Systems Strengthening and Institutionalization Lead

Food for the Hungry, Kenya

Skill Required:, Project ManagementProject/ Programme ManagementResearch and AnalysisStrategic Alliances
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
22nd January, 2019

Job Description

Food for the Hungry is seeking applicants for the Research and Design Lead of an anticipated USAID Title II Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) program in Kenya. The program will use an integrated, multi-sectoral approach to sustainably reduce acute malnutrition levels among vulnerable groups in northern Kenya. Program implementation will utilize a phased approach with the first 18 to 24 months focused on a research and collaborative design phase, followed by a second phase of systems-driven implementation and institutional strengthening. The SSIL will be responsible for building effective working relationships with government ministries, county-level organizations and officials, and local institutions to support the program. Additionally this role will provide technical leadership and management in the development and execution of systems strengthening and capacity building efforts; and ensuring close consultation and incorporation of ongoing feedback from relevant officials over the life of the DFSA.

This is a grant funded position; the grant has not yet been approved.


  • Systems Strengthening.
  • Coordination and collaboration for enhanced program synergies.

A resume and an application through our online system is required to apply for this position. This position will close to applications on February 1, 2019. For a complete version of the job description, qualifications, and to apply, access our Career page:

  • FH benefits include (Int’l):
  • Insurance - Health, Disability, Life
  • Paid holidays, vacation, & sick leave
  • Pension (eligibility per FH policy)
  • Professional development and continuing education opportunities

Values, Vision, and Purpose

At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call “The Heartbeat.” This includes our Values, Vision, and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as an organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty.

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