Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that makes hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban slums for everyone, forever. Their systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: they build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high-quality toilets as small businesses in urban slums. They provide critical support services – such as access to finance, training, marketing and business analytics. They collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community. They convert the waste into valuable by-products, such as organic fertilizer and protein for animal feed. Finally, they sell the byproducts to Kenyan farms. Since November 2011, they have launched over 3,000 Fresh Life Toilets to a network of 1,500 micro-entrepreneurs serving 120,000 people daily. They have safely removed over 20,000 tonnes of waste from polluting the environment and destroying community health and converted it into high-quality fertilizer. Role and Responsibilities The Chief Business Officer is responsible for the financial, administrative, and operations management of the organization, combining parts of the roles of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Business Officer is responsible for successfully executing their strategic plan by ensuring each business unit achieves or surpasses its goals and objectives and support their expansion into multiple countries. The CBO will manage a diverse set of teams including Finance, Talent, IT, Procurement, Accounting, Maintenance, Continuous Improvement, Quality Control, Health & Safety, and Business Risk Management and fosters a customer-focused, success-oriented, accountable environment throughout the entire organization. Specific responsibilities include: Ensuring the company has proper operational systems and financial controls in place for measuring, monitoring, improving the efficiency & effectiveness of all internal processes, including through structured continuous improvement approaches like Six Sigma. As a true business partner to the CEO and Country Leadership Teams, develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide timely, accurate, and relevant insight into the organization’s operations & business plans. Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and Board of Directors and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations. Ensure adequate financing to accommodate growth plans by overseeing cash flow planning and assisting in planning and executing future financing rounds. Lead corporate policy development, implementation, and improvement across all operations as a member of the senior management team. Represent the company with financial partners, including financial institutions, funders, auditors, public officials, etc. Lead and implement the strategy for talent acquisition, retention, engagement, and organizational culture. Mentor and develop all of the country level managers reporting to you; managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and the building of an effective team dynamic. Build teams and infrastructure for efficient and effective operations in other locations within Kenya and other countries as they expand. Qualifications The CBO will be a seasoned and mature leader with 10 years of broad finance, operations, and people development experience, with a strong foundation in accounting, talent development, data and technology, and experience gathering and analyzing financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. The CBO will have the following experience and attributes: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree; MBA preferred. Six Sigma certification or similar experience in operational excellence. CPA or similar designation or experience. Demonstrable passion for Sanergy’s mission; a hands-on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment. Mature and proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the CEO of a multi-divisional organization. Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model. An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information. A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality.
Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that makes hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban slums for everyone, forever. Their systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: they build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high-quality toilets as small businesses in urban slums. They provide critical support services – such as access to finance, training, marketing and business analytics. They collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community. They convert the waste into valuable by-products, such as organic fertilizer and protein for animal feed. Finally, they sell the byproducts to Kenyan farms. Since November 2011, they have launched over 3,000 Fresh Life Toilets to a network of 1,500 micro-entrepreneurs serving 120,000 people daily. They have safely removed over 20,000 tonnes of waste from polluting the environment and destroying community health and converted it into high-quality fertilizer. Role and Responsibilities Reporting to and partnering with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will play a critical role in developing and implementing the international strategy for Sanergy’s hybrid organization. As a member of the senior leadership team, the CFO will be an advisor to the Country Leadership Teams, evaluating and assisting them with their financial plans and economic modeling. S/he will be responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, in conjunction with the board of directors and the finance, audit, and investment committees of the board. Specific responsibilities include: Strategy and Planning As a true business partner to the CEO and Country Leadership Teams, the CFO assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and the organization’s long-term strategy. Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and Board of Directors and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations. Engage the board finance, audit, and investment committees around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model(s) and operational delivery. Assist in establishing yearly objectives and meeting agendas, and selecting and engaging outside consultants (auditors, investment advisors). Oversee long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with Sanergy’s strategic plan, especially as the organization considers a multitude of funding sources from grants to investments and collaborations with external organizations. Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans. Participate in corporate policy development as a member of the senior management team. Ensure adequate financing to accommodate growth plans by overseeing cash flow planning and assisting in planning and executing future financing rounds. Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, funders, auditors, public officials, etc. Financial and Operational Management Oversee financial and management reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate jurisdictional Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, regulatory requirements, and audit requirements. Enhance managerial financial systems to ensure senior and operational management has the information needed to effectively prioritize and manage operational processes. Improve and maintain internal control safeguards and coordinate all audit activities. Oversee timely and accurate completion of all regulatory, statutory and tax filings worldwide. Partner with the head of Information Technology (IT) to procure and leverage specialized finance IT systems that meet the needs of the organization and ensure the systems effectively track costs and allocate and forecast budgeted and actual costs. Continually evaluates opportunities to enhance the project management activities of the company. Manage cash flow and forecasting. Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs. Optimize banking relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance treasury function. Oversee budgeting and the implementation of budgets so as to monitor progress and present financial metrics both internally and externally. Oversee cash, investment, and asset management. Develops and implements strategies related to treasury and tax issues including financing, banking, cash management, hedging strategies and tax planning. Team Management Mentor and develop all of the country level finance managers and staff; managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and the building of an effective team dynamic. Encourages the development and continuous improvement of all finance, accounting and related administrative functions. Guide larger, cross-divisional teams across the organization in financial management. Qualifications The CFO will be a seasoned and mature leader with 10 years of broad finance experience, with a strong foundation in accounting, and experience gathering and analyzing financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. S/he will have experience managing the finance function (accounting, budgeting, controls, and reporting) within a diverse, division-based entity. The CFO will have the following experience and attributes: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree; MBA preferred; A CPA or similar designation Demonstrable passion for Sanergy’s mission; a hands-on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment. Mature and proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the CEO of a multi-divisional organization. Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model. Experience with grants management and or grant reporting a plus. An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information. A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality. Creativity, with experience funding activities in ways that both cover costs and generate operating margins.
PULA are radically restructuring agricultural insurance, using technology to insure the previously unbanked, uninsured, untapped market of 1.5 billion smallholders worldwide. PULA works in eleven countries across Africa and Asia, and in 2019 alone, facilitated crop and livestock insurance cover to 1 million farmers. Their Founders’ work in agriculture insurance have been recognized by several international awards including the Financial Times/IFC Award for Sustainable Finance. PULA works with Fortune 500 Companies, Global NGO’s, Microfinance Instructions, Research Institutions, and Governments to help provide smallholders the protection they need in an increasingly unpredictable climate. They are a high-performance, multi-cultural team that is fast-paced and constantly adapting to new opportunities and challenges. The Role Become an early team member of a VC backed technology company? that has provided insurance and agronomy solutions to over 800,000 smallholder farmers across 8 countries in 2018. Change the story of farming in Africa. PULA was the first to deliver agriculture insurance in many of the countries they work in, and have given farmers confidence, professionalism and pride. This is a chance to be part of that story. PULA pride themselves in operational excellence, both in terms of growth, technology as well as in their field operations and interactions with farmers. You will be part of an exceptional and award-winning team that will help you raise the bar and deliver what has never been done before. PULA are looking to recruit an experienced and dynamic Director of Insurance to help create effective and efficient risk transfer delivery mechanisms for farmers. This role will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and report to the Co-Founder and Chief Actuary. Key Responsibilities Manage the actuarial team with regards to pricing, product development, claims management and any other analytics and insurance work. Manage the insurance related operations. Put in place efficiency mechanisms, which include automating the key processes used by the actuarial and insurance teams. Manage the external relationships on the insurance and reinsurance side. Develop longer-term strategic initiatives on the insurance and risk transfer side. Objectives and Key Results Create or deploy a system/combination of systems to efficiently and effectively enable collaboration of the team, regardless of location. Promote a good working relationship with colleagues that ensure that even when remote working is expected, there is no discernible negative impact on achieving team objectives. Complete a workflow of the most important processes, including automating as much as possible. Deliver outputs within stipulated turnaround times As a member of the senior management team, build and maintain essential internal and external stakeholder relationships to enable the success of Pula. Qualifications and Experience Qualified Actuary with membership in a recognized actuarial body. Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university; Master’s degree will be an added advantage At least 10 years of work experience with 5 years in a managerial role. Reinsurance management experience, with proven track record of managing and closing reinsurance arrangements preferred. 3 - 5 years of work experience in Agriculture Insurance industry in Africa, Asia or Latin America preferred (ideally with experience in index/parametric insurance). Strategic thinker with ability to create and conceptualize business needs in a fast-changing environment. Results oriented with the drive to influence and mentor others. Sound analytical, presentation, interpersonal and communication skills. Good problem-solving abilities combined with strong decision-making skills. Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and work within deadlines.
