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Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Director
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya 

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. 

Working from more than 30 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Medford, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from 65 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. 

We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
 
MSH seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Director for an anticipated 5-year, $35 million, USAID-funded project in Kenya that will deliver an integrated high-impact interventions in the areas of HIV&AIDS; Family Planning; Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; Maternal and Child Nutrition; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. 

The project will also focus on strengthening of health leadership and management capacities of the Nairobi County Local Government. 

The project will benefit under-served populations in Nairobi County, with a possible focus on urban informal settlements.
 
This position is contingent upon project award and funding.
 
Overall Responsibilities:
 
The Director of Monitoring & Evaluation is responsible for the overall management of monitoring and evaluation system for project. S/he leads and coordinates monitoring and evaluation, systems development and related activities. 

The director ensures the smooth operation and quality performance of technical efforts and field activities by coordinating programmatic reporting, quality of data management and information. S/he is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a plan to monitor progress and evaluate effectiveness. 

The Director of Monitoring & Evaluation ensures adherence to monitoring of project activities using developed tools and indicators.
 
Specific Responsibilities
 
1. Provide in-country technical leadership and support for monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management. These tasks include, among others:
 
a. Ensure the integration of M&E activities into all project components.
 
b. Collect, report and analyze information on project activities.
 
c. Ensure timely and complete reporting from in-country executing partners in accordance with approved reporting formats.
 
d. Monitor and evaluate progress towards annual work plans, expected outputs, including selecting and monitoring progress in meeting indicators.
 
e. Assist the Chief of Party in the preparation of work plans/selection of indicators and annual implementation plans with a view towards the project’s M&E requirements.
 
f. Coordinate the preparation of all quarterly progress reports, annual project report, inception report, ad-hoc technical reports, and success stories for USAID funding in line with the required formats.

g. Collect data for annual M&E plan and use those data to improve project performance.
 
h. Adapt and implement tools and techniques to improve the quality and use of data for decision making.
 
i. Compile information on lessons learned and expertise within and outside the project.
 
2. Provide capacity building activities on M+E to selected stakeholders and sub-contractors participating in project activities (government, CBOs, NGOs).
 
3. Develop a detailed annual work plan to build technical and managerial capacity of project.
 
a. Based on the capacity building work plan mentioned above conduct monthly seminars, hands-on training, mentoring and coaching for project staff.
 
4. Design and implement operations research
 
Qualifications:
 
1. Required - Masters’ degree in management, M&E, health sciences or public health or equivalent experience.
 
2. Required - At least 7 years of relevant work experience in monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS, RH/FP, and/or other relevant services, including maternal health, malaria and TB or related areas in developing countries. Some of this experience must include health programs in Kenya and the US Government as the project’s donor.
 
3. Required - Knowledge of and experience in training and capacity building on M+E.
 
4. Required - Experience establishing data quality assurance systems. Demonstrated experience with software applications related to project planning and monitoring.
 
5. Required – Successful experience leading M+E activities within a team comprising staff and consultant coming from diverse organizations.
 
6. Recommended - Prior experience conducting operations research.
 
Qualified candidates currently residing in Kenya are encouraged to apply.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Title: Technical Director
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
This position is contingent upon project award and funding.
 
Specific Requirements
 
1. Leads the design and implementation of the project’s integrated high-impact interventions in the areas of HIV&AIDS (the project’s major technical intervention); Family Planning; Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; Maternal and Child Nutrition; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. 

This integrated package of interventions will be delivered through MSH, its sub-contractors and/or government and/or private health providers.
 
2. Coordinate the technical expertise of MSH and its sub-contractors, which will include international, national and local organizations so that the project’s technical interventions are designed and implemented as a single package which includes the best expertise of MSH and its sub-contractors.
 
3. Link with technical counterparts in government and international development agencies and NGOs, private sector and corporate organizations to coordinate and leverage the project’s technical interventions.
 
4. Contribute to strengthening MSH presence in Kenya
 
Qualifications
 
1. Required – Medical Doctor, Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife with a Master’s degree in Public Health or related area.
 
2. Required - Minimum of 7 years of successful experience as senior-level technical or program manager of health projects of equivalent size and complexity, funded by USAID or by other international donors.
 
3. Required – Successful working experience in health programs in Kenya. Successful experience in the design and/or implementation of HIV/AIDS programs and at least two of the following programs: Family Planning; Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; Maternal and Child Nutrition; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

4. Required – Successful experience leading technical staff and consultants within a consortium of international and local sub-contractors to achieve measurable results within a technically complex and integrated health program.
 
5. Required – Successful experience engaging technical representatives of the host country government, civil society organizations, international development organizations and private sector to support project implementation and/or to provide complementary resources to the project.
 
6. Required – Successful experience of working in a collaborate manner, sharing knowledge, documenting experience, supporting creative initiatives. Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication in English, and negotiation skills.
 
