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Abt Associates Recruiting in Kenya

Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, seeks qualified candidates for a USAID-funded project, AfyaInfo. 

AfyaInfo is 5 year project designed to assist the Ministry of Health (MOH) to integrate the multiple Kenyan health information systems (HIS) into an integrated data warehouse which will serve as the sole source of health information in Kenya.

Brief descriptions and qualification requirements for open positions are listed below. 

To be considered for any position, an applicant must submit his/her CV and an application letter that provides details of the applicant’s specific qualifications for the desired position

In the subject line of the email, write the title of the position for which you are applying. 

If you wish to apply for more than one position, please submit separate applications for each position. 

Applications that do not follow these instructions, or that do not meet the stated minimum qualification requirements, will not be considered. Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

HIS Development Lead 

The HIS Development Team Lead will lead activities which support the MOH to develop a flexible HIS technology platform for Kenya.  

Essential Job Responsibilities: 
  • Interface frequently with the MOH to solicit system requirements and build support and buy-in for systems. 
  • Manage HIS subcontracts, budget and technical team. 
  • Support the MOH to develop SOPs for: HIS system governance, MOH data center management, updating and patching existing systems, and/or development of new systems (based on best practice).
    Assist in the development of data standards and protocols necessary for the integration of disparate
  • Assist the team to ensure data accuracy and security and legal, and regulatory compliance with
    national standards. 
  • Evaluate technical components of project contracts for HIS development. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 
  •  Masters Degree in IT field, with additional IT certifications; 
  • 10+ years of professional experience in information systems policy design and implementation, preferably in health; 
  • knowledge of one or more software development methodologies; 
  • experience in management of individual software developers,
    developer teams, or development companies; 
  • and experience with USAID programs desired.
Technical Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP/Tech)

The DCOP/Tech provides leadership and strategic management oversight for implementation of the project’s technical work (health information systems, organizational development/change management, capacity building, data quality assurance, and monitoring and evaluation) under the direction of the project’s Chief of Party (COP). 

Essential Job Responsibilities: 
  • Assist the COP in setting and pursuing a results-oriented program strategy, in consultation with USAID, other partners and stakeholders. 
  • Assist in identifying and accessing technical resources within and for the project. 
  • Participate in international technical networks, meetings, and technical working groups as appropriate to represent the project and ensure collaboration of relevant technical work. 
  • Manage the production of client- and corporate project-management deliverables and ensure the quality of technical reports. 
  • Monitor project performance and timelines. 
  • Supervise senior technical staff. 
  • Facilitate collaboration across the project. 
  • Other duties as assigned.  
  • PhD or Master’s level education in Public Health, Health Informatics or another relevant field of study; 
  • 10+ years of experience in development program management. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with USAID, ministry officials, and other development partners. 
  • Experience developing, communicating and implementing a project vision and aligning key stakeholders around the vision. 
  • Previous experience as a DCOP in a large USAID funded project preferred.
Procurement Specialist Consultant

The Procurement Specialist Consultant will work with the Finance and Administrative Manager (F&A),
DCOP Operation and Technical staff to provide IT equipment procurement and logistic support. 

Essential Job Responsibilities: 
  • Work with F&A to prepare requests for quotations and assist in developing detailed
    specifications IT equipment procurement. 
  • Assist in analyzing the bids and evaluating the financial and
    technical quotations; communicating with vendors during the bid and evaluation process; and processing
    purchase requisitions. 
  • Track expected delivery date and effective receipt date of items ordered, make arrangement for delivery. 
  •  Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or another relevant
    field of study; 
  • 10 years of experience in high level management positions with responsibility for managing high
    value procurements. 
  • Excellent understanding of the ICB procurement process, Kenya’s Public procurement
    and Disposal Act 2005, and USAID procurement rules and regulations.
Interested individuals can learn more about Abt Associates at:

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