Investment Associate job at True North Consult

True North Consult

Investment Associate job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 22 August 2022

Hiring Organization: True North Consult

Job Details:

Our Client is one of the leading Investment Advisory Firms within the country in providing advisory services related to finance, management consulting, operations engineering and data analytics to add value to actors in the private, public and development sector. Our Client works across the entire ‘Investment Value Chain’ from project preparation (research and planning), fund raising to project development and management for these actors.

Position Description
Job Location: Kampala-Uganda
Job Title: Investment Associate
Reports to: Investment Manager
Investment Analysts

Job Purpose
The Investment Associate will report to the Investment Manager. Accordingly, highly strategic and complex tasks will be carried out with support and guidance from the above individual. The associate role involves providing leadership to teams on assignments. The role has essential functions as detailed below:
Roles and Responsibilities
• Lead a team of 10 Investment Analysts.
• Conduct market research and build business cases to support strategic business initiatives, process improvement initiatives, or organizational transformation.
• Leverage innovative thinking, structured macro analyses and adaptive problem-solving skills to inform planning and data-driven advisory provided to clients in the public and 3rd sector with the objective of aiding future investment decisions of national and regional impact.
• Provide investment advice, tactics and recommendations. This should be using applicable methodologies of investment appraisal, valuation and portfolio management.
• Perform reviews of spreadsheets, data computing platforms and reports to ensure accuracy, consistency and clear communication of results.
• Provide on the job training to junior analysts as well as participate in the delivery of other technical trainings within the firm.
• Present findings and reports to clients and manage client and investor relationships
• Quantitative and Qualitative analysis of data with ability to identify and infer key highlights about historic or current performance to establish the indicative future performance of a sector/business.
• Term Sheet development and negotiation of the same
• Development of plans to support the progression of companies through the deal pipeline. This involves the creation and oversight of investment readiness activities such as review of training materials, provision of strategic advice and interaction of digital assessment and management platforms.
• Managing the fundraising process, i.e. from deal sourcing activities to grow the deal pipeline, matching of existing pipeline to investors and managing investor engagements through to deal closing
• Perform process mapping field visits to each of the selected enterprises.
• Monitor and analyse data collected from enterprises.
• Develop and review complex excel based financial models and use them to create and implement new modelling and forecasting strategies.
• Adaptively write reports communicating key insights, performance, and other key trends for a variety of clients/audiences.
• Support business owners during strategic discussions and recommendations for process improvements with the objective of improving business profitability.
• Organise and facilitate coaching meetings, to show detailed outcomes, and strategies to be recommended.
• Document reports that demonstrate progress and key performance milestones related to the coaching of all the enterprises, improvement in business management, reporting of expected results, and the number of beneficiaries reached.
• Project management support on current investment and business advisory projects.

Skills, Abilities and Competencies
• Openness to learning the automation process of data analysis and related development of back-end technology for the same
• Strong report writing skills that are adaptable for a variety of audiences. Evidence of these skills are an added advantage.
• Interest in data analytics, business strategy, and investment research.
• Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and/or SQL.
• Strong, pro-active communication skills.
• Displays a high level of energy and personal commitment to teamwork.
• Able to take on tasks outside of academic specialties.
• Strong analytic and quantitative skills.
• Passionate about solving problems, creating impact, and thinking innovatively and creatively to deliver value in their work

Person Specification
Education & Training
• Graduate with a second-class degree and above in Engineering, Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Computer Science, Actuarial Science, Economics,
• Commerce and Mathematical Sciences. MBA or related Master’s level qualification would be highly considered for the associate position.

• Relevant working experience in providing investment or consulting services to businesses.


Application procedure

To apply please e-mail your CV and cover letter to and copy before 22nd August 2022.

Date Posted: 2022-08-18