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NGO Jobs in Kenya - IntraHealth International

IntraHealth International believes in a world where all people have an equal opportunity for health and wellbeing. We have served the public health needs of developing countries for almost 30 years. 

We have worked in more than 50 countries, with the support of the US government, foundations, corporations and individuals.
 

We are currently accepting expressions of interest from potential candidates interested in a prospective USAID-funded project for the following positions.
 
Chief of Party (COP)
 
The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for leading the implementation of the anticipated project. 

S/he will be responsible for overall leadership and management of the project, providing strategic guidance, vision and leadership to the entire project, in coordination with the senior team leaders. 

Oversee all aspects of the program with a particular focus on the technical integrity of program design and implementation. 

S/he will provide vision and leadership for the project, ensuring strong collaboration with USAID, Government of Kenya (GOK) decision makers and stakeholders and other project partners/ collaborators to ensure the alignment and integration of the program with the GoK ’s strategies. 

The position will report to IntraHealth Kenya Country Director.

Key Responsibilities
  • Supervise technical teams and regional office teams in the planning and implementation of all project activities, ensuring that performance schedules are observed and outputs are completed and delivered according to schedule and within budget
  • Lead the process and work collaboratively with donors, the National Ministry of Health, other GOK agencies, County Governments and other stakeholders in developing and gaining approval for work plans and budgets for the project
  • Ensure the quality of project products and deliverables, including progress reports as well as financial reports in accordance with donor and IntraHealth procedures and standards.
  • Lead communication and reporting to GoK, national ministry of health (MOH), county health departments and to the donor.
  • Provide strategic leadership to in-country staff, develop and continuously improve high-level stakeholder relationships with donor, the GoK and the wider stakeholder community in Kenya
  • Establish working relationships and ongoing dialogue with the principal policy and decision makers within MOH, County Health Departments and other government agencies, training institutions, regulatory bodies, professional associations, donors, faith-based organizations and other interest groups to assure that project activities are relevant and appropriate.
Education & Experience
  • Masters degree in public health, health management, business administration or related field
  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant senior technical, management and leadership experience in implementing integrated health programs involving coordination with multiple government, donor, and implementing partners
  • Previous experience in HIV care and treatment in any of the following technical areas: MNCH, Family planning, Nutrition etc will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated strategic vision for the health sector, leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, as well as strong written and oral presentation skills.
  • Solid understanding of integrated health and HIV services and community health within the context of decentralized health systems preferred.
  • Experience in program administration, financial oversight, award contractual compliance, sub-award management required.
  • Experience working with USAID, and strong familiarity with PEPFAR and other USG initiatives
  • Demonstrated understanding of the GOK’s Health Systems priorities in context of county devolution
Key Competencies: Accountability, Innovation, Organizational Stewardship, Strategic Thinking , Effective Communication

Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)
 
The DCOP will support the Chief of Party (COP) in providing technical program leadership in the development, management and support of project activities. 


In the absence of the COP the DCOP will assume overall responsibility for the project. 

The DCOP will take the lead in coordinating program development, implementation and reporting, and will work very closely with the Intermediate Results (IR) Team Leaders overseeing the project’s major components, and other program staff to ensure results and synergy in the development and implementation of the project. 

The position will report to Chief of Party (COP).

Key Responsibilities
  • Supervise IR Team Leads and facilitate achievement of their program objectives and targets with technical backstopping and support.
  • Work with M&E Director to ensure appropriate measurement of project impact and high quality statutory reporting.
  • Initiate and facilitate regular technical meetings to review program implementation, and identify measures to overcome implementation bottlenecks and enhance quality of deliverables.
  • Account to the COP on the delivery of strategic program objectives, with regular reporting on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Lead documentation and sharing of knowledge and emerging practices from the program internally within IntraHealth and externally with the wider stakeholder audience.
  • Ensure daily operations of overall program implementation activities are on schedule and that reports, new plans and budgets are prepared with sufficient lead time to get the necessary approvals.
  • Work with the COP to provide technical and administrative support in all aspects of the project and carry out any duties that may be assigned by the COP.
Education & Experience
  • Master’s degree in public health, medicine, social sciences or related health discipline
  • At least 10 years relevant experience in senior technical and project management preferably in USAID funded project.
  • Senior level experience in designing, implementing and managing large, complex multi-faceted HIV care and treatment programs integrated with quality health service delivery or projects in Kenya
  • Proven ability to direct and manage a team and to work with partners, donors and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing development of activity budgets, managing activity costs, and monitoring program spending against budget in an accurate and timely manner
  • Demonstrated experience to develop and work within approved work plans
  • Proven ability to manage confidential matters discreetly and with the trust and confidence of colleagues and clients including USAID and Ministry of Health
  • Demonstrated diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a complex and changing environment with all levels of stakeholders
Key Competencies: Accountability, Innovation, Organizational Stewardship, Strategic Thinking , Effective Communication

How to Apply

IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

To apply visit IntraHealth careers page @:http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers
 and follow the instructions to submit an online application. 

Applications should be received by October 30, 2014.

Learn more about “Who We Are” @:http://www.intrahealth.org/section/about-us

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


*IntraHealth International, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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