Amref Chief of Party Jobs in Kenya

Amref Chief of Party Jobs in Kenya


  • Amref Health Africa is the largest international health development organisation based in Africa. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments. Amref Health Africa’s vision is lasting health change in Africa. Amref is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems. For more on Amref Health Africa please visit www.amref.org

  • Amref Health Africa in Kenya seeks a Chief of Party to be responsible for the overall strategic leadership, managerial oversight and technical direction of an anticipated USAID/Kenya & East Africa Health Systems Strengthening Activity. He/she will lead the implementation team and also serve as the key point of contact for USAID, government, program consortium partners, and other stakeholders.

  • Selection of the final candidate
    will be subject to USAID approval The Chief of Party (COP)is responsible for the overall strategic leadership, managerial oversight and technical direction of the anticipated USAID/Kenya & East Africa Health Systems Strengthening Activity. He/she will lead the implementation team and also serve as the key point of contact for USAID, government, program consortium partners, and other stakeholders. He/she will also coordinate closely with other USG projects and
    development partners to ensure joined up approaches and complementarity with other health and social inclusion programs.

  • The COP will report to the Country Director based in Amrefs’ Nairobi office and will work closely with Amref Health Africa in Kenya management and administrative colleagues. Coordinating the inputs of the team from Amref and partners, he/she will ensure that program objectives, outcomes, and deliverables are met and that financial, operational, and reporting requirements are in compliance with USAID rules and regulations and Amrefs’ policies and processes.

    Key responsibilities:

    Team management and leadership

  • Lead a team of technical, financial, programmatic and administrative experts to deliver the program to the highest technical quality. Lead
    and manage staff professional development to build their capacity and strengthen competency and professional development

    Program delivery, and oversight

  • Oversee program strategies, technical approaches, work plans, risk management, and budgets. Ensure the program delivers against its
    theory of change and achieves its intended results.

    Budget implementation and financial management

  • Work closely with the finance and operations team to ensure the Activity's preparedness for USAID audit.

    Client, government and partner relations

  • Be the primary point of contact with USAID, other implementing partners, MOH and other stakeholders. Represent the program on behalf of Amref and ensure alignment and harmonization with other programming where appropriate. Also, take a leading role in disseminating successes and lessons from the project
    across all stakeholders.

    Qualifications & Competencies

    • Master’s degree in a relevant field

    • Ten years extensive experience providing technical, strategic and program management oversight to major multi-year and multi-partner complex programs in Kenya and/or East Africa as a Chief of Party or Team Leader;

    • Demonstrated experience working to strengthen health system strengthening in devolved or centralized government structures as well as enhancing national local cooperation;

    • Strong understanding of the Kenyan health sector including key context and trends relevant to
    devolution and health systems strengthening. Relevant networks at the county level;

    • Strong external liaison and negotiation experience fostering partnerships between Government and other stakeholders, including at county level, and building national and sub-national capacity; familiarity with government practice and protocol;

    • Significant experience and a track record of successful leadership and management of teams based in multiple locations. Previous experience leading a team of highly skilled, multidisciplinary staff to leverage joint management support, and empowering team members to deliver high quality work. Experience managing teams in high-risk environments;

    • Demonstrable experience of working with USAID and familiarity with USAID practice and protocol with a proven ability to represent organizations and program with USAID;

    • Significant experience with USAID planning and reporting systems, operations, programming, and
    structure;

    • Experience in managing budgets effectively with oversight on spending while providing regular oversight on issues related to risk and audit;

    • Experience of risk management and mitigation in a program context;

    Skills

    • Leadership and influencing skills.

    • Strategic thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills.

    • Strong financial and risk management skills.

    • Strong stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills.

    • Strong administration and organizational skills, good time management.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report writing.

    • Commitment to equal opportunities.

    • Commitment to the program’s and Amrefs’ principles of Safeguarding, Do No Harm, and to
    comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights.

    • Awareness and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

    • Fluency in written and spoken English.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Amref Chief of Party Jobs in Kenya


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