Thursday, August 1, 2013

Computer Information Systems Assistants Position

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Job Title: COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
ASSISTANT, G6 Department/ Office: United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP)
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 29 July 2013-28 August 2013
Job Opening number: 13-IST-UNEP-28371-R-NAIROBI (X)
United Nations Core Values:
Integrity, Professionalism, Respect
for Diversity.

of governments and the
international community for action.
UNEP Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC) identifies synergies and promotes the substantive collaboration among Multilateral Environmental
Agreements (MEAs). DELC also
encourages interlinkages between
UNEP's programme and those of
MEAs www.unep.org/dec/). This
position is located in the United
Nations Environment Programme,
Division of Environmental Law and
Conventions.
Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Deputy Division Director, DELC the incumbent will perform the following duties:
• Participate in the development,
programming, testing, debugging
and implementation of new software and web application system releases,modules and functionalities.
• Develop, test and implement
simple computer application system and online web systems programs using UN established standards for IT technologies, programming languages and tools.
• Serve as team member in planning, specification, design, development, implementation and support of computer application systems; liaise
with other users to define and
specify requirements.
• Manage the design, prototyping,
development, maintenance and
updating of mobile application for
both the iOS and android platforms (object-c and java).
• Prepare technical and user
documentation for deployed web
online application systems, training materials and conduct technical presentations.
• Maintain functional specifications
for computer application systems,
program and procedure developed and or modified.
• Provide support for deployed online web application systems and perform ongoing reviews with users and developers and responds to user requests.
• Draft correspondence and
communications including work plan revisions and other related issues and prepare unit contributions for a variety of periodic reports. 
.Manage regular back-up of the web applications as part of the disaster mitigation and business continuity strategy.
• Serve as focal point for
coordination, monitoring and
expedition of computer application systems development projects
.Prepare standard terms of reference,
process follow-up on administrative
actions and resolve issues related to project implementation.
• Keep abreast of development in the field and perform benchmarking.
• Provide guidance to new and junior staff.
• Preform other related duties as
assigned.
Competencies
• Professionalism: Knowledge of
organizational information
infrastructure, including hardware,
software and application systems.
Strong knowledge of web and
information management,
information architecture, project
management and web design
(including HTML5) and current web
trends. Knowledge of data
maintenance and migration and
content approaches. Good knowledge of web solutions as well as some JavaScript, XML and PHP knowledge.
Extensive knowledge of the UN web and project planning process.
Knowledge of system development workflow and document flow processes, ability to conduct research and gather information from a wide variety of standard and non-standard sources.
Ability to respond to changing requirements and assignments, ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. Shows pride in work and in achievements; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing
deadlines and achieving results; Is
motivated by professional rather
than personal concerns; Shows
persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations.
• Teamwork: Works collaboratively
with colleagues to achieve
organizational goals; Solicits input
by genuinely valuing others’ ideas
and expertise; Is willing to learn
from others; Places team agenda
before personal agenda; Supports
and acts in accordance with final
group decision, even when such
decisions may not entirely reflect
own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
• Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs;
Promotes and persuades others to
consider new ideas; Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas;
Thinks “outside the box”;
Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things;
Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
• Technological Awareness: Keeps
abreast of available technology;
Understands applicability and
limitation of technology to the work of the office;
Actively seeks to apply
technology to appropriate tasks;
Shows willingness to learn new
technology.
Education
Completion of secondary education is required; supplemental technical
training in Information Technology or
other related field is required. An
associate university degree or
equivalent in computer science or
information technology is desirable.
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_EXPERIENCE
Seven years of relevant experience in software design, object-oriented
design and implementation
technique, thorough understanding
of design patterns and their
application in software development
required.
Experience in information
systems analysis, programmng,
software development, technical
writing, project management or
related area desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working
languages of the United Nations
Secretariat. For the post advertised,
fluency in oral and written English is required.
Knowledge of a second
official UN language is an
advantage.
Assessment Method
Evaluation of qualified candidates
for this position may include a
substantive assessment which may
be followed by a competency-based interview.
Special Notice
This position is open for recruitment for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension.
Appointment against this post is on a local basis. External candidates will be considered only when no suitable internal candidate from the
duty station is identified.
The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred to take-up the appointment.
Staff Members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment
by him or her. All staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
All applicants are strongly
encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.
On-line applications will be
acknowledged where an email
address has been provided.
If you do not receive an e-mail
acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not
have been received. In such cases,
please resubmit the application, if
necessary. If the problem persists,
please seek technical assistance
through the Inspira “Need Help?”
link.
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no
restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and
subsidiary organs. (Charter of the
United Nations - Chapter 3, article
8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Disclaimer
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT
CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS
(APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE
UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT
CONCERN ITSELF WITH
INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
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Monday, July 29, 2013

