Fellow Career Job at The Mango Fund

Job Title: Fellow
Organisation: The Mango Fund
About Mango Fund:
The Mango Fund is a non-profit impact investment fund or venture philanthropy fund. It was founded in May 2011. The Mango Fund seeks to maximize in country returns for the fund and provide positive social impact for the people of East Africa. The ultimate goal of the Fund is to create a sustainable in-country business model.
Job Summary:  The Mango Fund is looking for a Fellow. S/he will help to shape and actively participate in activities adopted by Mango to serve its markets.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Lead generation: Critical to the success of the fund is the development of a strong pipeline of potential investments. Seeks out and participate in forming partnerships with other service organizations and/or individuals with access to qualified leads, as well as coming up with other creative ways to find investment opportunities;
Due diligence: Once a lead is identified, understand whether it is an appropriate fit for Mango and worthy of investment;
Investment vehicles: Develop vehicles that meet the needs of the investment, provide proper incentives for payment to Mango, and ensure an adequate ROI for the fund; Participate in both the investment process as well as researching other approaches to achieve both Mango and the entrepreneur’s objectives;
Consulting services: Provide consulting to entrepreneurs on technical and business strategy;
Administration: Help to create and shape quality, efficient systems for both administration and finance;
Operations: Help with a variety of operations, legal, marketing, accounting, and administrative activities to assist in the development of the organization.
Qualification, Skills & Experience:
  • Graduation from undergraduate studies including demonstration of solid performance (include GPA and test scores on your resume);
  • Professionals with 2 to 5 years of work experience, and a demonstrated commitment for international development;
  • Strong work experience: Examples include a demanding professional work experience or successful entrepreneurial experience;
  • Candidates from a variety of backgrounds are welcome to apply. Some specific backgrounds of interest are: management consulting, finance, accounting, and entrepreneurship;
  • Ability to share experiences at work and outside of professional work;
  • Eagerness to be a part of a groundbreaking start-up;
  • Willingness to commit to living in East Africa for the entirety of the 12 month fellowship;
  • Language: English required, French desired.
How to Apply:Interested candidates can send their resume and cover letter as a single PDF document to employment@mangofund.org
Contact:
Sam Wheatley
sam.wheatley@mangofund.org
Deadline: 30th  April 2013

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