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Our client is a German NGO that promotes microfinance sector development.

For their new office in Nairobi, they are looking for a Strategy Consultant who, with 20% of her/his time, will be Country Director for the small team that builds the office.

Responsibilities

  • Implement and develop the program of SBFIC in Kenya together with stakeholders in the microfinance sector and ensure the achievement of the joint objectives
  • Support the management and teams of the partner organizations (microfinance associations and microfinance academy) in their institutional development.
  • This includes among others: develop and implement strategy and business plans, change management, HR- and procedures advisory
  • Budget management and reporting in accordance with established procedures
  • Control the achievement of the agreed project goals and ensure the quality of the implemented measures through continuous monitoring and evaluation
  • Effective, cooperative and appropriate staff recruitment, induction, management, supervision, appraisal, remuneration and development practice at all levels in collaboration with the SBFIC East Africa Human Resources Department
  • Work closely with all team members, particularly with the German Coordinator
  • Ensure that SBFIC operates within the legal framework of the Republic of Kenya, and in accordance with any contractual agreements signed within this framework
  • Establish, develop and maintain excellent working relationships with:
  • Government authorities; particularly those relevant for the financial sector development;
    Key donors.
  • Actively develop local and international funding sources appropriate to SBFIC’s resource needs;
  • National and international partners and stakeholders in the microfinance sector or related sectors;
  • National media. Ensure media coverage accurately reflects the views of the organization, in collaboration with the PR department of SBFIC East Africa
  • Develop and maintain appropriate contingency
    plans for all kinds of emergencies in accordance with general organizational structures and procedures of SBFIC East Africa
  • Other responsibilities and support to the management, as agreed with the Regional Coordinators East Africa

    Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in finance, economics, business administration, or a related subject
  • At least 5 years’ working experience in financial institutions, preferably in the microfinance sector
  • At least 3 years’ experience in leadership/management positions
  • Experience in project management, organizational development, strategic planning and business model implementation
  • Proven management skills, while taking a “hands on” implementation approach when needed, especially in a small organization
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills; very good communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, with a strong sense for prioritization
  • Flexibility and ability to work on multiple tasks and under pressure
  • Ability to use considerable judgment, initiative and independence
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Very good presentation skills
  • Fluency in English and Swahili (written and oral).
  • Good French and German skills are a plus
  • Excellent MS Office Suite mastery
  • Driving license

    How to Apply
  • Suitably qualified candidates should apply by handing in the following documents: motivation letter, curriculum vitae, copy of ID, copies of certificates and testimonials.
  • The full application should be sent to via email application.eastafrica@sparkassenstiftung.de not later than 19th August 2019.

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