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Senior Policy and Capacity Building Advisor, Kenya Tusome Follow-On

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Job Description


Responsibilities of the Senior Policy and Capacity Building Advisor include, but are not limited to:

    • Leads and coordinates the implementation of the project activities and provide technical expertise related to education policy, system strengthening and capacity building of the MOE and other relevant institutions/entities (SAGAs) to implement improved reading instruction in Kenya, sustainably.
    • Builds and maintains relationships with key sector partners, donors, consultants, host country counterparts and stakeholders.
    • Collaborates with colleagues across RTI on technical, administrative, and strategic planning initiatives.
    • Ensures best practices and lessons learned are captured and disseminated across project.
    • Responsible for coordinating with the project’s Regional Coordinators to work with the county and sub-county MOE and other relevant GOK/SAGAs officials to advance project goals
    • Work closely with MERLA Lead on developing system capacity to collect and use data for planning and decision-making and to design indicators for measurement of gains in system capacity.
    • May serve as a representative of the project to clients, stakeholders, and partners, providing key inputs for technical or management decisions.
    • Responsible for managing program deliverables including planning and coordination of systems strengthening activities.
    • Provides leadership, management, and technical assistance for capacity development of non-governmental and governmental organizations focused on education improvement.


Required Skills and Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor’s degree in education, public policy, or related field and 12 years of relevant experience or Master’s degree in education, public policy, or related field and 10 years of relevant experience.
    • Demonstrated experience in the education sector, including strategic planning, implementation planning and monitoring and evaluation of relevant activities. Experience in Kenya preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to build and sustain professional working relationships with high-level government and donor counterparts in complex environments.
    • Expertise in advising high-level government officials, donor partners, and other technical experts and in education policy and systems.
    • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.
    • Outstanding coordination, facilitation and presentation skills.
    • Demonstrated experience in high level policy dialogue and diplomacy.
  • Fluent English language skills required; working knowledge of Kiswahili preferred
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