Emetteur: I&P


Full Time contract from July 1st, 2019,

In France or West Africa


Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) is an impact investment group exclusively dedicated to African SMEs. Since 2002, I&P has financed and supported more than 90 entrepreneurs in 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa: Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Madagascar, etc. (see our website: www.ietp.com).

Our mission is to foster the emergence of responsible entrepreneurs and businesses, which are at the heart of inclusive growth and sustainable development in Africa. For this purpose, I&P manages several investment funds invested by public investors (European Investment Bank, Proparco, IFC, etc.), private investors (Danone, Crédit Coopératif, AXA IM, etc.), Foundations and HNWIs.

As part of a new strategic development, I&P is looking for an investment director, whose mission will be to contribute to the structuring and the fundraising of an impact fund entirely dedicated to the education sector in Africa. Once the fund has made a first closing, targeted by the end of 2020, and after this mission, the position will be maintained in one of I&P’s offices in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Click here to read more about the project (announced on January 15, 2019)


Responsibilities and main missions

In charge of the development and management of the Education fund’s portfolio
• Responsible for the good development of the deal flow
• Defines with his/her team the Due diligence programs
• Support his/her team in the Due Diligence
• Leads negotiation on the deals
• Manages the entire portfolio, with monthly dashboards
• Can manage a portfolio of 3 to 4 investments directly
• Sits in all investment decision-making committees
• In charge of recruiting the education fund team
• Defines its objectives
• Evaluates, trains and develops his team
• Ensures team cohesion and motivation


Active contribution to fundraising process and investor relations
• Participates in the implementation of the Business Plan, in the drafting of commercial and legal documentation, as well as in negotiations with investors in the fund
• Contributes to the preparation of reportings and participates with the team in I&P Annual General Meetings to present the fund's activity


Participation in I&P’s representation within the major professional networks and sector events


Required Profile

Professional experience: We will consider applications from private equity professionals, investors, financial experts close to SMEs, with at least 10 years of experience in the management of equity participations. Excellent knowledge of the SME ecosystem in sub-Saharan Africa as well as knowledge of the issues facing the African education sector are desired.

Sharing I&P values: entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to development, integrity and high standards

Academic Background: Leading Business or Engineering School, French or Anglo-Saxon, MBA, Master of Science in Finance. Ideally with a specialization in finance.

Languages: French & English fluent.

Qualities required: Leadership, Adaptability, Ability to communicate, Dynamism, Relational sense, Listening, Intellectual rigor, good analytics and synthesis skills


Specifications and Recruitment Process

18 months mission (July 2019 - December 2020), and confirmation after the first closing of the fund.

• Location: in Paris in an African main city

A high mobility between France and Africa will be necessary in the course of the mission.

• Package according to profile

Before February 15th, 2019: Resume+ covering letter to Isabelle Colin and Emilie Debled: (recrutement_edu@ietp.com), with reference « REC_DI_EDU »
April 2019: Interviews and contract
July 1st 2019: start of the contract


If we did not reply to your application by the end of February, please consider our answer as negative.