Investment Analyst

Nairobi, Kenya; Lagos, Nigeria; Kampala, Uganda; Washington, DC Metro Area, USA. Remote work flexible /
Nithio – Investment /
Full Time
/ Remote
Company Description
Nithio is a venture-backed finance and data analytics platform that uses AI and machine learning techniques to improve credit scoring capabilities for businesses, capital providers, governments, and other stakeholders in the distributed renewable energy sector across Africa. The company is currently in rapid growth mode and aims to address the acute need for universal clean energy access on the continent by providing a sustainable infrastructure for capital delivery and by offering state-of-the-art credit underwriting software.
The Investment Analyst will be a key member of the Investment Team responsible for supporting the strategy, framework, and tactical roadmap to create and drive a capital formation engine at the company while ensuring the company is strategically well positioned with investors and all stakeholders. They will need to use sound judgment, problem-solving solving, communication, and analytical skills to carefully manage relationships with institutional investors.
Summary of Position
The successful candidate will assist senior management in performing market research and financial analysis. The successful candidate will have strong quantitative and problem-solving skills, an ability to translate complex problems into clear frameworks, and an entrepreneurial mindset. As a lean, entrepreneurial company, flexibility and the willingness to pitch in wherever needed are critical. Nithio prides itself on fostering a supportive and collaborative work culture where people are purpose-driven, principled, and motivated to generate both positive social and environmental impact alongside financial returns at scale.

This position will perform a range of duties, including but not limited to the following:
      Support transactions from end to end, including origination, due diligence, and credit analysis of existing and/or new borrowers; preparation of financial projections; loan structuring; negotiation of legal documents with counterparties alongside legal counsel; monitoring the ongoing performance of facilities, tracking covenants. presenting the analysis to internal credit committees.
      Provide support to senior management in performing detailed market research, due diligence, and business analysis; prepare analytical products, including presentations, reports, briefings, and other materials
    Assist in performing credit analysis of the financial condition and credit-worthiness of existing and prospective borrowers using analysis of historical and projected financial statements (income, cash flow, balance sheet), P&L, tax returns, biographical data, market information, credit reports and other data; manage client on-boarding, KYC/AML reviews
      Support customized client engagements (e.g., investors, distributed energy companies, policymakers, and development agencies); assist in the structuring, legal documentation implementation and monitoring of commercially viable financing facilities aligned with risk standards and detailed understanding of the clients strategic and financial objectives
      Maintain in-depth knowledge of Nithio credit risk policies and procedures in compliance with applicable local and US regulations and assist the company in achieving satisfactory risk-adjusted returns on its lending portfolio as well as strong internal and external audit results
      Assist in defining the risk tolerance for Nithio by supporting the creation of the systems to measure, mitigate, manage, and limit credit risk exposures.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:
      Bachelor’s, or Master’s in a quantitative field (Business, Finance, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering or in a related field)
      1-3 years of work experience in either investment banking, private equity, debt funds, or corporate finance. Strong analytical skills with financial modeling experience
      Advanced knowledge of Excel
      Outstanding communication and writing skills
      Strong judgment and critical thinking skills, with the ability to articulate and present points of view and ideas effectively
      Results oriented individual with a proactive and creative approach to problem solving
      Proven ability to successfully prioritize multiple, competing priorities with strong attention to detail
      Demonstrated ability to advance discrete projects both independently and as part of a small team
      Entrepreneurial mindset; confidence and can-do attitude
      Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with senior executives, external vendors and multiple stakeholders
      Demonstrated interest or previous experience working in Africa and/or emerging markets is preferred but not required
      Must be authorized to work in their country of residence
Compensation and Benefits
We offer a competitive compensation package including equity, generous benefits, a unique work culture for an ambitious startup that strongly encourages a healthy life-work balance, and the opportunity to work with a fun, passionate, and talented international team.

Diversity and Inclusion
Nithio is committed to embracing the diversity of views and backgrounds that our colleagues bring, and to helping them achieve their professional and personal goals. We believe a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion among our team enables us to better serve our clients and achieve our central mission of increasing access to energy and financial services. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, women, LGBTQ+ people, and/or people with intersectional identities.
Nithio recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes employees regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, family status, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.