Project: Safeguarding Democratic Space in Kenya (SADES-K)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya.
FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions. We seek qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party based in the Nairobi, Kenya office to lead the SCS Global activity. Safeguarding Democratic Space in Kenya (SADES-K).
The new activity, Safeguarding Democratic Space in Kenya (SADES-K) will be implemented from 2018 to 2021. The overall goal of SADES-K is to enhance Kenya’s ability to hold a national conversation on reforms and national cohesion, and to safeguard democratic gains, including protecting civic space, respect for human rights and observance of rule of law.
The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for providing overall vision, leadership and guidance of the project. The COP will be the project’s senior supervisor in Kenya and will oversee all aspects of program performance, both technical and managerial. Under the supervision of the Home Office, the COP will serve as the project’s principal contact point for USAID, and will also be the project’s main contact for political stakeholders and civil society. The COP will supervise the recruitment, hiring, and supervision of all local staff and consultants. S/he will have overall responsibility in the areas of operations, administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.
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