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Project Officer Job in Kenya

Health Strat is a health systems technical support institution seeking a suitably qualified individual to fill the post of Project Officer.

This position will support the delivery of comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services in collaboration with the Kenya Prisons Service.

Job Title: Project Officer

Employer: Health Strat

Location: Kenya

Reporting to: Project Coordinator

Job Purpose: The Project Officer will be responsible for managing the day-to-day project deliverables, keeping track of project budgets and work plans under the direction of the Project Coordinator, and ensuring execution of key project goals and activities.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Project implementation and monitoring including supporting the project team to develop and implement work plans, managing the completion of project deliverables and planning and ensuring execution of key project meetings and activities
  • Ensure that project resources are aligned to enable delivery of project goals including the development of procurement plans for the grant
  • Assist in developing budgets and monitoring project burn rates to ensure activities are implemented within the accepted timeframe and budget
  • Assist in tracking the budget lines to ensure that expenditures incurred are within budget
  • Representing the program at key stakeholders’ meetings/forums
  • Building and maintaining relationships and operational partnerships with implementing partners

Person Specifications

Academic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in a business-related field

Professional Qualifications:
  • Project management certification

  • 3 years’ experience, 1 year experience within the Kenya health system
  • Experience on a PEPFAR/CDC grant (added advantage)

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Computer literacy

How to Apply

Please forward a cover letter detailing your suitability, your Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three referees (name, email address, and telephone number), and a copy of your most recent pay slip. State the job title that you are applying for on the subject of the cover email, to  

Incomplete applications and applications received after 5.00pm on the closing date shall not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days from the closing date.

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