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Post Number: CI 128 Grade: D-1 Parent Sector: Communication and Information Sector (CI) Duty Station: Paris Job Family: Communication and Information Type of contract: Fixed Term Duration of contract: 2 years Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 13-SEP-2021 (EXTENDED) OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST  Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information (ADG/CI), the incumbent is responsible for providing intellectual and strategic leadership and vision to support UNESCO’s global mandate in the various fields of communication and information, including freedom of expression and the safety of journalists, universal access to information, media development and media and information literacy, innovation and digital transformations, and documentary heritage. In collaboration with UNESCO’s worldwide network of field offices, the incumbent will inform the development of UNESCO’s activities and initiatives, including by providing policy analysis and advice, to better meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially the Sustainable Development Goals SDG 16.10, and ensure the successful implementation of the Programme and Budget (C/5). Through this, the incumbent will contribute to UNESCO being better able to position itself as a global leader in responding to the transformational changes that have shaped the communication and information landscape in the past twenty years. They will apply their knowledge and experience, which they will keep up to date through close analysis of global developments, to propose to the ADG/CI initiatives and activities to preserve freedom of expression and access to reliable information in the age of the Internet and social media, the upending of the business models of traditional media and a shifting political landscape. Additional responsibilities will include directing and approving the development and implementation of the Sector’s publication strategy and policies, determining the editorial policy and content of flagship publications such as the "World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development Report", the UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom, and indicator-based studies (MDIs, JSI, IDIs) to provide country-level analysis and authoritative policy recommendations. The incumbent will as well support the Sector to be more innovative, knowledge and data driven including at field Level.  This also includes participating in the management of the Chiefs of Sections and Unit of the Sector, in full collaboration with the Director for Partnerships and Operational Management. She/He will also serve as the Secretary of the Intergovernmental Council for the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). (Note: The role does not include responsibility for UNESCO’s wider external communications, which is managed by the Department of Public Information).
  1. Lead effective strategy and policy change through indicator-based research, data analytics and continuous learning:
  • Advise and direct the Sector (Headquarters and fîeld offices) to better understand and respond to the foundations and trends in freedom of expression and safety of journalists, universal access to information, media development and media and information literacy, innovation and digital innovation, and documentary heritage through research, data analysis and evidence-based policy dialogue;
  • Lead UNESCO monitoring of SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) as contributor to indicator 16.10.1 and custodian of 16.10.2, by leading the Sector's work with UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and national statistical Systems to ensure the collection, cleaning, analysis, integrity and reporting of data for informed decision making and improved and resilient business performance, and ensure the monitoring of the Voluntary National Review;
  • Guide, overhaul as required and ensure the implementation of UNESCO indicators in the field of media and Internet such as the Media Development indicators, the Journalists Safety Indicators, the Internet Universality Indicators, etc., to produce country-level analysis with concrete recommendations for policy reform;
  • Maintain strategic awareness of the latest and emerging policy developments of relevance to the Sector, keeping abreast of the latest research, technological, and other innovations and making them available through the provision of authoritative advice and information dissemination at an intersectoral level;
  • Ensure the development and implementation of the learning agenda within the Sector, devoting a significant portion of time to building knowledge, disseminating and growing from lessons learned, and networking;
  • Act as the nexus of information flows within CI and between the Sectors, assessing cross-thematic information flows, and identifying and developing opportunities to contribute to UNESCO's broader work including mobilizing the necessary resources in close collaboration with the Director for Partnerships and Operational Management.
  1.   Build alliances and strategic partnerships at research and policy levels:
  • In close collaboration with the Director for Partnerships and Operational Management, establish, maintain, strengthen and expand research and policy partnerships with a high-level network of partners, including with academia, intergovernmental organizations, government bodies, the private sector, media leaders, civil society organizations, academies, UNESCO Chairs, including ORBICOM network, category 2 centres and other relevant bodies;
  • Actively promote and build consensus for the Sector's work within these networks, including through strategic visibility campaigns;
  • Formulate and strengthen research and policy synergies across Sections/Unit and UNESCO to maximize impact for the relevance and growth of CI, providing expert and strategic guidance to CI field office colleagues.
  1.   Serve as the Secretary of the Intergovernmental Council for the International Programme for the Development of Communication by:
  • Providing intellectual, strategic and operational leadership for the development and implementation of the Programme, particularly in the priority areas;
  • Supporting the intergovernmental structure (Council/Bureau) in the completion of its tasks through networking, ensuring information flow and the exchange of international experiences, and organizing statutory meetings;
  • Driving the outreach of the Programme through establishing and fostering key contacts and joint projects with representatives of Member States, UNESCO's governmental bodies, civil society and the private sector, and building the capacity of policy-makers and vulnerable groups;
