Long Term Expert – Challenge Fund Experts – Team Leaders and Fund Management Advisors

DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.

In anticipation of future work with European donors, DAI is looking to build a strong pool of individuals with expertise in challenge funds. We are seeking long- and short-term experts who have designed and implemented challenge funds as a tool to develop innovative business models that deliver both commercial benefits for the private sector and developmental benefits for poor people, in terms of job creation, income improvements and availability of more affordable goods and services.

Highlighted areas of expertise – Team Leaders:
- Track record of managing and advising donor programmes
- Strong project management and team management experience
- Expertise in designing and implementing challenge fund programmes
- Solid understanding of inclusive business and social entrepreneurship, particularly in the areas of agriculture, renewable energy and infrastructure
- Experience developing and rolling out marketing and dissemination strategies
- Experience working with DFID, SIDA, AusAid or other similar donors
- Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and/or Southeast Asia
- Proven ability to work with multi-stakeholder groups
- Highlighted areas of expertise – Fund Management Advisors:
- Strong grants management skills with a focus on challenge funds
- Solid track record of setting up policies, processes and operating procedures for managing challenge funds
- Experience raising awareness and catalysing pro-poor sustainable business ideas amongst private sector actors and helping develop a healthy pipeline of applications
- Expertise in assessing, performing due diligence and selecting innovative and inclusive business models
- Experience undertaking financial and operational monitoring of grantees
- Experience working with DFID, SIDA, AusAid or other similar donors
- Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and/or Southeast Asia

How to apply:
Please submit your CV with a covering letter to [email protected] quoting “VBCF – Challenge Fund Experts” in the subject line.
Deadline for Application: 30 April 2012

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2012-04-30