Chief of Party

Position Description

The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for providing overall vision, leadership and guidance of the project. The COP will be the project’s senior supervisor and will oversee all aspects of program performance, both technical and managerial. Under the supervision of the NCCK head Office, the COP will serve as the project’s principal contact point for USAID-KEA, and will also be the project’s main contact for political stakeholders and civil society.  The COP will supervise the recruitment, hiring, and supervision of all consultants.  S/he will have overall responsibility in the areas of operations, administration, logistics, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting.


Job Responsibilities:

Oversee and generally manage the entire Agreement with USAID-KEA
Ensure the activity is coordinated and implemented in an effective and cohesive manner.
Coordinate the implementation and reporting of all the activities delivered by consortia members.
Manage the preparation and presentation of work plans, M&E plans, and all reports.
Serve as the primary interlocutor with USAID/KEA;
Serve as the primary point of contact for information on the progress and current status of all activities under the project.
Liaise with other donor-funded programs supporting Kenya’s 2022 Electoral and Democratic processes to ensure complementarity and to avoid duplication; and
Liaise with other relevant U.S. Government programs to ensure coordination and effective and efficient use of U.S. Government resources.

Minimum Requirements: 

A Master’s degree or higher in the field of public administration, law, political science, international development, conflict management or a related technical field from a reputable university.
At least 5 years of relevant professional and progressive experience in managing democracy and governance projects in Kenya, development assistance, including field experience in governance reforms, political advocacy, peacebuilding/conflict, and civil society programs.
Prior experience in supervising long-term field staff and short-term experts. Proven record of excellent management, leadership, and decision-making skills.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and navigate politically sensitive terrain.
Familiarity with USAID programming, rules and regulations; experience in managing USAID funded programs in Kenya and/or Africa is desired.
Extensive networks within Kenyan civic and political sectors.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.


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About National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK)

The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) is a family of Christian communions and organisations in fellowship and witness. It was established in June 1913 during the United Missionary Conference held at Thogoto, near Nairobi. The delegates in the conference, representing the missionary institutions working in the country at the time, affirmed their wish to work towards a united church that would impact the lives of the people. This dream remains true and is reflected in the Vision and Mission statements of the Council, which read: VISION: One Church; United in Faith and Mission Witnessing to Jesus Christ and Transforming Lives MISSION: To transform lives through ecumenism, capacity building, advocacy and service delivery CORE VALUES In all its work, the NCCK is informed by its core values, which are: Integrity, through accountability and transparency Stewardship, through sound resource management Professionalism, through competence and efficiency Partnership, by collaborating with others, and Servanthood, through fair and humble service OBJECTIVES The objectives of the Council are: i) To promote and facilitate fellowship, partnership and unity within the membership ii) To promote consultations and joint action by the membership in all matters that bear upon our faith and witness, whether doctrinal, liturgical or missiological iii) To build the capacities of the membership to enable them undertake their mission iv) To facilitate the membership so that they can give expression to the Lordship of Christ over all aspects of human life and together with their communities identify needs, acquire necessary resources and promote services that is holistic, relevant and self sustaining v) To promote the Council’s corporate health, identity and growth for faithful and effective stewardship of the corporate vision, mission, heritage and sustainability