USAID Project Management Specialist (HIV - Partnerships) Team Leader Jobs in Kenya

USAID Project Management Specialist (HIV - Partnerships) Team Leader Jobs in Kenya

Technical and Strategic Leadership 30%

  • Serves as a high-level advisor to USAID/KEA's HPN Office and Mission leadership on overall transformative partnership issues in designated counties and regional cross-sectoral integration initiatives including key technical areas such as family planning, maternal, newborn, and child health, nutrition, tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS, water, sanitation, hygiene, food security, and health communication activities and works with the entire health team to achieve strategic public health goals.

  • Articulates USAID transformative partnerships development and implementation vision and strategic priorities to GOK and other development partners including donor agencies and private sector providers, leads in the alignment and harmonization with national and global best practices for the achievement of sustainable strategies to facilitate medium to long-term impact of partnership models and initiatives , providing technical direction and capacity strengthening, monitoring progress toward key milestones and recommending program course corrections as needed for interventions at national and particularly at county levels.

  • Through literature review and other technical media research and regular communication with local and international stakeholders, keep abreast of emerging developments in the national and global strategic partnerships’ landscape and advise accordingly on how these policies, strategies and technical guidelines can most effectively be incorporated to enable the Mission to maintain the fidelity and relevance of its partnership programming as key drivers for county health sector self-reliance.

  • Identify opportunities for integrated “state of the art” approaches, providing technical assessment and recommended strategies to pilot innovative interventions. Provide expert oversight and guidance to USAID implementing partners on newly emerging and highly efficacious approaches to strategic partnerships program implementation.

  • In collaboration with the other members of the Health Office, advise on the development of tools (such as dash boards, league tables) that support continuous learning and adapting to further improve and evolve the USAID knowledge base and data management capability related to integrated health programming activities. Advise on targeted analyses of HIV/AIDS including TB/HIV, Malaria, FP/RMNCAH, Nutrition, WASH data to inform program planning and implementation.

    Project Planning, Management, Monitoring and Evaluation 20%

  • Provide strategic and technical leadership in the preparation of key annual and mid-term planning and reporting documents including the Country Operational Plan, Operational Plan, Malaria Operational Plan, Congressional Budget Justifications, Technical Notifications, Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual Progress Reports.

  • Support country-level integrated health programming portfolio annual budget preparation process, providing technical assistance to USG financial teams and technical working groups in completing the required planning tools such as PEPFAR Funding Allocation to Strategy Tool (FAST) and any other new tools that may be provided for use in the planning processes.

  • Provide oversight to the annual strategic partnership budget and ensure costs remain within budget planning levels and that efficiency is maximized.

  • Analytically assess the integrated health population and nutrition portfolio, the performance of partners, the available budget, the need for additional activities or ending activities, and facilitate design of new projects or activities necessary to achieve strategic objectives.

  • Participate or take the lead on each stage of project design for new activities, including drafting and getting approval for concept papers, writing scopes of work, evaluating applications/proposals, and starting up new projects.

  • Ensure that implementing partners abide by their reporting requirements, including quarterly reports, trip reports, accruals, PMPs, annual reports, and other requirements such as PEPFAR reporting or other requests. This includes supportive supervision and guidance to other technical and support staff in the HPN office as necessary.

  • Lead routine meetings with implementing partners to discuss technical and programmatic direction of the integrated health programming through strategic partnerships at the county levels. Conduct field visits to USAID-supported health population and nutrition activities to meet with implementing partners and government health officials as appropriate
    to provide technical, programmatic, and administrative guidance as necessary.

  • Technically advise and makes recommendations on the need for short-term technical assistance (STTA) from USAID/Washington central projects and write the technical components of the scope of work for the consultants.

  • In collaboration with other members of the Health Office, manage the strategic partnerships’ analytical agenda for national level surveys such as KENPHIA, KDHS, KMIS, NHA, and other studies.

  • In collaboration with other Health Office staff, initiate and coordinate targeted analyses of strategic partnerships data to generate trends and patterns to inform planning and programming.

  • Participate in and ensure the effectiveness of Site Improvement Monitoring System (SIMS) and other field visits to improve quality of service delivery.

    Representation and Reporting 30%

  • Represent USAID and HPN at designated national, regional and international meetings that relate to strategic partnerships and private sector engagements including regular participation in national level strategic partnerships, coordination and collaboration technical working groups and related committees.

  • The Jobholder liaises and works closely with WHO/AFRO and other regional institutions such as the Regional Center for Quality of HealthCare (RCQHC) and East, Central and Southern Health Community (ECSA-HC), to strengthen the implementation of collaborative learning and adapting on different partnership models and initiatives throughout Eastern Africa for scale up of national and regional best practices in HPN integrated and cross-sectoral health programs.

  • Represent USAID on the inter-agency USG PEPFAR, PMI and Family Health Inter-Agency Technical Team working on strategic partnerships.

  • As requested by the Mission Director, Health Office Director or Deputy Director, represent USAID at strategic partnership meetings in country and at the national forum when needed.

  • Organize site visits and prepare orientation materials for delegations from Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), PMI, Global Health Bureau, USAID Headquarters, State Department, and other agencies.

  • As a member of the HPN Senior Management Team, respond flexibly and capably to a wide range of work-related requirements including responding to requests for information from USAID/Washington, Congress, PMI, Global Health Bureau and OGAC.

  • Establish strategic working relationships with senior government officials at the national and district level, donor agencies, civil society organizations, private sector health counterparts and medical associations to enhance regular and timely sharing of information on HIV, FP/RMNCAH, Malaria, Nutrition and WASH interventions in the country, including changes in key policies, and legal and regulatory environments that could affect the implementation of USAID programs.

  • Serve as the Mission’s representative on all inter-agency forums related to strategic partnerships for the HIV/AIDS, PMI and Family Health programs.

  • Prepares reports and responses to USAID/Washington requests for information.

    Supervision, Coaching/mentoring and Staff Support 20%

  • Supervise Co-operating Country Nationals, which includes developing annual work objectives, identifying appropriate training opportunities, mentoring and coaching them in facilitation of professional development. Conduct regular performance reviews and address any performance challenges that may arise.

  • Works with direct reports to determine training needs, helps identify appropriate training opportunities and ensures fair participation in training.

  • Provide expert advice and guidance to direct reports on matters relating to strategic partnerships on integrated health programming and how best the other program components could contribute to ensure an effective service cascade.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; USAID Project Management Specialist (HIV - Partnerships) Team Leader Jobs in Kenya

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