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Portfolio Officer at Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF)


Management & Business Development

KES Confidential
3 weeks ago

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Job Description

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The AECF provides catalytic funding in the form of repayable and non-repayable grants to businesses that would not otherwise have access to adequate financing. The AECF is part of the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) family and has been supported by governments (Australia, Canada, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom), and international financial institutions (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor and IFAD).


The role will be responsible for actively managing the Local Enterprise Development (LED) Window projects and will report to the Programme Manager.

Key Responsibilities

Conduct due diligence on prospective investee companies. Prepare investment memorandums and supporting documentation to be presented to the internal Investment Review Committee. Ensure that defined transactional requirements recorded in the documentation are executed accordingly and further monitor the portfolio and report development results internally and to the donor. Monitor and track financial and impact performance of investee companies assuring a healthy portfolio. Engage investees on a regular basis and serve as an active risk/growth investment partner to the companies. Prepare and deliver reports on financial performance and development impact objectives for internal purposes and for inclusion in reports to the donors and stakeholders. Working with the AECF Impact Team, develop results measurement plans with each investee, and support monitoring and evaluation activities at the investee level during implementation, to ensure quality impact reporting. Ensure program compliance with all AECF and implementing partner policies and procedures, local laws, and regulations that govern AECF. Contribute to the building of AECF’s knowledge base for best practices and participate in knowledge sharing and dissemination. Contribute to the identification of investees who require technical assistance and arrange to deliver services based on the AECF TA and Learning service delivery framework. Provide mentoring and coaching to support investees implement their planned activities, the M&Eand reporting systems.

The Candidate

The suitable candidate should be/have:

At least a bachelor’s degree in economics, development finance, development studies, business or commerce, or a related field. At least 5 years of experience in end-to-end project management, business advisory, enterprise development, and private sector development, including scoping and design, resourcing, risk management, and quality assurance. Experience working in project design, implementation, and management, working with WSMEs. Extensive experience in markets and private sector engagement with systems targeting women. Excellent business judgment, analytical and problem-solving skills to identify issues, present creative, practical solutions, and make and commit to sound decisions, anticipating short-term and long-term implications. Demonstrated strong written, presentation, and communications skills in English & Swahili and the ability to synthesize and present information effectively and tailored for different audiences. An understanding of donor operations and international development organizations. Be willing to relocate to Kakuma.

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