Senior Devolution Policy Expert, Local Government and Decentralization Project
Kenya

Project / Proposal Summary:

 
MSI is looking for a Senior Devolution Policy Expert for an upcoming United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded decentralization program in Kenya. 
The project will assist in implementing a recently adopted devolution process.

Position Summary:
 
The Senior Devolution Policy Expert will provide technical support and guidance towards implementing Kenya’s decentralization process. She/he will report directly to the Chief of Party, and will assist him/her in making project activities align with goals of the USAID project and the Government of Kenya.

** Please Note: This is a local position.  Only Kenyan citizens are eligible to apply.**

Responsibilities:
  • Provide management and technical oversight to policy-related activities of the Project;
  • Recruitment and supervision of staff or consultants to work on technical policy issues or facilitation of dialogue around policy constraints or diffferences;
  • Coordination with relevant central government, county government and inter-governmental relations bodies and with donors
  • Coordinate with civil society groups working on policy reform.
Qualifications:
  • Experience designing, implementing, or advising on the current process of devolution;
  • Ability to work closely with government officials at national and county levels, civil society leaders, donors and other stakeholders;
  • Bachelors’ degree on a related field is required, a Masters is preferred;
  • Experience with USAID or other donor preferred;
  • Fluency in English is required.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. 
No phone calls, please.
 
For more information and to apply, please visit: www.msiworldwide.com/careers
Strategic Communications and Outreach Specialist, Local Government and Decentralization Project
Kenya

Project / Proposal Summary:
 
MSI is looking for a Strategic Communications and Outreach Specialist for an upcoming United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded decentralization program in Kenya. 
The project will assist in implementing a recently adopted decentralization process.

Position Summary:
 
The Strategic Communications and Outreach Specialist will be responsible for designing and implementing a strategic communications plan for the project including (but not limited to) handling reports, press releases, newsletters, and other marketing materials.

** Please Note: This is a local position.  Only Kenyan citizens are eligible to apply.**

Responsibilities:
  • Work with the Chief of Party to develop, implement and evaluate communication strategies and outreach efforts to increase awareness of Kenya’s devolution process and roles and responsibilities.
  • Develop activities with civil society and county government counterparts directed to raise public awareness through the production of information, communication, and educational materials.
  • Design and implement innovative communications materials, including use of ICT and mobile phone technology.
  • Responsible for project communications; work with the M&E officer to maintain and disseminate information about the work of the project, including activities, success stories, results, etc.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelors’ degree on a related field is required.
  • Experience designing communications and outreach strategies required.
  • Experience writing reports, press releases, newsletters, etc.
  • Experience working with local media and advocacy groups.
  • Knowledge of devolution issues preferred.
  • Experience with USAID preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
No phone calls, please.

For more information and to apply, please visit: www.msiworldwide.com/careers
Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist, Local Government and Decentralization Project
Kenya

Project / Proposal Summary:

 
MSI is looking for a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist for an upcoming United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded decentralization program in Kenya.
The project will assist in implementing a recently adopted decentralization process.

Position Summary: The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist will oversee the day-to-day implementation of the project’s M&E work. 
The position will be based in Nairobi with required travel to project locations throughout Kenya.

** Please Note: This is a local position.  Only Kenyan citizens are eligible to apply.**

Responsibilities:
  • Lead and manage the M&E team.
  • Provide technical leadership for the project M&E, including the development of baseline, mid- and final-term data collection, and development of a performance management plan.
  • Refine performance indicators and outputs, determine data collection methods and mechanisms to protect the quality of data, develop and oversee the maintenance of a database for project M&E.
  • Supervise data collection and any subcontractors (e.g., survey research firms) involved in data collection.
  • Assist with quarterly and annual performance reports and special assessments.
  • Help collect and maintain “success stories”.
  • Lead capacity development in monitoring and evaluation for CSO counterparts.
  • Contribute to the generation of knowledge and best practice sharing regarding the devolution process in Kenya and take part in periodic sessions to share best practices and learning.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelors’ degree in a related field is required; Master’s degree in a social science preferred.
  • Demonstrated experiencing managing the M&E components of large donor-funded projects in Kenya.
  • Experience with quantitative research a plus.
  • Experience with USAID M&E strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. 
No phone calls, please.

