Director, Adolescence – Demographic Transition at Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

  • Company: Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Kenya

This role will be responsible for developing and implementing a rights-based strategy to accelerate demographic transition in countries that are at risk of being unable to achieve their demographic dividend goals.

I nitially in Addis Ababa, London or Nairobi, The role will ultimately be located in West Africa

Adolescence Sector has a growing investment portfolio with a five-year goal to:

Accelerate a demographic transition through choices that prevent unplanned pregnancy and increase comprehensive SRH Rights.

The current objectives of the portfolio are to:

  • Change facts-on-the-ground: Through a self-care revolution that equips millions with the tools and choices to take control of their SRH
  • Youth centred design & delivery: Demonstrate, deliver and inspire others to adopt a next generation of youth-focused SRH programmes, leveraging the digital transformation in health
  • Provide philanthropic leadership on demographic transition
  • Build sector resilience by confronting opposition tactics and defending SRHR spending
  • Leverage: Increase the proportionality and diversity of co-funding

The Sector is growing with a highly localized and multi-disciplinary team.

Must have the following:

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • Extensive and progressive leadership in diverse settings.
  • Academic and/or practical application of approaches to achieve a demographic transition and change fertility dynamics.
  • Outstanding communication skills using a variety of presentation techniques.
  • Strong management skills with a background of leading, inspiring and empowering others, plus demonstrable experience of supporting workplace diversity.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of working in emerging markets (Sahelian West Africa essential).
  • Working knowledge of behavioral economics and political economy of demography.
  • Working knowledge of the Sexual and Reproductive Health sector, and an understanding of key players and debates.
  • Commercial experience and/or a background that includes social entrepreneurship is desirable.
  • French language skills essential , and/or local languages in our countries of focus.

Personal attributes

  • Passionate about how philanthropy can be used to support countries in West Africa achieve a demographic dividend.
  • A creative mindset used to problem solving and leading innovations.
  • Ability to pull together teams and seek ways to maximise the contribution of others.
  • Transparent communicator, results focused.
  • Resilient – anticipating potential setbacks with the ability and pace to change course.
  • Aware of the challenges that stigmatised groups and young people might face when trying to access services, notably the barriers associated to sexual health.
  • High degree of comfort with progressive sexual rights – notably that contraception and safe abortion care should be available to all who need it.
  • Strongly supportive of diversity in the workplace.
  • Willingness to travel: Expect brief trips every 4-6 weeks.

To apply please send CV and one page Cover Letter stating reasons for applying

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