East African Short-term Associates Posts

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Acumen is looking for two short term associates to work in our East Africa office. This is an outstanding opportunity for individuals with a
few years of work experience, a
higher degree, exceptional energy
and commitment to global
development to help grow our
investment portfolios.
Acumen
Acumen started as an idea. 11 years
later we have a proven model that
combines the best of charity and
investing to change the way the
world tackles poverty.
Acumen is a non-profit venture fund
with a vision to help build a world
beyond poverty through investing in
companies that deliver critical goods
and services in water, health,
housing, energy, agriculture, and
education; leaders who are paving
the way for new approaches to
fighting poverty; and the spread of
ideas that will give the world the
knowledge and the understanding to
change how the world tackles
poverty.
Passion, entrepreneurial spirit, and
commitment to tackling the issue of
global poverty are just a few of the
things that the staff at Acumen have
in common. What we aim to
accomplish with our work is no easy
task, and we need dedicated, high-
caliber people to reach our goals.
Acumen has invested more than $85
million of patient capital in more
than 70 social enterprises in South
Asia, East Africa and West Africa that
have collectively served more than
100 million customers. We have
teams on the ground in India,
Pakistan, Kenya, Ghana, and New
York, and we aim to build strong
local structures that are deeply
interconnected to the global
organization through shared goals.
East Africa
Acumen's commitment to East Africa
began in 2004. Today, we have over
$17.6 million in approved
investments and 12 portfolio
companies across healthcare, energy,
water & sanitation, agricultural and
education. Portfolio companies like
M-Kopa, Sanergy, and Virtual City,
are revolutionizing their sectors and
pioneering new development
paradigms. The office is staffed with
a full-time team of professionals
from diverse backgrounds including
investment banking, venture capital,
management consulting, law, and
accounting.
Acumen East Africa is well-resourced,
has a strong foundation, and is
ready to take our mission to the next
level. Core to our success is the
ability to identify, resource, and
build a world class portfolio that
demonstrates the power of patient
capital to solve the problems of
poverty in India and the world more
broadly. Equally important is to
leverage our experience into insights
that compel this ecosystem of
funders, operators, and policy makers
to catalyze a broader paradigm shift
in the battle against poverty.
See who is talking about us, here.
Position Description
Acumen East Africa will hire two
short term Associates to help
analyze new markets within our
portfolios, develop tools for
benchmarking new pipeline, perform
due diligence, document market
research and enable knowledge
sharing.
These associates will be able to use
their business skills in researching
and analyzing organizations,
producing sector strategies and will
get practical insights into a new
approach in social investing. The
business analysis will focus primarily
in four portfolio areas:
• Health – invests in technology that
presents an opportunity to
profoundly alter market dynamics in
the healthcare landscape of the
developing world.
• Agriculture – invests in self-
sustaining, scalable enterprises that
focus on both supply of inputs for
agriculture, and on broader financial
innovations that provide economic
access to the poor.
• Water – invests capital and
management support in financially
sustainable and scalable enterprises
that make safe and sufficient water
accessible to the poor.
• Energy – invests capital and
management support in financially
sustainable and scalable enterprises
that make renewable energy options
accessible to the poor.
Acumen also provides hands-on
management support to enterprises
in its portfolios, and short term
associates are also asked to assist
with specific projects addressing
management challenges of portfolio
companies. Some deliverables in the
past have included financial models,
competitor analyses, marketing
strategies, and an exploration of
export opportunities.
Responsibilities
The Short Term Associate will work
with a Portfolio Lead to:
• Conduct relevant market research/
sector mapping depending on the
portfolio you will work with.
• Screen early stage pipeline against
Acumen Fund’s due diligence
checklist.
• Collect, organize and analyze data
from existing operations to
determine key trends and drivers for
company performance.
• Analyze a potential investment to
develop a growth strategy, and
identify the risks and mitigants
therein.
• Support internal staff in the
drafting of internal documents such
as Acumen’s investment memos and
building financial models.
• Support internal staff in developing
the portfolio of investments that
Acumen Fund will consider funding
• Work with internal staff to provide
post investment support our existing
investments.
Qualifications & Characteristics
• Candidates with a graduate-level
degree or similar
• Experience in financial analysis
and modeling, particularly in venture
capital or private equity
• Management consulting experience
• Commitment to Acumen's mission
• International work experience
• Academic training or work
experience focused on health, water,
agriculture, or energy
• Ability to take initiative with
research and analysis and conduct
work on their own
• Capacity to work with a team in
different countries/cultures
• Capability to present investment
ideas in memoranda to senior
management and advisors
Additional characteristics we’re
looking for in all roles at Acumen:
• Commitment to, and enthusiasm
for, the organization’s mission and
business model, and respect for our
core values: generosity,
accountability, humility, audacity,
listening, leadership, integrity,
respect
• Moral Imagination: The humility to
see the world as it is, and the
audacity to imagine the world as it
could be. It also includes but is not
limited to the following:
o Displaying high level of
empathy in all relationships and
encounters
o Possessing deep self-awareness
and ability to identify own strengths
and weaknesses
o Actively
listening and focusing on hearing
what others are saying
• Good understanding of financial
concepts and our investing model
• Solid operational skills including
problem solving and project
management skills, including ability
to work and deliver projects
independently, proactively and
under pressure
• Effectively collaborates with and
across teams, seeks and provides
constructive feedback
• Exceptional relationship and
interpersonal skills: courtesy, tact,
patience and strong team
orientation
• Strong communication skills and
ability to be a “storyteller” of our
work
• Ability to thrive when there is
ambiguity, remain cool-headed when
there are curve balls, and withstand
the tests of a rapidly changing
environment with resilience and
resolve
• Curious – always questioning,
always probing, and never blindly
accepting
• A sense of humor (really)

