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<p><strong>About us</strong></p> <p>Symbiotics is the leading market access platform for impact investing, dedicated to private markets in emerging and frontier economies. The group offers investment, asset management and capacity building services.</p> <p>Since 2005, we have originated over 7,300 investments representing more than USD 9.2 billion for 570 companies in 95 countries.</p> <p>We manage an aggregate portfolio of USD 2.9 billion spread across 23 funds and mandates. Our portfolio companies have also benefited from over 145 technical assistance projects worth more than USD 18 million.</p> <p>We believe that in order to recruit the best professionals all applications must be reviewed equally. For this reason, we will not require personal data such as photos, date of birth or gender to be included on CV applications.</p> <p><strong>Who we are looking for</strong></p> <p>You are a young professional who will assist the investment analysts of the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region in the analysis and monitoring of credit risk and country risk for institutions located in the region.</p> <p>The position is based in Cape Town (South Africa) with reporting line to the Regional Manager SSA. We offer a young and dynamic work environment in a growing industry and an opportunity to work in the social investment space with a for-profit company.</p>
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<p><strong>Job Description:</strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: square;"> <li>Analyze and validate in a timely and quality manner monthly reports for investees in the portfolio and publish follow-up reports when necessary.</li> <li>Support the production of the Desk Reviews by the Investment Analysts through collecting and recording any necessary information or/and reviewing the coherence and completeness of the information.</li> <li>Support the production of credit risk and ESG reports by Investment Analysts.</li> <li>Support Investment Analysts in the production of country analysis reports.</li> <li>Input audited financial statements and liability information report for all investees in the region.</li> <li>Assist in coordinating and managing of investee relationships with the Investment Analysts.</li> <li>Support the Investment Analysts in the filtering and prospection of new investment targets including financial intermediaries, Fintech’s and clean energy in the prospective markets.</li> <li>Responsible for maintaining all institutional accounts and KYC/AML processes for Sub Saharan institution up to date.</li> <li>Collect and maintain all data required for the opening and the clearing of MFI Account and KYC process for institutions of the region.</li> <li>Maintain regular contacts with investees in portfolio.</li> </ul>
<p><strong>Requirements:</strong></p> <p>We are looking for a dynamic person who is organized, mature, autonomous, and able to work in a dynamic and challenging environment.</p> <p>More specifically, you have the following skills and competencies:</p> <ul style="list-style-type: square;"> <li>You possess a university degree in accounting or finance,</li> <li>You have a strong interest in impact investments and knowledge of the financial sector in sub-Sahara Africa,</li> <li>You are capable of handling on-going multiple tasks on a daily basis,</li> <li>You have excellent communication and organizational skills,</li> <li>You are proactive, inquisitive and interested in learning,</li> <li>You have a very good capacity to understand, adapt and dedicate to support clients’ needs,</li> <li>You are fluent in written and spoken English, a good command in French and/or Portuguese would be an advantage,</li> <li><u>Permanent Resident status or eligible to work in South Africa </u></li> </ul>
<h3>What makes us different?</h3> <ul style="list-style-type: square;"> <li>The chance to contribute to improving the lives of people in emerging and frontier countries, to work towards supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals</li> <li>A flexible work environment with colleagues from 41 countries</li> <li>The opportunity to become part of a growing business that pushes you to excel every day while having a positive impact on others</li> </ul>
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