QED Solutions Limited Chief of Party - USAID Kenya Youth Empowerment Activity Jobs in Kenya

QED Solutions Limited Chief of Party - USAID Kenya Youth Empowerment Activity Jobs in Kenya


Responsibilities

The Chief of Party will be responsible for overall achievement and quality of deliverables. This will include the following:

  • Lead the Project’s technical assistance activities and capacity building programs

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID regarding day-to-day activity implementation and management matters relating to the contract

  • Achieve program results efficiently, in a timely fashion and in compliance with USAID, US Government policies and procedures

  • Oversee Project research, data, and evidence on youth, mainly in three areas: 1) youth serving systems 2) higher education capacity for research, data and evidence, and 3) County-level models for social and economic opportunities

  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships with local, regional, and international organizations

  • Ensure that project tasks and deliverables are completed, and the objectives of the project are successfully met on-time and within budget

  • Mentor staff to enhance capacity and actively contribute expertise to the contract overall and provide strategic and operational direction

  • Oversee project management systems for finance and administration, logistics, human resources and strategic operation

  • Ensure the completion of timely reports, evaluations, analyses, assessments, and deliverables that meet USAID quality control/assurance standards

  • Must be able to efficiently manage a complex program, including the recruitment and supervision of long and short-term staff and consultants for work required under this contract, and to interact professionally with senior officials and other stakeholders and development actors

    Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in a relevant field such as education, international development, non-profit management, OR a Bachelor’s
    degree plus two years or work experience (in addition to the eight years 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 and cultivating relationships at the community level with a variety of stakeholders including youth, government ministries and officials, NGOs and donors, evaluators, and community-based institutions, and local organizations, preferably on a previous USAID project

  • Demonstrated experience with working at the community level

  • Demonstrated experience with facilitative and partnership approaches, to include youth, higher education institutions, government, and the private sector with commitment to positive youth development and gender equality approaches and strategies around livelihoods and well-being, particularly for adolescent girls and young women

  • Strong understanding of the Kenyan context preferred

  • Required fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili, fluency in other Kenyan languages preferred

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; QED Solutions Limited Chief of Party - USAID Kenya Youth Empowerment Activity Jobs in Kenya


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