At RENEW, we see opportunities in Africa where others too often only notice the problems. We invest rather than provide handouts, by finding promising businesses, connecting them to investors around the world and growing them into world-class companies. We do this because we believe that many growing businesses together create the engine that lifts entire nations out of poverty. Our vision is to become the best middle market investment firm in Africa and investing in 20 countries across the continent, and we’re looking for people that get excited about our values and vision to join our team.
Since 2012, we have been pioneering an innovative blended-finance model that partners with the development community and focuses on investing in high-potential small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Africa. This blended model allows us to invest in smaller deals that are often overlooked by larger investors but are too big for microfinance. We then help these companies build disciplined, gender-smart management systems and teams and grow them into market leaders. As a result of our investment work in Ethiopia, we have become one of the most active SME investment firms in East Africa, and the Impact Angel Network or IAN (our network of angel investors) has grown to become the largest North American-based angel network dedicated to investing in SMEs in Africa.
We are inviting passionate and qualified candidates to apply to join our team as Project Manager in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The role will support our Portfolio Growth team, reporting directly to the Group COO, and be responsible for a wide range of projects.
In candidates, we look for those who align with our values: loyalty, integrity, trustworthiness, commitment and a trailblazing attitude. We welcome challenges and face them head-on each and every day! What we do is not easy, but it is rewarding and forces us to grow. As such, we hire individuals who are committed to their work, take pride in what they do and are relentless in advancing projects forward in a systematic manner. Additionally, the people that flourish at RENEW are mission-driven; they see the big picture and the long-term result of their work and sincerely wish to make a lasting economic impact on the continent of Africa. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply.
Build and maintain relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders of RENEW
Support and execute on projects related to portfolio companies’ growth plans and logistics
Develop strategies with portfolio companies and the Group COO for achievement of performance targets and support implementation of these strategies
Contribute to the provision of business consulting to portfolio companies, specifically in the areas of operations, admin and data analysis
Handle necessary administrative tasks
Create and improve portfolio growth systems and tools
Take on a wide variety of ad hoc tasks and projects as needed, and support the Group COO
Bachelor’s degree in business or equivalent
2-5 years of professional experience with a demonstrated track record of performance
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Project management designation is a plus
Excellent communication skills in English, both verbally and written
Excellent interpersonal skills – able to interact with multiple cultures (Expats and Locals)
Very strong reporting skills – analytical and good with numbers, using Excel, gathering data and presenting information
Gritty attitude and eager to contribute to the team’s success as a whole
All candidates will be tested as part of the interview process. References will be required.
Location and Travel Opportunities:
The position is based out of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with occasional local, regional and international travel.
We invite you to learn more about RENEW by visiting our website www.renewstrategies.com and viewing the following videos.
RENEW’s Portfolio: Our Portfolio
An Introduction to the IAN: How the Impact Angel Network Makes Investments in Africa
How to Apply
RENEW invites qualified applicants to 1) submit their CV, along with 2) a cover letter describing their qualifications related to the requirements for this position, their salary history and expectations and the reasons for applying, to email@example.com. Applicants should include their undergraduate, graduate GPAs in their CVs, and their favorite book.