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  • Posted: Sep 22, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 30, 2022
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  • Interpeace is an independent, international peacebuilding organization. We were initially established in 1994 by the United Nations to develop innovative solutions to build peace. We have a proven and recognized approach to enable people to build lasting peace.
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    Team Leader

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Provide strategic leadership to ensure high quality programming to achieve project results.
    • Provide technical leadership to ensure that the interventions have sound methodologies that are adapted to the cultural context and delivery the desired impact.
    • Provide overall advise and oversight to ensure that the project delivers change which can be sustain after the programme exist.
    • Take responsibility for the project cycle management.
    • Ensure that activities are delivered in line with workplans and available budgets.
    • Ensure high quality reporting within the deadline.
    • Provide strategic leadership for the technical, programmatic and financial and administration teams.
    • Ensure that partners are meaningfully included in the project decision making and delivery and that they have the support to deliver all activities timely and to a high standard.
    • Represent the RESET project to donors, governments and in conferences and other speaking and representational events.

    Qualifications:

    • A degree in conflict studies/peacebuilding, international relations, anthropology, social geography, political science, development, management, or other relevant field.
    • Minimally 15 years’ experience working in peacebuilding and/or related fields in sub-Sahara Africa, including in senior management positions. Explicit work on CVE is an added advantage.
    • Minimally 5 years’ experience leading commercial contracts, preferably familiarity with UK AID contracts that have payment on delivery clauses.
    • Strong thematic knowledge on peacebuilding, resilience and CVE is an added advantage.
    • Strong contextual knowledge on the Kenya – Somalia border area is an added advantage.
    • Strong pre-existing networks in Kenya and Somalia is an added advantage.
    • Fluent in English, capacity to speak Swahili and Somali languages are an added advantage.

    Competencies

    • Demonstrates effectiveness and strong experience with short and long-term planning; financial, personnel and program management.
    • Advanced knowledge and experience of project cycle management including using project planning and management tools
    • Knowledge of current thinking on peacebuilding issues and methods; and demonstrable ability to anticipate emerging needs and integrate them swiftly into priority programme setting
    • Developed ability of raising the profile of an organization, strategically networking with government agencies, donors and other international agencies, and using the media to generate profile
    • Proven ability to communicate, negotiate and work with high level executives and government officials.
    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment successfully and to demonstrate gender responsive and non-discriminatory behavior and attitudes.
    • Excellent ability to interact with people respectfully and with tact
    • Strong writing and communications skills in English and French is required. Knowledge of local language is an advantage.

    Method of Application

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application to [email protected] on or before 30 September 2022, 23:59 pm, Nairobi time. Kindly note that the CVs will be reviewed on rolling basis, please apply early!

    “Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application email to be considered. The application must include:

    • a complete curriculum vitae
    • a letter of interest
    • an acknowledgement letter, answering the following questions:

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