Michael Chege "is currently an Advisor to the Government of Kenya on International Development Partnerships. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the African Research and Resource Forum (ARRF), an independent, non-profit, research, resource, reflection and discourse organization devoted to enhancing thinking on African development.
"In the years 1994 to 1996, Professor Chege was visiting scholar at Harvard University. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Geneva in 1982/83. Earlier, Professor Chege had served as Program Officer with the Ford Foundation based in Harare, Zimbabwe for six (6) years from 1988 to 1994. Before the assignment with the Ford Foundation, he was Senior Lecturer and Director of the Institute of International Studies at the University of Nairobi where he also served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts from 1980 – 1983. Professor Chege has received several academic awards including awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation and Harvard University.
"Prof. Chege’s publications include ‘Democratic Theory and Practice in Africa’ (Edited with Afrifa Gitonga and Walter Oyugi in 1988) and several chapters in peer reviewed books as well as articles in international refereed journals." 
- US Advisory Board, Democracy Coalition Project
- Human Rights Watch Africa Advisory Committee (2002)
- Advisory Committee, Five College African Scholars Program