For more information and to apply, please visit: www.msiworldwide.com/careers
Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist, Local Government and Decentralization Project
Kenya

Project / Proposal Summary:

 
MSI is looking for a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist for an upcoming United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded decentralization program in Kenya.
The project will assist in implementing a recently adopted decentralization process.

Position Summary: The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist will oversee the day-to-day implementation of the project’s M&E work. 
The position will be based in Nairobi with required travel to project locations throughout Kenya.

** Please Note: This is a local position.  Only Kenyan citizens are eligible to apply.**

Responsibilities:
  • Lead and manage the M&E team.
  • Provide technical leadership for the project M&E, including the development of baseline, mid- and final-term data collection, and development of a performance management plan.
  • Refine performance indicators and outputs, determine data collection methods and mechanisms to protect the quality of data, develop and oversee the maintenance of a database for project M&E.
  • Supervise data collection and any subcontractors (e.g., survey research firms) involved in data collection.
  • Assist with quarterly and annual performance reports and special assessments.
  • Help collect and maintain “success stories”.
  • Lead capacity development in monitoring and evaluation for CSO counterparts.
  • Contribute to the generation of knowledge and best practice sharing regarding the devolution process in Kenya and take part in periodic sessions to share best practices and learning.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelors’ degree in a related field is required; Master’s degree in a social science preferred.
  • Demonstrated experiencing managing the M&E components of large donor-funded projects in Kenya.
  • Experience with quantitative research a plus.
  • Experience with USAID M&E strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. 
No phone calls, please.

For more information and to apply, please visit: www.msiworldwide.com/careers
Gender Advisor, Local Government and Decentralization Project
Kenya

Project / Proposal Summary:

 
MSI is looking for a Gender Advisor for an upcoming United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded decentralization program in Kenya. 
The project will assist the Government of Kenya and civil society in implementing a recently adopted decentralization process, which devolves significant functions to Kenya’s 47 counties.

Position Summary: The Gender Advisor will provide technical assistance and strategic support in ensuring the inclusions of gender concerns in devolution planning and implementation and in county level governance. 
S/he will work to encourage the participation of women in county decision making and service provision. 
S/he will be responsible for identifying gender gaps and guiding project staff in the proper integration of gender activities and concerns into project activities.

** Please Note: This is a local position.  Only Kenyan citizens are eligible to apply.**

Responsibilities:
  • Identify areas where gender issues are likely to arise and plan strategically to ensure gender inclusion in activity design, implementation, and monitoring/evaluation of programmatic activities;
  • Provide expertise, develop gender planning strategies, and design/guide gender-specific, gender equitable training curriculum that provide technical, functional, managerial and leadership training for women in relevant areas of local governance and for CSOs and county governments;
  • Develop and implement a project gender strategy that supports the inclusion of women in all aspects of local governance;
  • Identify and disseminate innovative practices related to gender awareness.
Qualifications:
  • 5 years of relevant, professional experience working on gender issues in Kenya;
  • Expertise in strategic gender planning, gender analysis, gender budgeting, preparing/conducting gender assessments, and gender mainstreaming;
  • Ability to develop and interpret gender-sensitive indicators;
  • Knowledge of best practices and lessons learned in designing and implementing gender approaches in specific sector work;
  • Bachelors’ degree on a related field is required;
  • Experience with civil society and governance structures at the county or local authority level preferred;
  • Experience with USAID preferred;
  • Fluency in English is required.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. 
No phone calls, please.

