Equity Investment Specialist Careers - Uganda Development Bank (UDB)

Job Title:        Equity Investment Specialist
Organisation: Uganda Development Bank (UDB)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director Development Finance (DDF)

About Us:
Uganda Development Bank Ltd (UDBL) is the country's only Development Finance Institution (DFI) established in 1972. The Bank has recently re-positioned itself as a partner to the Government of Uganda in delivering the theme of its National Development Plan.

Job Summary: The Equity Investment Specialist will mainly provide consultation to management on Equity investment decisions. The incumbent will promote/mobilize Equity business, analyze and/or appraise equity funding proposals as well as monitor such businesses in the Bank’s portfolio, with the view of ensuring sustainable equity financing.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Setup of investment policies and procedures in line with UDBL’s institutional and policy framework
  • Regularly source for new sources of capital to support UDBL’s equity investment strategy and objectives Support the DDF in ongoing decision making and in determining strategic direction of the Equity portfolio
  • Support DDF in developing and implementing the annual business plan for equity investments;
  • Actively participate in marketing UDBL’s equity product to external stakeholders; Regularly refine and update UDBL’s equity products in line with changing economic conditions and market expectations to ensure continued relevance and sustainability of the bank’s products Take part in promoting synergies and/or co-financing with other bank products
  • Ensure a high quality, robust equity investment pipeline, in line with UDBL’s strategic objectives and mandate;
  • Oversee the appraisal of equity-funding proposals with the view of ensuring that ail related decisions are grounded on sound technical advice and on equity-financing best practices;
  • Research, collate and analyze market information to support the DDF and other stakeholders to make effective and profitable investment decisions;
  • Periodically review the Bank’s equity portfolio with the view of ensuring that the Bank’s investments are sustainable.
  • Oversee any necessary rebalancing of UDBL’s equity portfolio Advise management on exit strategies

Key Performance Indicators:
  • Annual and ongoing performance of UDBL’s equity portfolio (stipulated risk-adjusted return as measured against UDBL’s hurdle rate)
  • Quality of the equity portfolio and performance of underlying companies
  • Net value of equity portfolio
  • Number of clients in which bank has equity interest

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a good first or advanced degree from a reputable education institution, with a bias in finance, business studies, economics, statistics, applied mathematics, accounting or a related field is required.
  • Full or part CFA and/or similar qualification is desirable
  • At least five years of finance/investment background with working experience in capital markets, equity investments or related fields in reputable institutions
  • Solid Governance experience/experience on Board of Directors
  • Highly Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong affinity for numbers / numerical proficiency
  • Mastery of contemporary financial modeling
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of national and regional business and economic trends
  • Sound Commercial awareness and Business acumen
  • Ability to manage/work with multidisciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of law relating to contracting and company law
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

How to Apply:
All applicants are strongly encouraged to send or deliver their applications which should include an application form, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic documents and contact addresses of three professional references to: The Director, Human Resources & Administration, 1st Floor Wing B, Rwenzori Towers, Plot 6 Nakasero Road, P.O. Box 7210, Kampala. Uganda.

Deadline: 14th July 2017 by 5.00pm

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