• Nigeria

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

Senior Associate

Investment Advisory

About the Firm

Founded in 2011, CrossBoundary is a mission-driven investment firm committed to unlocking the power of capital to make a substantial return while creating a lasting difference in frontier markets. We take a transaction-centred approach to frontier markets. CrossBoundary provides investment advisory services, having developed a specialized expertise in unleashing investment across all sectors in fragile and frontier markets. Our advisory clients include governments, development finance institutions, private equity firms, Fortune 100 companies, and research institutions. Learn more at

Job Description

CrossBoundary is recruiting a full-time Senior Associate to join the CrossBoundary office in Lagos, Nigeria. As a member of the transaction team, you will actively contribute to a powerful intervention that has the potential for significant impact on investment into Nigeria, in addition to building CrossBoundary’s long term presence in the region.

CrossBoundary is not a development firm and is not seeking typical development skills. As a Senior Associate, you will identify and evaluate investment opportunities, conduct macroeconomic market assessments, and provide investment transaction support. Senior Associate candidates should have 4+ years of experience working in high calibre finance or consulting organizations and experience working in developing countries – ideally in Nigeria. Interest and expertise in off-grid energy or international trade and investment programs will be regarded favourably.

Who We Are

CrossBoundary operates in frontier markets that also hold immense investment opportunities. The CrossBoundary team is a unique group made up of people who are genuinely excited by the opportunity to make a difference in some of the most challenging yet exciting markets in the world. Team members come from diverse backgrounds, but share a number of qualities: curiosity, humility, integrity, a drive for excellence, and a bias for action.

Who You Are

  • Self-starter who is passionate about creating lasting change in frontier markets
  • Willingness to take on new types of work, even without prior experience or direct supervision
  • Willingness to work and live in a sometimes-challenging environment
  • Comfort with ambiguity; ability to operate effectively in a changing context

Primary Responsibilities

  • Overseeing technical and operational aspects of the implementation of CrossBoundary’s off-grid energy advisory mandate in Nigeria
  • Managing project performance and overseeing reporting of all project activities and results to key program stakeholders.
  • Investment facilitation specifically within the off-grid energy space including:
  • Transaction identification and evaluation
  • Identification and rigorous assessment of investment opportunities
  • Market assessment and ongoing market analysis
  • Conducting macroeconomic, regulatory, and operational assessments
  • Providing sector analysis of priority areas for investment
  • Investor sourcing
  • Managing numerous investor relationships
  • Transaction support
  • Leading complex transactions


Ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • 4+ years in top tier banking, consulting, private equity or similar
  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or other advanced degree strongly desired
  • Experience working in developing countries, experience in West Africa is particularly relevant
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; preferably in fast moving and complex environments
  • Excellent analytical ability and discipline; ability to think clearly, structure problems logically and then design and implement solutions that focus on the core issue
  • Excellent quantitative skills; ability to apply analytical rigor to complex and uncertain tasks
  • Knowledge of corporate finance and familiarity with company evaluation and valuation techniques
  • Ability to build strong relationships with clients and colleagues in stressful environments
  • Excellent presentation skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences
  • Comfort with ambiguity; ability to operate effectively in a changing context
  • Willingness to work and live in sometimes challenging environment
  • Knowledge of West African investment landscape (or previous work experience in West Africa)
  • Experience working with a range of stakeholders (including private equity firms, Development Finance Institutions, and development agencies) to support investments in high impact sectors


The Senior Associate will be based in Lagos, Nigeria. Frequent travel is expected.

Equal Opportunity Employer

CrossBoundary is an equal opportunity employer.

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