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  • Posted: Mar 27, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 12, 2024
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    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 int...
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    Graduate Trainee

    About the Graduate Trainee Programme

    • The AECF Graduate Trainee Programme is seeking to offer highly motivated graduates an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of AECF. Graduates will be challenged to innovate and bring new perspectives into AECF work as they learn and grow their careers.
    • This program is designed to provide graduates with a unique opportunity to develop their skills, gain hands-on experience, and make a significant impact on the future of AECF and that of the development industry at large. A dedicated mentor will be assigned as a professional development process alongside on-the-job learning experiences with regular feedback sessions.

    What you should expect:

    • Rotation within the AECF Programmes Department which includes Agribusiness Programmes, Renewable Energy Programmes, Programme Operations, and Investment Advisory Services. This will bring perspective on how AECF runs programmes and how the different functions interact to successfully deliver on the vision of AECF, to build a prosperous, enterprising, and resilient Africa. This understanding will help the graduate to identify an area of interest and strengths that will guide them toward a potential career path within the organization.
    • Comprehensive Training: You will receive in-depth training and mentorship from industry experts, allowing you to acquire a broad range of skills and knowledge.
    • Real-World Experience: You will be exposed to practical, on-the-job training that will challenge and empower you.
    • International Exposure: You will collaborate with a diverse team of professionals and engage in projects that span across the region and beyond, offering a unique perspective on investments in the focal sectors.
    • Personal Growth & Development: This program will include personal development and leadership training to help you reach your full potential.
    • Networking Opportunities: You will get opportunities to connect with a network of like-minded individuals and industry leaders, setting the stage for long-lasting professional relationships.

    Suitable candidates must:

    • Be a Kenyan citizen.
    • Possess a bachelor’s degree in Agri-business, Renewable Energy, Investments, or any Business related course from a local or international university with First-Class Honors or Upper Second-Class Honors.
    • Have graduated not more than 2 years ago.
    • Have strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
    • Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Be results-oriented and be willing to work under supervision and learn new skills.
    • Be ICT proficient.
    • Be qualified or pursuing professional certification in accounting or finance is an added advantage.

    Closing Date:8 Apr 2024

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    Portfolio Coordinator– Maternity Cover

    The Role

    The Portfolio Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day support in the consolidation and coordination of the following Portfolio Team’s activities:

    • Programme Coordination and Reporting.
    • Programme Travel & Procurement.
    • Programme Support.
    • The role-holder will also support the portfolio team across value-added services by providing efficient and responsive programme coordination and administration services. The incumbent will act as a liaison between the portfolio department, other AECF departments and external partners as needed. The role-holder will also act as the Executive Assistant to the Director of Programmes.
    • This role will report to the Head of Program Operations.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Collate and upload disbursement requests to the Finance Disbursements folder and notify finance colleagues for processing.
    • Provide weekly updates on disbursements and loan collection performance.
    • Management of portfolio meetings by scheduling, drafting the agenda, circulating meeting pack, and preparing minutes of the meeting and circulating to the members.
    • Coordinate preparation of portfolio updates for the Board Programme Committee (BPC) meetings.
    • Coordinate with the Portfolio Team to maintain and update investee contact and investee synopsis database for easy access to information and reference.
    • Prepare and or coordinate the development of the programme operations manuals for new programmes as and when required.
    • Programme Budget Meetings: Schedule BVR review meetings between Portfolio and Finance quarterly.

    Suitable candidates should possess:

    • A bachelor’s degree in business management, public administration, or other business-related fields.
    • An excellent command of English. Fluency in French and Portuguese will be an added advantage.
    • At least 4 years of post-qualification experience in managing an executive office, preferably in a not-for-profit organization.
    • Ability to manage budget, resources, and timelines to deliver maximum results.
    • Knowledge of MS Project or any project and task management tool (trello.com, outlook tasks) is an advantage.
    • Have planning and organization skills: devise plans of action with explicit paths and measures of accomplishment for self and/or others and allocates suitable resources so that objectives are achieved. Strong administration skills.
    • Demonstrate technical competencies for the position: demonstrate knowledge of all own work role-specific issues. This encompasses the technical skills or knowledge required to perform the essential duties described in this job description.
    • Demonstrate a high level of accuracy, attention to detail, thoroughness, and an ability to maintain a timely and efficient workflow.
    • Demonstrate the ability to plan and use resources (people and/or finance and/or physical assets) in accordance with AECF guidelines and delegated accountability so that objectives are achieved in the most effective manner possible.
    • Demonstrate an ability to cross and bridge different racial, cultural, or business cultures. This requires and is exhibited by personal experience of international or cross-cultural business with improved achievements.

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    If you believe, you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role, please submit your application and CV quoting in the subject line of the Job Title “Portfolio Coordinator- Maternity Cover” to AECFrecruitment@aecfafrica.org .

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