Manager – Gender & Women’s Economic Empowerment
Experience
>7 yrs.
Location
Nairobi
Job type
Full time
Job Summary

Do you want to improve the lives of low- and moderate-income women across Africa through insights from gender analysis? Do you have the drive to apply analytical techniques to devise strategies for women’s economic empowerment? If yes, join our Anglophone Africa team at MSC! Come and engage in projects that enable millions of women in Africa to access, use, and benefit from financial and non-financial services. Apply now!

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Essential Skills

The applicant should possess strong analytical abilities and quantitative and qualitative research skills. Should have excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills, including flexibility, attention to detail, and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Should also have excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills. Must have demonstrated team management, report writing and documentation, and interpersonal skills. Should also possess sharp business acumen and a strong ability for business analysis.

Description

The Manager – Gender & Women’s Economic Empowerment, will have specific responsibilities that include:

  • Build a business as the lead for gender and women’s economic empowerment in the Anglophone Africa domain of MSC,
  • Lead delivery of technical assistance to clients while ensuring high quality of delivery, and strict adherence to timelines,
  • Mentor junior team members and help them in their professional development,
  • Contribute to organizational development by being a team player and upholding organizational culture, values, and reputation,
  • Develop and publish knowledge resources through identifying key issues, lessons learned, and best practices in programs and projects undertaken with different clients and in different geographies,
  • Openness and willingness to travel and spend over 40% of the time on on-site assignments.

Detailed responsibilities:

Business development

  • Build relationships with existing and potential clients,
  • Develop and create business initiatives on financial inclusion – access, and usage, particularly for gender equality,
  • Take initiatives to develop client relationships,
  • Develop and submit proposals to generate business,
  • Represent MSC at conferences etc.,
  • Author or co-author thematic publications to be developed from field experiences,
  • Actively engage in marketing activities and participate in digital media dialogues.

Human capital development

  • Conduct feedback assessments with team members after assignment execution in line with the quality control guidelines,
  • Document and communicate best practices emerging from MSC’s gender work, including developing knowledge products such as sectorial reports, policy briefs, and technical notes for policymakers and practitioners in the gender space,
  • Assist and support the development of other staff by providing guidance and advice where appropriate,
  • Share knowledge with staff and create opportunities for mentoring,
  • Take ownership of self-development by acquiring skills and knowledge which add value to the organization.

Business execution

  • Lead or assist with the planning and implementation of medium/large technical assistance assignments,
  • Support consulting projects on women’s financial inclusion and economic empowerment,
  • Support coordination between different country teams on gender and provide strategic and design inputs to MSC projects to ensure that gender issues are appropriately identified and addressed,
  • Manage strategic partnerships with stakeholders, especially with those working towards gender equality in the financial services sector,
  • Conduct assignment set-up and de-briefing meetings of assignments where s/he is responsible,
  • Builds rapport with various contact points at the client organization for successful execution of the assignments,
  • Plan and execute assignments with utmost due diligence,
  • Oversee and support the process of report writing and data analysis,
  • Review training courses delivered, research papers prepared, the curriculum developed, and technical assistance provided to clients,
  • Contribute to the development of MSC’s toolkits and other publications.

Qualifications:

  • MBA or Masters in Gender studies, or equivalent or other relevant professional qualifications as in line with areas of specialization.

Desired experience:

  • Experience in gender-based assignments, especially in the area of gender programming, especially research, project design, implementation, management, and evaluation,
  • Experience in compilation, analysis, and interpretation of gender and women economic empowerment issues and statistical data, thorough research, and preparation of top-quality analysis and reports,
  • Familiarity with gender analysis tools and methodologies and formal training in gender analysis and gender planning,
  • Demonstrated expertise in mainstreaming gender in projects, gender lens investment, and future work,
  • Experience in working on gender with the financial sector, development banks, and the government, think tanks,
  • Experience in research, consulting, and advisory services to clients, especially in Africa. Additional experience in other countries is desirable,
  • Experience in writing business proposals and concept papers,
  • Should have a demonstrable passion for inclusive finance.

Skills and competencies:

  • Ability to lead assignments and teams and work with minimal supervision,
  • Ability to develop client relationships and win business,
  • Strong field orientation and proven interpersonal skills,
  • Leadership skills, decision-making skills, problem-solving skills, and people-management skills,
  • Excellent spoken and written English,
  • Proficient in word, excel, and PowerPoint.
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