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Chief of Party Job in Nairobi Kenya

AMREF is the largest indigenous health development non governmental organization based in Africa. 

AMREF works with and through African communities, health systems and governments, and aims to close the gaps that prevent people from accessing their basic right to health.

With headquarters in Kenya, AMREF has programs in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Sudan and South Africa.

Employing over 800 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $70 million, AMREF is a knowledge resource for donors and partners.

AMREF is seeking to fill the following positions for an anticipated USAID funded project. 

The project aims at supporting integrated service delivery and addressing the social determinants of health primarily in the areas of HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning and tuberculosis, MNCH, water and sanitation, and a number of interventions related to the social determinants of health.

Chief of Party

Ref. No:-

Stationed in Nairobi with frequent travel to project sites

Purpose of the Job

The Chief of Party will be responsible for overall strategic leadership and oversight to the project. S/he will ensure timely and efficient delivery of project’s results. S/he will be responsible for co-ordinating partners, programme planning and review, stakeholder engagement, financial and people management, and donor reporting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide overall strategic and programmatic leadership and oversight within the consortium of project partners
  • Ensure that project activities are meeting client and stakeholder expectations and that project results are pro-actively disseminated.
  • Provide oversight of all project operations and reporting, ensuring compliance with USAID requirements and regulations.
  • Work closely with the USAID and Government counterparts, to ensure the project effectively complies with the USAID and GOK objectives, rules and regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with the policy and legislative requirements of USAID as stipulated under the Agreement.
  • Supervise and provide technical guidance to project technical staff in a range of HIV and AIDS interventions, ensure synchrony and collaboration between technical staff from the various partner organizations and work with them to bring ideas, findings, and lessons learned to project leadership and the donor agency.
  • Responsible for timely preparation of annual work plans and reports to the donor.
  • Supervise, mentor, manage and motivate staff for optimal performance of the project.
  • Responsible for co-ordination and collaboration with partner and key stakeholders.
  • Document and disseminate programme achievements and lessons
  • Manage project resources including staff, finances and assets.
Qualifications and Competencies 
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum of Masters Degree in Public Health or its equivalent. A Doctoral Degree is desirable.
  • Experience in Human Resources for Health development in developing countries.
  • Sound knowledge of the HIV/AIDS sector and capacity building, especially in Kenya.
  • Exceptional managerial and operational experience, and preferably in managing large complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions in developing countries/sub Saharan Africa.
  • A minimum of seven years of experience working with United States Government(USG) supported projects and knowledge of the emergency plan goals and USG project financial rules and regulations at a senior level.
  • Experience in developing program work-plans, developing program budgets, managing program implementation, managing staff, and field and managing short-term technical assistance.
  • Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English, and verbal communication skills in one or more local languages.
  • A team player with visionary leadership.
These are challenging opportunities for dedicated and highly motivated professionals. 

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number in the email subject matter, send your up-dated CV and an application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF in Kenya by email to

The closing date for submitting applications is 07th January 2012.

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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