2 Jun 2016

Kinyeti Venture Capital Investment Officer Job 2016

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Investment Officer
Summary: Kinyeti Venture Capital is a private equity investment company offering risk capital to profitable private sector enterprises in South Sudan.
The company was established in mid-2012 as a joint venture between Norfund and Swedfund.
We support the SME sector in South Sudan by offering financing of between US$ 50K – 1 million in form of loans with equity features, mezzanine financing and equity investments. Bigger deals may be co-financed with the shareholders.

We also offer Technical Assistance (TA) to investee companies if and when necessary i.e. training, management support, governance, etc and play an active role in following up on investments.

To support the management of our growing portfolio and to harness the immense investment potential that exists within South Sudan, we are seeking to fill the position of an Investment Officer.

The successful candidate will report to the Senior Investment Manager.
South Sudanese nationals are encouraged to apply.
Job Purpose: You will provide support to the Investment Managers primarily in the area of information gathering, analysis and modelling and project follow up.
You will also be responsible for evaluating TA needs in the portfolio and execute the necessary follow up and reporting. This position will suit a self-driven individual who thrives in start-up environments.
With the vast number of development opportunities available in South Sudan, the position presents you with an opportunity to take part in building the private sector in South Sudan and for your own career development.
  • Assist in establishing deal flow
  • Assist the Investment Managers in managing deal progress from inception to exit, against agreed timelines and in conjunction with the Investment Managers as a team member. This will entail:
  • Evaluating  investment proposals from potential clients for preliminary discussion with Investment Managers
  • Preparing and presenting papers
  • Analysing companies from a financial, operational, and industry perspectives
  • Executing field work to support the due diligence processes
  • Maintaining up to date information in archives and portfolio management systems;
  • Assist in managing and monitoring the performance of investments, including the required reporting (valuations etc.)
  • Assist in managing compliance with ESG covenants and to increase awareness of the issues with a view to helping clients reach international standards.
  • Together with client companies, evaluate the need for TA assistance, and be responsible for implementation, follow up and the necessary reporting.
  • A Bachelors degree or above  in economics, finance, accounting or a related field; professional qualifications related to financing and Private Equity/ Venture investments is desirable
  • Professional qualification such as CPA and CFA are added advantage.
  • 2 – 3 years relevant business experience at operative  positions in finance and preferable in  private equity/Venture Capital
  • Experience in SME financing is desirable
  • Experience of working in post conflict areas will be an advantage
  • Computer literacy with experience of Microsoft Office Suite and, in particular financial modelling in excel
  • You will be expected to carry out your duties according to Norfund’s Code of Conduct

How to Apply

  • Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant deals, and their size, that you have been involved with (without breaching confidentiality); details of current and expected remuneration, your contractual notice period/ earliest availability, a daytime phone contact, email address, Skype address and the names of three professional referees to:
  • Adept Systems Management Consultants P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100 Email: [email protected] Closing Date: Friday 24th October 2014
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications. Kinyeti Venture Capital Ltd and its founders, Norfund and Swedfund are equal opportunity employers

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