Contractor - Investment Analyst job at Village Capital

Vacancy title:
Contractor - Investment Analyst

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Banking , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Village Capital

Deadline of this Job:
07 November 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, November 04, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Village Capital, a grant-supported 501(c)(3) and a global organization supporting diverse, seed-stage, impact-driven start-up, is seeking a contractor for the next 12 months to support Village Capital’s Financial Inclusion for Migrants Program - an investment readiness training program for early-stage fintech companies that are tackling problems around financial inclusion for migrants in Sub-Saharan Africa and MENA.
The contractor should be experienced in Financial Analysis, especially with early-stage companies, have good knowledge of the entrepreneur ecosystem in both MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa regions, have a working proficiency in English (preferably has also fluency in either French or Arabic) and preferably have direct entrepreneurship experience.

Scope of Work
• The contractor is expected to complete the following deliverables:
• Sourcing and Selection:
• Develop an entrepreneur sourcing strategy document, including:
• Conducting market research and analysis to understand market needs, available solutions and existing business models in the financial inclusion space in the region, with a focus on migrants and refugees.
• Helping define and finalize start-up eligibility criteria for the program, based on market trends and gaps.
• Creating a central sourcing spreadsheet
• Finding diverse networks, including entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs), that are contributing to the start-up ecosystem in the region
• Identify and recruit high-potential companies to apply to the “Financial Inclusion for Migrants” program
• Conduct initial screening and due diligence on companies
• Financial Narratives Support:
• Engage with companies in both group and individual (1:1) sessions to
• Request and review their financial information
• Go through their financial narratives (projections, unit economics, etc.) and give feedback, guidance, and ways entrepreneurs can improve the financial narratives in order to achieve their objectives (fundraising, cost optimization, etc.)
• Program Design and Implementation:
• Facilitate an assigned set of virtual and/or in-person sessions
• Design and develop a workshop’s content/slides for assigned sessions
• Prepare and take part in semi-finalist and finalist selection, providing an analysis of the pros and cons of the companies you’ve interviewed
• Create one-pagers for external distribution, for every company you interview
• Provide guidance and consulting for cohort companies who request support during the course of the program, including coaching for investor pitching sessions.
• Assist in the mentor/investor matching process with cohort companies
• Mentor and Investor Engagement Strategy:
• Analyse the investor outreach and engagement strategy and provide critical feedback on the current plan
• Brainstorm and develop ideas to improve investor outreach and engagement processes
• Upon finalization of the strategy, develop a work plan for implementation
• Mentor and Investor Outreach:
• Contact mentors and investors via email/LinkedIn with personalized emails and recruit them to engage with companies during the program
• Compile mentor and investor data, in particular, their focus areas and selection criteria
• Organize mentor and investor data in the Abaca platform
• Note on Location: While we have a strong preference for the contractor to be in Egypt or North Africa, we are open to considering candidates across the two regions - MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 180

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the position as subject of email.
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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 07 November 2022
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 04-11-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 04-11-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 04-11-2066
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