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Jobs and Vacancies in an Investment Company in Kenya

Our client is a privately-owned Investment Company with diversified holdings across real estate, agri-business, manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, financial services, fixed income and quoted equity.

They are seeking to recruit a motivated and self-driven professional to fill in the following position:
Group Head of Investments
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Group Head of Investments is responsible for overseeing all investments as well as investment managers of the company as per the long term strategic investment plan.


Principal Accountabilities:
·         Formulating, evaluating, recommending and implementing an investment policy and proposing ongoing changes where necessary
·         Monitoring and recommending asset allocation of investment assets and upon Board approval implement the plan
·         Liaising with internal and external stakeholders with regard to investments and investment opportunities
·         Identifying potential strategic commercial real estate investment trends and opportunities
·         Creating and maintaining a team of professionals (internal or external) to originate, analyses, finance, close, manage and sell real estate investments
·         Developing strategies to deliver on optimization of company’s asset portfolio for wealth maximization by analyzing, recommending and implementing a balanced asset allocation plan
·         Developing, evaluating, implementing and monitor performance benchmarks, risk characteristics and performance attribution analysis for the asset classes and individual managers where applicable.
·         Leading financial planning, underwriting and due diligence activities for the company
·         Leading in capital raising, investment restructuring, acquisitions, investment negotiations and all other investment initiatives
·         Ensuring ongoing legal and statutory compliance of investments while advising the company on relevant legislative changes that impact the business
·         Producing detailed financial reports as required by management and the Board of directors
Key Skills and Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, and Economics from a recognized university augmented by Master’s degree in Finance, Economic, and Real Estate
·         CFA Qualifications are an added advantage

·         10 years’ work experience in a leading consulting firm, investment company or investment bank with proven experience in managing people, programs and processes as well as a strong proficiency in Fixed Income and equity investments
·         Thorough understanding of Investment Management & Strategy, Financial Analysis, Asset Selection and Allocation, Corporate finance, M&A and Portfolio Management
·         Analytical & Entrepreneurial
Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke by Friday, 8th June 2018 clearly stating the subject heading “GROUP HEAD OF INVESTMENTS”.

Real Estate General Manager
The Real Estate General Manager will be responsible for driving revenue generation and developing the real estate company’s strategic goals.
Principal Accountabilities:
·         Driving business growth and revenue generation in the real estate portfolio
·         Developing strategic goals which will help make a significant impact on growth of the company
·         Implementing financial and operational initiatives, ensuring operational costs are kept to a minimum
·         Ensuring alignment of the department’s policies and objectives in line with the broad corporate policies and procedures and the group’s policies and procedures
·         Identifying key business opportunities so as to enhance financial performance – maximize value
·         Inspecting facilities and negotiating contracts with stakeholders (tenants, insurers, suppliers, banks, clients etc.)
·         Fine tuning operational methods for the departments while improving the overall efficiency of the departments
·         Developing training calendar and training methods which will determine information on various strategic action plans and reviews for the departments
·         Supervising and managing the team, ensuring that they adhere to the company policies and procedures
·         Preparing operational reports for the board
·         Ensuring compliance with the regulatory and governing bodies – e.g. county councils, survey bodies, valuation bodies and advising on changes in the regulations
·         Implementing necessary checks and balance to mitigate operational risks across all departments and to ensure the best interest of the company
·         Managing and implementing new IT and Technical systems and software’s which can help improve the efficiency of the business by reducing the turnaround time to deliver business
Key Skills and Qualifications:
·         Degree in Business, Land Economics, Real Estate, Survey or any other related field
·         Post certifications is a plus preferably in Marketing, Real Estate Finance, Environmental Studies
·         At least 8 experience years in a Real Estate or Property Development Company
·         Registered by any of the following bodies: Institute of Surveyors of Kenya, Estate Agents Registration Board, Valuers Registration Board or any other relevant and recognized professional body.
·         Must possess strong entrepreneurial skills with understanding of revenue generation
Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke by Friday, 8th June 2018 clearly stating the subject heading “REAL ESTATE GENERAL MANAGER”.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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