Sr Investment Policy Officer - Nairobi

This is a 3 year Corteminous term appointment and may be extended.

However, staff currently on open-ended contracts are encouraged to apply and if selected, will retain their appointment status.

Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Technical management and coordination of the Kenya Investment Climate Country Program and development of broader support in the EAC.
  • Establishment and technical coordination/management of the Kenya Investment Climate Program including coordinating BEE workstreams and integrating components of monitoring & evaluation and communications.
  • Coordination with development partners and other stakeholders.
  • Lead or participate in advisory work in Kenya and East Africa. This may include support to other national and subnational governments in designing and implementing BEE programs in their regions.
  • Lead and contribute to research and knowledge management in support of the general advisory work, related to the work being implemented.

    Selection Criteria:

  • Advanced degree in economics, law, finance or other relevant field;
  • 8-12 years of relevant experience in private sector development, particularly work related to investment climate reform
  • Experience with designing and implementing investment climate reform projects, in transition, developing and post-conflict economies (specific experience with regulatory reform design and implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular Kenya, is an advantage);
  • Experience in managing project teams, consultants and other stakeholders;
  • Strong program management skills and experience relevant to investment climate issues; practical understanding of the political economy of regulatory reform;
  • Well-developed interpersonal and teamwork skills; ability to operate effectively as a team leader and member; initiative, persistence and a positive attitude;
  • Ability to deal sensitively in multicultural environments and to build effective working relations with local and international partners in the private sector, in the academic community and civic society and with client governments;
  • Fluent in English, with excellent interpersonal, verbal communication and writing skills. Demonstrated experience in writing effective reports and communicating in public;
  • Willingness to travel internationally. Deadline: 8th June

    For more information and application, visit: Sr Investment Policy Officer - Nairobi Website
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