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Wasafiri is looking for a Commercial Officer to join the team!

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The role

Are you a proactive business developer? Are you motivated by supporting organisations to grow and expand their impact?

We are looking for a brilliant Commercial Officer to support our business development efforts within Wasafiri’s portfolios:

  • Food Systems and Inclusive Growth
  • Climate and Nature
  • Conflict & Governance

You will be working at the heart of Wasafiri’s commercial team to look for new and exciting opportunities to help us deliver an even greater impact. In this role, you will be at the forefront of:

  • Helping increase our impact on complex problems – We work on issues of Conflict & Governance, Food Systems & Inclusive Growth, and Climate & Nature, and seek a Commercial Officer who will contribute to finding powerful opportunities for transformative impact.
  • Contributing to our team, culture, and distinctive ways of working – The Commercial Officer will bring a deep sensitivity to working within a diverse team with an inclusive culture, and emotional intelligence to the relationships at the heart of it.
  • Helping to identify and develop new business – The Commercial Officer will work across the spectrum of developing new business; helping to position Wasafiri and engaging with our client networks, spotting new opportunities, and overseeing our pipeline, qualifying potential bids, developing partnerships and consortia, coordinating proposal design and development processes, developing budgets, and helping us learn as we go.

About you

We are looking for the successful candidate to demonstrate a proven track record with the following essential professional skills and experience:

  • Professional background: Minimum 2-3 years business development experience within an international development context, ideally with development consulting organisations, contractors, INGO’s or similar.
  • Client experience: Experience working with international development donors, foundations, and clients, including having an up to date working knowledge of their market priorities, ways of working and procurement processes.
  • Proposal coordination experience: Proven track record of coordinating bid development processes. (The candidate must be able to produce evidence of contributing to commercial tenders and bids, involving complex consortia arrangements).
  • Proposal development experience: Experience in contributing to the design and development of proposals; including compliance, budgets, workplans and packaging. Working with bid teams and consultants.
  • Academic background: At minimum a bachelor’s degree (with minimum 4 years’ work experience) or master’s degree (with minimum 2 years’ work experience) in fields relating to international development, foreign relations, political science, public or business administration.
  • Sectoral/thematic background: Must have familiarity and working knowledge of at least one of the sectors and markets relevant to Wasafiri’s work (these could relate to areas such as conflict, governance, food security, inclusive growth, climate change, environmental sustainability).
  • Communication skills: Outstanding writing, analytical and communication skills with attention to quality and detail, ability to convey complex concepts clearly and concisely. Fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of French a plus.
  • Technology skills: Must be able to demonstrate excellent skills and expertise in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel.

Please find the detailed Job Description here.

Additional Information

  1. The salary will be the local equivalent of GBP30,000 per annum.
  2. You will be expected to work full time (225 days per year) with approximately 25 days paid leave per year (depending on location).
  3. You will be expected to work out of our office in either Brighton, UK or Nairobi, Kenya. We will expect you to have a legal right to work in either location (i.e., we will not cover the cost of Work Permits for this role). Wasafiri is a supportive employer. We support hybrid working with typically at least 2 days per week in office.

Application details

Submission

  1. Download and complete this application form. Please note that we will not accept submissions without a completed application form.
  2. Include a CV that is no longer than 3 pages.
  3. If you have one, please include a link to your LinkedIn profile.
  4. Please submit the application form and CV to opportunities@wasafirihub.com.

Selection process

  1. We will review applications as they arrive.
  2. Completion of satisfactory business references and background checks are essential conditions of employment.

Queries

If you have any queries on any aspect of the recruitment process, need additional information, or would like to have an informal discussion, please contact: Chiara Frattini, Impact & Business Development Manager at chiara@wasafirihub.com.

Closing date for applications

Midnight GMT Sunday, 19th June 2022. We will be reviewing applications as they arrive. Due to the volume of applications, we are expecting, we will only be able to respond to candidates that make it to the interview stage.

