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Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy.
Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.
Strategic Learning Lead, Kenya DFSA
ACDI/VOCA is promptly seeking a Strategic Learning Lead 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 Strategic Learning Lead, a member of senior management team, will play a critical role in translating formative and implementation research findings into an evidence-based activity design.
S/he will be responsible for improving peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, activity-based capacity strengthening, data utilization, and collaboration, learning and adaptation (CLA).
Responsibilities
·         Provide technical leadership in development and application of methods and tools for successful peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, evidence and data utilization
·         Manage the process of project learning to ensure knowledge from a range of sources – pilot and intervention experiences, performance monitoring data, staff and partner observations, research studies, contextual trends, etc. – is effectively analyzed, shared and applied
·         Organize and facilitate regular staff and partner meetings to share experiences and lessons, and brainstorm ways to apply new learning in day-to-day as well as strategic plans
·         Ensure collaboration and learning across all projects in the applicants selected implementation area
·         Ensure the interventions includes active, intentional, and adaptive learning within and across multi-sectoral activities
·         Work closely with the Research and Design and M&E Leads to ensure intentional learning and knowledge application throughout all phases of the project
·         Coordinate and collaborate with research staff, the Technical Steering Committee, and other GoK and USAID stakeholders and partners
Qualifications
·         Advanced degree in nutrition, public health, economics, organizational learning, international development or other relevant sectors required
·         Minimum 5 years of field experience in developing and implementing learning strategies
·         Knowledge of USAID’s CLA approach and/or trends in food security M&E required
·         Proven experience leading project teams in the process of regularly capturing and analyzing information, reflecting on its implications for current practice, and adapting accordingly to support and improve development outcomes
·         Proven leadership skills and demonstrated experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders including research institutions, think tanks, government agencies, donor, and local communities
·         Understanding of Theory of Change desired
·         A record of successful performance in Sub-Saharan Africa context required
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·         Fluency in English required

Research and Design Lead, Kenya DFSA
ACDI/VOCA is promptly seeking a Research and Design Lead 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 Research and Design Lead, a member of senior management team, will provide technical leadership to formative research activities, refinement of the Theory of Change, and development of a locally adapted programmatic approach to reducing acute malnutrition.
S/he will be responsible for ensuring the appropriateness and rigor of research methods, overseeing data collection and analysis, and ensuring research results are useful and applicable for making program design decisions.
Responsibilities
·         Develop methodology and lead rigorous research, analysis and studies
·         Ensure research and pilot findings are incorporated into sound programmatic design
·         Ensure the program quality standards and rigor are adhered to
·         Coordinate and collaborate with research staff, the Technical Steering Committee, and other GoK and USAID stakeholders and partners
·         Work closely with the CLA and M&E Leads to ensure intentional learning and knowledge application throughout all phases of this activity
Qualifications
·         Master’s degree in nutrition, public health, economics, business, international development or other relevant sectors required; PhD is preferred
·         Minimum 10 years of field experience in research, design and evaluation
·         Proven leadership skills and demonstrated experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders including research institutions, think tanks and government agencies
·         Demonstrated experience in research and design of humanitarian support and/or food security programs required
·         Thorough understanding of Theory of Change desired
·         A record of successful performance in Sub-Saharan Africa context desired
·         Superb written and verbal communication skills.
·         Fluency in English required

Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, Kenya DFSA
ACDI/VOCA is promptly seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Lead 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 Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, a member of senior management team, will play a critical role in generation and analysis of quality evidence and data through monitoring, assessments, and evaluations.
S/he will lead design and development of monitoring systems, conduct data assurance and effectively promote evidence-based program management.
Responsibilities
·         Provide technical leadership for M&E to the project team to ensure USAID and Food for Progress M&E requirements are met
·         Guide data collection, management of the data, and display of the results including reporting and dissemination, building capacity of M&E and technical staff, and ensuring compliance
·         Design and lead implementation of efficient and accurate data collection system that includes efficient processes for collecting data and ensuring data quality
·         Provide oversight of the M&E database, using it to track progress and trends, generate reports, and conduct data quality checks.
·         Coordinate and facilitate the refinement of the Theory of Change, logical framework, and food security and nutrition indicators
·         Supervise M&E staff and oversee implementation of all M&E activities, including annual surveys, case studies, and stakeholder workshops to refine approaches
·         Oversee strengthening of M&E capacity of local organizations
Qualifications
·         Master’s degree in a quantitative field such as economics, agricultural/development economics, statistics, biostatistics; nutrition, applied sociology, anthropology, or other relevant subject with 8 years relevant experience, or a PhD in any of the stated field of study above, with at least 6 years relevant work experience required
·         Significant training in quantitative methods required
·         Demonstrated experience in leading the M&E of a large and complex program required
·         Expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plans
·         Thorough understanding of food security programming required
·         Knowledge of Theory of Change, logic model, food and nutrition security indicators
·         Demonstrated experience in data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E and experience
·         Successful experience in East Africa region preferred
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·         Fluency in English required

