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Chief Of Party

  • Post-graduate education
  • Business, strategic management
  • Executive (director)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

The Chief of Party overall vision, technical expertise and administrative leadership for the project. The COP is responsible for management of all aspects of the project implementation in meeting the objectives of the initiative including, but not limited to, technical, administrative, operational and logistical management. The COP will lead the coordination among the project team, consortium members, public and private sector partners and government stakeholders, and will liaise with the donor as necessary. S/he is responsible for ensuring that the programmatic implementation meets technical quality standards required by the donor, including monitoring, evaluation and learning. S/he will ensure completion of reports, evaluations, analyses, assessments and deliverables in compliance with donor quality standards.


Leadership, Vision and Strategy:

  1. Articulate the impact of the project and adjust the implementation strategy as needed to achieve the intended impact.
  2. Make strategic level decisions related to staffing, partnerships, financial and administrative operations, and project design to ensure the reputation of LWR remains at the highest level and to ensure the project achieves the intended impact.
  3. Provide motivation for project staff and involved stakeholders to contribute to the success of project interventions.
  1. Serve as primary contact to the donor, the public and private sector, and the host country government, taking responsibility for addressing all matters related to the project with these stakeholders.
  2. Strengthen linkages with existing partners and develop linkages with potential partner entities.
  3. Oversee communication strategies for the project in compliance with donor's branding and marketing requirements, as well as LWRs internal procedures.
  4. Assist the LWR Country Director, Regional staff, and/or LWR headquarter staff in articulating the project's contributions to LWR's overall strategies and programmatic expertise.
Program Quality:
  1. Ensure that all activities conform to the terms and conditions of the donor agreement and meet the expected technical quality standards, and that the strategic objectives and results of the project are accomplished.
  2. Oversee the monitoring, evaluation and learning of the project in accordance with LWR and donor monitoring and evaluation requirements.
  3. Ensure that project activities are implemented and monitor the achievement of results, ensuring compliance with project indicators.
  4. Ensure that project activities and approaches adopt best practices in gender-responsiveness, protection, governance, and participant accountability.
  5. Provide leadership and oversight to the consortium, ensuring that all members work cooperatively and that sub-grantees targets for their portion of project activities are fully met according to their scopes of work and sub-award terms.
Project Management and Administration:

  1. Plan, organize and supervise the overall project activities. Ensure the articulation and implementation of quarterly and annual work plans.
  2. Manage all operations related to the project according to the work plan, project documents and implementation strategy.
  3. Oversee the management project funds and other resources for the project.
  4. Prepare status reports, budget information and other documentation as needed, and ensure timely reporting to the donor.
Human Resource Management
  1. Manage the recruitment, onboarding and retention of a team of skilled, competent, qualified and innovative project staff, in collaboration with LWR regional and country program management.
  2. Ensure staff compliance with all LWR and donor administrative, operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable donor regulations.
  3. Supervise senior project-level managers.
  4. Encourage a culture of learning, innovation and creativity, and contribute to an environment conducive to professional development among project staff.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Business, strategic management
Seniority: Executive (director)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Human resource and personnel development; Vision and strategy; Quality management; Lobbying, advocacy; Programme management; Project implementation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Lutheran World Federation

Non-profit, social work

We have been active in northwest Kenya in the Kakuma Refugee Camp since the camp was established in 1992. In Turkana West district,The program has been implementing host community projects since December 1999. In 2008, the UNHCR invited us to start operations in Dadaab Refugee Camp, the world's biggest refugee camp. Since 2009 we also provides assistance in the Ali Addeh and Hol Hol refugee camps in Djibouti.