Palladium Director Of Health Workforce Management, Human Resources For Health (HRH) Jobs in Kenya

Palladium Director Of Health Workforce Management, Human Resources For Health (HRH) Jobs in Kenya

Company Profile

  • Palladium is a global leader in the design, development, and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities, and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental, and financial benefits.

  • For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

  • In Kenya, with a staff of 129 people, Palladium works in economic growth, private sector engagement, health, data and digital solutions. In health, with USAID funding under HPP and HP+, Palladium worked to advance sustainable financing of Kenya’s health policy priorities with a focus in HIV planning, reproductive health, malaria and maternal health.

  • The Afya Pwani project builds county health systems and capacity, and strengthens governance for strategic planning, and health information systems development. The Kenya Health Management Information Systems II Project, funded by the CDC works to improve clinical service delivery by strengthening electronic medical records systems and creating a data warehouse.

  • Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

    Position Overview

  • The Director of Health Workforce Management reports to the Project or Deputy Project Director and will provide strategic direction, technical leadership, and oversight to the health workforce component of the project. This will include strengthening leadership and governance; workforce performance improvement; evidence-based human resource planning, strengthening recruitment, deployment, and retention practices; and health education and health workforce regulation.

  • S/he ensures a comprehensive approach to human capacity development and provides programmatic leadership to ensure seamless planning, implementation of activities, and technical support. S/he must have an appropriate balance of technical, managerial, and interpersonal skills and experience. The Director of Health Workforce Management must have the capacity to successfully interact with host country agencies, national and county governments, development partners, civil society, and community-based organizations.

  • The ideal candidate will have technical expertise and prior
    experience in HRH program implementation, and more specifically HRM and performance improvement and experience networking with Government of Kenya and other key stakeholders.

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assists the Project Director in the implementation of health workforce activities.

  • Provides direct supervision to health workforce program and technical staff.

  • When required, serves as the interface between the project and USG stakeholders and Palladium senior management.

  • If requested to do so by the Project Director, assumes responsibility for overseeing project budget and finances including financial performance reporting, budget projections and project spending in the health workforce technical area.

  • Works with the project monitoring evaluation team to develop and track project indicators related to health workforce management.

  • Manages local partners that work in the health workforce space. This includes but is not limited to ensuring that all partners are engaged and produce the required results.

  • When requested, represents the project at relevant professional meetings, working groups and seminars.

  • Prepares analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, white papers, and assessments for internal and client use.

    Position Requirements

  • Significant progressively increasing responsibility work in health workforce management, planning, and workforce performance in Kenya or a similar context.

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated analytical skills related to health workforce management.

  • Demonstrated management and supervisory experience of a relevant scope and scale.

  • Experience working with local partners.

  • Experience in interacting with host country agencies, including national and county government, development partners, civil society and community-based organizations is essential.

  • Prior experience developing strategic plans, workplans, and/or activity plans for large technical assistance programs that include health workforce development.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and high comfort level writing and presenting data and information in a compelling way to different audiences.

  • Excellent written and spoken English and ability to communicate across technical disciplines and non-technical audience required.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Director Of Health Workforce Management, Human Resources For Health (HRH) Jobs in Kenya

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