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IFES is currently recruiting for a Deputy Country Director/Senior Electoral Advisor (DCD/SEA) for its work in Kenya, under an FCDO-funded program entitled Kenya Elections Support Programme (KESP). The programme is expected to build upon electoral reforms previously supported by FCDO in Kenya to contribute to a credible, peaceful and inclusive 2022 general election in Kenya.
The DCD/SEA will provide technical support to key election institutions, in areas such as legal framework reform, strategic and operational planning, communications, voter education, and others. Under the supervision of the Country Director, the DCD/SEA will support all aspects of program implementation, including managing partnerships with relevant government agencies, key stakeholders and donor agencies.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
POSITION SCOPE: Manage and perform highly technical work requiring ingenuity and capacity to evaluate and respond to new and changing issues. Support Country Director in the technical implementation of IFES programming as it related to electoral technical assistance. Oversee varied activities and processes to support effective project implementation, reporting and compliance.
DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Identify risk factors with potential to disrupt achievement of program/project goals. Analyze issues, problems or opportunities and propose appropriate courses of action, based on knowledge of professional principles and best practices. Participate in the development and implementation of strategies to track and mitigate risk and its potential impact.
RELATIONSHIPS: Maintain collaborative working relationship with senior-level stakeholders within and outside IFES to ensure timely and successful achievement of project goals and objectives. Represent IFES with external contacts at professional and government levels in the absence of the Country Director.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Oversee international and national electoral consultants and field experts in order to complete the project’s work plan and participate in project monitoring and evaluation.
SKILLS and SPECIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
LANGUAGE SKILLS:** Fluency in written and spoken English required. Proficiency in at least one other language in use within assigned project location is strongly preferred.
TRAVEL:** Travel may be required up to 15% of time.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:** Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
“All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment/promotions and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.
IFES takes affirmative action with respect to the employment and promotion of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. IFES will also take affirmative action on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
IFES is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor”
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