AFIDEP Chief of Party Jobs in Kenya

AFIDEP Chief of Party Jobs in Kenya


  • AFIDEP seeks to recruit three senior positions to provide technical oversight and strategic leadership for an upcoming USAID-funded programme on Strengthening Parliament’s Role in Malawi’s Development. One of the positions is the Chief of Party, details outlined below:

  • The Chief of Party (COP) shall provide overall leadership, direction, programme management and oversight, and serve as principal liaison to USAID and the Parliament of Malawi. S/he will be driven by commitment to applying political economy analysis principles to achieve sustainable democratic gains. S/he will develop an overall vision for the programme that integrates parliamentary committees, statutory oversight institutions, civil society, and the media.

    Among others, the successful candidate will:

  • Provide strategic direction on programme management to ensure that the programme targets and deliverables are technically sound and align with USAID’s priorities, ensure compliance, and lead review of progress.

  • Lead the planning for the programme and oversee its successful implementation.

  • Lead and motivate the programme team to effectively and efficiently deliver a high quality programme on time and cost effectively by creating and sustaining a positive organisational culture that strives for excellence.

  • Support the monitoring, evaluation and learning lead to develop and deploy a robust MEL system that effectively monitors, evaluates, and supports programme decision-making.

  • Support the programme’s finance lead develop a robust system to manage the financial aspects including performance management to ensure accountability, accuracy and timely reporting.

  • Establish seamless communication and coordination among all the key stakeholders for effective programme implementation.

  • Represent AFIDEP in key and influential government, development partners and other technical working groups, taskforces etc.

  • Ensure compliance with the regulations of the USAID and other
    Partners.

  • Mobilise resources from other funding sources to extend programme activities for sustainability.

    S/he is expected to have the following qualifications and experience:

  • A minimum of a Masters’ Degree in a political science, governance, law, public administration, international relations, or related field. PhD would be preferred.

  • At least 5 years of senior-level experience leading large-scale governance programmes, including supervision of technical staff, preferably in the southern African region.

  • Experience in leading and managing USAID funded programmes.

  • Demonstrated depth of expertise and experience with policy development, and political economy analysis.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish professional relationships and to work collaboratively with diverse partners including host government agencies, donors, civil society and the media.

  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to develop and communicate a common vision and foster collaboration across an interdisciplinary team.

  • Prior experience managing parliament support programmes, and experience strengthening intergovernmental coordination arrangements between Parliament and oversight agencies is desirable.

  • Familiarity with the United States government policies, regulations, and legislative requirements.

  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral proficiency in English.

  • Excellent planning, organisational, multi-tasking and decision-making skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; AFIDEP Chief of Party Jobs in Kenya


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