Administrators

Academic Careers and Research Culture in Africa

Date: Monday, 27 November, 2023

Time: 8:00am ET / 2:00pm CET

Location: Online

Contact: Emma Martens, emartens@gbsn.org

While the number of PhD faculty in African institutions has been steadily increasing, institutional systems and cultures have been slow to change and very few offer meaningful support for the kind of research needed for successful academic careers. What does this mean for African scholars? How do they balance career ambitions and institutional priorities? What strategies can professors at any career stage use to advance their research agendas and, at the same time, contribute to transforming their institutions? How can schools both inside and outside of Africa work together to improve the research culture at African institutions? This webinar will address these and other questions.

Speakers

  • Dan LeClair, Ph.D

    CEO
    Global Business School Network
    USA
  • Olof Brunninge

    Academic Director of International Development Collaboration, Associate Professor Business Administration
    Jönköping International Business School
    Sweden
  • Theresia Busagara

    Lecturer, Department of Finance & Coordinator Internationalization
    University of Dar es Salaam
    Tanzania

When?

Monday, 27 November, 2023

  • 8:00am Washington D.C.
  • 2:00pm Paris
  • 2:00pm Lagos
  • 6:30pm Mumbai
  • 9:00pm Singapore

Partners

African Academy of Management

The mission of Africa Academy of Management (AFAM) is “to foster the general advancement of knowledge and scholarship in the theory and practice of management among African scholars and/or academics interested in management and organization issues in Africa”. This exciting organization brings together people with an interest in management in Africa. Membership in AFAM provides a platform for building collaborative and supportive relationships for and with African and other scholars in the Diaspora who engage in, or who have an interest in research on management and organizations in Africa.

Decolonising Curricula: Implications for Racial and Climate Justice

In celebrating Black History Month in Ireland in October 2023, University College Dublin (UCD) College of Business, in association with UCD Center for Business in Society (CeBaS), UCD Earth Institute, and IPSERA, invites students, faculty, policymakers and those interested in racial and climate justice, to join this conversation on decolonizing curricula.

Date: Thursday, October 19th
Time: 1:30PM IST | 2:30PM CEST | 3:30PM EAT

The session will feature input from Dr Sadhvi Dar (Queen Mary University London) and one of the authors of ‘The Business School is Racist: Act Up!’ This will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Penelope Muzanenhamo and involving some of our current Smurfit students (Vignesh Asokh, MSc Supply Chain Mgmt), Angel Brummet (MSc Int’ Business) and Annylah Clarke (MSc Food Business), and CoB EDI VP Colm McLaughlin.

At the center of the conversation will be a number of important questions that include, but are not limited to:

  • What is meant by decolonizing curricula?
  • Is decolonizing curricula a Black and Brown people’s ‘thing’?
  • Who benefits from decolonized curricula?
  • Why are business school textbooks and other teaching resources mostly produced by White male scholars?
  • How is Western patriarchy intertwined with the current state of knowledge at the center of our collective debates on decolonizing curricula?
  • What does decolonizing curricula imply for racial equality, and climate justice?
  • Beyond racial and climate justice, what would decolonized curricula offer in terms of tackling structural inequalities based on gender, sexuality and ableism among other demographic labels?
  • What would decolonized curricula look like?

Please join us to understand issues of decolonizing curricula, tackle questions of racial and climate justice, and to hear from a panel of experts.

Call for Cases from the MEA Region: The Journal of Business & Management Teaching Cases

Call for cases

The Case Centre’s Case Focus: The Journal of Business Management & Teaching Cases is now accepting submissions for their Middle East & Africa edition.

Cases

Cases are welcomed on all areas of business, management and government that are set in the MEA region. Cases must have been written for teaching purposes and be accompanied by a teaching note.Cases can be based on published sources or field research. Fictional cases, or those from generalised experience, are not accepted.

Authors

Cases and their accompanying teaching notes must be copyrighted to an organisation located in the MEA region.Authors must be a business or management teacher. Cases can be written by a team of two or more authors. Students and research assistants can be part of a writing team, but it must be led by a faculty member. Read our full submission requirements 

Submit to Case Focus

We are currently accepting submissions for Issue 5. The submission deadline is 8 September 2023.

Once you have checked that your case and teaching note meet our submission requirements it’s quick and easy to submit via our online form.

Benefits of submitting

Peer-review: all cases that meet the submission requirements will be double-blind reviewed. Feedback from the reviewers will be provided to authors to improve the quality of their cases and teaching notes.Worldwide distribution: cases accepted to the journal for publication will be distributed and promoted to a global audience. Retain your copyright: unlike other journals Case Focus does not require the authors or authoring organisation to sign over the copyright of cases that are published. Earn a royalty: Cases accepted to the journal for publication will be eligible for a royalty payment on any sales. The authoring school must be a member of The Case Centre to be eligible to receive royalties. Find out more about our submission process.

