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Sustainable Urban Economic Development - Team Leader - Africa - Nairobi
Who you’ll work with

You’ll work in our Nairobi office as part of our Sustainable Urban Economic Development (SUED) team.

SUED is a donor-funded, 6-year programme whose core objective is to provide sustainable urban economic development in Small and Medium Towns (SMTs) in Kenya. The programme improved urban economic planning at county level, improved sub-national business environment reforms, and established an Urban Investment Advisory Facility (UIAF) to support public-private investment in Infrastructure and high potential value chains across Kenya.

What you’ll do

You will serve as the face of the SUED programme, providing the overall managerial, technical leadership and project oversight to ensure successful delivery and generate impact. 

In particular, you will develop strong relationships with government officials at both national and county level, implementing partners, private sector stakeholder, etc.   You’ll provide leadership, guidance and mentorship to the overall programme team and develop relationships with key stakeholders to achieve programme impact. You’ll define detailed roles and responsibilities of the Project Management Unit, and you’ll develop and establish an effective communication strategy for the programme. Additionally, you’ll develop an annual action and implementation plan while managing risk, monitoring value for money, and monitoring and reporting results.

  • 8-10 years of experience leading and delivery large urban economic development projects
  • A relevant Master’s degree such as urban development/economics
  • Management experience of large, multi-stakeholder projects, preferably with DFID and other donor agencies
  • Demonstrated previous experience supervising teams and capacity building of partners 
  • Proven experience of managing relationships in complex organisations with multiple stakeholders across government
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Outstanding records of academic and managerial or professional achievement
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Strong record of leadership in an academic, professional, or extracurricular setting
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively – both verbally and in writing – in English and the local office language(s)

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