Team Leader DFID Kenya Extractives Programme (K-EXPRO)


Team Leader - DFID Kenya Extractives Programme (K-EXPRO)

About the Programme

DAI Europe is preparing to bid for the follow-on to the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) Kenya Extractives Industry Development Programme, the Kenya Extractives Programme (K-EXPRO). K-EXPRO will be a five-year initiative that builds upon an 18-month fit-for-purpose programme that positions Kenya’s extractives sector to stimulate broad-based economic growth. The current programme includes activities to establish a country vision for the development of the extractives industry; advance a legal and regulatory framework that makes Kenya an attractive destination for foreign investment while also ensuring benefits to Kenyans; and pilot models for productive engagement among extractives industry actors and the communities in which the operate that promotes transparency and social accountability. K-EXPRO will carry these activities further, continuing to develop the legal and regulatory framework; support government authorities at several levels to oversee and collaborate with extractive industry actors; and facilitate development of small and medium enterprises that are linked directly and indirectly to extractive industry supply chains.

  • Location: Kenya (Nairobi) with activities in multiple counties
  • Approximate Start Date: Spring 2016
  • Expected Duration: 2016-2021

Scope of Work

The Team Leader will be DAI’s principal programme representative and will be responsible for overall programme management, including but not limited to development and implementation of work plans, operational budgets, and performance monitoring plans. The Team Leader will also oversee coordination with DFID/Kenya, national and county government officials, key private sector actors, subcontractors, and other critical stakeholders and will be accountable for achievement of programme results and objectives. He/she will have direct supervisory responsibility over the Deputy Team Leader as well as other senior technical and management staff and ensure compliance with DAI policies and DFID rules and regulations. He/she will:

  • Establish programme’s strategic vision and core principles with the field management team and home office, and ensure these are communicated and reinforced throughout the organization
  • Design an organizational structure that fosters effective ongoing communication and flexibility to work in teams
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with DFID/Kenya, Government of Kenya stakeholders (Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Ministry of Finance, as well as relevant government actors/institutions in target counties), and key extractives industry companies, forging and maintaining strong, positive relationships to ensure that project design and implementation encourages inclusive participation of diverse stakeholders
  • Provide managerial oversight of the design and execution of programme implementation strategies and activities, including establishing a strategy (and supporting mechanism) for leverage the resources (financial and in-kind) of international and national private sector firms in support of programme goals.
  • Work with technical and administrative managers to design and implement a programme management and monitoring system based on the contract scope of work
  • Ensure that all assistance provided under the contract is technically sound, appropriate, and in service of high-level programmatic objectives and that all programme activities comply with DAI and DFID rules and regulations.
  • Ensure that all technical and financial reporting and deliverable are complete, high quality and submitted to DFID in a timely and professional manner
  • Identify and liaise with complementary donor or private sector-driven initiatives, developing productive working relationships with them to ensure coordination of relevant programmes and activities. He/she will, in turn, encourage and empower the entire programme team to do the same

Candidate Requirements:

  • At least 7 years of experience leading large, multi-disciplinary teams to implement complex development programmes in the areas of private sector/supply chain development, natural resource governance, public policy, community engagement; at least five years’ experience in sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya
  • Proven experience in leading the design and implementation of partnerships that leverage funding and in kind resources from private organizations
  • Prior experience managing DFID programmes and knowledge of DFID policies and systems
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills, and an ability to apply these in continually improving programme activities and performance
  • Outstanding leadership and team building skills
  • Highly dynamic networking and relationship building skills including experience building consensus among diverse actors
  • Experience managing a flexible funding facility preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Advanced degree in public policy, economics, political science, natural resource management, business administration, law or other relevant fields.

How to apply:

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: DAI - interational development company
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation
    • Development Cooperation
    • Development Cooperation
    • Development Cooperation
  • Closing Date: 2016-02-29

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