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The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA-Kenya) is an independent think tank established in 1994 to provide a platform for informed discourse on topical issues affecting Kenya and the region. Its mission is to utilize evidence to shape decisions on public affairs by revealing unobserved insights, generating innovative approaches and dissecting policy choices. We carry out our mission through policy analysis and evidence generation; public education fora; capacity strengthening and advocacy and policy engagement.

The IEA-Kenya has just embarked on implementation of a five-year USAID supported Clap 4 Devolution  project on Closing Gaps in Devolved Health Service Delivery for Select Counties. To this end, the IEA-Kenya is seeking to recruit key personnel to fill two vacant positions. These two key personnel will work for full time for the term of this project and will report to the Chief of Party.

Job Description

The duties and responsibilities shall be: –

Deputy Chief of Party

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) is responsible for assisting the COP with regards to program leadership, strategic planning, management and quality assurance. He/She will deputize for the COP during absences. Depending on the applicant’s proposed staffing structure, the DCOP may have other designated responsibilities outside assisting the COP, such as being responsible for more day-to-day management issues than the COP.

Experience in implementing USAID supported projects and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations as well as compliance requirements is an added advantage.

The DCOP must have:

  • 8 years’ experience in project management
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Economic Development, Public Management, Sociology, Community Development or related field relevant to the position requirements,
  • Minimum 5 years working in designing and implementation of development projects with emphasis on accountable governance, inclusion and participation.
  • Prior experience supervising staff and short-term experts/consultants.


Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist


Responsible for overseeing all aspects of Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting, Learning and Adapting (MERLA) for the project, including designing, and putting in place robust MERLA systems, tracking indicator data for the prime contractor and partners, data quality control, drafting required reports, and facilitating mechanisms for programmatic learning and adapting.

Experience in implementing USAID supported project and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations as well as compliance requirements is an added advantage.


  • 5 years’ experience in written communications and M&E
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Data Management, Journalism, Public Management, or related field relevant to the position requirements
  • Minimum 3 years working in international development.


How to apply:

Interested candidates are required to submit a maximum two-page resume and mandatory application letter quoting the ‘Job Title’ and sent to, do not attach any certificates or scanned documents. Indicate in the application letter your expected remuneration. The applications will close on Tuesday, 20th February, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.