ChildFund International Chief of Party Jobs in Kenya

ChildFund International Chief of Party Jobs in Kenya


  • The Chief of Party (COP) will oversee a core project team that includes Finance and Administration Manager, Monitoring Evaluation, and Learning Advisor and will serve as primary liaison with USAID, government counterparts, and key stakeholder representatives.

  • This position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.


  • Provide technical direction and oversight of project activities;

  • Maintain positive relations with the client, government counterparts, and program partners;

  • Promoting clear and constructive communications with the client to ensure a shared vision for project activities and outcomes, address implementation challenges, and encourage the sharing of best practices and project successes;

  • Ensure project activities are compliant with the approved work plan and that project results are aligned with the project monitoring plan;

  • Ensure the accuracy and technical quality of all project deliverables, including periodic performance reports, financial and technical reports, training materials, and instructional materials;

  • Supervise project personnel, including, finance and Administration Manager and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor; and engage other support units for technical and administrative support as needed.

  • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.


  • A graduate degree in a relevant field such as education, international development, non-profit management, OR a Bachelor’s degree plus two years of work experience (in addition to the eight years of experience required below)

  • Eight years of relevant experience in leading programs focused on research, youth services, workforce development, livelihoods, and/or private sector development, with at least four of those in Kenya or countries similar to Kenya;

  • Demonstrated success working at the community level assessing challenges, creating and implementing solutions, and achieving measurable results in development

    Skills and Experience

  • Experience cultivating relationships and collaborating with a variety of stakeholders including youth, government ministries and officials, NGOs and donors, evaluators, and community-based institutions, preferably in Kenya.

  • Demonstrated experience with, understanding of, and commitment to positive youth development and gender equality approaches and strategies around livelihoods and well-being, particularly for adolescent girls and young women.

  • Demonstrated experience with facilitative and partnership approaches, to include youth, higher education institutions, government, and the private sector.

  • Technical experience in education development and research and a strong understanding of higher education institutions and community development.

  • Demonstrated achievement in advancing innovation, scale, and sustainability

  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborating, learning, and adaptive management

  • Significant experience in designing and facilitating interactive meetings and workshops

  • ChildFund International is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children.

  • Disclaimer This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications to

  • to reach us not later than Friday, 17th January 2020;

    Human Resources Director
    ChildFund Kenya
    P.O. Box 14038-00800,

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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  • Beware of Scams - ChildFund Kenya does not ask for payment at any point during our recruitment process.

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