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Investment Analyst, NAM-H2 Fund Managers (12m fixed term contract)

Climate Fund Managers

Climate Fund Managers

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Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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Climate Fund Managers (CFM) is a leading climate-centric blended finance fund manager. It raises and deploys climate finance funds in partnership at scale and at pace. Through its award-winning model, CFM has created a blueprint for a new generation of climate financiers, whose collective impact can help end the climate crisis. CFM currently manages two emerging market infrastructure funds focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation: Climate Investor One, a c. USD 1 billion fund focused on renewable energy, and Climate Investor Two, a c. USD 1 billion fund focused on water, sanitation and oceans infrastructure. CFM is currently implementing further blended finance initiatives in the green hydrogen, power transmission and cities sectors focused on development, equity, private credit and guarantee financial instruments.

Established in 2015, CFM is a joint venture between the Dutch Development Bank, FMO, and Sanlam InfraWorks, part of the Sanlam Group of South Africa with offices in The Hague, Cape Town, Singapore and Bogota.

CFM and the development of a Green Hydrogen economy in Namibia:

NAM-H2 Fund Managers is a joint venture infrastructure asset manager established to run SDG Namibia One Fund, a bespoke blended finance fund co-designed by the Namibian and Dutch Governments to enable the incubation of Namibia’s Synthetic Fuels Sector, specifically Green Hydrogen. SDG Namibia One will look to secure US$1 billion in funding to be raised in Namibia, regionally and internationally, to develop Namibian green hydrogen projects and related infrastructure. SDG Namibia One was established through a partnership between the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) (owned by the Namibian Government), Climate Fund Managers, and Invest International, both from the Netherlands.

This role will be recruited into NAM-H2 Fund Managers (the “Company”). The responsibilities of this role within the Company are deal origination, project preparation, and fund deployment of SDG Namibia One that will develop, invest and operate hydrogen projects and associated infrastructure and in pursuance thereof to administer unlisted investments.

https://climatefundmanagers.com/

https://www.eif.org.na/

https://investinternational.nl/

The role will chiefly be responsible for:

Investment Analysis

  • Implement and maintain the documentation management system, including all relevant due diligence and project content
  • Implement processes associated with compliance, governance and internal approvals such as KYC and anti-money laundering checks
  • Conduct due diligence on potential investments
  • Perform financial due diligence and analysis on prospective projects
  • Support investment team across all facets of deal activity and process life cycles
  • Financial analysis of potential financing structures
  • Preparation of reports and information memoranda and prospectus presentation to current and potential investors on specific investments
  • Evaluating prospective projects based on the fund’s investment policy and mandate
  • Prepare and maintain project finance-based financial models for investments including return analysis, investment value drivers, sensitivity analyses, and refinancing and exit scenarios
  • Financial analysis of potential financing and investment structures
  • Liaising with fund managers, company managers, external legal, financial, tax and technical advisors to execute and/or monitor an investment
  • Conducting market research on the industry and gather market intelligence to support investment strategies and or assessment of investment opportunities
  • Drafting MOUs, joint development agreements and investment term sheets.
  • Preparation of investment proposals for the investment committee
  • Liaising with fund managers, company managers, external legal, financial, tax and technical advisors to execute and/or monitor an investment
  • Conducting market research on the industry and gather market intelligence to support investment strategies and or assessment of investment opportunities
  • Manage processes associated with compliance, governance and internal approvals in compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as may be assigned

Qualifications, Experience & Skillset

  • Required
    • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in commerce or finance
    • A Post- Graduate Degree would be preferred
    • 2 – 3 years experience in relevant field
    • Experience in Private Equity, Investment Banking or M&A advisory
    • Advanced Excel skills
    • Advanced financial modelling skills
    • Project Finance skills
    • Infrastructure experience
    • Excellent knowledge of financial markets and instruments
    • Good working knowledge of key commercial statutes and regulations
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team

Competencies

  • Accuracy
  • Results orientation
  • Organisational sensitivity
  • Adaptability
  • Stress Resistance
  • Analysing and forming opinions
  • Situational Awareness