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Position Title: Chief of Party- AIDS Relief Region 2

Dept./Country: Nairobi, Kenya

Reports To: Secretary General –Kenya Episcopal Conference

Est. Length of Service: Five Years



  • In coordination with the KEC health commission representatives, serve as primary representative of the AIDS Relief project to the Kenyan Government.
  • Serve as serve as primary representative of AIDS Relief to senior staff members of the Kenya Episcopal Conference-Catholic Secretariat (KEC-CS), and the AIDS Relief consortium members.
  • In coordination with the KEC, serve as the primary AIDS Relief spokesperson to local and international press for AIDS Relief.
  • Ensure that AR staff relate with local partners and clinics consistent with partnership principles.
Program Planning, Coordination, Communications and Reporting: 
  • Lead coordination and planning of project goals and objectives for AIDS Relief in Region 2(including the annual Country Operational Plan submission) and ensure collaborative approach among CMs;
  • Lead the development and ensure the timely completion of annual SOWs and budgets for each CM, along with an overall results framework for AIDS Relief Kenya;
  • Document and ensure appropriate application of programmatic best practices;
  • Utilize and develop appropriate tools to track program performance (dashboard, regular financial analysis, viral load, patient retention, etc…);
  • Work closely with CMs to ensure in-country and partners’ systems are in place to guarantee timely and effective implementation of project activities: M&E, training, community development, technical assistance, staffing, materials, equipment, medical drugs, and reporting;
  • Ensure necessary training and technical assistance is made available to local implementing partners to develop capacity to implement ART project.
  • Ensure participatory processes, quality of analysis and timely feedback of all assessments to CTCT, Points of Services and Centers of Excellence;
  • Conduct regular supervisory visits and provide recommendations to Program Managers, CMs and local partners as necessary;
  • In coordination with the Head of Programming, facilitate the integration of the ART Kenya program into KEC overall health and HIV/AIDS programming.
  • Work closely with the KEC Kenya Finance and Compliance unit to ensure CM and LPTF compliance with relevant USG regulations and to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting of CRS activities;
  • Finalize and ensure the timely completion of accurate and consistent financial and narrative AIDS Relief reports for both local and international audiences;
  • Ensure regular financial reviews and analysis of program spending; make adjustments as necessary to ensure spending within 5% of annual budgets
Strategic Planning: 
  • Lead efforts at program innovation; foster regular discussions with key stakeholders as appropriate; design program modifications as needed;
  • Provide regular analysis, recommendations and feedback to the Consortium members and other stakeholders on the program strategy and implementation in Kenya;
  • Spearhead AIDS Relief plan for transition, ensuring a transparent, collaborative and comprehensive approach;
  • Lead AIDS Relief plan for health systems strengthening in Kenya, coordinating closely with local and external actors;
  • Lead AIDS Relief communication efforts, drafting a communications plan to include focus on communicating the AIDS Relief identity, necessary protocols; development of promotional materials; guidance on dealing with the press, etc….; and
KEC/ Program Responsibilities:

The CoP will also participate as a full member of the KEC/ Program Department team. This will include active involvement in all Program Department activities; with particular emphasis on coordination with other HIV/AIDS program staff.

Specific responsibilities include: 
  • Participate in review of project proposals;
  • Participate in Program Department meetings and contribute to development of Program Department priorities;
  • Research, stay up to date on, and disseminate HIV/AIDS methodologies, best practices, M&E tools, reports, findings, etc., including those from other country programs, that can be useful for CRS/Kenya HIV/AIDS programming;
  • Participate in and share information from relevant trainings and workshops, as requested;
  • Participate in CRS/Kenya strategic planning and implementation of strategic priorities
Key working relationships: 

Supervisory: AIDS Relief Kenya Deputy Chief of Party , Health service strengthening manager, Strategic information Advisor and Finance and compliance director

External: ART Consortium representatives (Futures Group, CMMB, Institute of Human Virology); LPTF staff; CDC; USAID; National AIDS Control Program and HIV/AIDS staff of the Federal Ministry of Health; PVOs involved in HIV/AIDS programs; regional and country HIV/AIDS networks; regional and country-wide faith-based networks.

  • Medical degree (MD) preferred or advanced degree in public health or management
  • Minimum five years in the developing world in project management positions.
  • Experience in coordination of multi-agency programming.
  • Strong preference for candidates with at least five years experience in HIV/AIDS programming and providing technical assistance to partner organizations.
  • Ability to professionally represent KEC to host government and other organizations and strong diplomacy skills.
  • Knowledge of KEC policy operations and procedures highly desirable.
  • Proven leadership and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Experience in, and a commitment to, working with local church structures.
  • Experience with public grant proposal writing, implementation and reporting. (USG public grant proposal writing experience or knowledge of USG regulations desired)
  • Excellent analytical and information seeking skills, proven decision-making skills.
  • Cultural sensitivity and solid track record as a team player with all levels of staff.
  • Strong inter-personal and public relations skills.
  • Experience in designing and implementing participatory planning and evaluation methods.
  • Willingness and ability to travel regularly (up to 30%).
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
If you think you have the required experience, knowledge and skills please send your CV (including 3 professional references) and an application letter indicating why you are the most suitable candidate for this job to:

Secretary General
Kenya Episcopal Conference-Catholic Secretariat
P.O Box 13475-00800


The position Reference must be quoted.

Closing Date for Applications: 1st April 2011.

Those in the current grant are encouraged to apply.

Our recruitment procedures shall be followed.

Those who applied before need not apply

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