RTI Resident Program Director Jobs in Kenya

RTI Resident Program Director Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary

Based in Nairobi Kenya, the Resident Program Director (RPO) is responsible for all programmatic, personnel, outreach and accounting matters designated country.


  • Graduate degree in political science, intern/tonal relations or related field.
  • Minimum ten years professional experience in democratic governance and politics, preferably working directly with political parties, civil society organisations and/or legislative bodies and officials.
  • Working knowledge of the politics, economics, history and culture of the region.
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated management experience including activity to motivate and manage staff.
  • Demonstrated experience working with USG funded projects and familiarity with USG regulations and processes.
  • Demonstrated financial management experience in developing and administering program budgets.
  • Ability to prepare. present and negotiate complex and sensitive agreements and/or project proposals with bilateral multi-lateral agencies and other donor communities.
  • Ability to communicate skits and experience to others as a trainer adviser or technical consultant:sensitivity to working in advisory role with local organizations.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and lead the efforts of other professionals to effectively meet program goals.
  • Willingness to travel within the country of assignment a significant amount throughout the year.
  • Willingness to live and work in a challenging environment.

    Functions and Responsibilities
  • Monitors, analyzes and reports on political and related developments in specific countries to provide regional and country analysis.
  • Serves as the official senior IRI representative in country, developing credibility with and maintaining good relationships with all relevant stakeholders, inducing U.S. and foreign diplomats and donor agencies, host-country government representatives, and program partners.
  • Participates in the substantive design of new programs and contributes to the development of new program ideas
  • Oversees the implementation of all program activities oversees ensuring consistency with grant work plans and objectives.
  • Establishes, maintains, and develops productive working relationship with relevant stakeholders, consultants, field and DC staff,
  • Oversees all operations related to the IRI field presence and ensures IRI is in compliance with local laws
    regarding IRI's legal status in the country and employment of local staff.
  • Supervises local field staff, including participating in the hiring, professional development and evaluation process for these staff. Sets specific goals and provides ongoing performance feedback.
  • Mentors local staff in program development, finance. work plan development and presentation. reporting, monitoring and evaluation, business development and knowledge management in their country of assignment.
  • Maintains an understanding of donor and IRI policies and procedures related to grant compliance and oversight.
  • Understands a grant's substantive, financial and compliance retirement.
  • Oversees the implementation of all program activities on the country ensuring consistency with grant work plans and objectives, reporting weekly to DC.
  • Monitors and approve field office budgets and expenses.
  • In collaboration with DC program staff and the Regional Project Accountant to ensure that expenditures remain within budget allocations.
  • Monitors, analyzes and reports to DC staff on political and economic developments. and media responses.
  • Provides information and contributes to sections of quarterly semi-annual. final and other relevant reports for finders.
  • Anticipates potential problems and trouble shoots project problems and offers solutions and actively takes part to tad resolution of them with creative and immediate solutions.
  • Actively supports IRIS communication strategy including IRI's branding and outreach plans on projects assigned. including drafts and updates program summaries and other outreach materials, drafts web stones, tweets, etc..
  • Performs other duties as assigned

    How to Apply
  • Deadline for application is 15th July 2019.
  • Interested candidates please send a cover letter with salary expectations and CVs to: IRIKenyajobs@IRL.org.
  • IRI is an equal opportunity employer www.rtl.org

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