Portfolio Manager / Deputy Country Head


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Company Name CA Global Africa Recruitment
Location Accra, Ghana
Date Posted '22 July 2012'
Category Agribusiness & Food
Job Type Full-Time
Reference DLR
Remuneration Negotiable

Description

Introduction

My client is looking for an experienced Portfolio Manager to join their rapidly growing team. The position is based in Accra, Ghana for the first two years with possibility of relocation after.

Responsibilities

The Ghana Portfolio Manager will play a senior role within the company’s Ghana office, working closely with the Country Director and other senior members of the team (‘SMT’) to develop and manage the investment and project portfolio in Ghana. The Portfolio Manager will help identify, analyse and structure prospective investments and play a leadership role in projects where the company is the principal sponsor. Additionally, the Portfolio Manager will be responsible for developing and managing key partnerships in the country. The Portfolio Manager will report to the Country Director.

Project Development and Management

- Identify promising projects and businesses in the agricultural value chain for investment including initial project feasibility studies and business analysis.
- Prepare and present investment materials for consideration by the Senior Management Team and Board of Directors, as well as third party investors and partners.
- Manage the investment process, including the due diligence, financing and structuring of investments, in collaboration with SMT members.
- For projects where the company is the principal sponsor (ie the large serviced farms being developed), work closely with SMT members to co-ordinate the overall development process from start to financial close, including
- Developing strategic implementation and development plans, including budgets and financial models.
- Establishing deliverables, reporting mechanisms and timelines, and managing progress against deliverables.
- Managing the overall project implementation and construction of each project to ensure delivery on time and within budget.
- Manage portfolio investments – lead investment reviews and provide/facilitate strategic management support to help investees achieve their business targets

Requirements

- 5+ years’ experience in project development, management consulting, finance, business development/strategy or related areas. In addition, professionals with background in the following categories are strongly encouraged to apply
Project development/ private equity/venture capital
- Agribusiness (including farm-based business) and if possible in Africa
- Knowledge and experience of dealing with social venture capital and development finance institutions
- Experience of operating in emerging markets, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Experience in building, managing and motivating teams.
- Very strong financial and business analysis skills as demonstrated by prior experience.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to present arguments and analysis in a clear and succinct manner.
- Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to manage relationships with investees as well as external bench of partners and advisors. Effective teamwork and communication will be critical to your success because the team is located across Africa and Europe. - You will be working with multiple senior stakeholders in the business and with our partners to achieve strategic goals.
- Commitment to accuracy, attention to detail and follow-through.
- Enthusiasm for poverty reduction mission and business model

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