Thursday, October 25, 2007

Job: Fund Manager for the Makeda Fund

She is a busy lady:

The Makeda Fund founded by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is seeking applications from qualified individuals interested in taking up a fund manager role. This Fund will be a $50 million equity investment fund. The Fund will focus on making investments of $1-5 million in SMEs that are women-owned or led.The fund sponsors are seeking a proven leader around whom to develop a small professional team to be based in Nigeria. See position details below. Expressions of interest should be sent to Emeka Okafor at [email protected]

Makeda Fund Director

Job Description

Job Description: Responsible for full-time management of the Makeda Fund
in Lagos, Nigeria, a $50 million equity investment fund. The Fund will
focus on making investments of $1-5 million in SMEs that are women-owned
or led.

Specific Job Responsibilities

· Sourcing, analyzing, negotiating and closing SME investments in
women-owned or led

companies for Makeda Fund;

· Identifying new investment opportunities, performing financial and
other appropriate due diligence, designing deal structures for potential
investees, preparing term sheets, investment memos, investment committee
meetings for Makeda Fund;

· Monitoring investments, including collecting and analyzing investee
financial and non-financial information;

· Preparing and submitting reports on financial/non-financial
information and activities of portfolio companies and Makeda Fund on a timely basis;

· Providing appropriate added-value services to Makeda Fund portfolio
companies, including providing portfolio companies with international
market information, assistance with operations, marketing, sales,
accounting and financial analysis, and access to international
consultants with sector expertise;

· Coordinating and participating in board meetings of portfolio companies and Makeda Fund;

· Hiring, training, and supervising other Makeda staff, as appropriate, to accomplish the fund mission and objectives;

· Working with other Makeda staff, as well as the staff of the management company to source, evaluate, close, monitor and exit Makeda Fund deals,

· Preparing a detailed annual budget for Makeda Fund;

· Assessing the social and economic development impact of the Fund's investments;

· Other duties that are consistent with the general job description noted above.

Job Qualifications

· Masters in Business Administration degree or equivalent;

· Several years successful private equity/direct investment experience;

· Demonstrated experience or interest in Nigeria and West Africa;

· Computer proficiency, including financial modeling;

· Fluency in English and other demonstrated oral and written language skills;

· Hands-on experience with SMEs is highly desired;

· Commitment to values of excellence, teamwork, transparency, integrity, leadership and respect.


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