NGO Jobs in Kenya – AECF 2020
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Renewable Energy Sector Team Lead

AECF has exciting opportunities for the role of Sector Lead
for Renewable Energy.
Do you have the passion for development coupled with
tactical and strategic engagement strengths this is the role for you!

Job Purpose:

 Provide the strategic vision and technical direction for the
Renewable Energy & Climate Technologies (REACT) portfolio that promotes
rural development and fosters more equitable and sustainable economic growth in
Africa within the quickly evolving framework of the economic program.
The Sector Team Lead – Renewable Energy & Climate
Technologies will be responsible for technical programme development and
overall management of AECF REACT across Africa. He/She will consult regularly
with the director, donors and engage with the senior government officials,
other donors and international organizations. Others include:
Leadership and Strategic Direction
(10%)
  • Lead
    development of REACT Investment Portfolio, aligning it to the AECF
    strategy and continental sector priorities, development and growth agenda.
  • Develop
    overall operating plans, management plans, work plans and budgets for the
    renewable energy and climate technologies (REACT) portfolio.
  • Ensures
    that investees meet their obligations in accordance with agreements and
    relevant regulations.
  • Ensures
    that activities achieve their intended results. Provides technical and
    organizational leadership on the design, implementation, monitoring and
    evaluation of activities.
Relationship Management &
Business Development (20%)
·        Establishes
and maintains productive working relationships and linkages with donors, and
other development partner organizations, government departments, private sector
partners etc. Establishes close links to sector leaders, international
organizations, associations or businesses.
·        Participate
in meetings and events that create visibility and positive image of AECF.
·        Lead AECF
team in development of technical bids and proposals to prospective funders.
·        Leverage
expertise and networks to support fundraising and business development efforts
of AECF. This includes contributing to proposal development and pitches to
donors;
·        Provides
technical expertise to assure alignment of the REACT portfolio with evolving
sector development policies, government development objectives, other donor
programs, and foreign policy priorities
·        Provide
technical leadership for the marketing, application review and selection of
REACT projects
·        Responsible
for the overall planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of REACT
portfolio, including multiple contracts, cooperative agreements, interagency
agreements, and host country contracts
·        Coordinate
and manage effective competition design and implementation
·        Develop
effective strategies the enable recovery of outstanding repayable grants as due
from portfolio investees
·        Lead
development and implementation of portfolio risk framework, in line with the
overall AECF Risk and Compliance Management Framework
·        Custodian
of REACT portfolio performance data.
  • Contribute
    to development and review the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and
    Learning strategy.
  •  Lead
    / coordinate the portfolio learning agenda in a manner that contribute to
    the wider learning agenda of AECF (in liaison with HQ M&E team), to
    further the reputation and capability positioning of the Fund, have a
    wider systemic impact on the relevant market systems in Africa, and
    promote relevant advocacy efforts.
  •  Ensure
    continuous improvement of the portfolio quality based on learning.
  • Responsible
    for the effective flow of communication within the REACT team, as part of
    the Investment Portfolio Management Team.
  •  Manage
    employee performance e.g. weekly/monthly continuous performance
    discussions and provision of feedback. Translate strategy into executable
    plans while motivating your team with clear direction by setting clear
    goals and KPIs.
  • Guide
    teams in implementation of agreed strategy and programs, including
    enhancing coherence at team level.
  •  Engage
    their employees and manage diversity within the workplace by encouraging
    and personally participating in employee engagement activities.
  • Graduate/Masters
    qualification in Business Administration, Economics, Development Studies,
    Sustainable Energy, Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics, or other
    relevant field of study.
  • A
    minimum of eight (8) years of experience and recognized expertise in
    Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Climate financing and Renewable Energy
    Financing.
  • Project
    Management certification (PMP or Prince 2) is desirable.
  • Proven
    experience working in the development sector, managing multiple donor/
    funder engagements.
  • An
    understanding of the operations of donors and international development
    organizations.
  • Excellent
    analytical and communication skills with the ability to prepare proposals,
    reports and concept papers to a high level of proficiency.
