Description du poste
Bora Jobs is recruiting a Portfolio Officer for a major company
Our company is a development institution which supports businesses to innovate, create jobs, leverage investments and markets in an effort to create resilience and sustainable incomes in rural and marginalized communities in Africa. In the new 2018-2020 strategy, our goal is to “double our impact in half the time”. To achieve this, we will continue to focus on the agribusiness and renewable energy sectors, increase support to climate smart technologies, refine our challenge model, expand regional presence, deepen focus on gender, youth and employment by expanding our products and partnership approach to better meet our investees’ current needs; and ensure they rapidly scale and transition to external financing and sustainability thereby attaining our vision of ‘A Prosperous and Enterprising Rural Africa’
The Portfolio Officer will be responsible for providing broad-based technical support to the task of selecting, managing and monitoring the company portfolio of projects. To be successful, the selected candidates will require an in-depth knowledge of private sector financing as it relates to one or more of the following areas: agriculture, agribusiness, SME finance, rural financial services and communications systems, renewable energy and adaptations to combat climate change.
Specific roles and responsibilities will include:
Proposal Development, Review and Portfolio Growth:
Support (in certain cases lead) the development of portfolio management plans, in line with the overall company Limited operational and technical management strategy.
Managing potential grantees:
Guide applicants and portfolio companies on business planning and ongoing implementation of the company-funded projects including providing limited technical and management assistance
Participate in seeking projects with potentials to create/ stimulate transformational impact among participating target groups and inspire open source of ideas/ tools and best practices.
Assure quality of outcomes (with indicators, baseline and targets) and progress indicators developed by the potential grantees, in collaboration with the company M&E team.
Managing/ monitoring of existing grantees:
Coordinate review of grantees progress reports and feedback process.
Conduct project site visits on a periodic basis to ensure that: project implementation is on track; performance targets are being met; progress reporting is timely and accurate; and project funds are utilized in an appropriate and transparent manner.
Contribute to identification of grantees who require technical assistance and arrange to deliver services based on the company TA and Learning service delivery framework.
Work with Grants Officers to recover outstanding repayable grants as due from relevant grantees.
Ensure that paper and computer grant files are complete, accurate and current. Maintain statistical information regarding funding activity.
Ensure portfolio database is updated and secured.
Networking/ Linkages, relationship building and management
Contribute to the establishment of appropriate linkages with the relevant state/ government departments, donors, private sector bodies, potential project partners, and civil society.
Contribute to the wider learning agenda of The company Limited (in liaison with M&E team), to further the reputation and capability positioning of the Fund, have a wider systemic impact on the relevant market systems in Africa, and promote relevant advocacy efforts.
Financial Management and Reporting
Adhere to the financial, accounting and procurement policies, procedures and systems in liaison with the relevant Finance Officers.
Risk Management and Compliance
Ensure compliance to internal controls and risk management of the portfolio in accordance with the wider The company Limited risk management framework.
Profil du poste
Required qualifications and experience:
Relevant undergraduate degree from a reputable institution.
Masters qualification in Finance, Business, Economics, Development Studies, Agricultural Economics, or other relevant field of study.
5 years of experience in one or more of the following areas: finance, agriculture, agribusiness, SME finance, rural financial services and communications systems, renewable energy and adaptations to combat climate change.
Proven project management and implementation skills with the ability to work with a diverse group of clients.
A good understanding of rural and/or financial services markets in Africa.
An understanding of the operations of donors and international development organizations.
Excellent analytical and communication skills with the ability to prepare proposals, reports and concept papers to a high level of proficiency.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in cross-cultural teams.
Fluency in English and French is a requirement.
Dossiers de candidature
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities will be negotiated with the successful candidate If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role, please submit your application quoting the Job Title and Reference Number on your application letter, and attach a detailed CV, stating your current position, e-mail and telephone contacts.
To be considered, your application must be received by Wednesday 18th July 2018 addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org