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Head of General Investments

Purpose

General Investments, by both local and foreign investors, are critical to accelerating growth, innovation, job creation, all central to the delivery of Vision 2030, transforming Zimbabwe into an Upper-Middle Income Economy. The Head of Investments will play a strategic role in ensuring the delivery of ZIDA’s General Investments mandate, in line with Part V of the Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency Act [Chapter 14:37]. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and working with wider internal and external strategic stakeholders, the Head of Investment will help structure, promote, mobilize, and deliver both local and foreign investment into Zimbabwe. They are expected to design and implement a globally competitive strategic framework for delivering General Investments in Zimbabwe. They will maintain wide-ranging knowledge of Investment Promotion Agencies in general, investment products, services, and strategic issues, and provide information and advice to clients and stakeholders. Investments include, but are not limited to, investment promotion programs, investment exhibitions, market sounding, investment structuring, syndication, development in line with SDGs , project development, bonds, equity, share listing and offering, private debt, restructurings, M&A, privatizations, etc.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, development, delivery, and implementation of a strategic Investment framework to allow ZIDA to deliver investment across the Zimbabwean economy guided by existing strategic frameworks, including NDS 1
  • Lead and manage team members and other strategic internal and external stakeholders, to deliver ZIDA’s General Investments products and services
  • Engage in regular research and market insight and sounding to stay appraised of the Zimbabwean economy, regional and African economic landscape, global financial markets, emerging trends, and general current events as they affect ZIDA and the broader Investment Climate
  • Encourage investment into Aggregation and Adaptation strategies across the economy delivering value through beneficiation, and localization of value chains among others
  • Maintain current knowledge about ZIDA’s products and services available to investor clients and stakeholders, including but not limited to bonds, equity, share listing and offering, private debt, M&A, privatizations, etc.
  • Lead and manage the team, including managers and investment analysts, and other team members across ZIDA, to assess financial information and investment opportunities
  • Present investment opportunities, financial analysis, and structuring while pitching proposed course of action in internal and external meetings with clients
  • Structure, develop and financial models of varying complexity to project future earning and profit potential and uses this data to inform decisions and proposals to stakeholders
  • Lead, manage and deliver ZIDA’s General Investments products and services
  • Drive engagement with local and international investment teams, strategic partners, etc., including analysts and other managers, to stay up to date about market situations, new opportunities and adopt this to improve ZIDA’s more comprehensive product and service offering
  • Lead, develop and deliver Investments working with our strategic investment partners including DFIs, corporates, investment organizations, and insurance companies
  • Implement Innovative Solutions to deliver General Investments, further accelerating economic growth
  • Drive Investment into Development in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs attracting capital from the Government, DFIs, and private capital including Social Impact funds
  • Develop relationships with clients, and investment partners, including already licensed investors, to expand client network to help further contribute investment into the country
  • Analysis and Reporting of Investment data and trends to summarize findings, develop weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to stakeholders
  • Work across Operations as needed, OSISC, and across ZIDA to strategically support the delivery of Investments
  • Engage in Knowledge Management processes across OSISC, Operations, and the rest of ZIDA by sharing Investment reports and key strategic takeaways, tracking, and sharing best practices in Investment across ZIDA
  • Follow and observe set operating procedures, guidelines, systems, and processes
  • Improve Zimbabwe’s Doing Business and Global Competitiveness rankings
  • Expected Outcome

  • Policies, Strategy, and Planning
  • Investments processing and administration
  • Knowledge Sharing and Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Innovation
  • Key Partners and Clients

  • Government and Agencies
  • State-Owned Enterprises
  • Local Corporates
  • Local and International Developers
  • Pension Funds
  • Development Partners
  • Local and International Investors
  • Qualifications and experience