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Technical Advisor Vacancy

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Job Summary Overview:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) intends to recruit a Technical Advisor for a
forthcoming health service delivery program in 1-2 regions in Kenya. S/he will work closely with the Chief of Party and other project staff to provide technical expertise and
management support for the design and implementation of project activities supporting integrated health service delivery and addressing the social determinants of health. The Technical Advisorwill be based in Nairobi or Mombasa for the duration of the project.

Job Responsibilities:
• Provide senior-level leadership,
management, coordination, and
technical guidance to implement
and sustain comprehensive,
integrated health service delivery
activities at the county and sub-
county levels
• Provide technical support and strengthen the capacity of project teams and partners to develop and implement keystrategies
• Provide quality assurance in best practices for HIV/AIDS,tuberculosis/HIV integration,reproductive health and family planning, MNCH, and/or malaria

Required Qualifications
• MD, MPH, or similar degree/
education required
• At least 10 years of progressively responsible
experience in technical service
delivery support, combination
prevention activities, PMTCT, C&T,
and/or MNCH; experience leading or supporting USAID-funded projects a plus
• 3-5 years of experience
managing technical staff
• High level of understanding of the Kenyan context and the Kenyan health system
• Proficiency in English is required; additional proficiency in local languages a plus

How to apply:
Please send resumes to
<a href="mailto:kenyarecruitment@pedaids.org">Email</a>

Girl Friendly Teacher Trainer- Kenya

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Employer:World University Service of Canada
Short Term Consulting - Kenya,
Africa

Deadline: 14th August 2013
World University Service of Canada

Project: Call for Candidates- Kenya Girl Friendly Teacher Trainer
About WUSC
World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian non-profit organization with a mission to foster human development and global understanding through education and training. We are professionals,students, volunteers, faculty, and community leaders working together to find solutions and provide opportunities to the world’s most marginalized people.
WUSC is seeking qualified
candidates for a consultancy in girl
friendly teacher training for the
Kenya Equity in Education Program (KEEP)- a DFID funded girl’s education project in northern Kenya.

