Principal, Consulting at Open Capital Advisors

Principal, Consulting at Open Capital Advisors

Jobs in Consulting /  at Open Capital Advisors

Open Capital Advisors is a management consulting and financial advisory firm that drives growth, enables investment, and builds markets across Africa. We help businesses, investors, development partners, and the public sector identify opportunities and deliver unique, impactful solutions. We blend our deep local market experience and global perspective with a customized approach.
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Principal, Consulting

The Role

  • You are a senior member of our management, at the heart of Open Capital. You oversee multiple client projects, serve as a thought partner to many of the world’s most exciting and impactful development partners, investors, and businesses, and build a platform to drive OCA’s mission.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participating and driving the overall strategic direction of the company, working closely with our Partners and the rest of the senior management team.
  • Identifying client challenges and opportunities for growth and developing and implementing strategies to address them effectively and supporting implementation.
  • Serving as a thought leader and trusted advisor to senior-level clients, collaborating with them to co-creating initiatives and structuring new projects.
  • Overseeing client project management and work planning, taking significant responsibility for key milestones and deliverables.
  • Managing, coaching and developing teams of Project Leaders, Associates, and Analysts, providing guidance and supporting in project execution.
  • Assuming management responsibility for OCA’s growth, including budgeting, resource allocation, and performance monitoring.
  • Leverage OCA’s international brand in the impact investing and frontier market space to achieve ambitious growth goals.
  • Overseeing business development and new idea origination, building your own deep networks and developing innovative solutions with our Partners
  • Leading internal strategic initiatives and contributing to the development and implementation of organizational policies and processes
  • Participating in internal management platforms like internal Committees to ensure quality decision-making.
  • Reinforcing the firm culture and earning trust internally & externally as thought leader.
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Who you are

You want to make a difference in your work and share our optimism for what we can achieve! You have…

  • 10+ years of proven experience at a top global management consulting or development consulting firm or experience as an entrepreneur or leader in a high-growth business, with significant responsibility for deliverables, partnership formation, and client service.
  • MBA or advanced degree helpful but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, coach and lead teams.
  • Proven ability to set strategies and drive these to completion, taking ownership of the results.
  • Strong communication skills and analytical abilities and insightful, structured way of presenting information.
  • Adaptability and ability to work across functions.
  • Ability to effectively work with clients at all levels and backgrounds, managing complex situations with many stakeholders. Experience in Africa is preferred but not required.
  • Interest in sectors helping drive African economies, such as agriculture, energy access, financial services, healthcare, among others
  • Professional fluency in English with fluency in French or African languages as a strong plus. Applicants interested in Abidjan & Dakar locations should be fluent in both French and English

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Open Capital Advisors on to apply