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Program Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

American International Health Alliance

Position Title:
 Program Coordinator, Biomedical Engineering Program  
 
Department: AIHA/Kenya, HIV/AIDS Twinning Center
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Reports to: Director of HIV/AIDS Twinning Center
 
Position Summary: Under the direction of the HIV/AIDS Twinning Center Director, the Program Coordinator (P.C.) is responsible for supporting AIHA’s implementation of a Biomedical Engineering Technician (BMET) training program in Kenya.


Based out of Nairobi, the P.C. will be working as AIHA’s site-level program coordinator overseeing implementation of its activities with its Kenyan partners. The P.C. will work in collaboration with other PEPFAR-funded partners, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other national stakeholders.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee on-the-ground implementation of AIHA’s biomedical engineering technician (BMET) training program in Kenya (Nairobi and Nyanza Province)   
  • Provide BMET technical assistance through trainings, mentoring and support to Kenyan partners
  • Work to build the BMET capacity of the Nairobi and Nyanza province county BMET workshops under the National Public Health Laboratory Services (NPHLS)
  • Coordinate trainings alongside US-based resource partners
  • Work with AIHA/HQ staff, US and Kenyan partners to develop and maintain program work  plans, making changes and updates as appropriate
  • Assist partners with the development, editing, finalization, and packaging of program curriculum, reports and materials
  • Maintain a close collaborative working relationship with other PEPFAR implementing partners and stakeholders including MOH, private sector, associations, regulatory and training partners
  • Oversee program monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities to ensure data is properly captured and reported
  • Represent AIHA at U.S. Government implementing partner (IP) meetings
  • Represent AIHA at CDC quarterly review meetings to present project progress reports
  • Schedule, coordinate, and participate in program trainings and meetings
  • Participate in the National Equipment Calibration and Maintenance Center technical working group (TWG) and provide technical inputs
  • Serve as an information source on program policies, procedures, and administration guidelines
  • Complete other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications:
  • BSc. In Medical Engineering or a BSc. in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with a background in medical engineering with a minimum of three (3) years’ relevant work experience, or a diploma in Medical Engineering with at least five (5) years’ relevant work experience; BMET training experience required
  • Proven ability to implement multidimensional projects with a focus on BMET trainings in regards to HIV-related laboratory equipment
  • Experience in program management and support procedures
  • Experience with U.S. Government donor compliance and reporting
  • Ability to develop and maintain close relationships with various stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse coworkers and project participants
  • Self-starter and strong multi-tasking and problem solving skills
  • Must be very dependable and detail oriented
  • Effective and diplomatic communicator at all levels
  • Ability to train and mentor health workers of different cadres
  • Personal and professional maturity and judgment
  • Financial management experience
  • Willingness to work additional hours in order to meet tight deadlines.
  • English and Swahili fluency is essential
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access) and the Internet
  • Must be willing to travel in-country and provide on-side leadership
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, set priorities, work independently and in a team environment
To Apply:
 
Submit a CV and Cover Letter to hr@aiha.com 
 
Applications are due by Friday, October 23, 2015
 

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

American International Health Alliance
HIV/AIDS Twinning Center
1225 Eye Street, NW, Suite 205
Washington, DC 20005
www.aiha.com
 
www.twinningagainstaids.org

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