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  • Posted: Mar 27, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 12, 2023
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    The British High Commission in Nairobi is the diplomatic mission of the United Kingdom in Nairobi. It is located in the Upper Hill area of Nairobi.The British High Commission in Kenya maintains and develops relations between the UK and Kenya.We provide services to British nationals living in an...
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    UK – Kenya Tech Hub Deputy Director

    Main purpose of job:

    This is an exciting opportunity to support the growth and success of an agile, innovative and high profile Tech Hub in Kenya.  The aim, to develop the Kenyan tech ecosystem, deliver digital skills programmes, and drive partnership and collaboration within the technology ecosystem. We are looking for an organised and enthusiastic tech-savvy individual to provide a broad range of project management, communications, analysis and tech support across the team.

    The Hub is part of the Digital Access Programme, a UK Government initiative led by the UK Department for the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). The programme operates in five countries: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Brazil and Indonesia.

    The objective of the Digital Access Programme is to catalyse affordable, inclusive, safe and secure digital access for underserved or excluded populations; and to use this as a basis for a more thriving digital ecosystem that generates digital solutions to local development challenges, as well as skilled jobs in the local digital economy.

    The Hub will have three main aims:

    • Deliver tailored interventions to cultivate digital skills responding to the needs and opportunities for inclusion in the local tech sector. This could include, for example, promoting opportunities for youth and women in the local tech sector; 
    • Support tech entrepreneurship through partnerships with local digital ecosystem stakeholders including incubators, accelerators and private sector firms, academia, government departments and agencies and non-profit organisations
    • Facilitate partnerships between local tech firms (including tech start-ups) and international companies (across all sectors) in the form of commercial partnerships or joint ventures
    • The successful applicant will play a key role in running projects and day to day operations of the UK-Kenya Tech Hub, including project management, data analysis, comms and reporting.

    Roles and responsibilities

    • Supporting the Director in the implementation of the Uk-Kenya Tech Hub strategy to build on the Hub’s successes and pilot projects across the Kenyan landscape.
    • Supporting the Director to initiate and pursue new strategic opportunities for the Hub, cultivating new leads, understanding business and innovation needs across all sectors and convincingly presenting the opportunities for collaboration via the Hub;
    • Providing day to day project management of the Hub’s numerous projects ongoing simulatanously as well as the development of new ones. This will include data analysis, comms, reporting, procurement and support on design and delivery of the Hub’s systems and processes.
    • Working in collaboration with DCMS, FCDO and other government departments, taking responsibility for delivering delegations (both inward and outward) and events that support the development of the local tech ecosystem;
    • Developing and managing relationships with local tech firms, startups and wider tech sector stakeholders, using these to support the development of new partnerships and programmes;
    • Collaborating with the other Hubs in the global network to develop the network offering;
    • Leading on selected operational management responsibilities, including potentially: project oversight, budget management, impact assessment (monitoring and evaluation), social media channels and newsletter management, reporting and analysis, or as further defined according to need in order to support the work of the Hub’s Director and new strategic directions for the Hub;
    • Deputising for the Director in various leadership roles within the team, including representing the Hub and the British High Commission externally in some circumstances (media, speaking opportunities, event representation).
    • Acting as a gender champion in your role.  Ensure Gender Equality Act (2014) compliance and support implementation of gender policy and guidance so that, at the least, no harm is done and gender inequality is not worsened. Actively support PF ambitions on women’s economic opportunities, inclusive growth and poverty reduction through your team.

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

    • Proven track record, minimum 5 years’ experience in, and knowledge of, the tech sector and startup scene within Kenya
    • Strong tech skills
    • Able to communicate effectively at all levels, both verbally and in writing, with internal and external stakeholders
    • Good data analysis skills and ability present insights in a visually appealing manner.
    • Strong communications experience including social media channels management, newsletters
    • Project management experience including impact reporting
    • Experience in handling budgets and finance administration
    • Well organised with good attention to detail;
    • Able to work flexibly and pick up corporate processes quickly;
    • Able to work independently as well as part of a team;
    • Confident at decision making, within agreed boundaries;
    • Experience in handling budgets and finance administration
    • Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  
    • Data analysis- Power BI
    • Excel

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to British High Commission Nairobi on to apply

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