Risk Officer – Market and Liquidity Risk: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Position: Risk Officer – Market and Liquidity Risk

Minimum 5-8 years of experience

Department/Division: Risk Management Department

Job Type**: Global Recruitment

Location: Beijing

Posting Date: Jul 28, 2023

Closing Date*: Aug 27, 2023

Overview

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank whose mission is financing Infrastructure for Tomorrow—infrastructure with sustainability at its core. We began operations in Beijing in January 2016 and have since grown to 106 approved members worldwide. We are capitalized at USD100 billion and Triple-A-rated by the major international credit rating agencies. Collaborating with partners, AIIB meets clients’ needs by unlocking new capital and investing in infrastructure that is green, technology-enabled, and promotes regional connectivity.

The Risk Officer–Market and Liquidity Risk will analyze and manage AIIB’s market and liquidity risk. They will conduct both qualitative and quantitative analytics to identify, monitor and manage market and liquidity risk across the Bank’s balance sheet and will make recommendations to proactively alleviate risk where possible. They will communicate current and future potential risks to internal stakeholders while ensuring that all data is captured and recorded.

Responsibilities

  • Work with front lines to ensure that all relevant market and liquidity risk factors are properly identified and risk data are accurately captured in risk systems,
  • Develop and implement credit spread risk monitoring and reporting,
  • Enhance liquidity risk management approach and process,
  • Assist in counterparty credit risk assessment and management as needed,
  • Monitor for adverse news which could potentially deteriorate counterparty/issuer credit quality,
  • Monitor portfolio quality on an ongoing basis and analyze the potential impact of market events on the business environment for specific portfolios and/or counterparties,
  • Develop sovereign and macro risk views as needed to support decision-making,
  • Evaluate risks on new risk-taking initiatives raised by front lines,
  • Draft and revise the internal market and liquidity risk policies and directives,
  • Ensure that risk measurement methodologies are fit-for-purpose, comprehensive and implemented with integrity.

Requirements

  • Minimum 5-8 years of market and/or liquidity risk management experience in financial institutions.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial products and markets (i.e., FICC, OTC derivatives).
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. A high level of attention to detail is essential.
  • Solid understanding of macroeconomics.
  • Good team player with strong initiative.
  • Proficient in oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in related fields. (i.e., business administration, finance, or economics).

AIIB is committed to diversity, transparency and inclusion. We believe our strength comes from having a team with the right diverse skills, experiences and abilities selected through a merit-based competitive process. We actively encourage applications from people from both within and outside AIIB members, regardless of nationality, religion, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation.

Previous experience and qualifications will determine the grade and job title at which successful applicants will enter AIIB.

Join us and help create a prosperous and sustainable Asia while growing your career in a diverse and innovative environment.


* Closing Date: All opportunities close at 11:59 p.m. (GMT+8) on the dates listed.

** Job Type: Recruitment of staff is conducted through a merit-based competitive selection process. AIIB shall strive to provide employment opportunities open to all suitably qualified applicants, regardless of religion, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation or nationality.

Submit Your Application

Please follow the below link to begin the application process.

Senior Officer Culture & Information Division: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Job Title: Senior Officer Culture & Information Division
Employment: Full-Time
Job Closing Date: August 24, 2023

Overview

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded in 1967 with the purpose of promoting regional cooperation in Southeast Asia, in the spirit of equality and partnership and thereby contribute towards peace, progress and prosperity in the region. ASEAN comprises ten (10) countries in Southeast Asia. It was proclaimed a Community through the “Kuala Lumpur Declaration on ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together”, signed by the Leaders of ASEAN Member States at the 27th ASEAN Summit in 2015. The ASEAN 2025 calls for the ASEAN Community to forge ahead together, and to work towards building a community that is politically cohesive, economically integrated and socially responsible.

The ASEAN Secretariat was established in 1976 by the Foreign Ministers of ASEAN with the basic function of providing greater efficiency in the coordination of ASEAN organs and for more effective implementation of ASEAN projects and activities. It is also envisioned to be the nerve center of a strong and confident ASEAN Community that is globally respected for acting in full compliance with its Charter and in the best interest of its people.

In alignment with the ASEAN 2025 and Key Aspirations of the three ASEAN pillars of Political Security Community, Economic Community and Socio-Cultural Community, supported by the Department of Community and Corporate Affairs, the ASEAN Secretariat is inviting qualified ASEAN Nationals to apply for the position of Senior Officer Culture & Information Division.

Remuneration and Benefits:


Successful candidate will be offered a basic salary of USD 3,893 and an attractive remuneration package including housing, outpatient medical reimbursement, hospitalisation & life insurance, children’s education and gratuity. Subject to good performance during the probation, the candidate will be offered a fixed term contract of three (3) years, inclusive of the six-month probationary period.

