Programme Manager Job, Risk and Resilience at FSD Africa

Programme Manager Job, Risk and Resilience at FSD Africa… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at FSD Africa.


Created in 2012, FSD Africa is a £30 million financial sector development programme or ‘FSD’ based in Nairobi. It is funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). FSD Africa aims to reduce poverty across sub-Saharan Africa by building financial markets that are efficient, robust and inclusive.


Risk and Resilience Programming

  • Contribute towards FSD Africa’s approach to supporting financial markets to deliver resilience to systemic risks by identifying high potential projects:
  • In collaboration with the Results pillar, review lessons learned from previous, relevant projects, use the results to inform the development of strategies, instruments, and approaches.
  • Participate in the Risk and Resilience’s research agenda; developing and understanding of the ecosystem, as well as needs and requirements of stakeholders and how to leverage beneficial change.
  • Participate in the development and testing of Theories of Change for the Risk and Resilience programme, aligned to the overall FSD Africa strategy.
  • Work collaboratively with the Results Pillar to devise and manage results measurement and learning frameworks that will yield important insights into the development of effective long-term interventions.

Project Implementation

Coordinate the roll-out of a delegated portfolio of Risk and Resilience projects so that results are achieved, risks are managed, and quality projects are delivered; ensuring that ongoing learning from projects is fully utilised to maximise impact and innovation:

  • Work with Implementing Partners (IPs) to assist them in implementing their projects according to the project plan:
  • Organise a regular schedule of visits to the IP for both self and members of other pillars as appropriate (Finance, Results)
  • Address delivery shortfalls with a coaching style in the first instance
  • Negotiate assertively, with the administration of consequences, in case of persistent failure to deliver.
  • Provide technical assistance, or organise the provision of support, to IPs (includes supporting IPs to provide data for MRM, Learning and Grant accountability data)
  • Review the Monthly and Quarterly Development Impact Reports and take appropriate action based on results and analysis:
  • If desired results have been achieved, initiate strategies for widespread awareness-raising and ‘crowing in
  • If desired results have not been achieved, either manage performance of the implementation team or adjust the strategy/ approach
  • Identify and mitigate project risks in a timely manner (project delivery and partnership management)

Communicating for Impact

Drive innovation in Risk and Resilience through effective influencing, advocacy, and communication strategies:

  • When developing project plans for Risk and Resilience, consult and collaborate with the Advocacy and Communications team to identify how stakeholders need to be influenced to support the success of the intervention; for instance, advocating for policy reform or stimulating market demand amongst potential beneficiaries.
  • Work collaboratively with the Advocacy and Communications team to develop and implement work plans and budgets; ensuring that efforts are monitored and evaluated to ensure impact.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the Communication strategy (e.g., by organising events, developing content for written materials/website, participating in campaigns etc.); participate in and contribute to the development of annual and quarterly reports
  • Represent FSD Africa in public forums and networking opportunities; always behaving in a manner consistent with FSD Africa’s brand and values

Education, Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications and Education

  • Superior quality bachelor’s degree from a recognised university
  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications preferred.
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English.

Essential Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

  • At least 6 years of professional experience managing projects preferably in a field relevant to financial risk market development across multiple countries and institutions, including in Africa.
  • Systemic understanding of risk management and transfer sector at a country or regional level
  • Experience working in a complex and pioneering environment.
  • Track record of managing relationships and influencing stakeholders in the financial sector in Africa; good influencing/ interpersonal skills
  • Good level of project management skills and experience of implementing projects with timeframes of 2-5 years


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Application Deadline: 5th April 2023.

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