Africa Regional Director for Health Systems Strengthening

RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition.

RTI International's Center for International Health (CIH) is seeking an Africa Regional Director for Health Systems Strengthening to provide senior-level oversight for RTI's expanding Africa-based health systems strengthening programs.

These programs are heavily focused on health finance, health policy and reform, and health governance.

CIH implements projects and programs in the following disciplines: Health Systems and Finance, Health Policy and Research, Health Governance and Public Private Partnerships.

Technical areas include RH/FP, HIV, Malaria and Vector Control; Neglected Tropical Diseases.

The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and require regional travel.


  • Leads RTI programs in Africa in health systems and finance, health policy and research, and health governance.
  • Provides senior technical oversight and technical assistance to health systems strengthening projects in the region.
  • Represents RTI as a thought leader in health systems strengthening within the Institute and in international forums, meetings, and conferences.
  • Leads efforts to raise RTI's profile and market current programs in health systems strengthening in the region.
  • Represents RTI and CIH at high level partner or client meetings focused on health systems strengthening.
  • Oversees the Center's technical and strategic plans for growing and maintaining its health systems strengthening portfolio in Africa.
  • Anticipates and plans for new business opportunities in health systems strengthening in the region.


  • Masters Degree in public health, economics, or related field.
  • 15 years of progressive experience including prior experience managing USAID-funded health systems strengthening programs.
  • Demonstrated success managing and leading technical and administrative teams in the implementation of health systems strengthening programs.
  • Established technical knowledge in one or more of the following areas: health policy and reform, health finance, and health governance.
  • A record publications, reports or analyses in health strengthening systems.
  • Experience working in multiple countries throughout Africa desirable.
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, gained from experience managing USAID programs.
  • Experience in client relationship management, reporting, program work planning, program budgeting and financial management, program implementation, and personnel management.
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external clients.
  • Willingness to travel 30% of time.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills.

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