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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Pathfinder International


Call for Applications

Pathfinder International (PI) is an international non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting high-quality comprehensive reproductive health services in Kenya. 

We seek highly motivated, talented and hardworking individual for the following two positions based in Nairobi.

Institutional Strengthening Advisor

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Institutional Strengthening Specialist will provide technical assistance to the Kenya Prison Services (KPS) and KPS Directorate of Health Services towards the design, development and implementation of a transition plan that transfers activities and funding fully to KPS by 2018.


The Specialist will work in collaboration with senior level staff of KPS and KPS/ DHS and with various stakeholders to conduct a comprehensive review of institutional capabilities to manage HIV programs and their direct funding, and to facilitate the development of capacity building plans and transition plans and to support their implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic direction for the transition component of the HIV/AIDS prevention care and treatment program.
  • Develop and update the strategic plan, ensuring that programmatic directions are technically sound, evidence-based and consistent with National and Donor priorities.
  • Jointly with KPS and partners develop an operational plan for the transition of organizational and technical functions to KPS
  • Identify institutional strengthening partners and map their specific areas of strength
  • Identify consultancy needs and assist with procurement of consultancy services
  • Provide technical expertise in organizational development and capacity building
  • Assess and contribute to the development of program management systems that cover multiple dimensions: human resources, financial management, supply chain management, information technology, monitoring & evaluation systems, quality improvement systems and reporting as necessary.
  • Support the development of technical documents, manuals, presentations and other reports documenting the achievements, lessons learnt and other findings related to the project.
  • Support senior staff in KPS in strengthening individual and collective performance in areas of governance, leadership management, systems thinking, change management, communication
  • Provide support to different planning systems and their implementation
  • Build strategic alliances and partnerships with GOK, donor and stakeholders and assist KPS in leveraging resources
  • Perform other tasks to ensure effective implementation of the Project as required.
Qualifications and Experience
  • At least a Master’s degree in organizational development, health planning and management, public health management, public administration, or other related field
  • At least 7 years’ experience with USG funded programs focused on strengthening the capacity of public sector systems (preferably in health).
  • Experience and understanding of USG contract/grant-making processes with local organizations.
  • Significant experience in managing HIV/AIDS programs
  • Expertise in organizational capacity development, strategic planning, financial management, leadership development, coaching, process management and other areas aimed at improving individual and organizational performance.
  • Significant experience applying mainstream institutional strengthening approaches such as Organizational Capacity Assessment, Institutional Strengthening Planning, Strategic Planning, Training of Trainers, Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, facilitation skills, including mentoring and communication skills, relationship building and negotiating skills
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively across technical disciplines.
  • Written and verbal fluency in English.
HIV AIDs TB Care and Treatment Advisor

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the HIV AIDs TB Care and Treatment Advisor will provide strategic leadership in the management of comprehensive HIV care and treatment services in accordance to Kenya’s care and treatment guidelines in health facilities to reach HIV infected prisoners, Kenya Prisons Services Staff, their families and the surrounding community. 

S/he will spearhead the strategic design and implementation of Comprehensive Care and Treatment services in health facilities in a manner that strengthens integrated delivery of health services in collaboration with the Government and other partners. 

The Advisor will work in collaboration with the Institutional Strengthening Advisor, Senior level staff of KPS and KPS/ DHS and with various stakeholders to review the institutional capabilities of managing HIV programs and their direct funding, and to facilitate the development of capacity building plans and transition plans and to support their implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and strengthen the KPS systems to ensure provision of high quality and accessible HIV prevention, care and treatment services for prisoners, staff and prison community.
  • Develop and update the strategic plan, ensuring that programmatic directions are technically sound, evidence-based and consistent with National and Donor priorities.
  • Provide technical, programmatic guidance and managerial advice on the implementation of HIV AIDs TB care and treatment in KPS.
  • Jointly with KPS coordinate implementation of program activities including health facility assessment and development, training, clinical care, mentoring health service providers, counseling and education, community follow-up, commodity management, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Clinical mentoring and capacity building of KPS staff to plan manage and evaluate program activities.
  • Developing and maintaining good relations including representation with Kenya Prisons services, GOK, donor and stakeholders.
  • Provide guidance, mentorship and continuing medical education to the health service providers on HIV prevention, care and treatment.
  • Compile the required program reports and submit them to the national level.
  • Identify consultancy needs and assist with procurement of consultancy services
  • Support the development of technical documents, manuals, presentations and other reports documenting the achievements, lessons learnt and other findings related to the project.
  • Perform other tasks to ensure effective implementation of the Project as required.
Qualifications and Experience
  • A Medical Doctor with an advanced degree preferably Masters in Public Health preferable.
  • At least 7 years’ experience in HIV AIDs TB clinical program design, set up and management.
  • Demonstrable collaborative approach with Government officials in the public health sector.
  • Proven experience in establishing relevant project monitoring systems, assessment designs and transition.
  • Demonstrable ability to build strong relationships, work well as part of a team and facilitate the achievement of results.
  • Training and capacity building and counterpart development skills.
  • USG funded programs focused on strengthening the capacity of public sector systems (preferably in health).
  • Significant experience in managing HIV/AIDS programs
  • Strong management and leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, facilitation skills, including mentoring and communication skills, relationship building and negotiating skills.
  • Written and verbal fluency in English.
Candidates who meet the above requirements should send their CV and cover letter detailing current and expected salary, names and contacts of three referees preferably supervisors and clearly indicating daytime telephone contacts to kenyajobs@pathfinder.org. 

Closing date for applications is 8th April, 2013. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Offers are contingent upon receipt of award and funder key personnel approval.

Pathfinder International is an equal opportunity employer

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