Somaliland: SME Advisor/Consultant Opportunity at Guul Group

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Bridging the investment gap in Somaliland – Investment facilitation | Business opportunities | Entrepreneurship enhancement

Somalilandsun – Guul group is looking for a Small Market Enterprises Advisor/Consultant with responsibilities for conducting advisory engagements (which span strategy consulting, investment readiness, partnership facilitation, project development support, and “customised projects”) with SMEs and social enterprises.

The ideal candidate who should hold a Degree (BA) in Business, Economics, Finance plus 5+ years experience in management or strategic consulting (Master of Business Administration an advantage) will also be Supporting clients to access financing with financiers, investment requirements, and transaction structures to advice clients and help them be successful in closing transactions.

Other duties include Developing pipeline projects that fit Guul Group’s priorities/capabilities with new clients while Helping to develop the GG internal processes and knowledge of technologies, business models, regulatory issues, financing process, etc.

Guul Group’s Background

Guul Group provides specialist conduit, consulting, contracting and facilitation services. The Group is committed to promoting business start-ups, entrepreneurship and investment into Somaliland with a vision to help accelerate economic growth. Connecting entrepreneurs locally and those of the international community with ideas, investments and opportunities. The Group recently sponsored the UK-Somaliland investment forum in London, and have just been invited to “Invest in Africa 2016” – African Union. Guul successfully managed Oracle’s 2016 Oracle Cloud Day event in Somaliland; an event held across 47 different countries.

Guul has created a unique space for entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative ideas, as well as share skills while providing a platform for capacity building and playing a role in accelerating innovations in Somaliland. This start-up hub would allow talent to combine entrepreneurship with technology whilst providing an environment where the Somali youth are focused on solving local problems through local solutions.

We pride ourselves in providing a myriad of excellent investment and trade facilitation services to attract foreign direct investment into Somaliland. We also offer a range of business development services for both foreign and local businesses. We believe the private sector is a key player in shaping the pace of development in Somaliland as Somaliland has a significant opportunity for transformation and on-going sustainable growth. Somaliland is already attracting interest from a range of international companies and we are delighted to be in a position to assist both existing and new investors enhance commercial activity.

Growing portfolio; clients,partners and subsidiaries

Responsibilities for the role include:

•Conducting advisory engagements (which span strategy consulting, investment readiness, partnership facilitation, project development support, and “customised projects”) with SMEs and social enterprises.

•Supporting clients to access financing with financiers, investment requirements, and transaction structures to advice clients and help them be successful in closing transactions.

•Developing pipeline projects that fit Guul Group’s priorities/capabilities with new clients.

•Helping to develop Guul’s internal processes and knowledge of technologies, business models, regulatory issues, financing process, etc.

•Delivering high quality work product and providing high quality inputs to colleagues, with attention to detail and a focus on results.

Requirements

Experience:

Degree (BA) in Business, Economics, Finance. Master’s of Business Administration a plus

·5+ years experience in management or strategic consulting or financial advisory, (and/or)
5+ years experience in energy project development, operations, or financing; or experience in early-stage entrepreneurship, (and/or)

Experience as an early-stage business building as an entrepreneur, investor (PE/VC/impact investing), or other service provider e.g. Acceleration

Attributes:

  1. Very strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  2. Good team building and motivational skills with an ability to work with
    a diverse mix of professionals and deliver.
  3. A can-do and collaborative mindset – comfortable with the ambiguities
    and demands of a rapidly evolving and entrepreneurial environment.

Preferred:
Somali speaking and understanding of local culture as well as Experience working and an understanding of unique challenges faced by businesses operating in Somaliland/Africa.

To
apply, please send your CV and cover letter to contact@guulgroup.com. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For Investment facilitation | Business opportunities |
Entrepreneurship enhancement visit

http://www.guulgroup.com  | contact@guulgroup.com

+2522 510518 | 0634018166 | Offices 11-16 | Star Tower | Main Bridge Road |
Hargeisa | Somaliland

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