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Fresh Recruitment at Infrastructure Credit Guarantee (InfraCredit)

Company Info

Infrastructure Credit Guarantee (InfraCredit) provides local currency guarantees to enhance the credit quality of debt instruments issued to finance creditworthy infrastructure assets in Nigeria that conform with its eligibility criteria.

1). Senior Associate Transaction Legal

Location: Lagos

Job Summary

  • Responsible for providing in-house legal services, liaise with the company’s retained external law firm and assist the company in attaining its commercial/strategic business objectives. Support legal, structuring, negotiating and review of transaction documents with clients and external counsel and counterparties

Job Responsibilities

The resource person will be responsible for but not be limited to the following:

  • Provide support in ensuring the company operates within the law at all times and limit the company’s exposure to legal risks
  • Liaise with the external legal counsel in drafting of Investment Agreements & Transaction Agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating mandate letters, NDAs, transaction agreements (Guarantee Deed, Recourse Agreement, Security Deed) and other documents associated with dealing with clients and counterparties
  • Supporting the Origination & Structuring Team in due diligence on prospective clients and deals, and structuring, negotiating and review of financing transaction documents with clients and external counsel
  • Provide any other type of legal support (including but not limited to legal opinions, consultation, commenting and/or negotiation of documents of a legal nature) which may be required from time to time as expected on transactions
  • Monitoring changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment, and taking appropriate action
  • Ensure that all transactions within the division comply with InfraCredit’s applicable legal risk policies.

Skills

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in law, must be called to Bar. Post graduate degrees are an added advantage
  • 5 – 7 years of relevant legal experience.
  • Familiarity with guidelines and regulations governing the debt securities, investment regulation and credit transactions
  • Excellent analytical and structuring know-how skills, good understanding of guarantee products, capital markets and its financial instruments
  • Very strong alignment with InfraCredit’s core value system – Innovation, Passion, Integrity and Collaboration.
  • Good understanding of the legal environment as it affects commercial transactions in the capital market space.
  • Detail oriented and articulate.

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2). Telecoms & ICT Technical Consultant

Location: Lagos

Job Responsibilities

  • Drafting of Terms of Reference for external advisers
  • Provide technical inputs in the operating assumptions for a robust financial model
  • Provide technical inputs in the deal terms being negotiated and agreed with the prospective clients
  • Review all available technical reports, data storage equipment/technology, maintenance arrangements, technical design, materials and equipment lists, BOQs etc, as applicable, and comment on suitability to deliver the Project to specification and conform to industry standards
  • Provide technical input in the Infrastructure Risk Matrix with specific reference to telecoms and ICT
  • Support the deal team in the Telecoms & ICT business origination workstream towards expanding the transaction pipeline
  • Review of New Business Committee and Credit Papers and support for responses to technical queries from the Credit Committee
  • Provide preliminary technical commercial review for onboarded telecoms and ICT projects and highlight any key risks or opportunities for improvements on the projects
  • Support in the sourcing of external advisers, evaluating external advisers technical proposals and recommending the best firms to engage
  • Support in developing a standardized due diligence report template and review the due diligence reports of the external advisers
  • Inspect project sites, assets, work in progress, equipment & infrastructure available and comment on asset & equipment quality, adequacy, performance and remaining/estimated useful life of the project assets. Essentially act as the Lenders’ Engineer in each telecoms & ICT projects.
  • Review of the procurement contract(s), EPC contract(s), including civil works contractor and other subcontractors, and opine on ability to meet and conform to required/ standard specifications and industry best practices – taking into account operating track record of contractors and any previously completed projects
  • Validate contractual agreements with mobile network operators, off-takers and capacity for offtakers to enter such contracts, where applicable
  • Assess and comment on the competitiveness of the proposed pricing versus the cost of accessible alternatives, and opine on the ability of the customers to pay the proposed tariffs/fees
  • Review and evaluate operating and maintenance costs, construction, development and implementation costs incurred, development cost estimates and/or costs to completion. Provide an opinion, based on Consultant’s experience, on whether these costs are reasonable, optimal or can be refined.
  • Comment on management’s capacity to operate, execute and deliver the projects to specification over the life of the projects