Ensuring equality of access

Wasafiri values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the organisation and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.

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Wasafiri is looking for a Senior Manager – Food Systems and Inclusive Growth (FSIG) to join the team

We seek a dynamic and engaging individual who can contribute to the growth of an impactful global Food Systems and Inclusive Growth (FSIG) portfolio to accelerate positive changes in food systems and reduce poverty.

In addition to generating new opportunities, the role will contribute significant leadership to the highly innovative African Food Fellowship, thereby strengthening its operational delivery and potential for expansion.

Does this sound like you?

We are looking for the successful candidate to demonstrate a proven track record with the following essential professional skills and experience:

  • Innovative collaboration experience including cross-sector and public-private collaboration with good networking capabilities.
  • Excellent project management experience.
  • Proven team and people management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong and relevant thematic experience including in food and agriculture systems, small business entrepreneurship and economic inclusion (including with youth).
  • Proven business development track record with diverse clients/funders.

The following are desirable skills and experience:

  • Consulting experience.
  • Living and working in East Africa.
  • Language skills.

The successful candidate will thrive in the role in our culture if they are:

  • Excited to be in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Proactive and autonomous.
  • Focused on making real change happen.
  • Curious about Wasafiri’s systems change practice.

Please find the detailed breakdown of the role here.

Role details

  1. Salary: The position comes with an attractive compensation package dependent on skills and experience broadly in the range of GBP 50,000–60,000 per annum.
  2. Length: Two-year fixed-term position. Renewable for a second two-year fixed term and a final one-year fixed term. (Potentially 5-year fixed-term.)
  3. Benefits: Our standard company-wide international health insurance plan, retirement benefits and communication stipend.
  4. Paid leave: Each employee is required to work 225 days. Depending on the year, this usually equates to 36 days of annual leave including bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time).
  5. Office location with hybrid working: Wasafiri is a supportive employer. We encourage hybrid working typically 2 days per week in an attractive and comfortable Wasafiri Office in Westlands, Nairobi. NB: Applicants will be shortlisted if they can demonstrate they have the right to live and work in Kenya.
  6. Report: The position will report to our Food Systems and Inclusive Growth Portfolio Lead, a role that is expected to be filled by September 2022.

Application details

Submission

  1. Download and complete this application form. Please note that we will not accept submissions without a completed application form.
  2. Include a CV that is no longer than 3 pages.
  3. Please submit the application form and CV to opportunities@wasafirihub.com

Selection process

  • We will review applications as they arrive.
  • Completion of satisfactory business references and background checks are essential conditions of employment.

Equal opportunity

Wasafiri values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the organisation and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.

Closing date for applications

Midnight GMT Sunday 12th June 2022. We will be reviewing applications as they arrive. Due to the volume of applications, we are expecting, we will only be able to respond to candidates that make it to the interview stage.

Queries

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact either:

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Wasafiri is looking for a Portfolio Lead – Food Systems and Inclusive Growth (FSIG) to join the team

Working extensively across the Africa region for over a decade, we seek a dynamic and engaging leader to help us continue to influence food systems transformation globally. A leader who operates with a collaborative spirit and can grow an impactful global Food Systems and Inclusive Growth (FSIG) Portfolio.

The role

The role leads a small and fast-growing team and will collaborate with portfolio leads covering conflict, governance, climate and nature.

The purpose of the role is to generate new opportunities and lead the implementation of impactful projects with high-quality service delivery. The role will also contribute to strategic planning internally and thought leadership to influence the sector. It will also strengthen our network of consultants and partners.

