IMA World Health Deputy Chief of Party (Afya Jijini Program) Job in Kenya

Oct 1, 2016

IMA World Health
USAID / Kenya and East Africa
Deputy Chief of Party - Kenya Afya Jijini Program
IMA World Health is the prime contractor for the USAID / Kenya and East Africa Afya Jijini program in Kenya.  

Afya Jijini seeks to improve and increase access and utilization of quality health services in Kenya through strengthened service delivery and institutional capacity of county health systems within  Nairobi.
The program has three main sub-purposes:
  1. Increase access and utilization of quality HIV services
  2. Increase access and utilization of focused maternal, new born and child health (MNCH), family planning (FP), water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and nutrition services
  3. Strengthen and increase the functionality of county health systems
Afya Jijini is working with the county government with emphasis on partnership with the county health management teams to implement the county health strategic and investment plan.

IMA seeks to hire the following position to support Afya Jijini’s work.
Deputy Chief of Party - Kenya Afya Jijini
Nairobi Kenya
The USAID-funded Kenya Afya Jijini (Nairobi) Program looks to strengthen Health and Human Capacity and increase overall health services through the expansion of quality HIV/AIDS services, focused Maternal, Newborn, Child Health (MNCH); Family Planning (FP); increasing Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH); and Nutrition services and finally by strengthening County Health Systems. 

The Chief of Party will oversee all aspects of program implementation, including technical, financial and administrative management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting; and ensure quality, impact and cost effectiveness of the program.

  • Coordinate with the Chief of Party in providing programmatic leadership and overseeing the strategic planning of activities in support of the program goals and objectives, including the determination of program priorities and appropriate technical initiatives.
  • Advise national counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts, partner institutions, the Ministry of Health and all other local stakeholders.
  • Represent IMA World Health and the program in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • Develop and modify as necessary the technical workplans and budget.
  • Coordinate activities with other agencies and closely collaborate with key staff on implementing activities.
  • Work closely with IMA HQ staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation.
  • Ensure technical compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes:
  • A minimum of a Master's degree in public health, health policy and administration.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in health governance, health system strengthening, including countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Experience with USAID Contracts is strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to liaise successfully with government ministries and to foster and maintain good working relationships with senior officials.
  • Experience working in Kenya's Health context.
  • Significant experience in an advisory role designing and/or instituting policy reforms at national, local, and community governmental levels.
  • A minimum of 5 years of comprehensive experience in managing and implementing USAID contracts and projects.
  • Proven presentation and writing skills.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply

All applications should be submitted to

Application closing date is: 7th October 2016


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