You’ll work in Nairobi with cross cultural teams and a range of stakeholders for the Invest Africa programme, working closely with programme leadership and project teams reporting to the Programme Manager.
Invest Africa is DFID’s large scale investment promotion programme aimed at driving the economic transformation needed to create jobs for the future and set African countries on a trajectory out of poverty.
This programme intends to work with international companies (investors and investment recipients) to build a significant pipeline of investment to ‘kick-start’ manufacturing in Africa, while ensuring that this FDI benefits local economies as widely as possible and does not cause harm. Also, it will work with African governments to support the attraction and retention of more and stronger FDI in key manufacturing sectors and raise the political profile of manufacturing FDI in Africa.
Invest Africa will also provide flexible technical assistance to increase investment in African manufacturing, tailored to the individual country needs; this could include identification of barriers to investment, creation of investment promotion agencies, development of local content units to serve as a matchmaker between investors and companies, trade facilitation, development of special economic zones etc.
Furthermore, the programme will coordinate with and influence relevant partners to further the overall Invest Africa programme objectives and share knowledge within the programme.
You will be responsible for the internal and external communications of the Invest Africa programme.
In this role you will also develop the knowledge management and communications strategy of the Invest Africa Programme.
You’ll design and develop a knowledge management process including a communications implantation plan. Additionally, you’ll conduct internal and external stakeholder mapping and segmentation and be required to tailor communication approaches to different audience segments. You’ll also design tailored communications templates.