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Safaricom Investment Cooperative – Investment Manager.

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Requirements of the role

  • 1) Demonstrable experience in managing diverse investments.
  • 2) Supporting investment deal origination.
  • 3) Conducting due diligence and developing investment proposals for new investments.
  • 4) Portfolio management of existing investments.
  • 5) Providing general support to the senior management team on investment operational matters.

Duties And Responsibilities

a) Investment Management

  • 1) Development and implementation of a comprehensive and innovative Investment strategy.
  • 2) Work with colleagues to identify, negotiate and appraise a portfolio of debt, equity and mezzanine investments. This involves:
    • a. deal origination and initial screening and appraisal of new investment opportunities
    • b. alongside CEO and Board, participating in commercial negotiations relating to the structure and terms of any potential investment
    • c. Carrying out due diligence of investment opportunities, including oversight of SIC’s Investments in commercial units, as well as liaising with third-party service providers as required
  • 3) Lead investor relations forums and engagements.

b) Portfolio Management

Provide on-going portfolio management and reporting on portfolio investments, to include:

  • 1) Monitoring and evaluation of investment performance against key targets, including the management and reporting of potential business/investment risks as they arise.
  • 2) Providing (or procuring from within SIC or externally) management support to help investees as required.
  • 3) Involvement in quarterly portfolio reporting to the Corporate Team and SIC’s Board.
  • 4) Work with the Corporate team to ensure that SIC resources are most effectively utilised across the portfolio; and
  • 5) Developing and maintaining an active pipeline of investment opportunities.

c) Operations

Work closely with the senior team in the firm to manage the day-to-day activities and overall financial performance of the firm:

  • 1) Participate in budget and investment target setting
  • 2) Work with the corporate team on overall strategy, cost-management and operational objectives
  • 3) Monitor the financial performance against agreed KPIs; and
  • 4) Contribute to external reporting.

d) Reporting

  • 1. The Investment Manager will be an integral part of an investment team, reporting to the CEO and the Board of Directors
  • 2. With respect to matters relating to new and existing investments, the employee will also work with the respective Business Unit Managers and Specialist teams

Academic Qualifications

  • Undergraduate Degree from a reputable university with a post graduate education in business
  • Registered with relevant professional bodies
  • Investment Qualification is an added advantage

Knowledge and Skills

  • Not less than 5-7 years’ experience in a relevant investment business (e.g. private equity, DFI, impact investor, financial services)
  • Experience of working in Kenya in an investment role
  • Excellent analytical, finance, and negotiation skills (including familiarity with a range of debt and equity instruments)
  • Strong financial modelling skills (including equity valuation models)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Collegiate working style with a strong management capability
  • Ability to develop and manage strategic relationships with funders, peer organizations and potential investees
  • Ideally an understanding and experience of funding and development priorities in Kenya

Application

If you meet the above requirements, kindly send your applications to recruitment@sic.co.ke by 24th March, 2022.

https://sic.co.ke/careers

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