  • Fluency
    in English is a requirement. Language skills in French will be an added
    advantage
The AECF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you believe, you can clearly demonstrate your abilities
to meet the relevant criteria for the role, please submit your application
quoting in the subject line the ‘
Sector Team Lead – Renewable Energy
& Climate Technologies (REACT) AECF/Portfolio/2020’
 to recruitment@aecfafrica.org and attach a detailed CV, e-mail address and telephone contacts to
be received on or before 
February 4th, 2020. For more information on the Sector Team Lead Job
Description
 and AECF, please visit
 www.aecfafrica.org
Locations: Nairobi, Kenya
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
The AECF (Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund) is a nonprofit
institution supporting early and growth stage businesses – through provision of
patient capital – to innovate, create jobs, leverage investments and marketsin
an effort to create resilience and sustainable incomes for rural poor and
marginalised communities in Africa.
AECF’s strategy is focused on agribusiness/agriculture and renewable energy
sectors with increased support to climate technologies, deepened focus on
gender, youth, and employment, aimed at attaining the institution’s vision of
‘A Prosperous and Enterprising Rural Africa’.
Since 2008, AECF has invested in 268 businesses across sub-Sahara Africa
focusing on Agribusiness, Renewable Energy and Climate Technologies. As of
2018, we have impacted more than 17 million lives, created over 12,000 jobs and
leveraged over US$ 560 million in matching funds from the private sector.
AECF is currently expanding its programs in Africa and our new strategy is
looking to further unlock the power of the private sector to improve the
livelihood of rural and marginalized communities. We are therefore seeking an
individual willing to be part of this journey, in helping to define and
implement our strategic objectives in a bold and innovative manner.
AECF is headquartered in Nairobi with offices in Cote d’ Ivoire and Tanzania.
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Legal Manager and Board Secretary
shall ensure the integrity of the governance framework, be the principal legal
advisor to the institution, and assure that the organization fulfills its
legal, regulatory and ethical responsibilities.
Key responsibilities
• Manage relationships and all issues relating to the Board of Directors and
Shareholder, including convening Board, and Committee Meetings;
• Ensure compliance by the AECF with best Corporate Governance Practices
including risk identification and mitigation;
• Lead on all legal aspects of the organization’s investmentstransactions, both
structuring and execution, review and negotiation of the full range of deal
documentation.
• Ensure that investment and related agreements accurately reflect negotiated
terms and draft legal documents in support of investment deals.
• Lead in the negotiation of donor funding agreements and structuring of
partnerships between AECF and key relations including in-country partners.
• Develop the annual risk work plan that reflects the institution’s highest
risks to be monitored as determined by conducting a mandatory annual risk
assessment using an enterprise wide approach and ensure an effective monitoring
system is in place.
• Develop a clear annual grants compliance plan and monitor AECF’s compliance
obligations with respect to donor requirements and liaise with key stakeholders
to ensure alignment ofsuch requirementsto the greatest extent possible with
AECF’s policies and best practices.
• Implement and manage AECF country registrations and provide legal advice in
relation to country governance and operational documents.
• Provide legal, compliance and tax advice to AECF and specifically on transfer
of domicile to a US public charity 501 (c) (3).
• Take initiative to identify and analyze problems, generate alternative
solutions and make decisions with little direction/supervision.
Requirements
• A Bachelor of Laws degree and post graduate diploma in law/legal practice
certificate.
• A master’s degree in law or related field.
• A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a major law firm or the legal department
of an asset manager, development finance institution or other leading
organization.
• Transactional experience in investment funds a big plus
• Strong technical legal and commercialskills.
• Ability to oversee and effectively manage outside counsel and internal
stakeholders.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work with others and manage
multiple time sensitive matters in a demanding, fast-paced and fluid
environment.
• Ability to take initiative to anticipate, identify and analyze issues,
generate potential solutions and make decisions.
• Exceptional interpersonal, analytical, written and oral communication skills
– must be able to resolve complex issues in a practical manner and to
communicate complex concepts in an understandable way.
• Goal Oriented – seek to understand and personally contribute to the mission
and future direction of AECF, translate the organisational strategy into
practical initiatives and solutions; creative and innovative in achieving the
goals of the organisation.
• Understanding of the investing in SMEs landscape and a passion for working
in-house.
• Ability to balance big picture thinking with intense execution, always
prioritizing and
moving initiatives forward.
*Board Secretary professional certification not mandatory
but experience supporting a highprofile international board is an added
advantage.
