ISLP recruiting Kenya focused Consultant to join CID Team

ISLP is currently seeking to hire a highly motivated, creative and collaborative professional to lead a program of strategic legal assistance to empower civil society to advance equitable, sustainable, community-inclusive development in Kenya.


The Program

Through our Kenya Program, started in Spring 2014, we support vulnerable communities potentially impacted by large-scale investment and natural resource extraction projects by providing law-based solutions and legal tools. In late 2016, we also began working to support and advance impact investing in Kenya.


The Role

The Consultant will work mainly with our small and dedicated Community Inclusive Development (CID) team. S/he will work closely with our Director of Community Inclusive Development to further develop the Kenya program, and will be responsible for planning and attending meetings among clients, partners, and ISLP’s staff and pro bono lawyers, organizing and implementing in-country events, such as training programs, and coordinating ISLP field work as necessary.  Although the majority of the CID work will be in Kenya, there may be some opportunities to travel to neighboring countries for related work.


The consultant will also provide support to ISLP’s Impact Investing Program Officer.  This collaboration will offer an unique opportunity to participate on a range of work that promotes inclusive economic growth.  This includes, but is not limited to, initiatives that promote impact investing and other innovations in social finance, provide direct legal support to social enterprises, and build the legal frameworks needed to enable growth of small- and medium-sized enterprises with a specific focus on delivering social impact and social benefits in Kenya and possibly other neighboring countries. The consultant will support ISLP’s impact investing work by helping develop field-building workshops, events, and tools that incentivize impact investments in East Africa; and by identifying opportunities to provide high-level strategic and structural support to enterprises that promote financial inclusion as a means to eradicate poverty.


S/he will be responsible for driving the Kenya programs in an extremely dynamic and fast changing environment.  Given that she will be working with a team based in New York and London, s/he will need to be a collaborative, detail-oriented self-starter who is willing to take on necessary tasks of all levels to meet the needs of the Kenya programs as they arise.


Further Details

Further details of the position and how to apply can be found here.


Please submit via email to a résumé, brief writing sample, and cover letter containing a description of why you consider yourself to be the most suitable candidate for the assignment by January 26, 2018.  Because the preferred start date is as soon as possible, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Good luck!