IFC - E T Consultant Jobs in Kenya

IFC - E T Consultant Jobs in Kenya


  • IFC's Disruptive Technologies and Funds Group (“CDF”) invests in private sector companies and funds globally.

  • IFC’s CDF has a track record of successful investments in direct venture capital across many sub-verticals, building out start-up business accelerators and investing and co-investing alongside growth equity funds.

  • CDF is unique for both its regional and global prospective on the venture and growth equity space, long-term approach to investments, ability to leverage the resources of the entire World Bank Group, as well as its commitment to maximizing the value of its portfolio companies through sustained assistance.

  • Female representation in the venture capital and private equity sectors vastly lags that of other sectors.

  • For this reason, IFC intends to increase its emphasis on creating equal opportunities for participation of men and women in private equity and venture capital funds as well as seed funds and accelerators.

  • Despite the business case evidence, several barriers prevent women from participating more equally in the industry.

  • Acute gender gaps can negatively impact the performance of investment funds and the growth of women-led businesses.

  • The combined efforts of disseminating IFC’s studies on Moving Toward Gender Balance in Private Equity and Venture Capital and Venture Capital and the Gender Financing Gap – The Role of Acceleration as well as targeted interventions at the fund and portfolio company levels – such as rolling out Gender workshops for Fund Managers, launching programs like ScaleX – will contribute to reducing these barriers.

  • ScaleX is an IFC-led initiative launched in partnership with We-Fi to help close the gender financing gap.

  • Women entrepreneurs in emerging markets face a daunting gender finance gap when it comes to growing their start-ups with only 11% of enterprises that actually attain seed funding being female-led.

  • To close this gap the ScaleX program incentivizes accelerators supporting women entrepreneurs with bonus payments of $25,000 for every women-led business that it helps raise at least $1 million from investors.

  • These bonuses provide an avenue for venture capital funds to commit to investing in women entrepreneurs in emerging markets and will catalyze a total of $40m into women-led startups in its pilot phase.

  • IFC is seeking to hire a consultant to project-manage ScaleX and help deliver the program and its goals.

  • The consultant will also work on other partnerships focused on addressing the gender gap in private equity, venture capital
    and acceleration.

    Scope of Work

  • Identify, assess and prioritize activities for the launch of ScaleX Manage and supervise the activities surrounding the operations of ScaleX Design and structure value addition activities that would enhance the ability of the ScaleX program to deliver on its goals Coordinate the ScaleX platform across accelerators, investors and startups.

  • Coordinate and manage all interactions with the selected platform operator.

  • Coordinate and manage all IFC processes required for the management of ScaleX as well as other IFC processes to enable programs that address the gender gap.

  • Lead the administration of and reporting of performance and development impact resulting from all ScaleX activities including monitoring progress against KPIs and preparing regular reports Proactively source & build partnerships with accelerators and investors to address the gender gap through the ScaleX platform as well as across the entrepreneurial ecosystem to address different aspects of the gender gap in private equity & venture capitalTimeline: ScaleX is a three year program in the pilot phase.

    Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional qualification in Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering, or other relevant field.

  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • 5 years of experience working with entrepreneurs, accelerators and other entrepreneurial / digital ecosystem activities.

  • Experience managing projects is a plus.Genuine commitment to development and to the World Bank Group and IFC's mission, strategy and values.

  • Track record of engaging with private sector clients, consultants and relevant government authorities and other stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and reporting on a portfolio of projects.

  • Sensitivity for working in multicultural environment, commitment to diversity, and ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues, clients and partners across regions and sectors.

  • Strong work ethic, self-driven with strong initiative.

  • Excellent people skills, openness to feedback, new ideas, and ability to innovate.

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

  • Willingness to travel extensively.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IFC - E T Consultant Jobs in Kenya


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