Our desired profile includes the following:

  • Thematic: Food and agricultural systems, youth, entrepreneurship, and economic inclusion.
  • Sectoral: Cross-sector experience. Public-private collaboration. Corporate sustainability. Social impact investment. International philanthropy, NGOs and bilateral donors and international organisations.
  • Geographic: Africa-wide and global experience.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for the successful candidate to demonstrate a proven track record with the following essential professional skills and experience:

  • Proven business development and network development record
  • Excellent project management experience
  • Strong and relevant thematic experience
  • Proven team and people management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

The following are desirable skills and experience:

  • Consulting experience
  • Living and working in East Africa
  • Language skills

The successful candidate will thrive in the role in our culture if they are:

  • Excited to be in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Proactive and autonomous
  • Focused on making real change happen
  • Curious about Wasafiri’s systems change practice

Please read the detailed Job Description here.

Additional information

This is a full-time position with a preference for applicants based in Kenya. Other locations and a lighter FTE may be considered for exceptional candidates. International travel is anticipated.

The position comes with an attractive compensation package dependent on skills and experience broadly in the range of GBP 70,000 – 75,000 per annum.

Wasafiri is a supportive employer. We support hybrid working with typically at least 2 days per week in an attractive and comfortable office in Westlands, Nairobi.

Application details

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the application form. Please note that we will not accept submissions without a completed application form.
  2. Include a CV (max 3 pages)
  3. Please submit the application form and CV to opportunities@wasafirihub.com

Selection process

  1. We will review applications as they arrive.
  2. Completion of satisfactory business references and background checks are essential conditions of employment.

Ensuring equality of access

Wasafiri values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the organisation and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.

Queries

If you have any queries on any aspect of the recruitment process, need additional information, or would like to have an informal discussion, please contact:

Closing date for applications: Midnight GMT Wednesday 1st June 2022. We will be reviewing applications as they arrive and will appoint once a suitable candidate is identified. Early applications are preferred.

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Call for CVs: Research Manager in Mozambique

Summary of who we're looking for

We’re seeking applications from brilliant candidates for a mix of long- and short-term positions for upcoming opportunities to contribute to stability and preventing violent extremism in Mozambique.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 15 December 2021

Submit a CV and Cover Letter to opportunities@wasafirihub.com.

About Wasafiri

Our work

Wasafiri is a global consultancy, incubator and institute helping leaders and organizations tackle some of the world’s most complex problems. From our offices in Kenya, UK and USA, we have a long-standing record of helping our clients achieve impact at scale on the systems related to conflict, poverty, food insecurity, and environmental sustainability. Together, we are helping create a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable world.

Since 2010, we’ve been working with governments, development actors and communities across East Africa to better understand the nature of complex challenges such as insecurity, extremism, and weak governance. Our role has focussed on helping catalyse more effective, collective action, including through;

  • Monitoring, analysis and reportingof events, programmes and policies.
  • Identifying at-risk groupsand networks of positive influence around them.
  • Examining under-researched issues, such as the role of women, the private sector, or gangs in extremism.
  • Facilitating the design of new initiativesdesigned to prevent and counter extremism
  • Engaging with communities and governmentrepresentatives to strengthen local capacities, strategies and plans

 Our approach

Our approach is founded upon a commitment to help those at the heart of driving change ‘learn and adapt as they go’, equipping them with knowledge and learning both about the impact of their interventions, as well as how the wider system is changing.  The power of this approach lies in our distinctive capability to bring to bear:

  • A focus on forging collective action – We are expert in understanding how learning must serve lots of different actors within complex systems to work more effectively on collective interests;
  • Harnessing a diversity of perspectives – We are able to access and harness multiple interests and perspectives, generating dynamic knowledge and understanding as the system grows and moves;
  • Empowering those with less power – We are able to assess how the structures and flows of information exclude and disempower, and offer powerful ways to ensure the voices of marginalised, vulnerable populations are heard;
  • Deep understanding of the political economy – We bring a unique ability to situate hyper-local perspectives within the wider political economy, leveraging deep relationships with an extensive understanding of policy frameworks, institutional ecosystems and political dynamics;
  • Expertise in prototyping and testing interventions – We are expert in the design, innovation and testing of prototype initiatives, minimum viable products and pilot projects to accelerate learning and adaptation.

