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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

December 8, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

As an Innovation hub based in Kampala, Uganda - We help new and upcoming African entrepreneurs interested in using technology to build high growth companies with co-working space, business incubation and technical training programs.

Through our partnerships, we help them raise money for their ventures and access markets. We also work with students, developers, researchers and organizations to build inclusive communities that entrepreneurs can tap into for talent and collaboration.

Job Title

Investment Analyst job at Outbox Uganda

Job Description

At Outbox, we assemble the infrastructure, people, knowledge, and capital that supports entrepreneurs through the growth of inclusive communities that foster talent and create value where we operate. We take a deliberate approach to how we support Small and Growing Businesses, by differentiating our programs based on their unique needs, walking the lonely entrepreneurship journey with them, and capturing our learnings for the benefit of the next entrepreneur we might meet.

We have the best learning communities in the startup ecosystem in Uganda and utilize that competency to distribute our expertise beyond our walls. We strongly believe in the potential of technology to provide an unfair advantage to any business when used for good, and as such, focus on supporting digital entrepreneurs first.

Over the last eight (8) years, we have brought together the best people, companies, development partners, Government, and knowledge (best practice) for our entrepreneurs to succeed – which is why we believe we are best placed to guide our ecosystem forward. Various partners have trusted us to lead our ecosystem and enabled us to continue our work of ensuring that every young person in Uganda has an opportunity to have dignified work.

We are looking for an experienced Investment Analyst to undertake financial research and report on prospective investment avenues. The successful candidate will study how an investment is likely to perform and how sustainable it is. You will participate in our sound portfolio-management strategy by providing the necessary data for our decision-making process.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform financial due diligence and analysis on prospective projects, and businesses and recommend an investment decision.

  • Carry out initial screening of businesses in the existing pipeline and support on developing the pipeline on an ongoing basis.

  • Supporting the various businesses/start-ups in making investment decisions/transaction support such as investment options to take (debt, equity, quasi, etc), reviewing their term sheets.

  • Carry out market assessments and ongoing market analysis i.e macroeconomic, regulatory and operational assessments.

  • Support in the design of programs to increase access to credit and financing for the businesses in our portfolio.

  • Develop an investment policy aligned with the company strategy and investment criteria for evaluating prospective projects.

  • Creating financial models that enhance the return on investment of projects and financial planning.

  • Develop detailed financial models and projections for start-ups/businesses to enable and support investment decision-making.

  • Track and manage a pipeline of new potential investments. i.e assisting in identifying qualified investors and managing numerous investor relationships.

  • Prepare financial documents for presentation to potential and current investors on specific investments.

  • Analyzing company accounts and financial projections and advising the company on how to best position its investments.

  • Ensuring that all investment compliance regulations are met.

  • Examine and assess economic and market trends, earnings prospects, financial statements, and various other indicators and factors to determine suitable investment strategies.

  • Compile advisory reports and make informed recommendations on new investment opportunities and funds that could enhance or diversify portfolios.

  • Develop complex financial models.

  • Any other duties as may be assigned by your Supervisor.

Qualifications and Competencies

Required Qualifications

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in finance or any business-related course. A Master’s degree in Economics, Business, or Finance is an added advantage.

  • A certification in finance is an added advantage.

  • Experience in areas of non-collateral lending, SME finance, and value chain finance.

  • At least two years experience in top-tier banking, consulting, private equity, or similar.

  • Should possess business planning skills including financial modeling and budgeting.

  • Must demonstrate skills in communication, negotiation, and presentation.

  • Strong numerical skills.

  • Strong analytical mind with a keen sense of mathematical patterns and correlations.

  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.

  • Good IT literacy, i.e. MS. Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel.

  • Great attention to detail.

  • This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.


How to Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to people@outbox.co.ug indicating "Investment Analyst" in the subject line.

The deadline to submit is 8th December 2023

Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis and only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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