Global Programs Country Director Job in Nairobi Kenya

Our Client, Global Programs for Research & Training, is an international NGO wholly owned and controlled affiliate of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). 
Global Programs seeks to recruit a highly competent individual for the following position: –

Country Director, Kenya

Reporting to: Board of Directors
Location: Nairobi


Job Purpose: The Country Director will serve as the in-country representative for University of California / Global Programs. 
The Country Director will manage, lead, direct and support the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) affiliated iNGO, Global Programs for Research & Training (Global Programs), according to the vision of the Global Programs Board of Directors, and in line with established policies. 
The Country Director has the overall responsibility for strategic leadership to achieve the organizational vision, mission and objectives. 
The Country Director will work closely with the faculty of UCSF to obtain funding and ensure compliance to Kenya laws and regulations.
Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Master’s degree in public health or related field required. PhD in public health, epidemiology or related field is preferred.
  • 12 years’ experience in research, training and/or healthcare management organization, with at least 10 years in senior management.
  • Experience working with iNGOs administering public health programs specifically in grants management, budget management and donor reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience developing strong partnerships with government partners, donors and collaborating institutions.
  • Proven experience in fundraising with a focus on donor diversification.
  • Experience in the management of US federal awards issued by agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as other donors.
  • 7-10 years of complex supervisory experience
  • MBA preferred.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Personal integrity, confidentiality and transparency with the Global Programs Board of Directors
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including the ability to motivate staff and build strong teams
  • Diplomacy and tact
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical, documentation and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report writing, communication with high-level stakeholders, the Global Programs Board of Directors, partners, and funders.
  • Strong people and financial management skills
  • Ability to manage multidisciplinary and multi-cultural teams
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally.
  • Proficient in computer usage for business including Microsoft Office Suite, email and electronic HR systems
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Overall oversight of all programmatic, fiduciary and operational functions of Global Programs to maintain financial and legal integrity.
  • In country representative of Global Programs with Kenya government, donors and partner organizations
  • Implement the vision of the Board of Directors, by working with senior management, staff and partners.
  • Actively steward, implement, and watch for compliance with the Global Programs policies and procedures
  • Responsible for government and donor compliance requirements
  • Maintain regular communication with the University of California San Francisco and the Board of Directors.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with Country Directors from other iNGOs
  • Work closely with management and partners to ensure appropriate levels of funding and resources to implement programs and research grants
  • Oversee and coordinate the program portfolio to ensure the highest level of program quality and accountability, while fostering sustainability through building local capacity
  • Responsibility for overall program monitoring and evaluation. Support field offices and coordinate programme reviews, evaluations, and follow up implementation of evaluation findings.
  • Respond to calls for proposals and coordinate proposal development and submission in concert with the objectives of the BOD.
  • Liaise with donors for visits, meetings and program reviews
  • Ensure effective grants management systems are established and ensure compliance.
  • Ensure that adequate internal control mechanisms are in place in accordance with established procedures including audit.
  • Responsible for the submission of quality progress and financial reports as required by the donors.
  • Responsible for staff recruitment and retention.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate contingency plans for all kinds of emergencies.
How to Apply

To apply, send your CV and cover letter only to before close of business 6th January, 2017. 
Clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject line and expected remuneration.

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