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  • Posted: Mar 13, 2020
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    We are a leading management-consulting firm offering management & business advisory services in strategy & OD, business management systems and infrastructure across many sectors. We also conduct research and training for our clients; building their internal capabilities to implement the solutions we design for them. We have more than 10 years of expe...
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    Chief of Party

    What we are looking for

    We are seeking an experienced CEO to run all the operations of the organization in order to provide smooth and efficient services to its stakeholders. The right candidate must be ready to create and model great organizational culture as well as lead the executive team to inspire the employees as they undertake their different roles. The individual should be visionary in order to lead the organization into achieving their set goals and producing exceptional results

    Your mission

    • Grow and lead the institution in line with their strategy to ensure prosperity of the organization
    • Provide inspirational leadership in the organization and ensure a high level of integrity among its employees
    • Communicate with the board of directors about new institutional changes and be the voice of the directors in the institution
    • Ensure prudent management of the organization’s assets
    • Implementation of the organizational strategy
    • Introduction of new policies and regulation that are beneficial to the organization
    • Ensure that all legal documents are filled and in compliance with the Law
    • Create partnerships with other organizations
    • Identify investment opportunities
    • Liaison of the public, the government, and other relevant stakeholder and the organization
    • Create a conducive environment that promotes employee performance and motivation

    Overall, be responsible for strategy, resource management, strategy, visibility, partnerships and relationship management as detailed below:

    • Resource Mobilization
      • Map, identify and source for resources to ensure successful execution of the organization's strategies
      • Performance management and M&E
      • Develop detailed operational plans (annual, quarterly and departmental)
      • M&E framework and implementation guidelines
    • Budget preparation
    • Reporting
      • Detailed and up-to-date cumulative objective level indicators and intermediate indicators matrix,
      • Track progress of the various sub-projects and plans
      • Ensure implementation of safeguards
      • Responsible for financial management performance
      • Enhance Value-Based Membership
      • Structure an optimal stakeholder engagement platform
      • Set up and implement welfare systems
      • Develop, source or partner with a provider to develop an ICT based platforms
      • Structure the organization as a Big four implementation partner with member institutions playing a different role
      • Enhance and commercialize Centers of Excellence
      • Map, identify and execute key Linkages and Partnerships
    • Ensure Strategy Execution
      • Track and implement projects/initiatives
      • Identify, map and develop strategic partnerships
      • Institutionalize the organization
      • Enhance the organization's brand publicity and visibility
      • Drive the institutionalization of the Organization
      • Implement the Board Charter
      • Review the Organizational Structure to support the new organizational strategy
      • Ensure Legal & Regulatory Compliance
      • Implement Risk Management Framework
      • Enhance ICT infrastructure and Support in skills training and service delivery
      • Improve Human Function and Capability
      • Optimize the composition and size of the workforce

    What you need

    • A minimum of a Master’s degree in economics, finance, social sciences or a related field. A PhD in any these areas will be an added advantage
    • At least 10 years of experience in working on public administration and/or public sector service delivery. Proven familiarity with Kenya’s education and development sectors would be a major asset. Experience working in the education sector will be an added advantage
    • Must have worked in a senior management position for at least 3 years
    • Demonstrated record of accomplishment of providing consultant deliverables on a timely basis

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    Resource Mobilization and Grants Management Expert

    What we are looking for

    We are seeking a Research Mobilization Specialist to support the organization's investor relations initiatives and develop new resource partners. The successful candidate will support all aspects of resource mobilization, outreach and engagement, proposal development and donor reporting. He / She will strengthen fundraising systems within the organization.

    Your mission

    • Build a sustainable Resource Mobilization function
    • Review existing resource mobilization strategies
    • Map and identify organizational resourcing needs
    • Develop a resource mobilization plans
    • Identify and target development partners/ donors/ investors
    • Develop grant proposals and ensure the obtainment of funds to KATTI.
    • Manage the funds received to ensure that the development objectives are attained
    • Build resource mobilization capacity
    • Develop resource mobilization plan
    • Identify strategic partners
    • Design grant proposals and obtain funding
    • Lead the diversification of revenues through commercial ventures such as consultancy and training services
    • Continuously ensure the optimal and prudent management of investment portfolios

