IMA World Health Team Leader Jobs in Kenya

IMA World Health Team Leader Jobs in Kenya


IMA World Health is seeking applications for Team Leader for the anticipated DFID Delivering Sustainable And Equitable Increases In Family Planning In Kenya opportunity.

The programme will strengthen family planning in Kenya.

It will focus on equity and sustainability and the overarching goal to support the Government of Kenya to establish the foundations for equitable and sustainable provision of family planning services or to lead efforts to meet FP needs in Kenya and honor its commitments.


The Team Leader will provide overall leadership, management, and oversight for all program activities and staff in accordance with the contract and donor guidelines.

The Team Leader, to be based in Kenya, will report directly to the Senior Technical Director of Programs at IMA.

S/he will liaise regularly with key stakeholders representing the program, including assigned DFID in-country technical advisors and other staff, Government of Kenya relevant Ministry stakeholders, and to civil society networks.

Duties:

  • Provide overall leadership and supervision of all project activities, including sub-awardees/contractors and project personnel; lead the Program Management Unit
  • Serve as the primary person responsible for overseeing the full-time and short-term technical assistance personnel and directing program management and operations, including financial management, cost control, partner management, program planning, performance monitoring, financial reporting, and client relations.
  • Serve as IMA's representative to DFID, the Kenyan government, other donors and multinationals, technical agencies and other participating organizations on behalf of the program.
  • Oversee quality and timely reporting in line with donor requirements according to the contract/award agreement; monitor progress of program objectives and work with the country director and the program officer in headquarters to ensure quality control.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of key project deliverables, including the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan and work plan.
  • Monitor staff performance and provide capacity strengthening support when needed
    Hold team and partners accountable to meet objectives in timely manner; ultimately responsible for management of fiduciary risk, attention
    to value for money and continual performance improvement
  • Ensure visibility of program results, achievements and lessons learned through presentations at conferences and workshops and/or publishing articles through professional journals.

    The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health and/or relevant subject area
  • 10 years of relevant family planning experience
  • Strong technical expertise in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights), and social and behaviour change in relation to sensitive issues
  • Minimum 7 years managing and implementing similar donor-funded projects with a strong preference for experience and familiarity with DFID programming and priorities
  • Experience overseeing sub-awardees/sub-contractors to achieve program results; familiarity and expertise in overseeing the financial and contractual management aspects of program management
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working with development programming in contexts similar to Kenya; experience working in Southern Africa and particularly Kenya will be strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work in concert with team, partner organizations, and key government stakeholders to achieve results; experience in partnership building – especially with the Government of Kenya, DFID, NGOs and private sector – a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (including in making presentations); high degree of political savvy in interacting with senior government and civil society stakeholders
  • Excellent written and spoken English
    Kenyan nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 5th December, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; IMA World Health Team Leader Jobs in Kenya

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