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
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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