Endeavor, an international non-profit organization that has a proven model for the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems, is looking for a dynamic professional to join its team in Kenya. The Organization: Established in 1997, Endeavor is leading a global movement to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating high-impact entrepreneurs worldwide. 20 years later, Endeavor has screened 50,000+ candidates and selected 2,000+ entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs have created over 2 Million high-value jobs and generate more than $20 billion in annual revenues with support from Endeavor’s growing network of 3,000+ local and global business leaders. Endeavor entrepreneurs include MercadoLibre, a NASDAQ-listed e-commerce technology company with annual revenues of $170MM, and Cellulant, a leading African payments business that raised over US$ 48M Series C round last year. For more information on their model, please visit: http://endeavor.org/model/ourmodel Endeavor’s model catalyzes a chain reaction in the larger economy—driving investment, creating role models, and incubating the next Silicon Valley in Rio or Cape Town, Cairo or Jakarta. It is a model that Thomas Friedman hailed as the “best anti-poverty program of all” and one that New York City-based Endeavor, along with its 34 independently-run affiliates in Latin America, the Middle East, East Asia, Europe, the United States, and Africa, will help to generate three million jobs by 2020. This role will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will report to the Managing Director Endeavor Kenya. Works with: Endeavor Entrepreneur Selection and Growth (ESG) Team, Mentor Network and Endeavor Entrepreneurs in Kenya and Globally, Board of Directors Kenya, Global team in NYC and SF, Associates and Account Managers of ESG teams from global offices. Account Manager Roles and Responsibilities: Collaborate in the search and selection process of high-impact entrepreneurs in Kenya. Ensure that they meet the profile of Endeavor Entrepreneurs based on Endeavor’s globally established criteria and selection process. Primary responsibilities include to directly manage a portfolio of entrepreneurs, oversee the search and servicing efforts of direct reports, facilitate productive advisory board meetings, and recruit mentors. Account managers play a leadership role in setting priorities, managing relationships with key stakeholders and developing the team. Responsibilities Selection of highest potential entrepreneurs: Proactively screen for potential entrepreneurs that meet the criteria and profile of Endeavor Entrepreneurs. This search should be conducted through a wide range of sources, network contacts, media, and collaborators. Manage selection process which begins by contacting candidates and potential entrepreneurs, conducting interviews, and coordinating meetings with mentors and selection panels. Gather information in order to develop company reports to be used in selection panels. Items under consideration include the specific business model, growth potential, innovation, financial statements, team, and corporate governance. Prepare and train candidates for the selection panels, ensuring an adequate use and understanding of the selection process. Facilitate selection panel sessions. Collaborate with the Entrepreneur Selection and Growth teams of Endeavor offices globally, looking to share best practices in the pre and post selection processes in order to guarantee optimal results. Participate in national and international events. 2. Acceleration of entrepreneur impact through Endeavor services: Deliver services to chosen entrepreneurs, defining priorities based on their needs and requirements. Account manager will directly manage a portfolio of seven to ten Endeavor Entrepreneurs, and oversee servicing efforts of junior reports. Continuously monitor companies striving to attain planned services, entrepreneur satisfaction, and entrepreneur engagement to keep them active within Endeavor’s network. Support coordination of the mentor network and recruit junior mentors. Manage mentor onboarding experience and mentor communication, with an understanding of mentor usage and the added value they can provide. Facilitate productive advisory board meetings. Coordinate Endeavor Global projects with the New York team, including hosting international professionals to work with Endeavor Entrepreneurs, developing and elaborating Entrepreneur Services guidelines around the world and implementing new programs. Organize and coordinate events and workshops in diverse areas of interest for Endeavor Entrepreneurs. Perform collection and analysis of annual metrics and other indicators to measure Endeavor’s impact on its entrepreneurs. Suggest and develop new services for entrepreneurs, and improve the value proposition of services for entrepreneurs. Develop and build on strategic partnerships that drive office sustainability and enhance entrepreneur service delivery. Skills and abilities Strong interest and passion for business, economics, entrepreneurship, and/or international development. Three to six years of relevant work experience in business, consulting, entrepreneurship, venture capital, finance, or international development. Excellent communication skills (oral and written). Proficient Kiswahili and English (100%), oral and written. High interpersonal and organizational abilities and strong attention to detail. Strength in business areas and an understanding of finance, with an ability to identify and evaluate entrepreneurs, business models, companies, and projects.
