Jhpiego – Saving lives. Improving health. Transforming futures.
Vacancy Announcement: Chief of Party
Jhpiego is a non-profit global leader in the creation and delivery of transformative health care solutions for the developing world.
In partnership with national and county governments, health experts and local communities, we build health providers’ skills and develop systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families.
Our aim is revolutionizing health care for the planet’s most disadvantaged people.
Jhpiego is a key partner in the USAID-funded contract: President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria project contributing to Kenya Malaria Strategy 2019 – 2023.
The Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall leadership, technical oversight, implementation, management (financial, administrative and programmatic) and representation of Impact Malaria.
The project will operate through to February 2023.
The position will operate under the leadership of the US-based Country Operations Director and Jhpiego Kenya’s Country Director in collaboration with project team and partners.
The position will support the design and implementation of malaria service delivery strategies based on scientific evidence.
We are seeking an experienced individual who has excellent organizational and technical skills, a team player, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high-pressure environment requiring multi-tasking abilities.
- Provide technical and strategic leadership to develop the project strategic plan, work plan and project monitoring, in close collaboration with Government of Kenya, donor and other key stakeholders to ensure timely implementation and compliance to the requirements and regulations of the Impact Malaria award
- Provide overall oversight of the project and maintain effective and regular communication with the core team, implementing partners and government entities
- Ensure that program is technically sound, scientific evidence-based and responsive to the needs of Kenya, its people and donors
- Collaborate with National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), Reproductive Maternal Health Services Unit (RMHSU) and Community Health Strategy Unit (CHSU) staff to strengthen quality improvement and supervision systems for malaria interventions
- Ensure compliance with USAID operational poilcies and regulations
- Lead in the development of protect work plan, budget and ensure performance indicators and targets are met within set deadlines
- Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track date / results
- Contribute to the development of quarterly / annual programmatic reports and monthly progress updates for the project
- Assist the core team with the production and dissemination of knowledge products
- Ensure the effective use and coordination of donor resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with donor standards
- Ensure sound financial management including programmatic budgeting, spending projections and monitoring of payments
- Maintain excellent relationships with donor and in-country stakeholders
- Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results.
- Advanced clinical degree, or a Master’s degree in public health, social sciences or related degree.
- At least 10 years of demonstrated technical experience as senior staff in managing or implementing health projects of similar scope and preferably in Africa
- At least 7 years of leadership and management experience
- Experience and technical knowledge in malaria and/or infectious disease programming
- Ability to interact with and lead a broad range of governmental and non-governmental actors and institutions across sectors
- Strong skills and experience in all aspects of program cycle management – design and development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
- Demonstrated experience in managing large budgets and ensuring financial compliance with USAID contracts
- Demonstrated strong leadership, communications and Interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated experience working with Kenya government
- Fluent in English; fluency in Klswahi is preferred
Interested applicants should send application & CV with 3 referees to the following email address: HR.Kenya@jhpiego.org by 26 June 2020.
Indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for the position.
Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity.
Persons with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Kenyan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.