Senior Investment Officer
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Ad title: Senior Investment Officer
Provided by: BlueOrchard Finance
Published: Dec 2 / Updated: Dec 7 / Deadline: Jan 15
Founded in 2001, BlueOrchard Finance is a leading impact investment manager. The firm is dedicated to fostering inclusive and sustainable growth while providing attractive returns for its investors. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, BlueOrchard has offices in Cambodia, Georgia, Peru, Kenya, Luxembourg, and Geneva. To date, the company has deployed over USD 4bn in impact investments across 70 emerging and frontier markets, enabling social impact.

Become part of this unique success story and join our fast-growing company in Tbilisi, Georgia as a Senior Investment Officer - Europe and Central Asia.

As Senior Investment Officer, you will hold leadership responsibilities and manage credit risk in financial institutions and companies that provide credit and other financial services to smallholder farmers and micro-entrepreneurs. In your role you manage a debt investment portfolio as well as client relationships with microfinance institutions and insurance companies in the region covering Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) and Middle East (ME). You will report to the Regional Manager and work closely with BlueOrchard`s local investment team, consultants and other stakeholders in the financial services sector.

Your main responsibilities:

** Perform analysis and assess risks of financial institutions, including on and off site due diligence, credit and country risk, subsequently produce reports and investment memorandums;
** Present investment opportunities to the credit committee;
** Mentor and support the local team of investment officers and develop processes and tools;
** Manage a portfolio of investees and develop new business opportunities in the region by acquiring new clients

Your knowledge and experience:

** At least 10 years of relevant working experience, preferably at a reputable rating agency or as credit analyst at an investment bank; from which at least 5 years in the region;
** Strong analytical skills and track record in debt transactions; experience in origination and negotiating debt investments is a plus;
** Good market knowledge and network in insurance and/or financial markets in the region;
** Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and Russian;
** Degree, preferably advanced, in finance, business administration, economics, or related field.

Your personal profile:

** Flexible, self-starter with ambition to excel, positive energy and commercial acumen;
** Demonstrated team player with the ability to work in a multi-national and multi-cultural environment;
** High degree of responsibility and accountability;
** Willingness to live in Tbilisi and ability to frequently undertake work related travel in Region.

Please apply in English, including your CV and cover letter, via:

Deadline for application is 15 January 2018.
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