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Development Expert Job vacancy-kenya 2017

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: Human and Institutional Capacity Development Specialist

Department/Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reports To: Chief of Party

Type: Full Time, Long Term Employee

Overview: IBTCI is seeking a HICD (Human and Institutional Capacity Development) Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded Regional Intergovernmental Organizational (RIGO) Strengthening System project. This is a full-time, long-term position based in Nairobi. 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) IBTCI will utilize USAID’s Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) model of structured and integrated processes that aims to identify and address fundamental causes of organizational performance gaps.

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Providing innovative strategic expertise to strengthen institutional capacity of the target RIGOs in accordance with USAID’s HICD approach;
  • Providing substantial and relevant HICD advice to the Chief of Party during development and execution of capacity strengthening activities;
  • Providing technical insight for the methodological design; institutional capacity assessments and final report recommendations;
  • Developing creative and non-traditional methods to build organizational capacity;
  • Serving as one of the primary HICD advisor(s) throughout life of project.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive experience successfully strengthening institutional capacity;
  • Strong interpersonal skills for collaborating with government agencies;
  • Extensive working knowledge of at least one of the RIGOs (EAC, COMESA, or IGAD) is preferred;
  • Prior experience collaborating with inter-governmental organizations;
  • General understanding of economic sand trade issues in a developing country context;
  • Preferred, PT or HPI certification.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in increasingly responsible positions implementing USAID funded projects, preferably in East Africa;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience strengthening institutional capacity of intergovernmental organizations or similar institutions;
  • Successful track record building institutional capacity and organizational growth;
  • Working knowledge and experience of East Africa;
  • Demonstrable experience implementing HICD projects in accordance with USAID’s HICD model.

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

Education: Advanced degree in International Development, Public Administration, Organizational Development, or a related field.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position may have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: The position is based in Nairobi but will require at a minimum 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.

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