Africa Director for Research Impact, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Job ID 1007749
  • Industry Management

Job Description


Strategic Leadership and Management,

  •  Oversee the strategic direction of IWMI Country Offices in Africa, ensuring responsiveness to demand and alignment between regional policies, strategies, donor priorities, and IWMI and CGIAR strategies.
  •  Provide strategic guidance and support to IWMI Country Representatives in Africa to ensure high-quality research delivery and efficient operations that meet partner and client needs and achieve impacts.
  •  Ensure the development of synergies with partner organizations’ roles across offices in Africa and CGIAR to advance the IWMI Strategy 2024-2030 and the CGIAR Water Systems Integration Roadmap.
  •  Ensure close coordination and integration between IWMI Country Offices and across Strategic Programs for developing, funding, and delivering the IWMI research-for-development portfolio in Africa.
  •  Oversee and support portfolio development and fundraising by IWMI Country Representatives, facilitate portfolio synergies for stronger impacts, develop a network of donors, and contribute to and lead the development of regional/continent-wide project proposals.
  •  Foster commitment to teamwork, synergies, and collaboration among IWMI Country Representatives in Africa and their teams, and with IWMI Strategic Programs, global IWMI teams, and CGIAR programs.
  •  Manage relevant Country Representatives, including performance management.
  •  Provide substantive advice to the Director General, Deputy Director General, senior management, and CGIAR leadership on the strategic demand for water systems  science in Africa.

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