Palladium International Vacancies in Kenya

1. Senior M&E Advisor - Kenya Strategic Information at the County Level Program Jobs in Kenya


The purpose of the Kenya Strategic Information at the County Level Program is to support ongoing activities by the national and county governments and other development partners to strengthen outcome measurements, learning, and accountability (MLA) systems in order to provide quality data and synthesized information for planning, implementation, policy development, and decision making.

This activity will focus its support in yet to be defined counties with the project office based in one of the focal counties.

It is envisioned that the project will address two sub-purposes:

1. Increased leadership and management capacity of county governments for effective outcome MLA systems.

2 Increased availability, analysis and use of quality data

Position Summary

The Senior M&E Advisor will develop and implement strategies, approaches, and methods for county-level data management systems to generate high quality data.

S/he will work closely with other technical advisors to strengthen the capacity of community health management teams (CHMTs) and other stakeholders to manage M&E functions, information systems, and data quality, and to enhance CHMT's capacity for data analysis, with the ultimate goal of improving county government MLA systems.

The Senior M&E Advisor will work closely with the DCOP and COP to develop the work plan and provide timely and high quality deliverables and reports.

Duties and Responsibilitie

  • Design and implement a comprehensive approach to improve M&E and health information systems and governance in the program counties, focusing on the accuracy, timeliness, and quality of data and aggregate reports.

  • Develop new, and institutionalize existing, standardized protocols for the minimization of data collection burden, for appropriate allocation of M&E and reporting responsibilities, and for appropriate human and financial MLA resources, including improving the recruitment and retention of health records information officers (HRIOs).

  • Facilitate routine county and sub-county level technical working group (TWG) meetings for M&E, information systems and data reporting and use; and work with the CHMT, sub-county health management team (SCHMT), and HRIO to implement data quality assurance protocols.

  • Link to and leverage infrastructure and investments made by other PEPFAR projects.

  • Supervise technical staff to support outcome measurement activities and ensure that data analyses support information needed by CHMTs to answer key questions and to support decision making.

  • Oversee the activities to strengthen all relevant information systems (e.g. DHIS2, CPIMS, EMR, LMIS). Ensure capacity building activities are appropriately designed for the specific systems.

  • Inculcate a culture of data demand and information use within CHMTs, including the provision of routine high-level statistical analyses.

    Requirements

  • Masters level of education in related field, e.g. MBA, MPH, or MSc (Informatics/Biostatistics/Biometry).

  • 5+ years' experience in a leadership position for a PEPFAR project.

  • Post graduate professional qualification in project management and planning.

  • Appropriate technical and software skills necessary to conduct analyses of study data, such as STATA, SPSS, or equivalent.

  • Demonstrated experience working with key Kenyan health information systems.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences (writing examples may be required).

  • Excellent coordination and information management skills.

  • The ability to work well under pressure; skilled at change management, crisis management, and problem solving.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage cohesive team and proven record in effectively managing multidisciplinary partnerships.

  • Demonstrated leadership, ethics, and sound judgment, both independently and as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning methodology and documentation processes.

  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with users and various stakeholders (local and international); developed cultural awareness and innovation sense.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili.

  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently within Kenya and work under field conditions.

    Applications Close Date: 27th Feb 2017

    For more information and job application details, see; Palladium International Vacancies in Kenya

    2. Palladium International Deputy Chief of Party Jobs in Kenya

    Position Summary
    Under the leadership of the Chief of Party (COP), the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will lead and oversee activities related to governance aspects of the project, as well as the data demand and use and capacity building strategies and implementation of the project.

    Along with the COP, s/he will coordinate and collaborate with other donor-funded M&E/SI programs in Kenya. The DCOP will also work with the COP to develop and implement the project work plan and assure timely provision of high-quality deliverables and routine project reports.

    The DCOP is the secondary point of contact for the USAID Agreement Officer's Representative (AOR) and will serve as the acting COP when needed.

    Duties and Responsibilities
  • Serves as a member of the senior leadership team of the program. As such, provides senior leadership, management oversight, and coordination on all matters project-wide.
  • Provides subject matter expertise and technical assistance to the program, technical staff, and administrators for the program.
  • Provides analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems.
  • Uses various quantitative and qualitative techniques to perform contract tasks.
  • Leads and/or reviews and monitors programmatic functions, i.e. development of work plans and budgets and quarterly/annual reports.
  • Ensures quality of services and compliance, per project requirements.
  • Provides functional guidance to outside vendors to ensure deliverables are met within timelines and budgets, as needed.
  • Participates in and/or prepares necessary project-related reports, including presentations and white papers.
  • Organizes and supports, as needed, project trainings, conferences, workshops, and meetings.
  • Participates, and represents the organization as needed, in outside associations, conferences, and symposia.
  • Leads and assists in research, data collection, policy formulation, training, and capacity building efforts in support of contract/agreement activities and deliverables.
  • Supervises senior technical staff and provides guidance to mid- and junior level staff members.

    Requirements
  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent.
  • 10+ years of experience in public health program management, health governance, information systems strengthening, monitoring and evaluation, policy formulation, or other field related to international health programs are required.
  • Demonstrated success in collaboration and coordination across partners, sectors, and with home office.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial, and evaluative skills.
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects or programs.
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities, often within a required timeframe.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Professional and diplomatic demeanor and conduct, especially during interactions with the client and its constituents.
  • Ability to anticipate, respond, and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands.
  • Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations.
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Swahili required.
  • Experience working with USAID and/or USAID partners is required.

    How to Apply:
    For more information and job application details, see; Palladium International Deputy Chief of Party Jobs in Kenya

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