Job Opportunities at RTI International

Project Management, Finance, Accounting, Audit , NGO/Non-Profit,

Institutional Performance Improvement Specialist

Position Description

  • The Institutional Performance Improvement Specialist is responsible for improving the technical and commercial performance of utility partners by assisting them in the implementation of loss reduction strategies to advance objectives of the program under Power Africa. The Specialist will report to the Institutional Performance Improvement Lead/Cross-Cutting Lead.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide support and capacity building to utilities to improve planning, management processes and capabilities, and technical and operational procedures, and enforce accountability for losses and collections.
  • Support loss-reduction programs and activities aimed at increasing utilities’ creditworthiness.
  • Liaise with project teams to provide technical and management support on tariff reform.
  • Support utility counterparts to implement plans, implement management, and leadership and conduct activities that improve billing and collections.
  • Facilitate adoption of policies that improve business processes, systems, and maintenance culture; ensure effective training and development; lower transaction costs; create a more competitive transaction-enabling environment; attract investment capital; and provide a climate of transparency, reliability, and predictability for investors.


Required minimum qualification and experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience, master’s degree and 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in utility turnaround.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting and capacity building to utilities to improve planning, management processes and capabilities, and technical and operational procedures, and enforce accountability for losses and collections
  • Good writing and communication skills in English is essential.

Grants Manager

Position Description

  • RTI is seeking a Grants Manager for the recently awarded USAID Empowering East and Central Africa (EECA) Activity. The Grants Manager will be responsible for the implementation and management of the grants program. This position will conduct grants activity reporting, budget and program monitoring, and other operational activities related to compliance with grant making guidelines. This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and report to the Program Management Unit Senior Director and oversee the Grants Specialist.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops the grants management program with the input and oversight of the Chief of Party, Senior Technical Advisor, and the RTI International Grants and Procurement office (iGAPS).
  • Oversees grants management process and subcontracts for local organizations, including grant proposal tracking, review, and approval process.
  • Maintains financial management files for grants and ensures audit trail for all necessary grant documentation.
  • Ensures timely financial disbursements, compliance with grants financial management policies, monitors all grant expenses, and provides regular updates on grant status.
  • Provides technical assistance as required to build capacity of local partners and grantees.
  • Reviews technical and financial proposals from local NGOs/CBOs, including negotiating annual budgets, and reviews grantee financial expenditure reports for accuracy and adherence to the SOW and budget.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years of experience, Master’s degree and 6 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least six years of experience in grants design and administration, management, and distribution of grants; experience administering USAID grants preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of development issues in the program regions, ability to travel and work in the field with administrative and sector technicians, as well as civil society organizations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated competency in the use of computers, computer program
  • Prior experience with USAID-funded programs strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, and with multiple concurrent demands.
  • Fluency in English.

Gender, Equality, and Social Inclusion Manager (GESI)

Position Description
RTI is seeking a Gender, Equality, and Social Inclusion Manager (GESI Manager). The GESI Manager is responsible for ensuring that considerations for gender, youth, and other marginalized populations are incorporated as appropriate across the project, from planning of policy reform to interventions under the EECA activity. This position will report to the Institutional Performance Improvement Lead/Cross-Cutting Lead and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Your primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight, and integration of gender approaches across program activities
  • Develop and lead the implementation of the project’s gender strategy, including the adaptation and development of tools and approaches to support the strategy;
  • Work with senior project management to raise awareness and capacity of project staff on issues related to gender, and to expand gender content of projects Identify target groups through social assessments, ensure participatory wealth ranking and social mapping is conducted and stakeholders involved understand the importance of such assessments;
  • Provide guidance and support to field level staff for promotion of inclusion, and ensure capacity is built at local level to sustain change;
  • Assess the representation and active participation of women in project related stakeholder groups (such as community and local governance bodies) and make recommendations for engaging these groups;
  • Support the integration of gender activities within the work plan; lead the design of gender sensitive performance indicators and gender specific tools in work planning to promote gender balance in the project implementation;
  • Identify potential opportunities for gender inclusion and design and implement solutions that promote gender mainstreaming;
  • Support development of gender sensitive behavior change communication activities and messages;
  • Works closely with M&E team to ensure that gender issues are reflected in M&E plan, frameworks, and reports to assess whether the gender objectives are being met;
  • Work closely with project staff to build their understanding of gender issues;
  • Support the partners in mainstreaming gender in their policies, management systems and programs and provide training and education in implementing the policies.


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Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of experience, Master’s degree and 6 years of relevant GESI experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Prior experience working on donor-funded projects preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience providing training on gender, youth and social inclusion–related issues.
  • Experience working on energy programs preferred
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with USAID, government counterparts at all levels, local organizations, community groups, and other program partners and stakeholders.
  • Ability to conceptualize, plan, guide, and implement work with demonstrated experience in mainstreaming GESI or promoting women’s leadership
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English.

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