Location: Nairobi, Kenya. Alternative locations in East Africa may be considered
Salary: To be discussed at interview stage. Dependent on experience.
WHO WE ARE
Wasafiri is a consultancy and institute helping leaders and organisations tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges. Established in 2010 by four African and Western development professionals, we are a vibrant and growing organisation motivated by the opportunity to help leaders and institutions build a more effective response to a broad range of complex problems such as food systems, youth entrepreneurship, inequality, and economic development. In 2018, Wasafiri developed Systemcraft as our own approach to creating system level change in the face of complex problems. The people of Wasafiri are brought together for their adventurous spirit, understanding of complex problems and track record of delivering change.
ABOUT THE ROLE
We are looking for a dynamic and engaging professional with a collaborative spirit capable of advancing our growing Conflict and Governance (C&G) Portfolio.
The purpose of the role is to generate new opportunities and lead implementation of projects with high quality service delivery in the C&G portfolio. The role will also contribute towards strategic planning and thought leadership to influence the sector. It will also strengthen our network of consultants and partners. Our desired profile includes some or all of the following:
- Thematic: Countering violent extremism, conflict dynamics, political economy, youth empowerment, governance systems.
- Sectoral: Cross-sector experience. Public-private collaboration. International donors, NGOs and development partners. Grassroots organisations, foundations. Host governments and multilateral institutions.
- Geographic: East Africa / Africa-wide.
- Leadership: experience leading and managing teams, ideally including remote consultant teams
The role will report to Wasafiri’s Portfolio Lead for Conflict and Governance. For a more detailed job description, please click here.
We plan for the role to be full-time and based in the Horn of Africa. Wasafiri currently has an office in Nairobi, with staff based in Nairobi and Mombasa. We are open to the candidate working from their preferred location within the Horn. Some travel will be required, dependent on Covid-19 restrictions. Wasafiri also has offices in Brighton, UK and Asheville, USA.
Compensation & Benefits
The position comes with an attractive compensation package based on skills and experience. This will be a permanent position, with a 3-month trial period and an annual review process to ensure performance and remuneration is acceptable to both parties. Salary is negotiable based on experience.
Submission: To apply for the post, please complete the application form and submit a max 3-page CV. We will only be accepting completed applications; CVs alone will be discarded. Submit applications and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: Friday, December 4th. We will be reviewing applications as they arrive and will appoint one once a suitable candidate is identified; early applications preferred. Late applications may be considered.