AVF Portfolio Manager Jobs in Kenya

AVF Portfolio Manager Jobs in Kenya

Role Summary

Why does this role exist?

  • We are a young organization striving to constantly learn from our partners to evolve our grantmaking process and relationship development. Our goal is to create a simple, straightforward and mutually enjoyable relationship with our partners.

  • We strive to be consistent in iterating our grantmaking criteria and selection process to be more equitable and inclusive. We believe that co-designing our programs with our partners in sub-Saharan Africa leads to an impact that is true to our mission and aligns with the mission of our partners.

  • We are looking to expand our team in Sub-Saharan Africa with a dynamic self-starter who will work closely with our Africa Co-CEO to manage AVFund’s growing portfolio of diverse African Visionary organizations, help us build a pipeline of new and impactful organizations and co-create a portfolio management strategy centered on building equitable relationships of trust and mutual respect with our partners.

  • As the third full time hire for the fund, this role is for someone excited to grow with the fund and ready to play a critical role in a team that is changing the game in how funders relate to their African Visionary partners.


    Essential Competencies

  • The right person for this role has to truly believe in equitable funder-grantee partnerships that are built on understanding that we are here to be equal partners, to listen and learn so we can come up with collaborative solutions to overcome the challenges our partners face as African Leaders.

  • A deep understanding of the realities of grassroot African social changemakers, their organizations and their role in development. Open and comfortable to work with organizations across different regions and different sectors.

  • Proven ability to consistently build and maintain equitable relationships with diverse stakeholders.

  • Strong ability to analyse financial and organizational data, identify opportunities for growth and use the insights gained to inform strategy and
    decision making

  • A proven ability to create results effectively while adapting to fast-changing and unforeseen events

  • Ability to step into unique contexts, creatively troubleshoot and co-create impactful solutions with various stakeholders. One should be excited about getting their hands dirty!

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to successfully handle multiple and complex moving pieces while nothing falls through the cracks.

  • A resourceful self-starter has a high level of initiative and has a strong ability to work independently

  • Possess a strong ability to create and operate within structure and systems while remaining agile and flexible in thinking and execution

  • A commitment to experimentation, an iterative mindset and constant learning as key ingredients for building sustainable solutions and achieving the desired outcomes

  • Ability to lead from a coaching approach with the intuition to sense where people are, ask the right questions, challenge where needed, help troubleshoot their most immediate problems and offer the right and empowering support.

  • Exposure to diverse organizations at different growth stages, which has equipped you with knowledge and strategies for navigating various organizational growth stage challenges our partner's encounter.

  • Organized and capable of managing multiple projects with many moving parts at the same time.

    Nice to have

  • Proven track record in successfully overseeing a diverse investment or fellowship portfolio.

  • Having created or overseen a community of vision aligned stakeholders is an added advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; AVF Portfolio Manager Jobs in Kenya ​

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