SoCha LLC Political Economy Analysis Team Leader Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

SoCha LLC Political Economy Analysis Team Leader Jobs in Nairobi Kenya


  • USAID Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) seeks to advance the journey to self-reliance (J2SR) for Kenya and the broader region.

  • To support J2SR, SoCha LLC implements a two-year activity, the Mission Support for Journey to Self-Reliance Pivot (MSP).

  • MSP supports USAID/KEA to understand context, align programs, collect data, understand complexity, and apply learning to program adaptation.

  • As part of informing the next Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), USAID/KEA has embarked on conducting a country-level Context and Systems Analysis (CSA), as well as deeper sectoral studies to complement the country-level CSA.

  • The country-level and sectoral CSAs aim to integrate Thinking and Working Politically (TWP) through applied Political Economy Analysis (PEA) into USAID/KEA processes and programs to ensure its investments have the necessary and sufficient level of local commitment and capacity to expedite Kenya’s Journey to Self-Reliance.


  • The specific objective of this research is to deepen the USAID/KEA Health Population and Nutrition (HPN) office’s appreciation of the status of accountability mechanisms in place in Kenya’s devolved health services.

  • The findings and recommendations emanating from the PEA study will inform USAID/KEA HPN Office’s strategic programming over the next CDCS cycle.

  • Methodology: USAID’s Thinking and Working Politically through Applied Political Economy Analysis guidance, process and methodology will be employed to conduct this baseline study.

    Key Tasks

  • Pre Field Research: Conduct a Desk/Literature Review

  • Refine core and supporting questions for the fieldwork

  • Identify and schedule interviews and focus groups

  • Conduct a 2-3 day workshop to confirm methodology,and develop research plan

  • Conduct in-brief with key Mission and Embassy leadership and other stakeholders

  • Field Research: Undertake approximately 30-50 key informant interviews with stakeholders

  • Design, organize and carry out Focus Group with key stakeholders involved in accountability

  • Determine methodology for triangulation of data from interviews

  • Post field research: Conduct a 1-4 day synthesis workshop to address initial findings, recommendations and implications.

  • Develop a stakeholder mapping and analysis of the discrete interests of key actors.

    Deliverables (to be agreed prior to start of PEA)

  • Prepare a powerpoint presentation and agree on final report structure

  • Outbrief on initial findings and next steps
    Document findings and recommendations in a report not to exceed 20 pages

  • Determine process to regularly update report findings (via CLA or other methodology)

  • CSA/PEA Team Leader: Lead pre-field research PEA workshop, contribute to interview guide, participate in applied PEA field research, analyze and synthesize data collected, draft findings and recommendations.

    Team Lead preferred qualifications

  • Past experience conducting political economy analyses or context and systems analyses.

  • At least five years of experience working in international development.

  • Experience working in Kenya and/or East Africa.

  • Knowledge of USAID or USG rules and regulations.

  • A Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred.
    Research design skills and experience.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • A team of more than one consultant may be selected.

  • Consultants with the majority of preferred knowledge, skills, and experience are encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; SoCha LLC Political Economy Analysis Team Leader Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

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