  • Coordinating the implementation of the decisions of the Council including the administration of the IPDC Special Account.
  1.   Assure editorial responsibility for the CI Sector’s publications: 
  • Primary responsibility for directing and approving the design and implementation of a publication strategy and policies for the Sector;
  • Provide intellectual leadership and direct the conceptualization, content, editing and production of CI publications, including the flagship “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development Report”;
  • Ensure the highest standard of quality, cost effectiveness and editorial standards of CI publications in the field of freedom of expression and safety of journalists, universal access to information, media development and media and information literacy, innovation and digital transformation, and documentary heritage by determining Sector-wide editorial policy, and coordinating and integrating CI publication activities with other programmes of the Organization;
  • Ensure the highest standard of editorial quality of advocacy materials and promotional briefings of CI work both in online and off-line formats (brochures, website, Twitter, video, etc. );
  • Responsible for directing a visibility strategy.
  1.   Assume other duties as requested such as:
  • Replacing occasionally ADG/CI;
  • Representing UNESCO in high-level internal and external meetings and conferences;
  • Participating in senior management mechanisms established within the Communication and Information Sector and other structures of UNESCO;
  • Leading the efforts to engage in interdisciplinary work within CI and with other UNESCO sectors.
  1.   Additional activities that may be required to ensure the success of the work team.
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
  • Communication (C)
  • Accountability (C)
  • Innovation (C)
  • Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
  • Planning and organizing (C)
  • Results focus (C)
  • Teamwork (C)
  • Building partnerships (M)
  • Driving and managing change (M)
  • Leading and empowering others (M)
  • Making quality decisions (M)
  • Managing performance (M)
  • Strategic thinking (M)
  • Professionalism (C)
For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education 
  • Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent degree) in the field of communication and information, political sciences, international relations, or related areas.
Work Experience
  • Fifteen (15) years of relevant and progressively responsible professional experience in policy development, research and partnership development in the area of Communication and Information, with a significant part of this period at a senior managerial level;
  • Established track record in at least one of the major areas of work of the Sector, including freedom of expression, safety of journalists, media and policies development, media and information literacy, innovation and digital transformations, and documentary heritage, and a demonstrated understanding of the current global issues in the other areas;
  • Experience in strategic and operational leadership to foster freedom of expression, safety of journalists, universal access to information, innovative digital transformations and documentary heritage.
Skills/Competencies
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the Organization's mandate, vision, strategic direction and priorities;
  • Good knowledge of UNESCO's programmes covered by the Communication and Information Sector, and of international development policies and institutions;
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and management abilities, including ability to identify key strategic issues and to develop policies in the field of communication and information, as well as exercise sound judgement and decision-making skills;
  • Proven ability to identify emerging trends in the sector and develop and implement an overall strategy to respond through innovative projects;
  • Understanding of the transformations that have shaped the communication and information landscape in recent decades and the specific solutions necessary;
  • Leadership capacity, a high sense of objectivity and professional integrity;
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and to build relationships and networks with diverse groups of organizations and individuals, including relevant institutions, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector; ability to participate effectively in high-level negotiations with internal and external partners;
  • Analytical and organizational skills, including in establishing and implementing plans and priorities;
  • Proven skills in strategic asset management;
  • Capacity to provide intellectual leadership to guide staff, as well as ability to build trust, manage, lead and motivate a large and diverse body of staff in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing, in front of a broad range of constituents and the news media with strong representational abilities;
  • Ability to engage in networking and to lead complex negotiations with diplomacy, tact and a sense of political astuteness;
  • Ability to lead visibility and publication strategies at high-standard level.
  • Languages
  • Excellent knowledge of one working language of the Secretariat (English and French) and good knowledge of the other working language is required.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Work Experience
  • At least ten (10) years of relevant and progressively responsible professional experience in policy development, research and partnership development at the international level in the area of Communication and Information, with a significant part of this period at a senior managerial level;
  • Experience working in an agile environment;
  • Relevant work experience with United Nations, bilateral, international donors/agencies and/or non-governmental organizations.
Skills and Competencies
  • Good knowledge of UNESCO's programmes covered by the Communication and Information Sector, including freedom of expression and safety of journalists; universal access to information; media development and media and information literacy; innovation and digital transformations; and documentary heritage;
  • Strong global professional network.
For more information on how to apply, please click the “Apply” button. https://careers.unesco.org/job/Paris-Director-for-Communication-and-Information-Strategy-and-Policy/730708002/ UNESCO
2021-08-16 12:20:45
full-time

Post Number: CI 128
Grade: D-1
Parent Sector: Communication and Information Sector (CI)
Duty Station: Paris
Job Family: Communication and Information
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Duration of contract: 2 years
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 13-SEP-2021 (EXTENDED)

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

 Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information (ADG/CI), the incumbent is responsible for providing intellectual and strategic leadership and vision to support UNESCO’s global mandate in the various fields of communication and information, including freedom of expression and the safety of journalists, universal access to information, media development and media and information literacy, innovation and digital transformations, and documentary heritage. In collaboration with UNESCO’s worldwide network of field offices, the incumbent will inform the development of UNESCO’s activities and initiatives, including by providing policy analysis and advice, to better meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially the Sustainable Development Goals SDG 16.10, and ensure the successful implementation of the Programme and Budget (C/5).

Through this, the incumbent will contribute to UNESCO being better able to position itself as a global leader in responding to the transformational changes that have shaped the communication and information landscape in the past twenty years. They will apply their knowledge and experience, which they will keep up to date through close analysis of global developments, to propose to the ADG/CI initiatives and activities to preserve freedom of expression and access to reliable information in the age of the Internet and social media, the upending of the business models of traditional media and a shifting political landscape.

Additional responsibilities will include directing and approving the development and implementation of the Sector’s publication strategy and policies, determining the editorial policy and content of flagship publications such as the « World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development Report », the UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom, and indicator-based studies (MDIs, JSI, IDIs) to provide country-level analysis and authoritative policy recommendations.

The incumbent will as well support the Sector to be more innovative, knowledge and data driven including at field Level.  This also includes participating in the management of the Chiefs of Sections and Unit of the Sector, in full collaboration with the Director for Partnerships and Operational Management. She/He will also serve as the Secretary of the Intergovernmental Council for the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). (Note: The role does not include responsibility for UNESCO’s wider external communications, which is managed by the Department of Public Information).

  1. Lead effective strategy and policy change through indicator-based research, data analytics and continuous learning:
  • Advise and direct the Sector (Headquarters and fîeld offices) to better understand and respond to the foundations and trends in freedom of expression and safety of journalists, universal access to information, media development and media and information literacy, innovation and digital innovation, and documentary heritage through research, data analysis and evidence-based policy dialogue;
  • Lead UNESCO monitoring of SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) as contributor to indicator 16.10.1 and custodian of 16.10.2, by leading the Sector’s work with UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and national statistical Systems to ensure the collection, cleaning, analysis, integrity and reporting of data for informed decision making and improved and resilient business performance, and ensure the monitoring of the Voluntary National Review;
  • Guide, overhaul as required and ensure the implementation of UNESCO indicators in the field of media and Internet such as the Media Development indicators, the Journalists Safety Indicators, the Internet Universality Indicators, etc., to produce country-level analysis with concrete recommendations for policy reform;
  • Maintain strategic awareness of the latest and emerging policy developments of relevance to the Sector, keeping abreast of the latest research, technological, and other innovations and making them available through the provision of authoritative advice and information dissemination at an intersectoral level;
  • Ensure the development and implementation of the learning agenda within the Sector, devoting a significant portion of time to building knowledge, disseminating and growing from lessons learned, and networking;
  • Act as the nexus of information flows within CI and between the Sectors, assessing cross-thematic information flows, and identifying and developing opportunities to contribute to UNESCO’s broader work including mobilizing the necessary resources in close collaboration with the Director for Partnerships and Operational Management.
  1.   Build alliances and strategic partnerships at research and policy levels:
  • In close collaboration with the Director for Partnerships and Operational Management, establish, maintain, strengthen and expand research and policy partnerships with a high-level network of partners, including with academia, intergovernmental organizations, government bodies, the private sector, media leaders, civil society organizations, academies, UNESCO Chairs, including ORBICOM network, category 2 centres and other relevant bodies;
  • Actively promote and build consensus for the Sector’s work within these networks, including through strategic visibility campaigns;
  • Formulate and strengthen research and policy synergies across Sections/Unit and UNESCO to maximize impact for the relevance and growth of CI, providing expert and strategic guidance to CI field office colleagues.
  1.   Serve as the Secretary of the Intergovernmental Council for the International Programme for the Development of Communication by:
  • Providing intellectual, strategic and operational leadership for the development and implementation of the Programme, particularly in the priority areas;
  • Supporting the intergovernmental structure (Council/Bureau) in the completion of its tasks through networking, ensuring information flow and the exchange of international experiences, and organizing statutory meetings;
  • Driving the outreach of the Programme through establishing and fostering key contacts and joint projects with representatives of Member States, UNESCO’s governmental bodies, civil society and the private sector, and building the capacity of policy-makers and vulnerable groups;
  • Coordinating the implementation of the decisions of the Council including the administration of the IPDC Special Account.
  1.   Assure editorial responsibility for the CI Sector’s publications: 
  • Primary responsibility for directing and approving the design and implementation of a publication strategy and policies for the Sector;
  • Provide intellectual leadership and direct the conceptualization, content, editing and production of CI publications, including the flagship “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development Report”;
  • Ensure the highest standard of quality, cost effectiveness and editorial standards of CI publications in the field of freedom of expression and safety of journalists, universal access to information, media development and media and information literacy, innovation and digital transformation, and documentary heritage by determining Sector-wide editorial policy, and coordinating and integrating CI publication activities with other programmes of the Organization;
  • Ensure the highest standard of editorial quality of advocacy materials and promotional briefings of CI work both in online and off-line formats (brochures, website, Twitter, video, etc. );
  • Responsible for directing a visibility strategy.
  1.   Assume other duties as requested such as:
  • Replacing occasionally ADG/CI;
  • Representing UNESCO in high-level internal and external meetings and conferences;
  • Participating in senior management mechanisms established within the Communication and Information Sector and other structures of UNESCO;
  • Leading the efforts to engage in interdisciplinary work within CI and with other UNESCO sectors.
  1.   Additional activities that may be required to ensure the success of the work team.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

