Contract: P4G Investment Manager, Africa

Program Management Nairobi, Kenya


Job Summary
The position delivers a combination of investment advisory role to P4G Africa partnerships and a country P4G manager function to Kenya. The investment advisory role aims at increasing the success of the number and quality of P4G partnerships achieving financial sustainability to catalyse impact and bring investment to the region. In this position, you will lead commercial viability and investment flows into P4G by leveraging network and investor relationships and managing deal flow for P4G funded partnerships for blended financing and financial closure. As the P4G country manager for Kenya, you will play an important role in the development of multistakeholder partnerships that advance market-based solutions for green growth, and support in-country engagement and participation of Kenya to major P4G activities and events by coordinating closely and working with the P4G Global Hub and the Kenyan National Platform and P4G partners.

Job Responsibilities

Investment advisory role for African P4G partnerships:

  • To mobilize investment opportunities for P4G funded partnerships and for scale-up partnerships to achieve financial sustainability
  • Lead financial due diligence process and evaluation for commercial viability and competitiveness for P4G business model for new P4G partnership applications from Africa region, including reviewing business plan and financial forecasts, and understand, evaluate and manage investment risk and mitigation
  • Conduct market research to support the development of investment strategies and identify transaction opportunities for P4G partnerships in Africa
  • Facilitate investment and blended finance solutions for P4G partnerships through technical support to their business model and commercial readiness from origination to acceleration
  • Identify and maintain network of regional investment and development financing institutions and climate financing facilities relevant to execute strategies and transaction deals for P4G funded partnerships
  • Manage investor relationships to relevant commercial and climate financing agencies to raise investor awareness and understanding of the P4G business model and innovative business models of funded partnerships
  • Work with the P4G Investment team for fund raising for P4G and for investment in partnerships from donor countries, impact investors, foundations and financial institutions
  • Coordinate with Partnerships and Engagement teams to incorporate elements of commercialization and business case for investment as part of partnerships origination and strengthening the eco-system for effectively delivering the P4G Business model.
Country Manager role for Kenya:
  • To manage successful engagement of Kenya to P4G activities and development of P4G partnerships in coordination with the P4G Hub and the National Platform
  • Engage stakeholders and facilitate the development of innovative public-private partnerships that provide market-based solutions to advance SDG and NDC implementation based on Kenya’s national priorities for sustainable development and climate actions
  • Provide program management and oversight to implementation of P4G partnerships within the country in close engagement with the Partnerships team
  • Work with the Kenyan P4G National Platform to ensure coordination between government ministries and other relevant stakeholders in the private sector and civil societies on P4G partnerships, the SDGs and NDCs
  • Liaise with the National Platform, P4G partner country embassies and P4G partner organizations in Kenya to build the P4G network in Kenya
  • Serve as primary contact between the National Platform, P4G partnerships and Global Hub to facilitate and coordinate Kenya’s engagement in P4G activities and events such as P4G Summit, Board meetings, and the State of Art Report and P4G Awards
  • Support the National Platform to develop and support implementation of annual P4G country workplans aligned with the P4G global workplan
  • Represent P4G in relevant national events relevant and support P4G workshops organized by the National Platforms
Job Qualifications
  • Master’s or Advanced degree in business or finance and advanced degree in business or finance of banking
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in investment, commercial and strategic financial management functions
  • Technical competency and significant experience in managing financial deal/transactions for innovative projects, and/or commercialization of start-ups and scale-ups, preferably in supporting investment deals for market-based ventures and green projects
  • Analytical skills and deep knowledge in business planning, financial due diligence, reviewing and negotiating deal documentation. Experience with reviewing investment memorandum, project financing, venture financing, financial modeling and financial structuring (debt, equity, blended, guarantees etc.)
  • Familiarity with regional investment and development financing schemes for innovative projects and green growth and on applications of global and regional climate fund facilities. Understanding of investment framework of private equity, development financial institutions and institutional investors
  • Experience engaging with government officials of developing countries. in multi-stakeholder engagements and public and private cross-sectoral coordination around green growth themes/SDGs/NDCs
  • Advanced understanding of the medium - long term development plans of Kenya and current priorities for climate actions
  • Demonstrated knowledge or expertise in one or more of P4G’s technical sectors is desired. These include: Food and Agriculture, Energy, Water, Cities, and the Circular Economy
  • Fluency in English in written and oral communications required. Fluency in one or more national languages a plus
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, global environment and multilateral institutions
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and to assess complex situations with strong attention to details to make effective recommendations
  • Superb interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collegially with others and with the highest standards of integrity
  • Excellent communications and organizational skills required
  • Commitment to P4G Partnership’s mission, values, and approach regarding climate and sustainability
How to Apply
Please Submit a cover letter and resume

Program Overview
Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) is a global platform accelerating pioneering market-based partnerships to build sustainable and resilient economies. We invest in impact to deliver inclusive and tangible solutions that support partner countries in meeting their sustainable development goals and commitments to the Paris Agreement. We bring together business, government, and civil society organizations in innovative public-private partnerships to advance solutions in five key areas: food and agriculture, water, energy, cities and circular economy. P4G partner countries establish a multi-stakeholder National Platform within their country to pursue the goals of P4G. The primary functions of the national platforms are to facilitate and scale public-private partnerships and coordinate national engagement in P4G to advance sustainable development

WRI Overview
World Resources Institute  (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean.

We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges , and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.
 
We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $150 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 1,000+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa,  Brazil, China,  Europe,  India,  Indonesia,  Mexico  and the United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.  

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.