Senior Investment Officer

at Organisation of Educational Cooperation
Published November 13, 2022
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Category Business  
Job Type Full Time  


Under the overall authority of the Secretary-General, the guidance of the Under-Secretary-General for FINDEV, and the direct supervision of the CLUB Coordination Chief of Section, the Senior Investment Officer will be responsible for providing financial analysis and advice on the terms of the loan proposals/agreements as well as support the Creditor Liaison Officer during the loan/debt negotiation phase with prospective lenders. This position provides the unique opportunity of joining the core team of a new international organisation – contributing to its lasting construction and influencing its future trajectory – and an innovative international financing instrument.


Provide financial analysis and advice to the CLUB team on the terms of the loan proposals (i.e., amount raised, maturity period, debt covenants etc.)
Support the CLUB negotiate the key terms of debt agreements with lenders. These include, but are not limited to, interest rates, term structure, financial covenants etc.
Provide financial advice to the CLUB team prior to accepting or rejecting loan/debt agreements and work with the Legal Advisor to review the accuracy of each agreement
Provide updates to the CLUB team on a bi-weekly and ad-hoc basis on current market conditions and deals pipeline
Conduct analysis to assess the attractiveness of specific financing opportunities with a strong focus on credit quality and development impact
Contribute to developing discussion materials including reports and presentations for discussions between the CLUB and prospective lenders
Review the financial analysis and debt valuation models provided by the Investment Analyst
Line manage the Investment Analyst

Strong academic qualifications at master’s degree level or higher
Proficient use of Microsoft Office and in particular Excel and PowerPoint
Advanced modelling in Excel (VBA/Macros) and knowledge of programming languages / statistical tools (Python, R, STATA) is highly appreciated
Very good understanding of valuation theory, methodologies, and applications
Demonstrated experience in international development finance is not required but will be considered an asset
Proven experience in debt agreement negotiations and/ or loan syndication are a major plus
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Strategy formulation and deal negotiation experience are assets


Master’s degree (or higher) in Finance, Economics, or other related fields


At least 10 years of relevant experience, working at an international financial institution and/or investment banking departments with emphasis on Debt Capital Markets. Previous experience at a multilateral development bank is particularly relevant and appreciated

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