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Project Director (Expiration 17/02/2019)

FHI 360’s Civil Society and Peacebuilding (CSPB) Department supports citizens to mobilize effectively to influence policy, improve lives, and build peace. CSPB works with civil society to increase its credibility, visibility and effectiveness by building its capacity to:

  • Promote peaceful solutions to conflict and support peace negotiations.
  • Engage with local government to increase its responsiveness to citizen needs;
  • Solve community problems, engage youth in civic affairs, and provide needed services to citizens;
  • Advocate for social justice, democratic reforms, human rights, and effective policies;  and
  • Produce media, including online, radio, and television content, to promote social dialogue and tolerance


Position Description:


FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Project Director (PD) for an anticipated UK-funded project, East Africa Building Resilience in Civil Society (BRICS) Phase II. BRICS II will implement a holistic approach to preventing Violent Extremism (VE) including working with national and subnational authorities to improve their ability to prevent VE, working with and in at-risk communities, conducting research to inform VE interventions and facilitate dialogues among stakeholders. It is anticipated that this program will focus primarily on Kenya, with a secondary focus on Tanzania and Mozambique and a third line of effort in Uganda and Ethiopia. The PD will be responsible for providing overall vision, leadership and guidance of the project and be the project’s main point of contact for the authority and other local stakeholders. The PD will also be responsible for overall project management and technical operations to ensure that the project tasks are completed and the objectives of the project are successfully met. It is expected that the PD will be located in Nairobi, Kenya with anticipated project funded travel throughout the country and region.  The position is contingent on funding. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leading the Contractor’s team and serving as the primary point of contact with the funding authority and FHI 360 regional and home offices regarding the day-to-day activity implementation and management matters relating to the contract.
  • Assuring that all assistance provided under the contract is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed.
  • Managing and supervising the work of experts/personnel provided under the contract, including personnel located in other country offices.
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for information on the progress and current status of all activities under the contract.
  • Establishing appropriate monitoring mechanisms to ensure that activity progress and specific implementation concerns are regularly and promptly reported and that project objectives are met.
  • Managing the preparation and presentation of work plans, M&E plans, and all reports.
  • Facilitating ongoing project learning and adaptive management.
  • Ensuring that solid relationships are built and maintained between and among FHI 360 and sub-contractor project staff, the funding authority, and key local stakeholders and partners. 


Minimum Requirements:

    • Master’s degree from an accredited university in a relevant field required.
    • At least 8 years of experience successfully managing complex international programs (implementation, logistics, budgeting, staffing) preferably those funded by UK donors and those conducted in East Africa.
    • Demonstrated success across the whole range of project management responsibilities including: strategic program planning; work planning and budgeting; financial, administrative, contractual management and oversight.
    • Experience working in peace and security, conflict prevention/management, civil society capacity building, preventing violent extremism, or related field.
    • Demonstrated successes in relationship management with multiple clients; oversight of program monitoring and evaluation; and documentation of results for UK-funded programs.
    • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing in English required; proficiency in Kiswahili preferred.
    • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills with demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations, as well as mentor national staff.
    • Past representational experience with host governments, other donors, and civil society and demonstrated success with inter-agency coordination and joint programming.
    • Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.
    • Strong analytical capacity.

Kenyan and other East African nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360. Selection of final applicant is subject to funder approval.

FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package.




This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.


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8 ans
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Lieu de travail :
Nairobi - KENYA
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