Rendeavour is an urban land developer with a total land bank in excess of 30,000 acres across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and the DRC. Rendeavour is developing city-scale mixed-use sites. Tatu City is a 5,000-acre, mixed-use development with homes, schools, offices, a shopping district, green areas, a sport & entertainment complex and manufacturing area for more than 150,000 residents and tens of thousands of daily visitors. Schools and businesses are already open at Tatu City, and a range of houses are under construction to suit all incomes. Tatu City represents a new way of living and thinking for all Kenyans, creating a unique live, work and play environment that is free from traffic congestion and long-distance commuting. Rendeavour is looking to strengthen its core Kenya team with the hiring of a talented and experienced analyst/associate. Responsibilities Financial and commercial analysis of new land sales, new development projects, joint ventures and other business opportunities presented for approval by senior management. Creating high quality presentations and reports for senior management. Contributing to strategy development and implementation in relation to new businesses such as utilities and top structure development. Creating and maintaining financial models for the core land business. Upgrading and maintaining utility business models (including power, water and telecoms). Contributing to strategic capital raising initiatives through engagement with banks and investors. Contributing to deal origination and execution across the business. Assisting with preparation and coordination of annual business plans. Assisting with preparation and coordination of monthly management reporting. Other ad hoc tasks. Requirements Skills & Experience Very strong analytical skills; Strong written and verbal communication skills, proven ability to present information clearly in a report or presentation to senior management; Excellent financial modelling skills; Good understanding of and ability to apply basic concepts in finance and economics; Excellent attention to detail; Mature, pragmatic and flexible approach, good commercial judgment; Team player with good interpersonal skills; Rigorous and organized; and Experience of working effectively in a multicultural environment. Personal Characteristics Highly intelligent; Exceptional work ethic; Self-driven; Resilient; and Result-oriented.
Twiga Foods’s purpose is to aggregate retail demand in African cities to provide low-cost access to better quality food. The are establishing a distribution network that reaches as many small retailers as possible through efficiently organized supply of both fresh fruits and vegetables (FFVs) and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), providing them with a one-stop shop for all their business needs. They work with farmers to establish an efficient and consistent production that brings down the cost of fresh produce while providing processed foods manufacturers with a low-cost platform to distribute their products. As a Company, they strive to establish a food safety framework in Kenya and ensure that they lead by example in creating a food supply ecosystem that consumers can trust to provide them with safe and wholesome food. The Role Twiga is looking for a strategic finance leader to join their Finance team, to own and advance their Financial Planning and Analysis processes. As Head of FP&A, you will report directly to the CFO and play a critical role in translating Company plans into achievable financial results. You’ll develop forecasts, company financial models, and work directly with management across the Company to align on plans and measure results. This role requires a deep background in financial modeling and analysis, strong communication skills and a great deal of interaction and relationship building with key stakeholders across finance and the leadership team. Responsibilities Own the Company financial model (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow). Utilize Company data to develop detailed revenue, pricing and margin models and run sensitivity analyses. Prepare and manage the Company’s Quarterly Rolling Forecast process with a focus on budget control and enhanced efficiency. Collaborate with business partners and executive management on plans and provide insights. Hold budget holders across departments accountable for delivery of results. Manage the integration and usership of Adaptive Insights planning & reporting software into day-to-day business practices. Work with the Accounting team to evaluate and review weekly & monthly management reports, providing insights into delta’s in performance. Collaborate with the Business Intelligence team to understand business drivers and recommend measures to further improve results. Partner with the CFO to identify opportunities to improve current analyses and create robust new metrics. Prepare monthly Board and management pack materials. Undertake strategic planning and benchmarking analyses including Comps, M&A and Valuation modeling. Assist CEO and CFO in running the fundraising process. Manage and train an FP&A Associate. Qualifications Essential 7+ years’ experience in Financial Planning & Analysis (or similar) with a thorough understanding of financial accounting and management reporting. A Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Finance, Business, Economics, or other relevant field. Elite financial Excel modeling skills including the ability to build fully integrated 3 statement financial models. Ability to work effectively under pressure and in a rapidly changing environment in order to meet deadlines. Outstanding analytical skills, agile and hands-on, committed to making an impact. Highest standards of accuracy and precision (highly organized). Superior written and verbal communication skills. Experience creating insightful presentations. International work experience. Preferred Investment banking and/or management consulting experience Private Equity and/or Venture Capital experience? MBA qualification? CFA qualification CPA / ACCA qualification
Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that develops bold sanitation and waste management solutions that are affordable and sustainable for growing cities. Their systems-based approach has four key steps: They build a dense network of franchised sanitation facilities. They collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community; they also collect organic solid waste from markets, farms, and commercial businesses, including hotels and restaurants. 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, Sanergy 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 agricultural inputs. Role and Responsibilities The Director of Government Affairs & Policy will be responsible for developing policy frameworks and working with governments at local and national levels to advocate for favorable government policies, regulations, and standards to support Sanergy’s business and customer interests. The position is based in Kenya and the portfolio includes Kenya, East Africa, and global sector and policy engagements. The initial primary focus will be on structuring and securing a public-private partnership for expansion throughout Nairobi. The Director builds relationships with government officials to keep them informed about Sanergy’s work, ensures compliance with all laws related to their field work, and advocates for policies and regulations that create opportunities to better fulfill their mission. The Director will work in close collaboration with national managing directors to support relationships with bilateral and international institutions, sector associations, NGOs, relevant government officials and influencers. This role will report to the Co-Founder and will work cross-functionally with all Sanergy departments and country subsidiaries. Specific responsibilities include: Leadership Create and execute the Sanergy global Government Affairs & Policy strategy to achieve Sanergy’s long-term vision and near-term goals. Provide exceptional guidance and support to Sanergy’s Directors across Africa in collaboration with the co-founders. Build and lead a high performing, dynamic global Government Affairs & Policy Team. Serve on the Sanergy Leadership Team and drive to achieve Sanergy’s mission and values. Partnerships Strategy and Execution Develop strategy to secure long-term partnerships with municipalities. With leadership, develop relationships with financiers for partnerships. Secure contracts and successfully navigate public-private partnerships with governments and utilities. Manage relationships with relevant contracting entities. Policy Strategy and Execution Develop and execute policy strategy to ensure government policies support Sanergy’s interests in sanitation, waste management & reuse, agriculture inputs, import tariffs, employment and labor law, and necessary compliance approvals for the company's products, team, and services. Analyze policy framework in mature and high priority new markets and proactively identity key policy risks and opportunities and support country leadership to respond accordingly. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with key government officials in Africa, key industry associations, and bilateral and international institutions that conduct advocacy with governments to advance Sanergy’s growth objectives and establish policies to promote profitable growth and minimize adverse actions. Represent Sanergy with politicians, policy makers, and international institutions, and communicate Sanergy’s positions on key policy issues in appropriate forums. Support the drafting of papers and articles for media and public relations purposes. Qualifications The Government Affairs & Policy Director will have the following experience and attributes: Demonstrated passion for the Sanergy mission, values and customers. 7+ years of government affairs experience, including relationship management, crisis management, public-private partnerships, new policy formulation and advocacy, preferably in Africa, working with governments on behalf of companies or non-profits. Ability to identify & analyze policy and the implications it has on Sanergy’s business. Ability to create policy strategy (offense and defense) and drive results through exceptional execution and relationship-building skills. A collaborative, flexible and entrepreneurial style, with a strong service mentality and ability to thrive in fast-changing management and government environments. Demonstrated experience in managing multi-country teams with diverse professional development needs. Strong relationship management with experience in identifying and securing advocates across a number of African governments. Ability to work collaboratively across multiple country offices and departments; remote workplace experience preferred. Very strong critical and analytical thinking skills; ability to work with large amounts of data to develop strategy and make rigorous decisions. Highly organized and able to follow through and prioritize tasks. Proven experience as a hands-on team player, with an eagerness to learn new tools and roll up sleeves to get the job done. Willingness to travel frequently throughout Kenya, across Africa, and globally. An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information; required fluency in English; Swahili highly desirable; French preferred.
