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Partner Associate Job in Kisumu, Kenya

Partner Associate 


To build the technical and organizational capacity of implementing partners (IPs) and their MOH counterparts to effectively deliver the Kenya Mentor Mother Program (KMMP) according to national guidelines. 

The Partner Associate works in close collaboration with key m2m, IP and MOH colleagues. 

The position reports to the Senior Program Manager and is based in Kisumu.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • Support m2m senior staff to select IPs for engagement and facilitate initial orientations
  • Contribute to the design of m2m’s capacity building program for IPs, including defining objectives and developing program services, standards and resource materials
  • Act as the m2m relationship manager for a group of IPs, building effective relationships and cultivating commitment within each IP organization and with MOH counterparts
  • Deliver capacity building services to each IP, including:
  • Lead the facilitation of the KMMP Implementer’s Workshop for IPs and MOH counterparts
  • Co-facilitate the KMMP Training of Trainers Workshop and the KMMP M&E Workshop for IP and MOH staff
  • Develop a joint workplan for capacity building  support
  • Provide ongoing tailored mentorship to IPs aligned to identified support needs
  • Draw on m2m service delivery at model sites to capacitate IPs, in partnership with the Regional Manager
  • Continuously evaluate the effectiveness of capacity building interventions and promote program quality
  • Gather and disseminate lessons learned and best practices, and contribute to report writing for donors and other key stakeholders
  • Participate in the m2m Kenya extended management team, reflect on program progress and make recommendations for improvement
  • Ensure accurate and timely communication with IP staff, key stakeholders, the Senior Program Manager and m2m headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Senior Program Manager
Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in public health or a related field; relevant Master’s degree an advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in public health program management
  • Direct experience managing a PMTCT peer education and psychosocial support program (with m2m or elsewhere)
  • Competencies Required:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of public health project design, management and evaluation
  • Excellent group facilitation skills with audiences of senior health professionals
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor others (in technical content and through a change process)  
  • Ability to lead, inspire and motivate others, including MOH and partner colleagues in senior roles
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and creatively and to facilitate collective problem-solving
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain relationships at multiple levels
  • Familiarity with basic principles of adult learning theory and behavioural / organizational change
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with diverse organizational units
  • Dynamism, independence and creativity
  • Computer literacy (MS Office, Outlook and Internet)
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili essential
  • Possession of own car and valid driver’s license beneficial
  • Enthusiasm to work on behalf of m2m’s mother and infant clients
To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to the mothers2mothers Human Resource Department via email to by Tuesday June 4th, 2013.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

If you do not hear from us by July 4th, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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