Summary of the Project:
The key objective of the project is to build increased support for girls’ education in Kenyan refugee camps and host communities by developing improved school and community education environments.
The project will work with and support the efforts of the government (national and local), refugee camp education
partners (UNHCR and other national and international agencies), teachers, parents and students.
In parallel, it is expected that the
project will build the capacity of the Ministry of Education and other education partners to effectively manage and improve the system for girls’ education in and around the refugee camps.
The Girl Friendly Teacher Training
activity is a key input to achieving
an improved girl friendly school
environment. In principle, being
fully child-centred will necessarily
mean being gender-sensitive,
responsive to and supportive of the differences between (and amongst) girls and boys as learners. KEEP recognizes, however, that ensuring the rights of girls to participate, progress and learn requires specifically affirmative girl-friendly
pedagogy and classroom
management. The project will
provide training and monitoring
aimed at strengthening the capacity of teachers to better understand and effectively address the ways in which
girls are excluded from, and can be included in, learning.
It will encourage them to assess the situation for all children in the
classroom, but especially girls,
decide where improvements are
needed, take appropriate action and monitor the progress they make.

General Duties
WUSC is seeking an experienced
gender and education consultant to design and deliver training content to support teachers in developing their capacity to deliver girl-friendly teaching and learning in the classroom.
This activity is envisioned as a train the trainers approach. The Consultant will work closely with a local trainer and girl child education specialist (Kenyan) to develop training content. Training
effectiveness will be evaluated based on the teachers’ abilities to:
• engage with girls and boys
differentially as individuals and as
learners, and fairly assess their
readiness, capacities and progress;
and
• Integrate gender-sensitive, girl-
friendly principles into their
classroom management, lesson
planning and handling of teaching/
learning materials.
The training will train 200 teachers
selected from the 89 KEEP target
schools in both refugee and host
communities.

Qualifications – skills and experience of all candidates
 A minimum of 7 years of related
work experience in training design
and delivery;
 A minimum of 5 years of
experience working in a developing-country (preferably in East Africa);
 Minimum Bachelor Degree
(advanced University degree
preferred) in education or a related field of study;
 Experience in donor-funded
training. monitoring and evaluation (e.g. workshop design, facilitation,coaching/mentoring, monitoring, controlling and reporting) – work with DFID considered an asset;
 Experience in working with and
supporting capacity development of government education staff
(teachers, management) education stakeholders, schools, parents and learners;
 Knowledge and experience in
integrating gender equality into
programming;
 Experience in education, especially child-centered learning pedagogiesand gender equity in the classroom;
 Minimum 2 years of teaching
experience.
This initial consultancy is being
offered for 28 days to be executed
between August 2013 and December 2013 with potential for two additional assignments over the course of the project (until
December 2015).
Application
Interested candidates should
contact:

World University Service of Canada
(WUSC) jobs@wusc.ca quoting ‘Kenya GFTT’ in the subject line (e.g. ‘Kenya Girl Friendly Teacher Trainer’).
Please include a cover letter and CV indicating your qualifications,
experience and availability for the
consultancy.
WUSC is an equal opportunity
employer. Only those candidates
selected for an interview will be
contacted. No telephone calls
please.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Investment Analyst- To Be Determined- 131576

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Job ID: 131576
Title: Investment Analyst
Job Stream: Agriculture & Rural Development
Location: To Be Determined
Closing Date: 07/28/2013

