Senior Investor Support Associate Jobs - Duma Works

Job Title:             Senior Investor Support Associate
Organisation: Duma Works
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Duma Works is changing the way people think about hiring.  They are efficiently connecting employers and potential hires through our mobile platform, we make finding that perfect person a fun experience, allowing businesses to grow and job seekers to access new opportunities. Duma Works is a recruiting platform that fuses traditional human-centered recruiting and an interactive digital process to simplify how growing businesses hire top talent on the African continent. Since 2012, hundreds of employers all over East Africa have used DUMA Works to save time and money when identifying qualified job candidates. They are recruiting for a valuable client, a reputable organization in East Africa that trains, support and invest in startups and entrepreneurs.

Job Summary: The Senior Investor Support Associate will primarily equip entrepreneurs with the right resources, tools and knowledge so they can build and execute their financing and financial management plans. As the Senior Associate-Investment Support you will also be expected to support the due diligence of our prospective portfolio companies through doing a financial review on each of these companies. This role will also be required from time to time, to support our internal finance and Investment needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·         Coaching and Advisory: Support companies to develop their investment potential and generally serve as an investment readiness advisor
·         Due Diligence: Conducting financial analysis and due diligence on prospective client companies and communicating insights to the selection committee through memos and presentations
·         Investment Readiness: Support the Venture Support team to develop and execute the curriculum with focus on investment readiness. This may include developing and delivering training content
·         Implementation Support: Support companies to develop and implement their financing plan. This will include working with entrepreneurs through the capital raising process from structuring to termsheet negotiation and closure
·         Financial Analysis: Support companies to build and analyze their financial models and capitalization tables to support capital budgeting and financial management decisions of portfolio companies
·         Doing whatever it takes to give an UNREASONABLE advantage to ventures; We are a small entrepreneurial team that steps up when there is work to be done. At times, you’ll be expected to work outside of just your role to contribute to our team’s overall efforts

Qualifications and Experience: 
·         The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree, with a major in business, finance, accounting or economics preferred
·         At least three to five years of experience in the areas of investment advisory for start ups, corporate finance and venture capital
·         You have worked for a startup or in a startup environment, and/or have worked in supporting startups to grow
·         You are willing to work beyond the job description, wear many hats, and roll with constant change.

Skills and Capabilities
·         You know what it takes for a startup to raise and manage capital efficiently
·         You are able to coach and support other to finding their own solutions to challenges
·         Previous experience in building financial models, cap tables and conducting quantitative and qualitative financial analysis
·         Highly proficient with excel, and have a good working knowledge of word and powerpoint
·         Keen attention to detail
·         Ability to interact with portfolio company management and to prepare, understand and present financial analysis
·         You are willing to tackle projects without much guidance/structure. You are an excellent self-starter. While we have some structure, you will also be called upon to build structure. You can show us how you have stepped into ambiguous and disorganized situations and brought structure
·         You believe that we > I (a hat tip to Skillshare for sharing this great value with us). We believe in finding ways to expand the pie so that everyone can get a larger slice rather than trying to claim as much value as possible from a fixed pie. Thus, we believe in pathological collaboration and that this journey is about all of us
·         Most importantly, you believe in the power of entrepreneurship to solving some of the greatest challenges that we face and will jump for an opportunity to play a small part in a grand journey as we seek to make our world a much better place.

Our Values: We are a values-driven organization, and we love to work with people that share these values
·         Treat everyone like the Messiah
·         Be militantly transparent
·         Lean into fear
·         Experiment boldly
·         Do what works
·         Get shit done
·         Remember to dance

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter and detailed CVs via E-mail to: with the subject line as “3110”, Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 3110 Okedi Jonathan, +2567xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

N.B: You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test. If you have any issues with the process, please reach out to +254702093793.

Deadline: 20th December 2017

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