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Investment Analyst – Goodwell Investments

Job Details

We are looking for an Investment Analyst with investment experience in East Africa. As an Investment Analyst you will work closely with other investment team members to generate investment opportunities for Goodwell Investments across East Africa by growing and managing a network of key relationships within the private sector. This position suits someone with a results-oriented-mentality, who enjoys a challenge to develop and analyse investment appraisals. You will be working closely with the East-African investment team, while reporting to the Investment Manager. This position is based in Nairobi.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Investment support
    • Support in investment-related functions. This covers the full breadth of investment activities from deal sourcing, execution, monitoring and management.
    • Create financial models and deal screens/concept notes to support the investment analysis.
    • Quarterly reporting on investee company financial indicators and social performance / ESG indicators.
  • Pipeline building, management, and monitoring
    • Review applications received by potential investees to understand mandate fit.
    • Follow up with potential investees on business updates.
    • Engage with incubators, accelerators, and other industry events which contribute to pipeline.
  • Research
    • Conduct industry research and associated analysis to inform strategy, portfolio, and new business decisions.
  • Operations
    • Ad-hoc operational requirements to support the proper functioning of the local office.

Education and experience requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in economics, business administration, or finance.
  • A minimum of 0-3 years of working experience in the field of finance and management consulting.

Knowledge and skills

  • Should possess financial modelling skills (beginners or advanced)
  • Must demonstrate strong communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Proficient in English
  • Excellent PC/MS Office skills
  • Meticulous, high level of accuracy

Personal characteristics

  • Proven interest in impact investments or investments in emerging markets
  • Pro-active team member
  • An interest in working in an international setting and capable of navigating between different teams and cultures
  • Willingness and ability to pro-actively provide and receive constructive feedback

Our offer

Joining Goodwell Investments in our Nairobi office means joining an international and inclusive culture where like-minded people work naturally together to achieve ambitious goals.

  • A local market-related salary, commensurate with experience and exposure to the African early-stage start-up eco-system;
  • 34 days of paid leave per year (based on full-time);
  • Opportunity for personal development, including training;
  • Flexible work hours based on a full-time (40 hour) workweek.

Application Process

If you can picture yourself in the above role, then we would love to hear from you. To apply, please send your CV to along with a short motivation video. The video gives you the opportunity to present yourself in your own unique way! The video should be no longer than one minute. Please send this via to including your name and the reference ‘Investment Analyst East-Africa’.

Both CV and video need to be received for your application to be considered.


Goodwell Investments supports diversity and is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions are decided on the basis of merit, competence and business need. Goodwell Investments does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other non-merit factor covered by appropriate law.

Job Status: Open

Job Sectors: Investment Analyst

Job Type: Full Time

Regions: Africa