Background / General description:
The International Finance
Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest multilateral provider of financing for private enterprise in emerging markets. IFC provides loans, equity, structured finance and risk management tools as well as advisory services to build the private sector in developing countries. IFC’s investments in Sub-Saharan Africa have never been stronger, helping to bring tangible benefits to millions of
people across the region. Building
its strategy on the improvement of the investment climate, enhancing support to small and medium enterprises, and developing projects more actively, in particular in the poorest countries and in sectors such as infrastructure and agribusiness, we have been able to grow our commitments from $ 445
million in FY 05 to $4 billion in FY
12.
The Agribusiness and Forestry Sector is seeking to recruit an Investment Analysts based in Nairobi, Kenya or Johannesburg, South Africa.
Candidates are invited to indicate
their preferred duty station in the
motivational letter and CV: we will
try to accommodate personal
preferences as much as business
allow to.
The Investment Analyst will report to the Manager of Agribusiness and Forestry for Sub-
Saharan Africa.
Duties and Accountabilities:
• Work with senior staff to help
identify and develop a strong
pipeline of quality and sustainable
investment opportunities and
technical assistance programs.
• Assist in IFC’s business
development efforts through the
analysis of potential investments and preparation of appropriate and updated databases such as company mappings and analyses.
• Work with senior staff to appraise investment opportunities that include conducting company due
diligence, analyzing historical
financial statements, and creating
detailed financial models to assess
the viability and optimal structure of an IFC investment.
• Selectively work on technical
assistance or advisory services
programs in priority sectors for IFC in the respective country, and on select key projects.
• Develop and maintain quality
relationships with clients to ensure responsive client service and to foster repeat business and generate new opportunities/relationships for IFC.
• Conduct industry and market
research as well as keeping abreast of industry and country
developments in the projects under supervision and identifying and analyzing fundamental competitive strengths and weaknesses of these projects in order to anticipate near-and long-term performance and raise issues.
• Create financial models.
• Participate in investment
negotiations.
• Provide portfolio related support
for client companies when
requested, including but not limited to monitoring project
implementation, operational and
financial performance.
• Perform equity valuations and
process waiver requests.

Qualifications :
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with
specialization in finance/accounting,economics or business;
• Minimum 2, maximum 4 years’
experience in project and credit
analysis with a major financial
institution, consulting company or
large corporation required;
experience in agribusiness is an
advantage.
• Excellent presentation skills;
• High level of attention to detail.
• Ability to discern critical issues,
prepare concise, insightful analyses, and propose solutions to problems.
• Team player with strong
interpersonal skills; good sense of
client relationship.
• Strong client service orientation
with an openness to feedback and
new ideas.
• Excellent command of written and spoken English. A second language, French or Portuguese is an
advantage

Click here to submit your application

mHealth Technology Expert - Nairobi

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Closing Date: Friday, 02 August 2013

