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Capacity Building Advisor Job in Kenya

AMREF is the largest indigenous health development non-governmental organization based in Africa. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, AMREF aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health. 

AMREF is headquartered in Nairobi, and has programmes in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Sudan, South Africa and West Africa. 

Employing over 800 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $90 million, AMREF is a knowledge resource for donors and partners. For more information visit our website

Career Opportunity

We are looking for an individual who is organized, highly-motivated and results-oriented to join a dynamic team and help bring lasting health change in Africa, to fill the following position in the Strengthening HIV Strategic Information in Kenya (ADAM) Project funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

The project’s purpose is to develop and support implementation of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) strategies and tools to track programmatic activities and develop reports for decision making and project improvement. 

The project is implemented by AMREF in collaboration with DANYA international, AfriAfya and ICF Macro.

Capacity Building Advisor 

Ref. No: KCO/ADAM/CBA/006/2013
The position reports to the Project Manager and is based in Nairobi.

(1 Year 6 Months Contract)

Purpose of the Job:

The Capacity Building Advisor will be responsible for the day-to-day management of capacity building activities. 

S/he will ensure timely and efficient achievement of the project objectives by coordinating partner activities, planning stakeholder meetings, budgeting and program implementation for the capacity building component of the project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Develop capacity building strategy and an implementation plan for various target audiences in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.
  • Oversee and manage the capacity building program expenditures, ensure the budget is strictly adhered to, and financial procedures are respected.
  • Provide technical advice to project advisory committee regarding capacity building and lead innovation in capacity building approaches.
  • Identify and recruit competent facilitators for training courses.
  • Liaise with the County Health Management Team to identify the participants for M&E training and develop strategies for monitoring and mentoring of the trained healthcare workers,
  • Share the capacity building strategies with the implementation team and the GOK and identify potential areas for funding and implement them if and when approved/funded.
  • Monitor the implementation progress against the M&E framework.
  • Manage the project staff and supervise the trainees and facilitators while documenting and disseminating information on training activities.
  • Oversee all aspects of management, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the capacity building activities and also manage the procurement and distribution of training materials and supplies.
  • Ensure all stakeholders are involved during the forums for sharing lessons learnt and best practices in M&E capacity building activities.
  • Spearhead development of tools for capacity building needs assessment and develop training materials based on the identified gaps.
  • Develop and maintain a database of healthcare workers who have been trained and mentored.
  • In collaboration with the M&E TWG, organize and implement activities such as workshops, on the job training and sharing of best practice that provide capacity building opportunities to healthcare workers and staff of local institutions to enhance institutional learning.
  • Participate in joint activities organized by the GOK HMIS, NASCOP, TWGs and/or the donor.
Qualifications and Competencies:-
  • The ideal candidate must have a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences and at least 4 years’ experience in capacity building, monitoring and evaluation or any other relevant field. 
  • Remarkable ICT skills, in-depth knowledge of curriculum development and a good understanding of budgets are essential to the position. S/he must possess excellent team leadership, planning and organization skills. 
  • Drive for results, coaching, mentoring and analytical thinking are pertinent to the position. 
  • The candidate should have strong administrative, supervisory, communication, interpersonal and relationship maintenance skills. The ability to translate new ideas into practical solutions, resourcefulness, initiative and the ability to work with minimal supervision are mandatory.
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and hardworking professional. 

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring lasting health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number in the subject matter and send your CV and application letter, which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to the 

Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to

The closing date for submitting applications is Wednesday, 10th July 2013.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please do not attach certificates and testimonials to your application.

You are not required to pay any fees to apply for jobs in AMREF.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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