CRS Kenya is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) who will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the program. The DCoP will strengthen communication, integration and harmonization of technical approaches in all areas of the program. They will coordinate the development of annual work plans, strategic plans, and donor reports, while also maintaining systems to track program quality. The DCoP will support the development of strong Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) systems for monitoring implementation and ensure that data is analyzed and used for decision making that strengthens programming. When necessary, the DCoP will fulfill Chief of Party (CoP) duties during this position's absence and will collaborate closely with implementing partners, relevant Government of Kenya (GoK) entities and USAID/Food for Peace. The DCoP will also ensure appropriate support to implementation partners according to identified needs and in collaboration with CRS internal departments (Finance, HR, Commodity Management, Purchasing, Administration, etc.).
The DCoP is expected to have a high level of self-initiative and use critical thinking skills to identify and fill gaps. S/he should have the ability to work sensitively and positively with the DFSA team and promote an inclusive development environment -- success of the post relies on this.