• Chief of Party

    Location KE
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/7/2018 5:20 AM)
    Job ID
    Experience (Years)
    International Positions
  • Overview

    Jhpiego is a key partner in the USAID-funded President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) IMPACT Malaria project contributing to Kenya Malaria Strategy 2009 - 2018 (revised 2014). The Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall leadership, technical oversight, implementation, management (financial, administrative, and programmatic), and representation of IMPACT Malaria. The project will operate over a five year period.


    The position will operate under the leadership of the US-based Country Operations Director and Jhpiego Kenya’s Country Director in collaboration with project team and partners, the position will support the design and implementation of malaria service delivery strategies based on scientific evidence.


    • Provide technical and strategic leadership to develop the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with Government of Kenya, donor and other key stakeholders to ensure timely implementation and compliance to the requirements and regulations of the IMPACT Malaria award
    • Provide overall oversight of the project and maintain effective and regular communication with the core team, implementing partners, and government entities
    • Ensure that program is technically sound, scientific evidence-based and responsive to the needs of Kenya, its people and donors
    • Collaborate with National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), Reproductive Maternal Health Services Unit (RMHSU) and Community Health Strategy Unit (CHSU) staff to strengthen quality improvement and supervision systems for malaria interventions
    • Ensure compliance with USAID operational policies and regulations
    • Lead in the development of project work plan, budget and ensure performance indicators and targets are met within set deadlines
    • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results
    • Contribute to the development of quarterly/ annual programmatic reports and monthly progress updates for the project
    • Assist the core team with the production and dissemination of knowledge products
    • Ensure the effective use and coordination of donor resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with donor standards
    • Ensure sound financial management including programmatic budgeting, spending projections and monitoring of payments
    • Maintain excellent relationships with donor and in-country stakeholders
    • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results.

    Required Qualifications

    • Advanced clinical degree, or a Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, or related degree.
    • At least 10 years of demonstrated technical experience as senior staff in managing or implementing health projects of similar scope, and preferably in Africa
    • You have at least seven years of supervision experience
    • Experience and technical knowledge in malaria and/or infectious disease programming
    • Ability to interact with and lead a broad range of governmental and non-governmental actors and institutions across sectors
    • Strong skills and experience in all aspects of program cycle management – design and development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation
    • Demonstrated experience in managing large budgets and ensuring financial compliance with USAID contracts
    • Demonstrated strong leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrated experience working with Kenya government
    • Fluent in English; fluency in Kiswahili preferred
    • References will be required.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Kenyan Nationals are encouraged to apply.


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