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Work type: Contract
Location: United Kingdom
Categories: International development

GSMA Mobile for Development Innovation Funds

  • A great opportunity to work with the brightest new innovations in Mobile for Development

  • 12 months duration

  • Based in London, UK                                                                                                                                                                      

Coffey International is looking for Fund Manager Consultants for two GSMA Mobile for Development Innovation Funds. The Fund Manager consultant will contribute towards managing the Fund process, and in particular, ensure grant activities are compliant with GSMA’s and their donors’ regulations.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the establishment of fund processes and procedures,
  • Closely liaising with the GSMA team, Coffey’s Fund Management team, and grantees for the management of the fund
  • Reviewing Concept Notes and Applications and presenting recommendations to the GSMA and an Independent Assessment Panel
  • Reviewing quarterly financial and narrative reports and holding quarterly reporting call with grantees and grant managers to assess progress to date
  • Solving compliance-related issues and presenting clear and concise solutions

Nature of the Role

The role will be London based with part of the working week undertaken at either the GSMA or Coffey offices. A one year consultancy contract will be issued, with a 6 month review.



  • Based in the London area
  • 5-10 years’ experience in the international development sector
  • Experience of managing Funding mechanisms, preferably Innovation or Challenge Funds
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly understand technical aspects of mobile for development operations and present clear recommendations for remedial action
  • Enthusiasm for Mobile for Development
  • Experience working with start-ups and entrepreneurs
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Willingness to travel


  • Experience of Humanitarian Assistance sector would be a strong advantage
  • Experience working in the mobile/mobile for development sector
  • Experience in contract management
  • Highly numerate
  • Proficiency in a second language, preferably French

Applications close: Friday 25th August

Coffey has a 40 year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK's Department for International Development. Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

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