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Deputy Chief of Party Job in Nairobi, Kenya


About ICF International

If you want to work on the leading issues of the day, if you want your work to reflect your passion in life, if you truly want to make the world a better place, then you want to work at ICF International.

Whether ensuring efficient use of energy resources, protecting the environment for generations to come, supporting cancer and HIV/AIDS patients and returning veterans, keeping young people in school and educators informed, delivering results in emergency preparedness, or breaking ground in any number of today’s issues, ICF works in the topics that lead the news.

ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy, environment, and transportation; health, education, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets.

The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis
through implementation and improvement.

We have a passionate commitment to our work and to helping our clients achieve their objectives. We combine technical expertise with world-class analytics. We provide room for entrepreneurial thinking and grass-roots innovation to achieve compelling results for both our clients’ projects and our own company.

All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals the latitude they need to perform work that parallels their passions.

Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions.

More than 4,000 employees serve these clients worldwide.

ICF’s website is www.icfi.com.

Job Description:

ICF International is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) for MEASURE Evaluation and other monitoring and evaluation projects programs in Kenya.

Position requires at least 10 years or more of progressively responsible work in managing and implementing complex, activities and programs and in particular those involved with monitoring and evaluation. The DCoP will be responsible for program management, administration and operations.

This will include personnel management, performance management systems, financial management and timely completion of all program deliverables and a focus on achieving the results defined in the contract.

This individual will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments.

The DCoP will be a key member of ICF’s monitoring and evaluation team in Nairobi. Hiring for these positions is contingent upon funding from USAID.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate prior experience working in Kenya or East Africa. Relocation assistance could be available.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring effective program management and goal setting for the programs
  • Supervising project staff
  • Performing quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables
  • Performing contract management requirements, including reporting and administrative responsibilities
  • Coordinating and managing multiple subcontractors in an international setting
  • Monitoring work plans to ensure quality control and timely delivery of all deliverables.
Basic Qualifications:
  • 10+years relevant experience, including seven years in administering development assistance activities
  • Relevant advanced degree in business or financial administration, monitoring and evaluation, public policy, international development or related field at master’s level or above.
  • Experience managing international development assistance projects of similar scope and scale
Preferred Skills/Experience:
  • Experience on USAID projects highly desired.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of working in Kenya
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multi-disciplinary teams of professionals
  • Familiarity with USAID contracting and program management modalities.
Professional Skills:
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
To express interest, please visit our websites at www.icfi.com/careers/ and submit your application to position number 1200000154.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF International is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V

Note: Multiple applications not allowed. 

Application Deadline is 29th February 2012

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