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Senior Field Coordinator Job in Kenya - USAID

Vacancy: Senior Field Coordinator
Do you want to make a difference in Somalia?
Do you enjoy travel and adventure?
If you answered yes and would like to join a dynamic team working on stabilization initiatives in Somalia please read on.

USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) Program: The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia. 

The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to promote stability and community cohesion, and to strengthen citizens’ relationships with government officials. 

TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals. 
The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Senior Field Coordinator (SFC) . 

As our Senior Field Coordinator, you will work closely with USAID, DAI’s program team (particularly the Chief of Party, director of program, Senior Grants Manager, and Project Advisors), Somali government officials, and community leaders to identify program activities that support the above noted program objectives. 

The work of the SFC requires detailed knowledge of Somali social-political context, highly developed collaboration and networking skills and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. 

Qualifications and skills sought:     
  • Bachelor degree in Political Science, International Relations, International Development or appropriate field preferred. Masters’ or other post-graduate degree will be an advantage.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible professional experience are required.
  • Three to five years of experience working with USAID or an international donor is preferred.  
  • Experience in program development; monitoring and evaluation; reporting; budgeting; highly sought.
  • Previous experience working in Somalia particularly South Central Somalia required.
  • In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties and work irregular hours under unpredictable conditions.
  • Demonstrated expertise working in Somalia on socio-political and cultural issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships essential.
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills. 
  • English and Somali language fluency required.
  • Travel to wide range of locations in the area of operations required.
Do you have the above qualifications and skills? 

Please send 

(1) a CV 

(2) three professional references 

to and copy 

Closing date: Friday, 22 August 2014. 

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please put the subject for the position you are applying for.

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