Skills

Candidates for the Telecoms & ICT Consultants’ role should meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field
  • Minimum of 8 -10 years’ work experience in telecoms and ICT sector, focused on mobile access, fixed access (DSL, Fibre), aerial infrastructure, Satellite etc., or worked as an adviser or contractor
  • An understanding of financial markets, infrastructure projects financing and workings of development finance institution
  • Proven analytical skills and systematic problem solving, as well as excellent communication and writing skills
  • Strong project management skills, and demonstrated commitment to professional and client service excellence
  • Experience with multitasking efficiently and accurately with little oversight
  • Acute attention to detail and a dedication to providing high quality work products

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3). Finance Manager

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • The Finance Manager will be saddled with the responsibility of supporting the Financial Controller / Head, Finance in executing and completing all finance operations of InfraCredit.

Job Responsibilities

The resource person will be responsible for but not be limited to the following:

  • Ability to prepare review, and adhere to the budgets for each business department
  • Perform Corporate Finance functions; financial ratio analysis, cash management, financial forecasting and investment analysis
  • Work with Financial Controller to manage investments portfolio
  • Periodic preparation of investors relation report
  • Ensure all of company’s financial practices are in line in statutory regulations and legislation
  • Assist in company-wide budgetary planning
  • Monitor cash flow, accounts, and other financial transactions
  • Assist the Financial Controller to manage statutory audit and tax functions
  • Prepare financial reports on a monthly and annual basis
  • Maintain strong financial analysis and create forecasts and models
  • Analyze the financial climate and market trends to assist Financial
  • Controller and senior executives in creating strategic plans
  • Analyze financial data and create financial models for decision making
  • Analyze past results, performs variance analysis, identifies trends, and makes recommendations for improvements
  • Supervising and working closely with the Financial Reporting Specialist to ensure accurate financial reporting
  • Evaluate financial performance by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts
  • Valuation of financial instruments
  • Create standard and ad-hoc reports, financial tools and applicable dashboards
  • Work closely with financial controller to identify and drive process improvements
  • Developing reporting templates using Excel, Word and Power point

Skills

Candidates for the role should possess the following qualifications:

  • High degree of confidentiality and professionalism required.
  • At least 8 – 10 years working experience in financial analysis of Finance department of a financial institution or any of the Big Four professional services firms.
  • Must be a chartered accountant (ACA, ACCA etc.). CFA is an added advantage
  • Minimum of first degree in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, statistics or other related courses.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage time and work activities effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Maintain up-to-date technical knowledge of IFRS reporting framework, financial instruments and capital market
  • Flexibility and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication, customer service, and data entry skills are required
  • Mastery of MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.
  • Good business/report writing and presentation skills

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4). Housing Sector Consultant

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • Leveraging data from the existing reports and working with the Fund, design and implement an effective homebuyer profiling and underwriting system that is compatible with InfraCredit’s Affordable Housing Programme criteria. Recommend appropriate automated platforms and systems suitable for effectively conducting the end-to-end mortgage origination and underwriting process

Job Responsibilities

The Consultant will be required to carry out the following activities:

  • Review existing reports from consultants on loan origination, homebuyer profiling and underwriting process for the Housing Solution Fund (the Fund) and where applicable, identify areas for further assessment
  • Leveraging data from the existing reports and working with the Fund, design and implement an effective homebuyer profiling and underwriting system that is compatible with InfraCredit’s Affordable Housing Programme criteria
  • Recommend appropriate automated platforms and systems suitable for effectively conducting the end-to-end mortgage origination and underwriting process
  • Identify experienced developers that can design (or have designed) the systems recommended
  • Test run the system using InfraCredit’s housing developer pipeline being co-financed under the collaboration between InfraCredit and the Fund
  • Advise on standardised mortgage origination/aggregation schemes that can potentially accelerate housing development off-take
  • Any other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time during the engagement period

Skills

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Candidates for the role should possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, economics, finance, or a closely related field.
  • Up to seven years of credit risk and mortgage finance experience at a leading mortgage lending institution or in a mortgage unit of a major financial institution in Nigeria
  • Good grasp of the issues and constraints faced by the housing market participants in Nigeria
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of technology for mortgage origination, profiling and underwriting process
  • Proven analytical skills and systematic problem solving, as well as excellent communication and writing skills
  • Ability to effectively manage competing deadlines for projects in a high-pressure work environment, with varying degrees of supervision
  • Strong project management skills, and demonstrated commitment to professional and client service excellence
  • Acute attention to detail and a dedication to providing high quality work products
  • Fluency in use of all Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel

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5). AVP, Human Resources

Location: Lagos

Background

  • To provide support and coordination for Human Resource (HR) generalist functions, activities, and initiatives in support of InfraCredit’s strategic goals. The personnel will be responsible for managing Human Resource functions with the aim of supporting the company in attaining its commercial and strategic business objectives.

