Investment Manager at Nithio

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  • 1 month ago
  • Work Remotely
  • Shift Full-Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor
  • Job experience 10+ Years

Job Description

Investment Manager at Nithio

Nithio is an AI-driven platform for climate finance. Nithio leverages the power of artificial intelligence to fundamentally transform how credit risk is assessed. Our mission is clear: to catalyze billions of capital into solutions that combat climate change and facilitate universal access to clean energy. 


Through our investment vehicle, FAIR (Facility for Adaptation, Inclusion, and Resilience), we directly lend capital in the decentralized energy sector, empowering companies to provide households with clean and reliable energy sources. We work hand in hand with other investors, providing them with the insights and tools needed to scale their investments effectively, all while navigating the complex credit risk landscape. We’re looking for team members who value the opportunity to work with a fun, passionate, and talented global team. Join us in our mission to reshape the future.


Role Summary

Nithio seeks an Investment Manager to drive innovation and progress in climate finance and energy access. As Investment Manager, you will be the go-to person for our entire loan portfolio and own initiatives that design, implement, and track the policies, systems, and procedures necessary to rapidly scale the FAIR Team operations according to the company OKRs.  


This is a remote-first role with great potential for growth and expansion in responsibilities. You’ll be joining a growing, mission-driven company with a solid commitment to positive social impact. The Investment Manager will report to the Chief Investment Officer. This full-time position can be based remotely from Nigeria, Kenya, or North America. The role will require occasional international travel.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Team Management & Mentoring: Day-to-day management, training, and mentorship of a team of 3-4 analysts and investment officers; actively develop skills and career trajectory of a junior team; recruit new team members

  • Portfolio Management: Oversee Nithio’s complete loan portfolio; regularly provides updates to executives and key stakeholders on portfolio health

  • Client Origination: Source, identify, and analyze new partner and investment opportunities via an extensive, leveraging a referenceable network of contacts 

  • Client Management: With the support of investment analysts, manage partnerships with clients on an ongoing basis

  • Thought Leadership: Represent Nithio at conferences/events and author blogs to advance Nithio’s reputation and reach.

  • Innovation Lead: Oversee research/analysis, and develop investment theses for new markets/geographies, sectors/technologies, and competitive landscapes

  • Transaction Management: Lead key transactions in new sectors/geographies and oversee team transactions, including a leads/deals database to track all companies through their lifecycle accurately

  • Credit Risk Policies & Procedures: Develop & implement company policies, maintaining an understanding of investment landscape over time

  • Investment Team Systems: Design & implement team-wide systems to measure, mitigate, manage, and limit credit risk exposures; regularly check in with junior officers to implement team-wide improvements

Who You Are

  • A self-starter, passionate about creating lasting change in developing markets

  • Have demonstrated experience working in Africa and/or emerging markets

  • Have demonstrated experience in working in one or more of Nithio’s focus sectors: SHS, C&I, e-mobility, clean cooking.

  • Have a track record of outstanding focus and drive to achieve outsized results

  • Highly entrepreneurial and self-motivated; expert at managing your own time

  • Possess superior problem-solving, judgment, and decision-making skills with the ability to articulate and present points of view and ideas effectively

  • You have a track record of successfully prioritizing multiple competing priorities with strong attention to detail 

  • You can advance discrete projects both independently and as part of a team

  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and work well on a distributed/global team 

  • Exemplify our values: Collaboration, Commitment, Growth, Marking a Difference, and Adaptability

  • Experience mentoring, training, and developing staff to facilitate team growth

  • You’re a networker skilled at building and maintaining professional relationships across countries, personalities, and the political spectrum to achieve a positive impact


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in a quantitative field (Business, Finance, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, or a related field)10 years of experience in originating, structuring, negotiating, and executing debt investments in the financial/renewable energy sectors. Such experience to be: in one or more of Nithio’s focus sectors: SHS, C&I, e-mobility, clean emerging markets, with a preference for Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Prior experience in a high-growth startup environment a strong plus.

  • Proven track record of sustainable achievement in modeling and analysis; outstanding focus, energy, and drive to achieve results

  • Experience with launching new funds in new sectors and/or geographies

  • Fluent in GSuite and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Excellent presentation skills, which enable the delivery of concise and persuasive new business and investment presentations

  • Excellent financial modeling skills


$100,000 – $115,000 a year


The listed salary is indicative for employees based in the USA only.


The compensation level is determined by individual experience and education. Salary is dependent on geographic location at the time of hire. It is not typical to be hired near the upper limit of the specified pay range.

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