Job Title: ESME Financial Analyst

Reports to: GVEP International Regional Manager Africa

Based in: GVEP International Africa Regional Office, Kiganjo House, Rose Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya

Purpose

This is a fixed term contract (20 months) to support the Africa Regional Office in managing the ESME programme under the World Bank-administered Russian Fund.

The fund is for supporting Energy SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen their capacity to provide energy services to poor communities in the SSA region.

GVEP International has $5m in funding to provide technical assistance, business development services and assistance in accessing finance for SMEs in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Mali and Senegal.

Government agencies in these countries also receive funding from the Trust Fund to support SMEs through specific programmes which GVEP International has helped design.

The primary focus of the GVEP International programme is on assisting eligible SMEs and energy infrastructure projects to access the support being provided through government agencies and ensuring they become sustainable and successful enterprises.

Activities also extend to assisting SMEs and projects to qualify for finance from other sources, e.g. other government initiatives, donor programmes, banks and external investors. Follow up with these various enterprises to enable them to realise their potential is a key part of the GVEP
International work plan agreed with the World Bank.

The Role

The ESME Financial Analyst will be an integral member of the team supporting the implementation of the ESME programme. In addition to financial analysis and financial structuring of SMEs and projects which may be supported under the programme, the Financial Analyst will assist in due diligence processes, monitoring and evaluation exercises, and perform ongoing financial support.

These services will be provided in cooperation with other ESME SME support staff including those with technical (engineering) and SME development (strategic consulting, operational advisory) expertise. The post holder will report to the ESME Programme Manager, who will also be based in the Africa Regional Office in Nairobi.

Main responsibilities include:

Assist in all stages of the ESME grant investment process:
  • Pre-investment: assistance in creation and refinement of financial statements, financial models, business plans, and other market and business analysis.
  • Investment: business valuation, transaction structuring, due diligence.
  • Post-investment: oversight and ongoing support of SMEs including financial and strategic planning, finance and accounting support, tax and legal support, and monitoring and reporting (particularly financial).
Close and effective coordination and communication with ESME Programme Manager, as well as ESME programme staff at the GVEP London headquarters.

Requirements:
  • Educated to a post graduate degree (MSc/MA) level in a related field.
  • 3-7 years experience in financial and valuation analysis and due diligence. Qualified candidates may have an buy-side investment background including private equity, venture or risk capital investing or corporate development. They may also have applicable sell-side experience in investment banking, transaction advisory services, or strategic or management consulting. Prior experience working in Africa or with SMEs is preferred but not required.
  • Experience in the energy sector including renewable energy project financing and grant, equity and debt investments.
  • Extensive experience creating and refining business plans, financial statements, and cash flow models.
  • High level of profeciency in valuation and quantitative analysis.
  • Refined communication and personal presentation skills.
  • Refined PowerPoint skills.
  • A can-do and collaborative mindset – comfort with the ambiguities and demands of a rapidly evolving environment.
  • High level of inter-personal skills and ability to communicate and collaborate with colleagues, SMEs and other stakeholders.
The position may require some travel in particular within East Africa, and occasionally to West Africa.

To apply please send your CV plus a covering letter (in English) outlining how your knowledge, skills and experience match the job specification to east.africa@gvepinternational.org

Deadline for applications submission is 31 March, 2011.

Interviews will be held on: 11/12 April in Nairobi.

GVEP International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

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International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) has over 90 years of history in participatory, integrated and people-centered development.

The Institute has enhanced the capacity and confidence of over 100,000 development managers, practitioners and community leaders across Asia, Africa and Latin America and is recognised for documenting and disseminating field-based experience through its publications.

We envision a world of equity, justice, and peace where people achieve their full potential and live a life of quality and dignity in harmony with the environment.

Africa Regional Director

The Africa Regional Director is responsible for providing leadership and supervision in the planning and implementation of the Institute’s strategic and development programs in Africa. The primary functions include but not limited to resource mobilization, program and human resource development.

The Africa Director will manage a team of professionals based in Nairobi while providing leadership and oversight to the region’s Country Directors/Program Managers together with the Regional Management team.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for the regional programs.
  • Lead in the formulation of strategies, mid and short-terms plans and budget and ensure their smooth implementation.
  • Participate and coordinate resource generation efforts including generation of proposals with the President, Country Director/Program Managers, and the Regional Programs Director to ensure secure and adequate funding for programs and operations.
  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships/linkages with donors, government agencies, partner organizations and necessary stakeholders.
  • Actively participate in applied learning and capacity development including for international and customized trainings, documentation and other technical assignments.
  • Provide leadership and supervise a team of professionals with diverse expertise and responsibilities across the region.
  • Ensure that systems (Finance, Human Resources, Internal controls, Communication, Reporting etc) across the region are functioning efficiently and effective
  • Represent IIRR in all relevant forums including government agencies, bilateral and multilateral organizations and others in the region.
  • Play an active role in the global management team and contribute to the development of IIRR global strategy and programs.
Qualifications
  • Masters or PhD in development management, international development, economics, social sciences or related fields.
  • At least ten (10) years of relevant experience in program development and management with proven evidence on fund raising and resources mobilization.
  • Practical experience in facilitation, training and capacity building at institutional and community level.
  • Evidence of strong network with donor agencies and the development community in the region.
  • Strong visionary leadership and team building and people management skills.
Kindly submit a cover letter and CV including remuneration expectation and contact details of three (3) work-related referees to the undersigned by 18th March 2011:

Regional Human Resources Manager
Email: regional.director@iirr.org
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
IIRR is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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icipe seeks to recruit a highly motivated Project Management staff with a major in social science and experience in project management, donor reporting, developing log frames and reporting results based on log frames (results-based management).

