Pathfinder International Chief of Party Jobs in Kenya

Pathfinder International Chief of Party Jobs in Kenya


  • Pathfinder is seeking a Chief of Party to lead an anticipated USAID-funded Health Systems Strengthening Activity in Kenya. The 5-year project will focus on providing support to strengthen health leadership and governance and health systems for quality and equitable service delivery. The project components will include.

  • Strengthening health systems governance.

  • Strengthening health partnerships,

  • Strengthening health financing and social protection systems,

  • Strengthening health supplies,

  • Strengthening health analytics, and

  • Strengthening health quality and human resources systems. Specifically, this Activity will focus on pulling together a group of related HSS functions that collectively contribute to system outcomes of equity, quality and resource optimization to positively and sustainably impact HIV/TB, FP/RMNCAH and malaria program outcomes in the delivery of services to all citizens, particularly the underserved and vulnerable populations.

  • The COP will lead project implementation in all counties targeted by the project and will work closely with county and sub-county Ministry of Health (MOH) counterparts to set priorities. S/he provides leadership and management support to county and sub-county-level project staff and ensures they are working in a coordinated, rational, and integrated way in the pursuit of project deliverables.

  • The COP will lead and actively participate in county and national level health systems strengthening policy and strategy discussions, including planning and progress review with other stakeholders, as appropriate. S/he also will provide methodological support and facilitation in the design, content development/adaptation, and delivery of effective learning strategies to positively impact performance. Finally, s/he also will lead the team in synthesizing learning from the project for dissemination of results.

    Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:

    • Extensive experience in public health program management, health governance, health information systems strengthening, monitoring and evaluation, health informatics; private sector engagement, health policy formulation, advocacy for co-financing, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and family health or other field related to international health programs are required.

    • USAID program experience is a must with significant experience as a Chief of Party on a USAID funded project or other donor-funded development project.

    • Experience in devolved systems strengthening, partnership building, particularly with the private sector, public sector, academia, donors, and community organizations.

    • Experience in institutional capacity building for high impact

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

    • Experience managing and leading technical and administrative teams for complex development projects

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

    • Attention to detail
    and ability to perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities effectively and efficiently 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

    Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

    • Strong computer skills in accounting software systems and Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

    • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices

    • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.

    • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrix organization.

    • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters.

    • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.

    Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:

    • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience designing, implementing, managing, monitoring, and evaluating large scale health service delivery projects in a developing country with USAID programs.

    • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Medicine, Nursing and/MSc or relevant field is a plus.

    • Ten (10+) years of experience in administrative leadership of large-scale, complex, USAID programs.

    • Proven experience in the successful implementation of health system strengthening projects

    • Working knowledge of and prior experience with USAID awards

    • Excellent team management, interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills

    • Advanced cross-cultural sensitivity, including experience working and communicating with professional and support staff in a multicultural, multi-linguistic environment; ability to promote an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Pathfinder International Chief of Party Jobs in Kenya

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