Responsibilities

  • Reporting to Assistant Director (ADR)/Head of Culture & Information Division, the Senior Officer shall be responsible for supporting regional cooperation in the culture and the art, as well as the information and media sectors by:
  • Providing substantive research and analysis to support policy recommendations, technical advice and initiatives to the respective sectoral bodies’ (namely SOMCA, SOMRI, COCI) work plans/programmes
    • Develop research and analysis that can be used to support policy recommendations, technical advice and initiatives including providing input to the drafting of outcome documents, information and position papers, concept notes, briefing notes and talking points, and other knowledge products.
    • Coordinate and monitor the reporting input on the status of the above sectoral work plans to the ASCC Analysis and Monitoring Divisions (AMD), and Programme Cooperation & Project Management Division, and other divisions where required.
    • Assist in coordinating with other Divisions including the Community Relations Division to develop effective outreach strategies in promoting and branding ASEAN identity.
    • Liaise with ASCC AMD in the development of the M&E framework and indicators for the two sectors.
    • Monitor relevant policy developments at the regional and international levels.
  • Coordinating and providing technical support on the development, implementation and evaluation programmes and/or projects in support of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) and the ASEAN Community
    • Coordinate the development programmes and/or projects, and provide technical support where necessary to drive initiatives in the promotion of ASEAN identity and awareness.
    • Provide suggestions and ideas for projects and activities that can enhance the ability of the culture and the arts sector, as well as information and media sectors in disseminating information to the public about ASEAN developments, as well as on addressing other strategic issues relating to the sectors.
  • Managing funding, expert mobilisation and funds management
    • Assist to manage disbursements of the ASEAN Cultural Fund.
    • Coordinate and assist in mobilisation of funds to implement the approved work plans/programmes and projects.
  • Coordinating and providing technical support to promote ASEAN and its contribution in the implementation of global agenda, such as the 2030 UN SDGs
    • Represent the ASEAN Secretariat and serve as a resource person when required.
    • Coordinate and/or manage operational linkages with associated ASEAN bodies, dialogue partners, private sector and other institutions to further strengthen cooperation in culture and arts, information and media, and to promote ASEAN and its contribution in the implementation of global agenda, such as the 2030 UN SDGs.
  • Other duties
    • Coordinate, supervise, and assist to manage tasks and activities of staff, including compilation of technical input and prepare relevant documents including media releases and presentations for the meetings.
    • Coordinate and provide support in meetings, including preparing background papers and drafting meeting reports/summary of discussions, and assisting the hosting institutions on substantial matters.
    • Provide feedback on the performance of technical officer/assistant.
    • Coordinate input to, and assist to manage, budget of the Division
    • And other duties when required.

 Qualifications

  • Advanced or Bachelor degree in relevant discipline primarily related to the culture and the arts, or media and information, e.g. Cultural studies and relations, Heritage Management, Art History and Literature, Media and Broadcasting Management, Public Policy, Public Administration, Communications, Journalism, International Relations/Studies, Management or an appropriate related field.
  • A minimum five (5) years work experience with Bachelor degree or three (3) years with Advanced degree, with strong or relevant background in culture and the arts or communication and media and/or international relations in both government sector and/or private sector.
  • Extensive experience in message and program development, with advanced, sound writing skills and a proven track record of managing multiple projects.
  • Strong media and social media acumen to communicate with diverse audiences across multiple channels, including traditional, new media and digital platforms.
  • A keen interest in the arts and culture, information and media sectoral developments.
  • Proven experience in substantive research, project management, public policy development, and in working closely with government officials.
  • Experience in cross-cultural environment and international settings is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated good interpersonal skills, ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with public and private sector organizations, stakeholders and partners, and work effectively with people at all levels of the organisations.
  • Competency in computer skills with adequate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proven ability for accuracy under pressure and adherence to deadlines.
  • Sound and robust analytical skills, with competency to synthesise, process information and develop them effectively into reports or other knowledge products.
  • An effective, dynamic team player, and able to work independently where required.
  • Excellent command of English, written and spoken.
  • Willing to travel.

Submit Your Application

Please follow the below link to begin the application process.

DMI Seeking Social Behavior Change Communication Advisor

Responsible for: Providing programme leadership on SBCC best practices, programme design of SBCC activities, and planning of integrated SBCC activities. This position will provide management support for country SBCC officers across the four ExpandPF countries of implementation. 

Start date: 1 October 2023

Term: 5 years, fixed term

Based in: LomĂ©, Togo

Salary: $55,000 – $65,000 per annum

Application deadline: 23 August 2023     

Job Description

DMI is looking to recruit an experienced candidate to be ExpandPF’s SBCC Advisor. The successful candidate will be located within the programme headquarters in LomĂ©, Togo and provide advice and leadership across the programme.

