Project Lead Nairobi, Kenya

Website FHI 360

Job Description

Position Summary:

As part of the HSS Activity 1: USAID Health Governance and Strategic Partnerships, the project lead will be responsible for leading, designing, and overseeing activities for strengthened structures for evidence-based health sector policy development, implementation and review and contributing to the design and implementation of activities for strengthening health sector regulatory and oversight institutions. This will include development of relevant strategies and innovations and ensuring that technical implementation leads to high impact. The project lead will work collaboratively with national and county level legislators to strengthen governance institutions around policy development, tracking and monitoring of policy implementation at community level. The position will report to the Deputy Chief of Party.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing overall coordination, technical leadership, and implementation support under the subpurpose 3: Strengthened structures for evidence-based health sector policy development,
  • implementation and review.
  • Using FHI 360 research utilization framework, provide technical assistance in strengthening structures for national and county level legislation and policy development and review and strengthening systems for tracking legislative and policy implementation and monitoring
  • Lead the development of strategic partnerships with the supported counties including partnership MoUs if necessary.
  • Provide facilitation, and technical assistance (TA) support to national, interagency and county structures.
  • Serve as the Governance and Policy technical lead.
  • Supervise FHI 360 team of local staff to support this output.
  • Provide technical leadership for the operationalization of learning collaboratives for policy development, oversight and implementation.
  • Prepare sections of the quarterly and annual final program technical reports, before it is sharing with USAID.

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Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public health, management or the equivalent social sciences
  • 10 years of relevant experience and at least 5 years of management or strategic leadership experience working in the health or development field in Kenya;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in designing, implementing, managing, and leading large public health programs in Kenya;
  • Proven track record in building and managing strategic partnerships with health management teams at provincial, county, district levels.
  • Proficient with applicable rules, regulations, and policies associated with international development and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
  • Project Management (PM) certification preferred.