The person will work in icipe’s
Push-Pull Programme in the Plant Health Division on various donor-funded projects.

Candidates should have relevant experience of working on management and reporting on donor-funded agricultural projects and present a clear indication that he/she is a good team player, with an ability to fit within a network of stakeholders.

Requirements
  • Possession of a masters degree in social sciences or a relevant field from a recognised university.
  • Relevant computer proficiency including project management software with associated data management skills.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills for effective interactions, and dissemination of programme information.
  • The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with excellent interpersonal, management and organisational skills.
  • Experience in writing donor reports as per donors’ requirements.
  • Experience with log frame development and reporting.
  • Ability to learn about projects.
  • Ability to interact effectively with communities during field work.
Benefits, including a competitive international compensation package, will be offered to the successful candidate.

Applications will be accepted up to 15 March 2011. Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

Please send an application with a detailed CV and names and addresses of 3 referees including e-mail addresses, fax numbers, and remuneration package to hr@icipe.org and to Project Coordinator Dr Zeyaur Khan ( zkhan@icipe.org)

or:

The Human Resources Department
icipe—African Insect Science for Food and Health
P.O. Box 30772-00100
Nairobi
Kenya

icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Applications are invited for teaching opportunities in higher learning institution at Certificate, Diploma & Higher Diplomas in: Aeronautical Engineering, Medical Engineering, and Applied biology, Information Technology/Studies, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Business Management and Human Resource.

Apply to:

DN.A 911
P. O Box 49010, 00100, GPO
Nairobi

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Training Manager
  • Must be a graduate with B.Ed (Hons).
  • A post graduate degree in Education Administration with a minimum of 5 years experience in top level institutional management and computer literate is an advantage.
  • A good grasp of TIVET Programmes and its administration in Kenya will also be an added advantage.
  • A good team leader with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Registrar Academic
  • Must have a University Degree in Education with a post graduate degree in Curriculum Development, minimum of 5 years experience in top level position in an education/training institution.
  • Relevant work experience from a reputable institution will be an added advantage.
Examination Officer
  • Must be a graduate in education with post graduate qualification in Education evaluation, computer literate, minimum of 3 years experience in a similar position.
Finance Manager
  • Must be a holder of a University Degree in Commerce (Accounting/ Finance option) or Business Administration.
  • At least 5 years relevant working experience and good understanding and experience in computerized accounting system.
  • Holders of additional Professional Accounting Qualification will be an added advantage.
Human Resource & Administration Manager
  • Must be a holder of a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or Human Resources Management.
  • Must have good knowledge and up to date knowledge of all regulatory HR laws/ guidelines, minimum of 2 years experience and knowledge in Industrial Relations.
  • A good team player with strong leadership qualities coupled with good writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate.
Quality Assurance & Standards Officer
  • Must be holder of a University Degree in Education with post graduate qualification in Curriculum Development or Education Planning and Administration.
  • At least 3 years working experience in similar position either with the Ministry of Education or in a Tertiary Training College.
  • Ability to interpret and supervise TIVET Curriculum and Teacher Education Training Curiculum and their regulations.
Branch Accountant & Administrator
  • University Degree in Commerce (Accounting option) or Business Administration.
  • Minimum 2 years experience.
  • Computerized Accounting knowledge and Postgraduate Professional qualifications (CPA, ACCA, CIMA) will be an added advantage.
Executive Secretary
  • The ideal candidate will serve as the Personal Assistant to the CEO.
  • She must be a holder of a Degree in Communication or Public Relations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good knowledge and use of Ms Office package, shorthand, transcription and other communication tools.
  • Flexible, dynamic and excellent orientation to multi- disciplinary tasks.
  • Relevant experience will be an added advantage.
Dean of Curriculum (TIVET/ TEP)
  • A degree holder in either B. Ed (Science) or B.Ed (Arts).
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Technical Education is an added advantage.
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Good working knowledge of TIVET program and or Teacher Education Training Program in Kenya is an advantage.
Applicant MUST quote expected salary.

Only applicants who meet the basic requirements will be shortlisted.

Applications should reach us on or before 25/03/2011 and addressed to

The Chief Executive Officer
Foundation Institute of Africa
P.O Box 48730 - 00100, Nairobi
Email: fiarecruitment2011@gmail.com

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