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Reference : AFS/SR/ASS
Position : Other
Deadline: 30/06/2019
Location : West Africa (Nigeria)
Industry : Banking/Finance/Insurance
Job Description / Role / Responsibilities :

The Senior Associate will assist with or perform due diligence analysis of potential fund and private equity principal investment opportunities plus assist with day-to-day monitoring and reporting of the investment portfolio. The candidate will have a unique opportunity to work with leading global investors across a wide variety of private equity strategies, industries and regions. The ideal candidate for this role is intellectually curious; able to analyze complex data to identify risks and opportunities; has the capacity to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment; and is driven to help improve and innovate the team's approach to investing. This position reports to the Managing Director of Private Equity.

Due Diligence and Analysis

  • Perform or assist with investment analysis for potential private equity investment opportunities, including both principal investments and fund commitments.
  • Assist with or performs due diligence for principal investment opportunities, including thorough review of industry and company details, running detailed financial (LBO) models, conducting reference checks, and evaluating the overall merits and risks, valuation, return profiles, and terms of partner-led bid processes on companies across sectors and geographies.
  • Communicates analysis of investment opportunities, results, and recommendations with the relevant portfolio managers(s) and/or senior staff via verbal and written reports and presentations, including preparing qualitative and quantitative reports, memoranda, and spreadsheets.

Portfolio Monitoring:

  • Develops relationships with GPs through portfolio company board meeting participation, annual meeting attendance, due diligence sessions and active call participation.
  • Supports or assists with the development, monitoring, and reporting of diverse portfolio investments.
  • Assists in evaluating portfolio diversification by geography, property/sector type, and investment style.
  • Consults or coordinates with investment managers, analysts, investment accounting, legal counsel, custodian, and third-party advisors and consultants.
  • Works with TRS portfolio management systems such as eFront, Tamale and DealCloud.
  • Ensures that the agency Ethics Policy is adhered to in relationships with general partners, external managers, brokers, research suppliers, and other vendors.
Candidate profile :


The position is a career track opportunity where an MBA is not required to advance. Successful candidates will be strong team players with the confidence to interact with all levels of the organization and ability to thrive in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment. An ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in private equity, investment banking, consulting, corporate development or similar background.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, finance, accounting, operations research, math, information technology, liberal arts or related area.
  • Desire to relocate to Lagos
  • Extensive knowledge of financial and operating models
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize
  • Self-motivator who is eager to be given substantial responsibility
  • Strong communicator, both verbally and in written formats, and with both internal and external audiences


Knowledge of:

  • Investment concepts, terminology, styles, models, strategies, and fundamental investment factors.
  • Statistical concepts, methods, and models, and their application to investments.
  • Corporate valuation metrics and techniques.

Skill in:

  • Using a computer in a Windows environment with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and other business software to prepare correspondence, spreadsheets, charts, and reports.
  • Conducting data searches and evaluations of large amounts of information, performing complex statistical analysis of the data, and preparing concise and accurate reports and written/oral recommendations.
  • Planning, organizing, and prioritizing work assignments to manage a high-volume workload in a fast-paced and changing environment, and in completing detailed work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Verbal and written communication of complex information that is accurate, timely, and based on sound judgment.




Ability to:

  • Establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, agency staff, and external contacts.
  • Work effectively in a professional team environment.
  • Travel regularly for business purposes.

Workforce Expectations

Must be able to:

  • regularly, reliably, and punctually attend work;
  • work extended hours as necessary;
  • travel occasionally for work assignments and training;
  • show flexibility and adaptability toward changes in assignments and work schedules;
  • adhere to the agency's internal management policies and procedures; and
  • exhibit work behaviors consistent with agency and division core values.
Additional information :

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Language: Fluent in english