Climate Finance SpecialistFSD Kenya
The Climate Finance Specialist will be responsible for leading FSD Kenya’s activity in Climate Finance both in strategy and praxis.
Strategic and technical functions:
Execution and delivery:
Knowledge generation and management:
Partnership management :
3. Conduct of work:
The Climate Finance Specialist will work as a full-time member of the FSD Kenya team, reporting to the relevant project strategy team (PST). In line with FSD’s strategy, the Climate Finance Specialist is expected to work across a number of areas and different projects. S/He will ensure stewardship for the Trust’s resources and adhere to policies and procedures. It is expected that s/he has gravitas, credibility and ability to influence at the senior management level.
Working arrangements will be flexible with the approach taken driven by the demands of the role. Communication and collaboration are of paramount importance to the FSD team’s effectiveness. Guidelines on effective remote working and flexitime are set out in FSD’s policies and procedures which should be strictly adhered to. Use of timesheet is mandatory and salaries will only be processed upon confirmation of updated timesheets by 20th of each month. Successful remote and flexible working requires liaison with PST and task teams and the full adoption of FSD’s technology-based communication tools.
An initial 6-month probationary period is envisaged and subject to satisfactory performance appointment made for a period of 2 years in line with the employment terms of the FSD Trust. This includes 30 days annual leave, personal accident insurance, comprehensive medical cover as well as flexible working hours.
4. Outcomes and deliverables:
The Climate Finance Specialist will be responsible for identifying, developing and managing activities which contribute significantly to the achievement of FSD’s mission: “to support the development of inclusive financial markets in Kenya as a means to stimulate wealth creation and reduce poverty”. In particular, s/he will support development of financial markets in Kenya that offer resilience and growth opportunities for enterprises and low-income households.
FSD is managed on a strongly results based approach and each person is expected to deliver specific annual targets agreed with their PST members to support the strategy and business plan. The Climate Finance Specialist will work in collaboration with the rest of the FSD team to facilitate robust innovative initiatives targeting low income households. Programme and project reporting, as formally specified in the policies and procedures must be delivered on time and to the highest standards.
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About FSD Kenya
FSD Kenya is an independent trust dedicated to the achievement of an inclusive financial system that supports Kenya’s long-term development goals. We work closely with government, the financial services industry and other partners to develop financial solutions that better address the real word challenges faced by low-income households, enterprises and underserved groups such as women and youth.
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