NGO Regional Coordinators Jobs in Kenya

With funding from the United States Government under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the State University of New York, Center for International Development (SUNY/CID) is implementing the AHADI (Agile and Harmonized Assistance for Devolved Institutions) Project which will make it possible for Kenya’s devolution process to uphold its promise. 

AHADI, which means “promise” in Kiswahili, will strengthen the governance systems of Counties, making them more competent, transparent, accountable and inclusive in their governance and service delivery by pursuing the following objectives:
  1. Targeted counties to provide higher quality services through improved governance
  2. Improved representation of citizen interests and oversight of targeted County government performance
  3. Functionality and effectiveness of the devolved system increased through improved intra-government engagement and cooperation
The AHADI project is currently seeking to recruit four (4) skilled, talented and highly motivated individuals for the position of Regional Coordinator to join our team under the following cluster areas: 

Position Title:
 Regional Coordinators
(4 Positions) 

Location and Cluster Coverage
  1. Mombasa:- Lamu, Mombasa and Garissa
  2. Meru:- Meru, Tharaka Nithi and Isiolo
  3. Nyamira:- Bomet, Nyamira and Kisii
  4. Kakamega:- Kakamega, Siaya, Nandi ,Vihiga and Transzoia
Position’s requirements: Working closely with the AHADI technical team (Programs, grants team and partners) to identify and coordinate program activities in the assigned regions, the Regional Coordinator(s) must possess detailed knowledge of County government operations, and have highly developed collaboration and networking skills and the exercise of discretion, judgment, integrity and personal responsibility so as to: 
  • Serve as day-to-day representative of the AHADI project in the counties of operation
  • Coordinate with the Nairobi project team, work with grantees in assigned regions to develop work plans during proposal development and activity implementation
  • Participate in the baseline surveys
  • Facilitate planning sessions with the partners in the assigned regions and coordinate grant signing ceremonies
  • Coordinate and support the proposal development process
  • Assist and participate in identification of potential consultants for grantees support
  • Provide rolling context, district, and any other necessary assessments and analyses for project implementation
  • Monitor, evaluate and document grant implementation and impact through trip reports
  • Document lessons learned, and develop snapshots
  • Contribute to weekly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with key project stakeholders representing government, civil society and the private sector
  • Represent AHADI at donor and NGO coordination meetings and workshops within the region
  • Advise the AHADI program on strategy and possible program activities, particularly in new areas of intervention
  • Collaborate with the AHADI Grants, Procurement, IT, Finance, and field program teams regarding ongoing programmatic and operational modalities
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Programs and Chief of Party
Skills and Qualifications
  • University degree in Political Science, International Relations, International Development or appropriate field.  Masters’ or other post-graduate degree preferred
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience
  • 3-5 years of experience working with USAID or an international donor is preferred
  • Experience in program development, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and budgeting
  • In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties, and work irregular hours under challenging conditions.
If you possess the skills and qualifications as contained in the position description, kindly submit 

(i) a cover letter indicating your current salary 

(ii) your most recent CV and 

(iii) three work related referees 


to reach us on or before Friday, June 19, 2015. 

The Email subject line MUST be the position title you are applying for.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

SUNY-AHADI is an equal opportunities employer.