Program Associate, Advocacy and Policy


Community & Social Services

Unspecified KSh Confidential
3 weeks ago

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PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the worldâs most pressing heath challenges.

PATH Kenya is recruiting Program Associates (3 positions) to support coordination of project activities for the Leadership and Governance project. The Program Associate will support the coordination and overall project management activities at county level. As a member of the project team, you will support the planning, and coordination and reporting all project activities related to strengthening structures for evidence-based health sector policy development, implementation, review, and tracking.

You will be based in any of the following project offices Lakipia, Iten and Mombasa/Kilifi , and you will provide coordination for all Leadership and Governance activities in the following counties: Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Tharaka Nthi, Samburu, Laikipia, Turkana, Trans Nzoia, Taita Taveta, Kilifi and Nairobi. You will work closely with the project team lead and other (UAT) technical team of Project Officers, Technical Advisors, and associates to contribute to a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project implementation

Duties and Responsibilities:

Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with UAT projectâs program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.

Work with the project team to support the strengthening and management of partnerships with relevant county level target policymakers, government and County assembly officials and staff, strategic partners, and key opinion leaders to promote priority policy changes and policy implementation including investments.

Coordinate planning and execution of technical assistance activities to civil society organizations on the development and implementation of effective advocacy strategies/initiatives or approaches at national and county level

Work with the project lead to support counties including planning and coordinating capacity building activities including workshops, events

Represent UAT in meetings at county levels to support the forging relations with the GOK, CBOs, other stakeholders, and the community.

Support provision of technical and policy advisory support to decision makers at county levels.

Represent UAT in key technical working groups (TWG) and strategic forums at and sub county levels.

Support he project lead to ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and UAT standards and established schedules.

Support the development of tools, templates, fact sheets and policy briefs

Work closely with the logistics team to plan workshops, events, and other project activities at county level

Required Skills and Experience

Bachelorâs degree in public health, Social Sciences, Gender, International Development, Development Economics, or a related field and at least 5 yearsâ experience or a combination of education and work experience.

Experience in implementing USAID funded projects and working in a consortium.

Experience working with the Ministry of Health and county health management teams required.

Excellent interpersonal communication, and presentation skills required A good understanding of devolution and county government structures

Ability to plan, coordinate implementation of participatory action planning approaches and engage County, Sub- County and Ward-level stakeholders.

Demonstrated experience in coordination of project activities, working with multiple teams including government, civil society, and community

Demonstrated experience in work planning, meeting coordination and report writing

Advocacy experience related to policy, leadership, and governance; health financing strongly preferred.

Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

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