14 Sep 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
Job Type
Market Related
Start Date
Contact Name
Wiehahn de Jager


We have a great opportunity for an Investment Manager to support the growth of our client across Africa through identifying, building, and closing on renewable energy opportunities! If you have a passion for alleviating the effects of climate change and enjoy the prospect of managing funds for climate change mitigation and adaptation, then this is the job for you!

The person well suited for this position will have an Honours Degree in Finance as well as 6+ years of work experience in the investment banking or private equity space. If you would like your application to stand out from the rest, you will also have previous experience working in the renewable energy industry as well as working in Africa or other emerging markets. You are someone who has robust financial skills with financial acumen and is self-motivated and driven. Additionally, it’s important that it comes across to us that you are someone who only allows the highest quality of work to be produced and you won’t settle for less. To help you succeed in this role, you need outstanding interpersonal and communication skills as you will find yourself dealing with various groups of people at different levels. As the Investment Manager, your responsibilities will include conducting research on energy markets across Africa, coordinating with management teams to ensure that best financial and non-financial practices are carried out, business development in order to create a robust pipeline of potential investment opportunities for the company, creating reports for the Board and Investors, and ensuring due diligence work-streams are carried out.

This really is an exciting opportunity to work for an employer we highly recommend! If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role, we would love for you to apply!

Education Requirements

• Honour degree in Finance

Experience Requirements

  • 6+ years of experience in the investment banking or private equity space
  • Previous experience working across the financial and legal aspects of a transaction as well as experience working with internal and external stakeholders to provide transaction leadership
  • Previous experience in the renewable energy industry is beneficial
  • Working experience in Africa or other emerging markets is beneficial


Your responsibilities will include business development to create a robust pipeline of potential investment opportunities, financial modelling, input and analysis of potential financing structures, carrying out due diligence work-streams, liaising with portfolio companies post-investment, conducting research on power and energy markets across Africa, and preparing investment proposals.


  • Outstanding interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to speak French is very beneficial!
  • Robust financial modelling skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Financial acumen
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong prioritization and organisational skills
  • IT proficient
  • Self-motivated and driven

Who Is AltGen?

We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and environmental jobs in South Africa and Africa at large. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency based in Cape Town which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.
With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the South African renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the African continent in both anglophone and francophone regions and are rapidly expanding globally. With entities in South Africa, Kenya, and Mauritius, we have a direct impact on the continental energy industry.
Our recruitment agency focuses on jobs in: Solar | Wind | Renewable Energy | Biogas | Biomass | Energy Management | Energy Efficiency | Green Buildings | Green Tech | Photovoltaics | Solar Thermal | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech
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