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Project Director Job Vacancy in Nairobi

Location: Nairobi

Pathfinder International is an international non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting high-quality comprehensive reproductive health services in Kenya.

We believe that an integrated approach is often the best way to meet the many needs of clients: contraception, maternal care, HIV and AIDS, adolescents and youth, post abortion care and advocacy.

Through all of our work, we strive to improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

We are currently seeking a Project Director to lead the APHIAplus Nairobi – Coast Project.

Role Purpose

The Project Director provides strategic leadership and managerial oversight of the administrative, financial, programmatic, technical, and operational aspects of APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast Project.

This multi-partner project supports Nairobi and Coast Provinces in implementing strong HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment interventions while ensuring that such investments also strengthen the delivery of tuberculosis, reproductive health, family planning, maternal, neonatal and child health, and nutrition services.

The Project Director coordinates planning and implementation of all components of the Project while building on Kenyan and international best practices in achieving project goals.

The role serves as the primary project liaison for USAID/Kenya, GOK entities, and stakeholders.

The Project Director reports to the Country Representative and works closely with the two deputies based in Nairobi and Coast respectively.

Job Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in public health, social sciences or related field.
  • Minimum 10 years experience in successfully managing large scale donor funded programs, of which 5 years should be in PEPFAR funded projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing oversight of planning, procurement, implementation and evaluation in the field of finances, administration and programs.
  • Demonstrated capacity in results based management of public health programs that integrate components such as HIV/AIDS, FP/RH, TB, MNCH, Nutrition, Gender, Youth within a system strengthening approach.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relations with senior government personnel, international organizations, NGO partners, and U. S. Government Agencies.
  • Strongly data oriented and fully acquainted with several standard compluter applications
  • Strong leadership and cross-cultural management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Candidates who meet the above requirements should send their CV and cover letter detailing current and expected salary and clearly indicating daytime telephone contacts to 

Closing date for applications is 25th November 2011.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Pathfinder International is an equal opportunity employer

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