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  • Posted on: 20 August, 2019 Deadline: 30 August, 2019
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  • The Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC)provides holistic, country-driven support to accelerate the development, deployment and transfer of locally relevant climate and clean energy technologies.

    The KCIC provides incubation, capacity building services and financing to Kenyan entrepreneurs and new ventures that are developing innovative solutions in energy, water and agribusiness to address climate change challenges. KCIC is an initiative supported by the World Bank’s infoDev and was the first in a global network of CICs being launched by infoDev’s Climate Technology Program (CTP). KCIC is currently funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Director - Client Services

     

    Job Summary

    Reporting to the CEO, The Director – Client Services is responsible for directing and managing the outreach and services provision of KCIC to entrepreneurs and start-ups with a special focus on business advisory services, research, advocacy, and collaborative partnerships. This is expected to result in improved access to information and to facilitate the interaction between businesses and resource providers, including but not limited to access to capital.

     

    Responsibilities

    More specifically, you will have the following responsibilities:

    • Develop and execute strategy for outreach, hunting, attracting and onboarding deserving and qualified innovative entrepreneurs, and start-ups;
    • Develop, execute and own an operational and engagement strategy for the entire community including donors, startups, investors, corporates, mentors, advisors, and domain experts;
    • Plan, coordinate and execute the annual budget processes for the department;
    • Designing and managing Incubation and Acceleration programs;
    • Manage the day- to- day interaction with the Incubatees and provide support to entrepreneurs across ideation, acceleration, investment and scale-up stage;
    • Provide continued strategic guidance to entrepreneurs in areas such as business modeling, sales, and marketing, financing, fundraising, overall strategy, operations etc.;
    • Build capacity of the entrepreneurs in developing bankable business plans and access to short, medium, and long-term financing;
    • Strengthen the Alumni Clients community and identify potential areas of collaboration;
    • Drive performance management and target-based staff evaluations and create and foster an environment that encourages productive feedback and communication for the team
    • Review existing processes and ensure development of the most efficient mechanism for client satisfaction;
    • Enforce adherence to KCIC policies and procedures by the Client Services team; and
    • Prepare relevant reports to management, KCIC board, donors and other stakeholders.

     

    Requirements

    The Director – Client Services should be visionary, results-oriented with an affinity for impact investing and a commercial mindset. You should also have:

    • Bachelor’s degree in business related courses;
    • Master’s degree in economics, finance, business administration and/or any related technical fields is an added advantage;
    • Professional qualifications in CPA, ACCA and CFA desired;
    • Over 5 years’ experience in business development services, impact or venture capital investing, strategic or management consulting, or in providing technical business assistance ideally from working with startup, early stage entrepreneurs or investors;
    • Experience in the critical analysis of business, investment plans and financial statements;
    • Experience working in the energy, water and agribusiness sectors is an added advantage;
    • Good interpersonal skills with an ability to work with a diverse mix of professionals;
    • Ability to lead in an environment of constant change, solve problems and make critical decisions;
    • Ability to identify talent and gaps within the team and come up with a system to build the talent and fill the gap within the team; and
    • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.

    Senior Business Analysts - 2 positions

     

    The Job Summary

    Reporting to the Director- Client Services, the Senior Business Analyst is responsible for supporting early stage companies become bankable or investor ready by providing client tailored technical assistance. You will be expected to; identify potential climate-tech companies, provide SME business and investments advisory, organize business trainings, coach clients and link clients to financiers, markets and relevant resources.

    The Key Responsibilities

    More specifically, you will have the following responsibilities:

    • Support Early stage companies access concessionary/commercial financing (grants, debt, equity) using knowledge of investment requirements and helping negotiate and structure financings;
    • Supporting implementation of business plans, and interacting with in-house M&E team to ensure expected results are achieved, measured and evaluated;
    • Developing a personal network in the regional finance and investment community, as well with advisors and technology experts to aid in supporting early stage companies access finance;
    • Provide business advisory and financial analysis support to clients in the context of supporting climate technology innovators;
    • Analyze and evaluate requirements to ensure alignment to client’s strategy and the prevailing economic and technological advances through conducting client baseline/assessments;
    • Nurture early stage enterprises through market feasibility studies, product development, customer acquisition and revenue generation support;
    • Identify business training needs for clients and develop user friendly and practical training modules to close the identified needs.

    Requirements

    The Senior Business Analyst should have excellent organizational and time- management skills with a passion for impact investing with a commercial mindset. You will also have:

    • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in business related courses.
    • Professional qualifications in CPA, ACCA and CFA desired.
    • Over 5 years’ experience in business development services, impact or venture capital investing, strategic or management consulting, or in providing technical business assistance ideally from working with startup, early stage entrepreneur or investor.
    • Experience in the critical analysis of business, investment plans and financial statements;
    • Experience working in the energy, water and agribusiness sectors is an added advantage;
    • Good interpersonal skills with an ability to work with a diverse mix of professionals.
    • Ability to lead in an environment of constant change;
    • Ability to solve problems and make critical decisions;
    • Ability to identify talent and gaps within the team and come up with a system to build the talent and fill the gap within the team

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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