More specifically, the SBCC Advisor role will include the following responsibilities:

  1. Providing program leadership on SBCC best practices and lead the design and implementation of SBCC activities in line with ExpandPF strategy across Togo, Mauritania, Cote d’Ivoire, and Cameroon
  2. Providing relevant training, capacity development, and/or technical assistance in SBC activities to country-level SBC officers across Togo, Mauritania, Cote d’Ivoire, and Cameroon.  
  3. Providing guidance on assessing, monitoring, and evaluating SBCC activities
  4. Supporting the development and initiation of protocols to monitor the implementation of media and community-based SBC activities, in coordination with country teams
  5. Reviewing and providing input into ExpandPF technical strategies, workplans, tools, frameworks, and guidelines to ensure SBC is appropriately incorporated
  6. Keeping abreast of, and contributing to, relevant ExpandPF technical guidance and technical literature. 
  7. Developing and maintaining relationships with governmental and non-governmental institutions, USAID Missions and other sexual and reproductive health and rights implementers across the ExpandPF countries and the West Africa region
  8. Representing the ExpandPF consortium externally at meetings, forums, and conferences
  9. Other tasks as required by DMI and the ExpandPF consortium

Person specification

Required knowledge, skills and experience

  1. Master’s degree in public health, Behaviour Change, Social Science, Development, Communications, or a related field
  2. 7+ years’ experience working on public health or health communication programs in low-and-middle-income countries
  3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in designing and managing effective social behaviour change activities
  4. Experience working with local/national governments and capacity strengthening systems, partners and staff
  5. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the field of sexual and reproductive health
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in cross-cultural, multi-lingual teams
  7. Strong written and oral communication skills in French and English
  8. Willing to spend 10 – 25% of work time on international travel and 40% of their time on regional travel across the ExpandPF countries of implementation

Desirable knowledge, skills and experience

  1. Experience working on USAID projects
  2. Experience implementing digital SBCC activities
  3. Formal training in and demonstrated understanding of SBC theories and frameworks, and familiarity with the current SBC literature

We strongly encourage female candidates to apply for this role.

DMI is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

DMI operates a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse and is committed to the protection and safeguarding of vulnerable individuals. Where appropriate, successful candidates will undergo background and reference checks. All DMI employees will be required to self-declare prior issues of sexual or other misconduct, termination of past employment, criminal records, and concerns registered with government authorities regarding contact with children.


AIIB Seeking Digital Program Specialist – Cyber Security Engineering

Employment Opportunity: The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is seeking a Digital Program Specialist in Cyber Security Engineering.

Posting Date: Aug 11, 2023

Closing Date : Aug 31, 2023

Digital Program Specialist – Cyber Security Engineering

The Information Technology Department (ITD) is looking for a Digital Program Specialist for cybersecurity engineering. The cybersecurity function is the first line of defense to protect AIIB against cyber-attacks on its entire digital landscape and to prevent financial losses and reputational damage.

The Digital Program Specialist should be an experienced and vigilant cybersecurity engineer whose responsibilities include planning, designing, deploying, and fine-tuning cybersecurity products and technologies that provide security capabilities across the Bank. They should have an excellent understanding of cybersecurity standards and frameworks, extensive knowledge of how cybercriminals work, and the determination never to let them in.

