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About Social Finance
We are an ambitious not for profit group organization aiming to achieve lasting social change that enables people to lead fulfilling lives. We collaborate with governments, funders, community organisations and the wider social sector to create breakthrough solutions to challenging social problems in the UK and internationally.
Founded in 2007, our team shares a passion for social impact and includes over 100 employees with a blend of experiences from the public, commercial and voluntary sectors. Our people bring a unique set of skills in digital, data, research, operations, policy, facilitation and financial analysis that is highly valued by our partners in social change. We are based in Vauxhall, London with sister organisations in the US, Israel, India and the Netherlands, as part of the Social Finance Global Network. We are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
What we do
We develop models, products and services that are pragmatic and have the scope to drive systemic change to improve people’s lives. In the UK, we focus on issues such as homelessness, domestic abuse, mental health, learning difficulties, loneliness and vulnerable children on the edge of the care system. We also look to improve equity for marginalised communities in social services. Internationally, we design outcomes-based models for issues such as maternal and neonatal health, education and employment.
Everyone at Social Finance believes that change is possible. Our unique blend of skills and backgrounds enables us to create breakthrough solutions to society’s toughest problems. To help us do it, we have three core values that guide everything we do:
Be ambitious for lasting change and don’t stop until social systems truly meet people’s needs.
Change is hard but by juggling social insight, business flair and practical savvy we make it happen
Unearth the evidence, ask awkward questions and don’t give up until we get the right answer.
Through rigorous thinking and learning from others we generate ideas that make a big social impact.
Be all ears, see all angles – we seek to understand, not to blame.
We embrace diverse backgrounds to build strong teams and create lasting partnerships for change.
If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear more.
More information about us can be found on our website: www.socialfinance.org.uk
Team-Level Vision & Context
Social Finance’s International team seeks to test a business model of working through country-based senior consultants to engage with development and humanitarian stakeholders – and lead/advise subsequent work with them.
Consistent with our team strategy, this engagement seeks to engage with funders on ways to secure more cost-effective progress towards the SDGs and national development plans by shifting to a more systematic outcomes focus among market actors.
The Opportunity As a consultant you will be Social Finance’s representative in East Africa, developing and leveraging a network of relationships that:
Through these relationships, the Consultant Director will:
Maximise the impact of our project work by:
Potential scope of role
The activities below reflect the full range of activities that could be undertaken in this role. Given the limited level of commitment envisaged for the position (approximately 1 day per week), however, we expect that different elements will be emphasised at different points, depending on the opportunities that emerge and business needs.
Explore ideas and build the market for Social Finance’s approach:
Identify sectoral opportunities across East Africa, including:
Strengthen our strategic relationships at senior level with influential stakeholders, via ongoing/iterative outreach, building groups/platforms around high-impact concepts, and other approaches
Business Development: Deepen and broaden our partner/client base and identify opportunities for impact and income generation opportunities:
Project/program shaping and strategic leadership: as required, provide strategic, director-level guidance and support to project managers/Associate Directors and wider team on relevant projects:
Shared Learning: Contribute to building SF’s technical and sectoral expertise in international development:
Desired personal profile
Level of Commitment We are looking for someone who can start as soon as possible (subject to references and administrative procedures) and are able to give around 1 day per week for 6-9 months, with option to renew the agreement if goals of engagement are met satisfactorily.
Diversity and Inclusion
We need a diverse organisation to be effective. Our work requires us to bring together people with a broad range of skills and life experiences to ensure our impact across a range of social issues and systems. We are committed to having an inclusive culture and working environment in which everyone feels at home and is supported to achieve their potential. We know there is further to go and are implementing a Diversity and Inclusion strategy with a group of external experts to hold us to account.
We actively encourage applications from under-represented and minoritised groups, including those with lived experience of the social issues we are working to address.