Portfolio Manager

The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF); Nairobi; 26 Feb 2010

Portfolio Manager, Nairobi
Competitive Salary

Founded in 2003, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) aims to demonstrably improve the lives of children living in poverty in developing countries through large-scale and sustainable impact. The organization aims to be a leader in international philanthropy by proactively and consistently delivering measurable and large scale results. It seeks to accomplish this mission through engaged investing which results in high-performing, sustainable programs operating at scale, and influencing change in policy, organisational performance and investment trends for the benefit of children.

The Portfolio Manager will be responsible for maximising the impact for children from each investment that is made. Managing multi-million dollar portfolios, this role will develop and coordinate CIFF’s approach and drive the performance of investments to achieve the most for children. The key focus areas include:

- Representing CIFF with key stakeholders including NGOs and Government officials
- Providing strategic oversight and management of allocated portfolio elements
- Developing aligned investment, policy agenda and programme implementation plans
- Working with grantees to develop advocacy and policy change strategies
- Working with Investment Managers to support the development of investment proposals
- Developing monitoring processes and providing capacity building of grantee organisations

Qualifications and experience:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; advanced degree highly desirable
- Significant senior project or business management experience on a global or regional scale within the private sector and / or development sector
- Significant experience of working in developing countries, especially with government
- Demonstrable experience of developing and leading successful public / private partnerships
- Expertise in health systems, HIV / AIDS, nutrition, food security or production, or social marketing a distinct advantage

For a job description and to apply please use the following link:

If you have any queries or would like to discuss this role in more detail please contact Fiona Wansborough on +44 (0)207 400 6373.

Closing: 24/03/2010