The Role of the Deputy Managing Director The DMD will support the MD in managing the Gambia Angel Investors Network (GAIN). The DMD will work under the direct authority & supervision of the MD, and in close cooperation with the GAIN Angels, Board, and other funding & operational partners, in particular GIEPA, GCCI, ITC, and YEP. The DMD will work in the Gambia with possible travels to other countries. The DMD will undertake the following duties:
1) Business Strategy Development
Contribute to implement and improve GAIN’s sustainable business model.
Collaborate to position the network as a thought leader in angel investing in the Gambia. 2 Collaborate with regional and continental angel investor groups in collaborative schemes and programming.
2) General Business Operations Support the governance and operations of GAIN by managing financial, operational, legal and governance processes under the direction and supervision of the Managing Director.
Manage and coordinate GAIN financial, administrative and governance (board reporting, legal reporting, etc.) processes under the supervision of the MD.
Support in reporting and coordinating the different activities with GAIN founding partners, and new partners gained over the course of GAIN’s operations.
3) Investment Management
Managing the strategy to generate a healthy pipeline of high-quality investments.
Execute the investment screening process.
Execute the due diligence process.
Refine and execute the investment pipeline management process.
Refine and execute the portfolio management process.
Manage the process for investment reporting.
Manage the implementation of consistent communication to existing and prospective investors, entrepreneurs, and ecosystem partners.
Collaborate in the set-up of a co-investment facility.
4) Member/Sponsor Acquisition and Retention
Support the GAIN MD with the relationship management and engagements with GAIN members.
Support GAIN member and sponsorship acquisition strategies.
Manage the implementation of consistent communication to prospective investors, entrepreneurs, and community partners.
5) Events and Investor/Investment Relations
Organize and facilitate member and entrepreneur meetings and events.
Communicate with investor members and portfolio investment companies. Skills
Be confident and poised, and able to interact effectively with senior-level executives.
Good experience in social media management and marketing.
Be highly motivated and well organized, and possess excellent communication, presentation, and analytical skills.
Be results and deadline driven. The candidate will have a proven talent for writing reports, preparing PowerPoint presentations, interpersonal relations, and communications.
Be conversant with company governance, administrative, and financial operations.
Possess the ability to listen, assess and identify resources needed. 3 Education
Undergraduate degree (BA/BSC or other).
University Degree in Finance, Business, Economics, or any other relevant areas. Experience
At least 3 years of relevant experience in consulting, investment and/or business management.
Good experience analysing business plans and conducting due diligence on SMEs.
Good knowledge of issues related to youth entrepreneurship and SMEs in general.
Have previous investment experience strongly preferred.
Have experience as an angel/venture investor or working with an angel/venture investment group strongly preferred.
Preferably with management consulting, investment, or accounting experience.
Preferably, have schedule flexibility to attend night and early morning events.
Have flexibility to travel locally and internationally.
Excellent command of English.
Application Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email on or before October 23rd, 2020. The required application documents are a cover letter and supporting Curriculum Vitae. Please submit all applications via email to all the following email addresses: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com