ACDI/VOCA is seeking an experienced institutional development and capacity building expert for the upcoming USAID Title II Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Kenya. The DFSA in Kenya is anticipated to be a multi-year project to address the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity. The activity will aim to sustainably reduce levels of acute malnutrition and increase food security in the most vulnerable households in northern Kenya. To achieve this, the ACDI/VOCA team will ensure the implementation of interventions designed to increase incomes, ensure access to nutritious food year-round, improve household nutrition and hygiene practices, and strengthen governance in communities affected by shocks and stresses.
The Institutional Capacity Building Lead, a member of senior management team, will play a critical role in accomplishing effective and productive working relationship with government ministries, county-level organizations and officials, and local institutions in Kenya.
Provide technical leadership and management in the analyses, development, and execution of systems strengthening and capacity building efforts
Liaise with a wide range of government ministries, organizations, and local institutions
Ensure close consultation and incorporation of ongoing feedback from relevant officials over the life of the program
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years relevant work experience or a master’s degree and a minimum of 5 years relevant experience required
Demonstrated successful record of providing technical assistance to government ministries in Kenya relevant to the objectives of food security, food assistance, health or nutrition activities required
Proven record of identifying and delivering capacity building initiatives required
Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders including country-level institutions
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Fluency in English required
How to apply:
Please apply directly online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted.