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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Mercy Corps


Investment Analyst
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Program / Department Summary
Youth Impact Labs is a partnership between Mercy Corps and Google.org launched in 2017 to catalyze the creation of new work opportunities for young people by leveraging technology. Impact Labs operates from Amman and Nairobi as strategic regional hubs for the Middle East and East Africa. Impact Labs aims to think big, take risks, and test bold solutions by approaching underemployment and unemployment through a business-oriented innovation lens. We seek to build a strong regional pipeline of innovators ready to create high- impact, scalable employment opportunities across various markets — for today’s youth and generations to come. We are focusing on digital marketplaces and platforms that offer services to micro and small businesses; agricultural supply chain management; and digital work.
General Position Summary
The Investment Analyst is responsible for identifying and developing a pipeline of dynamic tech companies with robust job creation potential. The individual will engage with tech startups and the broader tech ecosystem to support market assessments, identify promising investees, conduct due diligence and identify investment strategies to maximize growth and job creation potential. S/he will also offer support to the partner contracting process. The analyst will work closely with a team of business support provides to provide continuous pre and post investment support as well as promote research and learning around potential technology support to job creation.

Responsibilities

PIPELINE DEVELOPMENT
·         Identify, develop and maintain pipeline referral networks including connecting with the local technology ecosystem to draw out new partnership opportunities
·         Conduct market research, analyze market trends and contribute to knowledge management efforts on youth employment and technology
·         Build investment pipeline by identifying suitable businesses that are leveraging technology to create new employment opportunities
·         Maintain close relationships with potential partners
DUE DILIGENCE
·         Conduct company specific market research including analysis of historical and projected financial statements research, review to validate business model and impact potential
ENGAGEMENT EXECUTION
·         Support review and analysis of investment proposals, engagement plans and budget
·         Work closely with Impact Labs Partnerships Manager to structure a viable engagement in line with Impact Labs’ criteria
·         Prepare investment concept note and technical review memo
·         As part of the contracting process, liaise with the potential partner and internal departments during the contracting process
OTHER
·         Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission;
·         Other duties as assigned.
Organizational Learning
·         As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries
·         Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specificall to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
·         Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Qualifications

·         3- 5 years experience working in impact investing landscapes including social venture funds, or NGO projects providing financial and technical assistance to social enterprises;
·         Experience working with social enterprises with a track record in due diligence, and investment analysis is desired;
·         Excellent pipeline development skills and well developed networks in the tech and social enterprise landscape
·         Excellent analytical, financial modelling and research skills
·         Passion working on youth employment projects
Success Factors
The Impact Analyst should have the ability to combine high-quality quantitative and qualitative analysis in order to make sound judgement on partnerships. S/he should demonstrate flexibility and willingness to test, adapt, learn and improve.
Partner Evaluation Assistant
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Program / Department Summary
Youth Impact Labs is a partnership between Mercy Corps and Google.org launched in 2017 to catalyze the creation of new work opportunities for young people by leveraging technology. Impact Labs operates from Amman and Nairobi as strategic regional hubs for the Middle East and East Africa. Impact Labs aims to think big, take risks, and test bold solutions by approaching underemployment and unemployment through a business-oriented innovation lens. We seek to build a strong regional pipeline of innovators ready to create high- impact, scalable employment opportunities across various markets – for today’s youth and generations to come. We are focusing on digital marketplaces and platforms that offer services to micro and small businesses; agricultural supply chain management; and digital work.
General Position Summary
This is a short term position for a duration of 3 months. The Partner Evaluation Assistant will be responsible for conducting initial market landscape assessments and conducting initial partner reviews in order to support the development of a partner investment pipeline. S/he will initiate company and market assessments, generate market sector briefs and prepare internal memos to support the partner selection process.

Responsibilities

Market research
·         Conduct market research, analyze market trends on youth employment and technology;
·         Conduct desk research to map out early stage tech enhanced businesses that are creating new employment opportunities
·         Prepare market briefs of priority sectors based on market research conducted
Due diligence
·         Conduct initial assessment of pitch decks and company financial statements
·         Conduct initial assessment of job creation potential
·         Prepare an investment memo of companies reviewed for internal purposes
Engagement Execution support
·         Conduct initial review of the due diligence information gathered to determine accuracy and authenticity
·         Consolidate and organize due diligence documents
Other
·         Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission; Other duties as assigned.
Organizational Learning
·         As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries
·         Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specificall to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
·         Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Qualifications

·         This is an entry level position but 1- 2 years’ experience working in business, financial and/or technology analysis in the banking, technology, business support or NGO sectors is preferred
·         Prior exposure to grant application assessment exercises
·         Demonstrated aptitude for analytics and quantitative problem-solving
·         Advanced skills in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word
·         Good writing and presentation skills
·         Passion for youth employment programming and financial analysis
Success Factors
The ideal candidate should have the willingness to learn, improve and take feedback positively. S/he should be organized and possess good judgement. The ability to work effectively with people at all levels in the project is crucial.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a Cover Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to ke-hrkenya@mercycorps.org on or before 17th August, 2018.
The email subject line must clearly show the job title.
Applications without an appropriate subject heading will be automatically disqualified.
Please do not attach any certificates.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NB: We do not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process
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