Chief of Party (Kenya Connectivity and Learning)


Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Chief of Party for an anticipated education project in Kenya. The Connectivity for Learning project aims to strengthen the Government of Kenya’s (GOK) education system to ensure that all classroom environments are high quality, inclusive, and focused on the learning of foundational literacy skills. The activity will also aim to expand its distance learning programming toward more digitally relevant and impactful Online Learning solutions that are accessible to all students, especially children in the early primary grades. The chief of party will serve as the primary point of contact with USAID and will be ultimately responsible for the execution of all aspects of the project. This includes strategic planning, relationship building, stakeholder Coordination, risk management, and collaborative learning.

Responsibilities include:
  • Provide overall direction, oversight, and implementation of activities in compliance with USAID regulations and Chemonics policies and procedures
  • Serve as the primary liaison with USAID on strategic, managerial, and technical matters
  • Identify issues and risks related to Program Implementation in a timely manner, suggest appropriate program adjustments, and offer solutions in a complex development environment
  • Ensure quality control and overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the contract, including targeted results and deliverables
  • Represent Chemonics to USAID, host government counterparts, private sector associations, Civil Society Organizations, and other key stakeholders
  • Lead efforts to collaborate and coordinate with other USAID projects in county, local organizations, national and Local Government entities, and other key stakeholders
  • Ensure that relevant, productive, and complementary activities are coordinated and leveraged effectively
  • Supervise and provide guidance to senior technical staff
  • Oversee work planning, Performance Management, and strategic communications
  • Advanced degree in education, public policy, management and Administration, social science, or related and relevant field; a focus on education policy, program/project management, curriculum and bilingual education
  • Minimum ten years of experience of progressively responsible experience in senior Program Management implementing international development activities specifically in Education in Africa
  • Proven experience as a COP or in a leadership position involving the administration of similarly sized, international donor-supported programs with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting is required
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with a wide range of stakeholders (i.e., host government counterparts, local governments, private sector, NGOs, and other donors) to promote and leverage technical assistance efforts
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English required
Please send your CV and cover letter to the email address In the subject line please indicate the position title to which you are applying. Finalists will be contacted. The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, July 30, 2021. For more information on Chemonics, please visit Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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