Job Vacancy – Investor Relations Senior Associate

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November 29, 2017 | 1 Comment

Duma works is recruiting a Senior Investor Relations Associate for one of our clients in Uganda. The hiring company is a reputable organization in East Africa that trains, support and invest in startups and entrepreneurs.

About the Role

This role will be focused on ;-

  • Continuously growing and managing our network of investors and donors.
  • Growing the network through identifying, researching, recruiting investors, donor prospects and providing recommendations on prospect recruitment strategy.
  • Managing the network through, strengthening and managing the relationships of our network which includes back end administrative work to populate, organise and maintain the investor and donor CRM and other information systems. This also requires compiling regular reports and providing recommendations on the network engagement strategy.

This role works closely with the VP of Finance and Administration.

Key Responsibilities

1. Prospecting and Recruitment: Lead on proactive investor and donor prospect research to determine their investment criteria and philanthropic interests and prepare profiles that include recommended engagement plans

2. Relationship Management: Manage and strengthen relationships with the network, Populate, organize, and maintain the investor and donor CRM and other information systems and compile regular reports
3. Network Administration: Prepare materials and dossiers for investor and donor calls and meetings for entrepreneurs and the CEO
4. Connections: Work with the Senior Associate-Investment Support to facilitate investor and donor introductions and recommendations to entrepreneurs
5. Knowledge Database: Have an in depth understanding of our investor and donor interests making sure it’s well documented and ensure that they have access to our pipeline of companies.
6. Engagement: Design & execute investor networking events and newsletters
7. Doing whatever it takes to give an advantage to ventures; We are a small entrepreneurial team that steps up when there is work to be done. At times, you’ll be expected to work outside of just your role to contribute to our team’s overall efforts.


Skills  and Capabilities

● Great networking skills and have some experience working with investors and donors. You are in your connecting with new people and building strong and lasting relationships.
● Experience of effective relationship management practices, a bonus if you’ve done this for fundraising success
● Demonstrate ability to analyze and synthesize data from a wide variety of sources, and present the resulting information in a clear and concise way..
● Demonstrate proficiency in the methods of information acquisition, including use of online sources and print directories .
● Show initiative in identifying new sources of information, as they become necessary and/or available.
● You are willing to tackle projects without much guidance/structure. You are an excellent self-starter. While we have some structure, you will also be called upon to build on it. You can show us how you have stepped into ambiguous and disorganized situations and brought structure.
● You believe that we > I (a hat tip to Skill share for sharing this great value with us). We believe in finding ways to expand the pie. Everyone therefore gets a larger slice rather than trying to claim as much value as possible. Thus, we believe in pathological collaboration and that this journey is about all of us.
● Most importantly, you believe in the power of entrepreneurship to solving some of the greatest challenges that we face and will jump for an opportunity to play a small part in a grand journey as we seek to make our world a much better place.

Education/Work Experience

● A Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or related field preferred

● 3 – 5 years years of relevant work experience, a fundraising position or similar role (sales, business development, etc.)
● You have worked for a startup or in a startup environment, and/or have worked in supporting startups to grow. You are willing to work beyond the job description, wear many hats, and roll with constant change.

Core Values

We are a values-driven organization, and we love to work with people that share these values:
● Treat everyone like the Messiah
● Be militantly transparent
● Lean into fear
● Experiment boldly
● Do what works
● Get shit done
● Remember to dance


Send your Cover Letter and detailed CV to [email protected] marking the subject as “3109”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 3109 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: Friday, 1 December 2017


* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we will not be able to move forward with you application.

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