• Institutional Development Lead, Kenya DFSA

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    ACDI/VOCA is seeking an experienced institutional develoment 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 minimum of 7 years relevant work experience or a master’s degree and 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


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