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Deputy Country Director Job in Kenya

Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is an international NGO supporting health programs to improve the health of women and their families.

Jhpiego - Ken
ya works in close collaboration with both the Ministry of Medical Services and the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation in the areas of HIV, Malaria, TB, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Reproductive Health and Family Planning.

We are currently recruiting experienced individuals with excellent technical skills, who are team players, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work on a high pressure environment requiring multi-tasking abilities.

Deputy Country Director
(Re-Advertised)

Reporting to the Kenya Country Director, the Deputy Country Director will provide high level managerial and technical oversight and guidance to Jhpiego Kenya programs. S/he will work closely with the Country Director, who is responsible for the strategic direction and technical oversight for the Kenya office.

S/he will also work closely with program implementation teams to ensure project resources are applied appropriately (e.g. human, financial and material) and program targets and deadlines are met. Key technical areas for support include reproductive health, family planning, malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, maternal, newborn and child health, and urban health.

Responsibilities

  • Provide programmatic and strategic leadership and set priorities for programs in collaboration with the Country Director and program teams.
  • Represent Jhpiego to donors and partners.
  • Represent Jhpiego in public and professional circles through meetings and conferences.
  • Supervise program management staff and consultants; oversee preparation of annual work plans, implementation and reporting of project activities.
  • Liaise with Jhpiego/Baltimore technical team to ensure Jhpiego standards and approaches are met.
  • Mentor, support, and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts in concert with program goals.
  • Contribute to proposal management, design, writing, and editing and contribute to new program development.
  • Guide the analysis, synthesis and reporting of project outputs and results in close collaboration with the M&E team.
  • Provide updates to the County Director on the progress made, direction, approaches and successes of programs and share experiences and lessons learned among staff.
Requirements
  • Graduate degree in Public Health, Clinical or related field.
  • More than 10 years of professional, progressively more responsible management experience in international public health programs.
  • More than 5 years’ senior level working relationship with international donor agencies’ programs and policies, particularly USAID’s.
  • Previous experience establishing and/or managing a field office for an international health program.
  • Must have demonstrated significant knowledge of one or more of the following areas: reproductive health, child health, TB, malaria and/or HIV/AIDS.
  • First-hand experience in strengthening of health services, health provider training, performance improvement, or supervision.
  • Superior human resource management skills.
  • Trustworthy and track record of impeccable integrity.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with pleasant and outgoing personality.
  • Excellent verbal, written communications and presentation skills.
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Office.
Interested applicants should send a CV with three referees and detailed cover letter to the following email address by 16th December 2011: HR-Kenya@jhpiego.net indicating how your education and experience qualifies you for the position. 

A competitive remuneration will be offered according to qualifications and experience.

Candidates who had applied earlier need not re-apply.
 

Only those selected for interview will be contacted

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer


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