Kenya Climate Ventures Chief Executive Officer Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Climate Ventures Chief Executive Officer Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Climate Ventures Ltd (KCV) is a pioneering early-stage investment facility that
was established by the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC), to invest in innovative and scalable start-up and early-stage climate-technology companies in Kenya.

As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), you will provide strategic leadership for the
company. Reporting to the Board of Directors and working closely with KCV
management team, you will establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies
that are aimed at attaining growth, operational efficiency and the desired social,
environmental and economic returns. Our investment thesis will provide a good
foundation for the achievement of this.


  • Providing leadership and management guidance in the development,
    communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes
    aimed at delivering KCV’s mission and the attainment/surpass the capital,
    profitability, cash flow and business goals and objectives;
  • Developing and executing a fundraising strategy to ensure that the fund grows in
    value from the current USD 4 million;
  • Collaborating with the management team in the development and
    implementation of plans for operational infrastructure, systems and processes
    designed to accommodate the growth objectives of the company;
  • Creating, motivating and leading a high-performance management team (not
    currently in place). You will provide mentoring as a cornerstone to the career
    development program and ensure that the organizations core values are put into
  • Managing the image of the company, which will include but not limited to
    engaging with and successfully managing relationships with the Board, Investment
    Committee, investors and other stakeholders, you will act as the lead “relationship
    officer” through direct contact with every client, partner, investor and donor.
  • Fostering a success-oriented, accountable environment within the company.


  • A proven entrepreneurial mind-set/approach and enterprise development skills;
  • Experience with strategy
    development, implementation and project
  • A strong network in the local and international entrepreneurial finance community
    including funding agencies, investors and the donor world, as well as the ability to
    cultivate opportunities with co and follow-on investors;
  • Experience of building effective relationships with decision makers (CEO’s and
  • Significant local knowledge of the Kenyan early-stage investing and
    entrepreneurial space and experience of working with entrepreneurs, negotiating
    with them, mentoring and coaching them on how to grow businesses;
  • Experience with or ability to develop, adapt and/or improve the investment
    model, and to select investments with solid growth potential;
  • Early stage investment management and structuring skills – an appropriate
    understanding, exposure and interest in financing and investing in small and
    growing businesses, with a solid awareness of VC type investment approaches and
    structure; and
  • The ability to identify, recruit and lead a small investment team and other
  • 10+ years of relevant experience, with at least 5 in a management/leadership
    capacity in an investment fund preferably an early stage investment fund;
  • General management experience, at the helm of a similar impact fund or private
    equity fund is desirable;

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 30th August, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Climate Ventures Chief Executive Officer Jobs in Kenya

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