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Career Opportunities in Cytonn Kenya

Cytonn Investments is an independent investment company, offering privately placed Alternative Investment Solutions to Global Institutions, High Net Worth investors and the Kenyan Diaspora interested in investing in the East African region.

Web Application Development / IT Internship
Reports to: Director of Information Technology
Summary: Cytonn Technologies is inviting applications from talented computer science (and related) graduates for its unique internship program. As a fresh computer science graduate, joining the workforce can be daunting, due to the gap between what you have learnt and what industry needs. 

At Cytonn Technologies, we are bridging this gap by providing you an opportunity to develop your career from the ground up and turn your newly learnt computer science knowledge into a tool that is sought after by industry. 

Your productivity is driven by your passion and excellent knowledge of your subject. You bring your passion and aptitude, we sharpen your skills and show you how to learn and lead.

The 12-week internship program is an intensive deep dive into the real world of application development and technology management for the real world. 

To succeed, you need to be sharp, talented, detail oriented and tenacious.
This internship is unique because it gives you the opportunity to learn in a real business environment in the context of investment banking in a company led by young, dynamic and creative executives with worldwide exposure. 

Training is run by a US experienced instructor and linked with various online learning resources and professionals. Interns develop applications that solve real world business problems. 

In addition to technical skills interns learn essential communication and entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in industry and learn to work in a high efficiency productive environment that guarantees ability to fit in multiple work cultures. 

At the end of the internship, successful interns, who exhibit a high aptitude, creativity and teamwork will be eligible for full time employment. 

Those who do not get hired stand a very high chance of getting absorbed into the job market. Past graduates of this training have moved on to gainful employment. This training will define your future.
Skills Required
  • A grade of B+ and above in KCSE (or equivalent) with good grades in math and languages.
  • Computer Science (or related) degree with a minimum of upper second-class honors. 
  • Candidates must have completed their degrees no more than one year ago.
  •  Candidates expecting to complete their degree work in the next few months are eligible as long as they will be available for the training
  • Solid foundational skills of computing and algorithms
  • Basic foundational knowledge of web and Internet infrastructure, databases, networking and programming.
  • Appreciation of web interfaces
  • Team work
  • Ability to learn fast and search for knowledge
  • Ability to type a minimum of 30 words per minute
  • Ability to work long hours to complete requirements
  • A passion for computing and software and engaging learning experiences, as well as desire to make a difference in a highly productive environment.
All applications should be made ONLY online on the Company website 

Deadline for applications is
 Wednesday 28th of July 2015.

Business Manager, Cytonn Technologies
Reports to: The Board, Cytonn Technologies
Summary: Cytonn Technologies (CT) is the technology affiliate of Cytonn Investments Management Limited, an independent alternative investment management firm based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Cytonn Technologies is a respected technology solutions provider that offers innovative, differentiated and efficient technology products and support, web-based solutions and integrated business solutions.

Cytonn Technologies is seeking a dynamic Business Manager to formulate and execute its strategy, build and retain client relationships in the technology industry, identify emerging opportunities and manage current client accounts to ensure maximum revenue whilst bringing in new business through a variety of lead generation activities.

To succeed, the Business Manager needs to be sharp, talented, detail oriented and tenacious. 

The successful Business Manager will have a proven track record of successes in their career, excellent communication skills with a proven track record in Strategy, Sales, Marketing and PR. 

The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to participate in both a strong incentive structure and equity ownership plan.

Skills Required
  • A grade B+ and above in KCSE (or equivalent) with good grades in languages
  • A bachelors degree in marketing, business administration or related fields is essential with a minimum of second class honors upper division
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Business Development
  • A proven track record in management and implementation of successful growth initiatives
  • Team player with ability to comfortably relate with cross cultural teams
  • Should possess outstanding communication skills (writing and verbal) and management presentation skills
  • Ability to work long hours to complete assignments under minimum or no supervision
  • A self starter with superior sales and marketing, planning and organizational skills
1. Strategy Formulation and Execution
  • In collaboration with CT leadership formulate the overall CT strategy
  • Develop and manage an execution plan for strategy implementation
  • Identify and map resources for strategy execution
  • Develop partnerships for business growth locally and globally
2. Marketing
  • Develop marketing strategy
  • Provide leadership for all CT marketing efforts
  • Identify local and global market opportunities for CT products and solutions
  • Periodically conduct market surveillance to identify market trends, client needs and align to CT solutions and products
  • Grow CT technology to a market leadership position while maintaining a strong competitive edge
  • Lead generation: Successfully source and convert potential prospects for the entire market
  • Develop comprehensive knowledge of customer and market needs such as customer experience expectations and work with all teams to ensure successful product sales
  • Build, manage and maintain a substantial pipeline and ensure that all pipeline activity is accurately documented
  • Generate marketing material
3. Personnel Management
  • As a team lead, identify talent to grow CT portfolio and revenue streams.
  • Develop a plan for sustainable capacity development in line with Cytonn’s goal of graduate development
  • Advise senior management on staffing needs and gaps
  • Manage CT staff while ensuring they add value to their respective roles
4. Operations Management
  • Oversee day to day operations of CT
  • Oversee client relationships and ensure quality delivery
  • Develop and manage budget(s)
How to Apply
If you feel that you possess the above qualifications and would like to be considered for this job, please visit our Careers page and apply by the end of day on 1st August 2015.

