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Solicitation No. 72061524R10032 USAID Program Management Specialist (Partnerships) – Multiple Positions

USAID Kenya Nairobi, Kenya




1. SOLICITATION NO.: 72061524R10032
2. ISSUANCE DATE: March 28,2024
3. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: April 14, 2024 (4:30 PM East Africa Time).
4. POINT OF CONTACT: USAID Kenya and East Africa Human Resources, e-mail at [email protected]
5. POSITION TITLE: Program Management Specialist (Partnerships) – Multiple Positions.
6. MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN 11 Step 1 (5,435,381.00 KSH per annum) to Step 13 (9,069,687.00 KSH per annum). In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Kenya and East Africa. The salary range provided is inclusive of all allowances and annual bonus. All applicable taxes will be deducted from the stated gross market rate. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.
7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The services provided under this contract are expected to be of a continuing nature that will be executed by USAID through a series of sequential contracts, subject to the availability of funds, the continued need for services and successful performance. It is anticipated that the selection of the successful candidate will be completed within an estimated six-month period from the closing date of this solicitation.
8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya; with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Duties.
9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: Open to qualified Kenyan Citizens, including current locally hired employees of the US Mission in Kenya. Employees presently on probation are ineligible to apply.
10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Security certification issued by the US Embassy RSO.


General Statement of Purpose of the Contract
The USAID Project Management Specialist (Partnerships) is the key Partnerships Advisor to the USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA), Prosper Africa, and other bilateral Missions on identification, structuring and management of private-sector partnerships to advance a range of development outcomes. The Partnerships Specialist will provide technical assistance to advance USAID/KEA’s efforts on trade and investment, particularly with regard to developing partnerships with U.S. linked companies and investors in order to advance the Prosper Africa initiative and to develop agriculture partnerships to advance the Feed the Future initiative.


Statement of Duties to be Performed

Partnership Management and Design (60%)

  • Lead private-sector partnership identification, assessment, structuring and negotiations to advance the increased trade and investment goals of Prosper Africa and in response to other high-level USAID priorities including drought and food security and water and sanitation.
  • Organize and lead field visits and other assessments to identify high potential companies in both Kenya and across the East African region for private sector partnerships to increase job creation and incomes.
  • Lead outreach to U.S. companies with interest in increased sourcing in Kenya and East Africa.
  • Design calls for concepts and other procurements focused on engaging private-sector partners and leads technical reviews of concept notes and proposals.
  • Serve Contracting Officer’s Representative/Agreement Officer’s Representative (COR/AOR) and manage a set of private-sector partnerships developed by USAID/KEA.

Coordination, Training and Technical Advice (30%)

  • Organize and lead regular presentations to USAID/KEA, Office of Economic Growth and Integration (OEGI) and Prosper Africa on high potential partnership opportunities.
  • Provide training and coaching support to USAID/KEA staff and to the private-sector on approaches and lessons-learned related to partnership development.
  • Advise the Prosper Africa secretariat on outreach to companies in the U.S. on partnership opportunities.
  • Support donor coordination related to USAID/KEA work on private-sector partnership development.
  • Focus on developing high impact partnerships to advance USAID contributions to the success of the US Embassy's Deal Team.

General and Personnel Management (10%)

  • Lead the office in relationship management with stakeholders; delivering briefs to senior Mission and Embassy officials; leading the completion of key office functions such as the annual Program Performance Reports (PPRs) and; leading portfolio reviews, and providing information briefs for high-level representational support, to Briefing Checklists (BCLs) for events and Very Important Person (VIP) visits high ranking officials including the U.S. Ambassador and/or visiting U.S .Members of Congress, U.S. Cabinet-level officials and others;
  • Elevate OEGI to the status of a Private Sector Center of Excellence for the Mission on Private Sector Engagement (PSE) by actively supporting other USAID/KEA offices in identifying and structuring partnerships.



A Bachelor's degree in business, economics, finance or a closely related field.

Language Proficiency

Must be fluent (Level IV) in reading, writing, and speaking English and Kiswahili.

