10 Jun 2016

Ongoing Recruitment at Jhpiego USAID (4 Positions)

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Jhpiego, an affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University is an international NGO committed to improving the health of women and their families.
Jhpiego, the prime partner in the USAID funded Maternal and Child Survival Project (MCSP), is working in select counties in Kenya to support the introduction and scaling up of evidence-based, high impact maternal, newborn and child health, immunization, family planning (FP) and reproductive health, nutrition, health systems strengthening, water / sanitation / hygiene, and malaria in pregnancy interventions with the ultimate goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths within a generation.

We are currently looking for experienced individuals with excellent technical skills who are team players, dedicated, hard-working, highly motivated and able to work in a high pressure environment requiring multi-tasking with minimum supervision.
Deputy Project Director
Ref: DPD16
Reporting to the Project Director, the Deputy Project Director (DPD) will be responsible for overall technical and managerial oversight of MCSP in the counties of Kisumu, Migori and Kakamega and function as County Manager for MCSP in Kisumu.
S/he will coordinate with central and county level government, other technical leads and key stakeholders, on the project’s technical areas.
S/he should be highly knowledgeable and technically sound on matters relating to current implementation science and service delivery approaches in FP/RMNCAH, Nutrition and WASH.
The DPD will assist the Project Director in day-to-day administrative, financial and human resources management for the Project.
  • Provide programmatic and strategic leadership, setting priorities in designing and managing the implementation of MCSP activities in collaboration with the Project Director and MCSP teams.
  • Assist to facilitate the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID Kenya, MOH and County health teams and the project staff
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts in with project goals
  • Provide guidance and capacity building activities for subcontractors and sub-grantees and coordinate activities with other agencies
  • Ensure technical and administrative compliance with donor requirements, including timely preparation of reports
  • Use knowledge of best practices in FP/RMNACH, Nutrition and WASH to direct strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of Jhpiego programs
  • Monitor program outputs and results and work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research team to ensure that results are documented and reported accurately and in a timely manner
  • Represent Jhpiego and the project in public and professional forums through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Master’s Degree in Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Public Health or related field
  • At least seven years of clinical work and experience in managing and implementing complex public health programs of similar scope and size.
  • Preference is given to candidates who have proven experience in FP/RMNACH, Nutrition and WASH projects in Kenya
  • Strong background in management in decentralized/devolved health system in Kenya
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID projects, regulations, compliance and reporting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with pleasant and outgoing personality.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills.
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Office
Technical Advisor – MNCH  
Ref: TA/MNCH16
The MNCH Technical Advisor will provide technical oversight in service delivery with emphasis on integrated reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCH)/Nutrition services, supervision and quality improvement systems & training and orientation systems. S/he will be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the MNCH components of the
project’s work plan.
  • Provide overall technical guidance and leadership for implementation of activities within the MNCH technical area
  • Provide leadership for Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement measures in the MNCH program
  • Contribute to the capacity building of MCSP staff competences in MNCH and skills for health care workers and supervisors for quality MNCH service provision for CHVs in promotion of community MNCH services
  • Work with Division of Family Health to develop and review policies, tools and strategies to improve access to MNCH interventions
  • Review and analyze data for performance monitoring of the MNCH program and utilize the data to take corrective actions
  • Provide leadership in writing of abstracts for conferences and manuscripts for publication
  • Provide guidance and support to county staff to coordinate and link initiatives of other partners in supporting health facilities in service delivery
  • Represent MCSP in national and county technical committees including TWGs, ICCs and stakeholders meetings in relation to MNCH programming
  • In collaboration with MCSP staff, prepare and track the progress of program and activity budgets
  • Contribute in the preparation quarterly and annual technical reports to the project and its funding agencies
  • Medical Degree and Master’s degree in Public Health or equivalent
  • Strong clinical experience in application of MNCH knowledge and skills
  • At least 5 years of professional, management experience in public, private health programs
  • Ability to manage projects, set priorities, and plans for the successful implementation of programs
  • Strong background in management in decentralized/devolved health system in Kenya
  • Experience working with donor funding agencies and/or private sector foundations
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills.
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Office.
County Manager
Ref: CM16
2 Positions – Kakamega and Migori
The County Manager will provide technical oversight and program management for implementation of the scope of work outlined in the work plan for the respective county.
S/he will work in close collaboration with the Program Management team to contribute to continuity across program implementation areas and service delivery with emphasis on integrated RMNCAH/FP, Nutrition and WASH services, supervision and quality improvement systems & training and orientation systems.
  • Serve as the MCSP team leader in the respective county
  • Provide programmatic direction in the timely program planning and management of the MCSP team for effective and efficient implementation of the MCSP work plan at the county
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the county health and political leadership to provide a favorable environment for implementation of Project interventions
  • Build, strengthen and maintain excellent relationships with other implementing partners, organizations, donors, local NGOs, CBOs and others in the county
  • Ensure cost-effective implementation of interventions, focusing on integrated approach at every opportunity
  • Provide technical guidance to inform implementation of evidence based interventions in line with the work plan
  • Identify health service provider gaps in knowledge and skills and opportunities for strengthening MCSP support to the county/sub-county
  • Represent MCSP in technical committees (TWGs) in relation to core technical areas in county and sub-county forums and stakeholder meetings
  • Contribute to preparation of activity and quarterly reports in consultation with other team members
  • Supervise all MCSP staff in the county
  • Cultivate and strengthen teamwork within MCSP county teams
  • In collaboration with MCSP staff, prepare and track progress of project and activity budgets
  • University graduate, with a degree in Medicine or Nursing
  • Master’s in Public Health or equivalent is an added advantage
  • Strong clinical experience in RMNCAH/FP, Nutrition and WASH knowledge and skills
  • At least 3 years of professional, progressively more responsible management experience in public or private health programs
  • Proven experience in managing a public and/or private field office
  • Ability to manage projects, set priorities, and plans for the successful implementation of programs
  • Experience of working with donor funding agencies and/or private sector foundations
  • Experience in clinical training skills
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Office


How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a CV with three referees and detailed cover letter to the following email address: [email protected] by 24th June 2016.
Please quote the respective reference code in the email heading.
Indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for the position.
Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer: Persons with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply

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