    What you need

    • A bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, sociology, grant management, entrepreneurship or a related field is required
    • A master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred
    • At least 5+ years of relevant experience in resource mobilization (Covering grant management, proposal writing, stakeholder engagement, resource mapping, resource mobilization strategy development, and implementation). Significant work experience in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
    • Strong knowledge on resource mobilization
    • Negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Good understanding of financial management and reporting processes.
    • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use a variety of software particularly Excel.
    • Excellent Time Management
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to creatively solve problems
    • Good analytical skills in developing and implementing resource mobilization strategies
    • Ability to work effectively in teams.
    • Ability to prioritize workload and demonstrate deliverables/outcomes.
    • Initiative taker, self-motivated and result-oriented

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    Knowledge Management Expert

    What we are looking for

    We are seeking a Knowledge Management Expert to drive knowledge management transformation, innovation and service excellence programs and contribute to the development of knowledge management standards, methods and enablers to support consistent, end-to-end service execution. The successful candidate will be responsible for understanding and upholding the knowledge management standards and approach by contributing to and executing the knowledge plan for the organization.

    Your mission

    • Develop a comprehensive sector-wide and institutional Knowledge Management (KM) platform, database and information repository.
    • Continuously ensure that the KM) platform is accurate, accessible and up to date
    • Develop tools policies and guidelines to ensure effective, comprehensive and compliant reporting and report management. This will encompass - quarterly progress reports, which will include progress with project implementation, achievements of the project objective level indicators and the intermediate indicators, progress of sub-projects, implementation of safeguards if any, updates against budgets, challenges, mitigation measures, etc.
    • Develop impact evaluation and quality assurance frameworks for all projects and key initiatives
    • Maintain and update project databases
    • Develop mechanisms for collection and storage of data to improve accessibility, Systematic identification, packaging, and dissemination of information appropriately for the various stakeholders.
    • Develop a Management Information System (MIS) that will help in the capturing, storing, processing and circulation of project information to inform decision-making and improve the overall performance programs. The MIS will facilitate the collection of data from partners and other stakeholders. Each data input will be specific for each stakeholder to prevent duplication.
    • Document lessons learned and other indicators during implementation to support implementation with a view to improving performance.

    What you need

    • Master’s degree in International Development, Statistics, Economics, Business Management or another relevant analytical field.
    • At least 7 years' experience in Knowledge Management activities
    • 3-5 years of professional experience in complex data analysis, management, reporting and quality assurance.
    • Experience in leading, coordinating and managing Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) systems for economic analysis
    • A broad understanding of MIS in the context of M&E/KM
    • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and written in cross-cultural, and present complex ideas to a non-specialist audience

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    Monitoring and Evaluation Expert

    What we are looking for

    We are seeking a Monitory and Evaluation Policy Expert to design, develop and implement a comprehensive results-based M&E system

    Your mission

    • Frame a sector level M&E framework and plan on implementation
    • Supervise and coordinate M&E efforts across sector-wide and organizational components
    • Develop M&E tools and guidelines
    • Identify and develop aligned and relevant results framework, monitoring requirements and indicators
    • Continuously ensure that the M&E activities are accurate, accessible and up to date within the developed information repository
    • Generate and assess information required for monitoring, evaluation and reporting on key operational and performance indicators and outcome objectives
    • Supervise the implementation of approved M&E work plans during implementation, and if required, update and amend the M&E process following ongoing consultation with stakeholders and beneficiaries
    • Provide the requisite M&E capacity building, training, advice, and support
    • Operationalize M&E Frameworks consistent with the institutional framework, systems, and operations. These are to be aligned with organizational objectives and strategy
    • Responsible for reviewing and developing policies
    • Developing relevant and related sector-wide policies,
    • Develop and implement a policy and advocacy plan and framework

    What you need

    • Minimum of a Master’s degree from a recognized university in Social Sciences or related field
    • Must have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience in developing and implementing M&E systems in similar Programmes
    • Experience in developing monitoring and evaluation systems and frameworks programmes, including key performance indicators, data collection and analysis systems, and tools.
    • Proven experience with the logical framework approach and other strategic planning approaches, M&E methods, and approaches, training in M&E development and implementation, facilitating learning-oriented analysis sessions of M&E data with multiple stakeholders, information analysis and report writing;
    • Experience in policy formulation and advocacy

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    Research Analyst

    What we are looking for

    We are seeking a Research Analyst to provide secondary and primary research in support of proposals, client cases, and business or IP development initiatives, with specialization in the education sector. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering on a variety of requests and will connect with consulting and knowledge teams to refine/understand the scope, devise an appropriate approach; package and deliver on the organization's mandate.