  • Communication (C)
  • Accountability (C)
  • Innovation (C)
  • Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
  • Planning and organizing (C)
  • Results focus (C)
  • Teamwork (C)
  • Building partnerships (M)
  • Driving and managing change (M)
  • Leading and empowering others (M)
  • Making quality decisions (M)
  • Managing performance (M)
  • Strategic thinking (M)
  • Professionalism (C)

For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education 

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent degree) in the field of communication and information, political sciences, international relations, or related areas.

Work Experience

  • Fifteen (15) years of relevant and progressively responsible professional experience in policy development, research and partnership development in the area of Communication and Information, with a significant part of this period at a senior managerial level;
  • Established track record in at least one of the major areas of work of the Sector, including freedom of expression, safety of journalists, media and policies development, media and information literacy, innovation and digital transformations, and documentary heritage, and a demonstrated understanding of the current global issues in the other areas;
  • Experience in strategic and operational leadership to foster freedom of expression, safety of journalists, universal access to information, innovative digital transformations and documentary heritage.

Skills/Competencies

  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the Organization’s mandate, vision, strategic direction and priorities;
  • Good knowledge of UNESCO’s programmes covered by the Communication and Information Sector, and of international development policies and institutions;
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and management abilities, including ability to identify key strategic issues and to develop policies in the field of communication and information, as well as exercise sound judgement and decision-making skills;
  • Proven ability to identify emerging trends in the sector and develop and implement an overall strategy to respond through innovative projects;
  • Understanding of the transformations that have shaped the communication and information landscape in recent decades and the specific solutions necessary;
  • Leadership capacity, a high sense of objectivity and professional integrity;
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and to build relationships and networks with diverse groups of organizations and individuals, including relevant institutions, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector; ability to participate effectively in high-level negotiations with internal and external partners;
  • Analytical and organizational skills, including in establishing and implementing plans and priorities;
  • Proven skills in strategic asset management;
  • Capacity to provide intellectual leadership to guide staff, as well as ability to build trust, manage, lead and motivate a large and diverse body of staff in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing, in front of a broad range of constituents and the news media with strong representational abilities;
  • Ability to engage in networking and to lead complex negotiations with diplomacy, tact and a sense of political astuteness;
  • Ability to lead visibility and publication strategies at high-standard level.
  • Languages
  • Excellent knowledge of one working language of the Secretariat (English and French) and good knowledge of the other working language is required.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Work Experience

  • At least ten (10) years of relevant and progressively responsible professional experience in policy development, research and partnership development at the international level in the area of Communication and Information, with a significant part of this period at a senior managerial level;
  • Experience working in an agile environment;
  • Relevant work experience with United Nations, bilateral, international donors/agencies and/or non-governmental organizations.

Skills and Competencies

  • Good knowledge of UNESCO’s programmes covered by the Communication and Information Sector, including freedom of expression and safety of journalists; universal access to information; media development and media and information literacy; innovation and digital transformations; and documentary heritage;
  • Strong global professional network.

For more information on how to apply, please click the “Apply” button.

https://careers.unesco.org/job/Paris-Director-for-Communication-and-Information-Strategy-and-Policy/730708002/

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Position title:

Executive Personal Assistant to the Group CEO

 

Reporting and evaluation:

The Personal Assistant reports to the Group Chief Executive Officer. The CEO evaluates the Executive Personal Assistant’s performance based on achieved results.