Institutional Development Lead, Kenya DFSA
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 Development 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.
Responsibilities
·         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
Qualifications
·         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

Gender, Youth and Social Dynamics Lead, Kenya DFSA
ACDI/VOCA is promptly seeking a Gender, Youth and Social Dynamics Lead 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 Gender, Youth, and Social Dynamics Lead, a member of senior management team, will play a critical role in ensuring that the social dimensions of malnutrition, food security, and community resilience are effectively addressed at all levels and across all activity components.
Responsibilities
·         Provide technical leadership and management in the programming and implementation of gender and youth integration across food security interventions
·         Develop and deliver gender, youth and social inclusion-focused training sessions to ensure they are appropriately addressed in all project activities.
·         In close collaboration with Strategic Learning Lead and M&E Lead ensure that gender, youth and social dynamics components are reflected in analysis, assessments, and adaptive management and learning strategies and processes.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in social science discipline, gender studies or relevant filed required; master’s degree preferred
·         Minimum 7 years of field experience at the community level required
·         In-depth understanding of gender, age, and other locally significant socio-cultural factors in the context of food security programming required
·         Demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of source required
·         Proven skills in participatory learning and action and facilitating collaborative problem solving
·         Ability to foster commitment and build capacity among activity staff and in-country actors to ensure gender and youth integration and empowerment
·         Proven record of identifying and delivering capacity building initiatives required
·         Successful experience in East Africa region required
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·         Fluency in English required
·         Kenya nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chief of Party, Kenya Development Food Security Activity (DFSA)
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Chief of Party 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 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 COP is responsible for overall DFSA program implementation and achievement of activity objectives. He/she will provide leadership, oversight, and support to all aspects of the program.
The COP will promote strong relationships with the USAID Mission, the host government, sub-recipient partners and other donor and non-governmental organizations.
This position is based in Kenya with frequent in-country travel.
Responsibilities
·         Provide technical leadership and managerial oversight to all aspects of the program, including support in programmatic areas such as improving livelihoods of beneficiaries and promoting improved health and nutrition
·         Foster strong relationships with the USAID Mission, host government institutions, and other donor and nongovernmental organizations
·         Supervise commodity management, budgeting, pipeline analyses and financial accounting
·         Oversee planning sessions, development, refinement and implementation of strategies to improve program performance
·         Ensure timeliness of monitoring and evaluation activities and develop reports for donor and ACDI/VOCA management
·         Implement the system to ensure accuracy of setting targets, progress tracking, and compliance with evidence of reporting
·         Coordinate activities and write annual results report, resource requests, quarterly reports and pipeline analyses
·         Directly liaise with the USAID Mission for an update, addressing issues and responding to project-related questions and requests
Qualifications
·         Master’s degree in nutrition, public health, development studies, international relations, agriculture, business administration required
·         Minimum 10 years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects
·         Minimum 5 years of professional experience in nutrition programming preferred
·         Experience managing multi-sectoral food security projects including agricultural development and maternal child health and nutrition
·         Proven leadership skills and demonstrated experience recruiting, developing and mentoring, and managing staff
·         Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners
·         Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender and youth issues in food security programming
·         Regional experience in East Africa is highly preferred
·         Demonstrated skills in meeting programmatic and financial reporting requirements
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
·         Ability to travel within the country and internationally, as required
Please apply directly online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs.
The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted.
ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer.
Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.
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