Equity Investment Director


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Banyan Global is a small, women-owned development consulting firm, founded on the principle that integrating expertise and experience from the development community and private sector will achieve a broad and lasting impact. Through market-driven, business approaches, Banyan Global works with the private sector, civil society, and government to improve livelihoods, build markets, and promote efficient resource allocation in developing and transitional economies. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within four practice areas: health sector development, microfinance, enterprise development, and financial sector development. Gender is a cross-cutting area of expertise. Banyan Global brings together a unique team of professionals with experience in international development and the private sector. Banyan Global provides advisory, policy, and regulatory services; program management; technical assistance and training; and research and evaluation.

Banyan Global also provides niche expertise in gender and post-conflict. Banyan Global's clients include leading bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, regional development banks, foundations, not-for-profit organizations, business, and industry. Banyan Global holds a significant portfolio of subcontracts for USAID-funded work and has worked in more than 38 countries, serving clients in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Equity Investment Director

Banyan Global, an international development consulting firm with extensive experience managing successful economic development projects on the African continent and around the world, is recruiting an Equity Investment Director for an anticipated USAID-funded economic strengthening project in Rwanda. The Rwanda Nguriza Nshore project aims to facilitate the emergence of a dynamic off-farm sector that can generate greater employment at a higher wage for Rwandans currently engaged in subsistence agriculture and other low income economic activities.

Tasks and responsibilities of the position will include:

  • Provide overall management and leadership in working with equity investors, including Rwandan individuals and firms, and those based outside of Rwanda.
  • Oversee research initiatives and assessments to strengthen project understanding of the challenges and opportunities for equity investment in agribusiness in Rwanda.
  • Work with the Government of Rwanda to strengthen the policy and regulatory environment regarding equity investment, with a focus on agribusiness.
  • Work with other aspects of the project to identify investment-ready firms, and facilitate introductions between those firms and appropriate investors that lead to substantial investments.
  • Participate in project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation as it relates to equity investment, ensuring that all equity investment targets are met.


  • Advanced degree in finance, business administration, economics, or other relevant field
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in equity investment, investment banking, finance, economic growth, or other related discipline
  • Knowledge and understanding of both investors as well as small and medium-sized businesses in Rwanda
  • Excellent project management, communication, writing, and computer skills
  • Ability to negotiate, manage and build partnerships
  • Knowledge and experience with the policy and regulatory environment as relates to equity investment in Rwanda
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Previous experience working on USAID projects is a plus
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required

Only Rwandan Nationals should apply. Banyan Global is an equal opportunity employer. Please apply to the position through our website, https://careers-banyanglobal.icims.com/jobs/1305/equity-investment-director%2c-rwanda/job, and include a cover letter and résumé in your submission. Please no phone calls.

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