IMA World Health Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

1. Chief of Party (Afya Jijini Program)

IMA World Health

USAID / Kenya and East Africa

IMA World Health is the prime contractor for the USAID / Kenya and East Africa Afya Jijini program in Kenya.

Afya Jijini seeks to improve and increase access and utilization of quality health services in Kenya through strengthened service delivery and institutional capacity of county health systems within Nairobi.

The program has three main sub-purposes:
  • Increase access and utilization of quality HIV services
  • Increase access and utilization of focused maternal, new born and child health (MNCH), family planning (FP), water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and nutrition services
  • Strengthen and increase the functionality of county health systems
    Afya Jijini is working with the county government with emphasis on partnership with the county health management teams to implement the county health strategic and investment plan.

    The USAID-funded Kenya Afya Jijini (Nairobi) Program looks to strengthen Health and Human Capacity and increase overall health services through the expansion of quality HIV/AIDS services, focused Maternal, Newborn, Child Health (MNCH); Family Planning (FP); increasing Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH); and Nutrition services and finally by strengthening County Health Systems.

    The Chief of Party will oversee all aspects of program implementation, including technical, financial and administrative management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting; and ensure quality, impact and cost effectiveness of the program.

  • Lead technical implementation, direction, and vision of program components.
  • Provide overall supervision of program activities, including management of personnel and subcontractors.
  • Monitor progress of program objectives and work with the country director and program officers in headquarters to ensure quality control.
  • Serve as IMA's representative to USAID, the Kenyan government, other donors and multinationals, technical agencies and other participating organizations.
  • Manage quality and timely reporting to USAID through monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Lead development of the annual work plan and M&E plan.
  • Ensure visibility of program results, achievements and lessons learned through presentations at conferences and workshops and/or publishing articles through professional journals.
  • Ensure technical capacity of staff and provide technical assistance and backstopping when required.
  • Ensure project expenses are reasonable and in accordance with USAID rules and regulations.

    The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes:
  • Advanced degree in international health, public health, or related field.
  • Medical doctors are strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of successful implementation of projects in health systems strengthening, HIV/AIDS programs, family planning, maternal and child health, organizational development, or related projects.
  • Must had USAID Contracts experience.
  • Experience leading donor-funded projects in Kenya or elsewhere in Africa.
  • Demonstrated familiarity and understanding of USAID policies and regulations.
  • Experience supervising personnel in a multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership in working with host country officials from the health, community, NGO, FBO and CBO sectors.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Proficiency in Swahili is preferred.
    Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    2. Deputy Chief of Party (Afya Jijini Program)

  • Coordinate with the Chief of Party in providing programmatic leadership and overseeing the strategic planning of activities in support of the program goals and objectives, including the determination of program priorities and appropriate technical initiatives.
  • Advise national counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts, partner institutions, the Ministry of Health and all other local stakeholders.
  • Represent IMA World Health and the program in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • Develop and modify as necessary the technical workplans and budget.
  • Coordinate activities with other agencies and closely collaborate with key staff on implementing activities.
  • Work closely with IMA HQ staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation.
  • Ensure technical compliance with USAID rules and regulations.

    The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes:
    A minimum of a Master's degree in public health,
  • health policy and administration.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in health governance, health system strengthening, including countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Experience with USAID Contracts is strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to liaise successfully with government ministries and to foster and maintain good working relationships with senior officials.
  • Experience working in Kenya's Health context.
  • Significant experience in an advisory role designing and/or instituting policy reforms at national, local, and community governmental levels.
  • A minimum of 5 years of comprehensive experience in managing and implementing USAID contracts and projects.
  • Proven presentation and writing skills.
  • Fluency in English.
    Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

    All applications should be submitted to

    Application closing date is: 7th October 2016

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