Senior Investment Manager Careers – RENEW

 

Job Title:    Senior Investment Manager

Organization:  RENEW

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About RENEW:

RENEW has been
facilitating impact investments in East Africa and Asia since 2008. Our team of
investment, marketing, business and legal professionals is located in offices
in Ethiopia, Uganda and the United States.

 

At RENEW, we see
opportunities in Africa where others too often only notice the problems. We
invest rather than provide handouts, by finding promising businesses,
connecting them to investors around the world and growing them into world-class
companies. We do this because we believe that many growing businesses together
create the engine that lifts entire nations out of poverty. Our vision is to
become the best middle market investment firm in Africa and investing in 20
countries across the continent.

 

Since 2012, we have
been pioneering an innovative blended-finance model that partners with the
development community and focuses on investing in high-potential small and
medium enterprises (SMEs) in Africa. This blended model allows us to invest in
smaller deals that are often overlooked by larger investors, but are too big
for microfinance. We then help these companies build disciplined, gender-smart
management systems and teams and grow them into market leaders. As a result of
our investment work in Ethiopia, we have become one of the most active SME
investment firms in East Africa, and the Impact Angel Network or IAN (our
network of angel investors) has grown to become the largest North American-based
angel network dedicated to investing in SMEs in Africa.

 

Job Summary:  We are inviting passionate and qualified
candidates to apply to join our team as Senior Investment Manager, based in
Kampala. In candidates, we look for those who align with our values: loyalty,
integrity, trustworthiness, commitment and a trailblazing attitude. We welcome
challenges and face them head-on each and every day! What we do is not easy,
but it is rewarding and forces us to grow. As such, we hire individuals who are
committed to their work, take pride in what they do and are relentless in
advancing projects forward in a systematic manner. Additionally, the people
that flourish at RENEW are mission-driven; they see the big picture and the
long-term result of their work and sincerely wish to make a lasting economic impact
on the continent of Africa. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply.
The Senior Investment Manager will need to learn quickly, be capable of
handling a diverse range of tasks, troubleshoot problems and design and
implement creative solutions, and take on increasing responsibility.

 

She or he will
receive regular support and training from senior management and may potentially
be groomed into a country or regional manager.

 

The successful
candidate will lead the financial analysis and asset management function at
RENEW, supporting the pre- and post-investment activities while reporting
directly to RENEW’s Managing Partner.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Overseeing
RENEW’s core investment activities, in partnership with RENEW’s Investment
Director and with support from RENEW’s investment analysts

·       
Establishing
and managing relationships with companies and local stakeholders to ensure
investors have access to the best investment opportunities and information

·       
Analyzing
financial information, business plans, and reports for, and performing other
due diligence on, pipeline companies and specific investment opportunities

·       
Remaining
up-to-date with East Africa’s investment products and market developments
impacting priority sectors and RENEW’s pipeline and portfolio

·       
Preparing
research reports, investment memos and recommendations for the Investment
Director, the Investment Committee (IC) and members of the Impact Angel Network

·       
Preparing
financial models and projections for prospective investment opportunities

·       
Supporting
the legal team and IC in the negotiation of investment terms, structures and
agreements

·       
Registering
investments and complying with local investment regulations in completing
investments

·       
Working
with portfolio companies to design and implement financial management systems
and best practices; building budgets, cash flow forecasts, acting as temporary
CFO for portfolio companies

·       
Training
local accountants and CFOs to assume the role of CFO in portfolio companies

·       
Creating
and improving on existing investment management systems and tools

·       
Preparing
investor reports, with input from portfolio company management

·       
At
times, and in partnership with RENEW’s partners, hosting Econ-Tourism Trips for
members of the Impact Angel Network

·       
Playing
a leadership role in the ongoing professional development of the investment
team

·       
Initiating
new relationships and managing existing ones with the business, finance,
development and government communities in Uganda

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The applicant
must hold a Master’s degree in finance, business administration, economics or
related areas

·       
CFA
and/or CPA designations will be considered favorably, although neither is
mandatory

·       
5+
years’ experience as a financial analyst or in a finance management role

·       
Very
high level proficiency with Microsoft Excel, financial modeling and accounting,
and financial analysis

·       
Private
equity and/or venture capital sector experience preferred, or experience
working as a finance manager in an African operating company

·       
Fluency
in English with a demonstrated capacity to speak and write at the highest
levels of proficiency in English in professional and international settings

·       
Strong
skills in risk assessment and an ability to anticipate short- and long-term
implications of potential risks and investment decisions

·       
Ability
to make sound decisions and commit to decisions with confidence and authority

·       
Capacity
to hold one’s self and teams accountable for outcomes and deadlines

·       
Ability
to interact directly and independently with a diverse group of stakeholders,
including senior management of clients and partners, as well as senior
government officials

·       
Ability
to identify and cause others, both internally and externally, to adopt best
practices and lessons learned in order to effect change, realize efficiencies,
and bring about improvements

·       
Experience
working with teams to overcome boundaries, including bringing differing and
creative ideas to the forefront

·       
Solid
relationship management skills with a proven track record of success in
developing client relationships and meeting client needs and objectives at the
highest levels of quality

·       
Demonstrated
ability to act as a team player and mentor and contribute to the development of
more junior staff

·       
Capacity
to handle and prioritize numerous and often competing objectives and deliver
high quality results on a tight schedule

·       
Ability
to work successfully in multicultural teams and across time zones and country
borders

 

In addition, the
following qualifications will be considered favorably:

·       
Experience
working in Africa

·       
Consulting
and/or project management experience

·       
Supervisory
experience

 

How to Apply:

RENEW invites
qualified applicants to submit their CV, along with a cover letter describing
their qualifications related to the requirements for this position, their
salary expectations and the reasons for applying, to renew@renewstrategies.com.
Applicants should include their undergraduate and graduate GPAs in their CVs.

 

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