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Chief of Party, Kenya CVE

Global Communities
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as peace studies, conflict resolution, international development, international law, counterterrorism, criminal justice, sociology, or related field; Advanced degree preferred.
  • At least ten years of demonstrated experience managing complex international development projects, with at least four of those in Kenya or countries similar to Kenya;
  • USAID experience and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations required. Senior leadership experience on a USAID program strongly preferred.
  • Strong experience building relationships with relevant GoK ministries and institutions preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with civil society organizations to identify community needs and empower local, sustainable CVE networks to take action to address violent extremism.
  • Experience managing donor funded programs of similar size and complexity is required. USAID experience is preferred.
  • Experience utilizing CLA (Collaborating, Learning and Adapting) approaches is preferred.
  • Fluency in English required.


The COP will provide technical and administrative leadership of the project team and will be responsible for overall implementation, achievement of results, and contract management.
  • Manage and mentor a team of local professional staff in the implementation of project activities.
  • Ensure that program goals and objectives are achieved on time and within budget.
  • Serve as the principal liaison with USAID, various Government of Kenya representatives, and Global Communities headquarters staff. S/he will ensure that all donor compliance and reporting requirements are met fully and in a timely manner.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with Kenya subcontracted NGO partners, civil society organizations, local governments, and the private sector to ensure sound implementation of activities funded by USAID.
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation and ensure that interventions accurately and professionally reflect project objectives.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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