Kenya Community Development Foundation Technical Lead, Capacity Building & Systems Strengthening Jobs

Kenya Community Development Foundation Technical Lead, Capacity Building & Systems Strengthening Jobs

Job Summary:

  • The job holder will report to the Programmes Director (KCDF). The HES Manager will facilitate the achievement of USAID 4TheChild outcomes by facilitating organizational development for Local
    Implementing Partners (LIPs) in the areas of programming, strategic planning M&E, resource
    mobilization, governance & leadership, and financial management. The role will facilitate, coordinate and liaise with other stakeholders (i.e. government, private sector, other civil society organizations) to promote leveraging through partnerships and collaborations using the County-based Communities of Practice Model.

  • As the lead for organizational development, the role will be responsible for ensuring LIPs and other relevant stakeholders transition to self reliance at organizational/agency level. This role’s leadership, coordination and relationship management skills will ensure that the project's
    organizational development component applies evidence-based strategies towards improving the
    impact of its benefits to those it serves.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Provide leadership to the projects sustainability agenda towards journey to self-reliance.

    • Lead routine LIPs organizational capacity assessments, setting of institutional development
    milestones and support towards their realization. Identify capacity gaps for the CSOs and CBOs
    and develop programs and interventions to address the same to better support adolescents,
    girls, youth, women and OVC household graduation /transition.

    • Develop and/or update training materials, standards, job aids, and curricula, as well as
    supervisory systems needed to build capacity of local organizations and enable them to meet
    the needs and expectations of USAID 4TheChild program.

    • Facilitate identification and adopting of technical solutions by LIPs, remotely and on-site, in the areas of strategic planning, M&E, resource mobilization, governance & leadership, financial
    management, among others, to ensure high-quality implementation and institutional growth /sustainability.

    • While working with other relevant project staff, support the Department of Children Services to
    strengthen the use and reporting using the Child Protection Information Management System

    • Work closely with 4TheChild team on setting organizational capacity building priorities and
    directions, and responding to partner requests for technical support.

    • Work with M&E staff to design, implement a plan to track data/results related to organizational
    capacity building to inform adjustments in project implementation.

    • Facilitate organizational development through training, coaching and mentorship, group
    interactions, and regular communication via email, telephone, and site visits to support the
    successful implementation of system strengthening project activities across LIPs.

    • Facilitate formations and or deepening of collaborative spaces to advance best practice while promoting synergy amongst County CSOs and the private sector i.e. Communities of Practice
    while ensuring synergy with project stakeholders.

    • Supporting partner organizations to effectively maximize benefits from the devolved resources
    and structures for the benefit of beneficiaries.

    • Coordinate and advocate for an enabling environment for a vibrant, responsible and capable
    civil society through
    different advocacy platforms and strategies.

    • Provide coordination and support in building the community philanthropy field and strengthen
    the knowledge base of the sector and KCDF partners by exploring different facets of the community philanthropy lens as an approach to durable development including using the same to advance the welfare of OVC.

    Competencies Relevant for the Position:

    • Networking and communications skills;

    • Strong organization skills;

    • Ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically, and work effectively within a team;

    • Fluency in written and spoken English;

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

    • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Development Studies, Business Administration or a closely related field. A Masters Degree in Organizational Capacity Building, Strategic Management or Project Planning
    will be an added advantage.

    • At least six years’ progressive experience in Facilitating Organizational Development, Capacity
    Building, Systems Strengthening and Sustainability.

    • Excellent communication, writing, interpersonal, facilitation and presentation skills.

    • Knowledge and familiarity with the Kenyan CSO sector, its growth, challenges, opportunities and
    legal frameworks that govern its operations.

    • Excellent analytical and policy articulation skills, communication, writing, public speaking,
    influencing and collaboration skills.

    • Strong leadership and management skills with demonstrated experience in working with and
    growing teams.

    • Excellent proposal writing and fundraising skills with demonstrable success in fundraising and the ability to coach and mentor LIPs on the same.

    • Ability to work in a team environment and be flexible, versatile and open minded in contributing to other relevant organizational goals and objectives.

    • Experience working with state and non-state stakeholders collaboratively.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Demonstrated strengths in relationship management; able to work with diverse groups of
    people in a multicultural, team-oriented environment.

    • Skilled in influencing and obtaining the cooperation of individuals and managing relationships to achieve results.

    • Ability to support partners to ensure adherence to financial guidelines.

    • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.

    • Excellent interpersonal skills.

    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

    Other Requirements:

  • Willingness to be based in any of the following Counties: Kisumu or Kakamega.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Community Development Foundation Technical Lead, Capacity Building & Systems Strengthening Jobs

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