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  • Posted on: 9 July, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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    International Export Finance Executive & Senior Project Finance Officer

     

    Job description

    We envisage your role to be evenly split between focusing on UKEF pure activities and working on broader project finance projects in order to drive forward economic growth in the respective country through increased private sector investment in different sectors:

    • As one of UK Export Finance’s first team members to be based in Africa, you will lead  UKEF’s work in Kenya and East Africa more broadly ensuring UK financing instruments enable previously undeliverable projects.
    • The UK Government provides directly (via UKEF) and indirectly (via organisations which receive UK development funds, for example the Private Infrastructure Development Group) a range of finance products that make African infrastructure projects bankable. However, the offering is diverse with different eligibility criteria and stakeholders responsible for each. The sum effect is a system that can present challenges to firms and is, in some instances, under-utilised. UK Government has decided to address this by creating a ‘One Stop Shop’ for organisations seeking project finance by recruiting experts who will help link projects to finance instruments, including the full UKEF suite of services. Your role will be to lead the design and implementation of the  one stop shop service for Africa. .
    • As your role will be partially funded from UK Official Development Assistance (ODA), a primary objective will be poverty reduction in Africa, as enabled by increased private sector investment in infrastructure, energy, healthcare and education projects.

    You will be part of the International Export Finance Network, with UKEF functional and task leadership from UKEF Business Development Group in London. The International Export Finance Executives will lead the engagement with local buyers, project sponsors and associated stakeholder networks to develop export growth through the provision of trade finance and credit insurance available from UK Export Finance. The International Export Finance Executive will guide and support UK Export Finance teams in the UK, DIT colleagues and other third parties to provide this specialist market advice.

    As a member of the DIT in-country team, the International Export Finance Executive will also be required to mentor and inspire the DIT trade advisors to develop UKEF engagement, ensuring they remain alert to the potential for export finance support within all relevant trade opportunities that arise.

    Within Nairobi you will be part of the Department for International Trade’s Commercial Team. This includes: The Deputy Trade Commissioner for Africa, Head of Trade for Kenya, and four further team members. The team works alongside DFID and UK Foreign Office colleagues as part of the Prosperity cluster of the Nairobi High Commission. In total the cluster has 25 staff.

    We envisage your role to be evenly split between focusing on UKEF pure activities and working on broader project finance projects in order to drive forward economic growth in the respective country through increased private sector investment in different sectors:

    • As one of UK Export Finance’s first team members to be based in Africa, you will lead  UKEF’s work in Kenya and East Africa more broadly ensuring UK financing instruments enable previously undeliverable projects.
    • The UK Government provides directly (via UKEF) and indirectly (via organisations which receive UK development funds, for example the Private Infrastructure Development Group) a range of finance products that make African infrastructure projects bankable. However, the offering is diverse with different eligibility criteria and stakeholders responsible for each. The sum effect is a system that can present challenges to firms and is, in some instances, under-utilised. UK Government has decided to address this by creating a ‘One Stop Shop’ for organisations seeking project finance by recruiting experts who will help link projects to finance instruments, including the full UKEF suite of services. Your role will be to lead the design and implementation of the  one stop shop service for Africa. .
    • As your role will be partially funded from UK Official Development Assistance (ODA), a primary objective will be poverty reduction in Africa, as enabled by increased private sector investment in infrastructure, energy, healthcare and education projects.

    You will be part of the International Export Finance Network, with UKEF functional and task leadership from UKEF Business Development Group in London. The International Export Finance Executives will lead the engagement with local buyers, project sponsors and associated stakeholder networks to develop export growth through the provision of trade finance and credit insurance available from UK Export Finance. The International Export Finance Executive will guide and support UK Export Finance teams in the UK, DIT colleagues and other third parties to provide this specialist market advice.

    As a member of the DIT in-country team, the International Export Finance Executive will also be required to mentor and inspire the DIT trade advisors to develop UKEF engagement, ensuring they remain alert to the potential for export finance support within all relevant trade opportunities that arise.

