Kenya: Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Technical Advisor

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Organization: Gold Star Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Jun 2018

Program Description:

GoldStar Kenya (GS Kenya) is a Kenyan nonprofit health non-government organization dedicated to empowering communities for better health by advancing and implementing integrated, locally driven and evidence-based solutions. GS Kenya, through its flagship social franchise health programs. GS Kenya is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following position for the follow-on program, the Kenya Tuberculosis Support Program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development in Kenya (USAID/KEA).

Recruitment into the position is consequent to the USAID/KEA release of Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) No: 72061518RFA00001 and subsequent to the successful award of the program to GS Kenya. In addition, the selection of the final applicant for each position is subject to USAID/KEA approval.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Technical Advisor is responsible for providing technical and management leadership for technical assistance teams, sets timelines and goals for team implementation and monitors quality of processes and deliverables, mentors technical teams to produce quality work and build capacity over time and liaises with partners, the Ministry of Health and Council of Governors for matters related to technical program aspects. While deputizing the Chief of Party, he/she provides supportive day-to-day management oversight, operations and supervision of project implementation activities to ensure the program delivers upon its defined goals and accountability requirements. The position, while leading the support to the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease (NTLD) program, entails taking the leading representative role in the effective coordination among related USAID/KEA funded mechanisms, key national TB stakeholders and implementing partners. To be effective, a high degree of collaboration is necessary with senior-level Kenya National and County government health sector institutions, agencies and officials.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Deputy Chief of Party, as the principal assistant to the Chief of Party, will be responsible for the day-to-day technical and program management leadership of the Kenya Tuberculosis Support Program. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Functioning as the immediate liaison between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/KEA), Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH), Council of Governors (CoG) at national level and the County Health Executives (CeCs) and County Director of Health (CDHs) at county level, on administrative, financial and programmatic matters related to the program;
  • Leading the implementation of the Annual Program Planning cycle and the development of comprehensive annual work-plans and budgets in accordance with the USAID/KEA annual planning cycle;
  • Monitoring the implementation of the programs interventions and contribution towards National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program (NTLD) Strategic Plan (NSP) goals and objectives;
  • Reviewing and finalizing the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual program progress reports to USAID/KEA, MOH and other partners;
  • Contributing to the identification and prioritization of technical assistance needs at national and county levels to be supported in order to improve program performance and towards achieving the goals and objectives of the NTLDP/NSP;
  • Providing technical and operational monitoring of consultants engaged to undertake activities supported by the TB Support program
  • Immediate supervision of day-to-day of performance of all program staff, including ensuring that field-based staff regularly prepare and update required performance data;
  • Overseeing management systems for the cost-effective implementation of all program activities;
  • Initiating the development of suitable scopes of work and overseeing the execution of appropriate technical assistance contracts as needed.
  • Performing any other duties assigned by the Chief of Party

MINIMUM REQUIRMENTS:

  • A minimum of Medical degree and a Master’s Degree in public health or related field.
  • A minimum of 7 years of project management experience in large health sector development programs that have implemented successful activities
  • Demonstrated expertise in all aspects of TB and TB-HIV/AIDS
  • A clear track record of provision of technical assistance of similar complexity and magnitude to the one being procured
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level Government of Kenya officials, USAID, NGOs, private sector groups, cooperating agencies and donor organizations
  • Familiarly with the Kenyan TB context, relevant implementing partners, MOH, NTLP and other stakeholders preferred.
  • Kenyan nationals and other candidates currently based in the East Africa region are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Gold Star Kenya has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to**:** GSKenya-HR@goldstarkenya.org and please specify source in your application and indicate position on the subject line. CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than 4th June 2018

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

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