"... and on the either side of the river was there the tree of life, which bore twelve kinds of fruit, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations." ... Rev 22.2

CHAK is seeking suitable candidates for various positions to the anticipated USAID - Funded HIV Service Delivery Support Activity (FHSDSA). The project offices will be based in Kiambu and Embu (KENYA).

1. Chief of Party

2. Deputy Chief of Party and Senior Technical Advisor (DCOP/SDTA)

3. Director of Strategic Information and HMIS.

4. Director of Finance & Administration 

5. Health Systems Strengthening Advisor (HSS Advisor)

 

1. Chief of Party

S/he will have primary responsibility for liaising with USAID and other stakeholders in Kenya. He/she will oversee contract implementation, providing the technical vision and approach and managing the project team and consortium members. He/she will ensure the project complies with award terms and conditions, USAID policies and regulations, and systems are in place to mitigate risk of fraud, waste and abuse.

Minimum requirements

  • A Master’s Degree in public health, social services, management, or business Administration or related field
  • At least seven years demonstrated, recent, experience within the capacity as senior staff in some aspect of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment; and/or quality Improvement/quality assurance; health systems strengthening; M&E; and operations research.
  • At least seven years’ experience in managing complex public health programs or programs of similar scope and size, including program, financial and administration management, award contractual compliance, sub-award management, and tracking project performance and costs via specific funding streams.
  • At least five years international (outside of Kenya) experience in development, managing, overseeing, and evaluating public health programs of similar size and complexity.
  • Strong management skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description.

2. Deputy Chief of Party and Senior Technical Advisor (DCOP/SDTA)

S/he will be responsible for technical oversight of the activity and is specifically responsible for project implementation that relates to facility and community level service delivery. The DCOP/SDTA reports directly to the COP and will take a leadership role in ensuring technical implementation and ensure the activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements.

S/he will assume the responsibilities of the COP in their absence. S/he will coordinate among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners and will interact with numerous Government Of Kenya (GOK) institutions and representatives, particularly at the county/facility level. S/he will take a technical leadership role in coordination with GOK and other partners and will work closely with the Health Systems Strengthening Advisor. S/he will be knowledgeable about current implementation science and state-of-the-art service delivery approaches.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Master’s Degree in public health or related field
  • At least seven years of experience in managing and implementing complex public health programs of similar scope and size in a development context, with at least five of those years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in Kenya.
  • At least five years of demonstrated experience in project design of HIV technical activities and managing and supervising teams.
  • At least three years demonstrated, recent experience within the capacity as senior staff in some aspect of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment; and/or quality improvement /quality assurance; health systems strengthening; M&E; and operations research.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.

3. Director of Strategic Information and HMIS

S /he will report to the COP or DCOP and will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the activity monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts. S/he will lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement. He will also be in charge of Strategic of HMIS across the project.

Minimum requirements

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, such as public health, mathematics, business, statistics, or international relations.
  • At least seven years of experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluating activities for complex programs in developing countries.
  • A firm command of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality integrated service and support programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives of this project (e.g. service integration, performance against each funding stream).
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project’s activities and support project supervision.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program and program outcomes and impacts.

4. Director of Finance & Administration

S/he will oversee operations for all activity offices in Kenya. This includes oversight of procurement, grants, construction, logistics, human resources, accounting and finance, and records. This individual will be responsible for managing the contract budget and preparing financial reports for submission to USAID.

S/he will ensure funds expended are compliant with USG regulations and policies. He/she will implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award.

Minimum requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field relevant to the position requirements.
  • At least eight years of experience in financial management for large complex projects, of which at least five years were working in the field of international development.

5. Health Systems Strengthening Advisor (HSS Advisor)

S/he will report to the DOP and will be responsible for activities around strengthened institutional capacity and support to the health sector as a whole, including county governance and strategic planning and Human Resources for Health (HRH), and other areas as desired.

This position ensures a seamless link between service delivery interventions and County capacity for systems development. S/he will be knowledgeable with the issues around devolution and the Functions and organization of the county government, particularly the county health management teams and their capacity gaps.

Minimum requirements

  • A Master’s degree in health policy and administration, health sector development, public health or related field.
  • Minimum seven (7) years of relevant, senior-level professional experience managing and implementing health systems strengthening programs in the areas of health policy and administration, health sector development, public health with a minimum of (5) years’ experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya experience preferred.
  • Five (5) years demonstrated experience in managing and supervising health systems activities and teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.

How to Apply

Send your CV, cover letter, detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates, and name contacts of three referees by email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or addressed to:

The General Secretary
P.O. Box 30690 – 00100 GPO, Nairobi

Recruitment process will be on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.