Director of Programs Jobs Vacancy at USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) Program kenya 2013

Seeking: Director of Programs

Are you a politically savvy diplomat?

Do you enjoy travel and adventure?

Are you a respected leader in the Somali community?

Are you passionate about contributing to peace and stability in Somalia?

If you are an experienced Somali-speaking Kenyan and would you like to join a dynamic team working on stabilization initiatives for Somalia, please read on!

USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program

The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and implemented by Development Alternative Inc (DAI), an international development organization.
It responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia and Somaliland by mitigating conflict, promoting stability and community cohesion, and increasing public confidence in governance.
TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals.
The TIS program is currently seeking an experienced, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Director of Programs to join our Nairobi based team.


  • University degree in International Development, International Affairs, Political Science, Economics or relevant field.
  • Masters degree in any of the above disciplines preferred.
Work Experience
  • Minimum Ten years of experience on international development programs, preferably in Somalia or the Kenya-Somalia border.
  • Experience working in politically sensitive and/or unstable security environments.
  • Experience liaising with a range of government, civil society and private sector representatives in Somalia. Prior experience working on USAID or DFID funded projects, preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of management experience required.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to provide in-depth political analysis in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to apply conflict sensitive approaches and do-no-harm principles on the ground.
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong presentation and facilitation skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships.
Languages: English and Somali language fluency required.

Do you have the above qualifications and skills? 

Please send 
1) a CV
2) current position and salary history and
3) three professional references to
Closing date: Thursday, February 07, 2013.
Women who meet the above qualifications are strongly encouraged to submit applications for considerations.

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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