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Mahlako Financial Services

Position Type
Permanent
To Apply Email
kaluba@mahlako.co.za
Closing Date
31/Aug/2020

Energy Fund Associate

A dynamic fund within the energy and infrastructure sector is looking for a self-motivated and driven individual with a minimum of 8 years prior work experience, with 4 – 5 years in private equity/infrastructure finance to fill a vacant Associate position. The ideal candidate is expected to support the deal sourcing, execution and monitoring of commercially-orientated private equity investments opportunities within the energy sector. The ideal candidate may also need to serve on the Board of Investee companies as an Alternate Director. If you think this is for you, please get in touch with us at kaluba@mahlako.co.za

The ideal candidate is expected to support the deal sourcing, execution and monitoring of commercially-orientated private equity investments opportunities within the energy sector. Conducts advanced financial analysis. Assist in coordination of due diligence and research and may serve on the Board of Investee organisation as Alternate Director in exceptional cases. Mainly a support function on all areas of transaction execution.

The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills, and experience in developmental and project finance. The ideal candidate must be able to work under pressure and demonstrate professionalism at all times.

Key responsibilities

• Provide a support function on all areas of transaction execution.
• Due diligence.
• Valuations.
• Financial modelling.
• Review.
• Market and investment opportunity analysis.
• Structure investments, manage, and negotiation support.
• Assists in research.
• Develop the investment analysts within the team.
• Advanced financial analysis.
Skills and qualification Qualifications
• Undergraduate degree, with honours.
• Professional qualification such as CA, CFA advisable
• Minimum 8 years prior work experience, with 4-5 year in private equity/infrastructure finance, preferably having worked on energy projects.

Skills

 Exceptional written, oral, and presentation communication abilities
 Solid research and analytical skills (Critical thinking, problem solver)
 Sectoral experience
 Investment structuring experience
 Attention to detail
 Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills with demonstrated ability to work efficiently and meet tight deadlines
 Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with large, culturally diverse teams at all levels
 Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required, including a demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently with good presentation skills in one-on-one settings or to larger groups (inside and outside of the fund)
 Advanced skills in Excel and other financial modelling tools.
 Excellent knowledge of financial markets and instruments.
 Good working knowledge of key commercial statutes and regulation (Tax, Companies Act).

Behavioural competencies

 Self-starter and initiator
 Competitive and creative
 Results orientated
 Team player and flexible to adapt to new team dynamics
 Must be able to produce professional results whilst working independently, but at the same time be part of a professional team
 Problem-solving abilities
 Willing to travel

Applications close 31 August 2020.

Qualifying Criteria