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GroFin   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

(Junior/ Senior) Investment manager

  • Post-graduate education
  • Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

The role’s key purpose is to create sustainable impact through serving entrepreneurs in the SMEsector with risk capital and business support, helping them to realise their full business potential andachieve long- term success. The investment manager delivers tangible value to the SME clients andby doing so, achieves financial and impact returns on his/her transactions. A secondary purpose is todevelop and share within the GroFin network knowledge and expertise in SME investment andsupport, including lessons learnt.


Relating andnetworking

  1. Establishes good relationships with customers and staff;
  2. Builds wide and effective networks of contacts inside and outside the
  3. organisation;
  4. Relates well to people at all levels;
  5. Manages conflict;
  6. Uses humour appropriately to enhance relationships with others
Presenting andcommunicatinginformation
  1. Speaks clearly and fluently;
  2. Expresses opinions, information, and key points of an argument clearly;
  3. Makes presentations and undertakes public speaking with skill and confidence;
  4. Responds quickly to the needs of an audience and to their reactions and
  5. feedback;
  6. Projects credibility
Applying expertise andtechnology
  1. Applies specialist and detailed technical expertise;
  2. Develops job knowledge and expertise through continual professional
  3. development;
  4. Shares expertise and knowledge with others;
  5. Uses technology to achieve work objectives;
  6. Role profile
  7. Human Resources
  8. Demonstrates an understanding of different organisational departments and
  9. functions
Learning andresearching
  1. Analyses numerical data, verbal data and all other sources of information;
  2. Breaks information into component parts, patterns and relationships;
  3. Probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem;
  4. Makes rational judgements from the available information and analysis;
  5. Produces workable solutions to a range of problems;
  6. Demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be a part of a much
  7. larger system
  1. Rapidly learns new tasks and quickly commits information to memory;
  2. Gathers comprehensive information to support decision making;
  3. Demonstrates a rapid understanding of newly presented information;
  4. Encourages an organisational learning approach (i.e. learns from successes
  5. and failures and seeks staff and customer feedback);
  6. Manages knowledge (collects, catalogues, and disseminates knowledge of use
  7. to the organisation)
Planning and organising
  1. Sets clearly defined objectives;
  2. Plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible
  3. changing circumstances;
  4. Manages time effectively;
  5. Identifies and organises resources needed to accomplish tasks;
  6. Monitors performance against deadlines and milestones
Delivering results andmeeting customerexpectations
  1. Focuses on customer needs and satisfaction;
  2. Sets high standards for quality and quantity;
  3. Monitors and maintains quality and productivity;
  4. Works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way;
  5. Consistently achieves project goals

Achieving personal work goals and objectives
  1. Accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm;
  2. Works hard and puts in longer hours when it is necessary;
  3. Identifies development strategies needed to achieve career goals and makes
  4. use of developmental or training opportunities;
  5. Seeks progression to roles of increased responsibility and influence

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Market research, intelligence; Strategizing; Customer relations; Investment banking; Investment advise; Research planning
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)


Banking, microfinance, insuranceCompany size: 500-1000 people

GroFin is a pioneering development financier specialising in financing and supporting small and growing businesses (SGBs) across Africa and the Middle East by combining medium term loan capital and value-added business support. By generating employment, strengthening value chains and building markets, our investments bring about inclusive economic growth and improved living conditions in the low and middle income countries that we operate in. As a trusted partner with more than 30 international development finance institutions, development organisations and other private funders, GroFin has raised funding in excess of US$ 500M that it manages through ten funds and programs. We have invested in over 600 SMEs and sustained over 95,000 jobs across a wide spectrum of business activities within the 15 countries in Africa and Middle East that we operate in.