Chief of Party Job in Kenya for a USAID-Funded HSDSA Project – Abt Associates

Abt Associates, a mission – driven global leader in research, technical assistance, and program implementation across more than 40 countries worldwide in the fields of health, social / environmental policy, and international development.
Abt Associates, seeks qualified candidates for potential employment opportunities in an anticipated USAID – funded HIV Service Delivery Support Activity (HSDSA) in Kenya.

Chief of Party

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provides leadership, management, and strategic direction for the program.  
  • Responsible for guiding senior technical staff and for ensuring the responsiveness and quality of work along with efficient use of resources and achievement of results.   
  • Accountable for the successful implementation of all aspects of the project. 
  • Maintains relationships with USAID and national and local government agencies and officials and other key partners.  
  • Master’s degree in Medicine, Public Health, Social Services, Business Administration or other relevant field with 15+ years of experience in public health programs in developing countries.  
  • At least 7 years senior-level experience in at least 2 of the following: HIV/AIDS care & treatment, MNCH, Reproductive Health, Nutrition, QI/QA, HSS, M&E, and operations research.  
  • At least 7 years experience in large-scale project management, financial and administrative management, award contract compliance, subaward management, and tracking program performance and costs against specific funding streams.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with PEPFAR/USAID mechanisms and projects  —  prior USAID COP or Program Director experience is highly desirable.
How to Apply
To be considered for any position, an applicant must submit his/her CV
and an application letter that provides details of the applicant’s
specific qualifications for the desired position to:

the subject line of the email, write the title of the position for
which you are applying. 

If you wish to apply for more than one position,
please submit separate applications for each position.  
Deadline for
applications is Monday, July 4, 2016.  
Applications that do not follow
these instructions, or that do not meet the stated minimum qualification
requirements, or that are received after the deadline, will not be
All positions are contingent upon project award and
funding, and all positions require the following: 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively manage relationships with the
    Ministry of Health, other government representatives, for-profit private
    sector entities, local community organizations, donors, and other
    stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in the English language.
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently to program sites throughout the country.
  • Candidates who are Kenyan nationals are highly preferred.
Interested individuals can learn more about Abt Associates at

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