7. Recommended - Demonstrated experience in the following:
·                     Working in programs addressing health needs of populations living in informal urban settlements preferably in Kenya.
·                     Working with PEPFAR-funded programs.
·                     Strengthening capacities of NGO administrative and financial systems, and oversight of grants programs.
·                     Strengthening leadership and management capacities of national and sub-national government health systems.
 Qualified candidates currently residing in Kenya are encouraged to apply.
 
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Title: Chief of Party
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
This position is contingent upon project award and funding.
 
Specific Requirements
 
1. Lead and manage the project with full accountability and authority for the development, execution, and monitoring of the project, including 

(1) vision and technical strategy; 

(2) project management; 

(3) program, contractual and financial reporting, documentation and communication; 

(4) client(s) and stakeholder(s) relationships; and 

(5) coordination and synergy with other MSH projects. 

Supervise the project’s senior project staff, including the Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor and Administrative and Finance Manager. 

Oversee development and provide ongoing oversight of the M&E plan.

2. Lead the consortium of MSH and its sub-contractors, which will include international, national and local organizations. 

Ensure that the project activities are supported and implemented to achieve project milestones and contractual obligations. 

Promote integration of internal project activities so as to provide better support to the local health systems, health facilities and local implementing partners as well as stronger support to deliver integrated and high quality service. 

Facilitate project start-up technical activities, including the development of plans for each key technical and management component.

3. Serve as MSH’s official representative of the project and maintains communication between all relevant parties, including appropriate officials from MOH and the USAID COR assigned to this agreement. 

Coordinate with USAID for communication with USAID/Kenya, other USG entities, and other GOK entities.

4. Engage additional international, government and private donors and stakeholders to leverage USAID’s project investments.

5. Contribute to strengthening MSH presence in Kenya

Qualifications
 
1. Required - Minimum of a Master’s degree in Public Health or related area.

2. Required - Demonstrated a minimum of 10 years of successful experience as the Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, or senior-level technical or program manager of a comparable multi-dimensional USAID health project, managing professional and financial resources on a similar scale preferred.
 
3. Required – Successful experience leading, managing and/or coordinating a consortium of international and local sub-contractors to achieve measurable results within a technically complex and integrated health program. Proven ability to communicate well with, motivate, guide, and direct all levels of staff. Hands-on senior staff supervision experience required.
 
4. Required – Successful experience engaging representatives of USAID, the host country government, civil society organizations, international development organizations and private sector to support project implementation and/or to provide complementary resources to the project.
 
5. Required – Successful track record of sharing knowledge, documenting experience, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit. Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication in English, and negotiation skills.
 
6. Recommended - Prior working experience in programs addressing health needs of populations living in informal urban settlements.
 
7. Recommended - Prior working experience in health programs in Kenya and/or with PEPFAR-funded projects.
 
8. Recommended - Demonstrated experience in the following:
·                     Strengthening capacities of NGO administrative and financial systems, and oversight of grants programs.
·                     Strengthening leadership and management capacities of national and sub-national government health systems.
·                     Integrated health programs which combine HIV&AIDS; Family Planning; Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; Maternal and Child Nutrition; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
Qualified candidates currently residing in Kenya are encouraged to apply.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Title: Director of Finance and Administration
 
Reports To: Chief of Party
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Overall Responsibilities: The Director of Finance and Administration is the primary financial and administrative officer of the Program. S/he ensures that financial functions support the timely and effective implementation of the program’s technical scope of work. 

The Director of Finance and Administration ensures that resources are allocated and used in compliance with contractual requirements, applicable regulations, and appropriate standards and procedures. 

The Director also oversees the overall administration of the program, including working with MSH’s HQ support units managing operations, grants & contracts issued by MSH, procurement of commercial goods and commercial services, accounting, and any HR activities on the program.

 S/he liaises with local partners and with MSH’s headquarters regarding any aspects of the program implementation related to finance. 

The Director of Finance and Administration ensures that all budgets, expenses as well as program procurement activities are carried out according to USAID and MSH standards and regulations. 

S/he also oversees the management of grants and contracts issued by MSH and oversees cost share within the project
 
