Deputy Chief of Party, USAID Kenya Countering Violent Extremism

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 21 May 2020

Job Description

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About the Position

Dexis is seeking an experienced Deputy Chief of Party for the upcoming USAID/Kenya Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) project. The program empowers communities and government institutions to take the lead in CVE. The project will build CVE knowledge and skills among at-risk populations and empowers local, sustainable CVE networks to take action to address violent extremism.

This is a full-time position supporting an anticipated five-year project based in Nairobi, Kenya. This position is contingent upon award.

  • Provide day-to-day program leadership and direction in execution of the program strategy, approach, activities, and operations.
  • Oversee and guide research and analysis of countering violent extremism to inform programming.
  • Coordinate closely with MEL counterparts to ensure evaluation and learning feeds into ongoing program design.
  • Manage programs and operations staff, partners, and consultants to execute project activities, achieve project objectives and expected results, and ensure compliance with USG and Government of Kenya regulations.
  • Support Chief of Party to establish a platform of stakeholders and coordinate activities across private, public, and civic sectors working on the issue of CVE.
  • In Chief of Party’s absence, manage relations with USAID and other key stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned on an ad hoc basis by the Chief of Party.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in peace studies, conflict resolution, international development, international law, counterterrorism, criminal justice, sociology, or related field.Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant, progressively responsible management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and a proven track record of implementing and/or managing small grants focused on transitional governance, conflict, and mitigation activities.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in managing USAID or other bilaterally funded projects in the region and dealing with a similar subject manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills with demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively with a wide range of staff and stakeholders.
  • A combination of technical familiarity and management skills that span the subject areas covered by the program (i.e. countering violent extremism);
  • An in-depth understanding of the public sector organizational and functional structure at the Federal and State levels;
  • A current professional network in the most relevant ministries and offices of Government at the Federal and State levels is an advantage;
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively backstopping and supporting long- and short-term consultants;

Are you looking for a company that offers meaningful program assignments and opportunities to develop professional skills and expertise? At Dexis, staff are empowered to be part of the decision-making process and collaborate with colleagues and management across the company to satisfy our clients. We create transparency in our operations with our clients and employees; and we offer our people opportunities to grow and challenge themselves in meaningful ways. Dexis follows a “find a way or make a way” business directive, and we’re paving the way for innovative management solutions in the global development and security assistance arenas worldwide. As a Dexis employee you will be challenged, empowered, and mentored. That’s how Dexis goes “all in.” How will you?

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Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.

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