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(Senior) Investment Officers – Emerging Markets

  • Bruxelles
  • 31 Jul 2017


Our client, the EDFI Management Company, was incorporated in 2016 by the association of 15 European Development Finance Institutions and funded by the European Commission. The EDFI Management Company manages ElectriFI, the Electrification Financing Initiative ( out of their new offices in Brussels. At this moment, EDFIMC has a team of ten people, of which six work full time on ElectriFI transactions. Based on new funding secured, we seek to expand this team with three experienced and entrepreneurial

(Senior) Investment Officers - Emerging Markets

 based in Brussels


Purpose of job: Source and screen investment opportunities in emerging markets (focus on Sub-Sahara Africa). ElectriFI finances and supports companies & projects using renewable energy technology to ensure new and improved access to electricity. ElectriFI invests in the form of (near) equity, (subordinated) debt or guarantee structures. Funding is for early stage investment financing.

Main responsibilities:

  • Source & screen investment opportunities, and conduct due diligence with focus of financial, social and environmental impact
  • Prepare and present investment proposals to the ElectriFI Investment Committee
  • Structure and lead term-sheet negotiations, implement contractual documentation and manage disbursement processes
  • Actively monitor a portfolio of investees, and be involved in the roll out of business plans
  • Monitor compliance with contractual agreements
  • Continuously engage with investees and build networks with potential partners, stakeholders, financial institutions and other relevant parties in order to strengthen relationships, exchange information, promote EDFIMC's services and facilitate prospecting
  • Contribute to continuous knowledge-sharing within EDFIMC and to building on new trends in the target segments of ElectriFI in order to stay up-to-date on the latest developments


  • High level education in Business Administration or Finance
  • Financial analysis / corporate finance skills / analytical skills
  • Debt- and equity investment management experience
  • Relevant work experience: minimum 7 years in corporate finance, corporate banking or financial analysis
  • Experience with (leading) investment/financing transactions in developing/emerging markets
  • Self-starter; independent problem solver; result oriented; business development skills
  • Experience in-, and knowledge of the power/electricity sector
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, pro-active, initiative taker
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent networking, negotiating and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Willingness to travel: +/- 25% of time
  • Language skills: excellent English + other languages (French, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Interested in emerging and developing markets
  • The (Senior) Investment Officer will be based in Brussels


  • A dynamic, multi-cultural working environment in a rapidly growing asset management firm
  • Permanent contract with a competitive salary
  • Frequent travelling will contribute to the success in this role

other keywords: Corporate investment, investment banking, financial analysis, financing, mergers & acquisitions, investment research, emerging markets,  equity and debt financings, financial restructurings, risk management, risk capital, development finance, debt, quasi-equity, equity, guarantees, on-grid, off-grid, renewable technologies,  solar PV, solar cells, photovoltaic cells, construction finance, permanent finance


For more information: Call HANS VERHEIJ on the number: GSM + 32 473 715114 Direct +32 2 738 02 68