For more information and to apply, please visit: www.msiworldwide.com/careers
Finance and Administration Manager, Local Governance and Decentralization Project
Kenya

Project / Proposal Summary:
 
MSI is looking for a Finance and Administration Manager for an upcoming United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded decentralization program in Kenya. 
The project will assist in implementing a recently adopted decentralization process.

Position Summary:
 
MSI is seeking an experienced Finance and Administration Manager to work with the Chief of Party to ensure proper financial administration of the Local Governance and Decentralization Project. 
This will be a five-year position based in Nairobi.

** Please note only Kenyan citizens are eligible to apply. **

Responsibilities:
  • Manage all financial and administrative aspects of the project, including procurement, grants, sub-contracts, accounting, IT, logistics, human resources, transportation and administration;
  • Supervise a team of grants, procurement and administrative professionals;
  • Support the Chief of Party in budget planning and monitoring;
  • Maintain timely and accurate financial information;
  • Work closely with MSI partner and sub-contracting organizations;
  • Maintain responsibility for all financial reporting to MSI HQ and USAID, in coordination with the Chief of Party.
Qualifications:
  • Prior experience as Manager of Finance and Administration or equivalent role for a USAID-funded international development project;
  • Experience overseeing finance/admin on a multi-office/region project strongly preferred;
  • Experience overseeing HR, IT and other operations-related functions;
  • Degree in finance, accounting or a similar professional certification required;
  • Excellent managerial skills and the ability to hire, train and manage a large, national team;
  • Written and oral English fluency required.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

For more information and to apply, please visit: www.msiworldwide.com/careers

Citizen Participation Advisor, Local Governance and Decentralization Project
Kenya
Project / Proposal Summary:
 
MSI is looking for a Citizen Participation Advisor for an upcoming United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded devolution program focused on the new county level of government in Kenya.

Position Summary:
 
This full-time, multi-year position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with required in-country travel to target locations.
The selected Citizen Participation Advisor will report to the Chief of Party and be responsible for supervising the delivery of technical assistance and training in citizen participation to community members in the newly created county level governments.

* Kenyan candidates are encouraged to apply *

Responsibilities:
  • Assist with start-up and initial work planning;
  • Supervise and assist with technical implementation as capable;
  • Build capacity of project staff to more efficiently carry out their work;
  • Develop appropriate training materials as needed
Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of experience in a leadership role, on donor-funded activities in Kenya is desired. USAID experience is a plus;
  • Knowledge of Kenyan citizen participation practices in one or more of the following areas: citizen participation in local government; community engagement; participatory planning; social auditing;
  • Proven ability to manage a diverse staff in multiple locations and foster teamwork;
  • Advanced degree in international development, public administration, economics, political science or another relevant field preferred;
  • Ability to travel within Kenya;
  • Must be fluent in English.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. 
No phone calls, please.

For more information and to apply, please visit: www.msiworldwide.com/careers

County Government Capacity Building Advisor, Local Governance and Decentralization Project
Kenya

Project / Proposal Summary:

 
MSI is looking for a County Government Capacity Building Advisor for an upcoming United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded decentralization program in Kenya. 
The project will assist in implementing a recently adopted decentralization process.

Position Summary:
 
The County Government Capacity Building Advisor is a multi-year, executive-level position that will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with required in-country travel to target locations. 
The selected individual will be responsible for providing technical expertise in planning and implementing programming to support devolution and fostering accountability and good governance at the county level.  
Support to central level institutions promoting devolution or with a role in devolution may be required.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical input on the design and implementation of local government capacity building;
  • Supervise delivery of technical assistance by consultants and sub-contractors of capacity building to local governments.
Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of experience as Local Governance Advisor, or equivalent leadership role, on donor-funded activities in Kenya is desired;
  • USAID experience is a plus;
  • Ability to lead teams, mentor staff and counterparts, and build capacity;
  • Technical knowledge of local governance in one or more of the following areas:
  1. Local government systems development:  public financial management, human resources management, development of by laws and policies, etc
  2. Devolved service delivery (e.g., health, water, general services like lighting and trash  collection, agriculture, transport)
  3. Elected official capacity development
  4. Revenue generation and taxation
  5. Community engagement
  6. Policy reform related to decentralization
  7. Participatory planning and budgeting
  8. Public administration in Kenya
  9. Kenya’s new system of devolved government
  • Ability to travel within Kenya;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Advanced degree in international development, public administration, economics, political science or another relevant field preferred;
  • Kenyan candidates are encouraged to apply.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. 
No phone calls, please.

