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Policy, Legislation & Research Officer at Sanergy

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Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements.

About the Role

As a Policy & Legislation Research Officer, you will play a crucial role in reviewing legislation and policy drafts, and proposing improvements to existing policies that impact Fresh Life’s work. Reporting to the Government Affairs & Policy Manager, you will contribute to the organization’s vision by building a repository of relevant legislation and policies. Join us in transforming cities and communities with our services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze policies, regulations, and legislation, preparing research briefs, submissions, and recommendations for changes on key policy issues.
  • Monitor local and international policy and legislative developments, keeping internal stakeholders informed and responding to Government requests.
  • Participate in national policy negotiations, forums, technical working groups, and committees on behalf of Fresh Life.
  • Develop and manage stakeholder relationships, consultations, and negotiations on policy issues.
  • Contribute to department-level planning through regular assessments of departmental and organizational needs.
  • Develop and maintain key data assets to inform the organization’s policy, advocacy, and government engagements.
  • Support other areas of the department’s activities as needed.
  • Interactions with external stakeholders including; Government Agencies, Non-Government Organizations, Private Sector, International Organizations, Donors & Funders, Think tanks & Research Organizations, and Community Groups (CBOs).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, or a relevant field.
  • 3+ years of direct experience in the policy and research domain, preferably in the government sector, with a focus on environmental and sanitation issues.
  • Research and Analytical Proficiency: Demonstrated strong research and analytical skills, comprehensively reviewing policies, regulations, and legislation related to sanitation and the circular economy.
  • Communication Skills: Exceptional writing and communication skills to prepare research briefs, submissions, and recommendations on key environmental and sanitation policy issues.
  • Sanitation policy knowledge: In-depth knowledge of policies and regulations specific to safely managed sanitation, with the ability to identify gaps, strengths, and opportunities.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Proven experience in stakeholder engagement and management within the realm of environment and sanitation.
  • Strategic Thinking: Planning and strategic thinking skills, allowing for the regular assessment of departmental and organizational needs related to our operations.
  • Adaptability and Flexibility: Seamlessly contribute to various facets of the department’s activities, ensuring a holistic approach to policy and research in this specialized field.

Closing Date : 2024-01-29

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Funding Partnerships and Grants Manager at Northern Rangelands Trust

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The Northern Rangelands Trust is a non-profit umbrella organization supporting 33 community conservancies across northern Kenya. Its mission is to develop resilient community conservancies, which transform lives, secure peace and conserve natural resources.

The Role

The Partnerships and Grants Manager will manage a portfolio of significant multi-lateral and bi-lateral funders. This involves identifying and evaluating potential funding opportunity, cultivating relationships with targeted funders (formal and informal reporting), leading and writing proposals and bids, coordinating internally across NRT’s cross-functional departments (finance, programmes, communications, M&E) to develop compelling proposals that help fill funding gaps, report on status of the grants. The Account Manager is also responsible for monitoring and tracking opportunities throughout the funding cycle, helping mitigate any risks or challenges that arise and working as a high performing team member.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of bilateral, multi-lateral donors – ensuring both compliance and engagement plans to build strong, long-term partnerships.
  • Develop grant proposals and bids – especially for large funders such as European Commission, USAID, DANIDA, Sida, AfD, FCDO, UN, World Bank
  • Develop and implement engagement strategies to deepen relationships with funders and donors, creating long term relationships of trust mutual accountability.
  • Manage ad hoc teams and coordinate grant project planning and reporting – with ability to initiate internal teams of peers around an agreed timeline and set of deliverables.
  • Support basic proposal budgeting and reporting, helping review and explain financial reports and monitor burn rates.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.
  • Ensure compliance with NRT policies and procedures and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements.
  • Manage or participate in complex or sensitive negotiations with implementing partners, conservancy members and boards, and funders
  • Convey the mission of NRT to diverse groups who are important stakeholders.
  • Travel frequently and on short notice, work long and flexible hours as needed.
  • Coordinate reporting and providing information needed by partners/donors/stakeholders; ensuring financial, MERL and Program reports align.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned, including dedicated special initiatives

Qualifications

  • At least 5-8 years relevant experience in managing large grants for bilateral and multilateral agencies; including convening proposal development workshops and leading process of developing grant proposals.
  • Strong interest and passion for environment, climate, community based natural resource management, marine and terrestrial conservation, peace-building and development issues, deep familiarity with Kenyan or Ugandan conservation and development issues.
  • Experience in building and maintaining long-term relationships with external stakeholders.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects of donors in a donor tracking or CRM system.
  • Conversant in monitoring, evaluation, adaptation and learning frameworks
  • Strategic, problem-solving mindset with a sense of humour and ability to manage stress and deadlines
  • Appreciation for working in diverse teams on complex issues – ability to mentor and be mentored.
  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce, Business Management, Business Administration, Project Management or other relevant field such as ecology, biology, sociology, anthropology – a Master’s degree will be an added advantage.

Closing Date:16 April. 2024

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Legal Counsel at Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF)

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The AECF provides catalytic funding in the form of repayable and non-repayable grants to businesses that would not otherwise have access to adequate financing. The AECF is part of the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) family and has been supported by governments (Australia, Canada, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom), and international financial institutions (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor and IFAD).

The Role

  • The objective of the Legal & Compliance Unit is to support AECF’s mission by providing strategic, efficient, and innovative legal services.
  • AECF is seeking to recruit an exceptional individual to fill the position of Legal Counsel who will be responsible for providing legal support in the legal and compliance function.
  • This role will report to the Head of Legal & Company Secretary.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advisory services to AECF and its stakeholders on all aspects of law and investment portfolio while ensuring proper representation of the organization in all legal matters.
  • Provide legal support through AECF’s transactions lifecycle by advising on transaction structures, providing deal negotiations support, documentation support, drafting and advising on legal documents including interim agreements while ensuring effective documentation of legal terms and conditions.
  • Leading in the drafting and negotiation of complex agreements including funding agreements, collateral documents, term sheets, inter-creditor agreements, consortium agreements, transaction advisory agreements, downstream partner agreements, and other consulting and service provider agreements.
  • Supporting the portfolio and investments teams in structuring and compiling contract documentation to ensure completeness and accuracy and drafting/reviewing information memorandum and legal deal negotiation documents.
  • Review and understand all laws and regulations relevant to AECF portfolio companies across Sub-Sahara Africa together with AECF’s governing documents to ensure transaction compliance.
  • Undertake legal assessments, interpretations and advise senior management on compliance including regulatory and donor compliance, while providing recommendations and representation on day-to-day operational matters.
  • Continuously analyze in-country and cross-border regulatory issues affecting AECF and communicate effectively with internal key stakeholders and support the development of strategies and plans to mitigate any non-compliance risks arising therefrom.

Suitable candidates should possess:

  • A Bachelor of Laws degree and a postgraduate diploma in law/legal practice certificate.
  • A minimum of 6 to 8 years post-admission experience working at a commercial-oriented law firm or international organization.
  • Experience presenting to senior management and at the board of directors level.
  • Substantial experience in leading financing transactions including drafting and negotiating a wide range of finance documents, including LMA-based finance documents and complex legal agreements.
  • Have excellent organizational and prioritizing skills with the ability to manage multiple work demands while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including strong work ethic, impeccable integrity, and judgment.
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining strong collaborative relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work accurately with creativity

Closing Date:19/04/2024

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