Development Alternatives, Inc. Senior Government Liaison Job in Kenya

DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems.

Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change.

Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments.

The Kenya Countering Violent Extremism Activity (KCVEA) will strengthen Kenyan communities’ and government institutions’ motivation and capacity to take the lead on countering violent extremism (CVE) by building the capacity of and fostering strong relationships among individuals, communities, and civil society and county and national government actors.

Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party. She/he will:
  • Working closely with USAID/KEA and the DCOP, the Senior Government Liaison will support a consultative process with the national government to determine where USAID support can be most effective.

  • The Government Liaison will provide in-kind support to national government institutions and/or work closely with other local experts as appropriate to support enhanced intergovernmental coordination, evidence-based policy development, and enhanced public participation in VE response.

  • Working closely with USAID/KEA and the DCOP, the Senior Government Liaison will provide targeted assistance to county governments (Nairobi, Garissa, Wajir, Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, Mombasa, Tana River, Isiolo, and Mandera) and lead trainings on topics ranging from conflict-sensitive CVE to narrative mediation and trauma counseling.
  • The Senior Government Liaison will work closely with the Research Director in the distillation and adaptation of existing CVE research and programming tools for county and national-level government needs.

  • Degree in social sciences, international development, political science, peacebuilding and conflict management or other related field.
  • Minimum seven (7) years of relevant demonstrated professional experience providing technical assistance to national and county government partners in technical areas relevant to KCVEA scope.
  • Experience on projects focused on community mobilization, countering violent extremism, conflict mitigation, peacebuilding, or other related activity strong preferred.
  • Strong experience working in Kenya; experience working in Nairobi, Wajir, and Garissa strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with communities, civil society, local government representatives and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

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