Chomoka Inc. aims to be the global leader in mobile technology to support and connect Africa's over 15 million Village Savings and Loan members, the majority of whom are both female and under the global poverty line. Chomoka has the opportunity to help millions of women take a step out of poverty, by connecting the informal and formal financial sectors. Chomoka does this both by being a digital ledger that helps savings groups improve the accuracy and quality of their financial records, as well as a market place that unlocks access to formal financial services. In its first two years, Chomoka has an early track record of success in Tanzania and is looking to hire a Global CEO to lead our next phase of expansion across Africa. This position will report to Chomoka's Board of Directors, get the chance to lead the spin-off of Chomoka Inc. from CARE International, determine the global headquarters and be part of the ownership of Chomoka Inc. The Role Chomoka is looking for a Chief Executive Officer to lead it from its current, early success in Tanzania to the future global leader in mobile technology for Village Saving and Loan groups. The CEO will be responsible for short and long term strategy, team development and culture and delivering both financial and social results. Vision & Strategy Responsible for creating and guiding all short-term and long-term strategic direction for the enterprise. Primary ownership of the long-term vision for the organization. Team & Culture Determine staffing needs and organizational structure. Create and manage a world class leadership team across multiple country business units, who are dedicated to delivering outstanding financial and social results. Create an organizational culture that will enable the organization to both prosper financially while serving millions. Financial & Social Results Lead product development efforts that allows for rapid new users acquisition as well as strong user retention Creates the best possible product to service the needs of the users, helping them improve their financial records and processes, as well as unlocking formal financial markets for them through the development of a digital marketplace. Expand Chomoka to 3-5 additional countries in the next 12 to 36 months. Guide and manage budget and investment decisions and process to ensure Chomoka both meets short term cash flow needs as well as long term financial and social objectives. Deliver revenue and profit expectations, as well as build the necessary track record to obtain future rounds of investment. Set and achieve short (3-6 month), mid (6-24 month) and long (2-5 year) term objectives Ensure strong adherence to regulatory policies Set and achieve short (3-6 month), mid (6-24 month) and long (2-5 year) term objectives Fundraising Partner with CARE Social Ventures to determine financing needs Partner with CARE Social Ventures and CARE Fundraising staff on sales calls as needed Participate in the creation of financing proposals Partner with CARE Social Ventures and CARE Fundraising to deliver updates to funders as needed Required Skills & Experience Bachelor’s degree and MBA or equivalent Fluent in English French Language skills a plus Track record of executive management success, preferably in financial technology or consumer mobile application businesses Held positions responsible for profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow management and general finance and budgeting Proven track record of success building and leading high performing teams Demonstrated ability to drive both financial and social results a plus Strong working knowledge of mobile financial technology preferred Early-stage startup leadership experience a plus Strong negotiations experience and demonstrated ability to manage partnerships preferred Compensation Negotiable
Despite numerous challenges and uncertainties, Sub-Saharan Africa has become one of the fastest growing regions in the world. On the one hand, Africa’s economic improvement has created vast potential for increase in purchasing power and associated consumption. On the other hand, the need to continue boosting productivity remains to be a critical topic for Africa to eliminate poverty and further enhance people’s livelihood. According to the World Bank, 900 million people in China have lifted themselves out of extreme poverty over the past 40 years. Throughout the process, many promising private enterprises have emerged and together formed a strong design and manufacturing base, ready to serve the global market. It’s a glaring opportunity to leverage China’s experience and capability to address Africa’s social and economic challenges in a cost-effective fashion. With Shell Foundation’s support, China Impact Venture was founded to link China’s design, manufacturing and supply chain capabilities to provide innovative and Africa market specific products that enable African people to become more productive for a better living. CIV initially focuses on energy, transportation and agriculture sectors with products that have massive market potential and significant social impact. CIV was founded by serial entrepreneurs that have a wealth of cross-border start-up experience. If you want to enjoy the thrill of growing a global start-up venture and are passionate about improving people’s lives in Africa, CIV is for you! The Role Work with the executive team to formulate sales strategies in the responsible geographic location Set realistic, but ambitious regional near and mid-term sales targets and develop relevant execution plans Build a goal-oriented sales team to meet sales objectives Work with the executive team to design sales incentive structure for the regional sales team Develop an efficient and effective regional distribution network covering both rural and urban areas Provide critical input to formulate marketing and branding strategies for the responsible region Required Skills & Experience A time-tested, hard-working leader with a high level of integrity Proven Africa-specific sales and business development execution capabilities Experience working in an entrepreneurial organization Hands-on experience in leading teams to sell consumer goods in massive quantity in Africa Familiar with various distribution mechanisms in the responsible region Possession of cross-border import/export experience Knowledgeable in energy, transportation and agriculture sectors is a plus Bilingual in English and Swahili Compensation Competitive cash and equity compensation among companies of similar stage and nature
+254 704 968 748
66 Muthithi Road
Recruitment website by Volcanic