Location: London, UK
Employment Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 04 January 2019
There are 5 levels in the team – Associate, Executive, Manager, Director & Team Leader. However, the team is very flat and people at all levels are involved in the real detail, and in representational work, both to Investment Committee and externally.
There are 3 parts of the job (at all levels):
At Investment Manager level, you will be expected to lead investments and run all execution stages unassisted. You will also be expected to lead origination across a number of sub-sectors, and play a lead role on portfolio management, including taking Board seats.
We are looking for candidates that will deliver from day one, and that will contribute to building CDC’s brand and bringing in exciting investment opportunities. The successful candidate will likely have at least 7 years work experience in relevant sectors (including top tier strategy consulting & investment banking), and as part of that have at least 2 year’s experience working in private equity. We are open to consider slightly more or less experience, hiring at Senior Executive or Junior Director level.
Critical softer skills: (1) ability to look at complex problems and get to the root of the issue, (2) ability to build relationships with companies, (3) ability to communicate clearly on paper and in person, and (4) ability to multi-task.
Candidates will also need to evidence previous experience working in, or demonstrable passion for, Africa or South Asia, or at the very least an understanding of emerging markets.
Candidates should be strongly motivated by CDC’s development mission and ideally demonstrate some commitment to development or social goals through previous executive or non-executive activity.
Please submit a cover letter with application
Role Posted on: 05/12/2018
Role Closes on: 04/01/2019