More Details on Experience

Prior Work Experience

A minimum of five years of professional experience, two of which is experience working with the private sector engaging in the development of partnerships with donors or other entities. The job holder must also have significant experience in program development and implementation; implementing technical programs and strategies; consultations and facilitation of various teams with diverse backgrounds and development perspectives.

More Details on Skills

Supervision Received

Supervision is provided by the OEGI’s Partnership Team Leader. The PMS (Partnerships) will handle work assignments independently according to established policies, previous training, and accepted practices. The job holder will be expected to develop their own work schedule and procedures for accomplishing tasks, and to independently resolve problems that may arise during execution of objectives.

Supervision Exercised


Physical Demands

The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.

Terms And Conditions


The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. The CO reserves the right at any point in the evaluation process to establish a competitive range of offerors with whom negotiations will be conducted pursuant to FAR 15.306(c). In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, if the CO determines that the number of offers that would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the CO may limit the number of offerors in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated offers. The FAR provisions referenced above are available at

Job Knowledge
The job holder must demonstrate an understanding of private-sector development in relevant areas including investment, trade, and agriculture. Demonstrated knowledge of the Kenyan and East African business landscape and environment. Demonstrated knowledge of conducting private-sector assessments, interviews and presenting actionable recommendations and findings.

Skills and Abilities
The job holder must have the ability to function under a complex, highly demanding and frequently changing environment. Demonstrated diplomatic leadership skills with strong oral communication abilities at senior management levels is required. Due to frequent interaction with external stakeholders in high stakes environments, the job holder must be able to perceive, use, understand, manage, and handle emotions and communicate effectively to ensure positive working relationships are maintained. Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new technical developments and approaches at a regional level, as well as partnerships program design, management and implementation approaches is required. Ability to assess problems and develop sound solutions such as planning for and administering funds, personnel and equipment to best serve Private Sector program oversight objectives; and strong organizational skills. Demonstrated experience in identifying, structuring and managing partnerships. Demonstrated experience meeting and presenting to senior level private-sector executives The job holder must demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills with the capability to develop and deliver high quality written reports and presentations to a diverse range of audiences inside and outside of USAID. Must be able to produce publishable quality written documentation and to make oral presentations before high level officials. This position requires strong communications, mentoring, interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership skills, as well as the ability to prepare reports and technical and policy briefs sometimes with short deadlines. Advanced competency in MS Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. Excellent ability to process information from a wide range of sources into cohesive, polished documents.


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Offerors must provide a list of minimum three (3) professional references who are not family members or relatives, with complete name, title, organization where he/she works, description of relationship, with working/accurate telephone numbers and email addresses. The offeror’s references must be able to provide substantive information about his/her past performance and abilities.

Note to Applicants:

  1. Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted through 
  2. Submissions will only be accepted through Late and incomplete applications (those that do not contain the applicant’s most current and up to date detailed CV and relevant education certificates) will not be considered for the position.
  3. All Applicants must provide at least three professional references, who are not family members or relatives, with working telephone and e-mail contacts. The references must be able to provide substantive information about your past performance and abilities. USAID reserves the right to contact your previous employers for relevant information concerning your performance and may consider such information in its evaluation of the application.


The CO will provide instructions about how to complete and submit any required forms after an offeror is selected for the contract award.


Benefits and allowances are offered in accordance with the Local Compensation Plan (LCP).


The Contractor must observe Kenyan laws including those concerning income and related tax obligations.


USAID regulations and policies governing CCN and TCN PSC awards are available at these sources:

  1. USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Appendix J, “Direct USAID Contracts With a Cooperating Country National and with a Third Country National for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clause “General Provisions,” available at
  2. Contract Cover Page form AID 309-1 available at Pricing by line item is to be determined upon contract award.
  3. Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs) for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at
  4. Ethical Conduct: By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635. See
  5. PSC Ombudsman: The PSC Ombudsman serves as a resource for any Personal Services Contractor who has entered into a contract with the United States Agency for International Development and is available to provide clarity on their specific contract with the agency. Please visit our page for additional information:

The PSC Ombudsman may be contacted via: [email protected].