Debt Capital Markets Analyst

Apollo Agriculture

Apollo Agriculture

Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2023
About Apollo Agriculture
Apollo Agriculture (a venture-backed scaleup, please see here the Series B raise overview) is the commercial farming platform for small-scale farmers that helps farmers maximize their profits. Apollo uses agronomic machine learning, remote sensing, and mobile phones to deliver financing, high-quality farm products, and optimized advice that can more than double farm profitability, starting in Kenya. Our team brings together technology and operations experience from The Climate Corporation (acquired for ~US$1bn), Acre, Google, and One Acre Fund. We value evangelical pursuit of mission with a pragmatic approach, humility in the face of challenge, active discussion of disagreements, and considerate listening.
About the Role
Apollo Agriculture is seeking a Debt Capital Markets Analyst. This is an exciting opportunity to join a technology-led and data-driven scaleup that’s changing the lives of smallholder farmers in Africa, starting in Kenya, and included into Norrsken Impact100 list. As a Debt Capital Markets team member, you will play a key role in developing Apollo’s Debt Financing Programme. Your role will have a direct impact on widening Apollo’s impact to millions of farmers by attracting quality lenders and developing strong relationships with strategic financing partners varying from impact lenders, governments-backed development institutions to commercial banks and financing fintechs.
The role is based in Nairobi reports to the CFO.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Support DCM team with origination, structuring, analyzing, and execution of debt financing facilities
  • Supporting due diligence processes with existing and prospective lenders
  • Collaborate with Investor Relations & Sustainability, Finance, Credit & Operations teams to provide a capital markets perspective into FP&A and business strategy processes
  • Develop and maintain the processes and technology infrastructure in place to support the capital markets function
  • Monitor loan agreements to ensure ongoing compliance
  • Maintain DCM internal databases
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements
  • Participate in grant applications and Company fundraising processes


  • A minimum of 1-2 years of experience in commercial, corporate or investment banking, impact lending, fundraising, scaleups, fin- or ag-tech.
  • Understanding of finance, financial statements, and financial analysis
  • Diligent with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Comfort working with Google Suite & MS Office (word, excel)
  • Natural relationship builder with excellent communication skills
  • Open-minded, flexible, excited to learn with a go-to and no-job-too-small attitude
  • Team player
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree
  • Passion for Apollo’s mission


  • Are a collaborative team of smart and ambitious people who are dedicated to serving our customers
  • Make magic happen to solve hard problems and always come with solutions when challenges arise
  • Are comfortable taking risks that can result in radical scale and understand that failures are opportunities to learn and improve
  • Are considerate listeners and take the time to deeply understand and seek out ideas from the people around us, even when we disagree
  • Offer a dynamic environment that fosters talent, collaboration, and growth
  • Take pride in our work and share the responsibility to see it through from conception to deployment
  • Back up our talk with a competitive compensation and benefits package and challenging projects
  • Value autonomy, honesty, transparency, and respect
  • Are excited to hear from you
Apollo Agriculture does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Apollo Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
Apollo Agriculture is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we may conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.
Apollo Agriculture does not charge money or any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process.