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  • Posted on: 12 July, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions. We seek qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party based in the Nairobi, Kenya office to lead the SCS Global activity. Safeguarding Democratic Space in Kenya (SADES-K).


    Chief of Party


    Project Description

    The new activity, Safeguarding Democratic Space in Kenya (SADES-K) will be implemented from 2018 to 2021. The overall goal of SADES-K is to enhance Kenya’s ability to hold a national conversation on reforms and national cohesion, and to safeguard democratic gains, including protecting civic space, respect for human rights and observance of rule of law.

    Position Description

    The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for providing overall vision, leadership and guidance of the project. The COP will be the project’s senior supervisor in Kenya and will oversee all aspects of program performance, both technical and managerial. Under the supervision of the Home Office, the COP will serve as the project’s principal contact point for USAID, and will also be the project’s main contact for political stakeholders and civil society.  The COP will supervise the recruitment, hiring, and supervision of all local staff and consultants.  S/he will have overall responsibility in the areas of operations, administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Oversee and generally manage the entire Agreement from Nairobi, Kenya;
    • Ensure the activity is coordinated and implemented in an effective and cohesive manner;
    • Manage the preparation and presentation of work plans, M&E plans, and all reports.
    • Serve as the primary interlocutor with USAID/KEA;
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for information on the progress and current status of all activities under the project.
    • Liaise with other donor-funded programs supporting Kenya’s Building Bridges Initiative to ensure complementarity and to avoid duplication; and
    • Liaise with other relevant U.S. Government programs to ensure coordination and effective and efficient use of U.S. Government resources.

    Minimum Requirements: 

    • Master’s degree in international development, international relations, political science, law, public administration, conflict management or other related field.
    • 15 years of relevant professional and progressive experience in managing development assistance, including field experience in governance reforms, political advocacy, peacebuilding/conflict and civil society programs.
    • Proven record of excellent management, leadership, and decision-making skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and navigate politically sensitive terrain;
    • Familiarity with USAID programming, rules and regulations; experience in managing USAID funded programs in Kenya and/or Africa is desired.
    • Extensive networks within Kenyan civic and political sectors.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;

    Grants Manager


    Project Description

    The new activity, Safeguarding Democratic Space in Kenya (SADES-K) will be implemented from 2018 to 2021. The overall goal of SADES-K is to enhance Kenya’s ability to hold a national conversation on reforms and national cohesion, and to safeguard democratic gains, including protecting civic space, respect for human rights and observance of rule of law.

    Position Description:

    The Grants Manager will oversee an extensive portfolio of grants to local organizations.  Responsibilities will include working with program staff to establish a grants management system; supporting NGOs in preparing project proposals, developing project budgets and evaluating project results; facilitating the grant selection process; monitoring and reporting on grant activities; and providing technical assistance and training to grant recipients or grants management.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Support prime award negotiations with donors working closely with the supervisor and HQ Contracting Officers.
    • Prepare and submit requests for donor consideration and approvals to include but not limited to waivers for restrictions, international travel, key personnel, revisions to program description and budget, disposition instructions, and so on as required and necessary.
    • Support Chief of Parties to meet contractual deliverables such as submission of implementation plans, budget pipelines, financial and programmatic reports, cost share tracking tools and reports, program income tracking tools and reports, final reports, et cetera.
    • Provide training and capacity development to SADES-K grantees,
    • Act as COP when the COP is out of the country or otherwise unavailable;
    • Manage day-to-day operations of the program from Nairobi, Kenya; and
    • Perform acquisition and assistance roles from pre-award to close-out. These roles may include a wide variety of discrete transactions occurring at various and concurrent stages of prime awards and sub award processes.
    • Coordinate issuance and administer program budget, sub-grants, consultancies, office and residential and other contractual arrangements.
    • Interpret fundamental donor regulations and requirements and apply them to specific situations for timely resolution to prime award issues.
    • Review requests from programs and other clients for completeness, accuracy and compliance within FHI 360 policies and donor requirements.
    • Initiate, support and prepare and finalize management tools such as operational manuals, policies and regulations.
    • Directly supervise Grants staff, mentor, train and complete annual work performance evaluations.
    • Provide acquisition and assistance training to staff and implementing partners

    Minimum Requirements: 

    • Advanced degree in program management, business administration, development studies or related fields.
    • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in managing grants and providing capacity development to Kenyan civil society organizations supporting democracy, governance or conflict.
    • Familiarity with USAID grants management and reporting requirements is necessary.

    This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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