  • Essential: An advanced qualification in Investment Management, Business Management, Portfolio Management, Statistics, Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Mathematics, etc.
  • Preferable: Experience in Investments and Finance, including at managerial level, or holder of advanced certification, e.g., MBA, CFA.
  • Significant professional experience in Investments, including hands-on experience in originating, structuring and executing debt, equity investment and hands-on experience developing and financing general investments, including structuring and delivery
  • Syndication experience a significant plus
  • An excellent understanding of both public and private multi-asset investment, market instruments and market sources of financing and other sources of funding and risk management in Zimbabwe, the region, across Africa and beyond
  • Knowledge of fundraising, corporate finance, due diligence, risk management, and investment advisory in developing capital markets, including in Africa
  • Strong technical, financial modeling skills, especially in corporate finance quantitative, statistical analysis
  • International markets experience, including investor and client networks, are a plus
  • Demonstrable portfolio of executed investment mandates
  • Client-centric culture, with an ability to effectively engage with clients and business partners at a team, senior and strategic level
  • Strong background in investment or development banking or transaction advisory with experience in private sector investments, state-owned entities, utilities/infrastructure authorities, and government.
  • The candidate must have a strong track record of excellence in written communications.
  • Ability to manage, support, and mentor team members
  • Strong business judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Competence in the adoption of Standard Enterprise and Investment Technology, Market Data, and Risk analysis technology is highly desirable.
  • Deadline

    * The position remains open until filled.

    Head of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)

    Purpose

    Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are long-term cooperative agreements established between the Government of Zimbabwe and the Private Sector to build modern, sustainable, and reliable Infrastructure and Utilities to meet the demands of Vision 2030, transforming the country into an Upper-Middle Income Economy. The Head of PPPs plays a strategic role in ensuring the delivery of ZIDA PPPs mandate in line with Part VII, Public-Private Partnerships, of the Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency Act [Chapter 14:37]. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and working with wider internal and external strategic stakeholders to structure, promote, mobilize, and deliver local and foreign investment into Zimbabwe's PPPs. They formulate and deliver a strategic framework for developing, structuring, operating, licensing, and managing PPPs across Zimbabwe's economic sectors and regions. Ensuring PPPs are well designed, benefit from a balanced regulatory environment, good governance, and are crucially financially sustainable. They maintain wide-ranging knowledge of PPPs, solicited and unsolicited, and related strategic issues and provide information, and advice, to clients and stakeholders.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and support the design, development, delivery, and implementation of a strategic framework, including policies and programs to allow ZIDA to deliver PPPs across the Zimbabwean economy, guided by existing strategic frameworks and the national agenda, including NDS 1
  • Provide leadership in identifying, developing, structuring, operating, contracting, licensing, and managing PPPs, drawing on commercial and noncommercial financing across all sectors, including the energy, transport, urban development, financial, agriculture, and social services sectors.
  • Ensure PPPs are modern, sustainable, competitive, reliable, and affordable to the contracting authority, providing value for money along with optimum transfer of technical, operational, and financial risks to the counterparty
  • Develop adequate policies, processes, and strategies for managing both unsolicited and solicited PPPs ensuring that projects requiring competitive market bidding are appraised fully. All financial and risk components are adequately identified, quantified, and allocated consistent with prescribed methodologies.
  • Develop and enhance the PPPs framework to ensure both ZIDA and the country harness the value of centralized services and standards of excellence in the PPPs delivery journey, including providing strategic, operational, and technical assistance to all our key partners at all stages of a project life cycle.
  • Develop the PPPs framework for working with Contracting Authorities and strategic partners in the appointment of transaction advisers to assist in the project development process, as appropriate, ensuring that best in class capabilities and standards are developed within ZIDA, delivering scalability and value for our PPPs platform
  • Delivery benchmarked strategic framework for the development, review, and implementation PPPs through project preparation, feasibility studies, competitive bidding, negotiation, and contract management and ensure compliance
  • Implement Innovative Solutions to deliver PPPs, further accelerating economic growth
  • Lead the engagements with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, and any other relevant authorities, including contracting authorities, through agreed channels, across Zimbabwe, and beyond, in the determination and where necessary negotiation of special fiscal and monetary incentives, including but not limited to National Project Status, policies and regulations for investors in the PPPs.
  • Lead, and manage team members and other strategic internal and external stakeholders to deliver PPPs
  • Monitor the implementation of public, private partnership projects in conjunction with Contracting Authorities to ensure compliance with the agreement provisions.
  • Develop and implement the provision of training to Contracting Authorities on public, private partnership projects.
  • Provide technical expertise to Contracting Authorities on project structuring, feasibility studies, joint venture/public-private partnership contract development/drafting, negotiations, and project finance.
  • Promote economic development and growth through the development of modern, sustainable, environmentally friendly, and reliable Infrastructure and Utilities to meet the demands of Vision 2030
  • Build key investor relationships, identify business opportunities, negotiate and complete deals, and maintain extensive knowledge of current market conditions.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and implement investment outreach missions and roadshows to promote PPPs as an ideal investment destination.
  • Lead and represent PPPs in various fora, liaise with stakeholders, and Investors, as needed, increasing awareness of PPPs in Zimbabwe as a vehicle for economic development and delivery of public services.
  • Engage in regular research and market insight and sounding to stay appraised of the Zimbabwean economy, regional and African economic landscape, global financial markets, emerging trends, and general current events as they affect PPPs
  • Analysis and Reporting of PPPs data and trends to summarize findings, develop weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to share with stakeholders
  • Work across Operations as needed, OSISC, and across ZIDA to strategically support the delivery of PPPs
  • Engage in Knowledge Management processes across OSISC, Operations, and the rest of ZIDA by sharing Investment reports and key strategic takeaways, tracking, and sharing best practices in Investment across ZIDA
  • Follow and observe set operating procedures, guidelines, systems, and processes
  • Interpret regulations, policies governing investment promotion and provide advice to potential investors.
  • Improve Zimbabwe Doing Business and Global Competitiveness rankings through PPPs
  • Expected Outcome

