Jobs – Women Entrepreneurs Initiative at Mango Fund

Job Title: Partner – Women Entrepreneurs Initiative
Established in May 2011, the Mango Fund functions as a nonprofit impact investment fund or a venture philanthropy fund. The fund aims to support the economic development of East Africa by promoting the growth of small and medium sized businesses that leverage technology to perform value addition in their base country.
Project Background:
Mango Fund’s Women Entrepreneurs Initiative is to equip growth-oriented women entrepreneurs with the financing they need to expand their businesses. The initiative will focus on investing in women entrepreneurs in East Africa who are the leaders of their businesses or who own 50% or more of their businesses. The fund will require these women to be the primary focal point of contact with the Mango Fund.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Senior Leadership – Help set overall strategy and manage operation in East Africa
  • Responsible for networking/Partnership Development – Form relationships and partnerships with organizations that focus on women entrepreneurs
  • Deal Sourcing – Identify women entrepreneurs appropriate for investment
  • Due Diligence – Evaluate potential investments and develop investment proposals
  • Portfolio Management –Monitor entrepreneurs’ progress and hold them accountable to their commitments; Work with the rest of the Mango team to manage internal administration of the portfolio.
  • Consulting/Technical Assistance – Support entrepreneurs to help ensure their success; Systems development, financial management, strategy consulting, etc.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should ideally hold an MBA or otherwise related graduate degree
  • At least four to six years’ experience in a related field, 2 of which in East Africa or very similar context
  • Demonstrated leadership and initiative
  • Exhibit passion to serve women entrepreneurs in East Africa
  • Skill set appropriate for investment fund management and small business consulting in East Africa, including strong analytical and critical reasoning skills.
  • Willingness to commit three years to living and working in Kampala, Uganda
How to apply for the job:
All interested candidates are encouraged to please send the following as a single PDF document to cover letter, CV, and a work sample that demonstrates your capability as related to this role. Please title the PDF document “Application – Partner, Women Entrepreneurs Initiative – [Last name of applicant].”
Deadline: 30th June, 2014
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