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STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
General Statement of Purpose of the Contract
USAID’s Kenya and East Africa Mission (USAID/KEA) is the largest USAID Mission in Africa and supports the Bilateral Strategic Dialogue between Kenya and the United States by addressing shared priorities such as economic prosperity, trade, and investment, democracy, governance, and civilian security, and multilateral and regional issues. The Democratic Governance, Peace and Security (DGPS) Office is responsible for the achievement of USAID’s governance, accountability, anti-corruption, decentralization, conflict mitigation and preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) objectives in partnership with Kenyan civil society, private sector, and national and county governments.
The Project Management Specialist for Peacebuilding and Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism serves as a key member of the DGPS Office, providing strategic advice and technical inputs to the DGPS Center of Excellence, its Analytics, Policy, Partnerships, and Strategy (APPS) Section, USAID/KEA technical and support offices, and relevant U.S. Embassy offices on matters pertaining to peacebuilding and preventing/countering violent extremism (P/CVE) in Kenya. S/he leads the technical design and management of USAID peacebuilding and P/CVE initiatives and programs. The incumbent will initiate and maintain contacts with senior representatives of the Government of Kenya (GOK), donors, academia, civil society organizations and the private sector on themes pertaining to conflict management and mitigation, peacebuilding, and P/CVE. The incumbent will serve as the Peacebuilding and P/CVE Team Leader, supervising one Cooperating Country National (CNN). The Specialist will also represent USAID/KEA interests to USAID/Washington’s Africa, Conflict Prevention and Stabilization (CPS), and Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) Bureaus, as well as other Agency affiliates engaged in peacebuilding, conflict, and P/CVE programming and learning.
Statement of Duties to be Performed
The duties and responsibilities of the Project Management Specialist (Peacebuilding, Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism) include:
Project Management (55%)
Advisory and Support (25%)
The incumbent is supervised by the DGPS Deputy Office Director, or his/her designee. The incumbent’s work is governed by an annual work plan, jointly developed with his/her supervisor.**
The incumbent supervises one Project Management Specialist (Peacebuilding, Preventing, and Countering Violent Extremism) FSN-10.
12. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The position requirements do not involve rigorous physical demands.**
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated.
Prior work experience (Up to 30 evaluation criteria points)
Up to 30 evaluation criteria points will be given to offerors who, in addition to the minimum requirement, have additional years of work experience in the fields of peacebuilding, conflict and/or PCVE, program design and management with an international development agency or non-governmental organization, and/or leading ad hoc and standing teams for short- or long-term periods.
Demonstrated technical expertise is required on issues pertaining to peacebuilding and PCVE and how they manifest in Kenya. Expert knowledge of Kenya’s policies and practices in peacebuilding and PCVE, to include deradicalization and reentry activities. Advanced knowledge of Kenya’s PCVE donor/NGO landscape and current awareness of adverse regional influences.
Due to frequent interaction with external stakeholders in high stakes environments, the jobholder must be able to perceive, use, understand, manage, and handle emotions and communicate effectively to ensure positive working relationships are maintained. Demonstration of adept organizational skills required, including, but not limited to: organizing a team to achieve results; time management; quality control; knowledge management (sharing and instituting best practices); and tracking progress towards achieving shared goals. Required abilities include gathering and processing input and data from many sources, and then compiling, analyzing and synthesizing data as appropriate. Critical thinking and active listening are required abilities for the position. The demonstrated ability to work collegially and effectively in an integrated, team environment for specific tasks is required
Closing date:1 Apr 2022
1) Offer form AID 309-2, “Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with individuals,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms/aid-309-2
2) An up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) or resume (no more than five pages)**, cover letter** explaining your qualifications for the position, copies of all relevant certificates and include three (3) referees, who are not family members or relatives, with working telephone and e-mail contacts.
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date and time indicated above.
To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number in the offer submission/cover letter.
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