Mercy Corps Contract Director Job in Kenya

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Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps is implementing a multi-year, conflict prevention and stability program funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF).

This program will engage local and national government, local civil society organizations and communities to mitigate conflict and instability in East Africa through support to policy initiatives, community engagement, and support to national civil society organizations.

The program will work in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Uganda, through strategies adapted to the context and opportunities in each country to advance research, legislation and field implementation of program activities.

Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following position in the Finance Department:

Contract Director

General Position Summary: The Contract Director will provide overall leadership and oversight for the finance, procurement, travel/logistics, and human resources team under the CREATE program. S/he will empower the operations and finance team while providing quality control to ensure robust, flexible, and adaptive operations to support program activities.

The Contract Director must be fluent in compliance matters and help the senior management team ensure the contract is implemented in accordance with contractual requirements, Mercy Corps policies, CSSF regulations, and local laws, across 5 countries.

S/he will be responsible for ensuring that staff are familiar with policies and procedures related to finance, procurement, human resources, and take the lead in overseeing the management of the facilities and property related to the CREATE program.

S/he will work closely with the Deputy Team Lead who oversees technical programs while reporting to the Team Lead.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics or other relevant field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • CPA(K) qualification is required.
  • Minimum of twelve (12) years’ experience implementing donor-funded development projects, to include Project Administration, Operations and Procurement.
  • Minimum of ten years of supervisory experience and proven ability to manage teams of professionals to produce key results.
  • Detailed knowledge of donor rules and regulations, preferably with experience implementing a UK government-funded contract.
  • Demonstrated record of results-driven project management and an ability to creatively solve complex organisational issues and foster ownership within teams.
  • Strong writing skills and experience in developing budgets, reports and work plans.

For the detailed position description and application procedure please visit the following link:

Applications should be submitted on or before 23rd February, 2020 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We do not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

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Updated: February 11, 2020 — 10:27 am