The African Guarantee Fund (AGF Group)

The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF Group) is incorporated and licensed in Mauritius as a limited liability company and has its office of operation in Nairobi, Kenya.  Its products and services provide financial institutions with the means which they can leverage in bringing their African SME financing interventions to the required scale.

The AGF Group contributes to the promotion of economic development, vital for prosperity, stability and poverty reduction in Africa through two lines of activity:

  1. Provision of a mix of financial guarantees and other products which reduce the risks supported by the financial sector when lending to SMEs that have insufficient collateral. These guarantees contribute to reduce the inability of SMEs to provide acceptable guarantees to financial institutions. Loan Guarantee based on a hybrid approach, Bank’s Fund Raising Guarantee and Equity Guarantees are offered.
  2. Support for capacity development of the client financial institutions.

In 2015 AGF acquired 80.56% of GARI Fund in Togo as part of its development strategy to strengthen its presence in West Africa.

The AGF operates according to market principles and is a commercially viable venture with operations in a number of countries in Africa and its gradually expanding to other countries to cover the whole of Africa. The African Development Bank (AfDB) as well as the governments of Denmark (represented by DANIDA) and Spain (represented by AECID) are the founding shareholders of AGF. Other shareholders include: French Development Agency (AFD), Nordic Development Fund (NDF), Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) and KfW Development Bank.

 

AGF is rated with a stable outlook of AA-by Fitch Rating International

Position Summary

Based in Nairobi, the purpose of this role is to provide an efficient, confidential and responsive administrative, organizational, and logistical service to the Group Chief Executive Officer. This position serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders on all matters pertaining to the Office of the GCEO.

Major Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain the GCEO’s diary;
  • Filter emails, highlight urgent correspondence and print attachments;
  • Ensure busy diary commitments, papers, and travel arrangements are managed effectively including producing a daily folder with diary, necessary papers, etc.;
  • Conduct weekly diary meetings with the GCEO to discuss upcoming engagements, invitations and other requests;
  • Schedule on behalf of the GCEO meetings between him and his direct reports and the committees and groups to which he is a member;
  • Coordinate travel and accommodation requirements in connection with others and ensure arrangements in place for the GCEO match his requirements;
  • Tabulate and retrieve GCEO’s official expenditures and claims;
  • Filter general information, queries, phone calls and invitations to the GCEO by redirecting or taking forward such contact as appropriate;
  • Manage the process of calling for briefing the GCEO from start to finish to ensure that he is fully prepared for all engagements;
  • Keep and maintain an accurate record of papers and electronic correspondence on behalf of the GCEO;
  • Draft, type and dispatch all the GCEO’s correspondence;
  • Minute general meetings as required and complete research on behalf of the GCEO;
  • Keep and retrieve files;
  • Ensure guests meeting with the GCEO are well taken care of;
  • Provide a service that is in line with the GCEO’s work habits and preferences.

In addition to the above duties, the Executive Personal Assistant may be required to perform other related or unrelated duties based on the company’s needs.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experiences

Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field;
  • Master degree  in any field is an added advantage
  • A minimum of five years in administration/public relations at a senior level;
  • Demonstrable experience in an administration/executive assistant/PA role in a highly pressurized environment requiring tact, judgment and discretion in handling internal and external contacts;
  • Experience of diary management/researching and booking of travel and accommodation;
  • Experience of successfully working with senior management;
  • Experience of working Development finance institutions (DFIs),international organizations or multinational private sector;
  • Must be proficient with the keyboard and IT applications;
  • Shorthand and excellent typing skills- Good computer literacy, speed and accuracy essential. (MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

 

Critical Competencies

  • Bilingual: English and French;
  • Attention to detail and deadlines;
  • Ability to filter information and assess priorities;
  • Ability to think ahead and anticipate needs before they arise;
  • Ability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters.
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Professional telephone manner;
  • Willingness to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Bright, confident personality;
  • Well presented;
  • Flexible and mature approach with ability to work unsupervised.

Conditions of the offer

The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium –sized Enterprises (AGF) is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive regional salary with an excellent package of benefits. AGF prides itself on its collegial, supportive and gender-sensitive work environment, and believes that a diverse workforce fosters excellence. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Applications

Kindly send us a CV/Resume with a cover letter summarizing your relevance for this position to the following address: recruitment@africanguaranteefund.com .

“Application for Executive Personal Assistant” should be clearly indicated on the subject line of the email message.  Applications will be considered until 25 January 2022.

