Technical Advisor, Policy and Health Systems Strengthening, Job in Kenya

Job Overview

  • In this role, you will serve on the UAT Project Senior Management Team and the Technical Advisory Committee. This role includes overall responsibility for day-to-day management of the PATH UAT project team including technical leadership and management responsibility for PATH UAT technical implementation, monitoring, and reporting of approved scope of work.
  • This position is based in UAT Project Nairobi Office, and you will provide technical support and supervision for all the advocacy and policy activities related to Leadership and Governance in the following counties: Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Tharaka Nithi, Samburu, Laikipia, Turkana, Trans Nzoia, Taita Taveta, Kilifi and Nairobi, including supervising a team of technical officers based in three county clusters. As the technical lead for PATH UAT project, you will ensure that PATH delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the overall impact UAT project. You will coordinate closely with other consortium partner staff including Cluster Leads and Technical Advisors to contribute to a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project implementation.
  • This position will report to the PATH Advocacy and Policy Country Lead with dotted lines to the UAT Chief of Party.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with UAT project’s program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices for health policy and systems strengthening.
  • Provide technical assistance to counties including capacity building on policy development, implementation, review and monitoring and ensure effective supervision of other staff.
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with national and county level target policymakers, government and ministerial officials and staff, strategic partners, and key opinion leaders to promote priority policy changes and policy implementation including investments.
  • Provide technical and policy advisory support and thought partnerships to decision makers at national and county levels.
  • Provide technical assistance to civil society organizations on the development and implementation of effective advocacy strategies/initiatives or approaches at national and county level.
  • Represent UAT in meetings at national and county levels to support the forging relations with the GOK, CBOs, other stakeholders, and the community.
  • Represent UAT in key technical working groups (TWG) and strategic forums at national and subnational level to contribute thought partnerships to policy making processes.
  • Take lead in providing technical assistance, guidance, and capacity strengthening for project staff including in the development of tools, templates, fact sheets and policy briefs.
  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to achieve the assigned project outcome. ensuring efficient use of project resources through planning and oversight.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and UAT standards and established schedules.

Required Skills And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, social sciences, international development, or a related field. Master’s degree in public health, medicine, health systems strengthening (public policy), social sciences or a related field is an added advantage.
  • 7 years relevant experience in Public Health.
  • Experience in implementing and managing US Government funded projects and/or other similar donor funded projects.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience is preferred.
  • USAID Program Management experience is an added advantage.
  • Experience working in complex partner consortiums.
  • In-depth understanding of USAID rules and regulations and expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.
  • Experience working with the Ministry of Health and County Health Management Teams required.
  • Deep understanding of health sector governance, devolution, and county structures.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, and presentation skills required.
  • Ability to oversee implementation of participatory action planning approaches and engage County, Sub- County and Ward-level stakeholders.
  • Advocacy experience related to policy, leadership, and governance; health financing strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building of government, civil society, and community teams.
  • Proven experience in developing policy briefs, fact sheets, tools, and templates.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing teams and supervising staff in multiple locations.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Good relationship building and partnership management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and county government officials.
  • Maturity and ability to remain calm, focused and solution-oriented while working under pressure is a must have for this position.

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