Apply: AfDB Chief Transaction Support Officer

Deadline: 08 May, 2020

Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is seeking to fill the role of Chief Transaction Support Officer. The Chief Transaction Support Officer is responsible for leading the Equity and Structuring Support Team, which supports and advises Non-Sovereign Operations (NSO) towards credit enhancement, transaction bankability and financial sustainability.


  • Review transaction structuring opinion drafts, present proposed solutions for investments under consideration, clarify the pros and cons of diverse structuring options
  • Coordinate, through written opinions, the drafting and review of finance and project documentation
  • Lead the review of legal and financial terms of potential investments and transactions, with a view to achieving the future secondary sale of assumed exposures to commercial investors, financiers and insurers
  • Coordinate structuring guidance to Investment Officers through active engagement in the presentation to clients/sponsors of financing proposals, negotiation of financing mandates, emphasising the benefits of loan syndication and co-financing services
  • Develop review tools for transaction structuring in LICs and fragile countries in particular
  • Act as focal points for the department on PPP related institutional activities
  • Lead origination support on equity investment operations of private sector projects, primarily at origination level but also throughout the project cycle
  • Coordinate activities related to the selectivity and arbitration of Equity pipeline
  • Develop Knowledge basis and benchmarking on equity and supervise asset class business intelligence gathering (market trends, benchmarking etc.)
  • Contribute to the preparation of guidelines and standard related equity investments
  • Review the process and procedures related to AfDB’s equity operations
  • Assist the Equity Portfolio Management Team on an ad-hoc basis


  • A minimum of a Master’s degree or its university equivalent in Finance or Economics
  • A minimum of seven years of relevant professional experience in the AfDB or a similar institution and/or in strategic consultancy, business development, private equity fund, asset management,  or transaction modelling and structuring
  • Strong knowledge of equity valuation methods for sector-based investments
  • Strong experience in investment appraisal, project finance, and/or corporate finance
  • Experience in direct equity investment and private equity funds appraisal
  • First-hand knowledge of financial instruments and techniques
  • Strong experience with credit enhancement instruments, private equity, and/or risk capital (essential)
  • Sound knowledge of tailored products (such as guarantees) for sector-based investments
  •  Experience with aggregation and pooling structures for investors
  • Ability to respond swiftly to new situations and to anticipate new issues
  •  Proven ability to acquire new skills (particularly in legal, investment, venture capital, impact investing, technology and innovative sectors)
  • Disciplined approach whilst maintaining creativity and lateral thinking for effective problem solving
  • Sense of initiative and innovation in proposing solutions to client needs
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multicultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  •  Capacity to adapt to the rapidly evolving needs of the AfDB’s NSO ecosystem
  • Solid negotiation skills, diplomacy and credibility to deal with clients at all levels
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other
  • Competence in the use of AfDB standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

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