British High Commission Private Sector Adviser with FCDO Somalia Jobs in Kenya

British High Commission Private Sector Adviser with FCDO Somalia Jobs in Kenya

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

The post-holder will need to be a big-picture thinker who is proactive and flexible to respond to business needs. Key responsibilities include:

Lead delivery of the SIGS Programme

  • The UK’s flagship private sector development programme in Somalia, that implements a flexible/adaptive and system-wide approach.

  • Act as Programme Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) clearly communicating programmes aims/objectives and approach, creating a safe, inclusive culture for your team of 5 that recognises success and brings along key stakeholders. And have technical leadership

  • Ensure on-going compliance with corporate compliance criteria particularly in managing programme budget and risks.

  • Line manage the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Adviser and Programme Responsible Owner. Role-modelling and coaching staff to effectively support policy influencing and programme delivery.

  • Lead the Somalia Ec Devt/PSD Donor Coordination Group progressing the common objective of developing evidence-based policy/programming.

    Policy Influencing and Sector Engagement

  • Lead UK influencing and engagement efforts on key policy areas such as: trade and Somalia’s accession to regional trade blocks, financial integrity, and price stability of FODD markets.

  • Inform the engagement of key partners such as the UN, World Bank Group, European Union, and USAID through active involvement in steering committees and consultation activities.

  • Shape/ influence Development Finance Institutions (DFI) engagement in Somalia including through developing relationships with colleagues in central London departments.

  • Actively network /engage with the private sector to understand its challenges/opportunities for growth.

    Cross-Cutting PSD Support

  • Act as the FCDO/1HMG Somalia point person on prosperity, business, trade and investment, liaising with FCDO’s London Office and 1 HMG to provide timely responses to enquiries.

  • Lead on cross office resilience work, working closely with the humanitarian and climate unit.

  • Provide technical inputs into other relevant cross-office programming.

    Professional and Technical Development

  • Maintain and develop technical knowledge in FCDO Somalia focal areas through self-directed learning, networking, and engagement.

    Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

  • The post holder will manage 1 monitoring and evaluation adviser and 1 senior programme manager and be responsible for a £ 38million programme – Supporting Inclusive Growth in Somalia.

  • The successful candidate will be expected to accredit to FCDO’s Private Sector Development cadre shortly after appointment

    Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience
    Essential on arrival:

  • Must speak Somali

  • 5-10 years’ experience of delivering economic development programmes particularly adaptive approaches.

  • Strong market systems development programme delivery experience.

  • Good investment and finance experience including in financial sector deepening and investment climate building.

  • Strong team leadership experience

  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with a range of stakeholders including national government, bilateral and multilateral agencies and the private sector

  • Experience of operating in a large and complex environment where teamwork, building relations, and bringing people with you is essential.

  • Ability to deliver at pace, take initiative and manage your own workload.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Work in FCAS, with a preference for work in Somalia

  • Language: English and Somali

  • Level of language required: Proficient

    Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Experience working on or in fragile and conflict affected states

  • Experience in solving a wide range of problems using a variety of tools, and being creative

  • Flexibility to work on new priorities as they emerge.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Private Sector Adviser with FCDO Somalia Jobs in Kenya

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