Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) is an impact investment group exclusively focused on Africa’s SMEs with EUR 400m in assets under management. Since 2002, I&P has financed and supported 200 entrepreneurs in 16 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, and sponsored 8 African SME funds; I&P’s team is based in 10 countries including Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Madagascar, etc. (see our website: ).Our mission is to foster the emergence of entrepreneurs and SMEs, which are at the core of an inclusive growth and sustainable development in Africa. I&P manages several investment funds supported by development finance institutions, corporates and HNWIs. The Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund is a US$ 200m Fund-of-Funds created by Mastercard Foundation and a consortium of partners led by MEDA. I&P is the Fund Advisor for this Fund-of-Funds, in charge of sourcing, assessing and supporting the portfolio of investment vehicles.The Fund-of-funds invests in gender-lens and women-led investment vehicles across Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on first-time and emerging fund managers. It aims to accelerate the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Africa, with the goal of creating work opportunities for young people – particularly young women – and building long-term economic resilience on the continent. The initiative also includes a significant Business Development Services platform that benefits both SMEs and investment vehicles.More information is available on I&P is seeking an Investment Officer who will work under the supervision of the Investment Manager to implement the investment strategy, in particular to source, due diligence and support several new investment vehicles on the continent. She/he will work closely with the entire Fund-of-funds team and travel regularly especially within Sub-Saharan Africa.This is a rare opportunity to contribute tangibly to the growth of the African impact investing sector and to the mainstreaming of gender-lens investing, via backing emerging fund managers dedicated to financing African SMEs. Sourcing and due diligence Capacity-building and monitoring Reporting The position will be based in I&P’s office in Accra, Ghana. The start date will be as soon as possible. Remuneration package commensurate with experience. Email with the subject Investment Officer, LAST NAME by 25th May 2023 and attach:
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