Investment Manager, WASH & WASTE

Job description

Triple Jump, an impact investment fund manager with a global portfolio, is looking for an:

Investment Manager, WASH & WASTE

40 hours per week, duty station Nairobi, Kenya / Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Triple Jump is an impact-focused investment manager that manages and advises several funds in the area of financial inclusion, SME finance, affordable housing, renewable energy and agri. Triple Jump’s mission is to go where investing capital empowers people and improves lives. Triple Jump is headquartered in Amsterdam, and has a strong footprint in the emerging markets with 5 regional offices located in Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Thailand and Kenya. The team consists of over 80 professionals, including 30 different nationalities, with broad field experience and in-depth financial expertise. Triple Jump investment portfolio spans across more than 60 countries.

Triple Jump offers professional asset management services to investors, ranging from asset selection, to portfolio management to fund administration. Triple Jump holds an AIFMD license and is regulated by the Dutch Central Bank and the Authority Financial Markets. Our investor base includes institutional investors, development banks, governments, NGOs, and retail banks, all of whom seek to combine both financial returns with and social/environmental impact.

Job description

Triple Jump and partners are implementing a pilot facility to invest in WASH/WASTE sector across Kenya/Uganda/India. As Investment Manager you are responsible for developing and implementing the pilot facility, including the full investment cycle of equity and debt-based investments into companies active in the WASH/WASTE sector. The position requires frequent travel in/to target countries to represent the mandate, for due diligence and for monitoring the investees. You will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and/or Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Job requirements

This position requires a thorough understanding of the WASH/WASTE sector and a solid experience and track record of a minimum of 8 years in direct investments, preferably in Africa. Moreover, you have experience analyzing business plans and financial statements, developing deal structures and monitoring investments.

You have demonstrable communication skills and are able to disseminate knowledge and mediate between different views. Your negotiation skills are excellent and you are capable of representing the fund we manage. You feel comfortable working in a team spread across the globe, while independently developing new and managing existing markets.

Specific desired competencies

  • Must-have: Solid transferable experience and track record of direct investments in Emerging Markets;
  • Investment experience and/or strong affinity with companies in WASH & Waste sectors in Africa/India strongly preferred;
  • Transactional experience (PE, corporate debt, mezzanine or M&A) and demonstrated corporate finance rigor;
  • Ideally investment experience in early-growth stage companies; experience in mezzanine deal structuring desirable;
  • Experience in writing Investment Committee papers in English;
  • Ideally monitoring lead (board or board observer) experience;
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English is required, knowledge of French in particular, but also local languages is considered a plus;
  • Advanced Excel modelling skills;
  • Existing working permit considered a plus;
  • Local candidates are encouraged to apply;
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual thinker;
  • Good negotiator;
  • Result-oriented;
  • Team player;

Personal skill requirements

  • Excellent analytical and conceptual thinker;
  • Good negotiator;
  • Result-oriented;
  • Team player.

Triple Jump offers you:

  • The opportunity to work within a growing, entrepreneurial organization in the impact investing sector;
  • Competitive salary for the impact investing sector including a fixed year-end payment, a variable incentive arrangement and pension arrangement;
  • A dynamic, multi-cultural and collegial working environment.

Application procedure

Are you interested? Send your application to the attention of Willem Boymans, HR Officer Triple Jump, before January 31, 2021. More information about the position can be obtained through Marnix Mulder (Director Market Development) at +31 20 220 2852 or Davide Loriggiola (Investment Manager Seed Capital) at +31 20 220 2861.