Call for National Consultants – Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Builders in Africa

Adam Smith Europe
  • Location
    Flexible, Kenya
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Jun-15-2021
  • Posted
    May 31

Position description

Adam Smith Europe is running the Boost Africa Technical Assistance Facility, a five-year programme, financed by the European Investment Bank.

Boost Africa TAF seeks to strengthen the core professional and operational skills, networks, and scalability of African venture capital funds and their investee enterprises. Our value proposition to upskill the management teams and stimulate the growth of the beneficiary companies consists of access to core skills training, one-to-one mentoring, and bespoke support.

Background

Our team will design 6-monthly TA cycles to boost the businesses. The first implementation phase begins in July 2021.

To prepare for this next phase, we are conducting a general call for consultants with relevant profiles interested in short-term consultancy assignments to support the funds and the investee companies

Requirements

  • Track record of supporting either venture capital funds or start-ups in Africa

  • We prioritise consultants based in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in East and West Africa.

  • Proven experience facilitating workshops, mentoring or delivering training sessions to SMEs/start-ups

  • Specific knowledge of, at least, one of the following areas:

o Accounting, administration and finance

o Corporate law

o Taxation

o Talent Management

o Capital raising

o Mergers & acquisitions

o LP engagement

o Pipeline generation, due diligence, and deal structure

o Financial modelling

o ESG & Impact measurement

o Post investment and exits

o Application development (Coding/programming)

o Digital marketing and customer acquisition

 

Application instructions

If you fulfil the criteria and want to be part of our selected group of consultants, please email your CV in EU format, fill in the skills matrix, and inform your daily remuneration rate in Euro.

We will review CVs on an ongoing basis until June 15.

ASI is committed to continually improving the diversity of our workforce through the attraction, retention and development of a diverse range of talented people. We want people to be comfortable bringing their whole self to work and recognise that inclusion brings further opportunities for innovation and creativity.

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