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Investment Analyst

Location: Johannesburg
Job type: Investment Analyst
Salary: Can be shared upon request
Posted: June 29, 2022
Closing date: July 18, 2022

Harith, a leading pan-African infrastructure investor and developer, seeks to employ an Analyst to provide investment analysis and research to support critical business decisions. The Analyst will be a shared resource between Fund Raising and Liabilities Management and Investment functions with a direct reporting line to the MD: Fund Raising and Liabilities Management.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A CA / CFA / Master’s Degree in Finance or equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in private equity investment evaluations (preferably infrastructure-related) and/or fundraising activities. 
  • Experience in concluding investment transactions.
  • Experience in building & maintaining financial models. 
  • Experience in performing DCF and other Valuations on Portfolio Companies.


  • Support in the effective management of investment portfolios
  • Conduct investigation of potential investment opportunities aligned to the vision and business strategy of the business.  
  • Support in the company’s fundraising activities, including creating marketing information, building/population of financial models and managing information flow with external stakeholders.
  • Responsible for managing and updating virtual data rooms for each investment or fundraising project and generating reports of external usage of the data rooms.
  • Perform financial/commercial due diligence and analysis on prospective projects and recommend an investment decision. 
  • Create/review and maintain financial models that accurately calculate the return on investment of projects and cash flow projections. 
  • Prepare investment & marketing documents for presentation to potential and current investors on specific investments – investment committee approvals, information memoranda and prospectus.
  • Analysis of the company’s financial statements and financial projections and provide input into the investment decisions. 
  • Undertake research & provide updates on financial markets, latest developments & trends in key infrastructure sectors etc., in the local, regional and global markets.
  • Participate in negotiations and the conclusion of legal agreements related to new investments. 
  • Support in formulating strategies for each investment.
  • Support with the sale/exit of investments at the appropriate time.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in financial briefings provided by the Investment Managers internally and externally.
  • Liaise with fund managers, pension funds, commercial banks, development finance institutions, legal and technical advisors, and regulators with a view to expanding funding access while improving market perception.
  • Adhering to governance compliance, risk and reporting policies and procedures.
  • Support in compiling relevant Impact and ESG reports and completing various ESG and other industry-related surveys
  • Ensure that all investment compliance regulations are met and reported adequately against guidelines (e.g., UNPRI, SDGs, etc.).
  • Undertake any other responsibilities relating to this role.

Required Competencies

Emotional IntelligenceIntermediate
Problem SolvingIntermediate
Operational ExcellenceAdvanced
Change AgileAdvanced
Impactful CommunicationIntermediate
African AstutenessIntermediate
Stakeholder ManagementIntermediate
Infrastructure DevelopmentIntermediate
Fund ManagementIntermediate
Partnerships ManagementAdvanced
Project ManagementAdvanced
Portfolio ManagementIntermediate
Legal Due DiligenceBasic
Financial Due DiligenceAdvanced
Financial Modelling & ValuationsAdvanced
Investment Governance & ComplianceIntermediate
Pipeline ScreeningIntermediate
Investment Research & AnalysisAdvanced
Insight GenerationIntermediate

Interested individuals can forward their CVs to Correspondence will only be made with shortlisted candidates.


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