Head of Acceleration and Investments Job Vacancy – Yunus Social Business (YSB)

Organisation: Yunus
Social Business (YSB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Managing
About YSB:
Yunus Social Business (YSB) is social business accelerator, focusing on
incubating and financing social businesses globally. A social business is a new
kind of company that combines the strengths of both the social development and
the business world. It is created with the sole purpose to solve a social
problem like NGOs but to do so in a financially sustainable way like
businesses. YSB was co-founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus, founder
of the microfinance organization Grameen Bank, as well as a variety of social
businesses in Bangladesh and worldwide. A social business ourselves, we report
directly to Professor Yunus, and we are part of the Grameen network of over 40
social businesses and more than 50,000 employees. Our main office is in
Frankfurt, Germany and we have an on-the-ground presence through our local
country teams in Albania, Haiti, Brazil, Colombia, Tunisia, India, and Uganda.
Key Duties and
  • Structuring and implementing the social
    business investment process, suggesting continuous Improvements in the
    • Search, selection and
      acceleration process
    • Due diligence and investment
      process (including preparation of Review and Investment committees)
    • Monitoring & support of
      the social businesses in the investment portfolio
  • Working in liaison with Social Business
    Consultants, maintaining relations with investees in the portfolio, in
    particular ensuring that
    • Monthly, quarterly and annual
      reporting is performed
    • Adequate support is given to
      each Social Business
    • If there are any issues (lack
      of reporting, underperformance, mission drift), they are escalated
  • Actively contributing to building and
    maintaining relation with external parties involved in the support of the
    entrepreneurs (coaches, mentors, lawyers, auditors and accountants)
  • Build-up, structure and manage set-up of
    joint venture initiatives and projects in Uganda with multinational companies
    in close cooperation with Executive Director and counter-part at YSB
    Global Initiatives and subsequent managing of consultant team working on
    joint venture projects
  • Supporting fund raising activities on a
    local level, such as drafting of investor proposals, supporting Executive
    Director in negotiation of investment proposals, as well as supporting on
    investment reporting
  • Managing and mentoring the Social Business
  • Work in liaison with the Program Director
    (based in Frankfurt) on any overall project topics
  • Close collaboration with the Social
    Business Fund manager (based in Frankfurt) on Fund related topics
  • Perform any other activities dealing with
    the day-to-day or long-term business continuity and serving the purpose of
    advancing the Yunus Social Business Uganda
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The candidate should hold a Master’s
    degree and 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience
  • Strategy consulting experience with SMEs
    is valued
  • Investment Banking, Private Equity, Venture
  • Past Project Management experience in the
    private sector
  • Numeracy, critical thinking,
    evidence-based analysis, efficiency and thoroughness, demonstrated by
    excellent academic qualifications;
  • Possess the ability to work independently
    in a fast-pace loosely structured environment
  • Ability to adapt quickly as things change
  • Comfortable working with an
    entrepreneurial and international team
  • Excellent diplomacy, negotiating skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • An excellent understanding of social
    business and how this is related to other concepts, e.g. social
    innovation, social entrepreneurship, inclusive business, impact investing;
  • Computer literacy i.e. familiarity and
    comfort with Microsoft Office and Google Apps
  • Willingness to travel outside of Kampala,
    including to rural areas
  • Fluency in written and oral English is a
How to Apply: 
If you are interested in this career position, please submit a CV and
cover letter, in English, by email, to the following email address: eriab.kiiza@yunussb.com,
with subject line “Head of Acceleration and Investments.”
Deadline: 8th
December, 2014.

For More Ugandan Jobs, Please
Visit http://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *