Manager Climate Innovation Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

SNV Kenya

Job Description

The Climate Innovation & Matching Grant Facility (CIMGF) will be the main instrument used to mobilise private sector investment and promote CSA related innovations at farming systems and value chain level complementing the other programme approaches. The objectives of the CIMGF instrument are: i) to reduce the financial risks of new business initiatives including those of small scale (women) farmers and of cooperatives, thereby contributing to an increase of the level of investment and private sector engagement in the climate resilient food systems in East Africa; and ii) to upscale structural investments by leveraging these with existing financial instruments and relevant institutions.

The Manager of the Climate Innovation and Matching Grant Facility has the responsibility to ensure an effective use of the Grant Facility including setting up a transparent structure, clear regulations and evaluation criteria, effective disbursement of funds and designing and implementing a rigorous monitoring system. S/he is responsible to screen successful business cases, assist partners in improving proposals and ensure adequate reporting and financial accountability on the use of the grant.

Key Responsibilities

Setting up a transparent structure, procedures, regulations and evaluation criteria for the CIMGF;
Assist the team in identifying and building viable business cases;
Screening of concept notes and facilitating the work of the independent selection committee;
Monitoring and assisting the implementation of the awarded co-financing projects, visit project activities and ensure the narrative and financial reports are on time and in accordance with the CIMGF and program regulations;
Assist companies/partners (within the limits of the regulations) in improving and submitting proposals;
Contribute to the documentation of the program’s achievements in terms of: reports, publications, brochures and/or guidelines.


A relevant advanced academic qualification: business administration, finance, economics, or other related field
At least 7 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility and in large donor-funded development programmes;
Minimum five years’ experience in setting-up and managing a grants facility;
Demonstrated experience and understanding of Agriculture Value Chain Financing and fund management programmes, budgetary management, forecasting and financial controls;
Ability to build and maintain relationships with donors, private sector and other stakeholders;
Knowledgeable on how to evolve thinking and strategy based on research, data, and industry trends;
Preferable background in/understanding of agribusiness, value chain development and climate change;
Industry experience in climate smart technologies and financial services;
Ability to effectively communicate including articulate technical/innovative strategies to varied audience;
Strong facilitation and communication skills.

Additional Information

This is a full-time national role with the successful candidate being contracted on a 3-year basis with the possibility of renewal. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a competitive secondary benefit package.

How to apply

Please apply (HERE – by clicking on the “I AM INTERESTED” tab on this page and submitting a cover letter and CV in English before the 20th of May, 2018.

Open for Kenyan Nationals only.

We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.