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Abt Associates Jobs in Kenya

Abt Associates seeks candidates for an upcoming DFID-funded maternal and newborn health (MNH) project in Kenya. 

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

In addition to the position-specific requirements of each individual opening, understanding of DFID administrative procedures and requirements is highly desirable, and applicants should have a willingness and ability to travel and/or potentially be based outside of Nairobi.

To be considered for any of the positions listed below, an applicant must submit his/her CV and an application letter/email message that provides details of the applicant’s qualifications for the desired position to:

In the subject line of the email, write the specific 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. 

Current openings:

Programme Director 

Provides technical leadership, management, and strategic direction for the programme; responsible for guiding senior technical staff and for ensuring the responsiveness and quality of work along with efficient use of resources and achievement of results. 

Qualification Requirements

Medical, Master’s or a Doctorate Degree in a relevant field, and at least 10 years of senior-level international management experience in designing, implementing and managing larger, complex health programmes. Significant technical depth in MNH.

Finance & Administration Director 

Develops, leads, and manages an internal team to support contract administration, finance, human resources, procurement, subcontracting, and IT. 

Ensures the financial and administrative integrity of all business transactions; produces, analyses, and presents financial reports; and oversees annual budgeting and planning processes. 

Qualification Requirements: 

Bachelor ’s Degree (minimum) or a Master ’s Degree (desirable) in a relevant field, and 10 years of experience in the implementation and oversight of the finance and administration functions of medium-sized businesses or projects, especially in the area of health or other types of development. Experience in the management of DFID-funded projects is desirable.

Clinical Services Director 

 Leads the design and implementation of interventions at all project sites to improve the quality of MNH services. Oversees training and capacity building activities for healthcare providers. 

Qualification Requirements

Advanced clinical degree, preferably with a specialization on ObGyn/midwifery, and 8 years of experience in designing, implementing, and managing public health programmes, preferably with a focus on essential and emergency MNH services.

Monitoring & Evaluation Director

Directs all monitoring and evaluation activities, creating systems to measure and document programme processes, outputs, and impacts by routinely and systematically collecting, analysing and presenting programme data. 

Qualification Requirements
  • Master’s Degree (minimum) in a relevant field and 8 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of social development programmes.
  • Experience in the application of logical frameworks, development of indicators, and the implementation of strategies for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of public health programmes.
Decentralization Programme Director  

Leads programme interventions that assist counties and county health facilities to adapt organizational and systems development to facilitate decentralization. 

Develop and manage capacity building activities related to decentralization and health systems strengthening.  

Qualification Requirements:

Medical or a Master’s Degree and at least 10 years of relevant professional experience in health policy, health system restructuring/decentralization, health system strengthening and reform, or similar.
Abt Associates currently implements more than 50 global and bi-lateral programmes worldwide, including the USAID-funded AfyaInfo and Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) projects in Kenya. 

Learn more about Abt Associates’ technical assistance, health systems strengthening services, research, and analysis activities in more than 100 countries at:

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