Job Responsibilities

The resource person will responsible for but not be limited to the following:

  • Provide operational and strategic human resource functions in line with overall company strategy
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of key HR functions in recruitment, talent management and employee engagement and other applicable functions
  • Co-ordinate recruitment activities: sourcing, liaising with recruitment vendors, scheduling of interview sessions, and conducting interviews
  • Support in People Strategy implementation
  • Ensure full delivery of on-boarding activities and engagement
  • Manage employee related matters and agenda in alignment with the company goals
  • Manage people related policies, processes, programmes, and practices
  • Ensure conformity with applicable laws and practices, ensuring up-to-date relevance within the laws, regulations, and company legal framework
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to ensure legal compliance
  • Ensure effective monitoring and implementation of applicable human resource requirements
  • Ensure the availability of up-to-date HR information to enhance employees’ and employer performance
  • Co-ordinate human resources records: data forms, remittances, etc.
  • Ensure finance team has all required details for payroll administration – full and correct entries of salaries and benefits
  • Preparations of Human Resources analytics for reporting and management
  • Liaising and maintaining relationship with third-party service providers – Health Management Organisations, vendors, recruitment, agencies, tax authorities etc.

Skills

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in social-sciences, business administration and other relevant disciplines
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant HR experience.
  • Human Resource Professional certifications will be added advantage – CIPM, HRCI, SHRM
  • Excellent knowledge of HR analytics and reporting skills, employee engagement initiatives, and talent sourcing
  • Good understanding of HRIS applicable to the business needs
  • Very strong alignment with InfraCredit’s core value system – Innovation, Passion, Integrity and Collaboration.
  • Good understanding of HR best practices
  • Detail oriented and articulate.

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6). Clean Energy Project Technical Consultant

Location: Lagos

Job Responsibilities

  • Drafting of Terms of Reference for external advisers.
  • Provide technical inputs in the operating assumptions for a robust financial model
  • Provide technical inputs in the deal terms being negotiated and agreed with the prospective clients
  • Review all available technical reports, storage equipment/ technology, maintenance arrangements, engineering design, materials and equipment lists, BOQs etc, as applicable, and comment on suitability to deliver the Project to specification and conform to industry standards
  • Provide technical input in the Infrastructure Risk Matrix
  • Review of New Business Committee and Credit Papers and support for responses to technical queries from the Credit Committee
  • Provide preliminary technical commercial review for onboarded clean energy projects and highlight any key risks or opportunities for improvements on the projects
  • Support in the sourcing of external advisers, evaluating external advisers technical proposals and recommending the best firms to engage
  • Review the due diligence reports of the external advisers
  • Inspect project sites (one sample site), assets, work in progress, equipment & infrastructure available and comment on asset & equipment quality, adequacy, performance and remaining/estimated useful life of the project assets
  • Identify and confirm means of interconnection between plant and off-takers; determine the proximity of grid supply and operating Disco in the area
  • Review of the procurement contract(s), EPC contract(s), including civil works contractor and other subcontractors, and opine on ability to meet and conform to required specifications and industry best practices – taking into account operating track record of contractors and any previously completed projects
  • Validate contractual agreements with offtakers and capacity for offtakers to enter such contracts, where applicable
  • Assess and comment on the competitiveness of the proposed tariffs versus the cost of accessible alternatives, and opine on the ability of the communities to pay the proposed tariffs
  • Review and evaluate operating costs, development costs incurred, development cost estimates and/or costs to completion. Provide an opinion, based on Consultant’s experience, on whether these costs are reasonable, optimal or can be refined
  • Comment on management’s capacity to operate and deliver the projects to specification for the life of the projects

Skills

Candidates for the Clean Energy Consultants’ role should meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience in clean energy sector either as a project developer or an adviser
  • An understanding of financial markets, infrastructure projects financing and workings of development finance institution
  • Proven analytical skills and systematic problem solving, as well as excellent communication and writing skills
  • Strong project management skills, and demonstrated commitment to professional and client service excellence
  • Experience with multitasking efficiently and accurately with little oversight
  • Acute attention to detail and a dedication to providing high quality work products

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7). Executive Assistant

Location: Lagos

Background

  • Responsible for providing administrative and technical support to the CEO of InfraCredit.

