Hollows Foundation Health Systems Strengthening Manager Jobs in Kenya

Hollows Foundation Health Systems Strengthening Manager Jobs in Kenya

  • The Fred Hollows Foundation is one of the world’s largest and most innovative eye health international development organizations, having restored sight to more than 3 million people around the world. We are an ambitious organization, committed to making a difference and end avoidable blindness, however, we recognize that we cannot do this alone.

  • Founded in 1992 in honor of late Professor Fred Hollows, world-renowned eye surgeon and social activist from Australia, The Foundation has been one of the fastest-growing international NGOs in healthcare.

  • It’s not just what we do that’s important, it’s the way that we do it that matters. We work hand in hand with our communities and partners who together, share the same goals and determination. We focus on results and are passionate about making affordable and accessible eye care a reality for everyone so that no one person is needlessly blind. Working together we deepen our impact.

    About the Role

  • The Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Manager will lead the implementation of the key HSS components of FHF Kenya Program. He/she will be tasked with improving the administrative, managerial, and operational capacity of national and county health systems across FHF projects.

  • The Health Systems Strengthening Manager will assess current managerial and operational efficiencies at the national and county level to develop an action plan for improvements. Emphasis will be placed on health leadership and governance, health systems financing, health information system, commodities and supplies, eye health system efficiency and human resources for eye health.

    Key responsibilities and outcomes:

  • Lead implementation of the Health Systems Strengthening components across all FHF Kenya projects, with particular attention to the Health Financing, Stronger Systems, and Health Workforce Projects

  • In conjunction with the FHF technical staff, support relevant sectors of the national Ministry of Health and County health facilities in undertaking Health Systems Strengthening capacity assessments gap analysis, setting priorities, and developing and implementing capacity strengthening plans with clear milestones

  • Provide technical support to build the capacity of national and county health leadership in key health system strengthening functions, including policy, planning, health care financing and budgeting, advocacy, and resource mobilization

  • Working in close coordination with the Project Coordinator, provide technical support for the health financing project to increase the capacity of the public health systems to sustainably deliver and increase the use of affordable self-sustaining models of eye health services, especially for women, girls, the poor and rural populations.

  • In collaboration with
    the Policy and Advocacy Manager, support national and county level advocacy targeting key decision-makers to advance implementation of WHO Integrated people-centered Eye Care to strengthen community-focused programs

  • Provide technical assistance to ensure that national policies and procedures for public health financing are integrated at all levels of the health system.

  • Support the development and promotion of linkages to enable staff to learn from one another, discuss common challenges, provide assistance, and share best practices – at country and Cluster level

  • Produce and present Health Systems Strengthening papers at local, regional, and international forums to share experiences and best practices.

  • Identify and advise on opportunities for Health Systems Strengthening grants acquisition and lead in project design and resource planning.

    About You!

  • Master’s degree in international development, public health, Social Sciences, International Development, health economics or related field.

  • Minimum of 8 years significant work experience in health systems strengthening, health economics, or related fields in the context of low resource settings with a reputable NGO.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of national and county health systems and policy development.

  • Ability to cultivate, develop and maintain good relationships with the county government

  • Substantial understanding of economic policies, HSS structures with proven experience interacting with governments, non-governmental organizations, donors and/or the private sector including excellent diplomacy and cross-cultural interpersonal skills.

  • Experience in identifying and developing opportunities for Health Systems Strengthening grant acquisition.

  • Ability to draft excellent report writing skills and donor relations.

  • Experience in providing technical support to national level decision-makers on financial resource planning.

  • Ability to develop presentations for national and international level fora on Health Systems Strengthening and financial protection for sharing with donor and partners.

  • Expertise to offer technical support to FHF Kenya staff partners on lobbying/advocacy for integration of eye health into social protection schemes.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English as well as the ability to travel domestically including travel to remote locations will also be essential.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Hollows Foundation Health Systems Strengthening Manager Jobs in Kenya

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