Investment Manager (GESI)- Mogadishu/Nairobi

Duty Station: Mogadishu / Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to Somalia | Type: Fixed-term (12 months with possibility of extension) | Deadline: 12th of March 2019 (11.59pm EAT)

If you meet the below criteria please send a cover letter and your CV (maximum of 4 pages total) to recruit@stabilityfund.so, “Investment Manager – Governance Programmes” in the title of your email.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Background

The Somalia Stability Fund is a multi-donor fund working towards a peaceful, secure, and stable Somalia. It offers Somali stakeholders a source of multi-year funding that can respond to local needs and opportunities. The Stability Fund aims to contribute to enhancing stability in Somalia through the following programmatic outputs:
1.Fault-lines for political conflict (FGS-FMS, inter & intra state) are identified and appropriately addressed.
2.Enhanced popular participation in governance, particularly for women and excluded communities.
3.Increased government visibility and community engagement.
4.Reduced community vulnerability to conflict.

Purpose

SSF’s investment portfolio requires an adaptive team of Investment Managers to manage the Fund’s portfolio of investments, ensuring smart operations systems are employed to capture and analyse risks and returns, the adoption of lessons learnt, and through the continuous refinement of the investment design. An Investment Manager typically manages several investments across Somalia, maximizing individual investment returns at an acceptable level of risk. This role will be responsible for managing a portfolio of investments across Somalia. The Investment Manager is also expected to support SSF with the development of strategy documents and other analytical products.

Roles and Responsibilities
As Investment Manager, your roles and responsibilities are as follows:
• Manage the GESI (Gender Equality and Social Inclusion) portfolio of investments; main point of contact for the investees
• Identify risks associated with the investment
• Manage the annual reporting cycle (narrative and financial)
• Undertake field visits to the operational area when appropriate or necessary
• Liaise closely with finance counterpart in managing the portfolio
• Perform ongoing M&E on the investees’ performance and technical application
• Ensure the investees are adhering to procedures and guidelines; provide input on updates to procedures and
guidelines
• Assist in implementing communications strategy where necessary; presentations, stakeholder engagement etc.

Qualification and Experience
•Minimum of seven years’ experience in designing and managing development projects;
•Minimum of seven years’ experience working in Somalia with a good understanding of the socio-political context;
•Minimum of five years’ experience working on governance and peacebuilding initiatives;
•Masters in political science, international relations, economics or other social sciences;
•Previous experience in conducting political analysis;
•Previous experience in grants or contracts management;
•Excellent written, analysis and presentation skills;
•Previous experience working with DFID is highly desirable but not required.