Palladium Group Senior Technical Advisor - Private Sector Health - USAID/ Private Sector Opportunities Jobs in Kenya

Palladium Group Senior Technical Advisor - Private Sector Health - USAID/ Private Sector Opportunities Jobs in Kenya


Company Profile

  • 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.

  • Palladium develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well-being of people around the world.

  • Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing, and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender.

  • Palladium has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management.

  • Palladium is a child-safe organization, 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.

    Project Overview & Position

  • The Senior Technical Advisor, Private Sector Health 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 Engagement 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:

  • Expand and strengthen supply chain partnerships;

  • Increase the availability of small-scale private sector health providers;

  • Increase access to financing for private health sector firms; and

  • Harness ICT/digital health private sector opportunities to scale up health delivery. The Senior Technical Advisor, Private Sector Health will lead the development and execution of private health sector activities with the aim to improve sustainable financing for health in Kenya.

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

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support and leadership to private sector
    health financing, supply chain, health policy formulation, private sector service delivery, advocacy for co-financing, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and family health, including desk-based research, quantitative analysis (e.g. costing), health market analysis, and commercial sector and investor partnership building.

  • Leads planning, development, and implementation of private sector health activities, including management of staff, budget, reporting requirements, and products.

  • Prepares presentations, manuscripts, reports, and briefs for internal and/or client use.
    Supports capacity building and knowledge sharing within the team on private sector engagement and investments in health.

  • Represents the project/program in specific technical meetings and fora, including coordination meetings with partners, clients, and other stakeholders.

  • Participate in outside associations, conferences, and symposia, including presentations of technical work.

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

    Candidate Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Business, Public Health, International Development, Public Policy, Health Sector Management, or a related field.

  • Extensive experience in private sector health, public-private partnerships, and private investments in health in Kenya, including experience with USAID strongly preferred.

  • Strong understanding of commercial sector in the Kenyan context, including private hospital and clinic networks, healthcare manufacturers, and health insurance, among others.

  • Experience working with/ for commercial companies and/ or investors highly desirable.
    Strong quantitative skills, including data analysis and statistical interpretation.
  • Experience with statistical software such as Stata, and familiarity with macro coding in Excel is desirable.

  • Experience with government engagement in the context of fostering better understanding and collaboration between public and private sectors in health, desired.

  • Ability and interest to present complex information to diverse audiences.

  • Clear and effective writing and oral communication skills, including significant experience with report development and presentation software.

  • Strong program management, organizational, and interpersonal skills required.

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

  • Fluency in English.

  • Kenyan Nationals are encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Group Senior Technical Advisor - Private Sector Health - USAID/ Private Sector Opportunities Jobs in Kenya


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