ICAP Project Director Jobs in Kenya

ICAP Project Director Jobs in Kenya

  • The PD positions will lead projects based in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania.

  • The positions are subject to a successful funding application and final approval by the CDC.

    Major Accountabilities

    • Provides strategic as well as technical, operational, financial, and administrative leadership to ensure the achievement of CDC-funded project goals and objectives.

    • Leads local efforts to improve the prevention of avoidable epidemics, including naturally occurring outbreaks and intentional or accidental releases.

    • Oversees activities aiming to improve the local ability to rapidly detect threats early, including detecting characterizing, and reporting emerging biological threats.

    • Ensures that the program strategy is technically sound and evidenced-based and that processes, approaches, and tools are aligned with the overall goal as well as with donor and key stakeholder requirements.

    • Ensures that surveillance-related activities are in accordance with IHR and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) guidelines.

    • In collaboration with laboratory specialists, strengthens national laboratory systems safely and accurately detecting epidemic-prone diseases from both known and unknown threats nationwide.

    • Provides technical assistance and support to strengthen the multidisciplinary local workforce for prevention, detection, and response activities through supporting capacity building, training, mentoring, and supportive supervision initiatives.

    • Leads efforts to improve the management and effective coordination of the response to outbreaks and emergencies utilizing coordinated multisectoral responses across all levels.

    • Establishes, manages, and develops technical, operational, and administrative staff and teams, including identifying and defining their counterparts within relevant government health ministries and partners.

    • Oversees all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to project management and administration, including reporting, financial transactions, execution of project plans, and project performance monitoring and evaluation

    • Acts as the project representative and serves as the contact person with USG and other key stakeholders in local and international fora.

    • Establishes and ensures a smooth relationship and flow of communication with government partners and other stakeholders to improve the interconnected global network that can respond rapidly and effectively to biological threats of international concern.

    • Increases the visibility of the project through representation at high-level
    visits with donors and other stakeholders.

    • Leads the production and dissemination of relevant project findings and analysis, reports, publications, and other communications.


  • Advanced degree in public health, public administration, or related fields.

    Experience, Skills, and Minimum Qualifications

    • At least 10 years of experience leading or directing large-scale multi-million dollar, multicountry international health or development projects in resource-limited contexts related to any or all of the following areas: global health security, global health programs through health systems strengthening, integrated health service delivery, capacity building, strategic health information system strengthening, surveillance, emergency response.

    • Demonstrated understanding of the Global Health Security Agenda Joint External Evaluation (JEE) indicators, outbreak investigation, and response.

    • Proven capabilities in strategic and operational planning, managing a diverse team of technical and support staff as well as budgeting, managing, designing, implementing, and evaluating.

    • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the country context in general and public health situation, in particular, is required.

    • Demonstrated diplomatic and communication skills to liaise and advocate with governments, donors, thought leaders, and other key stakeholders and implementing agencies.

    • Demonstrated experience in facilitating the dissemination and use of population-based and/or facility-based data in developing countries

    • Demonstrated competence working within CDC or similar regulations and procedures

    • Proven experience in establishing working relationships and collaborating with the U.S. government, other bilateral and/or multilateral donor agencies, and with host-country governments

    • Proven ability to write technical reports and program documents and deliver presentations.

    • Willingness to travel regionally/locally or overseas up to 40% of the time.

    • Written and spoken English proficiency.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ICAP Project Director Jobs in Kenya

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