Portfolio Manager at The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority

Portfolio Manager at The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority is a Nigerian establishment which manages the Nigeria sovereign wealth fund, into which the surplus income produced from Nigeria’s excess oil reserves is deposited. This sovereign wealth fund was founded for the purpose of managing and investing these funds on behalf of the government of Nigeria. The wealth fund commenced operations in October 2012 and was set up by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Act, which was signed in May 2011. It is intended to invest the savings gained on the difference between the budgeted and actual market prices for oil to earn returns that would benefit future generations of Nigerians.

We are currently recruiting to fill the following position:


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Job Title: Portfolio Manager
Reference Number: NS20 / 3007
Location: Abuja


  • Reporting to the Head, Nigeria Infrastructure Funds, this Officer will assist in ensuring prudent investment of the Infrastructure fund in essential and efficient infrastructure such as power generation. distribution ,and transmission, agriculture, dams, roads, roil, airports etc.


  • Lead the development of the power strategy for the Nigeria Infrastructure Fund
  • Develop medium- and long-term strategies and action plans to improve quality of the
  • Authority’s power portfolio and contribute to achievement of corporate targets.
  • Liaise with the infrastructure risk management team to assess the inherent power portfolio risks in order to define mitigating strategies.
  • Plan and implement exit strategies for all holdings in the portfolio to ensure the Authority can exit from its investment on timely basis.
  • Champion the valuation and structuring of power deals.
  • Identity viable power infrastructure projects and advises management on investment decisions
  • Build and manage a well-balanced power infrastructure portfolio aimed at achieving target risk adjusted returns.
  • Monitors and supervises the various power portfolio activities, providing up to date report to the management.
  • Develop and manage relationships with external counterparts. co-investors, advisors and technical leaders
  • Monitor the impact of the operating environment on assigned projects under implementation and informs Management on any material potential risks that might arise.
  • Conduct analysis of portfolio trends and drivers of investment return and draw and share lessons from the portfolio analysis.

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

  • First Degree or equivalent in Engineering or related discipline Relevant professional qualification in project management
  • Minimum of 10 years cognate experience
  • Expertise in negotiating complex transactions
  • Hands on experience in project finance and portfolio management
  • Expertise in financial modelling and structuring of infrastructure deals
  • Practical experience in valuation, project & deal structuring and business strategy
  • Good knowledge of power sector trends (locally and globally)
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven leadership, negotiating and influencing skills
  • Good understanding of the NSIA mandate, regulations and operating environment Excellent Interpersonal, networking and communication skills
  • Team building / conflict management

Application Closing Date
13th March, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae (prepared as a Microsoft Word document, and saved with your full names) to: recruitment@hcp-ng.com please quote the role and appropriate reference number as the subject of your e-mail


  • The role is open to Nigerians within and outside the country who have completed the National Youth Service Programme. Women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position on offer.
  • All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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