How To Apply
If you believe, you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant
criteria for the role, please submit your application quoting in the subject
line the Job Title “Legal Manager & Board Secretary AECF/CEO/2020”, and
attach a detailed CV, e-mail address and telephone contacts to be received on
or before 
January 24th, 2020.
Send your CV to the Email:
 recruitment@aecfafrica.org. For more information on AECF, please visit www.aecfafrica.org.

The AECF (Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund) is a nonprofit
institution supporting early and growth stage businesses to innovate, create
jobs, leverage investments and markets in an effort to create resilience and
sustainable incomes for rural poor and marginalized communities in Africa.
AECF’s strategy is focused on agribusiness/agriculture and renewable energy
sectors with increased support to climate technologies, deepened focus on
gender, youth, and employment, aimed at attaining the institution’s vision of
‘A Prosperous and Enterprising Rural Africa’.
Since 2008, AECF has invested in 268 businesses across sub-Sahara Africa
focusing on Agribusiness, Renewable Energy and Climate Technologies. As at
2018, we have impacted more than 17 million lives and created over 12,000 jobs
and leveraged over US$ 560 million in matching funds from the private sector.
AECF is currently expanding its programs in Africa and our new strategy is
looking to unlock further and
differently the power of the private sector to impact rural and marginalized
communities. We are
therefore seeking an individual willing to be part of this journey and push us
to be bold in the setting and
implementation of our strategic objectives.
Job Summary:
Provides programmatic and administrative support to the Donor Relations
activities in AECF team in the execution of its core business. The position
requires a commitment to quality control, accuracy and follow-up. The
successful candidate will be exposed to situations requiring considerable
discretion, judgment, tact, diplomacy and timely responsiveness.
  • Conduct
    research and draft proposals and concept notes for all AECF programs as
    needed;
  • Maintain
    records of reports due to donors on ongoing AECF programs and report on
    status of reporting
    deadlines on an ongoing basis.
  • Undertaking
    research to generate donor briefs about aid policy and priorities of
    potential partners and
    donors;
  • Providing
    logistical, administrative and operational support for the department to
    prepare for
    missions, meetings and events;
  • Oversee
    all Donor Relationship/Business Development related events – including
    donor meetings,
    partnerships and other meetings relevant Resource Mobilization and draft
    agenda and other
    documents needed for the events/meetings.
  • Take
    good notes at each meeting; capturing the key areas for follow up and
    ensure follow up with
    donors and team as discussed in respective meetings.
  • Support
    the team in donor identification/prospecting through outreach; development
    and updating of
    donor database.
  • Creating
    and implementing a standard pre-planning process to be used for all
    identified new
    prospects.
  • Program
    Delivery – works closely with other staff to ensure that the program
    delivery is at par with
    donor expectation. Sits on program taskforces as required.
Required qualifications and
experience:
  • Bachelor’s
    degree in Project management, Business Administration, Economics or
    political science
    from a reputable institution.
  • A
    Master’s degree in a relevant field such as marketing, communications,
    public administration,
    international relations and Development Studies will be an added
    advantage.
  •  Minimum
    of 7 years’ experience in resource mobilization for large multilateral or
    bilateral agencies or
    international organizations primarily in Africa. Experience in relevant
    AECF sectors preferred.
  • Minimum
    of 3 years’ experience at a management position in a donor development and
    resource
    mobilization role.
  • Experience
    in resource mobilization to support
The AECF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The AECF
considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color,
national origin, religion, age, disability or any other characteristic
protected by applicable law.
If you believe, you can clearly demonstrate your abilities
to meet the relevant criteria for the role, please
submit your application quoting in the subject line the Job Title “
Donor
Relations and partnership Officer

– AECF/DRPO/2020” and attach a
detailed CV with correct e-mail address and telephone contacts.
Kindly note that the applications will remain
 open
until filled
, address to: recruitment@aecfafrica.org.
The AECF is a non-profit organization, unlocking the
potential of the private sector to positively impact
the lives of rural and marginalized communities in Africa. With the vision to
build ‘’A prosperous and
Enterprising Rural Africa’’, AECF provides high-risk, small and growing
businesses with patient, low-cost
financing and advisory support services to pilot, refine and scale their
operations and ideas.
