Location: London, UK
Employment Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 21 March 2019
Making a world of difference through investment
CDC is the UK’s development finance institution with a mission to invest in the private sector to make a lasting difference to people living in some of the world’s poorest places. By investing for social impact, CDC aims to help countries in Africa and South Asia to build thriving economies that can provide sustainable opportunities for all their citizens.
Established for more than 70 years, this is an exciting time for CDC and development finance institutions. The UN Global Goals set an ambitious agenda for 2030 and laid down the challenge to the private sector to do more to contribute to a sustainable future. In response to this challenge, the UK Government – the sole shareholder of CDC – has committed £3.5 billion to CDC over the next five years and has made CDC a central part of its future relationship with Africa.
Today CDC has assets of £5.1 billion and a portfolio of £3.9 billion in over a thousand diverse businesses, across 70 countries. Whether it’s investing in the world’s largest solar park in Egypt, investing in a remote agribusiness in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or establishing a new company to dramatically reduce the cost of medicines, CDC is driven in its mission to be involved in tackling some of the biggest challenges in global development today.
About the Global Affairs team
This is a new team charged with the goal of increasing the impact of CDC’s stakeholder activity. With new Government funding and an exciting new five-year strategic framework, CDC is keen to ensure that it remains accountable and accessible to all stakeholders and plays a full role in contributing to the ideas and policy debate in the global development community.
The team is responsible for managing CDC’s government and parliamentary relations (including with CDC’s sole shareholder, the Department for International Development); strategic partnerships (particularly with other development finance institutions); and increasing shared learning across civil society, academia and think tanks. It leads CDC’s input into key international fora including at the UN General Assembly, G7 and World Bank / IMF meetings. Internally the team will be supporting our senior team, Chairman and Chief Executive in their engagements and advising and supporting our team of investment and impact professionals in their own outreach.
Strong knowledge of how the UK Government and political environment operates – with a track record of influencing outcomes.
Experience of working within or closely with the UK Government.
Demonstrable understanding of international development policy, development finance and the financial sector would be an advantage
Proven ability to work with senior leadership team
Willingness to undertake occasional travel inside and outside of the UK
Please provide a cover letter with your application
Role opened: 20/02/2019
Role closes: 21/03/2019