Investment Manager (Governance Programmes)

Investment Manager-Governance Programmes

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to Somalia | Type: 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, “Investment Manager – Governance Programmes” in the title of your email.

Due to the large volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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.

The Investment Manager will lead the design and management of the SSF investments that fall under the governance portfolio. Illustrative examples of investments under the portfolio include but are not limited to: support to strategic analytical work to inform programming; support to State Assemblies; stabilisation; government institution strengthening initiatives; civic engagement and local governance; gender equality and social inclusion.
The Investment Manager will be responsible for stakeholder engagement and relationship management with SSF partners. He/she is expected to proactively engage with SSF implementing partners to ensure politically aware, conflict-sensitive, and strategic programme implementation. The Investment manager will play a lead role in articulating and reporting on how SSF investments are aligned to the SSF strategy.

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;
•Must be able to speak Somali;
•Previous experience working with DFID is highly desirable but not required.