Job Responsibilities

The resource person will be responsible for but not be limited to the following:

  • Manage the CEO’s calendar (Meetings, Events and other schedules of activities).
  • Coordinating the activities of the CEO including speaking engagements, client meetings and strategic engagement with stakeholders.
  • Maintaining the CEO’s internal and external correspondence – memos, emails, presentations, reports.
  • Work closely with the strategy team to ensure smooth coordination and tracking of strategic activities with the CEO’s schedule.
  • Provide technical support in preparation of presentations, correspondences and reports including ensuring timely submission as applicable.
  • Manage travel itinerary and coordinate related administrative activities.
  • Coordinate administrative and finance related matters with the departments to ensure smooth management of the CEO’s office.
  • Coordinate reports and information required by the CEO with the relevant business units
  • Coordinate all administrative and logistics support for the CEO’s day to day activities
  • All other tasks related to the above functions as delegated by the CEO.

The candidate will be provided the opportunity to transition to the origination and structuring team (subject to vacancy) after 2 years of satisfactory performance in the role and upon satisfactory appraisal.

Skills

  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in finance and/or investment research with strong ability to provide administrative support.
  • Graduate degree qualification.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Very strong alignment with InfraCredit’s core value system – Innovation, Passion, Integrity and Collaboration.
  • Good communication skills, with an ability to engage effectively with clients, internal peers, inside/outside counsel etc.
  • Proficient use of MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Detail oriented and articulate.
  • Discretion and confidentiality.

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8). Capacity Building Programme Manager

Location: Lagos

Background

  • Responsible for Planning, Coordinating and Executing all activities and trainings in relation to the InfraCredit Capacity Building programme.

Job Responsibilities

The resource person will be responsible for but not be limited to the following:

  • Building and maintaining partnerships and relationships with programme partners, raise grant funding, and educate the pension fund investors about investing in infrastructure financing projects.
  • Developing project implementation plans, training manuals and other standard operational procedures for the capacity building programmes and development impact assessments.
  • Developing monitoring, evaluation and learning milestones for assessing the performance of success of the programme.
  • Creating and monitoring annual work plans, programme initiatives, and budget development.
  • Drafting and publishing reports on programme objectives, milestones, and plans.
  • Planning and designing the Infrastructure Capacity Building Programme and proactively monitoring its progress, ensuring programme efficiency and institutionalization of the programme.
  • Ensuring effective quality assurance and overall integrity of the programme – focusing inwardly on the internal consistency of the programme, and outwardly on its coherence with corporate, technical and specialist standards.
  • Managing the programme’s budget, monitoring expenditure and costs against delivered and realised benefits as the programme progresses.
  • Ensuring the delivery of new initiatives in line with the strategic approach/objectives of the programme.
  • Managing communications and relationships with all stakeholders as well as regularly track stakeholders’ perception of the programme and company activities-conveying same to the management.
  • Managing risks to the programme’s successful outcome.
  • Reporting the progress of the programme through publication of annual reports, case studies and other communication channels.
  • Expertly use MS Office Suite tools, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint in delivering professional business/report writing and presentations for internal and external use.
  • Other responsibilities in relation to capacity building as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer and Management team.

Skills

  • Graduate degree qualification in Economics/Business/Statistics and other related fields.
  • Minimum 8 years of work experience.
  • Experience with organising, co-ordinating and executing professional trainings in the finance sector.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good communication skills, with an ability to engage effectively with clients, investors, internal peers, consultants, facilitators, PFAs etc.
  • Very strong alignment with InfraCredit’s core value system – Innovation, Passion, Integrity and Collaboration

Deadline: Not Stated

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