    Your mission

    • Develop guidelines on surveys, data collection, and assessments needs
    • Develops data collection plans and schedules
    • Assumes lead responsibility for survey/ study/ assessment scheduling and logistics
    • Plays a lead role in data collection training and pilot testing. Coordinates data collection to provide overall management of data collection teams to ensure survey/study operations follow protocols and stay on schedule. Troubleshoots and resolves emerging issues in consultation with stakeholders
    • Responsible for the management of data from the point of field collection to the creation of analysis files. Manages electronic data entry (if needed).
    • Oversees the data cleaning process and ensures that the survey files are prepared and cleaned according to the SOPs and that the data editing process is thoroughly documented. Prepares the final analysis file and its documentation.
    • Responsible for providing organizational growth solutions across areas such as Institutional Surveys and Assessments; Trainings; Strategic Plan development and review; International Standards (ISMS, QMS) Support, Trainings, and Certifications; Programme Assessments and Evaluations
    • Develop and implement Governance structures
    • Set up a consulting unit within the organization
    • Oversee for the overall quality, cost, time and contract management of all consulting efforts
    • Conduct a needs survey across all target client institutions

    What you need

    • A university degree in social sciences, business or a related field
    • Experience managing field/ consulting/ project teams
    • At least 7 years' experience in management consulting
    • Experience in offering management consulting solutions to large and public organizations across different sectors.
    • Experience engaging in field research and data collection using statistical software or tools
    • Expertise in handling large datasets
    • Experience in fieldwork on data and monitoring activities
    • Demonstrated knowledge in development planning/ action-oriented research in Kenya

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    ICT and Digital Marketing Officer

    What we are looking for

    We are seeking an ICT and Digital Marketing Officer to provide detailed technical analysis of existing systems and give guidance on the requirements for the ongoing development of new systems, and quality assurance for their implementation. The successful candidate will be the key liaison between the Project Manager and other project stakeholders to ensure that all software development activities are performed to a high standard and that the project’s outcomes are achieved.

    Your Mission

    • Prepare clear and concise specifications and documentation that communicates requirements to service providers using industry-standard approaches
    • Collaborating with teams to find optimal architecture approaches for each project, including software transition plans and sustainable solutions for existing tools
    • Consolidate and report key performance indicators obtained from local service groups
    • Advise system developers on design, tools, licensing, implementation and support of ICT software infrastructure
    • Contribute to an initial technology assessment of the project environment, including gap analysis and recommendations for the approach to the implementation phase
    • Review technical plans prepared by partners and advise on feasibility and soundness of the proposed approach
    • Assist in technical evaluation of procurement activities where requested by partners.
    • Provide quality reports during and after delivery of software solutions by project partners
    • Monitor and measure project progress and prepare project reports as required.
    • Plan and execute change management activities to ensure efficient transition into operations and utilization of project deliverables by the projects
    • Facilitate customer workshops/interviews to collect, analyze, validate and document business requirements, processes, business rules, and workflows
    • Plan, design and execute application testing, user testing and release management
    • Maintain records of project files and other supporting documents
    • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for planning and knowledge building

    What you need

    • Master’s degree (or equivalent) preferably in computer science or information systems. A relevant Bachelor’s degree in related studies, combined with an additional 2 years’ experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree
    • At least 5 years’ experience in the implementation of complex software development projects is required especially in the fields of Architecture Planning, Client/Support Services, Business Process Mapping, ICT Formulation, Enterprise System Design, and Implementation
    • Extensive experience in public financial management project management.
    • Experience in process improvement consulting

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    Corporate Finance Expert

    What we are looking for

    We are seeking a lead expert in designing and developing public infrastructure development deals (buy or sell side) from conceptualization to commercialization and financial Closure. The suitable candidate will discover opportunities and convert them into business planning/cases.

