Job Details

Senior Associate
Emerging Markets Investment / Advisory

Posted: 30 March 2020


A frontier-market investment firm with offices across the globe. The firm is both a direct investor and advisor across the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. Through operating in fragile markets, the firm seeks to generate substantial returns whilst delivering a positive impact to the community.


THE ROLE: Senior Associate – MENA (Dubai office).

  • Assist and lead in the completion of complex transactions with off-grid firms
  • Regular market analysis
  • Stakeholder management between donors, investors and government bodies
  • Business development across MENA; investor sourcing and relationship cultivation
  • Routinely conduct macroeconomic assessments of current projects, markets and regulatory conditions
  • Conduct deep sector analysis to establish key areas for investment
  • Team leadership: recruiting, fostering team culture, mentorship etc.




    • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters and MBA preferred
    • 3-6 years’ experience in private equity or top-tier consulting/investment banking
    • Preferred: experience working in MENA/Central Asia
    • Preferred: Arabic speaker


    Other competencies

    • Demonstrably passionate about frontier markets
    • Capable of adapting and flourishing in new environments (location, sector, culture)
    • Happy to work, travel and live in frontier-markets for approx. 50% of the job (Tunisia, Lebanon, Iraq etc)
    • Able and willing to forge strong relationships with clients and colleagues in stressful conditions
    • Strong quantitative skills; confident in analysing complex tasks and conducting company evaluations/valuations.
    • Excellent analytical ability: ability to think clearly, structure problems logically and articulate solutions
    • Presentability: the candidate must be able to present themselves and their ideas effectively to diverse audiences
    • Demonstrable leadership skills in dynamic and stressful environments

    A complete job description will be shared with shortlisted candidates.


$110000 - $130000 Annually




Dubai, UAE

Job Type

Full Time


3-6 Years


Financial Services, Investment, Private Equity