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A well-established advisory and investment market leader in Africa is searching for professionals of high integrity and relevant experience, who have positive attitudes and track records of proven performance to fill in the following positions:

Chief Operating Officer

The Opportunity

S/he shall assist the Chief Executive in providing leadership to this rapidly growing company.

As Chief Operating Officer, s/he will be responsible for translating the Board of Directors’ vision and strategy into organizational policies, directives, and procedures, managing functional staff, and serving as internal spokesperson for corporate messages.

As the key driver for execution, s/he will also oversee, monitor and evaluate work plans, resourcing and quality control for corporate deliverables.

The incumbent will hold profit and loss responsibility for quarterly results and will be accountable for:
  • Budgeting, costing, resourcing and reporting
  • Accounting and corporate finance
  • Systems and procedures
  • Regulatory compliance and relations
  • Product development and delivery
  • Customer service and support
  • Administration (procurement, data management, technology, facilities, etc.)
  • Recruitment, retention and rewards
  • Brand compliance and enforcement
  • Buck-stopping the Chief Executive and Board of Directors
Evaluation

The incumbent’s effectiveness in the position will be measured by his or her ability to generate and consistently increase profit by continually improving the Company’s profile and operations and by the quality, timeliness and innovation of his or her support to external and internal clients.

Compensation

While an adequate retainer will be provided, compensation will be largely contingent on meeting key financial and operational performance targets. The Company offers competitive benefits and an employee equity participation scheme for high-performing team members.

Qualifications

The ideal incumbent is a “doer” and entrepreneur with:
  • An MBA or finance-related graduate degree from a leading global university
  • At least 5 years of work experience in an advanced economy (US preferred)
  • Robust understanding of the private equity or investment management sector
  • Substantive experience in a fast-paced investment company offering advisory, investment management and high-value transaction services
  • Exposure to property and/or infrastructure sector in East Africa with a record in project structuring and execution, feasibility analysis and financial modeling
  • Comfort with legal, regulatory and accounting concepts
  • Significant personal and business experience in Africa
  • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written Business English
  • Sound professional judgment, personal drive, integrity, initiative, resourcefulness and cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Attention to detail, time-keeping, patience, dependability, willingness to travel, enthusiasm and a sense of urgency
  • Leadership, team-building and motivational skills
  • Vision, personal ambition and confidence in own ability to achieve measurable results
Advisory Lead

The Opportunity

The function of the position is to grow the Advisory & Training business unit by effectively overseeing a portfolio of diverse, innovative and high- impact assignments.

The Advisory Lead will hold profit and loss responsibility for each portfolio assignment and will be accountable for the following tasks:
  • As a member of the Senior Management, contribute to rainmaking, client strategy, business planning, talent management and change initiatives on an ongoing basis.
  • Lead creation, sourcing and execution of new business products and assignments
  • Develop and nurture new business relationships with potential and existing clients
  • Perform a wide range of analytical tasks including market and other research, business case development, investment and financial analyses and evaluations of projects, syndicates and funds
  • Synthesize data compilation and third-party input into project proposals, sector studies, feasibility studies, business plans, investment briefs, opportunity profiles, financial models, prospectuses as well as business, financial or marketing materials for individual projects
  • Coordinate all content production, talent management, marketing and logistics for activities in the
  • Advisory, Investments, Training and related streams
  • Lead all required transaction support, including integration of the technical and financial reports, review and preparation of issuing documentation (procurement of offering documents, legal documents, board resolutions, certificates, legal opinions, rating and insurance letters), negotiation of terms with investors/lenders and issuing/listing of the final investment products.
  • Support all required project management, including vetting, recruitment and supervision of construction professionals, development of project budgets, coordination of site analysis, monitoring of project expenditure, liaison with construction professionals and other suppliers, oversight of tendering process and negotiation with contractors, conclusion of construction contract, conformity to regulatory requirements, raising and auditing of project finance and support to all other related processes (marketing, auditing, legal, etc.)
  • Participate in outreach activities worldwide including exhibitions and road shows
  • Accompany the Chief Executive and other team members on field assignments, meetings and negotiations within and outside Kenya as needed
  • Support all management and administrative functions of the Client as needed
Reports To: Chief Operating Officer

