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Communication Specialist, Regional Intergovernmental Organization Systems Strengthening Activity

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience7 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Media / Advertising / Branding

Position Summary:
This position will provide the communication strategy for the project and the stakeholders it represents. This role will include managing all aspects of the communications related activities under the project. S/he will primarily focus on writing/editing content for web, briefing materials, publications, social media, and speeches. This position will be situated in Nairobi. Kenya.

**This position is contingent upon continued donor funding**

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the project’s communication strategy within a multi-stakeholder framework and raise public awareness of the RIGO Working Groups.
  • In collaboration with the three RIGOs, develop and implement communication campaigns for project activities.
  • Develop and coordinate Technical Advisor publications.
  • Prepare, review, and edit news releases, newsletters, web material, reports, and publications and ensure that they comply with USAID branding requirements.
  • In collaboration with the RIGOs and project staff, organize press conferences (when appropriate and approved by the COP and USAID) and draft and review speeches and presentations.
  • In collaboration with the RIGOs and beneficiary ministries, take and/or supervise the taking of pictures and videos of project activities with technical assistance, as needed.
  • Draft project success stories for submission to the Chief of Party.
  • Update and manage the project website and supervise the work of the webmaster.
  • In collaboration with the RIGOs and project staff, participate in media interviews if approved by the COP.
  • Coordinate the translation of documents in English, French or Arabic.
  • Identify opportunities for dissemination of documents created by this regional program and overseas. Coordinate and manage archived project reports of activities, outreach material, digital photos, stakeholders, and beneficiaries, etc.
  • Ensure that all project communications are in conformity with USAID branding requirements. Collaborate with the Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist to gather data for performance monitoring reports and assist in writing reports when needed.
  • Draft weekly, monthly, quarterly, and other reports as needed regarding project activities.
  • Perform other related activities as requested by the COP.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience in the Regional of East Africa in communications, journalism, media relations or a related field.
  • Experience with writing press releases and success stories, development of scripts for radio and video spots and use of social media channels to reach the public preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or related-field.
  • Familiarity with foreign assistance and USAID’s contributions to Kenyan society preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with internal and/or external parties including USAID and public institutions.
  • Expert skills in Microsoft Word for report and document preparation. Skills in publication software preferred. Proven skills in PowerPoint and other presentation software.
  • Experience working on donor-funded activities preferred.
  • Business-level fluency in English (written and verbal) is required.
  • Kenyan nationals preferred.

Deputy Chief of Party, Regional Intergovernmental Organization Systems Strengthening Activity

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience15 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit

Position Summary:
This position will provide financial and administrative oversight in support of the upcoming development project with the USAID/Kenya East Africa mission to strengthen human and institutional capacity development for regional intergovernmental organizations. This position will be situated in Nairobi. Kenya.

**This position is contingent upon continued donor funding

Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership for the financial and administrative aspects of the project while ensuring compliance with USAID requirements and regulations and MSI policies and procedures.
  • Establish and oversee financial systems in accordance with USAID and MSI requirements and international best practices.
  • Lead budget planning and reporting.
  • Work closely with partnering and subcontracting organizations to ensure rigorous financial and contract management.
  • Develop and manage the project procurement system.
  • Provide oversight of the human resources and recruitment function, including ensuring adherence to local laws.
  • Oversee an initial security assessment and ensure adherence to USAID and MSI security requirements throughout the life of the project.
  • Liaise with counterparts in the MSI home office on the full complement of financial and administrative functions.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 15 years of international experience.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in finance or a related subject required; Master’s degree or MBA is strongly preferred.
  • Experience managing finance and administrative functions for an international development project required. Experience with USAID projects and projects >$20 million preferred.
  • Knowledge of relevant US federal regulations and procedures is preferred.
  • Experience working on donor-funded activities preferred.
  • Business-level fluency in English (written and verbal) is required
  • Kenyan nationals preferred.

Organizational Strengthening Specialist, Regional Intergovernmental Organization Systems Strengthening Activity

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationMBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience10 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit

Position Summary:
This position will provide technical oversight in support of the upcoming development project with the USAID/Kenya East Africa mission to strengthen human and institutional capacity development for the regional intergovernmental organizations. This position will exist in three locals; Djibouti, Arusha and Lusaka.