  • Policies, Strategy, and Planning
  • Investments processing and administration
  • Knowledge Sharing and Management
  • Leadership, Stakeholder Engagement, and Management
  • Innovation
  • Key Partners and clients

  • Government and Agencies
  • State-Owned Enterprises
  • Local Corporates
  • Local and International Developers
  • Pension Funds
  • Development Partners
  • Local and International Investors
  • Qualifications and experience

  • Essential: An advanced qualification in Investment Management, Business Management, Portfolio Management, Statistics, Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Development Finance, International Development, etc.
  • Preferable: Experience in Investments and Finance, including at managerial level, or holder of advanced certification, e.g., MBA, CFA.
  • Significant professional experience in Infrastructure, Structured Finance, and PPPs, including hands-on experience in originating, structuring, and executing debt, loans, equity, SPV, and related public and privately traded structures to finance infrastructure projects
  • An excellent understanding of both public and private multi-asset investment, market instruments and market sources of financing and other sources of financing and risk management in Zimbabwe, the region, across Africa and beyond
  • Experience in structuring and financing low carbon infrastructure in Clean Energy, Solar, Wind, Hydro PPPs is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate with project sponsors, financing parties, institutional investors, and governments
  • Knowledge of fundraising, corporate finance, due diligence, risk management, and investment advisory in developing capital markets, including in Africa
  • Strong technical, financial modeling skills including in corporate finance quantitative, statistical analysis
  • Proven strong analytical capabilities, particularly in credit assessment and risk mitigation
  • Candidate must have a strong track record of excellence in written communications in English
  • International experience working in Infrastructure, PPPs, or development is an added advantage
  • Demonstrable portfolio of executed PPP and related mandates
  • Client-centric culture, with an ability to effectively engage with clients and business partners at a team, senior and strategic level
  • Strong background in investment or development banking or transaction advisory with experience in private sector investments, state-owned entities, utilities/infrastructure authorities, and government.
  • Ability to manage, support, and mentor the team
  • Strong business acumen, judgment, and problem-solving skills
  • Competence in Infrastructure and PPPs, Standard Enterprise and Investment Technology, Market Data, and Risk analysis technology is highly desirable.
  • Deadline

    * The position remains open until filled.