The Digital Program Specialist will help keep cybercrime at bay, using their expertise and engineering skills to enhance AIIB’s cybersecurity infrastructures and systems. They should be passionate about providing high-standard cybersecurity services, have extensive knowledge of both external and insider threats, and determined to minimize cyber risks. They will create and manage technologies to safeguard AIIB’s information and systems from cyber threats based on AIIB’s security practices and industry-accepted frameworks and following AIIB’s policies and legal requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, design, deploy, test, fine-tune, and integrate, as well as manage product features and capabilities of cybersecurity technologies to protect AIIB’s information and prevent unauthorized access of and attacks against its IT environment.
  • Partner with the Security Operation Center (SOC) and other IT function teams to ensure effective and efficient design and functionality of cybersecurity solutions.
  • Manage cybersecurity product vendors to ensure prompt delivery of quality services, features, capabilities, bug fixes, etc., by developing and managing operational and quality metrics.
  • Continuously review the maturity and maintain the roadmap of cybersecurity solutions and lead the development of sound cyber protection capabilities.
  • Contribute domain expertise to the development, implementation and updating of the cybersecurity framework, policies, standards, guidelines, baselines, processes and procedures.
  • Prepare regular cybersecurity reports and assessments as required by Management.
  • Ensure that any actions to address gaps or weaknesses are appropriately assigned and completed in a timely manner to maintain cybersecurity, support audits, and control testing on cybersecurity.
  • Serve as the domain expert for cybersecurity prevention, response, and recovery.
  • Other tasks that may be assigned by their supervisor.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of direct experience in building and configuring cybersecurity technologies, including but not limited to SIEM, Anti-Malware, Firewall/IPS/UTM, Vulnerability Scanner, Endpoint Detection & Response, User and Entity Behavior Analytics, Web Application Firewall, Threat Intelligence, Honeypot, and other cybersecurity tools;
  • Hands-on experience in developing and validating security baseline configurations for operating systems, databases, web servers, and networking equipment;
  • Strong technical analysis and problem-solving skills; experience with DevOps toolsets would be an advantage;
  • Demonstrated successful cyber security use case management and optimization with relevant security tools;
  • Demonstrated experience in security tools integration and orchestration for hybrid environment; Cloud environment working experience of Azure and AWS would be an advantage;
  • Demonstrated solid knowledge of information security principles, practices and regulations, including knowledge of International Security Frameworks and Standards, such as NIST Cyber Security Framework, MITRE ATT&CK, CIS, ISO/IEC 27000 Series and COBIT;
  • Excellent engagement, relationship, project and stakeholder management skills;
  • Results-oriented, with a meticulous eye for detail, with the ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
  • Security industry certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, and CRISC would be an advantage;
  • Excellent team player to create a positive, professional, and fun working environment;
  • Active learner with the learning by sharing attitude;
  • Fluency in oral and written English is a must;
  • Master’s Degree preferred in Computer Science, Engineering, Risk Management, Cyber Security, or a related field.

AIIB is committed to diversity, transparency, and inclusion. We believe our strength comes from having a team with the right diverse skills, experiences and abilities selected through a merit-based competitive process. We actively encourage applications from people from both within and outside AIIB members, regardless of nationality, religion, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation.

Previous experience and qualifications will determine the grade and job title at which successful applicants will enter AIIB.

Join us and help create a prosperous and sustainable Asia while growing your career in a diverse and innovative environment.

Closing Date: All opportunities close at 11:59 p.m., August 31st, 2023 (GMT+8)

FSD Africa Seeking Innovative Climate Finance Principal

Employment Opportunity

OVERALL JOB PURPOSE

FSD Africa seeking climate finance principal. This Principal, Innovative Climate Finance role will lead the innovative green and climate finance interventions, with focus on catalysing, supporting innovation and scale up of green and climate finance transactions across Africa.

The Principal, Innovative Climate Finance will have an opportunity to influence strategy and develop a portfolio of innovative transactions. The role will support transactions in the collaborative initiatives around natural capital and carbon markets with transactions being developed to the point developed at which they are funded by the market (with or without the involvement of FSDAi). 

The role will lead in the identification of Africa market priorities, appreciate market needs and requirements, and determine opportunities for capital markets pillar to contribute to transformational change and improvement. The job holder will be accountable for the development and implementation of projects working directly with implementing partners and consultants in the delivery of the projects and ensuring the successful management of FSD Africa Capital Markets strategic and operational interventions.

In addition, the role will provide thought leadership in the green/climate finance, providing strategic and tactical advice to partners and external stakeholders and driving the transformation of capital markets through effective influencing, advocacy, and communication. He/she will be responsible for managing complex projects with a team of Senior Specialists and consultants and will be a credible coach for the external stakeholders.


To apply for the role, your resume and cover letter, must be received by 5.00pm on 
Thursday, 31 August 2023

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Thought Leadership & Strategy Development

To participate in the development of strategy and programmes for the Capital Markets pillar and support the Risk & Resilience, Digital Innovations and FSDA Investments pillar strategies on innovative climate finance:

  • Act as a thought leader in the creation of financing structures or vehicles that are able to channel finance to underserved parts of the green economy; translate strategy into impactful operational plans and tactics.
  • Ensure regular engagement with other experts & decision makers in Africa countries to understand the strategic priorities for the development of capital markets.
  • Lead FSD Africa’s research into innovative climate finance; developing a deep and comprehensive understanding of the financial systems in Africa and how to leverage beneficial change.
  • Pay attention to personal professional development and learning in order to remain an expert in the fields of Capital Markets Development
  • Contribute to the development of strategy for the Capital Markets pillar; ensuring that insights in innovative climate finance are incorporated into the design and development of relevant theories of change.
  • Lead the development of tools, methodologies, and approaches (IP) which will guide the team and stakeholders in implementing best practice in innovative climate finance market development.