Our requirement

The skills and expertise you’ll bring

Wasafiri is actively pursuing a number of upcoming opportunities focused on peace and stability in Mozambique funded through various donors. We are searching for candidates to put forward on proposals and, eventually, programmes, pending funding.

These will be demanding roles that come with high expectations. In particular, you will bring:

  1. Relevant sectoral or thematic experience: You will have at least 5 years of experience working in some (or all) of the areas pertinent to the range of opportunities we are pursuing. These include:
    1. Community-security relationships
    2. Local governance and institutional strengthening
    3. P/CVE
    4. Peacebuilding
    5. Climate change
  2. Strong research and evaluation expertise: You will bring high-quality expertise in:
    1. Managing teams of researchers and enumerators
    2. Supporting the design and implementation of research assignments
    3. Capacity building researchers
    4. Quality assuring field notes
    5. Supporting analysis and production of research products.
  3. Experience managing a diverse team: You will be able to provide examples of managing a team of diverse members, both in person and remotely. You will also have experience or feel comfortable working in an integrated consortium of partners and supporting your team to actively contribute across this integrated platform.
  4. Experience working with vulnerable populations: You will be able to speak to your experience and approaches working with vulnerable or at-risk populations, including women, youth, or other marginalised groups.
  5. Essential qualifications: You will have the following qualifications:
    1. At least 5 years experience in one or more of the above sectoral areas and technical skills
    2. Experience working in Cabo Delgado
    3. Relevant university qualifications
    4. Excellent oral and written communication skills in Portuguese, Swahili, Muani and/or Makonde
    5. Good oral and written communication skills in English
    6. Right to live and work in Mozambique

Application details

  • The Research Manager role will be based in Pemba or Maputo with frequent travel to northern provinces.

Contracting arrangements

  • You will be contracted to Wasafiri as an independent consultant
  • Competitive daily consulting rates will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis, based on the role, seniority, and previous experience
  • Completion of satisfactory business references and background checks are essential conditions of employment.

Further information

How to apply

  1. Please include a CV that is no longer than 3 pages.
  2. Clearly indicate the role title “Research Manager – Mozambique” in the email subject
  3. Please include a short cover letter that summarises the following:
    1. Your motivation for applying to Wasafiri
    2. Your technical expertise and qualifications
    3. Your experience working on relevant sectors and issues
    4. 3 professional references
  4. Please note:
    1. We will not accept submissions without a CV and cover letter
    2. We will not accept CV’s longer than 3 pages
    3. At this stage we do not require samples of your work or proof of qualifications

Application process

  1. Closing date for applications: 15 December 2021
  2. Please submit your Cover Letter and CV to opportunities@wasafirihub.com

Ensuring equality of access

Wasafiri values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the organisation and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.

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Knowledge and Learning Director for upcoming proposals in Mozambique

Summary of who we're looking for

We’re seeking applications from brilliant candidates for the long-term position of Knowledge and Learning Director for two upcoming opportunities to contribute to stabilisation and governance in Northern Mozambique.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 15 December 2021

Submit a CV and Cover Letter to opportunities@wasafirihub.com.

About Wasafiri

Our work

Wasafiri is a global consultancy, incubator and institute helping leaders and organizations tackle some of the world’s most complex problems. From our offices in Kenya, UK and USA, we have a long-standing record of helping our clients achieve impact at scale on the systems related to conflict, poverty, food insecurity, and environmental sustainability. Together, we are helping create a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable world.

