Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund Investments Manager Jobs in Kenya

Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund Investments Manager Jobs in Kenya

  • The AECF is a leading development finance
    organization that supports businesses to innovate,
    create jobs and leverage investments to build
    resilience and sustainable incomes for rural and
    marginalized communities in Africa.

  • The AECF’ s goal is to bridge the investment gap between early-stage enterprise and business
    maturity for entrepreneurs serving the poorest
    communities. We provide patient capital to new and
    innovative business models in the agribusiness and
    renewable energy sectors across Sub-Saharan Africa
    through various financing instruments. To
    supplement finance, we also offer advisory services, investment support, and knowledge and insights.

  • The AECF has successfully implemented
    programmes across 26 countries in Sub-Saharan
    Africa, supporting over 343 enterprises, raising US$ 392 million in funding for programmes, that have created 25,000 jobs and impacted 28 million lives.

  • The AECF is headquartered in Kenya, with offices in Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania.

    The Role

  • We are seeking an Enterprise Risk Manager with solid knowledge and experience in enterprise-wide risk management.

  • The Enterprise Risk Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining a risk management framework for the organisation, and monitoring risks, ensuring that they are within the approved risk appetite. The incumbent will also provide advice on matters pertaining to the safety and security of AECF staff, premises, and project sites, as well as ensure that field SOPs and security assessments of our areas of operation are continuously updated and relevant.

  • Location: This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya (With occasional travel).

  • Reporting to: Director of Operations.

    Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide oversight over the Enterprise Risk
    Management framework that integrates risk
    management with the AECF’s strategic objectives.

  • Develop strategies to entrench a risk management culture in the institution. Lead the identification, communication, measurement, and management of company-wide risks.


  • Conduct risk assessments to identify current and emerging risks.

  • Continuously monitor and update the risk registers and appropriate risk tools.

  • Evaluate, recommend, and implement process
    design improvements to achieve greater efficiencies.

  • Provide guidance and training to promote risk
    control awareness, ownership, and accountability.

  • Support enterprise risk reporting requirements for Executive Management and the Risk Committee of the Board


  • Support program managers in review of program risk registers and risk reports to donors.

  • Coordinate a review of all AECF investees’ risk profiles on an annual basis.

  • Coordinate money laundering and terrorist financing reviews of investees and
    all other third parties.

    Business Continuity Management

  • Develop, maintain, and implement business continuity and disaster recovery strategies for the institution.

  • Develop contingency plans to deal with organizational emergencies.

  • Conduct business impact analysis for all the functions of AECF.

  • Plan, conduct, and debrief regular mock-disaster exercises to test the adequacy of existing plans and strategies, updating procedures and plans regularly.

  • Coordinate the crisis management committee.

  • Develop and implement a security strategy and
    supporting security procedures and guidelines.

  • Assists in the response to crisis events and security incidents.

  • Act as the contact person on all security matters from security service providers.

  • Identify and promote security best practices.

  • Identify and monitor trends of security incidents affecting AECF personnel and assets.

  • Review staff travel and ensure staff have the necessary information and preparedness for the travel.

  • Ensure lessons are learned and disseminated from the pattern of security incidents.

    The Candidate

  • Hold a Master’s degree in business or other related field.

  • Have Professional certification in enterprise risk management.

  • Have ten (10) years experience in providing
    enterprise risk management services in a crossborder firm or international organization.

  • Be committed to and enthusiastic for AECF’s
    mission and business model.

  • Have practical knowledge & experience in portfolio risk management.

  • Have an understanding of risk in the context of development organizations operating in subSahara Africa.

  • Possess the ability to work independently while maintaining strong collaborative relationships with colleagues and partners.

  • Possess the ability to interpret long term plans, programs and budgets developed at senior
    management level.

  • Have excellent interpersonal, verbal & written communication. analytical and conflict resolution skills.

    Suitable candidates should:

  • Have the ability to prioritize amidst various and sometimes conflicting priorities.

  • Have a high attention to detail, self-driven, resultsoriented and action-focused.

  • Be fluent in English. Working knowledge of French will be an added advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund Investments Manager Jobs in Kenya

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