Univ. Maryland Program Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Univ. Maryland Program Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary:

  • This position reports to the country director and is the overall lead and key contact for all programmatic and technical issues of TAPHIK grant., responsible for ensuring program outcomes.

  • In collaboration with principle investigator and country director the program coordinator will work closely with Centre for International Health Education and Bio-safety Kenya (CIHEB-Kenya) and KEMRI sub-grantees to execute, and continually update the program’s strategies and scopes of work towards the desired goals. **


  • Collaborate with CIHEB-Kenya and KEMRI to develop a strategy for the roll-out and implementation of case-based surveillance (CBS) activities in supported facilities in Migori and Siaya counties

  • Develop and implement a system to capture CBS activities in select facilities using paper-based records systems including standard operating procedures that can guide dissemination to more facilities

  • Participate in county and National technical meetings on CBS

  • Evaluate and disseminate information on the various strategies used to implement CBS activities through this grant with a focus on the use of QED and ODK platforms to inform future implementation and scale up

  • Participate in any other research activities through KEMRI’s TB and HIV (HISS) Branch with technical support from CDC

  • Coordinate UMB’s support for HIV Research and TB Laboratories at KEMRI

  • Prepare and present monthly reports on TAPHIK’s progress to CDC and the UMB (in-country and headquarters)


  • Appropriate Medical Degree or equivalent qualification. Post graduate degree or Diploma in
    HIV management, research or specialist qualification in HIV related field will be an added advantage.

  • 5 years’ experience with TB and ARVs, surveillance, research methodology, monitoring and evaluation

  • Experience of clinical systems in the area of HIV/TB

  • Experience in dealing with county health authorities

  • Experience with US Guidelines and Ministry of Health projects and reporting requirements

  • Demonstrated project management skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with staff at all levels

  • Demonstrated skill in giving and formulating clinical trainings

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills

  • Ability to work in a diverse team

  • Organized, thorough and accurate approach to work.

    How to Apply

  • Kindly send your application that includes a Cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees to

  • MGIC_Recruitment@mgic.umaryland.edu on or before 24th September, 2020. Applicants are advised to include the position title Program Coordinator as the subject.

  • The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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