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14. Senior Governance Specialist

Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party and will be responsible for leading Output Area 1 - increased leadership and management capacity of county governments for effective outcome measurements, learning, and accountability systems.
  • S/he will oversee the policy level work for MLA strengthening, the work to strengthen MLA governance structures and financing, and collaboration with the Kenya School of Government (KSG).
  • S/he will be responsible for ensuring appropriate stakeholder engagement at the county level and work to support the implementation of county plans to strengthen policies, systems, and governance structures for outcome measurement and MLA system strengthening. The position is based in Kisumu, Kenya.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to the county leadership, primarily the CHMT and CDOH but also other elected and executive Government of Kenya (GOK), civil society, and other health system actors to support improved health governance and leadership for effective MLA in counties and sub-counties. will:
  • Develop stewardship capacity in health at county and sub-county level.
  • Provide technical advice on legislation, oversight, and accountability frameworks for health.
  • Support stakeholder engagement and collaboration to strengthening and institutionalize learning and accountability systems.
  • Assist the GOK to implement and institutionalize the new health policy framework and other policy documents that govern health information and MLA systems strengthening.
  • Work with stakeholders to rationalize the devolution of authority for health information systems to counties. This may include harmonizing organizational relationships and human resource systems between/among pre-devolution municipal and national health systems.
  • Work to link county level health planning and budgeting with MLA systems. Orient decision makers to data sources and build demand for quality MLA data. Facilitate the development of data-informed CIDPs.
  • Support CHMTs, M&E technical working grouops and other leadership groups to implement MLA strengthening work plans.
  • Promote the integration of governance, health financing, health MLA, and other county health systems operations.
  • Identify practical approaches to apply governance improvement methodologies to the county health sector, particularly those related to accountability, transparency, citizen engagement, stewardship, and policy development.
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership to county leadership - CHMT, CDOH, Members of County Assemblies, other public and private stakeholders -- that enable them to understand policy options and strategies for improving health governance, especially concerning new/evolving devolution roles, responsibilities, and relationships.
  • Work across the project and with key county stakeholders to
  • Actively participate in the development of annual work planning, design, implementation, and reporting related to project technical activities.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

    Educational background and Experience
  • Master's Degree or higher in public health, economics, public policy, or a related technical degree.
  • Minimum of 5 -7 years of experience in applied health governance supporting decentralization or legislative reform efforts in East Africa and/or Kenya (including increased transparency, accountability, and citizen participation in systems monitoring and performance).
  • Prior experience working with USAID-funded programs is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated success providing technical assistance to national and sub-national government counterparts and civil society organizations.
  • Demonstrated strength and experience providing technical assistance and writing technical reports.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and build consensus across diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Experience in client relationship management, reporting, program work planning, program budgeting and financial management, and program implementation, as related to international project implementation is preferred.
  • Written and oral fluency in English and Swahili is required.
    Kenyan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

    To apply: Senior Governance Specialist

    15. Senior Data Use and Learning Specialist

    Key Responsibilities

  • Support to the CMLAP county-based Learning and Planning Specialists and government stakeholders to continuously use data from all existing Kenyan health information systems for program improvement; strengthen/establish mechanisms for regular data review and discussion; work to improve data analysis and develop decision support tools.
  • Increase the use of gender and age-disaggregated data in particular, and inferential statistics in general for evidence-informed management of the program
  • Create and improve access to user-friendly data dashboards and data visualization products to enable the CHMT, SCHMT, HRIO, facilities to monitor target indicators for improved decision making (in collaboration with the CMLAP Senior Analytics Specialist)
  • Develop and implement trainings on data analysis, interpretation, presentation, communication and advicacy.
  • Develop strategies to support and sustain regular quarterly data reviews and learning platforms at the county level.
  • Support county CHMTs, M&E technical working groups, CMLAP leadership development groups and County Learning and Planning Specialists in the strengthening/development of outcomes monitoring systems. Link system improvement/development to county planning and decision making needs.
  • Work with civil society groups to build skills in data use.
  • Inculcate a culture of data demand and use, including the provision of routine high-level statistical analyses.
  • Link to Palladium counter-parts within the Kenya Measure Evaluation, Health Policy Plus and Strategic Information teams, for cross-platform learning and sharing of data demand and use strategies and techniques.

    Educational background and Experience
  • 5+ years' experience in monitoring and evaluation of public health programs
  • Appropriate software skills necessary to conduct data analysis, such as STATA, SPSS, Tableau or their equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience working with the various Kenyan health information systems (DHIS2, CPIMS, EMRs, COPBAR, etc.)
  • Master's degree in public health or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in working on donor-funded projects, especially for the US government
  • Knowledge and experience of data informed decision making and advocacy
  • Ability to communicate technical data to non-technical audiences
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skill
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and familiar with the use of databases
  • Must be available for domestic travel
  • Fluent English and Swahili required.

    To apply: Senior Data Use and Learning Specialist

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