Abt Associates, a global leader in implementing technical assistance programs and research in the fields of economic growth, agriculture, trade, social and environmental policy, and climate change, seeks highly qualified candidates for the anticipated USAID Cross-border Resilience Program (CBR) in East Afria under the Regional Integration and Stronger Economices (RISE) IDIQ, which seeks to increase resilience, strengthen livelihood systems, and expand markets in the Moyale, Karamoja, and Moderna regions.
The project will be structured to strengthen regional systems and institutions that increase flow of affordable and safe food, leading to transformation that improves short and long term capacity to respond to shocks and stresses.
The program’s activities are expected to build systems-level resilience to drought; contribute to reducing humanitarian needs; and build the capacity of governments in the region to prepare for, respond to, and recover from shocks and stresses, both natural and man-made.
All positions will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, with some potential for travel to corresponding regions, and are contingent upon project award to Abt Associates.
Chief of Party (COP)
The COP’s primary responsibilities are aimed at providing overall leadership and technical direction of the entire project activity, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined in the project’s scope of work.
The COP will provide overall management, liaise with USAID and other key governmental and non-governmental organizations, supervise progress, and provide expertise across broad technical areas.
Candidates must have a Master’s degree with at least 15 years of senior-level international project management experience in designing, implementing and managing large, complex resilience, food security, livelihoods, and/or community engagement programs in developing countries.
Experience working in Kenya required and experience in Uganda, Ethiopia, and/or Somalia encouraged.
How to Apply
Interested candidates may send a CV and cover letter to Eastafricajobs@abtassoc.com.
Please include the position title and “East Africa Cross-border Resilience” in the subject line of the email.
One email per position application. Deadline for applications is February 28, 2021.
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply, though others will be accepted.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.
Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.