Career Opportunities

Kinyeti Venture Capital recognizes that employees, with their knowledge, skills and competences are essential in the achievement of its vision to be the preferred partner in assisting to build the private sector in South Sudan by offering risk capital to entrepreneurs and growing businesses.

Kinyeti Venture Capital is a private equity investment company offering risk capital to profitable private sector enterprises in South Sudan. The company was established in mid-2012 as a joint venture between Norfund and Swedfund. We support the SME sector in South Sudan by offering financing of between US$ 50K to 1million in the form of loans with equity features, mezzanine financing and equity investments. Bigger projects may be co-financed with the shareholders. We also offer Technical Assistance (TA) to investee companies if and when necessary i.e. training, management support, governance, etc, and play an active role in following up on investments.

In the last one year of operation in South Sudan, we have been able to build an impressive portfolio of investee companies and anticipate to fully commit the current investment capital of USD 4.5M in over 10 projects by end 2013. We intend to increase the capital base to USD 20M in 2014 and later on to USD 50M.

Kinyeti Venture Capital Ltd and its founders, Norfund and Swedfund are equal opportunity employers

To apply for a position with Kinyeti Venture Capital, please follow the instructions detailed for the vacancies posted below.

Vacancies Available (2)

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  • Investment Manager

    To support the management of our growing portfolio and to harness the immense investment potential that exists within South Sudan, we are seeking to fill the position of Investment Manager. The position is based in South Sudan and the successful candidate will report to the Senior Investment Manager.

    You will source, structure, negotiate, manage/follow up and exit deals that contribute to the maximisation of returns and secure high developmental impact. In particular, you will have the following responsibilities:

    » Establish deal flow and develop business contacts
    » Manage deal progress from inception to exit, against agreed timelines and in conjunction with the Senior Investment Manager, as a project manager or as a team member. This will entail:

    • Evaluating investment proposals from potential clients for preliminary discussion with the Senior Investment Manager to decide whether to take forward to the Investment Committee (IC)
    • Preparing and presenting papers to the IC/Board
    • Analysing companies from a financial, operational, and industry perspective and create valuation models to support transactions, including DCF models and comparables
    • Executing field work to support the due diligence processes
    • Managing the commitment and disbursement procedures
    • Maintaining up to date information in archives and portfolio management systems;
    • Managing the performance of investments monitoring investments, including the required reporting (valuations etc.)
    • Managing compliance with ESG covenants and to increase awareness of the issues with a view to helping clients reach international standards.

    Requirements

    This position will suit self-driven individuals who thrive in start-up environments. With the vast number of development opportunities available in South Sudan, the position presents you with an opportunity to take part in building the private sector in South Sudan. You will have:

    • A masters level degree in economics, finance, accounting or a related field; professional qualifications related to financing and Private Equity/ Venture investments
    • 5 - 8 years relevant business experience at operative positions in finance or private equity/Venture Capital
    • Experience in SME financing
    • Experience of working in post conflict areas will be an advantage
    • Fluency in English while Swahili or Arabic will be an advantage
    • Computer literacy with experience of Microsoft Office Suite and, in particular, financial modelling in excel.

    You will be expected to carry out your duties according to Norfund's Code of Conduct.

    This position is open to citizens of the Eastern African region and South Sudanese nationals are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Investment Officer

    To support the management of our growing portfolio and to harness the immense investment potential that exists within South Sudan, we are seeking to fill the position of Investment Officer. This position is based in South Sudan and the successful candidate will report to the Senior Investment Manager.

    You will provide support to the Investment Managers primarily in the area of information gathering, analysis and modelling and project follow up. You will also be responsible for evaluating TA needs in the portfolio and execute the necessary follow up and reporting. In particular, your responsibilities will include:

    » Assist in establishing deal flow
    » Assist the Investment Managers in managing deal progress from inception to exit, against agreed timelines and in conjunction with the Investment Managers as a team member. This will entail:

    • Evaluating investment proposals from potential clients for preliminary discussion with Investment Managers
    • Preparing and presenting papers
    • Analysing companies from a financial, operational, and industry perspectives
    • Executing field work to support the due diligence processes
    • Maintaining up to date information in archives and portfolio management systems;
    • Assist in managing and monitoring the performance of investments, including the required reporting (valuations etc.)
    • Assist in managing compliance with ESG covenants and to increase awareness of the issues with a view to helping clients reach international standards.
    • Together with client companies, evaluate the need for TA assistance, and be responsible for implementation, follow up and the necessary reporting.

    Requirements

    This position will suit a self-driven individual who thrives in start-up environments. With the vast number of development opportunities available in South Sudan, the position presents you with an opportunity to take part in building the private sector in South Sudan and for your own career development.

    The requirements for this position are:

    • South Sudan citizenship. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply
    • A Bachelors degree or above in economics, finance, accounting or a related field; professional qualifications related to financing and Private Equity/ Venture investments is desirable
    • 3 - 5 years relevant business experience at operative positions in finance and preferable in private equity/Venture Capital
    • Experience in SME financing is desirable
    • Experience of working in post conflict areas will be an advantage
    • Fluency in English while Swahili or Arabic will be an advantage
    • Computer literacy with experience of Microsoft Office Suite and, in particular financial modelling in excel

    You will be expected to carry out your duties according to Norfund's Code of Conduct.

How to Apply

You should send their application to the address below. It should include:

  • A covering letter that clearly demonstrates, based on the job described here and its requirements, why you are the best person for this job.
  • An up-to-date CV that includes a description of any relevant deals, and their size, you have been involved in (without breaching confidentiality)
  • The names and addresses of three professional referees.
  • Your email, Skype address and day-time telephone number
  • Details on current remuneration and your contractual notice period/earliest availability.

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Closing date: 31st May 2013

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we do not charge for receiving or processing applications.