Overview

Our client Nova Pioneer is developing Africa’s leading schools network, setting a new standard for high-quality, 21st-century learning accessible to middle-income families across the continent. They are a mission-driven organization with a strong commercial model and discipline.
Currently with 10 schools, Nova Pioneer plans to expand significantly over the next 2 – 4 years and reach tens of thousands of students across the continent.
Job description
To help lead both their commercial and expansion success, they seek to hire a Global Director of Commercial Planning and Performance to lead commercial management and financial planning across Nova Pioneer.
Reporting to Nova Pioneer’s Chief Financial Officer, s/he will help lead new investment/ business planning, commercial performance management and commercial deal execution. This is an opportunity to help drive sustainability and accelerate the growth of a transformative school model with the future of Africa’s youth at stake.
The right candidate will have a deep understanding of financial modeling, commercial analytics and reporting, budgeting and business planning. This person will be capable of developing any necessary tools and processes that improves their processes in the above areas.Responsibilities include;



Financial Model Leadership
Budget Planning and Implementation
Cash Flow Management
Commercial Reporting

The ideal candidate has;

Experience in business planning / feasibility / commercial analyses
Experience developing complex financial models
Experience in creating and managing budgets
Experience with investment/new business evaluation, capital raising and/or deal execution preferred
Experience making recommendations and implementing new technology and tools within an organization
Highly motivated self-starter with bias for action and teamwork, comfortable working in a startup environment
Outstanding organization, project-management, problem-solving, and communication skills
CFA / CA preferred but not required
A passion for education and Nova Pioneer’s vision of transforming schooling across the African continent More Information

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