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  • Posted: Sep 30, 2022
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    Komaza works to unlock the potential of small-scale farmers to solve Africa's wood supply crisis. Collectively, small farmers possess limitless land and labor resources to plant billions of trees. Komaza provides farmers with support across the forestry value chain, from seedlings to sawmills. With a dramatically lower-cost and more-scalable forestry model, ...
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    Corporate Finance Associate

    About This Role

    As an Associate you will join the team and play a critical role in supporting strategic partnerships and fundraising to accelerate the high growth of the business. You will report to a Manager in the Corporate Finance & Strategy team. This role is based at our office in Nairobi, Kenya with regular travel to our Coastal and Central Kenya offices.

    What you will do

    • You will be responsible to identify and develop strategic business opportunities including international expansion in collaboration with Mitsui;
    • establish new sales channels and build key accounts in both domestic and export markets with the support of the Commercial team and Senior Advisor from Mitsui;
    • support debt and equity fundraising including Series C to enable the fast growth of our business;
    • support the development of an innovative new financing structure, Smallholder Forestry Vehicle, with advanced financial modeling and deal structuring; and
    • manage relationships with current and potential future investors, including information management, due-diligence support, and high-quality reporting

    What we are looking for

    • Minimum 3 years of professional work experience in a relevant role ideally in a fast-paced, demanding professional environment such as a management consulting, investment banking, investment firm, trading & investment company, and high-growth startup
    • Strong educational background including top grades from a well regarded university. A Masters degree in a related field (Business, International Development, Forestry, Environmental Science, Economics) or professional qualification (e.g., CFA, CPA, ACCA) is advantageous but not essential
    • A great communicator who thrives in a collaborative environment, and is able to convey complex information clearly and concisely both in writing and verbally. A team player who is comfortable in a startup environment, working across a number of different projects
    • Experience in project/stakeholder management and business development skills to launch new strategic projects with Mitsui
    • Fluency in Japanese and expertise in Japanese corporate culture are must for this specific role

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Komaza Kenya on to apply

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