Pathfinder International Deputy Chief of Party-USAID Jobs in Kenya

Pathfinder International Deputy Chief of Party-USAID Jobs in Kenya


  • Pathfinder is seeking a Deputy 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 DCoP 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 DCoP 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 professional experience in at two or more of the following areas: health systems strengthening, governance, health financing, health policy formulation, private sector service delivery, advocacy for co-financing, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and family health.

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

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

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

    • Significant 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 perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities effectively and efficiently 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.

    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-paced 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.

    • Demonstrated experience in successfully fulfilling performance objectives, including the timely implementation, and reporting of donor-funded program activities.

    • Experience managing USAID-funded health programming.

    • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relations with senior Government personnel, international organizations, NGO partners, host country governments, and U. S. Government Agencies.

    • Experience working with public and private partners and stakeholders at all levels (national to community).

    How to Apply

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

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