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Program Director Job in Kenya

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation that utilises local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence informed solutions and interventions to existing and emerging public health concerns.

CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of
 Program Director 

Ref: 001/41/2016
1 Position
Location: Siaya County 

Overall Job Function: Reporting to the CEO, this role oversees the implementation of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment activities supported by CHS under the SHINDA Project

Specifically, she/he is responsible for planning, coordinating and providing strong leadership to a team of implementers.
Key Responsibilities
  • Oversee effective program implementation for SHINDA as per organisation and donor guidelines
  • Ensure that all program activities are sensitive to and responsive to changes in national and donor requirements
  • Ensure that the project is well balanced, documented and implemented in an effective manner
  • Oversee program monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Oversee timely submission of project reports as agreed with the donor and other stakeholders.
  • Provide support to fundraising and business development team during proposal development and contract negotiations
  • Oversee the establishment and management of relationships with partners and stakeholders in the region
  • Ensure appropriate representation of CHS in alliances and networks within the region
  • Coordinate donor/stakeholder and corporate leadership team visits in the region
  • Coordinate CHS collaboration with networks, government agencies, and other organisations in order to share information, experiences and influence them and/or build capacity
  • Ensure achievement of targets both organisation and donor through the team
  • Act as the team lead of the technical team ensuring compliance and synchrony of the work in the region
  • Oversee the operations team in the region
  • Supervise the direct reports and ensure work delivery in the region
  • Oversee the fleet in the region
  • Oversee the operations team in the region
  • Oversee in liaison with the Finance and Administration Department acquisition of offices in the region
Person specification
  • Master’s in Public Health/Masters in Health System Management/Adult Physician/Paediatrician
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBchB)
  • Registered by the Doctors and Pharmacies Board
  • Eight years and above experience in public health at least five in HIV/AIDS programs
  • Four years’ experience leading teams at a senior management level
  • Demonstrated in depth understanding of programming issues in public health at organisational, county and national level
  • Have practical experience in donor reporting, designing and setting up, coordinating, monitoring and evaluation and impact assessment systems
  • Proven ability to prioritise in a demanding environment, multiple accountabilities and to tight deadlines
  • Experience dealing with multiple stakeholders, government agencies, counties and donor community
  • Experience working with PEPFAR, CDC or USAID desirable
  • Have a working knowledge of the region
How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to clearly indicating the job title and reference number on the subject line, on or before 5:00PM on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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