Kua Ventures Investment Associate Jobs in Kenya

Kua Ventures Investment Associate Jobs in Kenya

Role Description

The Investment Associate will be based in Kenya, working from Kua Ventures office at ABC Place.
This person will report directly to the Operations Director. This person will be responsible for identifying high-potential and high-impact SGBs to be considered for investment, overseeing the application process and preparing relevant documentation to be presented to the Investment Committee, as well as post-investment support.

We expect:

  • MBA or equivalent Post Graduate degree in accounting, finance, business, economics or related studies (preferred);

  • Solid and relevant experience of at least 4-6 years gained in impact investing, venture capital, private equity funds, banking, or equivalent;

  • Ability to think strategically and drive Kua Ventures impact in the growth and flourishing of SGBs in Kenya.

  • Ability to mix strategic, high-level thinking with practical detail-oriented hands-on tasks.

  • Ability to think critically to solve problems, take initiative and effectively manage competing priorities and deadlines.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with an Investment Analyst, the team at large, as well as third-parties to drive Kua Ventures mission;

  • Ability to assess businesses for investment, recognizing potential risks, assessing growth potential, structuring equity and debt transactions in emerging markets;

  • Fluency with financial instruments, financial analysis, investments, and financial modelling (Excel - essential, other financial planning softwares -preferred);

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, internally and externally with key stakeholders and in representation of Kua Ventures;

  • Sound judgement, particularly in valuation matters, with strong analytic skills;

  • Strong cloud-based organisational and comfortable user of new technologies e.g. project management tools, Google Drive and other apps from G Suite package, etc.

  • Ability to commit full-time to Kua Ventures (40 hours/week), from its office at ABC Place;

  • Applicants must have all necessary permissions to work in Kenya.

    Your key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the origination, due diligence, execution and monitoring of investments in line with Kua Ventures investment strategy and investment thesis;

  • Execute a rigorous screening & due diligence process to ensure high-quality and highimpact businesses are
    selected for investment;

  • Perform desktop analysis, do due diligence visits and in-person meetings with potential investment opportunities;

  • Preparation of Screening and Investment Memos to be presented to the Investment Committee for investment consideration;

  • Analysis of investment opportunities including financial modelling, valuation and return analysis;

  • Engage companies post-investment to identify areas of support needed and mobilise adequate resources;

  • Build relationships with management of portfolio companies;

  • Proactively build and strengthen relationship with key stakeholders to enhance Kua Ventures brand in the market;

  • Understand market trends and analyse businesses growth potential;

  • To develop a deep understanding of Kua Ventures long-term investment strategy and be able to articulate that knowledge internally and externally;

  • Lead the evaluation of potential exit and manage the exit process effectively.

  • Perform other duties as determined by the Operations Director.

    We value:

  • A passion for entrepreneurship and local businesses as job creators and drivers of social impact;

  • Values aligned with Kua Ventures in supporting faith-driven entrepreneurs in reflecting Christ in their enterprises;

  • Highly motivated, action oriented, and results driven with a positive ‘can do’ attitude;

  • Strong work ethics to manage own time and work deliverables, with minimal supervision;

  • Experience working with founders (have been one before or worked with them);

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with candidate and portfolio companies, as well as collaborate with team members;

  • Knowledge of Kenyan and East African markets;

  • Interest in growing in the role as Kua Ventures expands.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Kua Ventures Investment Associate Jobs in Kenya

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