NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – HFHI

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking a talented individual for the role of an Associate Director - Program Operations (Africa). 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Job Type: In-Country National
 
Employment Type: International Employment
 
Job Function: International National Organization, International Programs, Operations, Strategy
 
Travel: 40%

Reporting to the Program Operations Director of Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), this position is responsible for the growth and development of the existing programs in the region, consistent with organizational standards and strategic goals towards sustainably serving families. 

At the same time, he/she will contribute to the development and implementation of a regional expansion strategy.

Key Responsibilities:
·                     Develop, implement and monitor strategic and operational programmatic plans for the regional: aligned to the HFHI EMEA strategy.
·                     Facilitate development of strategic and operational plans for national organizations.
·                     Manage and coordinate development of national organizations, partnerships and affiliates.
·                     Oversee operations of the East Africa Hub.
·                     Identify and support potential partner organizations and negotiate strategic program alliances.
·                     Support global initiatives and processes as well as resource development department to fundraising opportunities including grant proposals.
·                     Facilitate and coordinate program / product design with relevant specialists – leading towards scalable solutions for specific target groups (marginalized, vulnerable, etc.) and specific themes (water & sanitation, DR, etc.); as per HFHI EMEA strategy.
·                     Develop and support strategic partnerships with regional institutions in the housing sectors.
·                     Recommend and implement programmatic management goals and objectives for the area.
·                     Prepare, implement and monitor annual programmatic budget, including grant and investment decisions.
·                     Participate in global program initiatives and coordinate on different themes, including: Operations; scaling strategies.
·                     Lead and direct the operations program team responsible for the Africa region.
·                     Liaise with housing finance to ensure models are aligned with target groups and in-country priorities.
·                     Liaise with all departments to ensure standards compliance (SOE and other relevant HFHI policies including sustainability policy); organizational development (strategic human capacity building, governance, HR development & systems, program documentation and evaluation, etc.); volunteer engagement is aligned to program operations.
Key Requirements:
·                     Master’s degree in international development, development studies, social sciences, public/business administration, or equivalent work experience at appropriate level.
·                     7+ years of management experience in international development contexts, including experience in project design and management, and planning and budgeting.
·                     Profound understanding of and working experience in Africa region as well as its cultural/social/political environment.
·                     Experience in non-profit program development and good knowledge of donors, including multilateral, institutional and corporations.
·                     Good understanding of key trends in international development.
·                     Strategic thinking, strategy setting, visioning capacity.
·                     Operational and financial management skills.
·                     Board development skills and capacity.
·                     Qualitative and quantitative analytic skills.
·                     Resource mobilization, training and capacity building, coaching/mentoring skills.
·                     Human resources management skills and knowledge.
·                     Fluency in English required, proficiency in French and added advantage.
·                     Strong people management skills.
·                     Ability to work independently and without close supervision.
·                     Must be currently eligible to work in Kenya without sponsorship.
The position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package in the nonprofit organization market.

How to Apply

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Closing Date for Applications is the 27th of October 2017. 


Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking a talented individual for the role of a Specialist - Capital Markets and Financial Inclusion

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Job Type: In-Country National
 
Employment Type: International Employment
 
Job Function: Strategy
 
Travel: 30%

The Specialist - Capital Markets and Financial Inclusion is responsible for implementation and coordination of the capital market and financial inclusion strategy in the Africa area. 

He/she will be responsible for the growth and development of the existing housing finance and SME portfolio in the region, consistent with HFHI standards and strategic goals towards sustainably serving families. 

At the same time, he/she will contribute to the implementation of a regional expansion and capital mobilization strategy with special focus in partnerships with Financial Service Providers (FSP) and SME’s through the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter (TCIS: Shelter Venture Fund, Micro Build Fund) and other investors or investment vehicles.

This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

About Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter:

The Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter works with housing market systems by supporting local firms and expanding innovative and client-responsive services, products and financing so that households can improve their shelter more effectively and efficiently. 

Acting as a market facilitator through the Terwilliger Center, Habitat for Humanity will have exponentially more impact by improving systems that make better housing possible for millions more families, most of whom build their homes in stages. 

The Terwilliger Center’s approach stays true to Habitat for Humanity’s original principles of self-help and sustainability by focusing on improving systems that enable families to achieve affordable shelter without needing ongoing direct support.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

IMPLEMENTATION AND COORDINATION OF CAPITAL MARKETS AND FINANCIAL INCLUSION STRATEGIES AND MODELS
·                     Coordinate and implement technical support strategies on Housing Finance and SME issues: product development, financial modeling, conceptual innovations, evaluations, involvement on specific projects.
·                     Coordinate and implement capital mobilization strategies for supporting the funding needs for both demand (clients and FSP’s) and supply (SME’s) side of the housing value chain, in collaboration with Market Systems.
·                     Promote inter-institutional adoption and adaptation of successful housing, financing and micro-finance models.
·                     Monitor and evaluate innovative projects, generate learnings and promote scaling of effective models, sharing and knowledge transfer.
·                     Support Manager CMFI in development of project proposals to potential donors, or investors, focusing on coordination and development of the capital market/financial inclusion design and objectives.
DEVELOPMENT OF PARTNERSHIPS
·                     Position TCIS EMEA-niche as a solution to Housing Finance, Housing Microfinance and SME’s in Africa region.
·                     Identify, prioritize, establish and maintain relationships with Implementing Partners (Micro Finance Institutions, other Local Finance Institutions, Donors, Investors, SME’s, consultants, etc).
·                     Develop and pilot partnership projects in cooperation with partners and area office team.
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION
·                     Support Manager CMFI to identify new funds to support Housing Finance and SME’s activities and programs.
·                     Identify, prioritize, establish and maintain relationships with Funding Partners (Investors, Guarantors, Donors).
SUPPORT MICRO BUILD FUND, SVF AND TCIS LEADERSHIP
·                     Promote and identify potential MFI and SME’s partners.
·                     Conduct the appropriate due diligence (both desk and on-site) and a proposal development for each MFI and SME partner.
·                     Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned by supervisor.
Key Requirements:
·                     Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required. Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred in international development, business administration, or related discipline.
·                     At least 5 years of work experience in international development, preferably with an INGO, experience in developing countries is a plus.
·                     At least 5 years’ experience and demonstrated success in capacity building of partners.
·                     Experience in designing and delivery of housing microfinance and SME’s investment projects.
·                     Experience in selecting and coordinating consultant base.
·                     Working experience in microfinance and/or housing finance; with an understanding of low income segments.
·                     Investment, portfolio management and financial literacy experience strongly preferred.
·                     Credit and micro credit analysis abilities.
·                     Strong Excel & other MS office skills.
·                     Strong evaluation skills.
·                     Fluency in English.
·                     Cross-cultural communication skills.
·                     Negotiation and partnership development skills.
·                     Process facilitation and organizational development skills.
·                     Decision making and problem solving.
·                     Demonstrated ability to work within a team.
·                     Must be currently eligible to work in Kenya without sponsorship.
Preferred: Fluent in French

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Closing Date for Applications is 27 October 2017.

HFHI is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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