Full-Time

Professional Services

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  • Kampala Uganda
  • Nairobi Kenya
  • Lagos Nigeria

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Description

Open Capital Advisors ("Open Capital" or "OCA") is a management consulting and financial advisory firm that seeks to transform Africa by driving economic growth, enabling investment, and building markets. OCA builds industries by supporting the most innovative financing structures, often involving guarantees, “blended capital” structures, and impact investments. Started in 2010, OCA has completed more than 700 engagements across industries spanning 23 countries across Africa, helping their clients to raise more than $600M and achieve sustainable growth and social impact. OCA's Africa-based team of over 120 full time staff offers experience from the world's top consultancies, private equity firms, investment banks, and development organisations including The Boston Consulting Group, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, IFC and The World Bank. OCA currently have offices in Nairobi, Kenya; Kampala, Uganda; Lusaka, Zambia and Lagos, Nigeria.

 

Open Capital are expanding rapidly and are looking for exceptional staff to join their senior team as a Project Leader in a 2 year (minimum) career-track role based in Lagos, Nairobi or Kampala.

 

 

The Opportunity

As a Project Leader at OCA, you will work closely with senior management to lead multiple client projects while managing and mentoring the junior team. You will be responsible for supporting multiple live projects simultaneously across a range of high-growth industries and client types. Project Leaders work closely with clients to develop business and industry strategies, structure capital raises, and address difficult operational challenges. The work does not end with recommendations; in most projects, Open Capital teams oversee execution and implementation, working with all levels of client staff.

 

You will join Open Capital at an exciting time – as they seek to achieve broad, ambitious growth goals, and leverage their strong international brand in the impact investing and frontier market space. As OCA look to deepen their reach in the broader African market, there will continue to be many opportunities to engage in project work regionally, solving challenges in many diverse frontier markets – from Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa to Sierra Leone, Niger, and the DRC. As the ideal candidate, you should be excited and genuinely motivated by answering challenging strategic and financial questions for clients.

 

N.B

  • Please note that OCA request a cover letter as a mandatory requirement in all applications - please ensure that your cover letter addresses:
    • Your motivations for joining the firm
    • The passions and previous skills / experience you would be able to bring to the team

Criteria

Open Capital Advisors are looking for exceptional leaders, strategic thinkers, and executers who share their motivation and drive. The team is energetic and driven and OCA are quick to reward performance and initiative.

You should feel comfortable leading multiple client projects, developing complex strategies and analyses, contributing fresh ideas, and feeling personally accountable for the impact OCA achieve. Project Leaders come from a  variety of backgrounds but top candidates will typically have the following:

 

  • 5+ years of proven experience at a top global management consulting firm, investment firm, or experience as an entrepreneur or leader in a high-growth business, with significant responsibility for deliverables and client service;
  • Strong communication skills and analytical abilities and insightful, structured way of presenting information;
  • Ability to effectively work with clients at all levels and backgrounds;
  • Interest in guiding teams and mentoring our analysts & junior team members;
  • Demonstrated experience in emerging and interest working in emerging markets;
  • Fluency in French language and previous Africa experience useful but not required;
  • Desire to work and live in Nairobi, Kampala or Lagos for at least 2 years and a commitment to regional impact.

 

Benefits

  • Competitive package
  • Flight allowance
  • International health insurance
  • Local work permit
  • Housing allowance

About Open Capital Advisors

Open Capital Advisors is a management consulting and financial advisory firm that drives growth, enables investment, and builds markets across Africa. Open Capital helps businesses, investors, development partners, and the public sector identify opportunities and deliver unique, impactful solutions. Open Capital builds industries by supporting the most innovative financing structures, often involving guarantees, 'blended capital' structures and impact investments.

Since Open Capital was founded in 2010, the team has completed more than 600 engagements across industries spanning 20 African countries. Open Capital has helped clients raise more than $600M and achieve sustainable growth and social impact. The Africa-based team of 130+ offers experience from the world's top consultancies, private equity firms, investment banks, and development organisations including The Boston Consulting Group, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, IFC, and The World Bank. Open Capital currently has offices in Nairobi, Kenya; Kampala, Uganda, and Lusaka, Zambia.