 

Since 2010, we’ve been working with governments, development actors and communities across East Africa to better understand the nature of complex challenges such as insecurity, extremism, and weak governance. Our role has focussed on helping catalyse more effective, collective action, including through;

 

  • Monitoring, analysis and reportingof events, programmes and policies.
  • Identifying at-risk groupsand networks of positive influence around them.
  • Examining under-researched issues, such as the role of women, the private sector, or gangs in extremism.
  • Facilitating the design of new initiativesdesigned to prevent and counter extremism
  • Engaging with communities and governmentrepresentatives to strengthen local capacities, strategies and plans

 

Our approach

Our approach is founded upon a commitment to help those at the heart of driving change ‘learn and adapt as they go’, equipping them with knowledge and learning both about the impact of their interventions, as well as how the wider system is changing.  The power of this approach lies in our distinctive capability to bring to bear:

 

  • A focus on forging collective action – We are expert in understanding how learning must serve lots of different actors within complex systems to work more effectively on collective interests;
  • Harnessing a diversity of perspectives – We are able to access and harness multiple interests and perspectives, generating dynamic knowledge and understanding as the system grows and moves;
  • Empowering those with less power – We are able to assess how the structures and flows of information exclude and disempower, and offer powerful ways to ensure the voices of marginalised, vulnerable populations are heard;
  • Deep understanding of the political economy – We bring a unique ability to situate hyper-local perspectives within the wider political economy, leveraging deep relationships with an extensive understanding of policy frameworks, institutional ecosystems and political dynamics;
  • Expertise in prototyping and testing interventions – We are expert in the design, innovation and testing of prototype initiatives, minimum viable products and pilot projects to accelerate learning and adaptation.

Our requirement

The skills and expertise you’ll bring

Wasafiri is actively pursuing a number of upcoming opportunities focused on peace and stability in Mozambique funded through various donors. We are searching for candidates to put forward on proposals and, eventually, programmes, pending funding.

These will be demanding roles that come with high expectations. In particular, you will bring:

  1. Relevant sectoral or thematic experience: You will have at least seven years of experience working in some (or all) of the areas pertinent to the range of opportunities we are pursuing. These include:
    1. Community-security relationships
    2. Local governance and institutional strengthening
    3. P/CVE
    4. Peacebuilding
    5. Climate change
  2. Strong technical skills and expertise: You will bring high-quality expertise in the technical areas required for the Knowledge and Learning Director. These include:
    1. The design and implementation of research agendas and learning strategies
    2. The design of qualitative and quantitative research studies
    3. Theory of change design and monitoring
    4. Results framework design and monitoring
    5. The development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks, including the use of innovative approaches to measuring change in complex and fragile environments
    6. Support to gender and conflict sensitivity plans and analysis
    7. The design and implementation of adaptive management approaches, including the use of problem-driven iterative adaptation (PDIA)
    8. The development of knowledge uptake and influencing strategies
  3. Experience managing a diverse team: You will be able to provide examples of managing a team of diverse members, both in-person and remotely. You will also have experience or feel comfortable working in an integrated consortium of partners and supporting your team to actively contribute across this integrated platform.
  4. Experience working with vulnerable populations: You will be able to speak to your experience and approaches working with vulnerable or at-risk populations, including women, youth or other marginalised groups.
  5. Essential qualifications: You will have the following qualifications:
    1. At least 7 years experience in one or more of the above sectoral areas and technical skills
    2. At least 10 years experience of progressive seniority in research design and monitoring, evaluation and learning processes
    3. Experience working in fragile or conflicted affected regions
    4. Relevant university qualifications
    5. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
    6. Ability to communicate in Portuguese, Swahili, Muani and/or Makonde is highly desired.
  6. Desirable qualifications: The following will be regarded as strong assets in your application:
    1. Previous work experience in Mozambique and in particular, Cabo Delgado
    2. Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Application details

  • The role will be based in Pemba, or Maputo with frequent travel to northern provinces.
  • The position will be contracted as a long-term, project-based staff member to Wasafiri, dependent on the award of the contract.

