Equity Investment Director

Equity Investment Director

Banyan Global

Kigali, Rwanda

Overview:

The project aims to facilitate the emergence of a dynamic off-farm sector that can generate greater employment at a higher wage for Rwandans currently engaged in subsistence agriculture and other low income economic activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall management and leadership in working with equity investors, including Rwandan individuals and firms, and those based outside of Rwanda;
  • Oversee research initiatives and assessments to strengthen project understanding of the challenges and opportunities for equity investment in agribusiness in Rwanda;
  • Work with the Government of Rwanda to strengthen the policy and regulatory environment regarding equity investment, with a focus on agribusiness;
  • Work with other aspects of the project to identify investment-ready firms, and facilitate introductions between those firms and appropriate investors that lead to substantial investments;
  • Participate in project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications;
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation as it relates to equity investment, ensuring that all equity investment targets are met.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in finance, business administration, economics, or other relevant field;
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in equity investment, investment banking, finance, economic growth, or other related discipline;
  • Knowledge and understanding of both investors as well as small and medium-sized businesses in Rwanda;
  • Excellent project management, communication, writing, and computer skills;
  • Ability to negotiate, manage and build partnerships;
  • Knowledge and experience with the policy and regulatory environment as relates to equity investment in Rwanda;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Previous experience working on USAID projects is a plus;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.

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