Deputy Chief of Party & Technical Director, Kenya

Job Summary

The Deputy Chief of Party & Technical Director (DCOP/TD) will be responsible for the overall technical oversight of the project and is specifically responsible for project implementation that relates to facility and community level service delivery. The DCOP/TD reports directly to the Chief of Party (COP) and the East Africa Director, and will take a leadership role in ensuring technical implementation of high impact, proven interventions and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. S/he will coordinate among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners and will interact with numerous Government of Kenya (GOK) institutions and representatives, particularly at county and facility levels. The position will be based in Kenya and is contingent on donor funding.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assume the responsibilities of the COP in the absence of the COP. Coordinate among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners and will interact with numerous GOK institutions and representatives, particularly at the county-level. Take a technical leadership role in coordination with Government of Kenya and other partners. Must be knowledgeable about current implementation science and state-of-the-art service delivery approaches. Build capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders working with the project. Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence. Deliver presentations at professional meetings and conferences.


REQUIREMENTS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES:

  • At least five years demonstrated state-of-the-art experience within the capacity at a senior level in these areas HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, health systems strengthening, quality improvement/quality assurance and demonstrated experience in two of the following areas: nutrition; quality improvement/ quality assurance; community health; human resources for health development; M&E; and operations research.
  • Knowledgeable about current implantation science and state of the art service delivery approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with 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 English language.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT STANDARDS:

  • Master’s Degree in public health, social sciences, management, business administration or related field; medical degree or equivalent strongly preferred.
  • At least ten years of experience in a senior role managing complex technical public health, service delivery programs of similar scope and size in a development context, with at least five of those years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in Kenya.
  • At least five years of experience in partnership building, including government representatives, donors, private sector, and local community organizations.
  • At least five years of demonstrated experience in project design of HIV technical activities and managing and supervising teams; HIV/AIDS prevention; care and treatment; health systems strengthening; and quality improvement/quality assurance.
  • Demonstrated experience in two of the following areas: nutrition; quality improvement/ quality assurance; community health, human resources for health development; M&E; and/or operations research.
  • At least three years demonstrated, recent experience within the capacity as senior staff in some aspect of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; and/or quality improvement/quality assurance; health systems strengthening; M&E; and operations research.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with 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 English language.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.


ABOUT US

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.


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