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Senior Program Associate Job in Kenya

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization with over four decades of experience in strengthening health systems, and capacity of local institutions. 

MSH takes a comprehensive approach to improving health to achieve scalability, lasting impact, and sustainability. 

Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. For more information please visit our website

MSH seeks to recruit a highly motivated and result oriented individual to join a dynamic team as a Senior Program Associate, Management Information Systems (MIS) in our Health Commodities & Services Management (HCSM) Program. 

The Program is working in Kenya to strengthen systems for commodity management, pharmaceutical and laboratory policy and services.
  • The incumbent will lead the cross-functional project team in the evolution and delivery of HCSM’s portfolio of MIS solutions. 
  • S/he will be responsible for all aspects of product/solution definition to solution implementation, including stakeholders buy-in and presentation of the solutions to users and donors. 
  • S/he will be based in Nairobi with approximately 30% local travel.
Key responsibilities will include; 
  • Developing and supporting in implementation of HCSM’s MIS strategic
  • Developing and maintaining expert knowledge of HCSM’s MIS tools, processes, infrastructure and resources, 
  • Developing and maintaining deep technical and architectural aspects of the Web based reporting systems at points of interface with users and processes, data and technology. 
  • Developing, implementing, managing, and supporting system implementations, special projects and activities and coordinating all HCSM MIS personnel and managing vendors.
The ideal candidate 
  • Should have a Bachelor of Science/Administration in Computer Science, MIS or related
  • S/he should have at least 5 years relevant working experience preferably using internet technologies
    for web based application development of which 3 years experience should be in managing custom and off-the-shelf software integration and implementation projects. 
  • In addition, s/he should have professional
  • certification in system development and project management, functional knowledge of PHP and MS SQL.
  • Knowledge of Public Health Systems in Kenya will be an added advantage.
  • The candidate should be an excellent communicator and team player.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, and citizenship, physical or mental handicap. 

For further detail and to apply for this position, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of our website at by 18th May 2012. 

If you cannot apply online or have difficulty doing so, please email an explanation of your problem to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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