Program Director Job in Kenya – Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation

University of Maryland
 
School of Medicine
 
Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an affiliate of University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). 
UMB
has a Global Health Program which is delivered through the Maryland
Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) and housed by various institutes
among them the Institute of Human Virology (IHV). 
Since
2004, IHV has partnered with the governments of Kenya, Guyana, Haiti,
Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to address each country’s
growing HIV and AIDS epidemics. 

 
The
Institute has led efforts to build National Health Systems in each
country via strategic international, national, and local collaborations
through the design and implementation of unique education, training, and
treatment programs addressing each country’s complex HIV/AIDS
epidemics. 
In Kenya, UMB through the Institute of Human
Virology started operations in 2004 under the AIDS Relief Project
consortium funded by Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
(PEPFAR) through HRSA/CDC. This was the beginning of UMB’s work in Kenya
which has seen implementation of 11 grants to-date.

MGIC
seeks candidates for multiple positions for an anticipated $22,000, 000
health service delivery program that will support implementation and
expansion of comprehensive HIV prevention, Care & Treatment
programs; establish systems for quality assurance and improvement; and
support strengthening of county and sub county systems for sustainable
HIV service delivery.
 
“These positions are subject to project award and funding”
 
“All these positions will be based in the western region”
 
Program Director
 
The Program Director is the technical lead in the specific grant and is responsible for all the outcomes of the grant.
In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, develop, execute and continually update the strategic plan for the Program. 

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Lead UMB’s programmatic and technical work in supporting the MOH and Counties in their implementation of high quality HIV care and treatment services by providing strategic oversight, support and supervision to UMB’s technical teams.
  • Lead UMB technical teams in use of data for monitoring and evaluation and programmatic decision-making.
  • Work closely and in collaboration with other partners to maximize partnership strengths and effectively collaborate to implement program goals.
  • Represent UMB at important Technical and Policy related meetings at, County and National level, Donor and other stake holder fora;
  • Liaise with sub grantees to plan, implement and monitor collaborative activities
  • Oversee and/or actively participate in the preparation of donor reports
  • Technical support and oversight in development of program annual work plans;
  • Supervision of implementation activities;
  • Capacity building and technical support to TA staff;
  • Actively involved in the day to day decision making process for the organization;
  • Involved in the performance management for UMB;
Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Pediatrics or Internal Medicine.
  • Registration with Medical practitioners and dentists board.
  • Experience: 5-8 years’ experience in HIV/AIDS management and programming, 4 years’ experience at managerial level.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office packages, report writing and presentation skills.
  • Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent report writing and analytical skills.
  • Conflict resolution and Mediation Skills.
  • Program management skills.
  • Leadership skills.
How to Apply
 
If
you meet the above mentioned qualifications, you are requested to send
your cover letter and CV to hr@mgickenya.org by January 17, 2016. 
Candidates are requested to indicate the title of the position being applied on the subject line of the email. 
Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

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