Chemonics Chief of Party, and Long and Short-Term Specialists Jobs in Kenya

Chemonics International Inc., a U.S.-based international development consulting firm, seeks experienced, senior level specialists for an anticipated five-year, USAID-funded project to strengthen the enabling environment for decentralization and improve sub-national government capacity and performance in Kenya. 
We seek candidates with prior experience in one or more of the following fields: civil society and legislative strengthening, civic education, administrative, fiscal and political decentralization, and strengthening public financial management systems. 
Individuals shall possess a demonstrated track record of sub-national government strengthening, reform, and support with evidence of responsible managerial experience implementing complex donor-funded projects with multiple activities and objectives. 
We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Chief of Party

Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the project’s key liaison with USAID, government counterparts, academic institutions and local partners; collaboratively create and implement a strategic, long-term programmatic vision
  • Clearly link project policy and technical support at the national and sub-national levels in selected landscapes
  • Manage and supervise project personnel and subcontractors in compliance with USAID rules and regulations
  • Overs ee project work planning, performance management, and strategic communications
  • Link with and build upon bilateral and regional projects that complement project goals
Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in government, law, political science, public policy, public administration, or international development
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive senior-level experience working on/with donor-funded governance projects, chief of party experience on a USAID project preferred
  • Experience collaborating with range of government officials, international donors, and local community stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Experience in Kenya and East Africa preferred
  • Fluency in English required; Kiswahili preferred
Long and Short-Term Specialists

Chemonics seeks senior technical specialists in the following fields:
  • Local Governance; Decentralization and institution building
  • Public administration reform and public service capacity building
  • Public financial management systems, planning, and budgeting
  • Transparency, accountability, service delivery performance, and oversight
  • Civil society strengthening and community stabilization
  • Legislative strengthening
  • Civic education
  • Local economic development and business enabling environments
  • Information systems management
  • Rule of law
Qualifications:
  • Minimum 10 years experience, 5 years in a management role
  • Past experience working on USAID or other donor-funded governance projects a plus
  • Advanced degree in government, law, political science, public policy, public administration, or international development
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Experience in Kenya and East Africa preferred
  • Fluency in English required; Kiswahili preferred
Application Instructions
Please submit CV (including references), cover letter, and contact information to KenyaDevolutionChemonics@gmail.com by November 16, 2012, indicating the position to which you are applying in the subject line. 
No telephone inquiries, please. 
Finalists will be contacted. 
More information about Chemonics International can be found at www.chemonics.com.


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