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AMREF Project Manager - Global Fund Project Job in Nairobi Kenya

AMREF has been selected by the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) as the dual track Principal Recipient for the TB component under Global Fund Round 9 and will be responsible for the financial management of the grant and ensuring quality implementation by sub-recipients (SR).

The AMREF Global Fund TB Project aims at contributing to the acceleration of quality DOTS expansion in the country in order to achieve and sustain national TB control targets in line with Global TB control targets and the Millennium Development Goals.

The project will work with 21 civil society organisations providing them with grants and building their capacity to implement quality TB and TB/HIV interventions.

The Project Manager will report to the HIV/AIDS Programme Manager and wil be based in Nairobi.

Purpose of the Job

To provide managerial guidance and technical leadership in the implementation and expansion of project.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide overall leadership and project management through co-ordination and supervision of the implementation of project activities
  • Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate project activities including writing technical reports for donors as well as for internal purposes
  • Facilitate capacity building activities for the project implementation team and other stakeholders.
  • Conduct operations research, document and share results for advocacy in order to influence relevant policies and practices
  • Work with program staff to document and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt
  • Manage project resources including staff, finances and assets
  • Develop and promote partnerships and networking with relevant stakeholders including but not limited to donors, relevant Government of Kenya Ministries and NGOs
  • Ensure project integration and growth by participating in country office and programme meetings
  • Participate in the development of new concepts and proposals for fundraising
  • Represent AMREF in partners and collaborators consultative meetings
  • Actively contribute to the growth and development of the TB project
Qualifications and Competencies

The ideal candidate should have a Masters Degree in Public Health with at least seven years programming work experience related to health and computer literate.

He/she should have experience in project management, capacity building, community based health care, collaboration with Government of Kenya ministries/departments, health systems research, documentation, monitoring and evaluation, budget management and people management.

In addition the ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator, team player and visionary leadership.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa, please send your detailed application letter and up-dated CV to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF in Kenya by email to

Please quote the position and reference number (KCO/HR-GF001/2011) in the subject matter.

The closing date for submitting applications is February 15, 2011.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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