KPMG Team Leader - UK PACT Jobs in Kenya

KPMG Team Leader - UK PACT Jobs in Kenya

About KPMG

KPMG is a global network of member firms located in 143 countries employing 265,000 people. KPMG adopts a global approach to development work and is a respected programme and fund manager with extensive experience in building partnerships between private and public entities, civil society organisations and local communities.

We work effectively with a wide range of partners from governments, bilateral and multilateral development agencies to entrepreneurial start ups.

Background to the UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions Programme

The overall objective of the UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions programme is to alleviate poverty, working primarily through reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

UK PACT is a flexible technical assistance programme that is designed to support ODA-eligible countries to increase their climate ambitions, reduce their emissions, and accelerate just transitions to clean growth.

Under Phase II of UK PACT, the programme will work primarily in ten priority Middle-Income countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America with high emissions reduction potential, with flexibility to cover additional countries within those regions as demand arises.

The programme will provide institutions in these countries with support towards the development of low-carbon policy, to increase their capacity, and to leverage further funding from public and private sources for climate mitigation and green growth.

The programme will deliver this capacity building by funding projects that support key institutions (for example, government departments, local authorities, research institutes, or the private sector), as well as funding experts who are embedded within these organisations through long-term secondments. towards low-carbon development and infrastructure investment. For example, it will focus on:

  • Supporting the creation of low-carbon policy, regulations and financial mechanisms that will result in widespread change

  • Piloting innovative ideas that can be mainstreamed by the Government and private sector

  • Building long-term capacity in key institutions so they can integrate climate into their work.UK PACT will coordinate with other UK programmes and donors to ensure interventions are additional and focused on where UK PACT can add value.

    KPMG is seeking an experienced Team Leader to lead the overall delivery and operations of this Programme

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Team Leader will be responsible for the overall strategy, direction and operations of the programme and ensure successful performance and delivery of outputs and results.

  • He/She will provide leadership, guidance and oversight for the design of country funding strategies, with the aim of creating transformational change based on the UK PACT theory of change.

  • The Team Leader will also lead on the further development of an implementation plan for each fund and country, taking into account the country context, country-specific risks, country-specific GESI considerations and market capacity.

  • This position will play a key role in developing good working relationships with counterparts at FCDO, interfacing with policymakers across the UK Government, international and host-country stakeholders.

  • The Team Leader will lead a lean global core Programme Management Unit (PMU) with centrally based contracts, procurement and finance team. The position will report to KPMG’s Programme Director and
    other members of the senior leadership team.

    Academic/Professional Qualifications and Experience:

  • Advanced academic qualifications or substantial experience in a climate-related discipline, such as climate policy, energy transition, green/climate finance, or natural resources management; with at least 12 years working at a senior level in international development.

  • Demonstrable experience leading and delivering multi-country FCDO/UK government programmes will be essential.

  • Previous experience in managing complex platforms that have influenced the low-carbon transition and uptake of low-carbon policy in any sector of the economy will be key for this role

  • Advanced academic qualifications or substantial experience in a climate-related discipline, such as climate policy, energy transition, green/climate finance, or natural resources management; with at least 12 years working at a senior level in international development.

  • Experience of running multi-country/multi-region international development programming, particularly similar programmes (for example, capacity building/technical assistance, peer-to-peer/partnership working)

  • International portfolio and supplier management experience at a senior level with oversight of all aspects of programme implementation including overall management of the programme, finances and operational procedures.

  • Proven experience of designing and delivering a programme and team strategy to bring together programme ambition with operational delivery across a number of sub-suppliers, delivery components and countries

  • Expertise in the management of the country programme, skillshares and secondment delivery chains including ensuring effective quality assurance and peer review.

  • Strong track record of managing delivery of suppliers through commercial mechanisms/ frameworks.

  • Strong track record of managing risk, and adaptive and flexible approaches to delivery in complex portfolios.

  • Expertise in working cross-sectors, bringing together political, economic and development issues

  • Experience in leading and managing multidisciplinary and cross-cultural teams, and working within a range of cultural contexts

  • Experience and existing FCDO/sector relationships in one or more of the core countries covered by UK PACT (Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Vietnam). Wider experience will be advantageous

  • Deep understanding of gender and social inclusion as it relates to the delivery of international development programming.

  • Prior experience in a Team Leader, Programme Director or similar role for FCDO will be advantageous

    Personal attributes:

    Excellent communication (written and verbal), numeracy, presentation and analytical skills

  • Strong leadership capability and cross-cultural skills

  • IT proficiency, especially Microsoft Office

  • An eye for detail

  • Excellent coordination and planning skills

    We Offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to work with a Big 4 firm on global development priorities.

  • Continuous learning and development.

  • Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams.

  • Unrivalled space to grow and be innovative.

  • Opportunity for international travel.

    How to Apply

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