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Deputy Chief of Party Job in Nairobi Kenya

Deputy Chief of Party,

Nairobi, Kenya

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.

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

Job Description:

ICF International seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) – Operations for MEASURE Evaluation and other projects in Kenya. The DCoP will work closely with the Chief of Party and be responsible for program management, administration and operations.

This will include staff management, project performance management, local procurement systems, record maintenance, financial management and program schedules.

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 team in Nairobi.

Hiring for this position is contingent upon funding from USAID.

We will be able to offer relocation assistance to Kenya if required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years relevant experience, including seven years in administering development assistance activities
  • Experience managing international development assistance projects of similar scope and scale
  • 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
  • Advanced degree in business or financial administration, monitoring and evaluation, public policy, international development or related field at master’s level or above.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate prior experience working in Kenya or East Africa.
Preferred Skills/Experience:
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation international development assistance programs
  • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of working in Kenya
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multi-disciplinary teams of professionals
  • Strong understanding of USAID policies and procedures: financial management and reporting, procurement processes (including AIDAR, CFR 226, CFR 228, ADS).
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
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

For more information or to apply, please visit our website at and reference position number 1200000653.

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: Application deadline is 30th April,2012

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