Strategy Advisor At SoCha LLC


SoCha (a name created by combining the terms Social and Change) is an independent MEL firm that provides bespoke solutions to social challenges. Since its inception in 2010, SoCha—a small, veteran-owned business—has grown into a full-service MEL and analytical firm that works with USAID Missions and implementing partners around the world.

SoCha LLC is recruiting for a candidate with the right mix of strategic vision and management skills to lead our strategy team under an upcoming Localization, Inclusion, and Sustainability Activity. SoCha is preparing a response to USAID’s request for proposal. The selected candidate would be included as key personnel within the proposal, and the position is contingent upon the award of the activity. It is an anticipated five-year activity, depending on the availability of USAID funding.

Scope of Work:

The Strategy Advisor will manage a team that supports the Mission’s strategy development and implementation, process management initiatives, strategic communications, and the development of knowledge products for learning, adaptation, and organizational capacity enhancement. The Strategy Advisor will support USAID Kenya and East Africa to advance its localization agenda and further other strategic choices to improve the sustainability of development interventions and outcomes in Kenya and East Africa.

Kenyan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Strategy Advisor will report to the Chief of Party.
  • Technical and organizational development support in developing, monitoring, adapting, and communicating USAID/KEA strategies and associated enabling environment;
  • Technical and organizational development support to streamline management processes to enable strategic and efficient implementation;
  • Manage a strategy and communications team including direct reports and consultants to deliver high-quality products and services for USAID/KEA;
  • Collaborate with other technical and operational teams to deliver integrated support to the Mission and implementing partners;
  • Lead support in the organization, and execution of internal and external learning and collaboration events, workshops, co-creations, and training with USAID personnel, implementing partners, and other stakeholders;
  • Generate ideas and act as a knowledge partner to support USAID/KEA Strategic Planning and Analysis (SPA) office in systems strengthening;
  • Support USAID/KEA SPA office to conceptualize, create, reengineer, or develop mission orders, templates, and tools;
  • Lead support to communicate USAID/KEA strategies, policies, procedures to other USAID implementing partners;
  • Support the design, organization, and execution of training on USAID policy, and
  • Recruit and manage local experts, expatriate experts, and local firms to supplement bandwidth and technical expertise.


Nairobi, Kenya with occasional travel within Kenya or East Africa region


  • Master’s degree or PhD in public policy, international relations, economics, or a relevant social science degree; a Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of relevant professional experience may be substituted for the education requirement
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • At least 5 years’ experience working with an international donor on strategy or program management, monitoring, and evaluation
  • USAID experience; work with a program office preferred
  • Comprehensive understanding of USAID ADS Chapter 201 Operational Policy for the Program Cycle
  • Analytical and writing skills with experience authoring program and operations guidance, mission orders, or project designs
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and experience working with senior leadership

How to apply

To lodge an application, please lodge CV via the link below. Applications close on April 22, 2022, application review will be on a rolling basis.