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10 Sep 2014

Chief of Party Job Vacancy

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation that utilises local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence informed solutions and interventions to existing and emerging public health concerns.

CHS works in partnership with various stakeholders including the Ministry of Health’s National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Unit (NTLD – Unit) towards implementation of Tuberculosis (TB) care and control activities across all of Kenya’s counties.

This is part of a US Government initiative against TB in Kenya funded by USAID.

CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual for the following position.

Chief of Party
Ref: 0015/CHS-USAID/CoP/2014


Overall Job Function: 
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of TB ARC program implementation including technical, financial and administrative management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting, assuring the quality, impact and cost effectiveness of the program.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: -

  • Fostering collaborative working relationships with the Ministry of Health, NTLD- Unit among other key stakeholders
  • Maintaining a collaborative relationship with USAID, ensuring activities and targets are closely monitored
  • Providing leadership and overall technical and management responsibility for program implementation, including staff and program activity supervision
  • Managing quality, timely reporting to USAID through monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Leading in the development of the annual work plan and monitoring and evaluation plan
  • Participating in program monitoring and evaluation including development of tools and use of data to inform program planning
  • Continuously evaluating program effectiveness and determining corrective actions needed to improve goal achievement
  • Ensuring and supervising regular financial reporting, closely monitoring project expenditure
  • Ensuring project expenses including procurement are reasonable, allocable and prudent and spent in accordance with USAID rules and regulations, and support annual auditing procedures
  • Ensuring proper technical capacity of staff and providing technical assistance when required
  • Facilitating and encouraging professional development initiatives among staff
  • Ensure adherence to CHS policies, guidelines and values by all staff
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the CEO

Qualification and Skills Required

  • MBchB
  • Masters Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Management, International Health or a related field
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in project management of large, health sector development programs that have implemented successful activities
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organisational, teambuilding and representational skills
  • Must have senior level experience of at least three (3) years including managing a large team
  • A clear track record of leading complex projects
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level Government of Kenya officials, USAID, NGOs, private sector groups, cooperating agencies and donor organisations
  • Working knowledge and understanding of USAID program rules and regulations
  • Professional maturity: maintains a positive outlook, motivates self and team to work constructively under pressure
  • Analytical Thinking: builds a logical approach to address problems or opportunities; manages the situation at hand by drawing on own knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources as necessary
  • Oral and Written Communication: proficiency in English, clearly and effectively expresses ideas, thoughts and concepts verbally and in written form
  • Decision maker: demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills; capable of directing and managing change, inspiring teamwork and high performing teams
  • Strategic planning and integration: demonstrates the knowledge and capacity to foster development of a common vision

Interested candidates are required to send in their application to vacancies@chskenya.org on or before September 19, 2014 clearly indicating ‘CHIEF OF PARTY: 0015/CHS-USAID/CoP/2014’ as the subject line.

www.chskenya.org

Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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