Investment Associate at HR Leverage Africa

HRLeverage – Our Client, an international private equity and investment advisory company, is looking for suitable candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Investment Associate

Location: Lagos

Industry: Finance

Job Description

We are looking for a proactive individual who will be responsible for supporting the productivity and effectiveness of the investment team while gaining an insight into the workings of a venture capital and fast-growing businesses in East and West Africa.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supporting the investment team through the life cycle of our investments, including: sourcing, conducting due diligence, preparing and writing documents, executing the transaction and helping the companies grow to exiting them.
  • Attending networking events that may be a source of pipeline;
  • Conducting discrete research projects to support the development of new initiatives;
  • Compiling and preparing reports on the overall performance of our investment portfolio;
  • Taking initiative in spotting and responding to needs in the investment team.


  • You are diligent, double check your work, and have a strong attention to detail
  • You have excellent oral and written communications skills
  • You have experience with structuring, undertaking and interpreting market research
  • You can build and interpret financial models
  • You have outstanding analytical skills, are able to break down complex problems quickly, analyse the core issues and draw insightful conclusions
  • You have experience assimilating and analysing large amounts of information drawing conclusions from the analysis
  • You have exemplary self-management, planning and time management skills
  • You are organized, structured and systematic in your work
  • You are a self-starter who will take the initiative to identify opportunities to support the team and improve our systems
  • You are flexible and willing to adapt to the inevitable changes of a start-up environment
  • As an active communicator, you present issues promptly in a clear and structured manner, and propose solutions
  • You are open to receiving feedback, but also give feedback and is able to manage upwards or push back
  • You are an excellent team player, able to work well with a small, close knit and multicultural team
  • You are hardworking, willing to commit extra hours when necessary to build a company that could transform the lives of millions of low-income households
  • You anticipate needs and take action without needing detailed instructions
  • You are agile, can multi-task and prioritize workload.
  • You are calm and even-tempered under pressure.
  • You are curious and eager to learn.
  • You learn quickly, picking up the skills and knowledge required to build Novastar.
  • You are well networked in the sector.
  • You are fluent in Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • You are familiar with East & West African and US/UK cultures.
  • You want to work in Lagos.
  • You are legally eligible to work in Nigeria without immigration sponsorship.

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Note: Only qualified candidates should apply.

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