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


  • 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


  • 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 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.

  • Asset Manager

    InfraCo Africa is looking for an Asset Manager to oversee  the construction and operation of its project companies.

    Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to by 12:00 GMT on June 17th.

  • Investment Analyst

    InfraCo Africa is looking for an Investment Analyst to work with its Chief Investment Officer; undertaking market research, reviewing and challenging project financial models and supporting the company’s investment decision-making process.

    Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to

    Applications will remain open until the vacancy is filled.

  • Business Development Analyst

    InfraCo Africa is looking for a Business Development Analyst to support the origination and development of infrastructure projects from concept through to Financial Close, reporting in to a Senior Business Development Manager (SBDM) and being mentored by a Business Development Manager.

    Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to

    Applications will remain open until the vacancy is filled.

  • Group Head of Finance (PIDG)

    The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) is a multi-donor organisation, which mobilises private sector investment to assist developing countries in providing infrastructure to enhance their economic growth and combat poverty. This role sits within the Group holding company with responsibility for the day to day running of the holding company and group finance functions.

  • Development Impact Manager (PIDG)

    The role involves managing evaluation and development impact research and learning work within PIDG. The role includes delivering research to support PIDG strategy and operational performance, provide accountability to shareholders and the public, and contribute towards PIDG’s demonstration and learning effects in the wider market for infrastructure finance. In addition, the role involves communicating to external stakeholders, including the PIDG donors, other DFIs and the wider development community, on PIDG and its impacts.

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

  • Pre-qualification questionnaire for Lake Victoria Marine Transport

    InfraCo Africa and Grindrod are jointly developing a scheduled freight transport service across Lake Victoria. The project company, East Africa Marine Transport Company Ltd (EAMT) is seeking qualified Marine Vessel Builders (MVB) to design and build one roll-on/roll-off ferry with the option of a second vessel exercisable by EAMT. Each roll-on/roll-off ferry will have a capacity of approximate 1,200dwt.

    Applicants shall submit a copy of their Application electronically on or before 28 June 2019, 12:00 GMT to:

    Applicants shall submit a copy of their Application on or before the deadline to:

  • Ngonye Falls EPC Procurement Notice

    InfraCo Africa and APP, a Zambian power developer, are jointly developing a 180MW run-of-river hydropower project on the Zambezi River in the Western Province of Zambia. The project company, Western Power Company Limited (WPC), is developing the  project using funding from InfraCo Africa, APP and the Development Bank of South Africa. WPC is seeking qualified Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contractors and Original Equipment Manufacturers and Electrical/Mechanical contractors for the project.

    Interested parties should contact stating your interest.