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USAID Kenya Jobs: Senior Regional Reproductive Health Specialist

The United State Agency for International Development’s Regional Mission for East Africa (USAID/EA) seeks to fill the position of Senior Regional Reproductive Health (RH) Specialist for its Regional Health & HIV/AIDS (RHH) Office.
The incumbent will be one of a team of senior staff providing technical assistance on health and HIV/AIDS technical and program issues in the region.
The primary duties will be to:
  • manage, monitor, evaluate and report on RH and family planning (FP) activities funded by USAID/EA;
  • provide technical assistance to USAID missions in the region requesting expert services in FP, RH, gender and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention, design, implementation and evaluation, as well as implementation of USAID family planning regulations;
  • take the lead in communicating on RH/FP issues and organizing FP/RH regional meetings; and
  • establish and maintain collaboration among relevant U.S. Government (USG) offices, donors and partners.

Applicant may be either a United States citizen living in Kenya or a Kenyan citizen.
Required Qualification:
Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of this advertisement, please consider your application unsuccessful.
Education: A Master’s degree in public policy, public health, administration or related disciplines is required.
Experience: (40%) At least seven years of progressively responsible experience working for a USG agency and/or a development organization; at least four of which were spent in a developing country context, in international/resource-poor settings, working with host governments, other international donors and/or non-governmental organizations in support of development programs; and at least three of which involved work in FP and RH.
Knowledge: (30%) The applicant must have strong management skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills, including fluency in spoken and written English. Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite is required.
Skills and Abilities (30%): The incumbent should have the ability to develop strategies and detailed ;mplementation plans for FP/RH and related health elements under the USAID/EA Operational Plan, and work ,vith government officials to reposition family planning and related gender issues in the regional health agenda.
He/she should have the skills necessary to assure that FP/RH activities are implemented in a timely and quality manner; ensure the development of evaluation plans and utilization of evaluation findings; and, prepare the FP/RH-related sections of the Mission’s annual reports.
Short-listed candidates will be requested to submit a writing sample demonstrating technical writing skills.
Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit their application together with detailed Curriculum Vitae and all relevant attachments to the following address:
The Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 629, Village Market 00621,
Nairobi, Kenya
Re: Senior Regional Reproductive Health Specialist
Applications must reach the USAID HR OFFICE by COB July 09, 2010.

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