IntraHealth International Program Manager – M&E and Quality Assurance Job in Kenya

Program Manager – M&E and Quality Assurance

IntraHealth International

The Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation seeks to recruit the following position funded by the USAID/Kenya through Capacity Kenya Project. 

The position will be based at the Division of Reproductive Health (DRH). The Division is the primary agency responsible for policy making, technical oversight and leadership on all reproductive health programs in Kenya.

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Division of Reproductive Health in the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, the M&E and Quality Assurance Manager will be the line manager for M&E, Research and quality assurance within DRH. 

S/he will provide technical leadership and oversight to ensure effective planning, coordination, development, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation of all RH programs/activities within the Division.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Provide strategic technical guidance to ensure effective implementation and periodic review of DRH’s M&E framework 
  • Implement appropriate M&E tools and processes for all DRH programs 
  • Provide technical guidance on M&E during development and/or review of pre-service and in-service RH training curricula, policies, guidelines, Annual Operation Plans (AOP) and business plans. 
  • Develop and execute a framework for the coordination of RH research and utilization of research findings to inform policy and programme implementation 
  • Provide overall management and leadership of the M&E and QA Program including mentoring staff and experts attached to the Division 
  • Institute a framework for the coordination of regular supportive supervision for the various DRH programs to strengthen the existing health systems and structures for RH service delivery 
  • Develop a mechanism to systematically document and disseminate RH best practices and lessons learnt from programs 
  • Implement effective linkages with HMIS Department for efficient and effective utilization of data for continuous quality improvement in the provision of RH services in Kenya. 
  • Provide leadership in developing capacity of RH workers to improve M&E across the RH sub-sector and communication among actors 
  • Develop a mechanism for coordinating resource in-flows into DRH and track their respective program result areas to improve RH in Kenya 
  • Offer technical and secretariat support to the RH Interagency Coordinating Committee (RH ICC) to ensure routine meetings, follow up and implementation of recommendations 
  • Ensure effective coordination and feedback mechanism of and among stakeholder forums e.g. technical working groups for various programs in the Division (e.g. FP, MNH, ASRH, RT Cancers, among others) 
  • Ensure timely production of quarterly monitoring and quality assurance reports based on agreed performance indicators and develop an effective feedback mechanism to implementers of RH programs 
  • Lead initiatives in the Division to apply ICTs in RH program planning, implementation monitoring and evaluation 
  • Provide feedback to the Head of DRH on the status of implementation of high impact interventions for programs within DRH including MNH and FP support services
Experience and Qualification 
  • A master’s degree in a public health or research related field, e.g. MPH with concentration on epidemiology, bio-statistics, demography, population studies or other relevant degree, 
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant professional experience in project management, project monitoring and evaluation and relevant related fields 
  • Experience and content knowledge in the area of reproductive health 
  • Excellent knowledge of participatory methods in M&E in the context of social change programming 
  • Proven ability to conduct and evaluate research findings 
  • Proven ability to design and implement research and evaluation to inform interventions and programs 
  • Demonstrated skills in writing for scientific/peer-reviewed publications and conferences 
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and statistical software (SPSS, EPI Info, Stata, SAS etc.); familiarity with database programs such as MS Access or HMIS and other software packages will be an added advantage 
  • Familiarity and experience in working with USAID, and/or other international organizations will be an added advantage 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Proven ability to train, coach and mentor technical teams 
  • Proven ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
How to apply:

If your background, experience, and competencies match the above specifications, please send your application quoting vacancy number, detailed CV indicating daytime telephone numbers and e-mail address, attach copies of academic and professional certificates, diplomas or transcripts and three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses to the address below not later than July 20, 2012.

Human Resources Manager IntraHealth International Inc USAID-Capacity Kenya Project Unga House, Muthithi Road, 7th Floor P.O. Box 66726 – 00800 Nairobi Email: jobskenya@intrahealth.org

Only short listed Candidates will be contacted.


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