Gender Project Lead, BFA Global

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

About Us

BFA Global is an impact innovation firm that combines research, advisory, venture building, and investment expertise to build a more inclusive, equitable, and resilient future for underserved people and the planet. We partner with leading public, private and philanthropic organizations, global and local, to catalyze innovation ecosystems for impact across emerging markets.

Jobtech Alliance – The Jobtech Alliance is an ecosystem-building initiative around inclusive jobtech in Africa that launched in late 2021. We’re interested in digital platforms that connect people to work opportunities that build livelihoods – gig-matching platforms, job-matching, e-commerce marketplaces, and more. The Jobtech Alliance helps jobtech platforms to grow and create more jobs. We do this through two workstreams: Firstly, we seek to create an enabling environment which provides the conditions for entrepreneurs to build platforms which deliver quality livelihoods; this means building the knowledge base of the sector through research, community-building, and spotlighting of the sector. We also seek to grow funding for the space by curating a circle of investors, guiding conversations on sector financing, and working on policy and infrastructure critical for the sector. Secondly, we deliver a range of acceleration activities with jobtech platforms, which enable entrepreneurs to build greater scale, impact, and inclusivity in their solutions.

About the Gender Project Lead Role

If you are a highly motivated, results-oriented individual with a passion for making a positive impact in emerging markets, especially for women, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join the BFA Global team as a Project Lead.

What You’ll Do

As a Gender Project Lead, you will oversee projects promoting women’s empowerment. You will work closely with various stakeholders, including platforms, nonprofit organisations, community groups, financial services providers, and corporate partners, to implement initiatives and strategies that address gender disparities and foster inclusive economies. Your role will involve project planning, coordination, and monitoring to ensure successful project delivery and achieving desired outcomes.

Additional tasks will depend on project requirements determined by our client-driven work.

Qualifications & requirements

Anticipated Start Date:  August 2023

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Candidates must have local work permits. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Only shortlisted candidates who provide the required information will be contacted for follow-up.


At BFA, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military, and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

BFA believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates are critical to our success as a global company. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and to carry out the best inclusion work we undertake. 

*BFA will not sponsor work permits.

**BFA will not pay for relocation expenses.