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AMREF Project Manager - APHIAplus Project Job in Nakuru Kenya

AMREF is one of the partners of APHIAplus projects in Eastern & Central provinces and Rift Valley province.

APHIAplus, is a five-year project funded by USAID for comprehensive health service delivery to improve the health of Kenyans. It focuses on two result areas – service delivery and social determinants of health.

The position reports to the Chief of Party and is based in Nakuru.

Purpose of the Job

To provide managerial guidance and technical leadership in the implementation of the APHIAplus Rift Valley programme.

The areas of intervention for which the incumbent will be responsible comprise two programme areas namely the use of quality health services, products and information; social determinants of health addressed to improve the well being of targeted communities.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide overall leadership and project management through co-ordination and supervision of the implementation of project activities
  • Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate project activities including writing technical reports for donors as well as for internal purposes
  • Manage project resources including staff, finances and assets
  • Provide technical expertise and support project in roll out of the community strategy, including strengthening the existing CHUs
  • Develop or adopt relevant materials and systems to support CHUs and WATSAN project design, implementation and management
  • Build capacity of CSOs, LIPs, and CHUs through the provision of Technical Assistance (TA) to CHWs, CHEWs, CHCs and other Level 1 Mechanism in technical areas
  • Expand access to education on safe water hygiene and sanitation by using the Personal Hygiene Education on sanitation (PHASE/PHAST) methodology
  • Identify areas for integration and linkages and enhances system and strategies in reaching pastoralists and nomadic communities by rolling out proven health strategies targeting these hard to reach populations.
  • Participate in operations research, documentation and dissemination of new lessons and experiences
  • Participate in the development of new concepts and proposals for fundraising.
Qualifications and Competencies

The ideal candidate should have a Masters Degree in Public Health or relevant Social Sciences discipline with over all five years hands-on experience in project management with an emphasis on community health and development, public health, development studies, nursing or any other closely relevant field.

Experience in HIV/AIDS related work especially in Community Strategy (KEPH), Health Promotion Education, WATSAN and organisational capacity building would be an advantage.

In addition the ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator, team player and visionary leadership.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa, please send your detailed application letter and up-dated CV to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF in Kenya by email to

Please quote the position and reference number (KCO/HR-AP005/2011) in the subject matter. The closing date for submitting applications is February 15, 2011.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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