UI and Visual Designer Internship
Reports to: Director of Information Technology
Summary: Cytonn Technologies builds functional and visually appealing business oriented applications. 

As part of the Cytonn Young Leaders program, we are looking for a design intern to learn design the Cytonn way and to help imagine, prototype, build, and refine the experiences that define our applications. 

As a member of the Cytonn Technologies application team, you will work with various teams within Cytonn and with partner companies to review, revise and build web interfaces bringing unparalleled beauty and intuitive user experiences. 

In addition, you will be involved in other aspects of design essentially touching UI, UX and visual design to build a solid design career. 

This internship is based in Nairobi.

We are looking for creative individuals with innate design sense and with a keen eye and up-to-date with modern design trends and willing to give back to the design community. Your work must be clean, modern and inspiring. 

Mastery of all aspects of design is not necessary but we prefer an intern who is not locked to one line.

Skills Required
  • A grade of B and above in KCSE (or equivalent).
  • A diploma in design or equivalent. Candidates expecting to complete their course work in the next few months are eligible as long as they will be available for the training and ready to take on a full time position thereafter.
  • Passion for design and problem solving.
  • A portfolio. If you do not have any sample design work that you have done in the past then you should not apply.
  • Ability to design outstanding web user interfaces for business oriented websites.
  • Experience designing and building products and features for mobile or desktop, native or web.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, production oriented dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks or other design tools.
  • Interest in entrepreneurship, passion for business product systems.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage workload and deliver on critical project deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, building good working relationships with an excellent work attitude.
Desired (added advantage, not required)
  • Visual design and data visualization skills.
  • Knowledge of company branding principles.
  • HTML and CSS skills and other frontend technologies.
PLEASE NOTE: We are not looking for software engineers, computer scientists, programmers or web developers. Only designers who spend considerable time working with Photoshop, Illustrator and equivalent software need to apply. While knowledge of frontend development is a plus, it is not a requirement.

  • Identify and articulate user needs, build prototypes and wireframes do user research and refine solutions.
  • Design beautiful and elegant graphics and interfaces as part of the Cytonn Technologies team.
  • Research trends in design and update all Cytonn interfaces and products to a high standard.
  • Collaborate with the software applications team to design and develop client websites and desktop applications.
  • Develop a design standard and maintain design consistency and coherence across all Cytonn and customer products.
How to Apply
If you feel that you possess the above qualifications and would like to be considered for this job, please visit our Careers page and apply by the end of day on 28th July 2015.

The company is looking to employ a young, energetic, passionate, creative and hardworking individual looking to join the team as a Business Development Interns.    

Key Roles
  • Identify and cultivate new business opportunities
  • Provide quantitatively driven reports on the success of promotional campaigns
  • Update client database
  • Conduct Industry and Customer Analyses on behalf of the Investment and Business Development teams
  • Work with the Marketing team to ensure availability and distribution of marketing materials
  • Assist with general queries and requests from client, consultants and internal groups
  • Comply with all corporate policies and procedures
  • Training financial advisors on investments and prospecting for clients
Experience / Skills Required
  • Marketing/Business Administration undergraduate degree with a second upper and must have had a B+ and above in high school
  • Proven experience in customer and market research
  • Strong IT skills in all Microsoft Office packages
  • Excellent data analytical skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, with great accuracy, organization, attention to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to carry out assigned projects to completion
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Ability to maintain solid relationships with staff members, clients and consultants
How to Apply

Applications to be done through our careers page
Deadline: 31st July 2015

Jobs: Private Wealth Advisors
The company is looking to employ energetic, highly organised and detailed individuals to join the team as Private Wealth Advisors. 

The successful candidates will have a unique opportunity to participate in both a strong incentive plan and huge growth opportunities. 

Top performing Financial Advisors get the opportunity to travel, covering global institutional clients and the diaspora in our key investor markets in the US, UK , Australia and Africa at large. 

Key Roles
  • Understand Cytonn’s unique investment solutions in Real Estate, Private Equity and Structured Products
  • Identify and cultivate appropriate prospective clients, and follow up on new business opportunities
  • Interview prospective clients to determine their financial objectives, taking into account current income, expenses, insurance coverage, tax status, risk tolerance, and other information needed to develop a financial plan
  • Work with clients to develop a financial plan as the basis of providing sound financial advice
  • Deliver personalized and timely client service and administration that is responsive to client needs
  • Identify, recruit, train and grow a team of Private Wealth Analysts to assist with the client coverage and all aimed at meeting their individual and company targets.
  • Collaborate with the product development team to ensure our products stay relevant to evolving client needs and emerging market trends
  • Handle customer complaints and resolve problems
  • General management, administration and reporting responsibilities relating to client coverage
Experience / Skills Required
  • A bachelors degree and must have had a B- and above in KCSE
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office – PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • At least one year of sales experience. Having worked in a financial services company will be an added advantage
  • Good data analytical skills
  • Complex problem solving abilities
  • Ability to multi-task, with great accuracy, organization, attention to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to carry out assigned projects to completion
  • Strong communication skills - verbal and written skills
  • Ability to cultivate solid relationships with staff members, clients and consultants
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and in a team
How to Apply

Applications to be done through our careers page at

 31st July 2015

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