Department Marketing Statement
RTI’s Governance and Economic Development Division pursues innovative approaches and builds on best practices to create the foundation for and to promote democratic governance and economic development. Working alongside global partners, public institutions, the private sector, and civil society, we help build more effective, accountable, and responsive institutions and policies at the national, regional, and local levels of government. We believe an integrated approach using cross-sectoral strategies—incorporating service delivery and the social sectors, such as health and education—achieve the best results. Our clients include U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.K.’s Department for International Development (DFID), World Bank, and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).Job Description
RTI’s Governance and Economic Development (GED) Division is seeking qualified professionals for a five-year USAID-funded activity to enhance employability of Kenyan youth. All positions are contingent upon award and funding. To apply for any listed opening, qualified candidates should submit theirresume and cover letter stating position of interest, no later than August 21. Candidates are sought for the following openings:
Senior Subcontracts/Subgrants Specialist will plan and provide direction for all subcontract/subgrants activities and be responsible for overseeing compliance for related deliverables. Qualifications include: A Bachelor’s degree in business, education, youth and workforce development with at least five years of experience managing grants programs. Relevant experience must be in planning and managing grants projects in Sub-Saharan African countries. Demonstrated capacity to design a grants program and accompanying grants manual. Demonstrated, strong writing and oral presentation skills in English is required; the same skills in Kiswahili are desirable.
Senior Technical Advisor (STA) will provide leadership, management and technical assistance to the project. The STA will effectively leverage partnerships and existing relationships with state holders and program beneficiaries. Qualifications include: Master’s degree or higher in one of the proposed sectoral or vocational education fields and at least ten years of relevant experience. Relevant experience must be in leading organizational change and managing vocational training related to the field of expertise. Experience relevant to accomplishment of the cross-cutting objectives in the contract, including women, youth, cultural change, and sustainable partnerships with local and international organizations (both public and private). Demonstrated, strong writing and oral presentation skills in English are required; the same skills in Kiswahili are highly desirable .
Senior Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will help facilitate the development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (PMEP) for the project and will provide technical leadership for all M&E activities. Qualifications include: Master’s degree or higher in one of the proposed sectoral or vocational education fields and at least ten years of relevant experience. Relevant experience must be in monitoring and evaluation in projects related to youth and vocational training. Experience relevant to M&E accomplishment of the cross-cutting objectives in the contract, including women, youth and cultural change. Demonstrated, strong writing and oral presentation skills in English are required; the same skills in Kiswahili are highly desirable .
Local country national highly encouraged to apply. Compensation and benefits will be determined according to local Kenyan structure. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. RTI International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.
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We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here .
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