   2. Pipeline & Portfolio Development

  • Provide strategic direction and oversight to the transacting process; ensuring that the pipeline evolves and results in a regular flow of transactions that get to market.
  • Conceptualise, design and write investment proposals including results measurement and risk management frameworks.
  • Following approval, develop detailed implementation plans; including budgets and procurement of consultants / implementing partners as required.
  • Ensure the effective implementation of projects so that milestones of the project plan are achieved on time and to standard.
  • Lead monitoring, risk mitigation, results management, and learning for all projects being implemented; ensuring objective analysis of results and appropriate corrective actions as required to optimise FSD Africa’s beneficial impact.
  • Provide high quality technical advice and support to Implementing Partners, Consultants, and other project stakeholders in Innovative Climate Finance
  • Ensure comprehensive and timely communication with all project stakeholders.

3. Financial management & fundraising

Ensure sound financial management of Innovative Climate Finance by securing, managing, and safeguarding programme finances; ensuring that the practice achieves optimal financial efficiency, value for money and impact, all the while ensuring compliance with FSD Africa and donor policies.

  • Identify opportunities for fundraising and co-funding for the work of FSD Africa & support with proposal development as requested.
  • Conceptualise how funds and other limited resources may be best allocated to achieve optimum impact; including supervising the work of consultants to optimise value for money.
  • Track and monitor budget spend and associated activities ensuring cost effective utilisation of resources and timely achievement of financial targets.
  • Ensure that the accountability requirements of donors are met and that good relationships with funders are maintained at all times.

4.Influencing & Communicating for Impact

Drive the transformation of capital markets through effective influencing, advocacy, and communication strategies:

  • Clarify the ways in which achievement of FSD Africa’s objectives depends upon influencing the mindset or behaviour of others (e.g., Investors, investees, policymakers, end-users & other stakeholders); lead the development, implementation, and results-measurement of an innovative Communications & Influencing plan.
  • Take the lead in stakeholder mapping for the Innovative Climate Finance, identifying key decision makers / power brokers and develop innovative ideas for influencing them and/or transforming their mindsets.
  • Design and publish industry thought-leadership materials, particularly in Innovative Climate Finance
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of FSD Africa’s Communications Plan, building FSD Africa’s web presence, supporting thought leadership activities (publications, briefing notes, case studies, conference presentations), co-ordinating events, seminars etc.; establish us as a leading voice in Government Debt Markets thinking and knowledge.
  • Participate in networking events and/or convene stakeholders in order build awareness and influence the thinking around how Government Debt Markets contributes to capital markets development.

5.Implementing partner engagement & capacity building

Support the Director of Capital Markets in identifying, engaging, and empowering key implementing partners; so that they are equipped to operate effectively and contribute to the development of their respective Capital Markets:

  • Ensure appropriate selection of partners; ensuring optimal combinations of partners to bring out their synergies for the programmes e.g., political economics, due diligence, influence, etc.
  • Build and maintain relationships with senior leaders in chosen implementing partners, leveraging new opportunities that may arise and dealing promptly with relationship difficulties.
  • Engage partners in joint strategizing and the development of projects that will leverage change and have a positive impact on capital markets development.
  • Work with implementing partners to assist them in implementing their projects according to agree upon project plans, maintaining a strategic clarity, focus on impact, and collaborative approach at all times.
  • Review the Monthly/Quarterly Development Impact (DI) reports for any allocated projects and take appropriate action on the basis of results and analysis:
    1. If desired results have been achieved, initiate strategies for widespread awareness-raising and ‘crowding in’, focusing on applying leverage, replication of the project, and scaling; 
    2. If desired results have not been achieved, either manage performance of the implementation team or adjust the strategy/approach.  
  • Identify, report on, and mitigate project risks in a timely manner (project delivery and partnership management).

 6. Team Leadership and Unit Management

Lead the practice area in effective and efficient planning and management of programs and resources to deliver excellent standards of service delivery.

  • Build and lead the innovative climate finance team of staff and consultants in a manner that empowers them to add value to FSD Africa and deliver high standards of performance.
  • Direct and oversee all aspects of the practice area work plans, budget, and program implementation.
  • Plan and organise the work of the department.
  • Manage the team and consultants, towards high standards of performance through clear roles and responsibilities, on-going feedback, and appraisals. Pro-actively address performance issues through timely constructive feedback and coaching.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships across the areas of practice of the Capital Markets pillar and others to identify needs, opportunities for collaboration, communication, and reporting.
  • Ensure the delivery of an engaging leadership style that motivates team members and results in high performance.

Carry out any other duties or special assignments as assigned by the Management.

