Chief of Staff

Company: Future Africa

Location: Fully remote, Global

About Future Africa

Future Africa is a platform connecting mission-driven innovators and investors looking to turn Africa’s most difficult challenges into global business opportunities.

Our mission is to work with relevant stakeholders to leverage capital, coaching, and community to empower innovators building an African future where prosperity and purpose are within everyone’s reach.

We are focused on supporting early-stage start-ups solving problems in technology & talent, media, infrastructure, and the environment.

About the Executive you will work with:

Iyin Aboyeji is the general partner and co-founder of Future Africa, a platform that provides capital, coaching, and community for mission-driven innovators.

The fund currently has several portfolio companies including Lori Systems, Andela, Flutterwave, Eden, MAX, and Kobo360. Prior to this, he co-founded two successful startups in Africa, Flutterwave which is empowering Pan-African merchants to execute business on a global scale, and Andela which gained attention when the venture received $24 million in funding from Mark Zuckerberg.

Job Brief

The Chief of Staff will serve as a confidant and right hand to the General Partner, and assist other executives in various capacities. The ideal person should be able to support the company’s functions according to circumstances and needs.

On a daily basis, the role will participate in program management, which involves duties on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis, organize and gather information from various departments and meetings, report information, along with recommendations, to executive members and the General Partner.

The Chief of Staff will also participate in strategic initiatives by creating and maintaining cross-departmental relationships to enable leadership success.

Responsibilities

  • Strategically managing the communication channels of the General Manager; Email, Calendars, etc.
  • Responsible for creating and reviewing internal and external communications for the General Partner: articles, reports, pitch decks, speeches, presentations, and proposals.
  • Creating and maintaining cross-departmental relationships to enable leadership success
  • Meeting preparation and follow up: reviewing upcoming meetings for the week to ensure the General Partner has all the information needed to be as productive as possible and sending out agendas or documents to meeting attendees as necessary.
  • Assuming day-to-day responsibility for projects and tasks
  • Serving as a strategic advisor to the General Partner by identifying the areas where he should direct his focus and identifying metrics for success.
  • Acting as a representative of the General Partner, at meetings and events whenever necessary
  • Working with portfolio companies to grow and provide the necessary support
  • Creating and maintaining cross-departmental relationships to enable leadership success
  • Aligning with teams that deliver on Client projects to ensure that all deliverables are met on time

Qualifications & Characteristics

  • Impeccable managerial and interpersonal skills
  • Experience managing a Founder executive, Investment professional, or Family office.
  • Proven track record of effectively interacting with senior management
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across departments
  • Effective, versatile and action-focused
  • Extensive managerial experience.
  • Strong strategic and analytical mindset.
  • Exceptional business acumen

Nice to Have Skills

  • Great communication skills
  • Leadership and motivational skills.
  • Team working and collaborative skills.
  • Proficiency in Powerpoint and Base HQ is a plus
  • Project Management Skills and Attention to details
  • Good Interpersonal and People Management skills
  • Time management and organizational skills.
  • Analytical Problem-solving and Critical thinking skill.

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