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Capacity Building Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya

Location: Nairobi

Firm Service: Consulting

Reference Code: KE - 47589

Type of Position:Full-time

Job Description

Capacity Building Specialist (CB Specialist), based in Nairobi, Kenya, will provide technical leadership, guidance, and strategic direction around capacity development activities to support roll-out of a national health information system (HIS) and strengthening of the HMIS unit of the Ministry of Medical Services. 

The CB Advisor will report to the Chief of Party and work closely with project team and the home office Program Manager to make sure that capacity building events and activities are implemented effectively and achieve anticipated results. Key roles and responsibilities of this position are listed below.

Program Implementation Duties
  • Support the design, implementation, and monitoring of training, capacity building, and organizational development tools and events to support roll-out of HIS and development of HMIS unit
  • Work with the project M&E Advisor to monitor progress towards capacity building objectives. Make recommendations for changes capacity building events and the project overall as needed, and to revise/develop new indicators to measure progress as necessary.
  • Track and report on programmatic achievements in capacity building areas to USAID, Deloitte home office, and other stakeholders as required.
  • Contribute to annual work plans, progress reports, and other deliverables to USAID as required.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned
Technical Leadership Duties
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership in organizational development and capacity building. 
  • Support the development and implementation of project strategies in these areas and others as necessary.
  • Work with Ministry of Medical Services and Ministry of Public Health to assess capacity of the Ministries of Health, regional and district health offices, and hospitals, to implement national HMIS system
  • Build a capacity development action plan and materials to support preparation and roll-out of HIS
  • Lead capacity building activities, including trainings, workshops, and on-site technical assistance, to build the management, planning, and HR capacity of HMIS unit and to support roll-out of national HIS
  • Monitor progress towards capacity development benchmarks and objectives; recommend revisions to capacity development plans as needed
  • Support the development of technical documents, abstracts, presentations, and other reports documenting the achievements, lessons learned, and other findings related to the project, particularly in the area of capacity building in general, and organizational operational improvements in particular.
  • Provide high level programmatic/technical support and capacity building to HMIS unit and other regional and district health offices
Representational Duties
  • Represent project to USAID and stakeholders as required, with support and coordination of the COP.
  • Support the COP to coordinate and network effectively with USAID, the local government, partners and other stakeholders regarding project planning, monitoring, execution and deliverables.
  • Support the dissemination of reports, success stories, lessons learned, and other technical documents produced by the project, particularly through Technical Working Groups and other technically focused meetings.
  • Represent Deloitte as necessary, in coordination with the COP, in external and internal forums, special events and meetings related to the project.
HR and Staff Supervision Responsibilities
  • Complete personnel time and expense reports accurately and timely
  • Support the professional development of project staff , particularly around capacity building methods and tools and monitoring and evaluation
  • At least 10 years of experience and proven track record in health planning, systems strengthening, or leadership and governance
  • Management, leadership, and supervisory experience
  • Experience working in or with MOH
  • Master's degree health planning and management, health economics, public health, business administration, or other related field
If qualified please submit CV to and

To be considered your application must be received by 27 April 2011

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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