    Your mission

    Lead the development of comprehensive and accurate:

    • Full project scoping proposals
    • Alignment scenarios
    • Conceptual reference designs taking into account relevant projections
    • Project-related costings, capex, and opex
    • High level ESIA and RAP considerations
    • High level and relevant financial and economic analyses
    • Analysis of the impacts of any relevant legal and regulatory changes since
    • Pre-feasibility analysis
    • Risk analysis
    • Demand analysis
    • Stakeholder mapping and analysis
    • Detailed action plans

    Develop comprehensive business models covering:

    • Economic analyses such as – Economic Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • Financial viability analysis
    • Affordability assessments
    • Fiscal Commitments and Contingent Liabilities
    • Value for Money Assessments (e.g. as required under the PPP Act, 2013 )
    • Logical and clear assumptions based on accurate data
    • Logical projections with high levels of detail
    • Risk analysis
    • Related CAPEX and OPEX
    • Related macroeconomic, financing costs
    • Related revenues

    Lead and coordinate feasibility studies for identified infrastructure projects

    Oversee Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP)

    What you need

    • Degree in Finance, Business, Management, Economics, Engineering or any other relevant field or equivalent qualification
    • Demonstrated experience in providing financial transaction advisory services/development of public/ large infrastructure projects on PPP basis including extensive experience in project structuring and risk analysis, allocation and management; project agreements;
    • Successful preparation of corporate finance projects with at least two financially closed large/ public infrastructure projects. Experience within the transportation sector will be an added advantage
    • At least 7 years of financial and transportation/ public sector experience of taking infrastructure projects through to financial close.
    • Experience in deal structuring and transaction management. Experience in PPP and LVC will be an added advantage
    • Mandatory experience in financial modeling, VfM analysis, fiscal impact, and contingent liability analysis
    • Must be a professionally qualified accountant and a member of ICPAK.
    • Clear, well-structured and concise oral and written English language communication skills including report writing and presentations are important.

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    Investment Expert

    What we are looking for

    We are seeking a highly motivated individual with investment knowledge, strong analytical skills, organizational skills, and investment accounting experience to enhance the team. The successful candidate must be able to interact skillfully with external fund administrators, clients, and multiple business partners.

    Your mission

    • Develop, interpret and implement financial concepts for financial planning and control.
    • Perform technical analysis to determine present and future financial performance.
    • Gather, analyze, prepare and summarize recommendations for financial plans, trended future requirements and operating forecasts.
    • Perform economic research and studies in the areas of rates of return, depreciation, working capital requirements, investment opportunities, investment performance and impact of governmental requirements.
    • Carry out business development activities to build a strong pipeline of potential investment opportunities
    • Oversee financial modeling and perform analytic analysis of transactions
    • Manage due diligence work-streams
    • Manage overall transaction process, workstreams, and timelines
    • Regularly present and report clear, timely and accurate information on financial performance to support decision-making
    • Determine revenue requirements to meet Project funding needs
    • Assist TA with the due diligence and structuring of investment projects
    • Coordinate with key stakeholders – including Legal Risk, Environmental and Social, Development Impact,  and Macroeconomics – to successfully process investment projects and ensure compliance with overarching policy and legal frameworks
    • Conduct industry research, network at regional and global industry conferences, and create country-focused and regional market mappings

    What you need

    • 7-10+ years of experience at a top investment bank, a private investment firm, or in a lead finance role within a corporate with significant experience in structuring transactions in equity, debt, or across financial products;
    • Significant experience building and managing financial models in Excel;
    • Strong communication skills and analytical abilities and an insightful, structured way of presenting investment cases;
    • Experience in public finance/ public investment projects
    • Strong deal execution experience

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    Legal Due Diligence Expert

    What we are looking for

    We are seeking an experienced Legal Due Diligence Expert to lead and undertake technical due diligence services throughout the development, procurement, construction and operation phases of transport infrastructure projects. Regular travel should be expected in relation to the team management responsibilities and in order to support an active presence with our customers for project delivery.

    Your mission

    • Act as a subject matter expert in regulations on behalf of both internal partners and clients
    • Participate in buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence engagements
    • Analyze the financial operations of the target infrastructure financing projects
    • Understand and evaluate financial and operational trends of target projects
    • Communicate due diligence findings in formal reports
    • Review all available information related to the applicable legal, regulatory and institutional framework to ascertain that it permits the TA to implement proposed deals/projects. This covers the following legal aspects; Transaction Advisory, Deal Structuring, Risk Evaluation Asset Tracing, and Compliance Advisory

