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Project Job in Nairobi Kenya - USAID

The Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project is USAID's flagship project in private sector health.

It works to involve nongovernmental organizations and for-profit entities in addressing the many health needs of people in developing countries.

SHOPS is seeking to hire a Country Representative to be based in Nairobi, Kenya with 10+ years of experience (or the equivalent combination of education and experience) to manage and lead its activities in Kenya.

The Country Representative will be responsible for the following:

1. Lead technical assistance to support a variety of activities to engage the private sector in policy discussions including leading stakeholder workshops, providing direct technical assistance to PPP Health Kenya, and engaging with the Ministry of Health in integrating the private sector into the government’s health strategy.

2. Lead communication with USAID/Kenya regarding work plan, activity updates, reporting and deliverables.

3. Serve as main point of contact with key government stakeholders, as well as other donors and implementers engaged in private sector activities.

4. Liaise with SHOPS Africa regional manager based in Bethesda to ensure good communication with SHOPS/HQ.

5. Track progress of activities against the work plan in accordance with available funding. As additional funding becomes available, continue to revise and add activities in consultation with SHOPS Team and USAID.

6. Implement/manage all technical components of the work plan.

7. Manage any consultants or subcontractors engaged to carry-out project activities.

8. Oversee and ensure proper documentation of all project expenditures and submit financial reports and back-up documentation to the home office for audit and reimbursement.

9. Lead business development efforts in Kenya as appropriate, by providing technical input into new proposals for USAID and other donors.

10. Other duties as assigned.

Additional Qualifications include:

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Experience managing USAID programs or other donor funded work.
  • Project management experience: able to deal with various elements of a large project, and various team members across the world.
  • Experience working in private health sector in Kenya
  • Experience in some of the following technical areas: private health sector, private health insurance, social insurance, micro-insurance, social franchise networks, health policy, quality of care standards.
  • Excellent communication skills including writing and public speaking.
Please include a short (3-5 page) writing sample.

Interested applicants, please contact Montana Stevenson at 

Please provide a copy of your CV, a short (3-5 page writing sample), and a signed version of the attached job application form - Click here (then click File -> Download)

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