Program Officer Job in Kenya

Program Officer – Program & Operations


PharmPrEP is an Implementation Science project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), where Jhpiego is working in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Centre (Seattle) and University of Washington (Seattle) to conduct several studies to evaluate the delivery of oral PrEP through the pharmacy model. The studies will be conducted in Nairobi, Kiambu, Kisumu, Homabay, Migori, and Siaya counties.


Provide support in the design, planning, implementation, and monitoring of project activities

Participate in the development of the project work plans and support the preparation and monitoring of activity budgets

Support sub-award management including the development of sub-award milestones and budgets, monitoring implementation and compliance to donor and Jhpiego policies 

Compile periodic (monthly, quarterly, and annual) project reports and provide relevant programmatic information for internal and external reporting purposes

Maintain records and monitor the implementation of project activities, providing continuous feedback to the project team, and seeking assistance in problem-solving as necessary

Organize and coordinate logistics for project activities and meetings. This includes scheduling the activities, compiling and organize relevant background materials, documenting and disseminating minutes/reports, and following up on the action plans.

Representation of the project in professional forums that include meetings and workshops with Government and other institutional partners

Facilitate the procurement and management of consultants, supplies, and assets required for project implementation

Coordinate domestic and international travel for project staff which includes booking air tickets, airport transfers, arranging for travel advances, making hotel reservations, etc.

Liaise with the administration manager to provide efficient field transport services to project staff and ensure accurate maintenance of vehicles, transport-related records, and systems

Mentor, motivate, and supervise the administrative staff under his/her supervision

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in public health, social science, business administration or related qualification

Minimum of 5 (five) years relevant experience working with health or related programs in the nonprofit sector in a similar capacity

Critical thinking and problem-solving skills to facilitate program implementation

Excellent organizational skills including the ability to work in a complex environment with multiple assignments sometimes under short deadlines

Excellent analytical, verbal, written communication and presentation skills

Good interpersonal skills, dynamic personality, and a team player

Computer proficiency, particularly in the use of MS Office suite

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