15 Sep 2021
Nairobi, Kenya
Job Type
USD130K CTC per annum
Start Date
Base Salary
USD130K CTC per annum
Renewable Energy
Job Location - Postal Code
Eastern Africa
Contact Name
Wiehahn de Jager


Are you a Portfolio Manager with 6+ years of investment experience? AltGen may have just the right career move for you – our client is looking for someone to oversee their African project investment activities while ensuring workstreams successfully come together to carry out the investment cycle.

On top of your experience, you will need a degree in Engineering, Law or Finance and if you have an MBA and/or CFA, this will definitely help you stand out! To be the right fit for our client, you’ll need to be a team player and be willing to help out beyond your required responsibilities. You should be someone who is a pragmatic professional, analytical and thoroughly organised. It is your exceptional financial modelling skills that will help prove to us that you could be the right person for this role! Additionally, as you will find yourself dealing with various stakeholders at different levels, you need outstanding people management and communication skills. The successful candidate will find themselves responsible for attending project process meetings, internal meetings and investor meetings, preparing projects for exit, eventual exit and possibly taking part in exit transaction, liaising with the finance function on all relevant aspects, negotiating project documents such as PPAs, IA and financial agreements, and guiding individual investments through the company’s investment processes.

Overall, to ensure your success, you must be able to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with a willingness to travel and visit project sites across Asia when required. Apply now if you think you’ve got what it takes to meet and exceed expectations!

Education Requirements

  • Degree in Engineering, Law and Finance from a reputable university
  • MBA and/or CFA is beneficial

Experience Requirements

  • 6+ years of investment experience


Your responsibilities will include scouting for new potential investments in line with the company’s strategy, creating and maintaining relationships with local stakeholders, partners and suppliers, liaising with the E&S function to ensure projects are delivered in accordance with company requirements, its investors and lenders, ensuring company internal reporting and management requirements are met using in-house systems when needed, and providing briefings and project updates on a regular basis or when required.


  • Analytical, organised and pragmatic professional through and through
  • Outstanding financial modelling and excel skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Self-driven with a go getter attitude
  • Willingness to travel and visit project sites across Asia

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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