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Project Director Job Vacancy in Kenya

We are an international NGO intending to implement a large, multi-year health sector program across the northern arid counties of Kenya.

We are seeking a talented and hard-working individual to be the leader of a dynamic team committed to improving the lives of men, women and children.

The position will be based in Nairobi with extensive in-country travel.

Project Director

The Project Director has overall responsibility for ensuring that the Project achieves its intended impact.

S/he provides strategic leadership and managerial oversight of the administrative, programmatic, technical, and operational aspects of the Project.

S/he is accountable for all aspects of the Project’s effective management, including financial and budgetary oversight, timely implementation of activities, and stakeholder relationship management.

  • Master’s degree in public health, social sciences or related field.
  • Preferably from northern, ASAL regions of Kenya or having extensive experience working there.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience managing mid-to-large scale donor-funded projects in reproductive health/HIV program areas in developing and transitioning countries.
  • Hands-on experience working effectively with local, regional and central-level government authorities.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully fulfilling performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
  • Proven experience in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development and intervention activities, preferably with USAID.
  • Direct senior staff supervision experience required.
  • In-depth knowledge of public and/or private health systems, decentralization of services, and the latest professional developments in HIV prevention, care and treatment, and maternal and child health.
  • Demonstrated management skills working with complex programs involving short deadlines, multiple tasks, intense pressure to perform, and coordination with multiple partners.
  • Excellent diplomatic, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relations with senior Government personnel, international organizations, NGO partners, host country governments, and U. S. Government Agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate, mentor and direct all levels of staff while creating a positive team environment.
  • Familiarity with community-based approaches for service delivery and procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects.
Applications including cover letter, CV, references and salary history should be sent to:

DN/A 1152
P.O. Box 49010 GPO 00100

Closing date for applications is 23rd November, 2011.

Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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