General Description 

The aim of this Program is to identify up to two top-performing MBA students interested in African private equity.  Selected students would be expected to spend 12 weeks at the Fund’s head office in Dakar, Senegal, as members of the Deal Team. Their role will involve analyzing investment opportunities, performing transaction due diligence, developing strategic initiatives, and supporting ongoing monitoring of portfolio companies.

What the Position Offers 

  • Twelve week internship in Dakar, Senegal

  • Exposure to African private equity, in deal and portfolio work

  • Work closely with senior management of an innovative and growing fund management company

  • Work in a multicultural and bilingual environment

  • Contribute to the Company’s mission to be a leading partner for the development of the African private sector

Selection Criteria

To qualify, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • MBA student (concentration in Finance is preferred);

  • Leadership and management skills;

  • Strong interest in pursuing a career in private equity in Africa;

  • Technically proficient in applied finance and modeling;

  • Excellent analytical skills;

  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills;

  • French language capability a strong plus;

  • Outstanding organizational skills, capacity to meet deadlines and work under pressure;

  • Self-driven, curious, resourceful and ability to work with minimal guidance;

  • Attention to detail;

  • Personable and discrete with sensitive information;

  • Highly motivated, self-starter with proven capacity for teamwork, and willingness to work long hours when needed.

About AFIG Funds

 AFIG Funds is an Africa-focused private equity fund management company headquartered in Dakar, Senegal.  The Company is the manager of generalist funds which target growth and expansion opportunities across West, Central and East Africa.  AFIG Funds currently manages USD ~270m and is currently investing from AFIG Fund II.  Additional information about us is available on our website at www.afigfunds.com.

 As with past years, we will move this process forward relatively quickly, given the limited number of candidates we seek to recruit.  Please encourage any interested students to submit their applications, including a resume and cover letter, to recrutement@afigfunds.com (note the French spelling for the email address), with cc to Tracy Han at than@afigfunds.com, and the subject line ‘MBA 2019 Summer Internship Application – Firstname_Lastname’.  

Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. The last day we will receive resumes is 2/25. We look forward to getting to know interested students, and to welcoming the selected candidate in Dakar.

 

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