Investment Officer

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Job Title: Investment Officer
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director, Deal Flow Facility
Application Deadline: May 12, 2021

About Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU)

Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Uganda is a non-profit company limited by guarantee and funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and other development partners. Its mandate is to make financial markets work for the poor. It executes this mandate through a three-pronged strategic approach of facilitating a conducive business environment for financial inclusion, promoting efficient financial markets infrastructure and development of appropriate financial products for the poor.\

About Deal Flow Facility

The Deal Flow Facility, a first of its kind in-country, being incubated at FSD Uganda, is being set up with the support of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) of Uganda and the European Union . This match-making facility between investors and potential investees has the ambitious target of facilitating at least 40 investments in five years.

The key role of the DFF is making medium-to-large enterprises ‘investment worthy’ and attractive to potential investors. The Facility is sector-agnostic and is looking to solve a critical constraint in the market – The Lack of Long-Term Finance, impeding the growth of enterprises, consequently resulting in slower job growth and economic development.

On the demand side, enterprises in Uganda, much like those on the African continent, are bridging their long-term capital needs with short tenor bank financing – financing that is expensive and does not match the growth trajectory of these businesses.

Similarly, on the supply side, investors report a shortage of high-quality investment opportunities as a challenge. Most enterprises seeking investments are not investment-ready and often need internal reorganization before engaging outside investors. This makes them unattractive to both domestic and foreign investors – resulting in a small deal flow pipeline for the private and public capital markets.

About this role

The primary objective of the deal flow facility is to match-make potential investors and investees with the aim of facilitating successful debt and equity transactions. The Investment Officer will be responsible for creating an efficient and high-level due diligence process that increases the chances of investment-worthy enterprises being recruited into the DFF. The role holder will serve as an in-house expert to perform initial diagnostic assessments/evaluations to identify relevant enterprises that will be admitted into the capacity-building program.

The Investment Officer will report to the Director – DFF. They will support the Director in thinking through the strategy, program agenda, engagement activities, capacity-building initiatives, and design of effective cohort programs.

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