22 Nov 2015

CAMRIS Chief of Party Job Opportunity

CAMRIS seeks a qualified Chief of Party candidate for an upcoming Electoral Assistance and Civic and Voter Education program in Kenya.

CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high­quality, cost­effective program and research management services.

With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s
most effective, evidence­based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.

We apply a customized, customer­centric, cost­effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.

The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for overall program management, including providing leadership to attain objectives, ensuring adequate communications with USAID, and identifying and mitigating program risks.

The COP will successfully:

  • Provide technical assistance in supporting all aspects of the electoral process for the 2017 elections.
  • Oversee the completion of all technical requirements, including project results and deliverables, in accordance with the project work plan.
  • Guide a team that includes a range of technical experts, administrative staff, and consultants to fulfill the project’s strategic goals and objectives.
  • Work directly with local and national government entities to fulfill project objectives;
  • Translate project goals and objectives into implementation strategies and plans.
  • Design and oversee an annual project cycle in accordance with USAID’s annual planning cycles.
  • Build partnerships among national­ and community­level stakeholders.
  • Maintain productive working relationships with USAID, project partners, and key stakeholders.
  • Manage the project’s operational, financial, and administrative priorities.
  • Direct the planning and budgeting processes and report against the project’s targets; and
  • Oversee the preparation of quarterly and annual project activity reports and other deliverables, as specified in the agreement.
  • Travel throughout Kenya as needed.


  • A minimum of ten years of international experience in leading democracy, governance and election programs.
  • Demonstrated ability for effective activity management, personnel management, and the capacity to develop solid working relationships with senior government officials as well as ability to orchestrate the implementation of politically sensitive measures.
  • A thorough understanding of the issues surrounding elections in Kenya.
  • The candidate must hold, at minimum, a Masters degree in International Development, Management, Public Policy, Public Administration, or related fields.
  • Ability to fully and effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, in English is required.

How to Apply
Click here to apply online 

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

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