FSD Africa works to reduce poverty by strengthening Africa’s financial markets.
Established in 2012 and supported by UK aid, FSD Africa is a specialist development agency working to build and strengthen financial markets across sub-Saharan Africa. We work to reduce poverty through a ‘market systems development’ approach, which means we aim to address the structural, underlying causes of poverty by improving how financial market systems function.
The primary assignment will be to provide direct analyst support to the Director, Strategy and Advocacy in the design, development and initial delivery of the new strategic initiatives.
The scope of the new strategic initiatives include:
FSD Africa’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic,
Programming in North Africa and Malawi,
The FSD Africa Observatory – a new knowledge management, insights and Chief Economist unit for strategic research and learning to drive programme adaptation,
Strategy development for FSD Africa’s work in the green finance, health finance, housing finance and agriculture finance.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions the role will be home-based, but when regulations allow will be based at FSD Africa’s London co-working office space at Tintagel House in Vauxhall or Henry Wood House in Central London. It may involve some travel, especially to Nairobi, Kenya, where the FSD Africa HQ is located.
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FSD Africa is looking to hire a Consultant with excellent research, analysis, strategic thinking and project management skills to support and lead initiatives within its Strategy and Advocacy department.
This assignment will support the design, development and initial delivery of a number of new strategic development finance initiatives that accompany new £90m funding of FSD Africa by the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) for the 2020-25 period. It will also provide specific support to FSD Africa’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The assignment will be fast paced, involve excellent access to key people across the organisation and beyond (e.g. FCDO, development finance institutions, expert consultants etc.) and significant exposure to key African development themes. It will begin in November 2020 and last an initial period of five months until March 2021. We expect approximately 20 days of work per month.
Your proposal, which should not exceed 5 pages (excluding annexures) should be sent by e-mail no later than 2400 HRS East Africa Time on 25 October 2020.
It is expected we will review written proposals then interview a short list of the most promising proposals.
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