Country Director Job Opportunity – BiD Network Foundation

Job Title:             Country Director
Organization: BiD Network
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Investment
Director, Netherlands
About US:
BiD Network Foundation is a Not-for-profit founded in 2007 with offices
in Kampala and Amsterdam. Our mission is to increase access to finance for
emerging market entrepreneurs by preparing them and connecting them to
financiers. Our clients are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with
revenues of at least USD 100,000, a strong entrepreneurial team, proof of
market, a scalable business model and create social impact.
Job Summary: The Country
Director will manage the team in sourcing quality pipeline, preparing quality
investment memorandums for our investor network, conducting high quality
business assessments, and providing excellent business growth support to the
SMEs. The Country Director will work closely with the Investment Director based
in the Netherlands in maintaining and growing our International Investor
network. The Country Director will also represent BiD Network at events (both
local and in the region) and promote BiD Network services to larger clients
such as NGOs, Development Organizations and Corporates that want to make use of
BiD Network services. The ambition of BiD Network is to scale up regionally in
the near future which will provide opportunities for growth for the right
candidate. We are looking for a candidate that has the right skills set and
ambition to grow towards Regional Director in the future.
Key Duties and
  • Tasked with managing the Ugandan Country
    Office including attending to statutory and legal requirements, overseeing
    financial reporting and audit process of the local entity
  • Leading and training the Uganda office
    staff to improve the quality of our business assessments, selection
    process, investment preparation, and monitoring of investments
  • Ensure quality of business assessment,
    investment preparation, business growth support and matchmaking services
  • Responsible for the development of
    investor services
  • Building and maintaining relations with
    strategic partners and investors
  • Relationship and account management of
    larger clients of BiD Network.
  • BiD Network representation in Uganda and
    potentially in the region
  • Part of management team (MT) of BiD
  • Actively contribute to the strategic
    direction of BiD Network (up-scaling, fundraising, business development)
  • Potentially set up of new country offices
    in the region in coordination with Netherlands
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a University degree in Economics, Business Administration, or Finance.
    Possession of an Advanced degree is an advantage. An MBA is preferred, as
    well as CFA or ACCA.
  • At least three years of Investment
    management experience. Preferably in Private Equity.
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills.
  • Experience in investment banking
  • Excellent deal origination skills and a
    well-developed network with the local SME business and finance community.
  • Experience managing a team
  • Experience of working in Africa.
    Preferably with understanding of the Ugandan/East African financial,
    regulatory and operational environment;
  • Proven experience with business
    consultancy and training/coaching.
  • Experience working with SMEs
  • Fluent in English (verbally and written);
  • Living (or willing to live) in Kampala or
    surroundings. We have a preference for people based in East Africa.
  • Natural acumen for networking, connecting and
    enthusiasm for others;
  • Entrepreneurial and energetic;
  • Decision making power
  • Result-oriented and tenacious in achieving
  • Able to work independently and also an
    active team player, able to lead a team and be a part of it;
  • Trustworthy
  • Stress-resistant and resilient 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a motivation
and updated CV in English to:
Deadline: 28th May 2017
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