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Research & Evaluation Lead at Founders Factory Africa (FFA)

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Founders Factory Africa (FFA) is unlike any place else you’ve ever worked. We are venture builders dedicated to solving some of Africa’s biggest challenges and capitalizing on it’s incredible potential by leveraging market and tech opportunities.

What You’ll Do

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced researcher with diverse quantitative and qualitative skills to spearhead the design and implementation of a number of research and M&E projects. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the impact assessment of innovative medical devices in low-resource settings and drive evidence-based decision-making. As the Research and Evaluation Lead, you will work closely with Neopenda senior management and take ownership of the company’s research and impact measurement strategy. The position is fast-paced and continuously evolving with emerging projects.

Responsibilities

  • Overseeing the design, planning, execution, and evaluation of clinical validation studies, feasibility assessments, and impact evaluations.
  • Leading formative and summative evaluations for new products or product changes. This will include spearheading voice of customer research for our new cloud service neoCloud and conducting summative evaluations for our intermittent vital signs monitor, neoSpot.
  • Update and align Neopenda’s clinical evaluation procedures with ISO 13485:2016 standards and other relevant guidelines, ensuring Neopenda’s commitment to the highest quality and regulatory standards.
  • Driving Neopenda’s research, M&E and impact measurement strategy along our theory of change, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Providing management and leadership, both internally and externally, to the research coordinator and various implementation partners, ensuring smooth collaboration between cross-functional teams and project success.
  • Leading the development and submission of grant applications to secure funding for additional research and business development objectives focused on new and existing products.
  • Supporting accurate data collection through training of on-site research staff and provision of technical oversight to ensure projects are implemented with fidelity.
  • Fostering and improving research and data management best practices at Neopenda, including adherence to research ethics, and optimization of data analysis, security and utilization procedures.
  • Managing databases and preparing data sets from a variety of sources; conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses to translate into actionable insights.
  • Developing compelling data visualizations, study reports, abstracts, peer-reviewed publications and other research products to communicate our research findings.
  • Participating in management and reporting of grant-funded projects, ensuring compliance with deliverables and timelines.
  • Strengthening and expanding Neopenda’s partnerships with a variety of external stakeholders including community partners, government officials, research collaborators and regulatory agents.

Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in public health, medical statistics, epidemiology or related field.
  • Advanced quantitative and qualitative skills and a strong understanding of a range of research methods.
  • 7+ years of healthcare research experience, with at least 2-3 years in a management role.
  • Experience at a startup, preferably in a medical technology or healthcare-related domain.
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing, with previous experience as a lead author and/or co-author.
  • Ability to effectively organize, self-manage and prioritize diverse tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Proficiency with analytical software and visualization tools, including Excel, R, STATA and Tableau.
  • Experience with electronic data capture systems such as REDCap, TrialKit and CastorEDC.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills (written and oral) with a demonstrated ability to distill and disseminate research findings to a wide public audience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with high effectiveness in influencing, networking and problem solving to overcome project bottlenecks.
  • Capacity to work collaboratively across teams and flexibility to occasionally operate outside regular hours to support team members and external partners across different time zones.
  • Excitement for building impactful technology and ability to thrive in a startup environment.
  • Openness to learning and growing in a dynamic role, and be comfortable wearing multiple hats.

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Closing Date : 15 February. 2024

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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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