Organization: Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation, headquartered in London with offices in Nairobi, New Delhi and a presence in Ethiopia. We work with a wide range of partners seeking to transform and empower the lives of poor and vulnerable children in developing countries, with the ultimate goal of solving seemingly intractable challenges to ensure all children and adolescents have the chance to survive and thrive.
Our areas of work include empowering young people to control their sexual and reproductive health to avoid unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortion and HIV/AIDS; improving children and mothers’ health and nutrition; preventing low birth-weight babies; eliminating deaths from severe acute malnutrition, nested within a more integrated approach to childhood development; and de-worming efforts to break transmission for good.
CIFF’s child protection work focuses on ending child labour and sexual exploitation by enabling an environment that reduces vulnerability of communities and increases protection of children. Finally, our climate portfolio is driven by a vision of a climate-safe future for today’s children and future generations that bear the benefits of cleaner air, energy security and sustainable jobs.
Director – Adolescence, Marketing and Demand Generation, Africa
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
The Director, Adolescence, will lead CIFF’s investments in demand-led platforms that empower the user of services. It will grow the market for sexual and reproductive health services using above-the-line advertising, through the line, tech enabled pathways, below the line, and peer-led channels (such as community health workers). Alongside this, it will drive supply-side innovation on service delivery, quality, scale and a transition to self-care in sexual health.
To drive the success of this programme, we are looking for a leader with the ability to distill complex strategies into simple, measurable, investment opportunities for leadership and potential partners.
This is an outstanding opportunity to create a new marketplace in sexual and reproductive health. The role requires in-depth knowledge of local markets in sub-Saharan Africa from supply and demand side perspectives and youth focused approaches.
This individual will have a strong business development background, with the ability to inspire, direct and manage the design of proposals to transform healthcare delivery, and present these to internal and external audiences to attract donor and investor interest. A proven track record of building high-level partnerships is essential.
You will come with highly developed people and organization development skills, and have the ability to support and motivate a team of dedicated professionals.
Beneficial would be an understanding of international public health and development, though demonstrated entrepreneurship will be valued more. Highly developed strategic thinking, analytics and financial acumen is key.
Outstanding communications skills – written and oral English – will be required. French is desirable. You enjoy working effectively and collaboratively as a senior leader, contributing to CIFF’s success globally.
Closing date: Monday 5 November
Prospectus interviews: 7 – 21 November
CIFF first interviews: 27 – 29 November (Nairobi)
CIFF second interviews: early December
To learn more about this outstanding opportunity to play a key role in impact philanthropy in Africa, please read the Role Description on the Prospectus website, linked below.
Please upload a CV and a Supporting Statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 evidencing how you meet the person specification.
If you have further questions, please email our retained advisors at Prospectus – Fiona Wansborough, Borge Andreassen and Eva Farina.