British High Commission Health Lead Jobs in Kenya

British High Commission Health Lead Jobs in Kenya

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

This is an important position with responsibility for the UK’s engagement with the Government of Kenya on all matters relating to health.

BHC Nairobi hosts 406 staff from 12 HMG Departments. In line with the UK-Kenya Strategic Partnership core policy priorities are: mutual prosperity, security and stability, sustainable development, climate change and people to people links. Staff work on Kenya and cover regional, crisis, consular, research and security, as well as the UK’s Permanent Representation to the UN HQs in Kenya.

Bilateral ODA budget for 22/23 is currently forecast at c£41m. HMG centrally funded spend in Kenya, for which the team have indirect focus, is approximately £60m. We work closely with the Government of Kenya, counties and other Kenya NGOs and businesses. Our international partners include many of our allies, regional organisations and major multilaterals (UN, World Bank, IMF).

The aim is that the High Commission, FCDO directly and PAGs indirectly, have the results focus, delivery support and assurance mechanisms to deliver the maximum impact with UK resources. It drives forward work on cross cutting programme, policy and people issues.

The Human and Social Development Group comprises 15 staff covering health, education, social protection, humanitarian, resilience and inclusion. We strive to make a difference to people’s lives in Kenya. We have a strong programme management hub to complement and support our policy leads.

  • As Health Adviser, you will be responsible for leading the UK Government’s programming and policy work to improve health outcomes especially for poor Kenyans. Programmes include our support for family planning as well as the design of a new programme to address the challenges affecting reproductive, maternal and new-born health in Kenya.

  • You will support the development of stronger and more resilient health systems, delivering targeted interventions, ensuring no-one is left behind, and protecting against and preparing for health threats.

  • You will act as an influential interlocutor with FCDO Headquarters and other UK Government Departments including Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC).

  • You will develop and maintain strong working relations with Government of Kenya (GoK), multilateral institutions and other development partners to ensure UK investments are reaching those most in need, whilst supporting GoK to tackle health inequalities
    and self-finance an exit from extreme poverty and aid dependence.

  • You will supervise a fellow health advisor.

  • You will be positioned within the HSD group which also includes an Education Lead, a Humanitarian, Resilience and Inclusion lead and a programme hub.

  • You will also have close engagement with other parts of the UK mission in Nairobi, including Department for International Trade and the East Africa Research and Innovation Hub to deliver the heath objectives of the UK/GoK Strategic Partnership.

  • You will report to the G6 Deputy Development Director & Group Head.

  • You will be a member of the senior leadership team within HSD and will deputise for the Group Head as necessary.

  • You will be an expert in health. Your expertise will be assessed during the recruitment process which includes assessed to be accredited to the FCDO health cadre. More information can be found in the Health Technical Competency Framework.

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Strong technical expertise in public health with 5 to 10 years of work experience in a low middle income country context

  • A Masters in Public Health (or similar qualification) or significant self-directed study

  • Proven ability to work closely and influence stakeholders on technical policy issues

  • Extensive experience of working collaboratively and effectively with external partners including Government counterparts.

  • Programme delivery including risk and financial management.

  • Public speaking and representing an organisation externally to influence Government, other development partners and NGOs.

  • Familiarity with internal programme management and admin processes and polices.

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Team Leadership

  • Line management

  • Familiarity with internal programme management and admin processes and polices.

  • Knowledge and experience of working with key institutions engaged in health and nutrition both globally and within Kenya.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Health Lead Jobs in Kenya

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