UNICEF Global Fund Manager Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

UNICEF Global Fund Manager Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children.

To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.

For every child, Health

How can you make a difference?

The incumbent is required to manage and coordinate the implementation of the Global Fund grants generally, and HSS specifically.

This entails corresponding with the GFATM Secretariat and the Local Funding Agent (LFA), developing work plans and budgets, supervising programme implementation, ensuring that partners and activities are well coordinated, and facilitating regular management and coordination meetings.

It also involves liaising with local health authorities and the body that holds the CCM responsibilities, the Health Sector Committee of the Somali Support Secretariat.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and coordinate UNICEF’s programming and implementation of the GF grants, including HIV, Malaria and HSS, including management of a team of professionals, dealing with GF and the LFA and collaborating with partners (UN, NGO, Government, and others) to formulate and develop strategies, methodologies and new approaches for improving programme delivery.
  • Establish HSS programme workplans, monitor compliance and provide training, support and guidance to the programme team in order to meet objectives. Guide and supervise professional and support staff. Ensure their training needs are met, and provide on-the-job training/coaching as required.
  • Develop partnerships with local and international non-government organizations, community based institutions, religious groups, and health authorities. Guide and build the capacities of partners so that the goals of the programme are met and donor rules respected.
  • Represent UNICEF in external meetings and donor meetings, ensuring that UNICEF’s core commitments to children are being addressed.
  • Prepare programmatic budgets in line with donor conditions ensuring proper utilization and accountability, and that activities are within established plans of action, and the programme budget allotments. Take appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds.
  • Ensure integration of common approaches and strengthen synergies within health and across GFATM grants – particularly in the area of systems strengthening.
  • Establish M&E plan for the programme and
    ensure that it is respected. Conduct field assessment visits and surveys to monitor and evaluate programme implementation and effectiveness, identify problems in institute timely remedial measures. Identify alternative courses of action to accelerate/improve programme delivery. In coordination and collaboration with other professional colleagues, establish and develop effective information and reporting systems to monitor and evaluate the impact of the programme and achievement of targeted goals.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Education: An advanced university degree is required in medicine or public health, preferably with emphasis on HSS supplemented by a Programme Management degree or diploma.
  • Work Experience: A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible professional experience in programme formulation, planning, management and evaluation of health programmes, preferably large scale HSS programmes. Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 9th January, 2019

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Global Fund Manager Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

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