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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

DAI Inc BRICS Senior Project Implementation Manager

Job Title: BRICS Senior Project Implementation Manager
DAI Inc is in search of a Senior Field Manager to play a leadership, design and oversight role with all BRICS supported projects across East Africa.
BRICS is a UK funded programme which provides evidence, analysis and technical support to building resilience to violent extremism (VE) in East Africa.
BRICS works with government, civil society and communities in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. A primary focus of BRICS is to share lessons learned and support linkages between actors in order to strengthen resilience to VE within the BRICS network and beyond.
Key Responsibilities
  • Ongoing and actively technical oversight of all BRICS supported projects, to identify any challenges, delays, opportunities for collaboration and/or technical support, as well as to ensure the timely and qualitative delivery of contract deliverables
  • Recruitment, training and management of all BRICS field monitors engaged on the day-to-day support and oversight of BRICS implementation activities and environmental scanning
  • Active contribution to, leadership and mentoring role in new project designs, including the development of project theories of change, evidence-gathering plans, scopes of work and contract deliverables
  • Maintaining BRICS team members abreast of technical project developments, verbally and through brief communication briefs and project highlights
  • Generation of concise, analytical and reader friendly learning outputs
  • Promotion of a culture of open and collaborative relations among all BRICS partners, and close-collaboration with IU Senior Network Learning Manager
  • Substantial experience with grants management and technical oversight
  • Experience with grant design and development
  • Experience with results monitoring and compliance
  • Experience with community-based programming
  • Very strong English writing skills, including experience writing success stories
  • Fluent Swahili speaker
  • University degree
  • Kenyan citizenship
Strongly Desirable
  • Fluent Somali speaker
  • Substantial experience with Milestone/deliverable based grants
  • Experience with data-base management (especially OTI, TAMIS)
  • Team management and team-capacity building experience
  • Experience with evidence-based programming
  • Experience working in other East African countries (especially Tanzania, Uganda, Somalia)
  • Master’s degree in social sciences
  • Experience working in PVE/CVE
  • Experience with youth-focused projects
  • Experience working in Kenyan coastal and North Eastern regions and/or Somalia
The position is Nairobi-based with frequent travels to the field (mostly Kenya, but also in Tanzania, Uganda or other East African countries).
Only candidates being actively considered for employment will be contacted.
There is an immediate vacancy, so interested individuals are encouraged to apply promptly.
Applications to be submitted via e-mail to with the following:
– cover letter (one page maximum), specifying availability date
– curriculum vitae
– 3 professional references
Application deadline: 19 April 2017

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