1. JOB: Sierra Leone President’s Ebola recovery team, McKinsey (Deadline Monday, April 4 9am)
Team Leader – Support to the Sierra Leone President’s Delivery Team
McKinsey is a global management-consulting firm that helps leading organisations and governments make distinctive, lasting and substantial improvements in their performance. Over the last seven decades, the firm’s primary objective has remained constant: to serve senior leaders as their most trusted external advisor on critical issues facing their organisations. We have made a significant commitment to working across sectors (public, social, and private) to tackle the world’s most pressing issues in economic development. We have unparalleled reach (106 offices in 61 countries), experience (serving over 90 national governments, multilaterals or foundations), and an outstanding talent base (17,000 employees). We have conducted over 1,000 economic development client engagements in over 95 countries on all continents during the past 5 years
McKinsey is looking for a Team Leader to join our team and support the government of Sierra Leone on the implementation of their Ebola recovery plan. The Team Leader will work in collaboration with the Government and DFID to accelerate recovery post Ebola, build local capacity and put the country on a steeper development trajectory. The broad objective of the programme is to support the Government of Sierra Leone’s efforts to continue the results-focused approach to delivering important priorities under the recovery plan using the delivery approach established for the previous 6-9 month plan.
The role will be based in Sierra Leone, and will be for 2 years.
Lead an internal full-time delivery team, as well as international and national consultants/advisors on a needs basis
Refine the operational system and delivery architecture to ensure it is effective and sustainable
Design programme strategy and implement delivery plan in line with the log-frame
Lead on capacity building activities within the ministries
Establish and maintain a catalytic demand facility
Manage the delivery team’s pipeline and pipeline oversight document
Facilitate between McKinsey and all external stakeholders. This includes the donor, national and provincial governments, and other development organisations operating at various levels
Lead on knowledge management
Ensure an effective monitoring and evaluation system for the programme with a strong learning
Ensure effective overall programme governance
Day to day management of programme risk
Deep understanding of the situation and challenges in Sierra Leon post Ebola
Experience in private sector development including liaising with central government level or across district governments
Experience working at the Ministerial level with government in Africa
Experience building capacity and transferring skills in a developing country context
Technical expertise in at least one of the following areas:
Health – hospitals and primary health care, health systems strengthening, basic service delivery (MNCH, HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria)
Education – Enrolment (especially of vulnerable groups), school hygiene, learning supports (e.g., facilities, curriculum, teacher effectiveness)
Private sector recovery – especially in agricultural and rural development, SME supports, public works programs, etc.
Social protection – social safety net systems, income supports, digital payments, MIS systems
Delivery – Build delivery and accountability architecture, systems and capacity from the front-line to top levels of government
Ability to work well with stakeholders at various levels
Excellent managerial abilities; experience managing complex client and team environments
Proven track record of working with big international development agencies (for example, DFID, USAID or World Bank)
Demonstrates experience of undertaking high-risk projects considered politically, economically and socially sensitive
If interested in applying for the role, please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected] by 9am on Monday 4th April 2016.
Multiple job offers in Kenya – https://givedirectly.recruiterbox.com/
3. World Bank
The Behavioral Initiatives team at the Poverty and Equity Global Practice is looking for interested candidates to join the team.
4. One-year internship position, Goldman Sachs Economics Research
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.
Within the Global Investment Research Divisions, the EM Economics team (CEEMEA) covers countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. The primary role of the team is to comment on the macroeconomic development within the region and to write more detailed analysis of country specific or broader macroeconomic topics. The key focus of past research reports has been on the asset market implications of the macroeconomic development. For example, how does stronger US growth and Fed tapering impact EM fixed income markets? The candidate will be required to assist with tasks related to these reports.
Our CEEMEA Economics team is looking for an intern based in Goldman Sachs London offices.
We are looking for an economist with strong skills in econometrics, macroeconomics and/or finance to fill a 1-year position with the EM economics team based in London from June/August 2016. The team is part of the Global Macro Research team within Goldman Sachs. The position is ideal for someone who wants to spend 1 year at Macro Research at Goldman Sachs before pursuing a PhD. MORE
5. JOBs: Innovations for Poverty Action, Ghana
–Research Manager, Education: a nice mix of management and research, with main focus on education, from preschool to vocational training, and a bit from other sectors too. The successful candidate will typically have 3-7 years of experience, and manage a portfolio of 3 to 5 research project. Based in Accra, Ghana. Full JD here
–Research Manager: a similar position, except for the sector focus. This one will touch on more sectors, most likely agric, rural development and public health. Based in Tamale, Ghana. Full JD here
–Research Coordinator, Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion: here the position is more focused on microfinance and SME related research. The person will manage a portfolio of ~2 projects, maybe 3. I would typically expect someone with 2-3 years of experience. Based in Accra Ghana. Full JD here.
–Research and Data Coordinator: similar to the other RC position above, except a bit less direct peoples management and a bit more focus on data work. A perfect fit for people who like stata but are interested in being in the field, and still build some management experience. Based in Tamale, Ghana. The full JD is here though this one may be adapted a bit depending on the candidate.
–Operations Manager, Ghana: this person would be our lead admin person for the whole country office, with oversight on HR, procurement, IT, and other operations support. Perfect fit for entrepreneurial folks who like solving diverse problems and are excited about crafting efficient systems. Authorization to work in Ghana required. The full JD is here.
6.JOB: Public Debt Management Specialist, Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI) South Africa (April 1 deadline)
Public Debt Management Specialist
Programme 4: Public debt management
Location: Irene, Centurion, South Africa
Salary range: market related
Contract: 3 years (renewable) Read here
Spécialiste en gestion de la dette publique
Programme 4 : Gestion de la dette publique
Emplacement : Irene, Centurion, Afrique du Sud
Échelle salariale : alignée sur le marché
Contrat : 3 ans (renouvelable) Suite