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NGO Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - MSH

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization composed of nearly 2500 people from more than 74 nationalities working in 47 countries.

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.

Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.

MSH is recruiting for senior-level managers and technical experts for an anticipated procurement to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Kenya (GOK) to manage a high performing, sustainable, public-health-oriented laboratory service system.

The goal of the project is to improve Kenya’s capacity in stewardship, technical guidance, and oversight to implement country-owned and-led quality integrated laboratory services.

All positions are based in Nairobi, Kenya, and are subject to project award and funding.

Project Director

Job ID: 13-7131

The Project Director provides strategic, managerial, financial, technical leadership and oversight for the project.

S/he is the official representative of MSH from the project and maintains all communication with appropriate donor officials, project partners, and local stakeholders to ensure adequate coordination of laboratory technical assistance.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate should possess a minimum of a Master’s level education or higher in international public health, biomedical science or equivalent related field; a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in management positions, implementing programs of similar size and scope in international health; a minimum of four (4) years management experience on USG or other donor funded programs supporting strengthening of national laboratory systems in developing countries, preferably with experience in Africa.

Additionally, the ideal candidate should possess strong knowledge and technical skills in the following key areas: laboratory leadership, management and governance; development and implementation of national laboratory policies, strategic plans, standards, guidelines, standard operating procedures and capacity building materials; laboratory information systems; laboratory equipment and supply management; quality systems and accreditation; infrastructure development; networking and referral systems; and biosafety.

Deputy Project Director / Technical Director

Job ID: 13-7132

The Technical Director /Deputy Project Director leads, directs, mentors and monitors the team of local technical staff carrying out approved activities to strengthen laboratory systems and services in Kenya in order to support and improve HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria programs.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate should possess a medical or science degree, plus a higher qualification (Doctorate or Master’s level education) in clinical pathology, microbiology, international public health or related field.

Training as a Clinical Pathologist, Laboratory Scientist or Public Health professional is essential, with at least eight (8) years’ experience at a senior level in managing clinical and public health laboratory projects.

Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

Job ID: 13-7142

The Senior M&E Advisor is a core member of the project management team and is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a plan to monitor project performance and progress, assess the impact of the project activities on health service delivery, disease control and public health and reporting and dissemination of results.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate should possess a Master’s degree, or higher, in public health, demography, epidemiology, program evaluation or equivalent. A minimum of five (5) years’ work experience at a senior level in the M&E field with development projects in international organizations, essential. Experience with PEPFAR or other US Government development programs is preferred.

Senior Financial Analyst

Job ID: 13-7141

The Senior Financial Analyst performs analysis and provides management support for the assigned portfolio of projects, under the direction of the Project Director.

To this end, he or she develops routine and ad hoc reports for appropriate project senior staff to ensure the regular flow of relevant and accurate financial information for decision making.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or business management with at least CPA Part II and four (4) to six (6) years’ of professional experience in financial analysis and management (or Master’s degree plus two (2) to four (4) years’ of professional experience). Project budget management experience and accounting familiarity preferred.

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Please apply by 10 January 2014.

Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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