ACDI / VOCA

Job Announcement

Overview: Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy.

Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.

Program Managers – Karamoja, Moyale, Mandera

ACDI / VOCA is promptly seeking Program Managers for an anticipated Cross-Border Community Resilience Activity funded by USAID. The Cross-Border Community Resilience Activity is a five-year initiative under the Regional Integration and Stronger Economies (RISE) IDIQ that will make important contributions to the peacebuilding and social cohesion objectives of USAID/Kenya and East Africa.

The purpose of the activity is to enhance resilience in the cross-border clusters of Karamoja, Moyale, and Mandera, thereby reducing the need for humanitarian assistance. The activity will work strategically and collaboratively with district- and county-level governments, civil society organizations, and private sector entities to build local capacity for addressing conflict, improving livelihoods, and reducing the risk of shocks.

The identification of grantees will be informed by a rigorous assessment process, and sequencing and coordinating interventions with ongoing programs in the region will be key in maximizing impact.

Responsibilities

  • Support Deputy Chief of Party-Programs (DCOP-P) in providing leadership for the satellite office. Coordinate with DCOP-P to ensure harmonization of interventions across all satellite offices and with the broader objectives of the activity
  • Oversee all aspects of program implementation processes of the satellite office, including but not limited to technical, administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, finance, and risk management
  • Coordinate the identification of suitable local partners, whose capacity and commitment will be built to absorb the activity’s related functions during the Life of Project. Participate in assessments of these partners as potential partners
  • Ensure all relevant parties implement interventions as per the activity’s design, objectives, workplans as well as the technical specifications for each grant activity. Identify technical assistance and resources needs for grantees
  • Monitor ongoing grants, which may include gathering grant-related information as requested by staff in Nairobi, writing updates and brief reports on grant progress and impact, and attending events and coordination meetings related to grant activities.
  • Conduct meetings with media, government representatives, and local civil society organizations, and to learn about their plans, activities, and grants
  • Report on relevant community, donor assistance, or regional meetings and the local political and civic environment.
  • Work collaboratively with the activity’s senior leadership, grantees, and partners to mainstream gender and social inclusion in the design and implementation of interventions
  • Support overall county-level knowledge management processes and contribute to communications and outreach material to showcase activity results
  • Supervise satellite office staff in performing and managing day-to-day responsibilities
  • Ensure appropriate security procedures and duty of care are followed by satellite office staff and provide security updates to Nairobi-based staff.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the COP or DCOP.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in peace and conflict, international development, or other relevant field is required. An advanced degree in a similar field is desired.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of professional experience in project design and management, preferably with respect to peacebuilding, stability and transition, or social cohesion, is required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of directly supervising staff is required.
  • Knowledge of best practices in inclusive livelihoods and/or natural resources management is highly desired.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to prioritize multiple work assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment, to meet deadlines, and to exercise good, professional judgment that communicates the established message of the program.
  • Ability to forge strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders, including district/county government officials and representatives from non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, the private sector, and donor institutions is required.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Ability to travel within the requisite cluster is required.

How to Apply

Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs or email your CV to kenyalmsexperts@joinav.org.

The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted.

ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer.

Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

ACDI/VOCA will never request payment or charge a fee to apply for any position.