Kenya Country Lead Job at Chemonics International

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Kenya Country Lead Job at Chemonics International,

Kenya Country Lead Job at Chemonics International

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Kenya Country Lead

Role Purpose

The Countr y Lead is responsible for lead ing the team to deliver results aligned with project objectives and Kenya sectoral priorities – including a likely focus on energy planning, adaptation with nature-based solutions sector, electric vehicles, forest governance and innovative financing mechanisms in all sectors. This Program will most likely begin in 2023 and will run for 3 years (with renewal possible for an additional 3 years) .

The Country Lead will be responsible for overall leadership, management, and the delivery of PACT programs in Kenya , overseeing in-country staff to achieve project results . T he Country Lead will ensu re objectives, deliverables and outcomes are met and the country t eam adheres to FCDO ’s operational, commercial and reporting requirements. In addition, the Country L ead will represent the program on behalf of Chemonics and the client to government officials, stakeholders , and partner organi z ations in -c ountry .

Key Responsibilities

  • Manag e relationships with internal and external stakeholders including embassy staff and partners , whil e ensuring adherence to Chemonics and FCDO’s policies and best practices .
  • U ndertak e regular assessments of the broader political environment within which the project operates to ensure flexibility and rapid reprioriti z ation of activities when necessary.
  • Oversee country portfolio to e nsur e all projects, skill-shares and secondments are robustly managed, delivered on time and review ed with regular reporting and invoicing.
  • Provid e technical experti s e to ensure country program s are delivered accurately, timely and on budget with appropriate assessment, analysis and training.
  • Supervise in-country staff to ensure performance, coordination and learning across teams and portf olios.
  • Work with African Hub Lead and team to ensure implementation of funding mechanisms are respons ive to demand and m itigat e risks , especially fraud and safeguarding .
  • Ensur e gender equity a nd social inclusion are effectively integrated across all activities in a contextually appropriate manner.
  • Ensur e frequent and effective communications with hub office, in-country counterparts, program leadership , and Chemonics.

Experience, Skills And Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity.
  • High – level strategic visioning and project management, preferably with experience in managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple partner institutions.
  • Proven leadership in the management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of large – scale donor-supported development programs.
  • Experience and established relationships with regional project counterparts, particularly senior-level officials from the government, private sector , and civil society.
  • Technical expertise in governance and institutional capacity building, and demonstrated leadership skills necessary to develop, articulate and carry out a vision for the country team .
  • A post-graduate degree or relevant professional experience in climate change, green growth, or related fields (e.g., nature-based solutions , carbon markets, sustainable livelihoods, energy policy, or energy planning ) .
  • Prior experience as either a Country Director , Country Lead or similar role .
  • Fluent written and spoken English, and local language.
  • Please be advised that this requisition is for an anticipated proposal and the role is contingent up on award .

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Chemonics International on to apply