Project Management Specialist

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Kenya Mission seeks to hire a Project Management Specialist, Reproductive Health, Family Planning, and Maternal & Child Health in its Office of Population & Health (OPH).

The position is open to qualified Kenyan citizens and is based in Nairobi, but the selected candidate will be required to make frequent field visits in country.

Basic Function of the Position:

  • The Project Management Specialist, RH/FP/MCH must be an experienced public health manager with vast knowledge of reproductive health and maternal & child health.

  • In support of the Family Health Team Leader, he/she will provide technical, operational, and management support of the Reproductive Health (RH), Family Planning (FP), and Maternal & Child Health-,(MCH) programs of OPH to ensure that it achieves the objectives and results required.

  • This includes a full range of program planning, financial management, monitoring and evaluation and reporting functions.

  • He/she will participate in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of USAID-funded activities concerned with support to national and geographically based RH, FP, and MCH services and integrated RH/HIV programs.


    Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated.

    Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

    If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of this advertisement, please consider your application unsuccessful.

  • A Master's degree from an accredited university in a relevant health and social science field is required.

  • A background in public health is desirable.

  • At least seven years of experience in a progressively responsible position in the management of RH/FP and/or MCH service delivery programs is required.

  • At least five years of this experience should be in development assistance or related work with a development partner, host government, a non-governmental organization, or the private sector.

  • He/she must possess thorough knowledge of the technical areas of this position and must possess general knowledge of the Government of Kenya and NGO service delivery policies and programs in the health sector especially RH, FP and MCH.

  • Must also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to monitor, gather and evaluate information of broad scope and complexity in the areas of RH, FP and MCH.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in both English and Kiswahili.

  • He/she should be able to work in a stressful and psychologically demanding environment.

  • He/she must be a self-starter with strong diplomatic and leadership qualities.

  • He/she should be competent in using various computer software applications including Microsoft Office programs and be familiar with web-based programs.

    Re: Project Management Specialist, RH/FP/MCH, OPH/USAID/Kenya

    Applications must reach the USAID HR office by COB.

    Deadline: September 16.

    Those fulfilling the above requirements should submit their application, together with a detailed curriculum vitae/resume and all relevant attachments to:

    The Human Resources Office P.O. Box 629, Village Market 00621, Nairobi, Kenya

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