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Operations Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya - USAID

Seeking: Operations Specialist
Do you have Operations experience and interest working on a transition program?
Do you want to make a difference in Somalia? 

Would you like to join a dynamic team working on stabilization initiatives?

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 Operations Specialist to join our Nairobi based grants team.
Qualifications and Skills Sought:
  • University degree in international development, business or related fields, Master’s degree strongly preferred
Work Experience
  • At least ten (10) years of experience and at least four (4) years of experience working on donor-funded projects in a related role and with demonstrated supervisory experience
  • At least two (2) years of experience with grants or small grants under USAID contract programs (ideally OTI programs)
  • The ideal candidate will be familiar with USAID policies and procedures in regards to procurement processes, financial compliance, and be familiar with grants management
  • Previous experience working in rapid transition programs in insecure and/or politically volatile environments is a plus
  • Demonstrated expertise working on political transition, stabilization and/or peace building programs, particularly in Horn of Africa countries a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships
  • English fluency required. Somali language preferred.
  • Interest and availability to travel throughout Somalia.
Do you have the above qualifications and skills? 

Please send 

(1) a CV and Cover Letter 

(2) current position and salary history and 

(3) three professional references (Immediate supervisors preferred) to and copy CV with subject line: TIS/DAI- Operations Specialist. 

Closing Date: Thursday, March 11, 2015. 

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please indicate where you saw this advert.

DAI is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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