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  • Posted: Sep 6, 2021
    Deadline: Sep 17, 2021
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  • VP serves as a community and launchpad for technology innovators solving some of the most challenging problems on the African continent. It is a carefully curated hub where tech-enthusiasts, freelancers, start-up entrepreneurs, and professionals on the go, who share common attitudes, interests, and goals, can meet, network and create. We work closely with ...
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    Head Portfolio Support

    We are scaling our work of partnering early with bold founders building transformative startups across Africa, and to enable this mission; we are looking for a rockstar, who will be primarily responsible for leading VP’s post Investment activities which include; monitoring and evaluation; providing support; curating value-adding tools and partnership for the portfolio; acting as the primary point of contact, and unlocking network value across VP.

    We are scaling our work of partnering early with bold founders building transformative startups across Africa, and to enable this mission; we are looking for a rockstar, who will be primarily responsible for leading VP’s post Investment activities which include; monitoring and evaluation; providing support; curating value-adding tools and partnership for the portfolio; acting as the primary point of contact, and unlocking network value across VP.

    We will rely on you for/to:

    • Post Investment support- consistently evaluate portfolio company performance and needs to determine how best VP can help plug gaps, provide value-add, and leverage our network to support the growth of our startups.

    • Preempt incoming challenges and intervene - Monitor trends, market changes, and regulatory sentiments and triage companies to quickly determine needs and strategic choices.

    • Community building - Support the building of the portfolio founder community to unlock value and improve collaboration.

    • Secure critical partnerships & linkages - Source, onboard, introduce and manage key relationships to support the growth of the Fund’s portfolio companies with corporates and various other service providers.

    • Build capacity and tools to support founders in critical areas - Key areas including; hiring, expansion, growth, and regulatory issues.

    • Internal Reporting - Receive and review portfolio company reporting, provide timely constructive feedback, and maintain portfolio company dashboards that enable internal M&E.

    • Serve as a clearinghouse - Manage the interaction of startups with various VP resources, including team members, mentors, and venture partners.

    WORK WITH GREAT PEOPLE

    SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

    This role could be perfect for you if you are/have:

    • A vast network of relationships in the corporate, startup, and regulatory ecosystems across Africa

    • You have broad experience working in management levels at a startup.

    • You have exceptional analytical, organizational, and communication skills and can handle sensitive information confidentially.

    • You have an extraordinary ability to perform a wide variety of tasks and the ability to change focus quickly as demands change.

    • You enjoy a fast-paced work environment.

    Candidate Locations:

    Anywhere, but we are biased toward candidates who are located in Lagos, Abuja, Accra, Cairo and Nairobi.

    The role also requires some level of local and international Travel.

    Other conditions:
    Your application cover letter should be no more than a page (A4), describing what you think about our work and why you are the best person to join us in this role.

    Method of Application

    This job has expired. Application is no longer allowed

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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