IFC (International Finance Corporation) Jobs – Vacancy Nairobi
International Finance Corporation (IFC) Sub-Saharan Africa Fragile and Conflict Situations (FCS) Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya
Fragile and Conflict SituationsA group of 35 countries and territories are in Fragile and Conflict Situations (FCS) as they are facing special development challenges due to weaknesses in state institutions and/or the effects of conflict.
As a response to the unique needs of FCS, IFC Advisory Services (AS) established The Conflict Affected States in Africa (CASA) program in 2008 – this was done in partnership with Ireland, the Netherlands, and Norway as development partners.
IFC’s strategy on FCS, endorsed by Management in December 2012 and laid out in the FY14-FY16 Road Map, proposes a 50% expansion of IFC’s activities in FCS by FY16.
Duties and Accountabilities:
- Coordinate and serve as focal point for IFC’s FCS strategy in Africa, with this strategy aligning both investment and advisory services activity in an integrated manner to support country, regional and IFC’s global strategic priorities for FCS
- Manage a growing team of currently 8 professional as well as support staff which are located across seven countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Motivate, coach and guide the development as well as the capability building and growth of the CASA team
- Operationally manage the existing CASA program and guide/drive the significant growth ambition of CASA over the next 3 to 5+ years
- Oversee the design of innovative and transformative FCS programs that will ensure best practice application, impact, efficiencies of scale and stakeholder support
- Help define FCS funding strategies, with a focus on fundraising for the CASA program -be accountable for the long-term sustainability of IFC’s FCS regional activities as well as donor partner/stakeholder relations
- Develop and consolidate IFC’s regional FCS expertise and ability to disseminate/share knowledge in the area of FCS
- Promote and support IFC’s regional contribution to global thought leadership on private sector development in FCS
- Serve as the regional FCS liaison with the IFC Team in charge of overseeing IFC’s global FCS program, the World Bank’s Global Center on Conflict, Security and Development (CCSD), as well as other relevant World Bank/MIGA teams in Africa
- 12+ years of professional knowledge and expertise in private sector development – ideally with subject matter expertise related to work in FCS
- Significant experience and/or exposure to working across the Africa region (preferably in FCS) and/or other regional experience with a relevant focus on FCS
- Masters Degree in International Relations, Economics or another relevant/related academic field
- Track record of overseeing design and execution of private sector development oriented programs across multiple geographies
- Experience in, and/or exposure to, both advisory and investment related transactions
- Ability to lead multidisciplinary teams and professionals who have expertise in FCS and/or focus sectors relevant to FCS
- Recognized as a leader (of formal and informal teams) and catalyst for organizational change, building a shared vision with others and translating the vision into action
- Strong communication skills and ability to manage multinational, decentralized teams
- Excellent planning and organizational skills, sensitivity to diversity and inclusion issues
- Courage of your convictions
- Leading the team for impact
- Influencing across boundaries
- Fostering openness to new ideas.
- Building talent for the future