Open Capital Advisors is a management consulting and financial advisory firm that drives growth, enables investment, and builds markets across Africa. We help businesses, investors, development partners, and the public sector identify opportunities and deliver unique, impactful solutions. By offering deep, operationally-focused management support and creative financial structuring, we help open markets and support sustainable businesses to transform industries.
The Project Leader role
We continue to expand rapidly and are looking for exceptional staff to join our senior team in a 12-month minimum career-track role based in Nairobi. During this year, you will work closely with senior management to lead multiple client projects while managing & mentoring our junior team.
As a Project Leader you will support multiple live projects simultaneously across a range of high-growth industries and client types. Project Leaders work closely with our clients to develop business & industry strategies, structure capital raises, and address difficult operational challenges. Our work does not end with recommendations; in most projects, Open Capital teams oversee execution and implementation, working with all levels of client staff.
You will join Open Capital at an exciting time – we are seeking to achieve broad, ambitious growth goals, and leverage our strong international brand in the impact investing and frontier market space. As we look to deepen our reach in the broader African market, there will continue to be many opportunities to engage in project work regionally. The right candidate should be excited and genuinely motivated by the challenging strategic and financial questions we answer for our clients.
Desired Skills And Experience
We are looking for exceptional leaders and executers who share our motivation and drive. Project Leaders should be able to assume high levels of responsibility, perform excellent work, contribute fresh ideas, and take pleasure in the work we do. Our team is energetic and driven and we are quick to reward performance and initiative. We are open to Project Leaders with a variety of backgrounds but top candidates will typically have the following:
We offer a competitive package among similar frontier market firms. This includes base salary, an annual performance bonus, 2 flights home, health insurance, and a local work permit.
If you are interested please submit a resume and brief cover letter, including your preferred start timing and country of interest (Kenya or Uganda). We are recruiting for start dates in January-April and July- September 2018 on a rolling basis.
We are looking for a Group Head of Finance to join our Nairobi headquarters to lead our Finance function across all entities and report directly to OCA’s Partners. In this role, areas of responsibility will include: leading financial planning, monitoring cash flows, preparing projected budgets and monthly management dashboards, advising on tax planning, overseeing annual audits, and managing external financial reporting for a variety of partners & clients. You will oversee two current staff in Finance, who require strong leadership. The right candidate will have extensive experience in strategic financial analysis, internal controls, donor reporting, and accounting & tax requirements across multiple African countries – most importantly, you will not hesitate to roll up your sleeves and pass journals, analyse data, identify errors, and be ready to correct them yourself.
You will join Open Capital at an exciting time – we are seeking to achieve broad, ambitious growth goals, and leverage our strong international brand. As we look to deepen our reach in the broader African market, you will lead financial forecasting & management needed for regional expansion, as well as reporting and building systems to scale. You should be excited and genuinely motivated by challenging strategic and financial questions.
Responsibilities Will Include
Desired Skills And Experience
We are looking for an exceptional financial leader who shares our motivation and drive. In this role, you will assume a very high level of responsibility, perform detailed work and analysis, contribute fresh ideas, and take pleasure in the work we do. Our team is energetic and driven and we are quick to reward performance and initiative. We expect likely qualifications include:
Salary is commensurate with prior experience and recommendations. Pay will increase rapidly with excellent performance.
If you are interested please submit a resume and brief cover letter as part of your application, including your preferred start timing.
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