CIFF EME Director Jobs 2022 Kenya

CIFF JobsCIFF EME Director Jobs 2022 Kenya: Currently the CIFF is hiring employees for their upcoming projects vacancy for the EME Director position. Now for all Kenyan NGO job seekers, it’s a great opportunity to work with CIFF.

CIFF EME Director Jobs 2022 employment advertisement is published on May 10, 2022. Candidates can apply via online by May 20, 2022.

Organization Name Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
Type of Organization NGO
Date Posted May 10, 2022
Closing Date May 20, 2022
Position EME Director
Total Vacancy N/A
Apply Process online
Country Kenya

CIFF EME Director Jobs 2022

The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) seeks suitable applicants for the position below at the Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Education: University Degree.
  • Experience: Experience of identifying and delivering business process improvements.
  • Employment Type: Full-Time.
  • Language: English.
  • Duty Station: Nairobi.
  • Remuneration: As Per Rules.

Other Requirements / Information:

  • Established track record in the measurement and evaluation of international development programmes in sub-Saharan Africa essential
  • A strong quantitative background, with a master’s degree in epidemiology, statistics, demography, economics or a field related to CIFF’s sectors (e.g. sexual health) essential
  • Demonstrable expertise in managing evaluations and commissioning research – from finding and engaging monitoring & evaluation providers to managing activities and relationships with them essential
  • In-depth understanding of data systems and analytics, study design and implementation, including quantitative and qualitative approaches, sampling, and statistical analysis essential
  • Strong background in using a statistical package such as R, Stata, or similar software essential. Experience with GIS and/or BI packages desirable.
  • Detailed understanding of using cost-effectiveness and ROI methodologies and metrics to inform strategy and business planning
  • Excellent people leadership skills and proven ability to motivate, develop and hold to account a small- to medium-sized teams of professionals
  • Effectively champions and promotes causes – credible and professional, they always present the foundation’s programmes in a compelling way to engage the audience
  • Proven success in building and maintaining strategic relationships and working in partnership; has highly developed influencing and negotiation skills, and effectively collaborates to deliver maximum impact; able to influence others and work collaboratively, uniting groups with a shared purpose
  • 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
  • Able to think critically and analytically to draw sound conclusions on the basis of complex data
  • Experience of identifying and delivering business process improvements
  • Demonstrable experience of working and influencing at senior levels, especially in the use of evidence to impact policy level decisions
  • Experience in supporting capacity building for evidence collection and use, system development, and communication, including of programmatic staff and/or national stakeholders and government ministries desirable
  • Understanding of CIFF’s priority areas for its SRHR and Girl Capital portfolios, such as SRHR, adolescent health, education, livelihoods, demography, or economics
  • Strong knowledge of impact measurement and programme monitoring and evaluation
  • An innovative thinker with a pragmatic and solution-oriented mindset
  • High-level of financial literacy
  • Experience working within government systems and/or experience influencing the policies of government agencies, private sector organizations or donor organisations
  • 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
  • Proficiency in French highly desirable
  • IT proficiency (most specifically in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • A proven self-starter, who works with pace and resilience
  • CIFF Board members
  • Other CIFF teams – particularly EME and functional teams (e.g. legal, HR, finance)
  • Global institutional partners/stakeholders – e.g. DFID, World Bank, USAID et al.
  • International charities and NGOs – e.g. Gates Foundation, Save the Children, Oxfam et al.
  • National governments and local NGO partners in priority geographies

Role’s responsibilities

As a member of the Evidence, Measurement & Evaluation (EME) Senior Management Team (SMT)

  • This role will be responsible for strategy, portfolio evaluation development and management of evaluations, ensuring they are aligned to the Foundation Strategy.
  • Provide up-to-date, professional advice to the Executive Team and CIFF Board on related issues, to support the development of Foundation strategies, policies and initiatives.
  • Take the lead on corporate, cross-cutting initiatives and projects, as required by the Executive Team.
  • Provide compelling, consistent and united leadership which creates clarity for all staff in the team and builds a sense of shared accountability for its success and that of the organisation.
  • Develop and maintain excellent external relationships within the sector specialism, acting at all times as a corporate ambassador for CIFF, to help build the organisation’s reputation and profile as a professional, visionary and collaborative philanthropy.
  • Deputise for the Executive Director, as required.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the team’s annual Executable Plan, to ensure the effective in-year prioritisation of resources and activities.
  • Ensure all investment proposals and programmes are underpinned by appropriate evidence and monitoring and evaluation processes and procedures, and generating rigorous evidence that supports CIFF’s advocacy, scaling-up and mainstreaming agendas.
  • Provide casework advice, specialist guidance and mentoring support to colleagues (within and beyond the team) to deepen the skills, capability and professionalism of the organisation.
  • Ensure that appropriate procedures and frameworks are in place to support the effective leveraging and scaling-up of successful programmes and initiatives.
  • Review the processes and procedures in place across the team, to identify and implement improved ways of working that increase operational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Lead the collection and analysis of team performance data and management information, in accordance with CIFF corporate frameworks and requirements, to enable timely and effective decision-making and planning.
  • Proactively maintain extensive external networks with experts and opinion-formers within the EME, SRHR, Girl Capital, and international development sectors, particularly for sub-Saharan Africa, to ensure the EME and sector teams’ work is shaped by the most up-to-date insights and research.
  • Undertake or commission sector-relevant research and analysis to inform the effective development, delivery and evaluation of programmes and initiatives.
  • Keep abreast of developments within the SRHR, Girl Capital, and international development sectors, establishing appropriate information gathering networks and channels to deepen professional knowledge and skills.
  • Contribute to the development and promotion of high-quality thought leadership, PR and marketing materials to raise awareness about CIFF’s work within the sector, ensuring alignment with the Foundation’s communications and advocacy strategies.
  • In accordance with agreed account management principles and plans, identify, cultivate and proactively manage relationships with nominated key partners/stakeholders, to support the achievement of Foundation and sector team objectives in a coordinated manner.
  • With a variety of external audiences, develop and maintain strong partnerships and act as a knowledgeable resource about CIFF’s programmes and priority areas.
  • Advise and support more junior colleagues in identifying, negotiating with and managing appropriate programme partners (as required), to enable CIFF to maximise its philanthropic impact through effective collaboration.
  • Offer inspiring and motivational leadership that role models CIFF’s values and leadership behaviours, and empowers and enables staff to deliver excellence.
  • Adopt a coaching approach with colleagues which instills a culture of openness and trust, embraces diverse thinking, and encourages continuous improvement and learning.
  • Be a role model to less experienced team members, demonstrating CIFF’s leadership behaviours and providing mentorship to aid their growth.
  • Provide ongoing support to all direct reports[LD1] , ensuring high performance is enabled through objective setting, clear accountabilities and regular review.

How to Apply?

  • Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.
  • Interested candidates can fill the online application form by visiting official website. Candidates have to visit at to fill the application.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • The closing date: May 20, 2022.
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