Senior Project Finance Analyst

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Okra is looking for a Senior Project Finance Analyst to join our team full-time in Porto, Portugal.

As a Senior Project Finance Analyst for Okra you will work with the Finance and Commercial teams to support our customers in developing their Okra Meshgrid projects and securing project funding for repeat orders. You’ll work with customers to evaluate their community pipeline and scaleup goals, design projects and business models with that pipeline and coordinate different funding options including infrastructure debt and equity funding and grants to fund this pipeline.


Technical Work

  • Building financial models and maintaining project template models.
  • Drafting case studies and presentation materials to showcase investability.
  • Negotiating commercial contracts and proposing commercial structures. 
  • Processing project data to evaluate existing project economics and plan future projects.
  • Evaluate different financial products and offerings such as short term financing facilities, export facilities etc. that can be of use for customers. 

Project Development

  • Build project financial and business models, evaluate and develop materials and run scenarios.
  • Work with customers to develop projects including supporting customers to choose communities, running site surveys, processing existing project data and site surveys.
  • Responsible for leading and facilitating project funding applications for debt, equity and grant funding with customers, including due diligence and development.
  • Ensure internal processes are followed to guarantee projects are meeting commercial and impact targets. This includes Okra’s KYC, credit policy, internal project design reviews and approval processes.
  • You’ll draft Okra’s commercial contracts and work with sales and customer success to finalize contracts.

Funding Strategy and Pipeline

  • Assess and build a pipeline of projects to be funded to hit long term revenue and impact targets. 
  • Planning and prioritisation of different deals. 
  • Design investment vehicles / funding structures to ensure pipeline can be funded.
  • Building out Okra’s investor network, building relationships with infrastructure funds, impact investors, donors, grant providers and other project financiers.

Skills We’re Looking For*

*You can still apply if you don’t fit all the requirements

  • 5+ years experience in financing or raising funding for projects or businesses (preferably related to renewable energy and/or infrastructure).
  • Experience in project development and investment/ fundraising in developing markets.
  • You can build, maintain and manipulate financial models in Excel and Google Sheets 
  • Experience working with smaller teams and fast paced environments.
  • Project management experience.
  • Investor network in the clean energy sector.

Internal Liaisons:

  • CFO
  • Head of Project Finance
  • Customer Success Managers

External Liaisons:

  • Infrastructure Investors
  • Customers
  • Advisors

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Benefits at Okra

Flexible Location & Hours

We’re output focused organisation, which means that for the most part, you can choose where and when you work as long as your team has been communicated to and is on board with it.

Professional Career Progression

With mentorship from our investors (Schneider Electric, Greenway Grid Global) and a range of experienced leaders and change-makers in our network, you get the opportunity to take on leadership responsibilities.

We’ve Got You Covered

Cover for work travel, health insurance, sick leave and equipment (i.e. laptops)

Yearly Get-togethers

We get the whole company together for all-expenses-paid national and international team events (yearly team retreats, hackathons, etc.)

Great Work Culture

You’ll work in a fast-paced startup environment with multinational staff – expect to learn a lot while finding creative solutions to complex problems

Learn & Grow

We support you to take on additional relevant education while working

Our Challenge

Okra is currently in it’s high-growth phase. We have rolled out multiple Mesh Grid projects across Africa, Southeast Asia and Central America, but in order for us to achieve our mission of 100% electrification by 2030, we need to continue engineering and deploying disruptive energy access technology at scale.

More About Okra

We’re an IoT startup company bringing energy access to the 1 billion people who don’t have power. In 2019 we made the Cleantech 50 Companies to watch, we won the 2019 Techcrunch Hardware Battlefield in Shenzhen, won the 2019 IEEE Empower A Billion Lives competition and were the back to back 2018 and 2019 PFAN clean energy Business Plan Winners.

Okra has financial backing from investors including Schneider Electric, Smart Axiata, Greenway Global Grid. Our mission is to use IoT and big data to provide technology that will enable rapid electrification of the people who don’t have electricity. We are expecting to continue our trajectory of being a high growth company over the next few years, so this is an exciting time for everyone!