SoCha LLC Chief of Party Job in Kenya
SoCha LLC Chief of Party Job in Kenya Scope of WorkPosition
: Chief of PartyActivity
: USAID Kenya / East Africa Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR) Mission Support ProgramImplementer
: SoCha LLCCompany background
: SoCha (a portmanteau of Social and Change) is an independent Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) firm that provides bespoke solutions to social challenges.
Since our inception in 2010, we have grown into a fully-fledged ME&L services firm that specializes in advancing innovative methodologies and changing the way donors find solutions to social problems.Activity background
: USAID / Kenya East Africa seeks to advance what self-reliance means for Kenya and the broader region. To support USAID/KEA to align programming toward promoting self-reliance outcomes, SoCha LLC has recently been awarded and will implement a two-year (optional three-year) mission support program to enable USAID to pivot into this journey to self-reliance (J2SR).
To support this journey, the J2SR program will support USAID / KEA to understand context, align programs, collect data, understand complexity, and apply learning to program adaptation.
Thus, the Journey to Self-Reliance program aims to: Strengthen monitoring, verification, and reporting systems;
Improve the utilization of evaluations, assessments, and analyses to fulfill learning objectives and inform decisions;
Improve internal and external coordination, collaboration, and learning;
Enhance practices of learning and adapting; and
Support strategy development and process management.
J2SR is both a support contract and a core learning mechanism for the USAID/KEA mission.
J2SR will support USAID/Kenya and East Africa across all technical areas, operating in Nairobi, Kenya with travel in both Kenya and the East Africa region.
J2SR will partner with local organizations and local firms and will work to build local capacity to drive ambitious development agenda throughout Kenya and East Africa.
The Mission is keen to ensure that activities mitigate inequality and power imbalances, rather than reinforce the status quo.
SoCha seeks a qualified and experienced Chief of Party to lead this activity.
Make key decisions and solve problems in short time frames while ensuring operational and program integrity.
Ensure contract is executed in compliance with contract requirements
Manage contract and project finances (budget and funds)
Manage commodity procurement, inventory and general logistics
Ensure high quality of deliverables in fulfilling contract
Management of Planning, Implementation, and Monitoring Activities
Program management, oversight, and reporting of Contractor progress and quality of performance in meeting the activity undertakings
Define and guide team in executing the vision for implementation
Meet contractual targets and set targets when necessary
Develop and oversee the implementation of activity work plan
Work with client on a daily basis to understand needs and respond with draft work orders
Oversee work-product across project teams
Communications and Information Management
Maintain clear lines of communication with Client, MSP team, SoCha home office, subcontractors and other stakeholders
Lead and deliver presentations and weekly updates on request by Client or as needed for other parties
Prepare contract reports and client updates
Establish and socialize best practices for project plans and reports
Define personnel needs and associated scopes of work
Make final selections of personnel (LTTA and STTA)to be proposed to client
Oversee MSP team
Motivate staff to perform effectively toward project objectives.
A Master’s Degree in development studies, statistics, program management or a related field
At least ten years of progressively increasing responsibility in managing large comprehensive contracts of similar nature, size and complexity
Be a skilled manager who is actively engaged in all aspects of program management with strong interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills and exceptional oral and written communication skills
Preferably, five years of experience in collaborating, learning and adapting, change management, or communication
Experience living and working in East Africa, Kenya preferable
Experience overseeing USAID contracts and understanding of USG policies, regulations, and procedures
Experience overseeing contract deliverables such as work plans, AMELPs, monthly reporting and contract compliance requirements.
How to Apply
Interested candidates must submit their CV by end of the day, Friday November 8, 2019.
To apply, kindly click on this link: https://socha.today/chief-of-party-position-socha-llc