AFIG Funds is an Africa-focused private equity fund management company headquartered in Dakar, Senegal that is recruiting both MBA summer interns for 2017, as well as full-time hires.  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 250m and is currently fundraising for Fund II.  Additional information about the Company is available on the website

AFIG Funds MBA 2017 Summer Internship Program

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
  • 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
  • Opportunity to join the team upon graduation.

AFIG Funds Investment Officer Recruiting (Full-Time)

AFIG Funds Investment Officers (“IOs”) cover all aspects from African private equity work, from deal sourcing, to diligence, presentation to the Investment Committee, investment structuring, portfolio management, and exits.  Investment Officers actively support key strategic initiatives, including fundraising, LP relationship management, strategy development, and new initiatives.  IOs work closely with senior management across Fund activities, and play an active role in the management and development of junior employees, including Analysts and Investment Assistants.

What the Position Offers

  • Based in Dakar, Senegal, with the possibility to move to other regional offices (current and more planned) over time
  • Exposure to African Private Equity, including in West, Central and East Africa
  • Work closely with senior management of an innovative and growing fund management company
  • Management Experience
  • Portfolio company work, including management support, strategy implementation, and participation in board meetings
  • Work in a multicultural and multilingual environment
  • Contribute to the Company’s mission to be a leading partner for the development of the African private sector
  • Professional growth in a successful and rapidly growing asset management fund company.

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
  • Willing to relocate to Senegal
  • 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

Given the limited number of candidates we seek to recruit, we will move this process forward relatively quickly. Interested students should 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 2017 Summer Internship Application – Firstname_Lastname’, or ‘MBA 2017 Investment Officer Application – Firstname_Lastname’.  Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis.  

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