Chief of Party - Youth Engagement Activity at World Vision Kenya

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Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience love of God and their neighbours and are cared for, protected and participating. Together we share proven, worldclass development methods to bring food, water, education and economic change.

The Chief of Party (CoP) will lead a major Wholistic Youth Empowerment Project that will be implemented in selected counties in Kenya with a focus on the utilization of evidence to develop and support county-level models that empower youth and connect them directly to social and economic opportunities to improve their livelihoods and well-being.
The CoP shall have a keen understanding of the unique Youth landscape in Kenya and the political, social and economic dynamics that contribute to the status of youth employment in Kenya.
S/he will be involved in high level public decision making processes on youth technical, vocational education and training; youth participation in governance and development affairs; with a specific focus on influencing public decision that would result into more decent and equitable employment and wealth creation opportunities for the youth in Kenya.

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Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

Master's degree in either Development Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Education or related field or equivalent qualifications in grant management and a technical field in developing countries
Minimum 10 years of extensive development experience managing large USAID grant-funded projects, especially those that focus on youth empowerment
Experience as a CoP/PD or senior expert advisor
Strong leadership qualities and depth and breadth of technical and management expertise; Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams
Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID and/or other funding agencies their policies and regulations
Keen understanding of the unique political, social and economic dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to maintain productive relationships with the various government entities and influence high level public decisions by the executive and legislative arms of government
Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex
Proven ability in the management of large integrated grant-funded projects in developing countries
Familiarity with USAID programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs
At least 5 years' experience managing a large USAID program preferred
Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred
Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals
Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country
Strong presentation and report writing skills

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