Associate
CrossBoundary
Lagos, Nigeria
5d ago

About the Firm

Founded in 2011, CrossBoundary is a mission-driven investment firm committed to unlocking the power of capital to make a substantial return while creating a lasting difference in frontier markets.

We take a transaction-centered approach to frontier markets. CrossBoundary provides investment advisory services, having developed a specialized expertise in unleashing investment across all sectors in fragile and frontier markets.

Our advisory clients include governments, development finance institutions, private equity firms, Fortune 100 companies, and research institutions. Learn more at .

Job Description

CrossBoundary is recruiting a full-time Associate. We are seeking candidates with experience working in West Africa, contacts across the region’s financial services sector preferred, and an understanding of the investment landscape in West Africa.

CrossBoundary is not a development firm and is not seeking typical development skills. As an Associate, you will evaluate investment opportunities, offer technical assistance and strategy advisory and provide investment transaction support.

Associate candidates should have 4-6 years of experience working in high caliber finance or consulting organizations and experience working in developing countries ideally in West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Benin etc.

Expertise in agribusiness investing or international trade and investment programs will be regarded favorably.

Who We Are

CrossBoundary operates in frontier markets that contain promising and untapped investment opportunities. Our team comprises a unique group of individuals who are driven to make a difference in some of the most challenging yet exciting markets in the world.

Team members come from diverse backgrounds, but share several qualities, including curiosity, humility, integrity, a drive for excellence, and a bias for action.

Who You Are

  • Self-starter who is passionate about creating lasting change in frontier markets
  • Willingness to take on new types of work, even without prior experience or direct supervision
  • Willingness to work and live in a sometimes-challenging environment
  • Comfort with ambiguity; ability to operate effectively in a changing context
  • Primary Responsibilities

  • Deal sourcing, pipeline development and evaluation : Rigorously assess investment opportunities including assessment of agribusiness economics
  • Market assessment and ongoing market analysis : Conduct macroeconomic, regulatory, and operational assessments; provide analysis of priority areas for investment in key sectors with strong focus on agribusiness, trade and manufacturing.
  • Investor qualification and relations : Assist in identifying qualified investors; manage investor relationships
  • Investment facilitation and transaction support including opportunity validation, due diligence, investment structuring and other transaction support services
  • Stakeholder relationship and project management : Manage relationships with key public and private sector stakeholders including investors and donor partners.
  • Lead drafting of quarterly reports and manage end-to-end project operations to ensure seamless delivery.

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications :

  • 4-6 years of experience in top tier banking, consulting, private equity, or similar fast paced, knowledge-based environment
  • Experience working in developing countries; experience in West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Benin etc.
  • is particularly relevant

  • Past experience or a passion for the agriculture sector and entrepreneurship development in West African markets
  • Working knowledge of French and another West African language
  • Data analytics capabilities e.g., ArcGIS, Tableau, Sql, Python
  • Bachelor's degree required; MBA or other advanced degrees will be regarded favorably
  • Required skills and qualifications :

  • Strong quantitative skills and finance background; familiar with company evaluation and valuation
  • Excellent problem-solving ability and discipline; ability to think clearly, structure problems logically with limited supervision, and then design and implement solutions that focus on the core issues
  • Understanding of agribusiness economics, international trade and investment
  • Ability to build strong relationships with partners and colleagues in challenging environments
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills including corporate / project finance
  • Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and database skills
  • Excellent presentation skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences
  • Location

    Lagos, Nigeria (frequent travel is expected)

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    CrossBoundary is an equal opportunity employer

    Contact

    Interested candidates should apply at .

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