Technical Fund Manager (County Innovation Challenge Fund) - MANI

Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type: 
Full time, fixed contract Feb 2017 – June 2019
Commensurate with experience
Closing date: 
Friday, 9 December, 2016
The Technical Fund Manager for the CICF is the technical lead for the fund. S/he is responsible for ensuring that the CICF delivers technical impact in line with DFID’s goals and priorities. The Technical Fund Manager supervises a small technical team, and works in close partnership with the CICF Fund Manager (KPMG) on all CICF matters.
  • The Technical Fund Manager will be:
  • Providing strategic and technical oversight to the fund
  • Assisting the Team Leader and KPMG in representing the CICF
  • Providing high quality technical fund management services
  • Promoting internal and external technical learning and knowledge dissemination
  • Planning, delivering and evaluating the implementation of CICF activities in close partnership with KPMG
  • Sourcing and managing Technical Fund Officers and short-term consultants
  • Building a strong CICF Fund Management Team, and strong relationships with Options head quarters


Person specification: 
  • Master’s degree in the health sciences, public health, demography or a related discipline
  • Minimum of five years of experience in MNH program implementation, and/or MNH-related M&E experience, including management level experience
  • Previous experience with the technical management of donor funds
  • Demonstrated ability to develop individual and institutional technical capacity
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability create policy change, ensure that the fund is contextually appropriate, and adjust the fund’s technical approach where necessary
  • High attention to detail and the ability to deliver high quality technical services with minimal external supervision
  • Strong verbal communication skills and effective interpersonal style; ability to engage and build relationships at multiple levels
  • Fluency in English and Swahili
Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Megan Burley Candidates should state the role in the subject header
  • Closing date for applications is Friday 9th December. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and recruitment may be closed early if the right candidate is found, therefore early applications is advised
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
Other information: 
  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • Applicants must have the right to live and work in Kenya
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