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Chief of Party Recruitment August 2017- jobs in kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Aug 10, 2017

The Organization

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

Job Title: Chief of Party

Department/Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reports To: Home Office Project Director

Type: Full Time, Long Term Employee

Overview: IBTCI is seeking a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID-funded Regional Intergovernmental Organizational (RIGO) Strengthening System project. This is a full-time, long-term position based in Nairobi and supervising staff based there as well as in other locations in East and Southern Africa. RIGO will provide institutional capacity-building assistance to three intergovernmental institutions: the East African Community (EAC, based in Arusha, Tanzania), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA, based in Lusaka, Zambia), and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD, based in Djibouti).

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Providing technical guidance and overall team leadership to staff based in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, and Djibouti;
  • Managing the team’s activities;
  • Ensuring that all deliverables are met in a timely manner according to USAID and IBTCI guidelines;
  • Liaising with the USAID, RIGOs, other international donors, and home office;
  • Providing oversight and contractual guidance on overall project compliance;
  • Developing innovative strategies to strengthen institutional capacity of the target RIGOs in accordance with USAID’s HICD approach;
  • Monitoring project progress against USAID standards and targeted results.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive experience managing and supervising complex, multi-country, multi-year international development projects;
  • Excellent skills in project management, leadership, teamwork and teambuilding;
  • Advanced interpersonal skills that enable effective working relationships with multiple stakeholders such as government officials, international organizations, and donors;
  • Prior experience collaborating with inter-governmental organizations;
  • Broad familiarity with international trade policy issues;
  • Extensive demonstrable experience strengthening institutional capacity.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in increasingly responsible positions implementing and managing USAID funded projects, preferably in East Africa;
  • Experience in strengthening the institutional capacity of intergovernmental organizations;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of East Africa;
  • Familiarity with implementation of USAID’s Human Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) model.

Working Environment: Corporate office environment as well as field work.

Education: Advanced degree in International Development, Public Administration, Public Policy, Finance Management, Economic Policy, or a related field.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: The position is based in Nairobi but will require travel to other countries in East and Southern Africa.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

How to apply:

Apply here:—rigo/job


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