Kenya: Chief of Party – Kenya HMIS II

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Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Sep 2018

Maintain regular communication with CDC, Kenya counterparts, other US Government Cooperating Agencies, Palladium HQ and other relevant organizations.

Articulate and communicate the project's vision to the KeHMIS project team, Kenya counterparts, other US Government Cooperating Agencies and other relevant project organizations.

Prepare and deliver formal and informal project-related presentations upon request by CDC, or as needed for other parties.

Promote the project among GOK Ministry and country department heads, professional groups and other relevant parties.

Represent the project in best-practice knowledge-sharing forums and through special studies that document lessons learned.

In collaboration with the MOH, donor and other stakeholders develop the informatics strategy and guiding principles for health systems strengthening efforts under the project

Provide oversight, regulation and high level coordination across multiple projects including setting appropriate policies, procedures and standards for effective IT development and deployment

In collaboration with the Deputy Chief of Party and the Project Manager ensure the effective execution and management of a portfolio of projects in alignment with industry standards and practices including risk management and mitigation

Ensure that the organizational structure, staffing skills sets and culture are aligned to achieve the objectives of the project

Lead the team towards the development of appropriate and innovative health sector technologies, effective , capacity strengthening approach, development of an effective data analytics and data use strategy, annual project workplans and monitor implementation of project activities as planned.

Provide intellectual leadership, technical input and management support to all project technical assignments.

Oversee the preparation of regular periodic reports to CDC on progress towards project objectives.

Oversee the preparation of documents related to the cooperative agreement in line with the CDC guidelines.

Ensure that Palladium hiring policies and procedures are adhered to during the recruitment and hiring of staff and consultants.

Oversee project staff performance, including conducting annual performance reviews.

Directly manage and mentor the Deputy Chief of Party, the Finance and Admin Manager, and KeHMIS II Sub-Awardees.

Oversee management of on-boarding and termination of staff, ensuring that all CDC and Palladium policies and regulations are adhered to.

Ensure that all project-related contracts are developed and executed in compliance with CDC and Palladium policies and procedures.

Oversee management of all project contract finances (budget and funds).

Oversee management of commodity procurements, inventory and general logistics.

Conduct regular meetings with the project team as a vehicle for monitoring progress on, and providing leadership to project staff.


Advanced degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent (e.g. Management Information Systems).

Public health academic or fellowship training (e.g., MPH, FELTP, epidemiology, health informatics, behavioral science, etc.) strongly preferred but not required.

10+ years of experience in public health program management, health governance, health information systems strengthening, monitoring and evaluation, health informatics or other field related to international health programs are required.

Strong reputation and relationships with MoH and/or PEPFAR stakeholders/beneficiaries required

An in-depth understanding of, and ability to effectively function in the Kenya political, cultural, and social landscape.

Previous experience as a Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Manager /Team Leader of a comparable multi-dimensional donor project.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Professional and diplomatic demeanor and conduct, especially during interactions with the client and its constituents.

Fluent written and spoken English and Swahili required.

Experience working with CDC and/or USAID and/or CDC and/or USAID partners is required.


Health informatics experience: Demonstrated experience managing HIS projects or programs.

A capacity builder: Experience in building institutional, local technical, management and leadership capacity.

Be results oriented: Knows how to design and successfully implement, monitor, and disseminate results, adapting as needed to achieve the greatest impact.

A responsive manager: Able to motivate staff to perform effectively toward project objectives.

A strategist and an innovator. Demonstrated creative and innovative problem solver with a strong interest in private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results.

A motivator: Have the ability to re-energize a team and steer them towards high productivity

A collaborator: Demonstrated success in collaboration and coordination across sister projects, partners, sectors and with home office.

Analytical: Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial and evaluative skills.

Agility: Ability to anticipate, respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands.

Autonomy: Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations.

Diligence: Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.

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