Further information

How to apply

  1. Please include a CV that is no longer than 3 pages.
  2. Clearly indicate the role title “Knowledge & Learning Director – Mozambique” in the email subject
  3. Please include a short cover letter that summarises the following:
    1. Your motivation for applying to Wasafiri
    2. Your technical expertise and qualifications
    3. Your experience working on relevant sectors and issues
    4. 3 professional references
  4. Please note:
    1. We will not accept submissions without a CV and cover letter
    2. We will not accept CV’s longer than 3 pages
    3. At this stage we do not require samples of your work or proof of qualifications

Application process

  1. Closing date for applications: 15 December 2021
  2. Please submit your Cover Letter and CV to opportunities@wasafirihub.com

Ensuring equality of access

Wasafiri values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the organisation and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.

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Knowledge and Learning Director for upcoming proposals in Somalia

Summary of who we're looking for

We’re seeking applications from brilliant candidates for the long-term position of Knowledge and Learning Director for two upcoming opportunities to contribute to stabilisation and governance in Somalia.

Deadline for applications: Monday 15 November 2021

Submit a CV and Cover Letter to opportunities@wasafirihub.com.

About Wasafiri

Our work

Wasafiri is a global consultancy, incubator and institute helping leaders and organizations tackle some of the world’s most complex problems. From our offices in Kenya, UK and USA, we have a long-standing record of helping our clients achieve impact at scale on the systems related to conflict, poverty, food insecurity, and environmental sustainability. Together, we are helping create a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable world.

 

Since 2010, we’ve been working with governments, development actors and communities across East Africa to better understand the nature of complex challenges such as insecurity, extremism, and weak governance. Our role has focussed on helping catalyse more effective, collective action, including through;

 

  • Monitoring, analysis and reportingof events, programmes and policies.
  • Identifying at-risk groupsand networks of positive influence around them.
  • Examining under-researched issues, such as the role of women, the private sector, or gangs in extremism.
  • Facilitating the design of new initiativesdesigned to prevent and counter extremism
  • Engaging with communities and governmentrepresentatives to strengthen local capacities, strategies and plans

 

Our approach

Our approach is founded upon a commitment to help those at the heart of driving change ‘learn and adapt as they go’, equipping them with knowledge and learning both about the impact of their interventions, as well as how the wider system is changing.  The power of this approach lies in our distinctive capability to bring to bear:

 

  • A focus on forging collective action – We are expert in understanding how learning must serve lots of different actors within complex systems to work more effectively on collective interests;
  • Harnessing a diversity of perspectives – We are able to access and harness multiple interests and perspectives, generating dynamic knowledge and understanding as the system grows and moves;
  • Empowering those with less power – We are able to assess how the structures and flows of information exclude and disempower, and offer powerful ways to ensure the voices of marginalised, vulnerable populations are heard;
  • Deep understanding of the political economy – We bring a unique ability to situate hyper-local perspectives within the wider political economy, leveraging deep relationships with an extensive understanding of policy frameworks, institutional ecosystems and political dynamics;
  • Expertise in prototyping and testing interventions – We are expert in the design, innovation and testing of prototype initiatives, minimum viable products and pilot projects to accelerate learning and adaptation.

Our requirement

Your style and approach

We have a unique culture and way of working. To thrive here you’ll feel at home in an informal work environment, have a collaborative approach, a proactive hunger to make things happen and a commitment to high quality in all you do.

The skills and expertise you’ll bring

Wasafiri is actively pursuing a number of upcoming opportunities focused on stability, governance and peacebuilding in Somalia funded through various donors. We are searching for candidates across a range of programmes and roles to put forward on proposals and, eventually, programmes, pending funding.

