Associate Director Job in Kenya - US Embassy Nairobi

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Associate Director Job in Kenya - US Embassy Nairobi

Associate Director (Laboratory and Health Systems Strengthening).

Qualifications and Evaluations


At least 5 years of work experience with the Government of Kenya, public health institutions, or international NGOs/donor agencies in public health practices such as program design, implementation and evaluation, community intervention, public health management, delivery, or operational research. Minimum of four years’ experience above must be in HIV/AIDS, STI, TB, Malaria, or related infectious disease field.  Additionally, 4 years of management experience is also required.

Job Knowledge

  • The job holder must have knowledge of the principles of public health planning, implementation, and evaluation of HIV/STI/TB prevention programs; knowledge of the methods, process, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health programs; knowledge of key players in HIV/AIDS program implementation in Kenya, knowledge of principles of quality management systems for medical laboratories, health programs economic evaluation design concepts, knowledge of key principles for private public partnerships, knowledge of management concepts and practices used by organizations engaged in international health or health related endeavors. As a senior LE Staff in the office, must be thoroughly familiar with the USG/FSN employment system and with PEPFAR guidelines, practices, and the current Country Operational Plan process.

Education Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in Medicine, or Laboratory Sciences, or Public Health, or Health Systems Management or another related medical field is required
  • Evaluations:


Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required

Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of Swahili is required.

Skills & Abilities

Must be able to:

1) establish effective diplomatic working relationships with multiple public health and related industry organizations/institutions including other USG agencies, international organizations, Kenya MOH and other governmental bodies, universities, research facilities, professional and related regulatory bodies, at both individual and official levels;

2) organize and manage subordinate staff;

3) communicate effectively orally and in writing;

4) plan, develop, manage and evaluate important and complex programs independently;

5) provide laboratory, strategic and public health information and advice in assigned area objectively;

6) follow oral and written instructions, and organize, prioritize and follow through expeditiously on all assignments with minimal oversight;

7) focus on details as appropriate;

8) demonstrate proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and other computer applications for program implementation, systems strengthening and evaluations;

9) translate and interpret complex policy, medical and technical technology to appropriate audiences and prepare oral and written reports in English for senior-level international scientific audiences.

10) Comprehend communications in official local language/s and culture. 11) Keyboarding skills that include both speed and accuracy are required.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

How to Apply


Closing date 11/08/2022