Job Opportunity: Investment Catalyst

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The Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF), is currently looking for enthusiastic, hard-working applicants for the vacancy of Investment Catalyst. The Investment Catalyst will lead CAHF’s Market Development & Support Division, working towards the realisation of CAHF’s overall goal for an increase in investment in affordable housing and housing finance throughout Africa.  To this end, the Investment Catalyst will engage with the entire housing value chain, from land and infrastructure through to construction and sale or rental, and the entire finance value chain, from lender through to investor, to connect parties in order to catalyse relationships that lead to a sustainable affordable housing finance sector in Africa.  A senior position, the Investment Catalyst will be responsible for assimilating CAHF’s work and approach (its theory of change) and conveying this among senior housing finance practitioners in the public and private sectors across the continent and more broadly among the investment community globally. The Investment Catalyst will also be responsible for identifying market constraints, and with the CAHF team, developing strategic approaches for overcoming or otherwise addressing these.

The Investment Catalyst will participate as a senior staff member of the CAHF team.  The work involves developing an approach to “catalysing investment in affordable housing”, framing this in a divisional strategy and business plan, and implementing this in support of the achievement of CAHF’s overall goal.  It will involve engaging directly with practitioners in the housing sector and investors (both public and private), at a local, regional, continental and international level, to establish their needs, identify points of connection, and facilitate increased engagement and ultimately investment in affordable housing in Africa.  The Inverstment Catalyst will be known for their expertise in identifying and supporting relevant and impactful housing investments.  It further involves support to the members of the African Union for Housing Finance, as a key target of the market development and support efforts that CAHF undertakes.

The deadline for submission is 17:00 SAST on 12 May 2017. No late submissions will be accepted. If you have any queries, contact Kudakwashe Mativenga at