Requirements:

The ideal incumbent is a thoughtful multi-tasker with:
  • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written Business English
  • Attention to detail, stamina, integrity, initiative, resourcefulness and cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Bachelor's degree in professional, economic, financial or construction-related field
  • Graduate degree from a leading global university strongly preferred
  • At least 5 years experience of relevant experience in economic or management consulting
  • Familiarity with or experience in the concepts and practices of the urban development, real estate or construction sector
  • Ability to develop and review complex technical documents and financial models
  • Previous profit and loss responsibility, graduate training, Project Management qualification and overseas experience strongly preferred
Assessment:

The Advisory Lead’s effectiveness in the position will be measured by his or her ability to deliver assignments on time, under budget and to the quality clients expect from the company and to ensure that all assignments achieve their stipulated profitability margins.

In particular, the incumbent is expected to:
  • Oversee and direct all aspects of product delivery for several concurrent projects at a time;
  • Coordinate company operations within the scope of his or her role;
  • Ensure adherence to company policy and continuous improvement of systems, templates and processes;
  • Undertake ongoing efforts to increase deal flow, product delivery and brand loyalty for the Client; and
  • Mentor, monitor and motivate associates, consultants and assistant team members with an emphasis on excellence and brand awareness, particularly confidentiality, responsiveness, innovation and ethics.
Investments Lead

The Opportunity

The position is charged with a responsibility to lead the growth of the Company’s Investments and Fund Management section and deploy/oversee several property funds.

The Investments Lead will be accountable for the following:
  • As a member of the Senior Management, contribute to rainmaking, client strategy, business planning, talent management and change initiatives on an ongoing basis.
  • Lead local, regional and global promotion of the Company’s funds and sub-funds
  • Structure and staff syndicates
  • Craft and refine the investment policy statements
  • Oversee preparation of promotion materials and infrastructure
  • Oversee all aspects of fund management including: mobilization of institutional and other investors for syndicates, placed funds and listed vehicles, pipeline generation, due diligence and feasibility analysis, asset selection and capital allocation, structuring and negotiating investment terms and investment plan, interfacing with third-party service providers (lawyers, tax advisors, construction professionals etc.), monitoring of investments and ongoing reporting to the Investment Committee planning, negotiation and execution of highly profitable exits, and manage and grow the firm’s own investment portfolio
Reports To: Chief Operating Officer

Requirements

The ideal incumbent is a driven and adaptable leader with:
  • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written Business English
  • Professional degree or Masters/MBA in economics, finance or commerce-related field
  • At least 10 years’ experience in the area of capital markets, investments or private equity
  • A demonstrable track record generating superior returns for investors in real estate or infrastructure Demonstrated track record in urban development, real estate or construction sector
  • Stamina, integrity, initiative, resourcefulness and cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to develop and review complex technical documents and financial models
  • Previous profit and loss responsibility, graduate training, Project Management qualification and overseas experience strongly preferred
Assessment:

The Investment Lead’s effectiveness in the position will be measured by his or her ability to drive and grow the Company’s fund management practice while generating superior returns for internal and external investors.

Senior Finance and Administration Manager

The position shall be in charge of the finance and administration matters of the company and lead and motivate the finance and administration team.

The Opportunity
  • Oversee implementation of the financial management systems
  • Oversee the administration aspect f the company
  • Ensure integrity in financial reporting
  • Oversee the preparation of the financial statements
  • Continuous implementation of financial audit and controls
  • Oversee preparation of budgets, financial plans and timely management reporting
  • Provide leadership to the accounts function
  • Prepare monthly performance presentations for board reporting
  • Provide continuous guidance on finance matters to other departments
Requirements
  • A degree in business or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Have minimum qualification of CPA (K).
  • Posses relevant experience in a similar position
  • Should have leadership skills and can report to the Directors with confidence
  • 3-5 years experience in a similar senior position in a reputable firm
  • Must be computer literate and have good presentation/reporting skills
Compensation

The position offers an attractive pay.

Deadline for applications:
 23rd September 2011

Interested candidates should send their CVs to mojorecruiter@gmail.com
 

All applicants are required to indicate the position they are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Applications shall be reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.


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