Royal Danish Embassy - Programme Manager (Health) - Jobs in Kenya

Royal Danish Embassy - Programme Manager (Health) - Jobs in Kenya

Our client, the Royal Danish Embassy (RDE) seeks to hire a Programme Manager – Health for the Governance and Health Team at the Embassy.

The team implements the thematic programme on governance and health under Denmark’s Kenya Country Programme 2016-2020.

The Programme Manager – Health will be part of a 6 person strong team characterised by professionalism and great team spirit.


The Programme Manager- Health will report to the Team Leader of the Governance and Health Team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the RDE Health portfolio.
  • More specifically, manage Danida’s support to Universal Health Care in the Devolved system and support to Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health Technical Assistance Multi-Donor Trust Fund.
  • Manage Danida’s support to Reducing Preventable Maternal, New Born and Child Health implemented by UN H5.
  • Work with MFA and Embassy colleagues to provide policy briefs and technical guidance to maintain Denmark’s focus on sexual and reproductive health rights in Kenya and globally.
  • Provide technical and administrative support to MFA colleagues and external stakeholders in relation to the planning and follow up of the ICPD+25 Conference.
  • Coordinate and collaborate closely with Danida advisors on health and financial management in relation to the UHC programme.
  • To varying degrees, represent the Embassy in donor groups on Health, SRHR, Gender, and anti-corruption.
  • Contribute to reporting and answering of requests from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark as well as senior management of the Embassy.
  • Oversee the day to day running of the Danida programmes including ensuring financial reporting and timely audits are reflected in MFA financial management systems.
  • Any other duties assigned.

  • A relevant university degree at Masters level.
    A minimum of 10 years professional working experience in the field of public health, sexual and reproductive health, gender, public sector management or governance.
  • Experience with results-based programme management relating to planning, monitoring, and evaluation of large
    programme portfolios as well as providing financial monitoring and oversight of the relevant programmes and projects.
  • Experience with programme formulation and MTR processes.
  • Experience with writing analytical briefs and policy notes on public health issues, gender, LGBT and issues pertaining to SHRH.
  • Experience with administration of international development cooperation, both bilateral and multilateral, and working with development and government partners in the public sector in developing countries.
  • Excellent English oral and written skills are a requirement.
  • Knowledge of Danish or another Scandinavian language is an asset.
  • The applicant should be a team player and be able to work independently, often with short deadlines.
  • The applicant must be ready and able to deal with a work environment where the pace is high and ever changing, affecting the daily work and planning.
  • Regular field trips to various locations in Kenya are a part of the job.

    How to Apply
  • Candidates interested in the position are invited to forward a 1-page letter of motivation and a detailed CV, including 3 references to not later than 19th April 2019.
  • The email subject should be “PROGRAMME MANAGER HEALTH”.
  • Interested applicants are encouraged to exercise caution upon receiving any such interview opportunity that requires payment of any money.
  • Be cautious as fraudsters may request for these fees in the form of medical certificates, certificates of good conduct, aptitude tests or other such forms.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Royal Danish Embassy - Programme Manager (Health) - Jobs in Kenya

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