Qualifications and Education

  • Master’s degree and 12 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 14 years of experience in the areas of technical specialism, including at a senior level, in a financial markets’ environment.
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English

Essential Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

  • A deal originator by temperament and experience – 7-10 years of transacting/raising capital/deal origination.
  • Having good networks across financial intermediaries and other stakeholders in Africa; well connected to the global DFI community and to mainstream investors.
  • Track record of managing relationships and influencing key stakeholders at leadership or specialist level
  • A good understanding of how the full spectrum of finance providers relate to, and complement, each other (private sector asset managers at one end through DFIs to donors at the other) – and able to facilitate their involvement.
  • Highly collaborative by nature – hungry for success but a committed team player working for the success of his/her colleagues.
  • Significant experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative and trusted relationships with investors, investees, implementing partners, private sector players and government counterparts.
  • Demonstrated track record of rigorous project management skills and achievement of results – a finisher of tasks, not a process manager.
  • Ability to manage project portfolio of significant budget.
  • Ability to manage project diversity and complexity
  • Ability to manage significant complexity and conceptual sophistication
  • Successful track record of delivery of results in the area of technical specialism and the provision of technical assistance
  • Understanding of the development world and strategic MRM (preferred)

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Knowledge of donor policies and procedures
  • Previous experience of working in FCDO-funded projects
  • Languages: French, local African languages


To apply for the role, your resume and cover letter, must be received by 5.00pm on 
Thursday, 31 August 2023

ICIMOD: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Data and Information Management Specialist

Position Overview

Employment Opportunity: We are seeking a highly qualified and experienced Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Data and Information Management Specialist to support our data, information, reporting, and system management functions. The specialist will work within the Strategic Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (SPMEL) Unit and be responsible for ensuring effective data collation, synthesis, analysis, visualization, and reporting to enhance the organization’s MEL processes.

The primary objective of the specialist is to manage the data quality assurance process, provide technical expertise, and support data management, data analysis, and information systems to facilitate evidence-based decision-making and enhance the organization’s MEL.

Apply by August 25th, 2023

TERMS OF REFERENCE (ToR)

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Data and Information Management Specialist

Unit: Strategic Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

Position Responsibilities

The MEL Data and Information Management Specialist will be responsible for delivering results in line with the commitments we have made in our Strategy 2030: Moving Mountains and our Medium-Term Action Plan V (2023–2026): Embracing Change and Accelerating Impact.

The specialist shall fulfill the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Support designing, operationalization, and management of the institution-wide integrated results data management and reporting system.
  • Regularly update data into searchable public results dashboard showing progress: for example, stages to outcomes, impacts, and annual milestones; information on our publications, bibliometrics, and Altmetric scores; and information on our partnerships and capacity-building data
  • Ensure that all reported results are substantiated by evidence and subjected to quality checks through the management of the quality assurance system, and (as needed) develop marks of data quality.
  • Integrate findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) data principles and work towards alignment with the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard.
  • Develop and implement data standards as per the MEL Framework in line with global standards like FAIR.
  • Design and maintain the ICIMOD results dashboard, databases, data entry systems, and data quality assurance procedures.
  • Analyse collected data, identify trends, patterns, and key findings, and prepare summary information and graphical inputs into reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure that key cross-cutting issues, in particular gender and social inclusion (GESI), are adequately represented in ICIMOD data, including quality assurance of reporting, but also paying attention to cross-cutting issues such as climate and biodiversity.
  • Develop data visualisation products, including charts and graphs, to present MEL findings in a user-friendly and accessible manner.
  • Provide guidance and training to staff on data collection protocols, data management procedures, and information system utilisation.
  • Ensure compliance with data protection and privacy regulations while handling sensitive data.
  • Collaborate with SPMEL team members to integrate data management and analysis processes into overall monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Design and manage external consultancies as required to support the work.
  • Stay updated on the latest developments and software for data management and analysis techniques and technologies, including big data, and recommend improvements to enhance the organisation’s MEL practices.

Minimum qualifications and experience

ESSENTIAL

  • A master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. statistics, information management, data science) with five years of relevant experience
  • Proven work experience (minimum three years) in MEL, specifically in MEL frameworks, indicators, and data collection methodologies
  • Proven experience (minimum five years) in data management, analysis, and reporting within the context of monitoring and evaluation
  • Proficiency in data management software and tools (e.g. Excel, SPSS, R, SQL) and experience with database management systems
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret complex data sets and communicate findings effectively

PREFERRED

  • Experience in developing and implementing data visualisation techniques and tools (e.g. Tableau, Power BI)
  • A strong team player, with excellent coordination and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of data protection and privacy regulations and experience in handling sensitive data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to train and mentor staff on data management and analysis processes

Location

You will be working in a cross-cultural, impact-oriented environment at ICIMOD’s head office in Kathmandu, Nepal. Occasional travel in the HKH region will be required. Kathmandu is a lively and exciting place to live. People are friendly, living costs are comparatively inexpensive, food is delicious (with a range of local and international cuisines), and there are good local and international schools and a low crime rate. Nepal offers amazing trekking trails, white water rafting, and safaris, combined with a rich culture and charming yet lively nightlife.

