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Position: Executive

Role:  Executive Secretary – Rising Tide Africa

Reports to: Executive Committee 


Duties and Responsibilities 

  • General Administration
      1. Coordinate the identification and recruitment of new members, maintains a high percentage of annual Membership renewals, and ensures active Membership participation in all meetings.   
      2. Oversee the scheduling and planning of all RTA meetings and/or events including RTA Board Meetings, Executive Committee (Exco) Meetings as well as other events in line with the four pillars of RTA (investments, education, networking, and mentoring).
      3. Liaise with appropriate professionals to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements pertaining to RTA and its special purpose investment vehicles including filing of annual returns.
      4. Manage the day to day running of the RTA secretariat.
  • Investment Management
      1. Conduct initial screening of investment opportunities received by RTA; attend investment team meetings and coordinate communication of due diligence requests and investment decisions to entrepreneurs. 
      2. Support deal leads with the due diligence process and ensure investment documents are appropriately filed in the RTA database.
      3. Maintain regular contact, with each RTA funded company and ensures that portfolio companies adhere to reporting requirements agreed with RTA. 
  • Sponsorship & Partnerships
      1. Develop relationships with complementary organisations, such as other Angel groups, incubators, accelerators, Venture Capital firms, Private Equity firms, and investment banks for potential RTA co‐investment/ Collaboration /or follow‐on investments.
      2. Represent RTA at stakeholders’/partners’ meetings /events, deliver timely minutes of meetings and implement agreed action items.
      3. Identify potential sources of sponsorship and source for grant funding for RTA.
  • Finance
      1. Responsible for overseeing the RTA annual budget and financial reporting processes.
      2. Manage day to day accounting including follow-up of membership fees, vendor payments, bank reconciliation, etc.
    1. Education & Mentorship
      1. Research angel investment “best practices” and periodically benchmark RTA against other angel networks to improve RTA processes.
      2. In conjunction with the Education Team, organise trainings, masterclasses, webinars, and other knowledge-sharing events.
      3. Support the Mentoring Team to fine-tune the mentoring process; maintain the mentorship diary and measure the impact of mentoring programs. 
  • Communications, Data Management & IT
    1. Develop and maintain an on-going networking, communication and promotional plan, to be approved by the Exco. 
    2. In conjunction with the media team, prepare the RTA monthly newsletter with input from Exco members.
    3. In conjunction with the Media Team, direct the development and utilization, of the RTA website, ensuring constant update of its contents. 
    4. Create and maintain a database of RTA Members and track all related investment activity in the RTA database, ensuring all RTA data/information is up-to-date, secure and readily accessible.
    5. Manage IT infrastructure including cloud storage, domain hosting, email system and document databases. 
    6. In conjunction with the appointed professional, coordinates the financial due diligence process including valuation, cash flow projections, other financial documentation including income statements, balance sheets and forward-looking financial projections for all selected investment portfolio. 
    7. Proactively interprets and coordinates all follow‐on funding requirements for RTA investments. 


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Law or similar degree.
  • An MBA or similar post graduate qualification would be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years working experience including in a managerial position.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and teamworking abilities.
  • Good interpersonal and decision-making skills.
  • The ability to handle the stress of a high-powered position.
  • Good computer & IT skills.
  • Reliable and self-motivated strategic thinker.
  • Superior problem-solving skills.
  • Budget management experience.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.

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