Jhpiego Program/technical Lead – Arc Project Jobs in Kenya

Jhpiego Program/technical Lead – Arc Project Jobs in Kenya

  • Jhpiego is a nonprofit NGO that prevents the needless deaths of women and families in limited resources settings. To accomplish this, Jhpiego implements innovative evidence-based solutions for intractable problems in health to overcome barriers to high-quality care services for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

  • Jhpiego and partners are currently implementing ANC/PNC research collective (ARC) in Kenya with an aim of improving antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care for women and newborns, work alongside in-country partners such as an international center for reproductive health and Think place Kenya to develop implementation research agenda that will identify new approaches that will lead to; early entry into care, increase continuity of care and improve the quality of care.

  • The ARC program is a four-year Bill and Melinda Gates-funded award that will work in tandem with country governments and local nongovernmental organizations to test new approaches that will lead to early entry into care, continuity of care and also improved quality of care. We are seeking an experienced individual, who has excellent planning, organizational and technical skills, is a team player, strategic and analytical thinker, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high-pressure environment requiring multi-tasking abilities.

    Program/Technical Lead – ARC Project

  • Reporting to the Country Director, Program /Technical Lead – ARC Project, will provide program and technical leadership and coordination of the planning, research and implementation and monitoring of project activities. The Antenatal/Postnatal Research Collective (ARC) is a project funded by the BMGF and implemented by Jhpiego in different countries including Kenya.

  • The ARC project seeks to design, implement, and study new service delivery models and tools/products to address early entry into care for pregnant women, continued care for women during pregnancy, delivery and after delivery including improved quality of these services. The Program/Technical lead will have the overall responsibility for leadership and management and reporting of ARC project activities.

  • S/he will be responsible for making decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and program quality and integrity. S/he will be responsible for the timely delivery and integrity of the implementation research activities of the project.


  • Provide leadership and coordination to ensure programmatic, technical, research and financial integrity of the project

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with, the Government of Kenya’s Ministry of Health counterparts, as well as implementing partners, and other key stakeholders.

  • Represent the ARC project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors, other key stakeholders, and through meetings, conferences, and presentations.

  • Provide technical leadership and ensure the quality and sustainability of the research interventions

  • Lead the work planning process in close collaboration with the ARC leadership team, Government of Kenya’s Ministry of Health, the donor.

  • Oversee the quality, preparation, and timely
    submission of project reports for donor consumption.

  • Provide guidance, in collaboration with staff, to subcontractors and sub-grantees = Write and/or review project materials and publications.

  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets.

  • Work with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results.

  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the award Required.


  • An advanced degree with a minimum of a Master’s degree in public health, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and child health, health administration/management, social services, international health, business administration or a related field; MD preferred.

  • Previous experience serving as Maternal/Child health Advisor, technical Director, Implementation research and program/project management.

  • At least eight (8) years of demonstrated technical experience, with five years (5) at the senior level management in at least two of the following areas: maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH); family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH); research.

  • 5+ years experience in development, managing, overseeing, or evaluating public health programs in Africa of similar size and complexity.

  • 3+ years experience in program management and administration, financial management, award contractual compliance, sub-award management, and tracking project performance and costs via specific funding streams.

  • Experience working in Kenya with an intimate understanding of local health system and FP/RMNCAHN/WASH gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships at government agencies.

  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector, as well as create synergies among stakeholders.

  • Good research skills, leadership qualities, interpersonal skills, as well as written and oral presentation skills to fulfil the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description.

  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English and Swahili = Ability to coach, mentor and develop the technical capacity of project staff.

  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally.

    How to apply

  • Interested applicants should send application & CV with 3 referees to the following email address:

  • HR.Kenya@jhpiego.org by 30th June 2021. Indicate how your education and experience qualify you for the position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity.

  • Persons with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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