FHI 360 Principal Investigator Jobs in Kenya

FHI 360 Principal Investigator Jobs in Kenya


  • FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.

  • Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges.

  • FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

  • We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Principal Investigator

    Job Description

  • The Principal Investigator will provide leadership, ensure the quality of project deliverable and oversee all administrative, technical , financial and management aspects for an anticipated CDC Global Health Security (GHS) funded Grant to support global health priorities in Kenya with the general objective to prevent, detect, rapidly and effectively respond to public health threats of international concern including naturally occurring outbreaks and intentional or accidental releases of dangerous pathogens.

  • Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to donor approval.

    Essential Job Functions

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the management, finance, contracts and grants, security, legal, human and animal resources that support the project.

  • Ensure that project management is compliant with FHI 360 and CDC policies and procedures.

  • Interacts with other sectors and relevant departments to integrate and manage work plans, budgets, and multi-sector interventions.

  • Implements evidence-based interventions in one or more multi-sector areas, as well as new technologies and practices.

  • Provide technical direction and external engagement of the project.

  • Coordinates a matrix management approach to capacity building, support, and oversight of technical and functional staff and ensure their training on operational procedures to achieve the project strategic goals.

  • Provides operational support to the project regional/countries team, skills, and resources to ensure the quality of the project deliverables.

  • Develop and monitor workplans, reports and budget to achieve project and goals.

  • Establish, serve and maintain partnerships with internal and external
    stakeholders on project matters.

    Minimum Requirement Standards

  • Minimum of a Bachelors’ degree in international public health, biomedical science or equivalent related field with a minimum 8 years’ experience in management positions, implementing programs of similar size and scope in international health.

  • Demonstrated minimum of 10 years’ experience in diagnostics/surveillanceepidemiology/Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) /One Health implementation.

  • Experience managing USG grants including CDC grants.

  • Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and capacity building experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that span multiple countries.

  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills in English

  • Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts, and practices in project management, process development and execution.

  • Excellent and demonstrated public relations, policy, representation, and diplomacy skills required.

  • Strong consultative and negotiation skills.

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to strategize, plan, and manage resources for successful completion of projects.

  • Ability to motivate, influence and collaborate with others.

  • Ability to build positive working relationships with the various stakeholder communities, government officials and other multilateral bodies and donor representatives.

  • Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO) and in a resource limited context.

  • Exercise judgment to meet strategic business goals and develop objectives and plans that align with and ensure achievement of organizational goals.

  • Ability to build teams, recognize, acquire and retain talents.

  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the ethical issues surrounding research and surveillance.

    Travel Requirements

  • Minimum of 25 % international travel.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; FHI 360 Principal Investigator Jobs in Kenya


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