Chief of Party Job in Nairobi – Local Partner Service Delivery Activity

St. John’s Community Centre | Global Communities

Job Vacancy: Chief of Party – Local Partner Service Delivery Activity (LPSDA) – OVC Activities

The goal of St. John’s Community Centre (SJCC) is to empower communities by effectively addressing root causes of poverty and injustices for the attainment of sustainable livelihoods.

SJCC is working in partnership with Global Communities with the goal to create long-lasting, positive, and community-led change and build the capacity of communities and local organizations to direct the development of lives and livelihoods.

SJCC is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) in anticipation of the USAID-funded Local Partner Service Delivery Activity (LPSDA)-OVC Activities in Kenya.

The primary goal of the program will be to improve quality and increase the use of locally-led social services at the county level for OVC and adolescents.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya


The Chief of Party (COP) will provide and maintain program vision, oversight, strategic leadership, and guidance for the SJCC LPSDA program in collaboration with Global Communities and other program partners.

The COP will be responsible to organize and coordinate program activities and be accountable for delivering program results.

Qualifications and Experience

The COP should have the following professional skills and qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in public administration, public health, or related field suitable for program administrative duties.
  • A minimum of ten years of experience in managing U.S. government or other donor-funded multi-partner programs with demonstrated experience in team supervision and management, activity planning, performance management, capacity building activities, and development and tailoring to partner program needs.
  • Additional skills for preferred candidates will include experience and participation in continuous program quality improvement, problem-solving, and innovative results-driven management systems development to deliver program results and donor reporting.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in administering HIV/AIDS and OVC programs in Eastern Africa, with a preference for Kenya experience.
  • Experience in developing and mentoring professional relationships with in-country stakeholders, including local and national government, non-governmental partners, and private sector partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish professional relationships and to work collaboratively with host government agencies, donors, civil society, and community-based organizations (CBO).
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to develop and communicate a common vision to diverse partners and foster collaboration across a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English with proficiency in Swahili preferred.

The COP should have the following personal skills and qualifications:

  • Ethical conduct according to recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics.
  • Team mentor, capacity-builder, and problem-solver.
  • Self-starter and self-motivated, hardworking, creative, passionate for quality of work
  • Resourceful, innovative, results-oriented.
  • Willing to travel to program sites throughout the area served to support the program.

To Apply:

Send email with the following documents attached to: Sarah Karanja,

1. Cover letter that explains why you think you are well-qualified for the job

2. Resume or CV showing the necessary qualifications, skills, and expertise

3. Three professional references (including email and phone numbers) for current/past work

Note: It is important for candidates to follow these instructions to be considered for the position!

Applications must be received in the mail by 5pm on Wednesday 10th June 2020.

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Updated: May 26, 2020 — 6:07 pm