Entrepreneur / Consultant

Rebel East Africa is looking for a professional with 8-12 years of professional (consultancy) experience.

An employee-owned, entrepreneurial boutique advisory firm

Rebel was founded in 2002 and has established itself as leader in infrastructure transaction and financing in the buoyant Benelux market. Rebel has then spread internationally from its base of Rotterdam, delivering PPP projects across the globe with over 200 employees in nine locations: Rotterdam, Antwerp, Düsseldorf, Washington DC, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Manila, Jakarta and Mumbai. We work in a wide array of infrastructure sectors, organised in various specialised ventures all operating seamlessly under the common Rebel brand. ​​

Enhancing our impact in East Africa

Over the last 10 years, our portfolio in the East Africa region has increased steadily. To demonstrate our commitment to the region, we started a venture in 2018: Rebel East Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Through this venture, we aim to further increase its portfolio in infrastructure projects in the region. Our Rebel East Africa team has extensive experience in development finance, economic policy and capacity building, with recent projects in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia for semi-governmental, public and private organisations, as well as  in fund design and structuring PPPs. 

What it means to be a Rebel

To join Rebel is to enter a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment with inspiring colleagues. From our offices in Nairobi and as part of Rebel worldwide, you will work on initiatives in Kenya, the wider African continent and elsewhere.

Rebel is a non-hierarchical and open organization whose core values are passion, trust and self-motivation. We encourage teamwork and sharing, innovation, entrepreneurial energy and continuous learning. Most importantly we strive to challenge convention and do what is different and right.

What the position is about

This position is for individuals with 8-12 years of professional (consultancy) experienceYou will lead and participate in consultancy assignments for a variety of public and private sector clients. You use your network and market knowledge to come up with project opportunities in the public and private sector. You actively participate in shaping the future of the Nairobi office.

Your role will include:

  • Active delivery of projects; 
  • Playing an active role in strategy development and business development in East Africa;
  • Developing proposals for new assignments;
  • Assisting the local and international team to conceptualize projects and provide project management support;
  • Interacting with clients and Rebels in other offices.
Requirements
  • You have a graduate (Master’s) degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration or similar field;
  • You have an instinct for business development, market trends and a solid professional network;
  • You are passionate about economics, (infrastructure) finance and development in the African context;
  • You have excellent research and writing skills, strong data-analysis capabilitiesand experience with project management;
  • You have excellent English and Swahili communication and writing skills and an ability to communicate at all levels;
  • You are comfortable working in a start-up with a small local team; 
  • You like working in a collaborative environment with open communication;
  • You have a flexible approach to work and know how to involve and mobilize colleagues from the international Rebel network (Rotterdam, Johannesburg);
  • You are strongly value-driven, with accountability and integrity being core to your center;
  • You are an independent self-starter and a team player
  • You are interested in working at the interface between the public and the private sector;
  • You are willing to travel;
  • You are Kenyan;
  • You are a Rebel.
Contact and applications
  • Want to know more? Read about our Kenya office
  • Interested? Send a motivation letter with your Curriculum Vitae and your full academic record to Rob Winters: rob.winters@rebelgroup.com before October 15th.​
  • Rebel reserves the right not to proceed with an appointment of any advertised role.
  • All applications will be treated confidentially.