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Manager for Nairobi

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Instiglio | Nairobi, Kenya
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Instiglio


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Published 15 days ago

Start Date

August 1, 2019

Application Deadline

June 30, 2019

Salary

$34,000 - $36,000
End of year bonus


ABOUT US

Instiglio is an international development consultancy that empowers social and public leaders to improve the impact of social programs in developing countries by leveraging the power of Results-Based Financing. We work on topics as diverse as girls’ education in India, workforce development in Morocco, and diabetes prevention in Mexico. At the center of our efforts is pioneering Results-Based Financing (RBF) instruments such as Impact Bonds and Performance-based Contracts. Instiglio was the first to bring Impact Bonds to developing countries and has designed performance-based grants worth in excess of 300 million dollars. We hold ourselves to the same rigorous evidence-based standards as the social programs that we support. We leverage our impact by continuously innovating on the design of our instruments and openly sharing our hard-won insights with the international development community. By tying funding to results, we believe that we can unlock the potential of social programs and help millions of people escape poverty.

Over the past five years, we have structured over 25 RBF transactions in 12 Latin American, African, and South Asian countries. Instiglio is a trusted advisor of many developing country governments, multilateral organizations such as the World Bank, bilateral organizations such as DFID, impact investors, and social enterprises.

We are headquartered in Bogotá, Colombia; with offices in Lima, Nairobi, and Washington D.C. Please visit the Instiglio website for more information.

THE ROLE

As Project Manager, you will be responsible for advising clients and managing RBF projects from beginning to end. You will coach clients through difficult yet important adaptations of their practices, coordinate the project team to deliver high-quality, socially impactful work, establish and monitor work-plans, and be accountable for the results of projects. You will be challenged to balance and strategize around the triple constraints of quality, time, and budget in our project work.

 

The Project Manager will be an integral part of Instiglio’s leadership, advising clients on important decisions and helping Instiglio as an organization to make smart and effective decisions on growth, strategy, and sustainability. With the high-level support of the junior partners and implementation support of the project teams, you will be guiding the day-to-day project responsibilities as well as strategizing the vision to reach short- and long-term project goals. As Project Manager, you will also be an ambassador for Instiglio’s mission and work globally. Tasks may include:

 

·        Developing and managing project scope and budget. Adjusting and course-correcting to meet execution needs.

·        Leading the day-to-day workplan, overseeing the -project team to ensure that we reach short- and long-term targets.

·        Building strong relationships with private and public sector organizations and manage multi-stakeholder partnerships.

·        Monitoring and understanding all project details, including complex technical concepts.

·        Designing and delegating activities and tasks to achieve the most effective results within the team. 

·        Communicating complex concepts in an approachable manner for diverse stakeholders.

·        Mastering all elements of Results-Based Financign advisory work to effectively advise technical decisions in projects.

·        Actively improving our Results-Based Financing services and our delivery approaches.

·        Coordinating and motivating project teams and assign tasks and responsibilities based on individual strengths.

YOU

We are building a team of resourceful doers that are driven by our vision, curious about the world, and dedicated to a life of learning. Our Project Manager will support our strategy and growth Africa. An ideal candidate will possess:


required qualifications

·        6+ years of relevant work experience in international development and/or management consulting

·        BA in economics, development economics, statistics, or related fields. 

·        Demonstrated success in advising the public sector in Africa

·        Deep familiarity with international development policy issues

·        Proven record of high performance and substantial achievements in your past positions

·        Demonstrated leadership in a teams and ability to create opportunities for others

·        Reliable and effective in managing, structuring, and overseeing complex and fast-paced projects

·        Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills

·        Skilled at communicating complex ideas effectively in writing and speech 

·        Excellent client management and engagement skills

·        Willingness to travel for extended periods of time


PReferred qualifications

·        Master’s degree in economics, international development or related fields.

·        Experience engaging with government and government agencies in Kenya.

·        Knowledge of Results-Based financing mechanisms and/or experience related to the field.

·        Deep sector expertise in health, education, or poverty alleviation

Motivation to self-start and take full ownership over work. 

ABOUT US

Instiglio is an international development consultancy that empowers social and public leaders to improve the impact of social programs in developing countries by leveraging the power of Results-Based Financing. We work on…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

End of year bonus linked to performance, 15 remote working days, 7 personal days, field trip work.

End of year bonus linked to performance, 15 remote working days, 7 personal days, field trip work.

Level of Language Proficiency

Full work proficiency in english is required.

Full work proficiency in spanish/french is a plus

Full work proficiency in english is required.

Full work proficiency in spanish/french is a plus

How To Apply

Fill in the application form: https://form.jotformz.com/91403378458665

CVs and or cover letters sent directly to careers@instiglio.org won´t be taken into consideration.

Fill in the application form: https://form.jotformz.com/91403378458665

CVs and or cover letters sent directly to careers@instiglio.org won´t be taken into consideration.

Location

6th Floor, Senteu Plaza, Galana Lenana Road Junction, NA, Nairobi 00100, KE
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