Palladium Chief of Party - USAID - Jobs in Kenya

Palladium Chief of Party - USAID - Jobs in Kenya

Project Overview and Position:

  • The Chief of Party is a full-time position for an upcoming award being solicited through USAID/Kenya & East Africa to promote Private Sector Opportunities to a Fully Private Care and Treatment. USAID/Kenya & East Africa’s Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) Office has realized the need to expand their approach to private sector engagement, and the paradigm of their relationships to be more transformational and private sector led.

  • In line with USAID’s new Private Sector Policy, USAID/KEA’s office has prioritized the following areas to engage the private sector to reshape the healthcare supply in Kenya using market-based approaches that will increase access and contribute to a sustainable health system: 1.) Expand and strengthen supply chain partnerships; 2.) Increase the availability of small-scale private sector health providers; 3.) Increase access to financing for private health sector firms; and 4.) Harness ICT/digital health private sector opportunities to scale up health delivery.

  • The Chief of Party (COP) shall provide overall leadership, program management and oversight, and serve as principal liaison to USAID and the Ministry of Health (MOH).

  • This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and is contingent upon contract award to Palladium.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Provides overall leadership, strategic guidance, vision, and management to staff and the overall project team, including staff, consultants, and partner organizations.

  • Plan, direct and coordinate technical and operational activities to ensure that project goals and objectives are met ad prescribed timeframes and funding parameters are in compliance with USAID regulations and Palladium’s policies.

  • Provide overall technical and administrative leadership to the project implementation team, including development of strategies, budgets, work plans, MEL plans and reporting

  • Ensures the strategic and functional integration of all technical areas as well as strong collaboration with government counterparts, donors, private sector, and other implementing partners,

  • Coordinates with other local USAID representatives, USG projects, as well as other development partners to ensure collaboration, integrated approach, and complementarity of the interventions to add value to private service delivery improvement and HIV/AIDS, malaria, and family health programming.

  • Serve as the project's primary point of contact with USAID, other implementing partners, MOH, and other stakeholders; ensure alignment and harmonization with other programming where appropriate, including public/private sector partnerships.

  • Oversee budget implementation and financial management, working closely with the Director of Finance & Operations/Grants Manager; ensure the project's preparedness for USAID audit.

  • Responsible for meeting contractual obligations, producing deliverables and targets, and achieving project results as specified by USAID.

  • Oversees project planning, contributes technical expertise as necessary to ensure USAID/Kenya & East Africa Private
    Sector Opportunities to a Fully Private Care and Treatment, with a focus on results and financial accountability for all project activities.

  • Provides strategic vision on program sustainability and resilience.

  • Leads and advises on best governance principles, including ownership, inclusiveness, transparency, accountability, integrity, and ethical standards.

  • Balances the interests of various stakeholders and supports participatory governance through multisectoral partnerships.

  • Ensure interventions reflect high technical quality and are in line with the project's scope of work.

  • Communicates/works with health sector leaders in Kenya, including MOH, subnational health sector leaders, and key stakeholders at the national level.

  • Lead and manage staff professional development to build their capacity and strengthen competency and professional development.

  • Represents the project to USAID, senior policymakers, and in professional and donor forums.

  • Fluent writing, reporting, and presentational skills in English.

    Candidate Requirements:

  • Master's Degree or higher in health, social sciences, international development, or in a related field.

  • Extensive professional experience in at two or more of the following areas: private sector health financing and engagement, supply chain, health policy formulation, private sector service delivery, advocacy for co-financing, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and family health.

  • USAID program experience a must with at least 5 years of experience as a Chief of Party on a USAID funded project or other donor-funded development project. At least 5 years of experience in partnership building, particularly with the private sector, government representatives, donors, and community organizations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with USAID or other donor planning and reporting systems, operations, programming, and structure

  • Extensive experience managing and leading technical and administrative teams for complex development projects

  • Extensive experience working in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs).Experience in Kenya and/or East Africa region preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, presentation, organizational and computer skills required (Outlook, Word, Excel).

  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.

  • Ability to respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands.

  • Must be willing to live and travel within Kenya.

  • Fluency in English.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Chief of Party - USAID - Jobs in Kenya

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