The Role of the Deputy Managing Director The DMD will support the MD in managing the Gambia Angel Investors Network (GAIN). The DMD will work under the direct authority & supervision of the MD, and in close cooperation with the GAIN Angels, Board, and other funding & operational partners, in particular GIEPA, GCCI, ITC, and YEP. The DMD will work in the Gambia with possible travels to other countries. The DMD will undertake the following duties: 

1) Business Strategy Development

  Contribute to implement and improve GAIN’s sustainable business model. 

 Collaborate to position the network as a thought leader in angel investing in the Gambia.  2  Collaborate with regional and continental angel investor groups in collaborative schemes and programming. 

2) General Business Operations  Support the governance and operations of GAIN by managing financial, operational, legal and governance processes under the direction and supervision of the Managing Director.

  Manage and coordinate GAIN financial, administrative and governance (board reporting, legal reporting, etc.) processes under the supervision of the MD.

  Support in reporting and coordinating the different activities with GAIN founding partners, and new partners gained over the course of GAIN’s operations. 

3) Investment Management

  Managing the strategy to generate a healthy pipeline of high-quality investments. 

 Execute the investment screening process.

  Execute the due diligence process.

  Refine and execute the investment pipeline management process.

  Refine and execute the portfolio management process. 

 Manage the process for investment reporting.

  Manage the implementation of consistent communication to existing and prospective investors, entrepreneurs, and ecosystem partners.

  Collaborate in the set-up of a co-investment facility.

 4) Member/Sponsor Acquisition and Retention

  Support the GAIN MD with the relationship management and engagements with GAIN members.

  Support GAIN member and sponsorship acquisition strategies. 

 Manage the implementation of consistent communication to prospective investors, entrepreneurs, and community partners. 

5) Events and Investor/Investment Relations 

 Organize and facilitate member and entrepreneur meetings and events. 

 Communicate with investor members and portfolio investment companies. Skills

  Be confident and poised, and able to interact effectively with senior-level executives. 

 Good experience in social media management and marketing. 

 Be highly motivated and well organized, and possess excellent communication, presentation, and analytical skills. 

 Be results and deadline driven. The candidate will have a proven talent for writing reports, preparing PowerPoint presentations, interpersonal relations, and communications. 

 Be conversant with company governance, administrative, and financial operations.

  Possess the ability to listen, assess and identify resources needed.  3 Education

  Undergraduate degree (BA/BSC or other).

  University Degree in Finance, Business, Economics, or any other relevant areas. Experience 

 At least 3 years of relevant experience in consulting, investment and/or business management.

  Good experience analysing business plans and conducting due diligence on SMEs.

  Good knowledge of issues related to youth entrepreneurship and SMEs in general. 

 Have previous investment experience strongly preferred. 

 Have experience as an angel/venture investor or working with an angel/venture investment group strongly preferred.

  Preferably with management consulting, investment, or accounting experience.

  Preferably, have schedule flexibility to attend night and early morning events. 

 Have flexibility to travel locally and internationally. 

 Excellent command of English.

 Application Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email on or before October 23rd, 2020. The required application documents are a cover letter and supporting Curriculum Vitae. Please submit all applications via email to all the following email addresses: