DBSA Jobs In Midrand – Investment Officer

Website Development Bank of Southern Africa - DBSA

Job Description:

The Investment Officer is responsible for executing the strategic objectives of the business in collaboration with the Transacting Head whilst being accountable to move investment opportunities / projects (provided by the Coverage Team) from early review to bankability.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Close deal / transactions by obtaining the relevant internal approvals for the transactions and leading or actively participating in the successful conclusion of negotiations.
  • Actively manage the transaction unit to drive the credit approval process in its entirety from early review to the relevant approval committees.
  • Provide value to transactions for the benefit of and/or the client through knowledge of the subject, innovation and lateral thinking.
  • In liaison with the Head: Transacting structure and negotiate the detailed terms of the deal / transaction with Treasury, Legal, and Loan Administration Teams to drive the approval of transactions.
  • Provide input into early review proposals and documentation in the agreed format.

Job Requirements:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the complex financial and regulatory environments in Africa.
  • Successful track record in leading project teams with high level stakeholders and qualified professionals;
  • A Bachelor’s degree i.e. Finance, Business, Accounting, or Economics; Science; Mathematics; Statistics and Engineering
  • 2-5 years’ experience in appraising, negotiating and closing Project Finance, Corporate Finance, or Structured Finance transactions in a financial institution;
  • Experience in using Financial models;
  • Experience in securing deals of appropriate size for sectors and geographies in question.
  • Experience in initiating and developing new business strategies and opportunities to create a pipeline of development impact projects ensuring deal flow and bankability.
  • Experience in securing infrastructure investment deals in relevant sectors/geographies in Africa.

Job Details:

Company: Development Bank of Southern Africa – DBSA

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Midrand, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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