Director, Focussing on Sub-Saharan Africa - London

Octavius Finance
London, United Kingdom
22 Jul 2022
21 Aug 2022
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Our client provides strategic insight to investors, corporations, governments and non-profit organisations on the intersection between geopolitics and policy.


The Director role will be based in London and will work closely with the New York and London-based

Partners, Directors and internal team in leading and executing client engagements.
Primary responsibilities:
- Experience working on Sub-Saharan Africa, in the context of country risk and financial markets.

- Working closely with the key stakeholders within the firm across key corporate and investor strategy engagements including originating, designing, leading and executing our projects and engagements.

- Lead on specific client engagements as directed by the Partners.

- Responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships. Including: Preparing and delivering client work - research and writing of original content, oral presentations on assigned topics with internal and external audiences;

- Briefing senior client representatives and boards;

- Developing a deep understanding of clients' strategy, operations, supply chain and other exposures to tightly tailor analysis to their needs;

- Coordinating and managing workflow;

- Managing internal teams to best leverage skills and strengths within the context of a client engagement.

- Contribute to business development initiatives, including creating / delivering proposals, conceptualising new firm offerings and evaluating new business opportunities.

- Identify, monitor and report upon sources of risk and opportunity in the global geopolitical and macro economic environment; developing and leveraging individual

expertise to contribute to the overall output of the firm.

- Line management of Associate and Analyst-level team members.

- Involvement in recruitment and other aspects of business growth.

- Contribute to the company Directors Group and its role in continuing to build on the internal infrastructure of the firm and the firm's growth.
Essential Skills:
- Fluency in written and spoken English;

- Excellent drafting and communications skills;

- Ability to prepare accurate, concise analytical reports;

- Ability to produce a consistently high standard of work under pressure;

- Organisational and time management skills, ability to prioritise and manage work on multiple projects to tight deadlines;

- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality; and

- Ability to lead client engagements and interact with clients directly, professionally and authoritatively.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Client / project management experience

- Experience managing project teams and junior staff

- Experience of working with senior executives

- Degree in relevant field (International Relations/International Affairs/Security/Economics)

- Office Based

- Visa sponsorship not possible

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