These will be demanding roles that come with high expectations. In particular, you will bring:

  1. Relevant sectoral or thematic experience: You will have at least seven years of experience working in some (or all) of the areas pertinent to the range of opportunities we are pursuing. These include:
    1. Local governance and institutional strengthening (including federalism processes in Somalia)
    2. Peacebuilding and social reconciliation
    3. Accountability and the promotion of inclusive voice and governance processes
    4. Climate change
  1. Strong technical skills and expertise: You will bring high quality expertise in the technical areas required for the Knowledge and Learning Director. These include:
    1. The design and implementation of research agendas and learning strategies
    2. The design of qualitative and quantitative research studies
    3. Theory of change design and monitoring
    4. Results framework design and monitoring
    5. The development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks, including the use of innovative approaches to measuring change in complex and fragile environments
    6. Support to gender and conflict sensitivity plans and analysis
    7. The design and implementation of adaptive management approaches, including the use of problem-driven iterative adaptation (PDIA)
    8. The development of knowledge uptake and influencing strategies
  1. Experience managing a diverse team: You will be able to provide examples of managing a team of diverse members, both in person and remotely. You will also have experience or feel comfortable working in an integrated consortium of partners and supporting your team to actively contribute across this integrated platform.
  1. Experience working with vulnerable populations: You will be able to speak to your experience and approaches working with vulnerable or at-risk populations, including women, youth or other marginalised groups.
  1. Essential qualifications: You will have the following qualifications:
    1. At least 7 years’ experience in one or more of the above sectoral areas and technical skills
    2. At least 7 years’ experience of progressive seniority in research design and monitoring, evaluation and learning processes
    3. Experience working in fragile or conflicted affected regions
    4. Relevant university qualifications
    5. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  1. Desirable qualifications: The following will be regarded as strong assets in your application
    1. Somali language ability
    2. Previous work experience in Somalia
    3. Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Application details

How to apply

  1. Please include a CV that is no longer than 3 pages.
  2. Please include a brief Cover Letter that summarises the following:
    1. Your motivation for applying to Wasafiri
    2. Your expertise and qualifications for the role
    3. Three professional references
  3. Please include 2-3 samples of your work. This could include an online portfolio, or examples of articles, features, case studies you have produced
  4. Please note:
    1. We will not accept submissions without a CV, Cover Letter or Samples
    2. We will not accept CVs longer than 3 pages

Application process

  • The role will be based in Nairobi with potential travel to Mogadishu up to 25%.
  • The position will be contracted as a long-term, project-based staff member to Wasafiri, dependent on award of the contract.

Further information

How to apply

  1. Please include a CV that is not longer than 3 pages
  2. Please include a short cover letter that summarises the following:
    1. Your motivation for applying to Wasafiri
    2. Your technical expertise and qualifications
    3. 3 professional references
  3. Please note:
    1. We will not accept submissions without a CV and cover letter
    2. We will not accept CV’s longer than 3 pages
    3. At this stage we do not require samples of your work or proof of qualifications

Application process

  1. Closing date for applications: 15th November
  2. Please submit your Cover Letter and CV to opportunities@wasafirihub.com

Ensuring equality of access

Wasafiri values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the organisation and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.

Photo by Lysander Yuen on Unsplash

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Consultant Role: Senior Climate Change Analyst

Summary of who we're looking for

We’re seeking applications from independent consultants interested in 15-20 days of work between November 2021 and January 2022.

Candidates can be based anywhere globally (desk-based), they must have 10 years of research and analysis of climate change and environmental sustainability and must have work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa. Private sector experience is also highly recommended.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 27 October 2021

Submit a CV, Cover Letter and Writing Samples to opportunities@wasafirihub.com.

About Wasafiri

A trusted partner for complex problems. Wasafiri is a global consultancy, incubator and institute helping leaders and organisations tackle some of the world’s most complex problems. From our offices in Kenya, UK and the USA, we bring a well-established track record of helping our clients achieve impact at scale on the systems related to conflict and governance, extreme poverty, food insecurity, and environmental sustainability. Together, we’re helping build a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable world.

