Portfolio Manager for an Investment Company in Mombasa, Kenya

Our client, an international investment company in Kenya is looking for a driven Portfolio Manager for their offices in Mombasa. The portfolio manager will be building up the portfolio of start-ups invested in, grow the start-ups together with the founders, enhance and manage the portfolio, and thereby contributing to creating jobs and creating sustainable businesses in East-Africa. Our client invests both cash and sweat equity in early-stage tech start-ups and are sincerely engaged in sustainable business development.  They are well established in Mombasa and have a great network of highly esteemed partners such as IBM Kenya and Safaricom.  Successful candidates need to have a genuine interest in impact investments, start-ups, and with a proven track record in building a profitable investment portfolio.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the investment portfolio
  • Optimize and grow the start-ups and the overall portfolio
  • Assess and select start-ups to invest in
  • Evaluate the performance of the portfolio companies
  • Mentor and guide the portfolio companies
  • Follow and assess market conditions and domestic and global developments
  • Keep up with relevant investment news
  • Raise capital and attract co-investors
  • Mentor and guide the portfolio companies from an investor perspective, and evaluate their performance
  • Ensure compliance with investor disclosures, privacy laws, anti-money laundering requirements and anti-fraud measures
  • Participate in sales meetings and contract negotiations together with the start-ups, and coach the start-ups on the same
  • Together with the Incubation Manager, attract mentors and manage the mentorship program
  • Participate in strategy development and start-ups


  • Master’s degree in MBA, Finance, Sales and Marketing or similar
  • 5-10 years of relevant working experience in a similar role
  • Experience as a leader with defined results responsibility and HR responsibility
  • Proven track record in growing investments portfolio with a good return on investment
  • Experience in business development, sales, marketing, and negotiations
  • Preferably knowledge of the tech start-up sector and international business
  • Outstanding communication ability (written and oral)
  • Pro-active, Systematic and Solution oriented
  • Familiar with the Sustainable Development Goals and Impact investments

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  • Education:Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Job Type:Permanent.
  • Location:Mombasa, Kenya.
  • Career Level:Upper Mid-Level.
  • Salary:Ksh. 200,000 – 300,000 (Approx. 2000 – 3000 USD) gross depending on experience.
  • Deadline:15th August 2019.