Associate Regional Director Job in Kenya

Our client, an international non-governmental organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights with its Africa Regional Office (ARO) in Nairobi, seeks to recruit a highly talented professional to fill in the following position

Associate Regional Director:

Reporting to the Africa Regional Director, the  Associate  Regional  Director will provide overall leadership in the development and implementation of  services  so  that  our clients  partners  in  Africa  can  carry  out  their respective missions to provide sustainable quality services.

Principal Accountabilities

1.  Program Development

  • Works  with  the  Country  Team  Leaders  to  identify  country  service  delivery  needs  and    new implementing partners; and in conceptualizing and designing new programs and projects.
  • Provides technical guidance on the development of partners’ project plans and budgets.
  • Develops regional operational plans and provide technical guidance on implementation of service delivery components.
  • Ensures service delivery programs align with divisional and regional strategic plans
  • Provides technical guidance on development of regional drafts of donor proposals.

2.  Technical Assistance

  • Provides  guidance  to  Program  Officers
  • Consults with our client Director of Services and guide them on providing training and ongoing technical assistance
  • Provide guidance to our client on training and management of community health workers for demand creation and community-based distribution of commodities.
  • Works with Senior Program Officer Communications to effectively   develop and implement program communication strategies to increase uptake of service delivery.

5. Supervision/staff development

  • Ensures that new service delivery staff receive timely orientation and training in ARO
  • Supervises service delivery regional staff in office and during site visits
  • Conducts performance appraisals and contributes to decisions on staff recruitment in collaboration with HR Manager
  • Consults with the Director of Services and guides them on providing training and ongoing technical assistance
  • Provide guidance on training and management of community health workers

6.  Program Monitoring and Reporting

  • Oversees   overall   program monitoring and evaluation
  • Collaborates on program evaluation and other research activities.
  • Oversees monitoring of program budget.
  • Manages  preparation  and  submission  of  regional  drafts  of  donor  programmatic  and  financial reports
  • Writes program updates and briefs.

7. Visibility/Collaboration

  • Collaborates with Regional director to identify opportunities for new projects and collaborations
  • Networks with key international organizations working in the area of Sexual Reproductive Health
    (SRH) service delivery and develop collaborative relationships.
  • Works with assigned regional staff to prepare reports, including donor reports and refunding donor proposals.
  • Assists in developing fundraising proposals and concept papers for them and their partners.
  • Supports the writing of articles and abstracts for publication and presents at conferences on behalf of our clients and regional partners.

8. Supervision/staff development

  • Ensures that new service delivery staff receive timely orientation and training in ARO using their administrative procedures.
  • Supervises service delivery regional staff in office and during site visits
  • Conducts performance appraisals and contributes to decisions on staff recruitment in collaboration with HR Manager.
  • Works with HR Manager to identify staff development needs and provide the resources to build staff

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • Master’s or advanced degree in public health, health administration, health systems management, international development, sociology or related field.
  • Minimum of ten years’ experience in management of multi-country SRH programs in sub- Saharan Africa preferably with an international NGO
  • Ability to: work independently and as a member of a team and to conceptualize programs
  • Must have excellent English writing skills and proficiency in using computer software including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, statistical analysis software, and information databases.
  • Fluency in oral and written French is desirable

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke by Wednesday 10th March, 2017 stating their current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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Updated: March 9, 2017 — 5:35 pm