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Democracy International
 
Kenya Deputy Chief of Party

Democracy International, Inc. (DI) seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for a USAID-funded Kenya Electoral Assistance Program (KEAP). 

Through KEAP, DI will work to promote credible political processes in Kenya through the following four components: 

1) support of key institutions, voter registration and education, and election coordination; 

2) promotion of women and youth participation and inclusion; 


3) domestic and international observation; and 

4) dialogue, consensus building, and conflict early-warning/early response. 

The DCOP is to provide top-level oversight of all program support functions including, but not limited to, administration, procurement, human resources, financial management, and regulatory compliance.
 
The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Responsibilities:

The Deputy Chief of Party’s major responsibilities are as follows:
  • Provide guidance and coordinate support to the civic engagement programmatic team, and sub-awardees, including identifying and promoting clear communications on issues of programmatic and budget management activities, compliance, monitoring and evaluation, and documentation;
  • As necessary, oversee the administration of grants made under the civic engagement component of KEAP;
  • Supervise technical staff to ensure effective implementation of administrative and financial procedures compliant with DI and USAID policies;
  • In coordination with the COP and Operations and Finance & Administration teams, oversee the development and implementation of financial tracking systems and coordinate and monitor project budgets to ensure all expenditures are in compliance with DI and donor regulations and within the scope of the program’s long-term budget;
  • Ensure that timely cash flow analyses and projections are provided and accurate for internal management purposes and to the donor, as needed;
  • Review and oversee administrative, procurement, and financial management procedures and recommend improvements as needed;
  • Directly supervise the civic engagement team, administrative, operations, procurement, human resources, and financial staff, both expatriate and Kenyan;
  • Oversee staff capacity-building across the program and provide evaluation and workforce management to ensure their continued growth;
  • Represent DI externally at meetings, workshops, and other events;
  • Develop regular reports and ongoing activity monitoring consistent with the requirements of DI’s cooperative agreement with USAID and with internal reporting requirements; and
  • Act as a key consortium liaison with the Government of the Republic of Kenya (GoK) and USAID offices in Kenya and Washington, DC in the areas of oversight, reporting, and compliance.
Qualifications:

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:
  • Advanced University degree in international development, political science, management or other relevant field;
  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience implementing democracy and governance programming, with significant experience in elections and political processes, civic engagement/civil society, governance, or institutional development, in a developing country context, of which two (2) years must be experience in a management role;
  • Experience in fragile or post-conflict states, preferably in Kenya/East Africa;
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop solid working relationships with senior government officials, local governments, non-governmental institutions, and coordination with other donors;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required;
  • Demonstrated record of success in politically sensitive environments; and
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
About DI: Democracy International, Inc. (DI) provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. 

Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 70 countries. 

DI is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply:

CLICK HERE
 to apply online
 

Kenya Electoral Management Specialist

Democracy International, Inc. (DI) seeks an Electoral Management Specialist (EMS) for a USAID-funded Kenya Electoral Assistance Program (KEAP). 

With KEAP, DI will provide technical assistance and support for the preparation and conduct of Kenya’s 2017 election through the following four components: 

1) support of key institutions, voter registration and education, and election coordination; 


2) promotion of women and youth participation and inclusion; 

3) domestic and international observation; and 

4) dialogue, consensus building, and conflict early-warning/early response. 

The EMS is to support the Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and other key institutions.

The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Responsibilities:

The EMS’s major responsibilities are as follows:
  • Provide expert knowledge on election administration and develop a working relationship with the IEBC and international organizations providing assistance to the commission;
  • Consult with and advise the IEBC Secretariat on legal framework development and electoral policy reform;
  • Observe the work of the IEBC and provide technical input to DI’s assessment of the commission’s performance in administering the electoral process;
  • Meet with and build relationships with pertinent electoral stakeholders in order to further the mission’s understanding of the laws and regulations that govern Kenyan elections;
  • Provide ongoing analysis of the technical and administrative issues related to Kenya’s elections and governance systems;
  • Prepare reports and briefing materials for other members of DI’s core team, USAID, and other observer groups; and
  • Oversee procurement of technology and supplies as necessary for all election-related program activities
Qualifications:

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:
  • Advanced University degree in international development, political science, management or other relevant field;
  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience implementing democracy and governance programming, with significant experience in elections and political processes, coordinating with and supporting election management bodies;
  • Experience in fragile or post-conflict states, preferably in Kenya/East Africa;
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop solid working relationships with senior government officials, local governments, non-governmental institutions, and coordination with other donors;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required;
  • Demonstrated record of success in politically sensitive environments; and
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
About DI: Democracy International, Inc. (DI) provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. 

Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 70 countries. 

DI is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply:

CLICK HERE
 to apply online

We will only contact those candidates who best meet our needs. 

No phone calls or additional emails please. 


Please note that DI’s recruitment for this position is contingent upon award.

 Closing date: 10 Jan 2016

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