Purpose: To support the business development and delivery of inclusive growth, climate focused and infrastructure projects and programmes in Kenya and the East Africa region for IPE Global’s Inclusive Growth and Resilience practice.
About the job
Our Nairobi, Kenya office is currently seeking a Consultant with excellent quantitative skills to join our Inclusive Growth and Resilience team.
Our Inclusive Growth and Resilience practice provides specialist professional services across a range of sectors and disciplines centred on inclusive growth and resilience, and within that infrastructure planning, investment and service delivery. Our core areas of expertise include urban, regional and local economic development planning, infrastructure planning (including SEZs, industrial infrastructure and corridor planning), trade and investment, private sector development (including agriculture), industrialization, foreign investment, and finance.
As a Consultant you will have the opportunity from day one to contribute to a diverse range of proposals and projects for clients in Kenya and East Africa. This will involve identifying project opportunities, supporting the development of high-quality proposals, and supporting project management and technical delivery. You will also help coordinate our network of external consultants and experts, and work closely with the rest of the Inclusive Growth and Resilience team, who are based in our offices in Addis Ababa and London.
You’ll be supporting the management of existing projects and contributing technical expertise across one or more of the Inclusive Growth and Resilience thematic areas or sectors areas, specifically in quantitative areas such as market sizing, financial modelling, and forecasting. In addition to project delivery, you will help the team identify new business opportunities in Kenya and the region, including through building relationships with potential clients, providing context and understanding of local stakeholders, and supporting the development of high-quality proposals. You’ll also be expected to help expand awareness of IPE Global in Kenya, through showcasing our work at conferences, workshops, and other public events.
Specific tasks are expected to include, but are not limited to:
Project delivery (70%):
Business development (20%):
Professional development (10%):
We are looking for someone who is passionate about making meaningful contribution to sustainable development initiatives that set out improving lives among poor communities around the world. You are thoughtful, excel at problem solving and have the confidence to contribute new ideas and challenge those around you, while remaining a committed team player. Most importantly, you will have the quantitative skills to execute specific components in each project, such as value for money analysis, cost-benefit analysis, financial modelling, market sizing, etc. This would require you to have a background in quantitative analysis through academic work or through professional experience. You will have Kenya and/or East Africa experience, and have worked with public or private organizations on projects relevant to this role. You’ll have experience working with a range of stakeholders, including donors, local and international companies, government institutions, SMEs, and poor people.
Head of IGR in Africa for technical direction and the Kenya Country Head for day to day administration.
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