    Within Nairobi you will be part of the Department for International Trade’s Commercial Team. This includes: The Deputy Trade Commissioner for Africa, Head of Trade for Kenya, and four further team members. The team works alongside DFID and UK Foreign Office colleagues as part of the Prosperity cluster of the Nairobi High Commission. In total the cluster has 25 staff.

    It is essential that the applicants already have the right to live and work in Kenya without the need to apply for a work permit

    Programme manager, CSSF South Sudan, Maternity Cover (33/19 NR)

     

    Main purpose of job:

    The Programme Manager will be responsible for developing, managing and reporting on projects in Conflict, Security and Stability in support of the UK’s strategic objectives for South Sudan. The successful candidate will have specific responsibility for developing projects on objectives relating to peace mediation and peace-building programming, and to develop a broad understanding of the UK’s project work in South Sudan,

    The post is open to candidates based in Nairobi. The successful candidate will need to be prepared to undertake occasional travel to alternative locations in the region.

    Roles and responsibilities  

    Programme management of National and Local Conflict Prevention projects (30%)

    • Help technical leads in the proactive development of project ideas
    • Receive project proposals and prepare initial assessment summaries for consideration by the CSSF Head of Programmes and South Sudan Strand Board.
    • Assist with production of Business Cases for projects in line with each department’s procedures
    • Oversee procurement in line with relevant HMG procurement procedures
    • Support Programme Team in delivery of Conflict, Stability and Security projects
    • Create and maintain schedule of key project milestones (start/end dates, report due dates, monitoring visits required, evaluations) and be responsible for holding technical leads to timescales.
    • Particular overseeing in the design and delivery of the Embassy’s National Level Conflict Reduction programme.
    • Regular travel will be required to South Sudan and, subject to the security situation, occasionally outside of Juba.

    Financial Management of projects (30%)

    • Assessment of partner budgets to ensure in line with UK government rules and regulations and value for money
    • Maintenance of accurate spreadsheets regarding project allocations, monthly spend and forecast spend
    • Financial reporting back to the Head of Programmes (monthly),
    • Monitoring of programme spend, including against allocation per project and liaison with implementing partners
    • Arrange for transfer of funds to partners as required

    Monitoring and Evaluation (30%)

    • Liaison with implementing partners and Regional M&E Adviser in order to monitor progress against project objectives
    • Arranging and oversight of project monitoring visits
    • Regular reporting of project progress to the South Sudan Strand Board and wider programme team.

    Team Support and Learning and Development (10%)

    • As a member of the Regional and Sudans CSSF team and the South Sudan HMG Team, provide hoc support to other team priorities.
    • To undertake necessary training and development activities for the job

    Resources managed

    Management of a large conflict, stability and security programme. 

    • Experience in programme management.
    • Experience in financial management.

    • Experience working in politically sensitive programming and with senior stakeholders; on peace agreement implementation and/or with the security sector

    Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Delivering at Pace

    Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

    The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities including training on programme and financial management, monitoring and evaluation, and cross-cutting issues such as gender and conflict sensitivity. This is in addition to large number of training course offered locally by FCO e-learning and opportunities for on-the-job learning and mentoring.

     Working with HMG presents an exciting opportunity to be part of a dedicated team working to prevent conflict in South Sudan and globally.

    Leave:

    Members of staff are entitled to paid annual leave, which is earned, from the day they commence employment. Entitlements are as follows:

    Grades B3 (L) 30 days

    In addition to annual leave, the BHC normally observes no fewer than 9 and no more than 14 Kenyan and British public and religious holidays in a year. These vary from year to year and are at the discretion of the High Commissioner. A list of holidays is published each year.                                                     

    Working Patterns:

    Monday to Thursday: 0800 - 1630 Friday: 0800 - 1400 

    Full-time hours required. However, flexible working arrangements welcome and you should take the opportunity to discuss this with the recruiting manager during the recruitment process.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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