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Ongoing Recruitment at Africa Power and Development Advisors (APDA) – PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) – 28 December, 2016

Ongoing Recruitment at Africa Power and Development Advisors (APDA) – PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC)

  • Posted on: 28 December, 2016
    Deadline: 31 January, 2017

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  • PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) – Our client, Africa Power and Development Advisors (APDA) was set up with a mandate to provide first class advisory services to African countries to attain economic advancement through regional interdependence and international cooperation within the context of their national development plans and achieving the United Nations Global Development Goals.

     

    Reference Number: 130-PEO00710
    Job type: Permanent

    Job Summary

    • The CEO reports directly to the Board and is responsible for setting and driving the company’s strategic business direction, overseeing the management of the organization, ensuring growth, profitability and effectiveness in business performance.
    • This role has the responsibility of collaborating with the board to define and articulate the company’s vision and also champion the implementation of strategies that will ensure the company’s long term viability and profitability.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Collaborates with the Board to define and articulate the Company’s vision and champion the implementation of strategies for achieving it, thus ensuring the organization’s long term viability and profitability.
    • Ensures the development and implementation of relevant structures, process, policies, people, and systems to support the achievement of the Company’s vision, goals and objectives.
    • Oversees the Company’s fiscal activities including budgeting and reporting the company’s performance to the Board and other stakeholders
    • Provides strategic leadership in the management of the Company’s investment portfolio towards the achievement of financial and profitability targets.
    • Manages the Company’s risk profile to ensure compliance with the acceptable standards defined by the Board.
    • Manages existing relations with clients, strategic technical partners, financiers and builds new relationships that will yield positive business prospects for the Company.
    • Oversees the management and administration of the organization to achieve the Company’s mandate.

    Requirements

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences (preferably Engineering) with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division
    • MBA or Masters in Economics, Finance or other related Discipline/Project Management
    • Relevant Professional Qualification in Business Discipline
    • Over 15 years’ experience in a similar organisation with 7 years spent in a senior management role
    • Experience in consulting/ international banking /development banking / development economics is required
    • Ability to speak French fluently is required
    • Extensive knowledge of project management

    Skills and Competencies Required

    • Strategy formulation and business planning
    • Marketing and business development
    • Project management skills
    • Financial management
    • Communication and negotiation skills

     

    Reference Number: 130-PEO00711
    Job type: Permanent

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • The Director of Business Development and Project Finance will supports the company in the creation of long term values through identification of business initiatives and ensuring availability of funds to carry out business activities.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Develops and implements a comprehensive strategic and tactical plan for business development, income generation and project funding for the organization.
    • Directs the business development activities of the organization and drives the new sales business for the company playing key role in the company’s bottom line.
    • Works with the Chief Executive Officer of APDA, to liaise with banks, financial institutions, Private Equity Funds, rating agencies and other stakeholders in the financial community to ensure timely availability of financing for projects at the most competitive terms.
    • Provides direction to the project finance team to identify, analyze and execute the most optimum financing solution for APDA’s projects (including debt and equity).
    • Undertakes and manages all fund raising activities and development of required documents needed to attract investors/ financiers. These activities include due diligence, business plan & financial model development, financing strategy, Information memorandum and necessary marketing documents required by potential investors
    • Oversees financing negotiations with potential financiers
    • With the support of internal and external counsel, ensure all deals with appropriately documented and successfully concluded in line with required approvals.
    • Seeks to ensure all project financial close (i.e. first disbursement) are achieved in a timely manner

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Management, Finance, Economics or Business related discipline with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division
    • MBA or Masters in a related discipline
    • Professional membership in the industry
    • Over 12 years’ experience in a similar organisation out of which 4 years must have been spent at a senior management level and relating with the board
    • Ability to speak French fluently is required
    • Strong understanding of project finance and project management
    • Strong understanding of debt/equity sourcing, project facilitation and funding

    Skills and Competencies Required

    • Strategy formulation and business planning
    • Business/Marketing intelligence
    • Knowledge of debt/equity sourcing
    • Financial analysis
    • Negotiation and Communication skills

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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