    What you need

    • A University degree in Law.
    • A minimum of 10 years’ demonstrated experience in drafting financial transaction contractual agreements and other related documents/agreements for infrastructure financing (PPP, LVC, Concessions, etc.) projects
    • Experience in infrastructure financing aspects such as procurement, managing bidding processes, competitive dialogue, negotiation of suchlike contracts, advice on legal and regulatory frameworks.
    • Successful preparation infrastructure financing projects with at least one financially closed infrastructure financing project in the roads sector. Experience within infrastructure financing projects will be an added advantage.
    • Experience of Kenyan procurement, commercial and contract law including the roads sector, environmental and PPP-related laws
    • Legal experience of taking deal projects through to financial close
    • Relevant Kenyan, international and regional experience in the drafting and negotiating of financing agreements

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    Transport Economist

    What we are looking for

    The transportation infrastructure sector is experiencing unprecedented levels of investment and ACAL is playing lead roles in projects to upgrade existing transport networks to deliver future demand on new transport corridors (road, rail, and air) and extensive public transport enhancements. We are looking for a skilled individual with experience in delivering and managing transport planning projects involving economic appraisal, business case, and cost benefit analysis. You will work with part of a wider team analyzing and appraising the impact of transport schemes and preparing business cases to justify investment.

    Your mission

    • Lead and manage projects within the team on a range of assignments across all modes of transport and economic assessments.
    • Work in teams as well as independently to formulate evidence-based insights and translate them into credible, clear and compelling advice and support to clients
    • Structure and apply frameworks to analytical problems
    • Develop client solutions, address client input, and design materials that effectively communicate recommendations and support client objectives
    • Prepare and/or contribute to technical reports and other project outputs
    • Maintain and develop relationships with existing clients, as well as a broader professional network
    • Stay updated with knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations
    • Contribute to business development and marketing opportunities
    • Develop and see-through plans, forecast resources, prepare budgets, and support the development of junior staff
    • Manage reporting and supervisory relationships

    What you need

    • A first-class or upper second-class degree in a relevant field is required. An MSc/MA or Ph.D. in a relevant field preferred
    • An analytical focus, and a proven capacity to develop and deliver high-quality analytical projects to inform and influence policy development through evidence
    • Strong numeracy skills, ideally with experience of undertaking technical/economic modeling. It would be advantageous to have familiarity with statistical software packages
    • Five or more years of experience with at least half focused specifically on private financing of projects.
    • Experience and interest in developing business opportunities
    • Experience in scrutinizing economic appraisals, completed business cases, cost forecasts, etc.
    • Experience or knowledge of the various transport modeling packages used in the industry
    • Previous consultancy experience in the provision of transport economic advice to clients
    • Experience in supporting bids for public private partnerships and other forms of private finance projects
    • Previous experience managing projects and complex analysis is required
    • Good understanding of what it takes to manage and successfully deliver advice in the challenging contexts of bid support
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high levels of numeracy are essential.

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    Land Economist

    What we are looking for

    We are currently seeking a Land Economist to provide services in land valuations, real estate projects appraisals, and market analysis of mixed-use real estate project developments focused around rail transport hubs.

    Your mission

    • Conduct analysis of proposed land use and investment appraisal
    • Verify the accuracy of survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted on-site
    • Undertake real estate market analysis and develop reports
    • Prepare real estate development proposals
    • Prepare quality project technical reports for client submission
    • Undertake activities to support land valuations, real estate projects appraisals, and market analysis of the real estate projects.
    • Develop and manage good and effective relationships with the clients and other stakeholders

    What you need

    • At least a Bachelor’s degree (preferably a Master’s Degree), in Land Economics or related discipline from a recognized university
    • A Strong understanding of Land-Use planning, and be able to interpret how demographic data and statistics are impacted by Land-Use planning to produce useable data
    • Must be registered with the Institution of Surveyors
    • Must have a current practicing license
    • Should have at least 10 years overall experience including at least 5 years’ experience in consulting
    • Should demonstrate experience in mixed land use developments
    • Extensive knowledge in land valuations, real estate projects appraisals
    • Experience in real estate management, and market analysis of real estate projects in major mixed land use development projects
    • Excellent technical writing skills (mandatory)
    • Experience in preparing project reports, and/or publications
    • Excellent English language skills (mandatory)
    • Regional experience in Sub Saharan Africa is an added advantage
    • Able to work with multidisciplinary multicultural teams
    • Able to deliver work within tight deadlines and handle heavier work pressure near deadlines

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