Our Client d.light is a for-profit social enterprise whose purpose is to create new freedoms for customers without access to reliable power so they can enjoy a brighter future. They design, manufacture and distribute solar light and power products throughout the developing world, transforming the way people all over the world use and pay for energy. Through four hubs in Africa, China, South Asia and the United States, d.light has sold over 20 million solar light and power products in 65 countries, improving the lives of over 97 million people. d.light is dedicated to providing the most reliable, affordable and accessible solar lighting and power systems for the developing world and reaching 100 million people by 2020. The Role d.light are looking to recruit a passionate, energetic and experienced Director of Global Customer Quality. Reporting into the Senior Director of Product and Operations (75%) and The President (25%), this role will require global tracel (10%) and Africa-wide travel (25%). Position Objectives Responsible for overall quality control and quality engineering in the regions and quality improvements to continue to make our products the best quality and value. Develops functional strategy and vision to ensure adherence with company and customer expectations. Enforces consistent processes and reporting to monitor and improve products for customers. Audits and ensures repair operations and supply chain partners are following proper processes and procedures and providing accurate and timely technical data and reporting. Improves customer (external and internal) satisfaction level through high quality services. Key Responsibilities Collect and report on quality data and KPIs for all d.light products to Senior Management. Identify areas of improvement and track and manage quality issues to resolution. Gather, analyse and manage quality related field data and issues. Drive for resolution with full root cause and corrective actions. Ensure accurate and timely data, reporting and closure of issues and improvement projects. Oversee, motivate, mentor and evaluate performance for regional Customer Quality Department’s employees. Drive continuous improvement of Customer Quality performance to match customers’ demands and time to market competitiveness. Build, develop, lead and impsire the regional Customer Quality team. Interface with external and internal customers to fulfill requirements. Ensure world-class quality performance. Successful Candidate Profile 10-15 years’ experience in customer quality management, including quality control and quality engineering. A Master’s degree in Quality, Business, Supply Chain Management or equivalent. Experience with managing global customer quality in a matrix managed environment. Experience in MNC from the customer electronics, B2B electronics, managing multi-geographical sites and multi-functional teams. Strong communication skills and demonstrated executive presence in managing issues under pressure. Experience in finding root cause through analyzing data. A strong project leader and be able to drive for results. Proven ability of establishing strong cross-functional collaboration. Well versed and experienced in using quality tools, systems and management. Six Sigma certification is highly desirable.
Founded in 2002, our client is a private equity firm investing in some of Africa’s most promising businesses. Through four fund vehicles, our client manages $400 million of assets. The investment team is composed of experienced private equity professionals with a broad set of skills in strategic consulting, M&A, and company management. The team, comprised of 12 professionals, is based in 5 African countries with offices in Kenya, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Madagascar and Mauritius. The Fund focuses on control buy-out and growth capital investments in market leaders and/or companies exhibiting strong potential for operational improvement. It targets companies generating minimum EBITDA of $2 million. The Fund seeks to invest in a variety of sectors including, but not limited to, consumer goods, business services, manufacturing, financial services, ICT and telecommunications, and hospitality. The Role The Fund is looking to recruit an energetic and ambitious self-starter with outstanding financial and analytical skills. Key Responsibilities Participate in the analysis of investment opportunities: industry analysis, macro-economic overview, financial models, valuation analysis Participate in the preparation of financial models and business plans Assist the deal team in the preparation of information memoranda and due diligence activities Assist the deal team in the preparation of portfolio monitoring reports Profile 2-3 years’ previous work experience in a private equity firm, investment bank, strategy consultancy, or top-tier accounting firm This opportunity is ideal for a candidate who seeks to enter a global top-tier MBA program in a few years time. Excellent skills in financial analysis, modeling and valuation are mandatory Fluent in English Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Soft skills: Autonomous, ability to take initiative, intellectual curiosity, analytical rigor, strong ability to synthesize and communicate insights, understanding and enthusiasm for profitable and sustainable businesses. Heritage/knowledge of Africa is a plus
Watu Credit Limited is a dynamic and rapidly expanding Asset Finance company, aiming to become the leading African provider of a broad set of inclusive financial products, delivered through technology in a fast, efficient and professional manner. Their vision over the coming years is to rapidly expand across Africa & beyond, offering ?asset financing to motorcycles and three-wheelers, with fully cashless services for loan disbursement and collection, as well as 24-hour access for clients to their account balances. The Role Due to their rapid expansion plans, they have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Head of Onboarding, to be part of this impressive & growth story. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to lead a strong group of managers and staff and to become a valued member of the leadership team. Ideally you will have a combination of sales that are field/retail based with a proven management skill set and willing and able manage and develop a team in excess 100 people and growing. You will be someone who rolls up their sleeves and take a hands-on approach in the organisation’s operations and procedures whilst establishing new policies that promotes great company culture and vision. Working with a large team you will need to lead by example and from the front, be willing and able to work amongst their ever-growing team of 400 people. You will be based at their headquarters in Mombasa, a beautiful port city on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, however the role will involve travel across Kenya up to 80% of the time. Key Responsibilities You will be expected to genuinely live and breathe the company values, and lead from the front. Responsible for a team of over 100 people that is ever expanding. A people’s person that can work with the team and develop them in the future Understand and set KPI’s. Be able and willing to create clear structure to our customer facing department and able to adapt to changes in policy and procedures. Able to work seamlessly with other departments in order to maximise effectiveness of the role. Train and develop your team to ensure great people work with them and have career progression. Experience Proven skills in managing a team across multiple sites. Clear understanding and delivery of KPI’s. A track record in sales or a customer facing department in a challenging environment. Ability to train and develop a team. Proven able to strategise and see the bigger picture to achieve your goals. Experience in new project management and deployment.
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