 

Only shortlisted candidates meeting the above criteria will be contacted.

We invite you to find out more about us at:

www.africanguaranteefund.com

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2022-01-12 13:28:17
full-time
Kenya

 

Position title:

 

Business Development Officer

 

Reporting:

The Business development Officer reports functionally to the Region Head

Position Location:

AGF offices in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to Central & North Africa Region and Southern Africa Region as will be allocated.

The African Guarantee Fund (AGF Group)

The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF Group) is incorporated and licensed in Mauritius as a limited liability company and has its office of operation in Nairobi, Kenya.  Its products and services provide financial institutions with the means which they can leverage in bringing their African SME financing interventions to the required scale.

The AGF Group contributes to the promotion of economic development, vital for prosperity, stability and poverty reduction in Africa through two lines of activity:

a)      Provision of a mix of financial guarantees and other products which reduce the risks supported by the financial sector when lending to SMEs that have insufficient collateral. These guarantees contribute to reduce the inability of SMEs to provide acceptable guarantees to financial institutions. Loan Guarantee based on a hybrid approach, Bank’s Fund Raising Guarantee and Equity Guarantees are offered.

b)      Support for capacity development of the client financial institutions.

In 2015 AGF acquired 80.56% of GARI Fund in Togo as part of its development strategy to strengthen its presence in West Africa.

The AGF operates according to market principles and is a commercially viable venture with operations in a number of countries in Africa and its gradually expanding to other countries to cover the whole of Africa. The African Development Bank (AfDB) as well as the governments of Denmark (represented by DANIDA) and Spain (represented by AECID) are the founding shareholders of AGF. Other shareholders include: French Development Agency (AFD), Nordic Development Fund (NDF), Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) and KfW Development Bank.

 

AGF is rated with a stable outlook of AA-by Fitch Rating International

Positions Summary

The position focuses on implementation of business development strategies and plans to meet the department’s revenue targets and the social economic impacts of AGF. The positions will support the Central & North Africa Region and Southern Africa Regions.

Major duties and Responsibilities Business Development

      Identify and develop new business proposals to meet the department’s volumes of Guarantees issued, revenue targets and social impacts;

      Use multiple prospecting methods to generate deals, set up sales meetings and pitch appropriate solution-offerings to prospects;

      Conducted full credit reviews of  financial institutions and corporations;

      Assist the Region Head to manage the Guarantee process cycle right from Lead Generation, Credit appraisal which include credit / risk rating of the Country, Transaction, Lender and, borrower on the basis of business & financial analysis, due diligence and site visits;

      Prepare guarantee requests for presentation for approval by the relevant approval bodies;

      Assist in developing and managing relationships with AGF partner lending institutions to meet their guarantee requirements;

      Assist to carry out market and competitor analysis as part of gathering market intelligence to inform business decisions;

      Assist to manage and handle efficiently all guarantee claims applications sent by our Partner Lending Institutions(PLI)

      Develop a Proactive Customer Relationship Management in order to support AGF’s guarantee product(s) utilization by our PLIs

      Monitor with the PLIs the submission to AGF, on the periodic reports on a timely manner

      Monitor with the PLIs the payment of the fees invoices in due time

In addition to the above duties, the Business Development Officer may be required to perform other related or unrelated duties based on the company’s needs.

Desirable Qualifications, knowledge, skills and experiences

      Master’s degree in Accounting, Banking, Finance, or Business Administration, CFA;

      A minimum of five (5) years of experience in a financial institution or in financial services;

      Excellent  knowledge in Financial Analysis;

      Ability to compile and report results of activities;

      Demonstrated track record in business development and portfolio management with focus in consultative and solution oriented sales and marketing approaches;

      Demonstrated experience as client-facing staff.

Additional eligibility critical competencies and desired characteristics

      Excellent financial analysis skills; 

      Bilingual – Fluent in English and French or Spanish or Arabic

      Ability to work independently and with teams;

      Self-driven individual;

      Excellent IT skills;

      Ability to work in a professionally and culturally diverse setting;

      Willingness to travel;

      Good knowledge of private equity environment is an added advantage.

Eligibility

  The position is open to candidates from any African country.

 

Terms of offer

 The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF) is an equal opportunity employer and offers a regionally competitive salary with an excellent benefits package.

AGF prides itself on its collegial, supportive and gender sensitive working environment and believes that staff diversity promotes excellence.

Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Applications

 

Applicants should apply by email, sending one document including a cover letter summarizing their relevance to this position, a full C.V. names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to:

recruitment@africanguaranteefund.com.

 

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Applications will be considered until 25 January 2022.