    Head of Special Economic Zones (SEZs)

    Purpose

    Special Economic Zones (SEZs) facilitate transformational high economic growth by leveraging tax and other incentives to attract local and foreign investment to primarily boost exports and import substitution. As such, they're a strategic toolkit to help ZIDA accelerate broader economic growth for Zimbabwe to meet the demands of Vision 2030, transforming the country into an Upper-Middle Income Economy. The Head of SEZs will play a strategic role in ensuring the delivery of ZIDA SEZs mandate in line with Part VI, Investment in Special Economic Zones, of the Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency Act [Chapter 14:37]. Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer and working with wider internal and external strategic stakeholders to structure, promote, mobilize, and deliver local and foreign investment into SEZs within Zimbabwe. They will design and implement a strategic framework for developing, operating, licensing, and managing SEZs across Zimbabwe's economic sectors and regions. They will maintain wide-ranging knowledge of SEZs and related strategic issues and provide information, and advice, to clients and stakeholders.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, development, delivery, and implementation of a strategic framework to allow ZIDA to deliver SEZs enhancing development across the Zimbabwean economy
  • Lead and manage team members and other strategic internal and external stakeholders, to deliver ZIDA SEZs mandate
  • Provide leadership in the identification and gazetting of any areas deemed to be appropriate for designation as SEZs.
  • Lead engagement with relevant ministries and authorities to determine and, where necessary, negotiate special incentives for investors in the SEZs.
  • Promote industrialization of the domestic economy through identifying and encouraging investment in export-focused businesses within the SEZs.
  • Build key investor relationships, identify business opportunities, negotiate and complete deals, and maintain extensive knowledge of current market conditions.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and implement investment outreach missions and roadshows to promote SEZs as an ideal investment destination.
  • Establish and manage an investment information management system as well as preparing promotional materials.
  • Interpret regulations, policies governing investment promotion and provide advice to potential investors.
  • Represent SEZs in various fora and liaise with stakeholders and potential Investors.
  • Implement Innovative Solutions to deliver SEZs, as appropriate in the Zimbabwean context, including but not limited to developing different types of SEZs including, High-tech parks, Science parks, Science and Technology Zones, Free Economic Zones, Services parks, Green Zones, Safe Zones, Tourism Development Zones, further accelerating economic growth
  • Engage in regular research and market insight and sounding to stay appraised of the Zimbabwean economy, regional and African economic landscape, global financial markets, emerging trends, and general current events as they affect ZIDA and the broader Investment Climate
  • Maintain current knowledge about ZIDA products and services available to investor clients and stakeholders, including but not limited to bonds, equity, share listing and offering, private debt, M&A, privatizations, etc.
  • Lead and manage the team, including managers and investment analysts, and other team members across ZIDA, to assess financial information and investment opportunities
  • Present investment opportunities, financial analysis, and structuring while pitching proposed course of action in internal and external meetings with clients
  • Structure, develop and adopt financial models of varying complexity to project future earning and profit potential and uses this data to inform decisions and proposals to stakeholders
  • Lead, manage and deliver ZIDA Investment products and services offered
  • Drive engagement with local and international investment teams, strategic partners, etc., including analysts and other managers, to stay up to date about market situations, new opportunities and adopt this to improve ZIDA more comprehensive product and service offering
  • Lead, develop and deliver Investments on behalf of financial institutions, corporate clients, investment organizations, and insurance companies
  • Develop relationships with clients, and investment partners, including already licensed investors, to expand client network to help further contribute investment into the country
  • Analysis and Reporting of SEZ Investment data and trends to summarize findings, develop weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports shared with various stakeholders
  • Work across Operations as needed, OSISC, and across ZIDA to strategically support the delivery of Investments
  • Engage in Knowledge Management processes across OSISC, Operations, and the rest of ZIDA by sharing Investment reports and key strategic takeaways, tracking, and sharing best practices in Investment across ZIDA
  • Follow and observe set operating procedures, guidelines, systems, and processes
  • Improve Doing Business ranking as appropriate
  • Expected Outcomes

