management and Due Diligence: 30-40% of the time

Who we are looking for?

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Management, Finance, Economics, and related fields; possession of or completion of the exam series in relevant certifications such as CFA, CAIA or FRM is preferred.
  • Strong quantitative skills, a high degree of proficiency with Excel, and applied financial modeling experience.
  • Strong preference for candidates with experience working with off-grid solar company(s)
  • Fluency in English, with proficiency in French, will be an added advantage.
  • At least 2-5 years’ experience in deal sourcing, deal appraisal, and structuring, gained with investment banking, emerging market investing, and impact investing in the renewable energy sector.
  • Interest in Impact Investing and commitment to sustainable development
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, team player, and hard-working
  • Strong cultural understanding and skills to communicate effectively across multiple geographies.
  • Based in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Willingness to work remotely from home
Job Type: Full Time

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