County Manager Job in Kenya

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County Manager Job in Kenya

County Manager

The Project:
 Funded by the UK Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), the anticipated Building Resilience against Violent Extremism (BRAVE) programme in Kenya will work with communities, national and sub-national government representatives and international donors to counter violence extremism in the Kenya-Somalia border areas, including Garissa, Lamu, Madera and Wajir counties. The Programme will:  

  • Lead research and analysis to understand dynamics and structures to shape effective policy and programming. 
  • Strengthen formal and informal mechanisms in locations along the Kenya-Somalia border, which enhance resilience and counter the ability of violent groups that capitalise on division and grievance. 
  • Through small grants and technical assistance supporting shared government-community projects, address grievances and mitigate against drivers of instability and extremism 

***Please be advised that this role is contingent on award***  

Role Description and Key Responsibilities

The County Manager represents BRAVE at the county level leading all activities across civil society, local government, donors, and other coordinating bodies in the designated/selected communities within the county. They are responsible for identifying priorities within communities, stakeholder engagement with local government, community participation in country engagement forums and other dialogue platforms, contributing to the learning agenda, and supporting grantees in fulfilling activities within their respective workplans. In close collaboration with the Team Lead, Stabli s ation Advisor/Deputy  Team  Lead , grants team, the program manager is responsible for making key decisions and solving programmatic problems in short periods of time for their respective location. They are responsible for reporting on program progress and quality of performance, grant activity design, sub-award activity compliance and evaluation.  The County Managers will sit within one of the following locations: Garissa, Lamu, Madera and Wajir Counties.

  • Serves as the focal person for the specific geographic area and leads the design, development, and implementation of Output 2 and 3 activities, community mobilization/dialogue efforts in formal and informal mechanism, and small grants awards   
  • Establish relationships and liaise with local authorities, community members, and delivery network; manage localized community engagement relevant for successful delivery  
  • Advise on evolving local political, legal and economic situation and share feedback on how to continuously adapt activities to ensure their relevance and efficacy.   
  • Ensure effective liaison between project staff and grant recipients; provide project grant recipients with technical advice and assistance as needed in areas such as financial management, procurement requirements, and implementation planning   

Experience, Skills and Qualifications  

  • Strong leadership, organisational and project management skills 
  • Extensive experience working with government officials and/or community-led organisations in Kenya or similar contexts. 
  • Technical expertise in local governance and institutional capacity building, and demonstrated leadership skills necessary to develop, articulate and carry out a vision for the Programme. 
  • A degree or relevant professional experience in local governance, international relations, conflict/post-conflict studies, peace-building or similar. 
  • Culturally sensitive and aware of East African countries, customs and ways of working. 
  • Fluent written and spoken English required, Swahili or other local languages would be advantageous.

How to Apply

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