FRANCOPHONE ASSOCIATE (FRENCH SPEAKING IS A MUST)

  • 5A, Pinnock Beach Estate, Jakande, Lekki, Lagos, ng
  • Full-time

Company Description

About Oasis Africa Consulting:

We are a leading Human Capital management organization, delivering value to our Clients in Nigeria and across Africa. We offer services in areas such as; Recruitment & Assessment (Talent Sourcing), Staff Outsourcing (Talent Outsourcing), Learning & Development (Training) and Advisory.

Our consultants possess in-depth experience and knowledge in services that we offer, thereby translating to our thorough approach in service delivery.

About the client:

Our client is a prominent investment Banking outfit in Africa. Its headquarters is in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Job Description

Job Title: Francophone Associate

Reports to: MD, Investment Banking

Supervising: Nil

Location: Lagos

SUMMARY:

The job holder will work across key areas of corporate finance transactions (project finance, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, equity and debt capital markets.) and strategic review work.

The job holder will be in charge of the business development of these key areas in African Francophone countries. Also he/she will assist the management of our Client to set up an office in Senegal to cover African Francophone activities.

The scope of sectors will include public company and private equity transaction (e.g. management and institutional buy-outs, debt and equity fundraising).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Originating and executing Investment Banking mandates across Africa with an emphasis on French speaking countries.

Conduct detailed financial modeling, due diligence and valuation to develop business case for potential investment projects.

Origination & execution of transactions

Industry research and analysis

Desktop analysis of businesses (financials, markets, products, competitors) and financial modeling

Meeting new businesses and existing contacts

Preparing a pitch document (including industry research)

Undertaking risk management and compliance procedures

Writing investor presentations, teasers and /or information memorandum (sales documents)

Contacting prospective buyers, handling the bid process and assessing bids

Assisting management with their presentation to bidders, project managing the due diligence process

Providing commercial input to legal documentation

Negotiating key terms and conditions of the transaction, and project manage the process and liaising with all key parties

Assist the team lead in the evaluation of complex structured transactions and advise on financial risks.

Ensure the timely preparation of transaction documents.

Support members of the Investment Banking team

Draft advisory reports and presentations to clients

General research to support pitches and advisory reports

Preparing proposals, pitches and engagement letters to clients

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree business management, economics finance, accounting, banking or other finance related discipline from a reputable university with a minimum qualification of a second class degree required.  Additional professional qualification or a Masters will be an added advantage

Up to 6 years in a similar capacity within a Financial Services environment

Additional Information

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Equity Capital Markets (Private Placements)

Possession of well-rounded advisor skills to clients

Infrastructure

Capital Raising

Strong analytical skills

Good multi tasking skills

High level of ambition and motivation

Ability to work effectively within a team with leadership

Good commercial judgment and independence of mind

Valuation and modelling skills

Strong communication and business writing skills

Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and in teams

Entrepreneurial drive and spirit

Significant level of maturity and the ability to work as a team interfacing with top company executives and senior management

Highly organized, with the initiative and ability to work with limited supervision

Analytical and attentive to detail

Effective process management abilities

Enthusiastic, positive and hardworking attitude

Exceptional computer modeling/Excel spreadsheet/Powerpoint/Word  skills

Fluent in oral and written French

Appreciable knowledge of Francophone Africa