Through the advisory support services, we help our portfolio companies to
prepare for and attract followon funding to enable them grow and scale, using
“AECF Connect” which was established with support
from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Since its
inception, AECF Connect
has supported 12 investees (through 18 transactions) to raise US$ 45 million.
We’re now going through
unprecedented growth at the moment – new funds, new portfolio companies, new
geographies and an
energized team to help get us there. Key to the forward momentum is increasing
our investment
readiness and facilitation services, a key market gap for our portfolio
companies and other SMEs in subSaharan Africa.
Purpose of the role:
The Investment Analyst will work primarily on screening and evaluating
investment-ready portfolio companies and support them through investment
transactions and due diligence. You will also be involved in supporting
portfolio management, portfolio performance tracking, and assisting the
Investment Advisory team with investment research while contributing as needed
to other tasks and internal assignments. The role will see the Investment
Analyst work closely with Portfolio Officers, who are responsible for the
design, structuring, onboarding and subsequent management of the AECFs
investment projects.
The role requires a good understanding of the investment space in sub-Saharan
Africa, a financial modeling guru and a business growth expert, all in one. The
ideal candidate for this role should be selfdriven, results-oriented and
action-focused with an affinity for impact investing and be willing to excel in
a highly entrepreneurial environment.
  • Conduct
    extensive due diligence, reference calls, researching industry sectors,
    interviewing the
    founding teams, analyzing historical financials and checking financial
    models to assess investment
    readiness and support investment negotiations.
  • Provide
    technical investment advisory support to the portfolio team while
    undertaking due diligence
    and contracting of investees
  •  Participating
    in investment negotiations, including financial valuation and return
    analyses discussions
    and making informed decisions.
  •  Contribute
    to the development and implementation of operational plans and analytical
    tools to drive
    service delivery efficiencies through continuous review of processes and
    systems towards building an
    efficient investment facilitation process.
  •  Apply
    creative and critical thinking to identify and implement ways of
    increasing the efficiency of the
    AECF’s investment and portfolio management processes.
  •  Conduct
    industry and market assessments and reviews for key investment trends and
    proactively
    inform the growth of the organization.
    Stay abreast of key developments in the Finance Investment space and
    resource allocation
    innovations and interventions in sub–Saharan Africa, in order to inform
    technical support activities.
    This includes frequent interaction with stakeholders various levels
    relevant to this area as well as
    multilateral partners and performing market research, data mining,
    business intelligence, and
    valuation computations
  •  Understanding
    macroeconomics and external factors affecting the business strategies
    adopted and
    markets serviced by AECFSupport engagement with new investors suitable for
    meeting our portfolio
    companies’ capital needs.
  •  Periodically
    evaluate progress towards the completion of project deliverables to verify
    alignment with
    strategic directions and defined targets in liaison with the Knowledge and
    Insights team. Ensure
    excellence within-budget and on-time delivery of activity and financial
    results and reports.
Required experience, qualifications
and skills:
  • Up
    to 4 years work experience in a financial institution, particularly in
    investment banking, venture capital, management consultancy; experience
    working in and with early and growth-stage companies in sub-Saharan Africa
    strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s
    degree in Economics, Statistics, Finance or Business from a recognized
    university.
  • Professional
    qualification in Finance ( CPA, ACCA) or related field is mandatory
  •  Certified
    Financial analyst (C.F.A.) or other applicable certifications will be an
    added advantage
  • Strong
    analytical and conceptual skills able to detect trends early and use
    industry expertise to
    identify ways to captialise on these opportunities.
  •  Attention
    to details and ability to make sound decisions.
  •  Computer
    savvy and having the ability to develop complex financial models and
    analyse them.
  • Familiarity
    with data query/data management tools is extremely helpful (Access, SQL,
    Business
    Objects)
  •  Keen
    interest in development finance and multicultural environments.
  • Ability
    to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Fluency
    in English required proficiency in additional languages – French is
    preferred.
  •  Self
    motivating and confident individual
The AECF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The AECF
considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color,
national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran
status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

How To Apply
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant
criteria for the role, please submit your application quoting in the subject
line the Job Title “
Investment Analyst – AECF/IA”, and attach a detailed CV with
correct e-mail address and telephone contacts.
Kindly note that the applications will 
remain
open until filled
, address to: recruitment@aecfafrica.org.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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