Tetra Tech ARD Chief of Party Jobs career in Kenya 2013

Tetra Tech ARD headquartered in Burlington, Vermont and Washington, D.C., is accepting expressions of interest from qualified Chief of Party candidates for an upcoming governance project in Kenya.
This project will examine national policy implications of newly legislated devolution mechanisms, build the capacity of local governments, improve service delivery at the local level, establish communication and coordination mechanisms between the central government and county governments, and strengthen the role of civil society as a partner in governance
  • Provide leadership and technical expertise for the project and expatriate and local teams;
  • Develop strategic objectives and confirm project compliance with USAID regulations;
  • Service as the primary point of contact for USAID and other project stakeholders;
  • Interface directly with counterpart government leaders and other stakeholders including civil society organizations;
  • Oversee technical activities of the project and ensure that impact is achieving the results defined in the contract;
  • Evaluate and document project progress and lessons learned;
  • Assume responsibility for overall USAID contract management ensuring quality control and timeliness of deliverables;
  • Manage all staff and ensure effective financial management and periodic reporting of program results.
  • Advanced degree in political science, public policy, public administration, or relevant field;
  • 10+ years of experience in an executive role in an international development setting;
  • 5+ years of managing or supervising projects of similar complexity, preferably with a USAID or other donor-funded program as a Chief of Party or Team Leader;
  • Working knowledge of the devolution issues, challenges, and developments in Kenya as well as an in depth understanding of the political history and regional politics.
  • Demonstrated capability to build capacity through a donor-funded program related to local governance, decentralization, and civil society;
  • Ability to establish strong relationships with a range of organizations, beneficiaries and related parties (e.g., national and sub-national government, NGOs, private sector);
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required;
  • Prior experience in East Africa;
Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered.
No phone calls will be accepted.

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