For more information and to apply, please visit: www.msiworldwide.com/careers
Civil Society Advisor, Local Governance and Decentralization
Kenya
 
Project / Proposal Summary:
 
MSI is looking for a Civil Society Advisor for an upcoming United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded decentralization program in Kenya. 
The project will assist in implementing a recently adopted decentralization process.

Position Summary:
 
The Civil Society Advisor is a multi-year, executive-level position that will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with required in-country travel to target locations.
The selected individual will be responsible for providing technical expertise in increasing civil society participation in county and local governance and fostering greater accountability and transparency at the local government level. 

Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical input on the design and implementation of civil society capacity building;
  • Supervise delivery of technical assistance by consultants and sub-contractors of capacity building to civil society and community based organizations;
  • Strengthen the capacity of the capacity providers;
  • Organize and provide training and technical assistance to civil society grantees and partners as required.
Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of experience as Civil Society Advisor, or equivalent leadership role, on donor-funded activities in Kenya is desired;
  • Ability to lead teams, mentor staff and counterparts, and build capacity;
  • Technical knowledge of local governance in one or more of the following areas:
  1. Civil society capacity building
  2. Community engagement
  3. Participatory planning and budgeting
  • USAID experience is a plus;
  • Ability to travel within Kenya;
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Advanced degree in international development, public administration, economics, political science or another relevant field preferred;
  • Kenyan candidates are encouraged to apply.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. 
No phone calls, please.

For more information and to apply, please visit: www.msiworldwide.com/careers

 Deputy Chief of Party, Devolution and Local Government
Kenya

Project / Proposal Summary:
 
MSI is looking for a Deputy Chief of Party for an upcoming United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded devolution program focused on the new county level of government in Kenya.

Position Summary:
 
This full-time, multi-year position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with required in-country travel to target locations. 
The selected Deputy Chief of Party will report to the Chief of Party and be responsible for management of a diverse project team and ensuring that administrative and financial procedures comply with USAID, Government of Kenya, and MSI requirements.

* Kenyan candidates are encouraged to apply *

Responsibilities:
  • Management and oversight of project finance and administration in compliance with USAID and MSI requirements;
  • Ensure appropriate design, monitoring, implementation, and reporting of grantees’, subcontractors’, and short term consultants’ activities;
  • Assist with start-up and initial work planning;
  • Review work plans, monthly and quarterly status and annual reports, financial reports, and deliverables;
  • Assist with technical implementation as needed;
  • Build capacity of local staff to more effectively carry out their work;
  • Serve as acting Chief of Party as necessary and in that role represent the project before USAID and Government of Kenya stakeholders.
Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in international development, public administration, economics, political science or another relevant field preferred;
  • 5+ years of experience overseeing grants and finances on relevant USAID-funded field projects;
  • 5+ years of experience in a leadership role on donor-funded activities in Kenya is desired;
  • Proven ability to manage a diverse staff in multiple locations and foster teamwork;
  • Knowledge of Kenyan devolution;
  • Experience with public administration, elected official, and/or civil society capacity building; community engagement; policy reform related to devolution; public financial management; participatory planning; public/private sector partnerships;
  • Ability to travel within Kenya;
  • Must be fluent in English.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. 
No phone calls, please.

For more information and to apply, please visit: www.msiworldwide.com/careers

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