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  • Chief of Party at FHI 360

  • Posted on: 2 August, 2019 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 (COP) based in the Nairobi, Kenya office to lead the SCS Global activity, Safeguarding Democratic Space in Kenya (SADES-K).

    Chief of Party


    REPORTS TO: Project Director, G3E - CSPD - Capacity Building - Portfolio I

    Project Description

    Safeguarding Democratic Space in Kenya (SADES-K) is a USAID-funded program being implemented until August 2021. The overall goal 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 is responsible for providing overall vision, leadership and guidance of the project. The COP is the project’s senior leader in Kenya and oversees all aspects of program performance, both technical and managerial. Under the supervision of the Home Office, the COP serves as the project’s principal contact point for USAID and is also the project’s main contact for political stakeholders and civil society. The COP supervises all local staff and consultants. S/he also has overall responsibility in the areas of operations, administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Manage the Award, staff and activities.
    • Facilitate and convene grantee groups, consultations and other SADES-K forums.
    • Ensure the activity is coordinated and implemented in an efficient, cost-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.
    • Serve as the primary point of contact with Kenya’s Building Bridges to Unity Initiative (BBI) Task Force.
    • Liaise with other donor-funded programs supporting the BBI to ensure complementarity and to avoid duplication.
    • 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 another 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 and experience 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.

    FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may register online through FHI 360's Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careercenter or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org . Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application. AA/EOE/M/F/V/D. This is not an expatriate/TCN position.

    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.

    FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package , professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

    Please click here to continue searching FHI 360's Career Portal.

    FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to FHI360 NGO career website on fhi.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com to apply

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