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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
Reference:

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES
Emotional IntelligenceIntermediate
Problem SolvingIntermediate
Operational ExcellenceAdvanced
Change AgileAdvanced
Impactful CommunicationIntermediate
Negotiation/InfluencingIntermediate
CollaborationsAdvanced
CORE COMPETENCIES
African AstutenessIntermediate
Stakeholder ManagementIntermediate
Infrastructure DevelopmentIntermediate
Fund ManagementIntermediate
Partnerships ManagementAdvanced
Project ManagementAdvanced
NetworkingIntermediate
TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES
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 recruitment@harith.co.za. Correspondence will only be made with shortlisted candidates.

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