Public Private Partnership Unit Financial Expert Job in Kenya

Republic of Kenya
The National Treasury
Infrastructure Finance & Public Private Partnerships Project
Recruitment of a Financial Expert
For The Public Private Partnership Unit (PPPU) in Kenya
Credit No. 51570 KE 
Project ID No. P121019
The Government of Kenya (GoK) in conjunction with the World Bank is implementing a four-year Infrastructure Finance and Public Private Partnerships Project (IFPPP) whose overall development objective is to increase private investment in the Kenyan infrastructure market by improving the enabling environment to generate a pipeline of bankable PPP projects. 
This objective will be achieved through the provision of technical expertise and building capacity to implement the Government’s Public Private Partnerships (PPP) National program.
The Public Private Partnerships Unit (PPPU) at the National Treasury is looking for a full-time highly motivated international expert, for a period of one (1) year (renewable), to fill the position of:

Financial Expert (1 Post)

The Financial Expert is expected to perform the following tasks:
  • Provide the requisite advice and support to the PPP Unit to carry out its mandate to assist Contracting Authorities to identify, select, appraise, approve, negotiate and monitor PPP projects throughout their life cycle
  • Advise the PPP Unit on financial aspects of planning, designing, structuring, negotiating and implementing PPP transactions in a variety of infrastructure sectors;
  • Develop, review and advise the PPP Unit on financial models, economic and social cost-benefit analyses, value-for-money and affordability analyses, as well as on PPP financing mechanisms proposed by consultants and/or PPP contractors and sponsors.
  • Advise on the capacity building requirements for the PPP Unit and PPP nodes and support in their implementation.
  • generally provide expert input into all aspects of the PPP Unit’s activities
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • A degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related field. Post graduate qualification in any of the fields mentioned will be an advantage;
  • A Senior Financial executive, preferably with an accounting, banking or financial advisory background with at least 15 years of professional experience;
  • At least 5 years of experience in the field of PPPs and private financing of infrastructure;
  • Demonstrated experience of PPP transactions; and
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, as are strong interpersonal and team skills.
Evaluation Criteria:

CVs will be evaluated taking into account the following criteria: 
  • Academic and professional qualifications; 
  • Relevant experience; 
  • Language skills; 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and team leadership and team participation skills; 
  • Geographical extent of PPP experience – credit will be given to experience of working with successful PPP programmes, both internationally and in markets similar to Kenya’s; 
  • Breadth of sectorial experience; 
  • Experience of PPP transactions and of closing PPP transactions; 
  • Experience of different types of PPP structures and payment mechanisms.
Complete Application documents (curriculum vitae with details of your qualifications, experience, day and evening telephone numbers, email address and names of three referees) with Position reference and name clearly marked on top should be emailed or sent to the address below.

Postal Address:

Project Implementation Unit
Attention: Procurement Specialist
P.O. Box 30007-00100
Nairobi, Kenya.
Physical Address:

Project Implementation Unit
Attention:  Procurement Specialist
7th Floor, Anniversary Towers, North Tower.
Building No.19 Monrovia Street/University Way
Nairobi, Kenya.

Telephone No.: 254 - 20 - 2210271/4
Deadline for submission of Applications is Thursday 11th December 2014 at 1600 hours Kenyan local time.

Director, Public Private Partnerships Unit
For: Principal Secretary