Pact Program Director Job in Kenya

This position is contingent upon funding.

Position Summary: Pact seeks a Program Director coordinate, manage and lead the program addressing: Improved Representation of citizen interests and oversight of targeted county government performance. 
This work will be part of an anticipated USAID governance program in Kenya.
 The program is focused on supporting the devolution process of transitioning political power and functions from the central government to the regional and local governments, including establishing and strengthening the capacity of devolved government structures, county assemblies and working with citizens and civil society to hold devolved structures accountable. 
The position requires management, coordination, planning, supervision and networking skills.

Strong candidates will have extensive experience in USAID program management, local governance strengthening and networking with key stakeholders.

Responsibilities/Job Description:
  • Supervision of Capacity Development Manager, Advocacy Manager, Media Coordinator, County Liaison Outreach Advisor and Monitoring and Evaluation advisor
  • Coordination of team, planning
  • Overall quality control of activities
  • Coordinator with other Directors within the AHADI program
  • Input in strategic operational planning of the overall program
  • Budget planning and monitoring
  • Reporting, documentation of lessons learned and knowledge management
  • Representation
  • Coordinate training and capacity development of organizations in-line with national policy on devolution and vision 2030
  • Ensure a flow of information between teams
  • Manage and oversee implementation of civil society strengthening activities and ensure that activities match work plans, are in line with budgets, and are properly documented;
  • Support the establishment of robust monitoring evaluation and learning systems.
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies, political science, international relations, development or other relevant field. Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 15 years of technical experience working with civil society in Kenya in a senior management position
  • Experience in management of teams, budgets and reporting at a senior level
  • Experience working with USAID
  • Kenya experience highly desirable.
Other Qualifications:
  • Considerable experience with governance and/or civil society programs, specifically related to strengthening the human and institutional capacity of devolved governance institutions and the CSOs that hold them accountable.
  • Ability to efficiently coordinate with field offices and field teams
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning within development project context
  • Proven experience navigating complex and high pressure operating environments;
  • Familiarity with USAID processes and procedures, rules and regulations highly desired
  • Proven experience navigating complex and high pressure operating environments;
How to apply:

We encourage interested applicants to submit their applications to 
All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until suitable candidates are identified and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
Pact is a fair and equal opportunity employer.