  • Policies, Strategy, and Planning
  • Investments processing and administration
  • Knowledge Sharing and Management
  • Leadership, Stakeholder Engagement, and Management
  • Innovation
  • Key Partners and clients

  • Government and Agencies
  • State-Owned Enterprises
  • Local Corporates
  • Local and International Developers
  • Pension Funds
  • Development Partners
  • Local and International Investors
  • Qualifications and experience

  • Essential: An advanced qualification in Investment Management, Business Management, Portfolio Management, Statistics, Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Mathematics, etc.
  • Preferable: Experience in Investments and Finance, including at managerial level, or holder of advanced certification, e.g., MBA, CFA.
  • Experience in structuring, financing, and developing different types of SEZs including, High-tech parks, Science parks, Science and Technology Zones, Free Economic Zones, Services parks, Green Zones, Safe Zones, Tourism Development Zones, etc.; leveraging modern low carbon infrastructure using Clean Energy sources is highly desirable
  • Significant professional experience in SEZs, Infrastructure, Structured Finance, and PPPs, including hands-on experience in originating, structuring, and executing debt, loans, equity, SPV, and related public and privately traded structures to finance SEZs and associated infrastructure projects
  • An excellent understanding of both public and private multi-asset investment, market instruments and market sources of financing and other sources of funding and risk management in Zimbabwe, the region, across Africa and beyond
  • Knowledge of fundraising, corporate finance, due diligence, risk management, and investment advisory in developing capital markets, including in Africa
  • Strong technical, financial modeling skills including in corporate finance quantitative, statistical analysis
  • Proven strong analytical capabilities, particularly in credit assessment and risk mitigation
  • Candidate must have a strong track record of excellence in written communications in English
  • International experience working in SEZs, Infrastructure, PPPs, or development is an added advantage
  • Demonstrable portfolio of executed SEZs, Infrastructure, PPPs and related mandates
  • Client-centric culture, with an ability to effectively engage with clients and business partners at a team, senior and strategic level
  • Strong background in investment or development banking or transaction advisory with experience in private sector investments, state-owned entities, utilities/infrastructure authorities, and government.
  • Ability to manage, support, and mentor the team
  • Strong business acumen, judgment, and problem-solving skills
  • Competence in Infrastructure and SEZs, Standard Enterprise and Investment Technology, Market Data, and Risk analysis technology is highly desirable.
  • Deadline

    * The position remains open until filled.

    Graduate Trainee Investments

    Purpose

    Assists the Regional Office Manager in facilitating investment in the Southern Region covering Bulawayo Province, Matebeleland North, Matebeleland South and Midlands. The role requires an individual who can learn fast and effectively multitask.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Front Office administration.
  • Attending to walk-in clients.
  • Advising investors on investment opportunities and applicable regulations as and when required to do so by the Regional Office Manager.
  • Assists in facilitating new licenses, renewals and amendments.
  • Actively conducts research on investment intelligence and relevant regulations.
  • Ensuring adherence to investment terms and conditions.
  • Assists with compiling progress reports on projects.
  • Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Development studies, Administration or a related social science/commercial field from a recognized institution.
  • Clean class 4 driver’s license.
  • Active interest in research work.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of local languages is desirable.
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel extensively.
  • Ability to learn fast and quickly grasp concepts.
  • The selected candidate must demonstrate commitment to the following values: excellence, integrity, transparency, customer centricity, innovation

    Deadline

    * The position remains open until filled.