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Team Leader – Assets to Adolescent Girls in Kenya

About DAI

DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability.

Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries.

Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change.

Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Objective of the Programme:

DAI is preparing for an anticipated DFID and the Nike Foundation funded Programme; Assets to Adolescent Girls. The Programme will aim to address constraints to the economic empowerment of adolescent girls in developing countries.

It will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and operate across Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Grantees of the Programme will receive financial and non-financial support to develop their products and business models.

Scope of Work:
We are seeking applications from highly experienced technical and managerial experts for the role of Team Leader.

The Team Leader will be responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of all Programme outputs, as well as overall management of the Programme staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall strategic direction to the programme, hold responsibility for meeting programme objectives to identify, strengthen and scale local products and services that benefit girls empowerment
  • Cultivate a spirit of innovation in project staff, subcontractors, grantees and partners
  • Provide overall programme management across the focus countries from a central base in Nairobi
  • Act as spokesperson for the Programme, representing and advocating its work on global platforms
  • Serve as primary liaison between DFID, Nike Foundation and DAI working with all to implement a cutting-edge approach to development and girls empowerment
  • Using broad communications and targeted relationships, develop a pipeline of viable products and services that benefit girls for the project to support to scale
  • Ensure a focus on girls remains central to the project strategy, activities and implementation
  • Oversee Grants and Finance Managers in grantee management including financial disbursement, technical assistance and programme implementation
  • Supervise the work of all long and short-term staff and subcontractors
  • Liaise with other active donors and relevant programmes within the region
  • Oversee key staff to ensure the monitoring and evaluation of the overall programme and timely submission of reports
  • Develop and implement the programme strategy, business plan and budget, while ensuring value for money and delivery of results

  • At least 15 years of experience working in private sector or development, at least ten of which focusing on product design, market development, SME development, and/or business systems, ideally with a focus on women and girls in the developing context
  • Experience working with DFID, USAID and/or other large international donors, strong understanding of donor requirements
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of working in Africa and South Asia
  • Experience working towards the development of women and girls
  • Proven track-record of successfully delivering complex multi-component donor-funded programmes, including major grant components
  • Proven experience building high-level partnerships with technical experts and private sector
  • Strong team leadership, communication and management experience
  • Understand key approaches to M&E, including use of logical frameworks
  • Excellent reporting skills together with financial management
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong presentation, networking and facilitation skills
  • Experience ensuring Value for Money (VfM) as per DFID guidelines
  • Extensive experience delivering against defined milestones and targets

Education: Advanced Degree in Economics, Finance or Business or other related field preferred

Anticipated Project Start Date: April 2014

Project Duration: Three to four years

Project Location: Nairobi, Kenya, with occasional travel

How to Apply:

*Please note that all profiles are indicative only and therefore subject to change.*

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