Specific Responsibilities
 
Financial Management
·                     Oversees and supervises the work of the project Finance and Administration team.
·                     Leads program annual budget development process. This includes managing the annual work plan and activity budgets, and ensuring compliance of program expenditures with approved budgets; ensure the consistency, inclusion and accuracy of costs and that they comply with MSH’s and USAID’s policy.
·                     Develop and maintain systems for program expenditure monitoring and tracking. Provides routine pipeline analyses to the Chief of Party and USAID. Also, provide any ad hoc reports requested by USAID.
·                     Performs routine financial analysis on program expenditures, documenting and monitoring overall performance, analyzing trends, identifying gaps to ensure efficient and sound project management.
·                     Ensure that required financial reports are submitted in the format and by the deadline stated in the cooperative agreement. Communicates and coordinates with USAID to ensure receipt of all necessary financial information.
Administrative Operations:
1.          Ensure that all equipment is inventoried and managed per USAID rules and MSH standards.
2.          Implement standard procedures and forms that promote and/or ensure program compliance with the cooperative agreement terms and conditions, and that ensures program spending provides the best value.
3.          Oversee the procurement of commercial goods and commercial services in accordance with delegation memorandum from the MSH Home Office.
4.          Manage and ensure that Administrative project expenditures are properly authorized and within budget, and that payments are properly reviewed and approved, as delegated by the Project Director.
5.          Supervise the field office administrative staff to ensure that the project receives adequate and timely support for administrative and logistics operations.
6.          Manage field office and MSH Home Office administrative support for the project; plan and facilitate coordination for timely support. Develop and manage action item trackers for administrative operations.
7.          Coordinate the allocation of administrative resources to ensure effective operations of the office and support of technical activities. Ensure that project assets are properly managed, tracked, and dispositioned.
8.          Within the auspices of MSH and project-wide policy framework, develop and implement internal administrative guidelines, SOPs, and manuals for better efficiency in administrative and financial project management.
9.          Orient new staff and consultants regarding the project and MSH policy and procedures, including staff on-boarding process and staff administrative communications.
10.     Prepare reports and presentations as needed regarding key administrative operations and initiatives.
11.     Manage administrative and contractual documents as needed, such as internal communications, external correspondence, Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Agreement, leases, work plans, and the like, and ensure completeness, accuracy, and proper grammar.
12.     Ensure proper documentation and retention of project specific financial, administrative, and technical information; provide required support to internal and external auditors.
13.     Review and validate vendor/subcontractor invoices including payments under TO99.
14.     Develop and communicate monthly field office budget requests, documenting cost assumptions, monitoring spending against budget, and providing administrative support to field staff as appropriate.
15.     Serve as a member of the project senior management team and attend all the relevant internal meetings.
16.     Represent project field office in internal and external meetings as delegated by the Project Director.
17.     Other duties as assigned by the Project Director.
Qualifications:
·                     Master’s Degree or higher in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant field.
·                     Experience in logistics, procurement or supply management is highly preferred.
·                     Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in administrative and financial management of large international projects including experience in management of USG projects with USAID experience preferred.
·                     Thorough knowledge of and experience working with US Government contracting regulations, procedures, and policies, including FAR, CFR and OMB Circulars.
·                     Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large and complex budgets.
·                     Experience with developing and overseeing grants, sub grants and contracts.
·                     High degree of proficiency with spreadsheet, document, database and accounting software.
·                     Strong analytical, oral and written communication & interpersonal skills.
·                     Demonstrated excellent English language skills (both written and oral) with the ability to conduct business in English.
·                     Ability and willingness to travel within Kenya as required.
·                     Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate across different layers within the organization, and ability to identify and resolve policy and operational constraints.
Qualified candidates currently residing in Kenya are encouraged to apply.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

How to Apply

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Title: Health Sector Strengthening (HSS) Director
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
This position is contingent upon project award and funding.
 
Specific Requirements
 
1. Leads the design and implementation of the project’s health sector strengthening interventions focused on 

(a) the Nairobi County Local Government and related government entities (National Government, Health Zones of the County); and 

(b) local NGOs and/or CBOs. For both audiences, possible HSS topics will include: human resource management, supply chain management, leadership and governance, program and financial planning and reporting, inter-institutional coordination, health information systems and/or fundraising.

2. Coordinate the HSS expertise of MSH and of its sub-contractors, which will include international, national and local organizations so that the project’s HSS interventions are designed and implemented as a single package which includes the best expertise of MSH and each of its sub-contractors.
 
3. Link with HSS counterparts in government and international development agencies and NGOs to coordinate and leverage the project’s HSS interventions.
 
4. Contribute to strengthening MSH presence in Kenya
 
Qualifications
 
1. Required –Master’s degree in Public Health or related area.
 
2. Required - Minimum of 7 years of successful experience as senior-level HSS expert in health projects of equivalent size and complexity, funded by USAID or by other international donors. This HSS experience must include both government institutions and civil society organizations and must include at least four of the following HSS topics: human resource management, supply chain management, leadership and governance, program and financial planning and reporting, inter-institutional coordination and health information systems and/or fundraising.
 
3. Required - Prior working experience in health programs in Kenya.
 
4. Required – Successful experience leading HSS staff and consultants within a consortium of international and local sub-contractors to achieve measurable results within a technically complex and integrated health program.
 
5. Required – Successful experience in engaging HSS representatives of the host country government, civil society organizations, international development organizations and NGOs to support project implementation and/or to provide complementary resources to the project.
 
6. Required – Successful experience in sharing knowledge, documenting experience, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit. Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication in English, and negotiation skills.
 
7. Recommended – Successful experience in the design and/or implementation of HIV/AIDS programs and at least two of the following programs: Family Planning; Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; Maternal and Child Nutrition; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
 
8. Recommended – Successful experience in programs addressing health needs of populations living in informal urban settlements
 
Qualified candidates currently residing in Kenya are encouraged to apply.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.



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