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Job Title: Senior Associate
Date: 14 October 2018
Apply by: 19 October 2018


Reports to:       Partner

Duration:          Full Time, Permanent

Location:          Liberia or Sierra Leone

Section one: Background to Fund / GP

Synergy Private Equity Funds (SPEF I and II) are generalist Private Equity Funds managed by Synergy Capital Managers and invest mainly in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Synergy Funds invest in small and medium sized companies in sectors ranging from energy, manufacturing, financial services, Infrastructure and consumer-focused enterprises, amongst others. SPEF and its portfolio companies are committed to the promoting and maintaining the highest standards of environmental, social & governance practices in their geographies of interest. 

Section two: Role and responsibilities 

The Analyst’s primary role is financial modelling; portfolio monitoring and value add in investees. The successful candidate would:

The Senior Associate’s primary role is financial modelling; portfolio monitoring and value add in investees. The successful candidate would:

  • Responsible for deal sourcing

  • Sourcing and cultivating relationships with business partners, operators, advisers and suppliers for the fund within the region

  • Building of teams within the region- Identify talents, manage talents,   instil the Synergy Culture 

  • Implementation of the fund strategy in the local region

  • Monitoring and reporting risk in investment region

  • Responsible for Investment reporting

  • Lead country’s investment engagements and delivering on value add


Section three: Background and skills

Minimum requirements:

  • Advanced university degree (masters or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, preferably Banking and Finance, Economics; Business Administration; or a similar area.

  • At least Eight years work experience in a related field (relevant sector, development finance or private equity / the wider investment industry). 

  • Experience and demonstrable commitment to our markets (i.e West Africa) 

  • Ability to travel at short notice.


Personal skills:

  • Strong communication skills, including report writing (use of PowerPoint and diagrams to present information in a concise format) and oral communication.

  • Effective negotiation skills, including the ability to be persuasive as well as to listen and pragmatically identify when compromise is required.

  • Highly motivated and results driven.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent logical reasoning and structure in thought and communications.

  • Proven ability to mentor and grow the skills of team members.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage and prioritise a busy and diverse workload with a range of deliverables for a variety of stakeholders.

  • Enjoy working as part of a team, collaborating and coordinating where appropriate.

  • Good judgement and attention to detail.



To apply, submit CV and cover letter to by 19 October 2018.  Email subject should be position and country you are applying to work in e.g 'Senior Associate - Sierra Leone'

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