HJF Medical Research International Job Vacancies in Kenya.

HJF Medical Research International Program Manager Vacancies in Kenya

Essential Job Duties:

  • Facilitates daily program operations triage support and provides the overarching strategies
    that are essential to the successful establishment and sustainment of local sites for the
    Cooperative Agreement and other Collaborations.
  • Coordinates with CDC and KEMRI leadership to ensure the program properly and
    effectively meets the sponsors’ requirements/expectations under the Cooperative
    Agreement and other Collaborations.
  • Responsible for the development and coordination of the HJFMRI's service capabilities for
    the research programs and other collaborations that require, local and regional sites to
    employ host country nationals, and assuring fiduciary responsibility.
  • Facilitates information flow between program members, scientific directors, HJFMRI, and
    HJF's corporate office.
  • Coordinates the decision-making process between all program participants.
  • Processes a strong financial background for close collaboration with the Kisian Financial
    Operations Director to ensure preparation of financial reports of the local program sites
    meet the requirements of the Sponsors and HJF/HJFMRI corporate offices.
  • Directs, coordinates, and conducts host country personnel actions and furnishes guidance
    and assistance as needed.
  • Demonstrates diplomacy when interacting with all internal and external staff.
  • Supervises program staff members and authorizes hiring actions.
  • Provides advice on manpower utilization, workflow, and operational procedures to
    increase efficiency, productivity, and make overall improvements for the program.
  • Collaborates with the Kisian Financial Operations Director to analyze costs and pricing
    data submitted by the contract centers to verify and substantiate direct and indirect costs.
  • Monitors requests for contract actions and proposals.
  • Assures full compliance with all contract requirements, schedules, and provisions.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, and completes other projects as needed.
  • Liaise with stakeholders and other local and international entities to leverage resources in
    support of current program activities and to foster new business opportunities for HJFMRI.
  • Monitors the initiation and processing of purchase orders, supply sources, work orders and
    maintenance and renovation requests.
  • Supports HJFMRI business development efforts by providing timely and accurate
    information to HJF/HJFMRI corporate offices.
  • Authorizes payment of invoices, when directed.

    Job Specifications:

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Must have knowledge of organizational objectives;
    knowledge of the federal acquisition process;
  • experience in working or living internationally;
    thorough understanding of clinical research management and the use of human subject volunteers;
  • Ability to work completely independently; ability to use sound judgment in solving problems;
    ability to coordinate many complex systems and programs at the same time; excellent
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lead in a matrix oriented structure.
  • Minimum Education/Training Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in international related fields or
  • Minimum Experience: 6 to 10 years related experience in international business management,
    personnel administration and/or procurement.
  • Extensive experience in international NGO program
  • Physical Capabilities: None
  • Travel Requirements: 15% of time
  • Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: N/A
  • Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:
  • Supervises support staff as directed
  • Work Environment: office and laboratory setting
  • Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior
  • Approval of the Director of Human Resources.
  • Submit CV, Cover Letter and List of References to [email protected]

    How to apply

    Applicants Should Apply Online BY 26th October 2017.

    For more information and job application details, see;
    HJF Medical Research International Program Manager Vacancies in Kenya

    HJF Medical Research International Scientific Lead Job Vacancies in Kenya


  • Continuously drives the strategic direction and planning process for the HJFMRI programs in the
    area in coordination with program leads at the sites, at program stateside offices and HQ
  • Represents HJFMRI in all scientific matters pertaining to implementation with partners, including
    interactions with the most senior levels representatives of these institutions.
  • Fosters and cultivates high-value relationships with all relevant local authorities (Ministry of Health,
    local research institutions, other partners
    and the military) at all levels.
  • Develops and maintains strategic relationships and alliances with the other USG partners and
    funders, including private sector partnerships
  • Strongly advocates on behalf of the programs and other national/international partners.
  • Increases positive visibility of the programs through effective scientific representation at high-level
  • Champions the work planning process; ensures the programmatic plans are in-line with overall
    strategic goals and that administrative work plans can effectively support those activities.
  • Works with HQ Research Initiatives Office in support of the proposal process. Identifies new
    international business opportunities and provides feedback on pros and cons of pursuing.
  • Develops and maintains a broad, consistent and constructive engagement with HJF/HJFMRI HQ to
    foster a sense of shared community, mutual trust and transparency.
  • Works with administrative, technical and programmatic leads to ensure effective implementation.
  • Works with HQ Office of Regulatory Affairs to ensure program compliance with all applicable local
    and US-based Regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures that technical aspects are carried out according to HJF/HJFMRI policies and procedures.
  • Reviews technical report submissions from partners in support of program deliverables.
  • Presents progress, achievements, and lessons learned to key stakeholders, including funder,
    government, and other implementing partners.
  • Ensures timely and accurate reporting of program activities and results to HJF/HJFMRI HQ.
  • Oversees implementation of project monitoring and evaluation activities and assures the quality of technical interventions are maintained.
  • Represents HJFMRI at international conferences.
  • Conducts site visits as needed.
  • Provides collaborative assistance and mentoring to other program personnel and research scientists that require the incumbent's expertise.
  • Maintains a safe work environment with appropriate training of other personnel.
  • Supports a productive team environment.
  • Completes other projects as needed.


  • Demonstrated experience of successfully managing relationships with governments, donors, and other partners in a complex political environment and in resource-limited settings.
  • Knowledge of infectious diseases, global public health challenges and proven strategies to positively impact the healthcare infrastructure in developing nations preferred.
  • Strong communication skills; a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a variety of
  • Fluency in written and spoken English a must; fluency in Swahili a plus.
  • Excellent strategic agility, diplomatic, advocacy, and conflict management skills.
  • Scientific research experience in international settings.
  • Understanding of applicable USG procurement and contracting policies a plus.
  • Ability to independently troubleshoot tasks and challenges.
  • Work as a leader and part of a team in a remote setting.
  • Minimum Education/Training Requirements:
  • Advanced degree: Masters (MPH, MHA, etc.) with Doctorate(PhD, MD) in public health or relevant field.
  • Minimum Experience: Minimum 6-10 years of senior level experience in program development,
    implementation, and management of research or medical programs experience.
  • Physical Capabilities: Incumbent will be expected to relocate to Nairobi, Kenya and travel to various locations within Africa and Middle East, as well as Bethesda, Maryland (USA) as necessary to perform job
  • Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: N/A
  • Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:
  • Incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Director,
  • HJMFRI Regional Office, as well as in conjunction and oversight from the Vice President, Program
  • Management at HJF HQ.
  • Work Environment: often requires working evenings and weekends

    How to apply

    Applicants Should Apply Online 26th October, 2017.

    For more information and job application details, see;
    HJF Medical Research International Scientific Lead Job Vacancies in Kenya

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