 

Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

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2022-01-12 13:14:26
full-time
Burkina Faso

EMPOWER Talents and Careers recrute pour le Millennium Challenge Account Burkina Faso II (MCA-BF2) SPECIALISTE DES RESSOURCES HUMAINES - H / F : GRADE C Référence de l’annonce : E0020/MCA-BF2 Date de clôture : 22 Janvier 2022 Pays : Burkina Faso Directeur Administratif du MCA-BF2 CADRE ORGANISATIONNEL Créé en 2004, le Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) est un programme d’aide bilatérale du Gouvernement des États-Unis en faveur des pays à faibles revenus, sélectionnés sur la base d’indicateurs de performance. L’objectif est de mettre en œuvre des partenariats avec les pays qui réalisent des performances satisfaisantes dans les trois domaines clés que sont : i) la bonne gouvernance dans la gestion des affaires publiques, ii) la création d’un environnement favorable à l’initiative privée et iii) l’engagement de l’État à faire des investissements conséquents dans le secteur social. L’assistance du Gouvernement des États-Unis est apportée aux pays bénéficiaires sous forme de dons, pour la mise en œuvre d’un programme d’investissement pays appelé « Compact ». Le Gouvernement burkinabè (GdBF) et le MCC ont signé le 13 août 2020 à Washington D.C. un accord de don d’un montant total de 450 millions de dollars américains et une contribution du Gouvernement burkinabè de plus 50 millions de dollars US. Ce don, au bénéfice des populations Burkinabè, permettra de réaliser trois (3) projets majeurs : I. Projet de renforcement de l’efficacité du secteur de l’électricité (le « projet de réforme ») : Le projet devrait s’attaquer au coût élevé de l’électricité et au faible accès à l’électricité. En renforçant les lois, les règlements et les institutions du secteur de l’électricité, ainsi qu’en améliorant la capacité des principaux acteurs du secteur, le projet de réforme vise à réduire le coût du service et à améliorer la performance de tous les acteurs du secteur. Il comprend également l’élaboration de normes et de réglementations pour rendre le Burkina Faso conforme au Pool énergétique d’Afrique de l’Ouest (WAPP), lui permettant de faire partie d’un marché régional de l’électricité plus efficace et plus durable. II. Projet de renforcement de l’offre d’électricité moins coûteuse : Le projet devrait porter sur la qualité de l’électricité et son coût élevé. Grâce à la construction d’un centre de contrôle de l’électricité, à la mise à jour du centre de répartition, à la fourniture de batteries de réserve synchrones et à l’assistance technique et au soutien consultatif pour une nouvelle transaction IPP, le projet permettra de réduire les délestages et l’énergie non distribuée ainsi que de diminuer les coûts de production tout en augmentant l’offre totale d’énergie solaire moins chère et en réduisant la proportion d’énergie thermique coûteuse dans le mix énergétique du pays. III. Projet de développement et d’accès au réseau : Le projet devrait remédier à la mauvaise qualité de l’électricité par la construction, la réhabilitation et l’extension des lignes de transmission et de distribution dans les deux plus grandes villes du pays (Ouagadougou et Bobo-Dioulasso). Le projet visera à remédier au faible accès à l’électricité par (i) la réalisation d’une étude analytique visant à identifier les principaux obstacles aux connexions ; (ii) le financement d’un fonds de connexion axé sur les résultats afin d’améliorer la capacité de la compagnie d’électricité à fournir des connexions abordables à ses clients aux revenus les plus faibles ; et (iii) le financement de l’électrification de certaines institutions sociales. Le projet visera également à augmenter les taux de consommation d’électricité des ménages et des entreprises. L’objectif est de générer une croissance économique inclusive et de réduire la pauvreté à travers les projets ci-dessus. Le Millennium Challenge Account Burkina Faso II (MCA-BF2), est l’entité responsable de la mise en œuvre du Compact au nom du Gouvernement burkinabè, et qui agit comme organisme indépendant de gestion du don. MISSIONS PRINCIPALES Sous la supervision du Directeur Administratif du MCA-Burkina Faso II, Le Spécialiste Ressources Humaines du MCABF2 est responsable de :  L'exécution des recrutements, du suivi des présences et de la maintenance des dossiers du personnel du MCA, ainsi que du soutien logistique aux activités et réunions liées aux ressources humaines. RESPONSABILITÉS  Aider au niveau de toutes les questions relatives à l'administration et aux ressources humaines ;  Veiller à ce que les politiques et réglementations en matière de ressources humaines du MCA soient mises en œuvre efficacement ;  Veiller à ce que les systèmes administratifs et de ressources humaines existants du MCA fonctionnent efficacement et prendre les dispositions nécessaires pour remédier aux défaillances ;  Prendre toutes les mesures disciplinaires nécessaires pour soutenir le personnel ;  Sous la supervision du directeur des ressources humaines, guider et conseiller le personnel si nécessaire pour améliorer les performances ;  Évaluer le personnel en-dessous de lui / elle au moyen de systèmes ouverts d'évaluation du rendement.  