Operations Associate Job at Cytonn Investment in Kenya

Cytonn Investments is an investment and real estate company, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and DC Metro area – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, local institutional investors and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region. Our alternative investments solutions are based on four main products: real estate, structured solutions, private equity, and advisory. Most of the investment opportunities in Sub Saharan Africa are not in the listed markets, hence our focus on alternative investments to find uncommon value and returns for our clients.

  • Full Time
  • Qualification: KCSE
  • Experience: 4 years
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Job Field: Administration / Secretarial
 Job description


  • Guidance on the research towards identifying the best locations to develop the institute and the analysis on the financial viability of developing the Institute on the locations Identified;
  • Develop and follow through on work plans towards the development and management of operations of the Institutes that have been approved for implementation by the Board;
  • Perform continuous and timely updates to the Business Manager and other stakeholders of Cytonn Institute of Building Technology on the progress on the development and operations of Cytonn School;
  • Developing and implementation of operational processes, procedures and manuals for the Institute;
  • Assist in the process of talent acquisition and personnel management; including the development of roles, recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff;
  • Perform continuous research in the education sector to ensure that Cytonn’s investment decision and expansion plans in the sector are data-driven; and
  • Any other duties as may be prescribed from time to time


  • Must have 4+ years in a high-performing professional setting working on demanding analytical projects; ideally having worked in a Junior Management role e.g. (Head of Operations, Growth and Expansion Manager etc.); Having worked in a setting of a similar institution is an added advantage;
  • A minimum of B+ in KCSE, or equivalent. At least a Second Class Upper Division Degree in Engineering, Building Technology, Business, Human Resource Management, or a related field is preferred
  • Must have relevant experience and passion for education;
  • Must demonstrate strong skills in research and analysis, organizational development, personnel management, and project planning;
  • Should demonstrate experience in financial modelling, planning and analysis related to educational institutions;
  • Should be flexible and able to multi-task; can work within a multi-cultural, fast-moving environment, while demonstrating resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people/systems;
  • Should demonstrate ability to cultivate and manage productive relationships with team members, public officials, other staff, and the community;
  • Demonstrate ability to express ideas clearly, verbally and in writing;
  • Strong computer skills, including high level of proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
  • Ability to work independently, problem solve, and be persistent;
  • Creativity, entrepreneurial, and a self-driven attitude towards work;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission of the School;
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with a bias to a sense of urgency;
  • Basic knowledge of legal and regulatory issues governing educational institutions.

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