Investment Analyst - Sub-Saharan Africa at Symbiotics

Nairobi, Kenya
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Job Field: Finance / Accounting / Audit 

Job Description

  • Conduct on-site due diligences of financial intermediaries in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Write credit risk appraisals, investment advisory reports and social performance evaluations
  • Monitor global situation, opportunities and risks in financial markets of the above-mentioned region
  • Develop a pipeline of credit worthy investment targets in specific markets
  • Maintain and monitor a portfolio companies, including monthly financial reporting
  • Support the development of new business opportunities in the region



This position requires regular travel to countries within the region. We are looking for a person who is organized, mature, and able to work independently in a dynamic and challenging environment, as well as having entrepreneurial drive, attention to detail and pride in the quality of one's work, including the following qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in finance, economics or business along with strong technical skills
  • Proven experience as a credit analyst or financial analyst
  • Knowledge of the microfinance and banking industry and impact investment
  • Dedication to social and sustainable development
  • Previous experience in Sub-Saharan Africa is essential
  • Capacity to handle multiple tasks on a daily basis
  • Fluent English; French would be a plus
  • Willingness and readiness to travel (up to 30%)


What makes us different?

  • The chance to contribute to improving the lives of people in emerging and frontier countries, to work towards supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • A flexible work environment with colleagues from 41 countries
  • The opportunity to become part of a growing business that pushes you to excel every day while having a positive impact on others

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Symbiotics on to apply