Resilience and Capacity Building Lead Job Vacancy in Kenya - ACDI/VOCA

Position Title: Resilience and Capacity Building Lead 

Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.

Resilience and Capacity Building Lead, Kenya

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Resilience and Capacity Building Lead for an anticipated program in Kenya funded by USAID. The activity will improve the resilience of vulnerable populations and environments by increasing the capability of local communities, institutions, and ecosystems to adapt to and mitigate recurrent environmental, economic, socio and political risks, shocks, and stressors.

The Resilience and Capacity Building Lead will be responsible for working across the Activity’s areas to advance women and youth considerations at the production, processing, and marketing levels of interventions. The program is anticipated to start in 2023 and this position is envisioned to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.


  • Establish and manage systems to ensure cohesion across all technical sectors of the activity
  • Oversee day-to-day planning, design, and operations of project and technical teams to ensure effective project implementation
  • Collaborate with institutions to ensure complementarities and synergies in the development of successful interventions to achieve overall strong developmental results and impact
  • Deliver technical planning, implementation, and coordination of project activities (macro-level consultation, capacity building measures, seminars, workshops, conferences, publications, etc.)
  • Expand professional networks, including cross-border networks
  • Oversee the private sector institutional capacity building component of the project, including all target value chains
  • Ensure technical interventions are integrated, layered, and sequenced appropriately at all levels of implementation within the Activity
  • Ensure achievement of learning objectives and use results to adapt program design as needed
  • Prepare and/or assist in the preparation of reports and documents to USAID, national governments, ACDI/VOCA home office, and other partner organizations
  • Oversee and provide technical guidance to directors for agriculture productivity, enterprise development, finance and investment, and nutrition


  • Bachelor’s degree in sociology, gender, international development, agriculture, economics, business administration, or relevant field required; master’s degree preferred.
  • 7 years of experience strengthening the resilience of vulnerable communities through improved food systems, livelihoods, climate change adaptation, social behavior change, or social capital, preferably through an integrated approach.
  • Experience in community mobilization, consensus building and grassroots advocacy regarding local issues such as land use, natural resource management, economic development and disaster risk reduction preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience advising on gender- and youth-sensitive and/or resilience monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities.
  • Experience in training and facilitation in Kenya preferred.
  • Fluency in English required.

Kenyan nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please apply online at The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never request payment or charge a fee to apply for any position.