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The World Bank Extended Term Consultant (ETC) Job in Nairobi Kenya

Extended Term Consultant (ETC)

East Africa (infoDev Climate Technology Program)

Local Appointment(Extended Term Consultant, One Year with possible extension)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The World Bank’s infoDev Program is seeking a high caliber locally-recruited Extended Term Consultant (ETC) for the East Africa infoDev Climate Technology Program to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Background/General Description

infoDev ( is a program of the World Bank which works at the intersection of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship to create opportunities for inclusive growth, job creation and poverty reduction.

infoDev’s Climate Technology Program (CTP) is creating a global network of Climate Innovation Centers (CICs) that provide a country-driven approach to climate change and allow countries to achieve their green growth objectives.

Each CIC provides venture capital financing, business advisory, and other SME services to enable domestic industry to pro-actively and profitably develop innovative climate technology (cleantech) solutions that meet local needs.

The first CIC in the global network will be launched in Kenya in early 2012. The Ethiopia CIC is
expected to launch in mid 2012 and other CICs thereafter.

Reporting to the CTP Program Coordinator, the ETC will provide technical support, advising, and supervision of CTP programs in East Africa.

The ETC will:
  • Act as the primary advisor and in-country infoDev focal point to the Kenya and Ethiopia CIC host organizations, venture capital fund managers, and the East Africa Climate Innovation Network (CIN), by providing technical support and supervision of project implementation and guidance on consistency and adherence to infoDev’s vision for the network of CICs and quality of delivery;
  • Work with the CTP team in Washington to ensure the timely and accurate preparation of all necessary status reports, summary tables, budget statements of account and documentation of CIC and CIN implementation progress for donors and other stakeholders;
  • Keeping a particular focus on East Africa, support the CTP team in the development of a growth strategy and annual work program for the CTP in East Africa, including short, medium and long term milestones, budget, regular reporting mechanisms (including financial progress reports), a monitoring and evaluation framework to measure results and impact, as well as proposed strategic linkages to other programs and partners;
  • Liaise with local stakeholder climate technology communities in East African countries, particularly in Kenya, to ensure that the CTP remains demand-driven and responsive to client needs;
  • Work with the CTP team in Washington to ensure strong internal links to WB/IFC networks, units and regions, alignment with Bank Group country strategies, and green growth and climate change strategies for Africa;
  • Represent infoDev and raise awareness of the CTP by participating in dialogue with governments, the private sector, civil society and other infoDev partners and stakeholders on Green Growth and Climate Technologies, in collaboration with the Program Coordinator, infoDev Program Manager, and CTP team, as appropriate;
  • Support infoDev’s analytical and research agenda on Climate Technologies and Green Growth.
The successful candidate should possess:
  • a Masters degree or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline plus at least five years of related World Bank and/or external experience;
  • Established network of contacts and strong knowledge of the key players/stakeholders and climate technology landscape in East Africa;
  • Knowledge of the clean technology sector, including cycles for taking clean technologies from concept to commercialization;
  • Knowledge of appropriate SME support mechanisms, including access to finance, public policies, and linkages and eco-systems to grow sustainable enterprises;
  • Experience, preferably in the private sector, of the application of innovative climate-related technologies in developing countries;
  • Proven ability to work effectively in complex, multicultural teams in a matrix management environment;
  • Effective communication skills, including the ability to speak articulately and persuasively, and to write concisely;
  • First-hand experience with the World Bank’s trust fund processes and with implementation of trust-funded activities is a plus.
  • Must be based in Nairobi and able to work out of the World Bank’s Nairobi office and have willingness and ability to travel up to 30% to Ethiopia and other countries within East Africa.
For the full job description and full selection criteria, qualified candidates are requested to visit and submit an electronic application through the World Bank Careers and click on >>employment opportunities >consultant/ temporary opportunities> job# 120100. 

Email or paper/postal applications will not be considered. 

The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. 

Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

The closing date is January 31, 2012. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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