Mercy Corps NGO Investment Analyst Jobs in Kenya

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.



In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.


Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps began working in Kenya in 2008 to address the societal wounds following the 2007 postelection
violence.


Responsibilities


Pipeline Development


  • Identify, develop and maintain pipeline referral networks including connecting with the local technology ecosystem to draw out new partnership opportunities
  • Conduct market research, analyze market trends and contribute to knowledge management efforts on youth employment and technology
  • Build investment pipeline by identifying suitable businesses that are leveraging technology to create new employment opportunities
  • Maintain close relationships with potential partners

    Due Diligence

  • Conduct company specific market research including analysis of historical and projected financial statements research, review to validate business model and impact potential

    Engagement Execution

  • Support review and analysis of investment proposals, engagement plans and budget
  • Work closely with Impact Labs Partnerships Manager to structure a viable engagement in line with Impact Labs’ criteria
  • Prepare investment concept note and technical review memo
  • As part of the contracting process, liaise with the potential partner and internal departments during the contracting process
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission;
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Organizational Learning

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief
    and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and
    evaluation of our field projects.
  • Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

    Knowledge and Experience


  • 3- 5 years experience working in impact investing landscapes including social venture funds, or NGO projects providing financial and technical assistance to social enterprises;
  • Experience working with social enterprises with a track record in due diligence, and investment analysis is desired;
  • Excellent pipeline development skills and well developed networks in the tech and social enterprise landscape
  • Excellent analytical, financial modelling and research skills
  • Passion working on youth employment projects


    Success Factors

    The ideal candidate should have the willingness to learn, improve and take feedback positively. S/he should be organized and possess good judgement.


    The ability to work effectively with people at all levels in the project is crucial.


    How to Apply


    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a Cover Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a
    recent supervisor) to [email protected] on or before 17th August, 2018.
    The email subject line must clearly show the job title.
    Applications without an appropriate subject heading will be automatically disqualified.
    Please do not attach any certificates.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    NB: We do not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process

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