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Regional Team Leader Job in Lodwar, Kenya

Position: Regional Team Leader

Duty Station:Lodwar, Kenya

Closing Date: 03rd June, 2012

We are seeking to fill the above position for the APHIAplus Northern Arid Lands Project funded by USAID.  

The project supports integrated service delivery and addresses the social determinants of health.  

The programmatic intervention areas for the project focus primarily on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, MNCH, Nutrition, WASH, and a number of interventions related to the social determinants of health (household economic strengthening for specific target groups).  

The project will be implemented in eight counties in the Northern and Arid Lands of Kenya (Turkana, Samburu, Isiolo, Marsabit, Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, and Tana River).

The Project is being implemented by AMREF together with partners including FHI360, Catholic Relief Services, Land O’Lakes inc, BroadReach Healthcare and University of Maryland Baltimore.

The positions report to the Deputy Chief of Party and the incumbent will be based in Lodwar
Purpose of the Job:

To provide technical and managerial leadership of project implementation at regional level and act as the key contact for the Project at the regional level.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall leadership and project management through co-ordination and supervision in the implementation of project activities.
  • Manage project resources including staff, finances and assets.
  • Provide leadership in implementing the Ministry of Health Community Health Strategy.
  • Provide effective leadership in engaging with stakeholders, including consortium partners and external stakeholders.
  • Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate project activities including writing technical reports for donors as well as for internal purposes.
  • Facilitate capacity building activities for the project implementation team and other stakeholders.
  • Lead in operations research, document and share results for advocacy in order to influence relevant policies and practices.
  • Work with project staff to document and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt.
  • Develop and promote partnerships and networking with relevant stakeholders including, but not limited to, partners, donors, relevant Government of Kenya Ministries and NGOs.
  • Ensure project integration and growth by participating in Country Office and program meetings.
  • Participate in the development of new concepts and proposals for fundraising.
  • Represent AMREF in partners and collaborators consultative meetings.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a Masters Degree in Public Health or related discipline with at least five (5) years relevant work experience.  
  • Must be ICT proficient.  
  • Must be experienced in project management, capacity building, networking, operations research, monitoring and evaluation, financial management and people management.  
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS, MNCH and implementation of Community Health Strategy will be an added advantage.  
  • In addition the ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator, team player and have visionary leadership.
This is a challenging opportunity a for dedicated and highly motivated professional.  If you would like to join this dynamic team please quote the position and reference number (Ref. No. HR/NAL/RTL) in the subject matter and send your application letter and CV include contact details of three work-related referees, to the 

Human Resources Manager, 
AMREF Kenya 
by e-mail to 

Please do not attach certificates and testimonials at this point.

The closing date for submitting applications is 03rd June, 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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