Director, Transaction Construction

LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya

JOB TYPE: Full-time

REPORT TO: Managing Director, Health Finance Coalition

DIRECT REPORTS: Manager, Deal Construction and Senior Associate, HFC

TRAVEL REQUIREMENT: up to 35% International travel

WORK AUTHORIZATION: Legally able to work in Kenya

Position Summary

The Health Finance Coalition is seeking an exceptional, entrepreneurial leader to help build and scale its vision of transforming the landscape of health investments across Africa. This is an opportunity for an individual with strong investment and health experience to play a central role in reshaping the market for healthcare around the continent. This position reports to the Managing Director, HFC and will be responsible for managing the Kenya office, it’s current employees and growing and leading a new team.

Healthcare in Africa receives a small fraction of the investment channeled to other sectors despite huge demand and, increasingly, the emergence of innovative business models. At the HFC, we believe this gap can only be filled through “transaction construction”: intensive work with companies, funding agencies, and, at times, host governments, to develop promising, high-impact health enterprises into investable propositions that provide the necessary risk mitigation and return to attract investment. We have built significant momentum behind this vision, launching a demonstration project, a first fund (a joint venture with AfricInvest, a leading investment manager) and our “transaction construction” platform. Now, we need dedicated leadership to grow that transaction construction work in support of this broader vision.

You will work with the Managing Director for HFC to develop the growth pathway for the transaction construction platform. You will need to be a highly creative and independent leader, able to conceive of bold new solutions and then effectively pursue them, mobilizing staff, partners, and funding as needed. You will welcome the opportunity to work on strategic direction but also willingly engage in the details of day-to-day transaction construction. This role will involve developing and implementing key partnerships, operational approaches, strategic planning, and resource management to ensure we realize our full potential for impact at scale.


Position Responsibilities

Pipeline and Relationship Development

  • Maintain active list of transaction construction opportunities by identifying immediate and longer-term options, cultivation of new opportunities, and curation of deal pipeline.
  • Ensure robust pipeline development by identifying multiple new channels for developing and building transaction construction opportunities.
  • Collaborate with various DFIs, Investment Funds, and other global health partners to source construction opportunities.
  • Enhance and maintain the strong relationship with Transform Health Fund team and AfricInvest management as strategic partners of HFC.

Transaction Construction

  • Oversee portfolio of construction projects ensuring strong resource management and high quality and timely delivery of all projects.
  • Provide financial construction recommendations for mandates, including market acceptability of recommended options, suitability in line with company’s strategy and financial capability.
  • Take a leadership role in delivery of presentations, pitch decks, financial models and all other transaction construction reports including impact extension analysis, market entry analysis, financial analysis, and capital structure analysis.
  • Lead intensive work with companies, funding agencies, and, at times, governments, to develop promising, high-impact health enterprises into investable propositions that provide the necessary risk mitigation and return to attract investment.
  • Build a network of transaction construction partners; manage relationships with and performance of external consultants.
  • Move between a strategic and an operational perspective by providing thought leadership and day-to-day support on specific transaction construction projects as required.

Fund-raising and Operational Activities

  • Develop and execute a fundraising strategy for the transaction construction platform in partnership with HFC Managing Director.
  • Design and launch a cost recovery model for transaction construction.
  • Lead development of fundraising proposals and oversee required donor reporting with support from the broader HFC team.
  • Be responsible for registration and compliance of Malaria No More-Kenya, in collaboration with Malaria No More Fund.
  • Serve as the executive[DM1]  of Malaria No More-Kenya, maintaining responsibility for the role of corporate secretary, and all associated activities.
  • Lead reporting to and liaison with the Board of Directors for Malaria No More -Kenya.
  • Manage the staff of the Kenya office.
  • Oversee budget and finances of the Kenya office.


Position Qualifications

  • Strong preference for candidates who have worked in healthcare and investment banking;
  • 10-15 years of experience in a transaction-oriented investment role ideally at a development finance institution, impact/venture fund, asset manager, or investment bank and more than 5 years of experience in the global health space.
  • Deep knowledge of public health systems across Sub-Saharan African countries with particular emphasis on primary care and supply chain management.
  • Strong project management skills with exceptional ability to manage multiple fast-paced projects simultaneously.
  • Exceptional ability to think strategically and yet you “sweat the small stuff”—people see you as unusually detail-oriented and conscientious.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset: able to develop creative solutions and opportunities where others may not see them.
  • Natural networker and partnership builder with the ability to quickly understand a context and develop an unmatched network of contacts (investors, angels, accelerators, talent, startups).
  • A team-oriented, “low-ego” individual who works collaboratively in a high-performance environment.
  • Experience in working effectively with multicultural and remote teams.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.


Salary and Benefits

Competitive compensation package based on the experience of the candidate. We also offer a robust benefits package including vacation days, sick days, paid holidays, health insurance, and other benefits in line with local country laws and regulations.


About Malaria No More

Malaria No More (MNM) envisions a world where no one dies of a mosquito bite. More than a decade into our mission, our work has contributed to historic progress toward this goal. Now, we’re mobilizing the political commitment, funding, and innovation required to achieve what would be one of the greatest humanitarian accomplishments—ending malaria within our generation. MNM is a global organization with offices in Seattle, Washington, D.C., New York, Cameroon, and India and affiliates in London and Tokyo.


About the Health Finance Coalition

The Health Finance Coalition (HFC) was launched by a group of leading philanthropies, investors, donors, technical partners convened by WHO Ambassador for Global Strategy and Health Financing Ray Chambers and hosted by Malaria No More. The HFC seeks to attract an unprecedented level of private-sector investment to impact millions of lives and accelerate progress to ensure health lives and promote well-being for all, a UN Sustainable Development Goal 3. To achieve these goals, the HFC believes that we must position private, return-seeking capital to co-invest alongside governments and donors to scale transformative health innovations that serve the most vulnerable. HFC Steering Group members include: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; U.S. Agency for International Development; The Rockefeller Foundation; The World Bank; The World Health Organization; Royal Philips; and The Skoll Foundation.


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