A decade of transformative impact. We work with respected institutions spanning the development, government, and private sectors to drive change at scale. For instance, we’ve partnered with the World Economic Forum to unlock inclusive private sector investment across Africa, worked with Yara to incubate the leading youth agripreneurship initiative on the continent, helped the UK’s National Grid devise its Net Zero Carbon Strategy, worked with the Government of Kenya to design the country’s first-ever poverty graduation policy, and partnered with FCDO to counter the threat of violent extremism across East Africa.

Catalysts for collective action. Wasafiri, means “travellers” in Swahili, and was inspired by the phrase, “Traveller, there is no path: we make the path as we walk together.” This simple statement evokes the spirit of how we work; as a trusted adviser, collaborator, and systems-change entrepreneur, relentlessly driven toward transformative action.

Our expertise lies in generating new insight, ideas and partnerships to drive collective action on complex problems. We specialise in tailored research and learning, partnership development, strategy and design innovation, stakeholder engagement and capacity building services.

About the role

Our private-sector client is looking for an actionable analysis of the landscape of climate change policies, priorities, stakeholders, and dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa. At the heart of this work lies an important question for them: How can we better partner with others and leverage our communities and platforms to help tackle climate related problems in SSA?

Geographic focus

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa

Technical Expertise

  1. Research & Analysis (primarily qualitative and secondary sources), policy and landscape analysis, strong written and oral communication.
  2. Strategy development, partnership building, and an awareness of systems change thinking.

Thematic Expertise

  1. Climate Change adaptation and/or mitigation), environmental sustainability.
  2. Experience with/of private sector organisations (technology an advantage) as well as an understanding of the landscape of development / government / civil society.

Estimated days of contract

  1. 15-20 days
  2. From November 2021 through January 2022

Key responsibilities for the Senior Climate Change Analyst

We’re looking for someone with at least 10 years’ experience working on issues relating to climate change and/or environmental sustainability. They will need to have significant geographic experience working in or on Africa, with strong credentials in research & analysis, landscaping analysis and strategic thinking, able to distil a broad picture into key opportunities. Ideally, they will bring experience working across sectors; understanding private sector organisations as well as the landscape of development/government/civil society institutions, politics and policies.

Initial Research & Landscape Analysis

Lead on the comprehensive landscape analysis including but not limited to: The nature and scale of issues & problems; current policies, regulatory requirements & political priorities (national & regional); governance & financing mechanisms; innovative partnerships for climate resilience/sustainability; institutional landscape and role of civil society

Outputs to deliver:

  1. Summary of findings from our review of literature
  2. Initial country heat mapping
  3. Draft regulatory inventory

Targeted Stakeholder Consultations

Lead on stakeholder engagement, including but not limited to: Develop stakeholder selection criteria, prepare influencing and power framework, develop consultation framework & tools; consult with stakeholders; compile, analyse & refine findings.

Outputs to deliver:

  1. Summary of findings from consultations
  2. Refinement of emerging research findings

Final Analysis & Report Production

Lead on writing the final report with support from the Wasafiri Team Lead and Technical Expert. The report will include Executive Summary, Background & Introduction, Methodology & Limitations, Summary of key topics, Policy Expert Perspectives, Conclusions and Recommendations.

Application details

How to apply

  1. Please include a CV that is no longer than 3 pages.
  2. Please include a brief Cover Letter that summarises the following:
    1. Your motivation for applying to Wasafiri
    2. Your expertise and qualifications for the role
    3. Three professional references
  3. Please include 2-3 samples of your work. This could include an online portfolio, or examples of articles, features, case studies you have produced
  4. Please note:
    1. We will not accept submissions without a CV, Cover Letter or Samples
    2. We will not accept CVs longer than 3 pages

Application process

  1. Closing date for applications: Wednesday 27 October 2021
  2. We will review applications as they are submitted and retain the right to make an offer prior to the submission deadline
  3. Please submit your Cover Letter, CV and Samples to opportunities@wasafirihub.com. Please use the subject heading: Application: Senior Climate Change Analyst

Ensuring equality of access

Wasafiri values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the organisation and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.

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