Transform Fund Lead Specialist

the Islamic Development Bank
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Full time Staff

About IsDB

The Islamic Development Bank is a multilateral development bank (MDB), working to improve the lives of those we serve by promoting social and economic development in Muslim countries and communities worldwide, delivering impact at scale.

 Job Purpose

The role is to coordinate the management of the Transform Fund, in partnership with the external Fund Manager, to promote joint activities that would lead to innovation and entrepreneurship through the application of science and technology. The role is also expected to market the Transform Fund to support and generate public good through facilitating the commercialization of technology developed through sustained partnerships among researchers and entrepreneurs inside and outside the MCs for societal impact

Key Accountabilities

  • Manages the day to day Fund activities/projects
  • Acts as an interface between the Transform Fund external Manager and the Bank’s various departments and beneficiary clients
  • Reports progress to Senior Management and provides guidance to team
  • Facilitates the promotion of joint activities that would lead to innovation and entrepreneurship through the application of science and technology
  • Promotes the Transform Fund to support and generate public good through facilitating the commercialization of technology developed through sustained partnerships among researchers and entrepreneurs inside and outside the MCs for societal impact
  • Ensures the continuity of and access to the chain of financing from angel funds, hedge funds, early stage and later stage to allow small innovative SMEs to flourish their own ideas and create new market
  • Advises on the commercialization of the Fund projects
  • Prepares and manages the annual budget of the various Fund activities

Job Specific Competencies

  • CFA, highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing fund management activities in a variety of assets;
  • Good understanding of access to the chain of financing from angel funds, hedge funds, early stage and later stage to allow small innovative SMEs to flourish their own ideas and create new market
  • Good working knowledge of rigorous impact measurement, programme monitoring and evaluation, and project economic analysis
    Strong leadership and organisational skills with experience in translating technical knowledge into best practice
  • A strong commitment to international development and STI
  • Experience of working in different national and political contexts, some connections to IsDB Member Countries and / or Muslim Communities in non-Member Countries would be desirable
  • Adaptable and resilient; able to thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Able to take initiative and drive work largely independently
  • Ability to travel internationally.

Located: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Closing Date: 26th November

To find out more and to apply: http://isdb.oxfordhr.co.uk/jobs/transform-fund-lead-specialist/ 

Closing date: 
26th November 2018