Senior Managers, Climate Change – Adam Smith International – Nairobi

Key tasks and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Project and Grant Management
Manage small, analytical as well as large, complex climate change programmes with oversight
Ensure project outputs (reports, technical assistance, grants, workshops etc) are delivered as required by the project terms of reference and/or activity plans subsequently agreed
Ensure high standards of delivery and accountability reflected in audits, financial management, annual reviews
Conduct basic data collection, monitoring and verification for grants under implementation
Ensure compliance of procedures and processes in line with FCDO and ASI requirements
Strategy, engagement and analysis
Build and maintain strategic relationships and partnerships in-country
Lead strategic planning and develop a roadmap for action for country activities
Contribute to the wider programme strategy and make recommendations for improvement
Business Growth
Analyse the market to identify opportunities for growth and expansion and ensure we capitalise on opportunities
Write small, large and complex winning proposals with little assistance
Support the Climate Change Team on the strategy and approaches to achieve success in ‘must win’ tenders

About You
A Senior Manager – Climate Change should have the ability to build effective relationships with experts from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds, and to work effectively in politically sensitive and challenging environments.
The candidate should relish working in a team, should be innovative, energetic, positive, and genuinely committed to making a lasting contribution to international development.

Adam Smith International seeks the following skills and experience:
A graduate degree in social sciences, business administration, project management or other relevant fields;
7-15 years of relevant professional experience in management of programmes, grants, technical assistance;
An excellent understanding of HMG values, principles and structures is desirable;
Experience working on climate mitigation and/or development projects is an asset, and knowledge of Middle-Income Countries would be highly valued;
Outstanding written English and oral communication skills;
Knowledge of local languages spoken on the continent is advantageous;
Demonstrated experience of initiative, planning and organisation skills, results-focus and working in complex and time-pressured contexts;
Excellent inter-personal skills and teamwork;
Strong attention to detail;
Willingness to travel to ODA-eligible countries.

Method of Application
Please submit a CV and a short cover letter with the subject line ‘Senior Manager – Climate Change (Africa)’ to
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.