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  • Posted: Nov 29, 2022
    Deadline: Dec 2, 2022
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  • Welcome2Africa International is a private sector development company headquartered in London, United Kingdom Founded in 2012 with the vision to redefine the image of Africa, Welcome2Africa specialises in catalysing investment interest in the continent, with a current focus on agribusiness. The private sector has long been acknowledged as the engine of econo...
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    Investment and Trade Expert

    Job Description

    • Investment and Trade Manager will be responsible for all Welcome2Africa International’s (W2A) efforts to facilitate trade and investment into and across Nigeria.
    • As such this manager will oversee the design, implementation and commercialization of our programs, research endeavors, and investment / trade facilitation.
    • The Investment and Trade Manager will manage stakeholder relationships and work to facilitate trade and investments.
    • In addition to this further develop our investor database whilst increase successful engagements between our investors and our investees.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities
    Investments and Trade:

    • Facilitate partnership with investors, foreign government agencies, donor organizations, private firms, international organizations and other service providers interested in trade and investment in Africa–Most especially Nigeria.
    • Serve as the key point of contact for the investment community-manage the investor relations portion of the website, develop a robust investor relations strategy & framework and boost investor confidence in the company’s vision for delivering shareholder value.
    • Serve as the key point of contact for the investment community-manage the investor relations portion of the website, develop a robust investor relations strategy & framework and boost investor confidence in the company’s visionfor delivering shareholder value
    • Take responsibility of all aspects of the deal process - Lead duediligence, manage advisors, conduct site visits and expert interviews, assess market opportunity, sensitize financial forecasts and portfolio diversification
    • Develop and execute strategy for outreach, attracting and onboarding qualified start-ups
    • Designing & managing Incubation and Acceleration programs as well as manage portfolio
    • Facilitate trade and investments
    • Provide high-quality coaching and advisory support to entrepreneurs

    Research:

    • To oversee and develop Welcome2Africa International’s research endeavors in line with company objectives
    • Identifying & developing potential research & enterprise income sources, promoting these opportunities to relevant colleagues, supporting staffin preparing grant and commercial applications, managing the application / tendering / contracting process and providing post-award support
    • Develop and kickoff Agri-entry program
    • Develop business plan for the research department
    • Participating in research activities such as analysing economic trends, industry developments, and company performance

    Programs:

    • Oversee development of local and foreign investment programs 
    • Development of programs and project inline with Welcome2Africainternational goal and objectives especially with respect to profitability and revenue
    • Managing client relationships (KPI alignment, deliverable validation, feedback,etc.)
    • Identify areas of improvement of all programs and share best practices.
    • Track, monitor, and evaluate all program metrics and achieve milestone completion.
    • Ensure that all programs are on track inline with the budget and timeline perspectives.
    • Serving as a liaison between the organization and external investment managers
    • Tracking, monitoring and evaluation of program metrics and milestone completion
    • Ensuring that all program stays on track from a budget and timeline perspective

    General:

    • Work hand in hand with the CEO to develop plans for Welcome2Africa International.
    • Ensure Welcome2Africa International meets the forecasted profit outlined and agreed by the CEO and Board.
    • Evaluating the performance of the organization’s current assets and identifying areas that could be improved
    • Write grant proposals and research partnership opportunities, Engage stake holders during Programs.
    • General project management and trade facilitation efforts required
    • Any other tasks assigned by my supervisor.

    Job Specification
    Qualification:

    • Candidates should possess a B.Sc / HND qualification in Business Administration / Management, Accounting, Finance, Marketing or any other relevant discipline from a reputable institution.
    • An MBA or Master's Degree in any business related discipline is an added advantage
    • Ability to manage people effectively and efficiently

    Professional Qualification:

    • Any relevant professional certifications from a reputable professional institution

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years postgraduation experience in Investment banking or management, Impact investment.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: hr@welcome2africaint.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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