Coordonner et maintenir la banque de données du personnel ;  Assurer une utilisation efficace et économique des actifs du MCA Burkina Faso II ;  Aider à préparer et à soumettre des rapports d'étape en temps opportun à la GRH ;  Effectuer d'autres tâches et responsabilités qui peuvent être assignées ou demandées de temps à autre par le HRM. PROFIL DU CANDIDAT (Éducation, Expérience, Compétences) Éducation  Licence en gestion des ressources humaines ou en administration publique d’un établissement d’enseignement supérieur reconnu ; Expérience requise  Doit être familiarisé avec la gestion de la fonction publique et les politiques et réglementations du travail ;  Excellentes compétences rédactionnelles ainsi qu'une bonne capacité organisationnelle à travailler en équipe et de manière indépendante ;  Minimum de trois (3) ans d'expérience professionnelle dans le domaine ;  Excellentes compétences en communication ;  Capacité démontrée à gérer une multitude de tâches avec un minimum de supervision et à déléguer une multitude de tâches ;  Capacité à comprendre rapidement les nouveaux problèmes et à adapter la stratégie, les objectifs et les changements, pour faire avancer le travail et répondre aux besoins de la situation sur la base de décisions saines et logiques ;  Capacité à établir un consensus et des relations entre son équipe, ses partenaires et les autres parties prenantes grâce à l’instauration d’un climat de confiance ;  Capacité d'identifier et de proposer des solutions pour atténuer et gérer les risques ;  Capacité à travailler sous pression, à planifier efficacement sa charge de travail personnelle et à déléguer. Exigences linguistiques et informatiques  Une maîtrise courante de la communication écrite et verbale en français est requise ;  La maîtrise de l'anglais est un atout supplémentaire ;  Expérience de la construction et de la gestion de bases de données ;  Maîtrise des technologies de l'information et des systèmes de gestion de projet nécessaires (tels que les systèmes de messagerie sur serveur, le traitement de texte (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), les feuilles de calcul, Internet, etc.). DOSSIERS DE CANDIDATURE  Un Curriculum Vitae (CV) détaillé ;  Une lettre de motivation avec une prétention salariale datée et signée ;  Les copies des derniers diplômes obtenus ;  Trois (03) références professionnelles et trois (03) références académiques ;  Un casier judiciaire actualisé datant de moins de trois (03) mois. Avis aux candidats  Tous les employés du MCA-Burkina Faso II seront sélectionnés sur la base d'un processus de recrutement et de sélection ouvert et compétitif conformément aux dispositions du Compact. De plus, le recrutement de tous les agents du MCA-Burkina Faso II se fera conformément aux principes et indications prévus par les dispositions constitutionnelles et légales, en particulier l'égalité des chances, le mérite, la compétence, la transparence, la non-discrimination sous toutes ses formes. Cette approche converge avec les dispositions du Compact ;  En conformité avec sa politique du Genre et des minorités, MCC encourage vivement les candidatures féminines ;  Aucun frais ne sera versé au MCA-BF2 ou à EMPOWER Talents and Careers ou à aucun de leurs agents à aucun stade du processus de recrutement (frais de candidature, d’entretien, de traitement de dossier, de formation ou autre) ;  Empower Talents and Careers et Upright partners garantissent qu’aucune personne physique respectant les exigences des offres diffusées sur leurs sites et paraissant dans d’autres canaux ne peut être injustement écartée d’une des étapes de la procédure de recrutement ;  Seul(e)s les candidat(e)s, correspondant aux profils définis et présentant des documents valables et valides seront convoqué(e)s en entretien par Empower Talents and Careers. Si vous êtes intéressé(e) par cette opportunité d’emploi : 1. Connectez-vous ou créez votre compte sur notre plateforme : http://rms.empowertaca.com/signin-signup 2. Postulez au lien suivant : http://rms.empowertaca.com/job/dg/ Pour plus d’informations ou en cas de difficulté liée à la soumission de votre candidature, prière de nous contacter aux numéros : (+226) 25 37 49 98 / (+225) 07 79 04 82 05 / (+225) 27 22 59 56 87   Spécialiste des ressources humaines
2022-01-11 10:56:32
full-time
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