Job ID
mob-oth-584
Department
Mobile for Development
Location
Other
Description
The GSMA m-Health Programme
seeks an experienced technical
expert to be based in Nairobi. The
successful candidate will work
closely with the Programme Manager and Regional project teams and provide robust input to the technical aspects of product development, commercial business case formulation and pricing strategies.
The technical expert will be
accountable and responsible for
ensuring the quality and
sustainability of the product/
services, from guiding the definition and shaping of the requirements through to supporting mobile operators implement the services with strategic partners.
Expert communication and execution skills are required to work with a consortia of public and private partners and
provide strong technical support to mobile operators to integrate
mHealth services and partnerships
into current and future business
units.
Key responsibilities include:
Robust understanding of grant
objectives, activities and associated budget.
Support Regional Project team and
maintain project plan for
engagements in country.
Engage in the product life cycle
from strategic planning through to
tactical activities.
Understand and guide technical
implementations in the context of
mobile technologies.
Ensure integration of the new
product with the existing business.
Advise on the technical aspects of
the business processes.
Advise on appropriate mobile
technologies to aid the development of the services.
Ability to define and enable
appropriate technical architecture
for the product/services.
Assess and provide feedback on
the objective analysis of a potential market opportunity to provide a basis for investment.
Support the definition of product
strategy and roadmap from which
products can be designed, developed and deployed.
Support delivery of product requirements and help with
prioritizing features and corresponding justification.
Work with third parties to assess
partnerships and licensing requirements.
Maintain close relationship with
the market (customers, evaluators, and potentials) for -awareness of products needs and perspectives.
Ensure defined operational metrics are met by the product
requirements.
Proactively communicate with
senior management and key
stakeholders on the technical -
performance of the product.
Analyzing potential partner
relationships for the product.
Extracting product model better
practices and support tools in the
development of future products.
Context
GSMA - Mobile for Development
GSMA Mobile for Development brings together our mobile operator members, the wider mobile industry and the development community to
drive commercial mobile services for underserved people in emerging markets.
We identify opportunities for social, economic and environmental impact and stimulate the development of scalable, life-enhancing mobile services.
Mobile is the predominant infrastructure in emerging markets.
We believe it is the transformative technology that
enables us to put relevant, impactful services into the hands of underserved people.
Since the creation of GSMA Mobile for Development we have partnered with 46 mobile operators, rolling out 83
initiatives, impacting tens of millions of people across 45 countries.
GSMA Mobile for Development - mHealth
The GSMA's Mobile for
Development mHealth programme brings together the mobile industry and health stakeholders to improve health outcomes in emerging markets, with initial focus on Millennium Development Goals 4, 5
and 6 across Africa. There are a
number mHealth services in the
market today, but few currently
demonstrate scale, replication or
significant impact. A study
conducted by the GSMA, reviewing
almost 700 mHealth services, showed that less than 1% are significantly impacting health outcomes. In order
to unlock the latent potential of
mHealth, the GSMA has identified
three key barriers that need to be
addressed: fragmentation of service delivery; a lack of scale and sustainability across the full reach of mobile networks; and limited,sustainable public private
partnerships that are able to
replicate or demonstrate impact to the lives of people most at risk in each country. To address these
barriers the GSMA is bringing
together its mobile industry
members and health stakeholders to collaborate to demonstrate a
sustainable business case for
investment, support implementation of mHealth services in priority markets; and facilitate partnership
opportunities between mobile and
health stakeholders. The initial focus of this work is on Africa where mobile and ICT can play a big role in helping to fast track Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6. In June 2012, the GSMA's Pan-African mHealth Initiative was launched with
the aim of creating a sustainable
public-private partnership to deliver a reference implementation for scaled mHealth services that can be
replicated across disease portfolios and countries. For more information go to www.gsma.com/mhealth
Criteria
The best candidate will be/have
Very conscientious with high
personal standards and excellent
attention to detail.
A high sense of responsibility and
focus on delivering to commitments.
Ability to manage multiple tasks
with high quality and timely
delivery.
Enjoys both high level planning
and hands on delivery.
Comfortable working in a fast
paced, rapidly changing
environment.
A strong relationship manager.
A team player with experience of
working in a consultative and
facilitative environment. Will need
excellent English verbal, written, and presentation skills.
Intellectually sharp, self-motivated and passionate about the use of mobile for development and mHealth. Criteria for selection
Extensive experience of
establishing and managing complex national, multi-functional
programmes/projects working within a matrix environment using virtual team structures.
Graduate Bachelor's degree in
computer science, software
engineering or equivalent technical degree
Proven success in delivering
programmes in a fast changing and
uncertain environment with clear
evidence of personal involvement in complex technical, commercial and management issues.
Experience working in the mobile
telecom industry.
Experience in mobile Value Added
Service (VAS) product management.
Database management experience
(SQL).
Demonstrated success defining
and launching excellent products.
Experience in designing and
managing implementation of the
commercial aspects of mobile
products.
Demonstrable track record of
analyzing technical capabilities and
market requirements
Excellent written and verbal
communication skills.
Formal training/qualification or
demonstrate able experience of new product and service development.
Proven commercial acumen and
business leadership qualities.
Customer centric thinking, product
design and execution.
Proven ability to influence cross-
functional and cross-organisational
teams without formal authority
Ability to lead others.
Experience of shaping and
delivering health based programme
would be very desirable.
Able to operate effectively in a
flat, geographically diverse, global
organisation, delivering projects
involving public and private
partners.
Ability to demonstrate sound
judgment in the escalation of issues
and the formulation of solutions.
Willingness to travel on an
international basis. The Project
Manager will report to the GSMA
Mobile for Development mHealth
Programme Manager
Click here to complete an application form for this position

mHealth New Business Development Manager - Nairobi

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Title mHealth New Business
Development Manager - Nairobi
Job ID: mob-oth-579
Department: Mobile for
Development Location Other

Description
The role of New Business Development Manager will involve
supporting the mHealth Programme teams in Nigeria and Malawi to develop the business case for a suite of mHealth services.
A parallel function will be to create and support partnership opportunities between GSMA member mobile operators and the mHealth stakeholder community with the aim of either: leveraging and growing existing mHealth services in Nigeria
or Malawi; and/or stimulating new
service launches that leverage
mobile operator assets.