**This position is contingent upon continued donor funding**

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for day-to-day management and oversight of HICD/institutional strengthening activities.
  • Oversee performance analyses.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of a communications strategy.
  • Lead the development of a performance solutions package for (RIGO).
  • Plan, schedule and oversee technical assistance to RIGO to implement recommendations.
  • Draft scopes of work for short-term trainers and consultants and coordinate and oversee their work.
  • Conduct ongoing monitoring of interventions through established performance monitoring systems, and, in coordination with senior project management, adjust work plans and timetables as necessary.
  • Manage day-to-day communications, problem resolution, internal and external formal communications, and respond to feedback from beneficiary partners.
  • Coordinate and facilitate trainings, workshops, and other events as necessary.
  • Ensure all technical and administrative obligations of human and institutional capacity development are met in a timely and results-oriented fashion.
  • Manage all technical aspects of institutional capacity development.
  • Contribute to project reports, activity design, work planning, and the project’s monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • Draft notable project successes for use in success stories and project publicity.
  • Communicate issues, successes, and problems immediately to the COP.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • At least ten 10 years of experience implementing organizational development, institutional strengthening, change management, and/or local capacity building is required and more experience is preferred.
  • Advanced degree in organizational development, business administration, public administration, international affairs, development studies, or other related field.
  • Experience with USAID Organizational Performance Index measurement tool (OPI) or its equivalent preferred.
  • Experience in public sector reform is desirable.
  • Experience in trade facilitation is desirable.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Preference for candidates designated as a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) or Human Performance Improvement (HPI), but not required.
  • Experience working on donor-funded activities preferred.
  • Business-level fluency in English (written and verbal) is required.
  • Fluency in French and Arabic (written and verbal), is required for Djibouti position.

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Regional Intergovernmental Organization Systems Strengthening Activity

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience7 – 10 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit

Position Summary:
This position will work collaboratively with the team to deliver high quality M&E support to USAID/Kenya and the East African regional mission.  In support of the goal and objectives of the project the M&E specialist will assist with data collection, aggregation, analysis, reporting, M&E training, assessments and evaluations across sectors to strengthen institutional governance.

**This position is contingent upon continued donor funding**

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure quality of all assessments, data, analytical reports, and evaluations, including the testing of the development hypothesis.
  • Assist Technical Teams to review and revise the intermediate results in their results frameworks, as necessary, for more effective implementation and monitoring.
  • Periodically review and discuss indicators and reporting with IPs and COTR/AOTRs, and help operationalize indicators by assisting USAID Technical Teams with definitions, data collection, and data analysis.
  • Provide technical assistance and training, as needed, for USAID, IP and GOK staff (to the extent they are involved in USG projects).
  • In collaboration with the project recruiter, assist in finding stellar short-term team members.
  • Assist in the capacity development of the national M&E staff.
  • Other duties, as assigned by the Chief of Party.

Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years of international experience in the analyses and assessments, participatory data collection methods and protocols, and data verification techniques.
  • At least seven years of demonstrated experience developing performance management plans, monitoring project implementation, and verifying data from large development projects
  • A graduate degree in the field of evaluation, international development or a related technical field.
  • Maintain experience in coaching organizations and project staff in capacity building for competency in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience working on donor-funded activities preferred.
  • Experience working with senior level government officials is required.
  • Experience working with African intergovernmental bodies is preferred.
  • Business-level fluency in English (written and verbal) is required.
  • Kenyan nationals preferred.

Chief of Party, Regional Intergovernmental Organization Systems Strengthening Activity

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationMBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience15 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit

Position Summary:
This position will provide technical and managerial oversight to all institutional strengthening activities in support of (RIGO). The ideal candidate is envisioned to have a solid track-record in leading projects related to international development. The candidate will be a development professional with at least 15 years of international development programming and management experience, with the ability to recruit and supervise short-term U.S., third country and local experts and strong experience in monitoring & evaluation, preferably of USAID projects. The Chief of Party will be MSI’s primary representative in the field and must be capable of representing MSI effectively to USAID, the Government of Kenya and other stakeholders. This position will be situated in Nairobi. Kenya.

**This position is contingent upon continued donor funding

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for day-to-day management and oversight of the economic growth and institutional strengthening activities.
  • Oversee performance analyses.
  • Provide overall leadership for the implementation of the project while ensuring compliance with USAID requirements and regulations and MSI policies and procedures.
  • Oversee fulfillment of all contract delivery requirements including reports.
  • Manage and supervise the work of project personnel and subcontractors to achieve project objectives and targets, and ensure timely implementation.
  • Oversee internal management of the project including budget, procurement and security serve as principal liaison with USAID, counterparts, and stakeholders.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 15 years of international experience.
  • Master’s degree in public administration, international relations, economics, business administration, law or a related field.
  • Substantial technical experience, working within public sector institutions is strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience as Chief of party, or equivalent for USAID projects is preferred.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, management, resourcefulness, and integrity.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal regulations and procedures is preferred.
  • English fluency required.
  • Experience working on donor-funded activities preferred.
  • Experience working with senior level government officials is required.

 

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