Duration

Three years, with a probation period of six months. There is a possibility of extension subject to performance and ICIMOD’s future funding levels.

Method of application

Applicants are requested to apply online before August 25, 2023 (11:59 PM Nepal Standard Time) through ICIMOD Vacancy Application Portal.          

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Director: ICF

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director
Employment: Full-Time
Based in: New Delhi, India

Overview

Are you passionate about improving quality of life through accessible public health services? Then consider ICF, we work at the forefront of today’s global health issues, helping clients understand the specific needs of diverse populations and address complex health challenges with behavior and disease surveillance and monitoring, research and surveys, technical assistance, and organizational capacity building support. 

ICF is currently hiring a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director for the anticipated five-year, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Health Systems Strengthening and Building Resilience to Future Pandemics and Climate Change Activity in India. The purpose of this five-year project is to ensure India’s health system is prepared to prevent and respond to future challenges it faces such as climate change, emerging infectious disease outbreaks, and epidemiologic transition through comprehensive integrated primary healthcare, strengthening the continuum of care offered from the primary to secondary and tertiary facilities, expanded disease surveillance, maximizing the efficiency of public health financing, and increasing private sector engagement to improve health outcomes. The position is likely to be based in New Delhi, India.  

The MEL Director manages all aspects of the activity monitoring, research, evaluation, learning, and reporting. The Director manages and analyzes information and reports to the Chief of Party (COP) and provides the activity team with feedback on progress toward the achievement of key results as stated in the project annual workplans and project Performance Management Plan (PMP). The MEL Director ensures that the team collects, analyzes, and disseminates accurate data consistently and timely, aggregates project-generated knowledge and lessons learned through routine monitoring and evaluation of the activities. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and refine the overall project PMP and key performance indicators (KPIs) ensuring that all project components have end-of-the-project and annual indicators (inputs, output, outcomes, and impact), established baselines and measurable and achievable targets. 
  • Provide timely qualitative and quantitative information to the project team on the project quarterly and annual progress reports, programmatic updates, success stories, briefs, newsletters, as required. 
  • Provide technical oversight to systematic collection, analysis, synthesis, use, translation, and dissemination of data and learning to inform both internal programmatic decision-making. 
  • Work with the project team and collaborate with Indian counterparts on developing project indicators, including their definitions, measurement, process of data collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and reporting. 
  • Keep abreast of India’s health and socio-economic statistical indicators and provide timely updates to the project team to ensure effective planning and adapting the project activities. This includes keeping up with current policies and operational plans to align project metrics.  
  • Collaborate with the project team, USAID, and Indian stakeholders on the identification of key performance indicators, including their definitions, measurement, process of data collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and reporting. 
  • Lead the development of tools and resources that support local implementing partners’ efforts to improve the monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) capacities of their programs and local partners. 
  • Provide timely qualitative and quantitative information to the project team on the quarterly and annual progress reports, programmatic updates, success stories, briefs, and newsletters, as required. 
  • Ensure documentation and dissemination of findings, impact, innovations, and lessons learned. 
  • Establish and oversee the project database, including data verification, entry, and cleaning. 
  • Identify and advise the project team on the implementation of innovative solutions to data collection and monitoring. 
  • Ensure compliance with the project’s MEL requirements and reporting. 
  • Liaise with project’s technical team and country programs to establish appropriate targets for annual work plans. 
  • Lead a team of MEL experts in the ongoing development of the project’s overall monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, including indicator selection and adaptation, data collection, data analysis, and reporting. 
  • Lead the development of the project’s learning agenda and related implementation activities. 

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international development, monitoring and evaluation, public health, or a related field. 
  • At least 10 years of experience with USAID or other global health projects leading performance monitoring, evaluation, learning and/or data use for decision-making. 
  • 10 + years of experience implementing all technical, fiscal, and administrative components of complex MEL programs, preferably HSS or infectious disease programs, of similar scope and scale to this project. 
  • 10 + years of experience with qualitative and quantitative MEL data collection and analysis methods. Work closely with government counterparts and other local stakeholders to strengthen capacity in data collection, reporting, and use of data for decision making. 

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international development, monitoring and evaluation, public health, or a related field. 
  • Demonstrated experience focusing on results and impact in health system strengthening with strong strategic vision and an understanding of systems approaches to programming and monitoring, evaluation, and learning. 
  • Demonstrated experience in fostering a culture of continuous improvement and adaptive management. 
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks as well as measuring program results, including those related to the concepts of health coverage, quality, social and behavior change, self-reliance, gender, and youth. 
  • Demonstrated experience building monitoring, evaluation and learning capacities of country-level staff, including government, civil society, and private sector. 
  • Experience using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Excel 
  • Fluency in English is required.  
  • Experience with either Global Health Security Agenda programs or infectious disease programs. 
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