Working together

We believe that working together, as valued partners, is the best way to develop the infrastructure that sub-Saharan Africa needs.

Submit your project

Apply for funding

InfraCo Africa’s mandate is to mobilise and not displace private sector investment. We will not get involved in a project if it could attract the financing it requires from other private or DFI investors. Instead, we prioritise projects that have the potential to deliver a positive developmental impact and be commercially viable but need our risk capital and expertise to become bankable and attract private sector investment. We can also fund the expansion of innovative infrastructure businesses that need to rapidly scale-up to demonstrate commercial viability.

Whether we are committing early-stage risk capital and expertise at the beginning of a project or equity funding for construction, we will always first obtain approval from our Africa Investment Committee (AIC). Before submitting an investment to the AIC, InfraCo Africa will conduct a thorough due diligence of the project or business and its stakeholders.

A simple three-step process

Step 1

Engage

  • Receive a project proposal or identify an opportunity that meets our investment criteria;
  • Understand the technology, business model, financing and developmental impact;
  • Identify key risks, including health and safety, environmental and social;
  • Confirm government and community support, land ownership and project rights; and
  • Understand and secure approval to the key commercial terms of our involvement.

Typically takes between 3 to 6 months

Step 2

Explore

  • Complete technical, legal, financial, environmental and social due diligence (undertaking studies or site visits as required);
  • Get to know the key stakeholders and their aspirations for the project;
  • Complete Know Your Customer (KYC) and/or reputation checks for all significant parties;
  • Secure host government support and confirm resourcing (as required); and
  • Negotiate and secure approval to sign a Joint Development Agreement or equivalent.

Typically takes up to 6 months

Step 3

Commit

  • Commit funding to develop the project from our entry point to financial close and in some cases operations;
  • Regularly review progress against milestones and budgets, and mitigate or resolve potential issues;
  • Monitor environmental, social, health, safety and other good governance practices (including Anti-Bribery and Corruption); and
  • Source additional support and funding from across the PIDG, or externally as appropriate.

Variable, for the duration of our investment into a project.

Apply for a job

People are key to our success.

We are expanding our team. We can offer you the opportunity to work in a challenging yet rewarding environment: developing innovative infrastructure projects, in frontier markets, that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Come and work with us.

  • Head of Technical Assistance - PIDG

     

    Reporting to the PIDG Ltd CEO, the Head of Technical Assistance (TA) is responsible for overall leadership and management of the delivery of PIDG’s grant-funded technical assistance and Viability Gap Funding (VGF) throughout PIDG’s operations, and for the supervision of PIDG’s Technical Assistance Facility (TAF). The Head is responsible for overseeing the cost-effective use of technical assistance and VGF subsidies needed to support PIDG projects, and for engaging publicly to advance related topics, such as the role of blended finance in catalysing private investment, which are of strategic interest to PIDG. APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK

    Please send your CV and a cover letter to Sandy.Rochfort@pidg.org

    Closing date: 10th October 2019

  • PIDG Technical Assistance Manager, Singapore

    The Regional TA Manager is responsible for liaising with the management and staff of other PIDG companies based in Singapore and interfacing with the London TA team, driving business development and providing advice on the implementing PIDG TA’s technical assistance activities within the region.

    Job description can be found here:

    Applications should be submitted by 19th February 2020 to:

    Dipti Soni
    Senior Consultant, Finance & InvestmentCobalt Recruitment137 Market Street
    #10-01 Grace Global Raffles
    Singapore 048943
    Tel: +65 6800 7928
    Mob: +65 9858 4766Email:  dsoni@cobaltrecruitment.com
  • PIDG Development Impact Analyst

    PIDG is seeking an Analyst to help undertake analysis as part of research on the social, environmental and economic effects of PIDG Companies and supported projects. The role involves responsibilities and tasks across the spectrum of monitoring, evaluation and learning.

    Job description can be found here:

    Applications should be submitted by 3rd March 2020 to:

    Amber Windley

    Goodman Masson

    120 Aldersgate Street | London EC1A 4JQ

    Main: +44 (0)20 7336 7711

    Direct: +44 (0)20 7324 0576

    Email: amber.windley@goodmanmasson.com

  • PIDG Compliance Monitoring Officer

    The main purpose of this role is to support the Chief Risk Officer and Compliance Manager to ensure the PIDG companies remain compliant with the PIDG Code of Conduct, PIDG Operating Policies and Procedures (OPPs) and all applicable laws, rules, guidance & principles.

    This is a fixed term contract role for an initial 6 months, with potential be become permanent at the end of the term .

    Job description can be found here:

    Applications should be submitted by 18th March 2020 to:

    Jamie Woods

    Jamie.Woods@jcwresourcing.com

    Kerry Demetriou

    Kerry.Demetriou@jcwresourcing.com

     JCW Resourcing

    UK: +44 (0) 203 589 9280

     

Respond to a tender

InfraCo Africa relies on the strong relationships it builds with developers, investors and service providers to deliver pioneering infrastructure that changes lives. Lets work together.

If you would like us to notify you of future procurement activities, please send a short statement outlining your company’s experience and the type of services or products it could provide to info@infracoafrica.com.

  • Request for Proposals – Payroll and Tax Advisory Services in Morocco

    InfraCo Africa Ltd. is establishing a subsidiary – IAWA – in Morocco and seeking a payroll and tax advisory services provider.

    Interested parties should submit a proposal outlining: experience, payroll services to be provided, costs and monthly processing timelines and requirements. A draft contract setting out the terms and conditions of such service provision should also be provided.

    All such proposals and contracts should be emailed to Sofia Cascarini (Scascarini@infracoafrica.com) by March 18th.

  • ToRs - Advisory support for The Gambia Ports Authority

    The Gambia River Transport Project comprises of a river transport service and an in-land terminal upstream the Gambia River. InfraCo Africa, supported by CPCS Transcom Ltd, originated the project and is the project sponsor / developer.

    The object of the engagement is to recruit and retain a consultant to provide advisory support to the Gambia Ports Authority to advise on the potential to enter into a shareholder’s agreement with the project sponsor for the development of the project.

    Please confirm your interest in submitting a proposal by Monday 23rd March by emailing the below addresses.

    Proposals to be submitted to Amit Jahangir ajahangir@cpcs.ca with copy to ojobarteh@gambiaports.gm by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday April 7, 2020.