Associate
CrossBoundary
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
منذ 11 يوم

CrossBoundary is recruiting full-time Associates to join CrossBoundary’s new Dubai office. As a member of the Dubai investment team, you will work to execute transactions with a potential for significant positive impact on the private sector in Central Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa, in pursuit of CrossBoundary’s mission to “unlock the power of capital to make a strong return and a lasting difference in frontier markets.â€

CrossBoundary is not a development firm and is not seeking typical development skills. Desirable backgrounds include private equity, investment banking, and management consulting, although non-

traditional paths will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

As an Associate, you will identify and evaluate investment opportunities, providing due diligence and investment advisory services to capital providers and capital seekers, becoming a trusted intermediary and advisor for clients.

Experience working in fragile states or frontier markets is desirable, though not required. You should be prepared to spend significant time working and living in an austere environment.

We are open to candidates looking for a 1-2-year commitment as well as those who want to build a long-term career with our firm.

About the Team

CrossBoundary operates in frontier markets that also hold immense investment opportunities. The CrossBoundary team is a unique group made up of people who are genuinely excited by the opportunity to make a difference in some of the most challenging yet exciting markets in the world.

Team members come from diverse backgrounds, but share a number of qualities : curiosity, humility, integrity, a drive for excellence, and a bias for action.

Compensation

CrossBoundary offers a highly competitive salary (including benefits).

Ideal Candidate

  • 3+ years in top tier investment banking, consulting, private equity or similar
  • Bachelor's degree required; MBA or other advanced degrees are desirable
  • Experience working in developing countries; experience in Central Asia, the Middle East, or North Africa
  • Proficiency in Arabic, Farsi, or Dari
  • Experience in energy or agriculture finance
  • Ideal Skills and Characteristics

  • Strong quantitative skills; familiar with company evaluation and valuation
  • Excellent financial modelling skills
  • Excellent analytical ability and discipline; ability to think clearly, structure problems logically and then design and implement solutions that focus on the core issues
  • Ability to build strong relationships with partners and colleagues in challenging environments
  • Excellent presentation skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences
  • Self-starter who is passionate about creating lasting change in fragile states and frontier markets
  • Comfort with ambiguity; ability to operate effectively in a changing context
  • Willingness to work and live in an austere environment
  • Primary responsibilities

  • Transaction identification and evaluation : Identify and rigorously assess investment opportunities
  • Market assessment and ongoing market analysis : Conduct macroeconomic, regulatory, and operational assessments; provide sector analysis of priority areas for investment
  • Investor sourcing : Assist in identifying qualified investors; manage numerous investor relationships
  • Transaction support : Assist and lead teams in supporting complex transactions
  • Location and timing

    The selected Associates will be based in Dubai and are expected to have significant regional travel, especially to Kabul.

    CrossBoundary is an equal opportunity employer

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