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Manager- Girl Capital at The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. Nairobi

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Job Description

This role will serve as a key education expert on the CIFF Africa team, guiding CIFF’s Girl Capital Africa strategy goal of keeping all adolescent girls in school and learning, as well as contributing towards the related Girl Capital Africa strategy goals relating to transition to the workforce, expanding youth friendly SRHR, shifting negative social norms, and driving accountability for girls’ outcomes. Specific domains will include (but are not limited to):

  • Robust portfolio management – designing and managing a growing and complex portfolio
  • Working to improve the impact of government efforts in Africa on Girl Capital programming, finding solutions to address the gaps and bottlenecks in the system, with a focus on where the government systems fail.
  • Understanding political economy of girls’ education and related sectors in CIFF Africa focus countries
  • Approaches that place girls at the center of decisions being taken that impact them on their education and sexual and reproductive health and rights, and to generate greater agency and accountability.
  • Build a resilient response for governments and private sector to take affirmative action through strategic engagement and communication.
  • Integrate investment approaches with the goals of the Girl Capital Africa team, seeking opportunities to collaborate and leverage broader portfolio including improving the health and nutrition of women and children as well as, reducing harmful gender norms. and so much more.


    Skills & experience

    • Experience working in the public education system in Kenya and/or other CIFF Africa focus countries (Ethiopia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso) and strong understanding of education-related data and trends.
    • Experience working within government systems and/or experience influencing the policies of government agencies, private sector organizations or donor organisations
    • Experience designing initiatives that improve education outcomes (especially attendance, retention, learning for children at the system level.
    • Demonstrable experience in analysis and due diligence; policy, planning and programme delivery, including field experience, all within the development sector
    • Knowledge of the evidence bases pertaining to programme design and implementation, and belief in the importance of evidence-based decision making
    • Strong working knowledge of impact measurement and programme monitoring and evaluation
    • An innovative thinker with a pragmatic and solution-oriented mindset
    • Ability to analyse an organisation’s strength of management, vision and adaptive capacity. Ability to recruit, guide, influence and/or advise management teams to effectively implement programmes
    • Effectively champions and promotes causes – credible and professional, they always present the Foundation’s programmes in a compelling way to engage the audience
    • Skilled in relationship building and strengthening; able to influence others and work collaboratively, uniting groups with a shared purpose
    • English is CIFF’s business language – we expect all of our people to display outstanding verbal and written communication skills across all aspects of their role
    • Capacity to work in a range of cultural and socio-economic contexts, adapting style and approach appropriately and in a culturally sensitive manner to maximise effectiveness
    • IT proficiency (most specifically in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
    • A proven self-starter, who works with pace and resilience
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