22 May 2017

Country Director Job Opportunity - BiD Network Foundation

Job Title:             Country Director
Organization: BiD Network Foundation
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
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 Responsibilities:  
  • 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 Network
  • 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 Experience: 
  • 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 targets;
  • 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: jobs@bidnetwork.org

Deadline: 28th May 2017

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