Key responsibilities include:
Robust understanding of grant
objectives, activities and associated budget.
Objectively assess the value
drivers for mobile operators in
Nigeria, Malawi and across the
broader African continent and align these to strategic partnership
opportunities.
Support new partnership opportunities and provide robust
technical assistance to newly
established partnerships to ensure
launch of mHealth services that
ensure shared value creation for
mobile and health industry.
Communicate new mHealth
product/service opportunities to the broader Pan-African mHealth
Initiative stakeholder group in a
regular, clear, concise and actionable way.
Provide the mHealth Programme
team with strategic insight into the
stakeholder ecosystem, new
developments amongst public and
private stakeholders and develop
risk mitigation strategies for
product/service launches.
Manage and maintain relationships with internal and
external stakeholders for duration of project.
Manage delivery of objectives for
both internal and external
stakeholders and implementation
partners.
Troubleshoot delays and adjust
timelines where needed in case of
unforeseen external factors.
Share knowledge with other
project managers and the industry
where needed to embed best
practices globally.
Context
GSMA - Mobile for Development
GSMA Mobile for Development brings together our mobile operator members, the wider mobile industry and the development community to
drive commercial mobile services for underserved people in emerging markets.
We identify opportunities
for social, economic and
environmental impact and stimulate the development of scalable, life-enhancing mobile services.
Mobile is the predominant infrastructure in emerging markets.
We believe it is the transformative technology that
enables us to put relevant,impactful services into the hands of underserved people. Since the
creation of GSMA Mobile for
Development we have partnered with 46 mobile operators, rolling out 83 initiatives, impacting tens of millions of people across 45 countries.
GSMA Mobile for Development - mHealth
The GSMA's Mobile for Development mHealth programme brings together
the mobile industry and health
stakeholders to improve health
outcomes in emerging markets, with initial focus on Millennium
Development Goals 4, 5 and 6 across Africa. There are a number mHealth services in the market today, but few currently demonstrate scale, replication or significant impact.
Astudy conducted by the GSMA,
reviewing almost 700 mHealth
services, showed that less than 1%
are significantly impacting health
outcomes. In order to unlock the
latent potential of mHealth, the
GSMA has identified three key
barriers that need to be addressed:
fragmentation of service delivery; a lack of scale and sustainability
across the full reach of mobile
networks; and limited, sustainable
public private partnerships that are able to replicate or demonstrate. impact to the lives of people most at risk in each country.
To address these barriers the GSMA is bringing together its mobile industry members and health stakeholders to
collaborate to demonstrate a
sustainable business case for
investment, support implementation of mHealth services in priority markets; and facilitate partnership opportunities between mobile and
health stakeholders. The initial focus of this work is on Africa where mobile and ICT can play a big role in helping to fast track Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6. In June 2012, the GSMA's Pan-African
mHealth Initiative was launched with the aim of creating a sustainable public-private partnership to deliver
a reference implementation for
scaled mHealth services that can be replicated across disease portfolios and countries. For more information go to www.gsma.com/mhealth

Criteria
The best candidate will be/have
Very conscientious with high
personal standards and excellent
attention to detail.
A high sense of responsibility and
focus on delivering to commitments.
Ability to manage multiple tasks
with high quality and timely
delivery.
Enjoys both high level planning
and hands on delivery.
Comfortable working in a fast
paced, rapidly changing
environment.
A strong relationship manager.
A team player with experience of
working in a consultative and
facilitative environment. Will need
excellent English verbal, written, and presentation skills.
Intellectually sharp, self-motivated and passionate about the use of mobile for development and mHealth. Criteria for selection
Extensive experience in initiating
and launching products amongst a
consortium of partners in multi-
functional product/project areas,
and working within a matrix
environment using virtual team
structures.
A bachelor's degree in marketing,
economics, communications or
related business field. A master's
degree is preferred.
Proven success in marketing and
selling products/services in a fast
changing and uncertain environment with clear evidence of personal involvement in complex technical, commercial and management issues.
Ability to negotiate with C-level
manager and Government/
Development industry managers.
Experience in the mobile telecoms
industry leading cross functional
product development and project
delivery.
Experience in the public sector,
especially health care, will be
advantageous.
Operate effectively in a flat,
geographically diverse, global
organisation, delivering projects
involving technical and non-technical individuals and groups.
Ability to demonstrate sound
judgment in the escalation of issuesand the formulation of solutions.
Proven ability to build effective
strategic working relationships for
the benefit of the programme.
Strong analytical skills.
Willingness to travel on an
international basis.
The New Business Development Manager will report to the mHealth Programme Manager.
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Closing Date: Friday, 02 August 2013