Poverty & Inequality Lead
An exciting opportunity for a senior leader with strong experience of, and expertise in, the field of poverty and inequality analysis to join our team as our new Poverty & Inequality Lead.
- Location:Based in Nairobi or alternative locations in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Salary scale:KES 5,720,000–KES 6,500,000 per annum, depending on experience
We have an exciting opportunity for a senior leader with strong experience of, and expertise in, the field of poverty and inequality analysis to join our team as our new Poverty & Inequality Lead. This post will provide intellectual leadership for our poverty and inequality portfolio of work and guide data analysis on poverty and inequality.
- Providing leadership to translate DI’s strategy into an impactful programme of work that supports the achievement of DI’s strategic objectives.
- Representing DI externally, forging strong relationships with key stakeholders.
- Maintaining and developing DI’s external networks on poverty and inequality, building new opportunities for collaboration, partnerships and impact.
- Producing high-quality research for a range of audiences, from in-depth reports to compelling blogs, vlogs and factsheets, as well as developing new and innovative ways to present DI’s work.
- Applying in-depth knowledge and evidence of policies and programmes that reduce poverty and inequality to inform, guide and shape the policies of partners and allies, and implement the ‘leave no one behind’ principle of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The successful candidate will have a good understanding of current policy debates on poverty and inequality, be confident working with data and understand different methodologies for measuring poverty and inequality. We will be looking for a candidate with at least seven years’ experience of working directly with data and evidence that measures poverty and inequality.
You will be experienced in presenting and writing for a range of audiences and have demonstrable first-rate qualitative and quantitative research abilities.
We are looking for a positive and ‘can-do’ person who is ready to pursue new opportunities, forge innovative agendas and drive them through to delivery. As an experienced leader you must be able to motivate, support and nurture staff working on their portfolio to undertake cutting-edge work, and ensure the integrity of DI’s work.
It would be an advantage to your application if you have additional language skills such as French.
Early applications are highly encouraged; we will be reviewing submissions as they arrive, and interviews will be held periodically. As we are recruiting on a rolling basis, we reserve the right to end recruitment without notice.
If you would like to contribute to increasing the impact of a dynamic organisation committed to ending poverty, we would love to hear from you. Please download and read the full recruitment pack and apply by uploading your CV and cover letter.
This role was first advertised on 19 April 2023