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Consulting Position in Kenya with Deloitte


Job Title:             Chief of Party, Decentralization Project

Location:             Nairobi, Kenya

Start Date:      To be decided, (anticipated for August –September –the position is contingent on the bid being successful.)


Scope of Work Background

Deloitte Consulting LLP is seeking Chief of Party (COP) candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded decentralization project in Kenya. The project will build the capacity of local governments, improve service delivery at the local level, establish communication and coordination mechanisms between the central government and county governments, and strengthen the role of civil society as a partner in governance at the local level.

Job Description – Chief of Party, Deloitte Consulting

The Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall planning, implementation and management of the project and will establish the administrative framework to monitor and assume progress toward the achievement of the project’s goals and objectives. The COP will foster and ensure collaboration with partners, donors, and other stakeholder representatives by building and maintaining productive relationships.

Responsibilities include:

  1. ·              Provide leadership and technical expertise for the project and expat and      local teams;
  2. ·              Develop strategic objectives and confirm project compliance with USAID      regulations;
  3. ·              Service as the primary point of contact for USAID and other project      stakeholders;
  4. ·              Oversee technical activities of the project and ensure that impact is      achieving the results defined in the contract; and
  5. ·              Evaluate and document project progress and lessons learned


We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in an executive role      in an international development setting -required;
  • Minimum of 5+ years of managing or supervising projects      of similar complexity is required, preferably with a USAID or other      donor-funded program as a Chief of Party or Team Leader;
  • Demonstrated capability to build capacity through a      donor-funded program related to local governance, decentralization, and      civil society; and
  • Knowledge of USAID operations, programming and      structure;
  • Ability to establish strong relationships with a range      of organizations, beneficiaries and related parties (e.g., national and      sub-national government, NGOs, private sector);
  • Demonstrated leadership, management and team-building      abilities and effective interpersonal and communication skills, strategic      planning and analytical skills; and
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
  • Multiple country work experience is required.
  • Additional desired qualifications:
  • Prior experience in East Africa is strong preference;
  • Prior relationships and experience with USAID in Kenya;      and
  • Working knowledge of the devolution issues, challenges,      and developments in Kenya as well as an in depth understanding of the      political history and regional politics.
  • Advanced degree in political science, public policy,      public administration, or relevant field;

About Deloitte
Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a Swiss Verein, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and its member firms. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.   Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers.


How to Apply:  Please submit your resume/CV to linda.aines @ with “Chief of Party – Deloitte-Kenya” in the subject line.  Please include a list of three professional references as well. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews by Deloitte

Deadline for Applications:  February 19, 2013


Thank you for viewing this position and I hope that if it is not in your area of expertise, that you will forward it to colleagues who may have the experience and will benefit by it.

Warm regards,

Linda Aines

Aines International Recruitment Services, St Petersburg, Florida, USA

Cell: 802-558-8209


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