International Medical Corps Capacity Building Advisor Job in Kenya

Oct 9, 2016

Capacity Building Advisor

Ref: 16-559
Country: Kenya
Department: International Operations

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development projects. 

Established in in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses to address the critical need for medical care in war-torn Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation, International Medical Corps is working in more
than 35 countries, focused on addressing humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable while also supporting training and capacity-building.

International Medical Corps is recruiting a Capacity Building Advisor, to be based in Nairobi, for an anticipated Department of State, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Global Health Diplomacy (S/GAC) project. 

The Key Populations Investment Fund (KPIF) is a five-year intervention designed to support scale up of key population (KP)-led community approaches to enhance and expand quality HIV/AIDS services for key populations.  

Through this project, the Prime Recipient will re-grant most of their award to community-based sub-awardees.

Job Summary: The Capacity Building Advisor will be responsible for building the technical, financial, managerial and organizational capacities of subawardees identified through this project.  This is an anticipate position.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Conduct in-depth organizational assessments of subawardees; review results in collaboration with subawardees and develop a detailed technical assistance plan to be implemented over the life of the project;
  • Manage and oversee design and delivery of all capacity building-related activities, approaches and tools targeted at strengthening the capacity of subawardees;
  • Participate in monitoring, evaluating, and periodic reporting related to capacity building;
  • Provide on-site technical assistance (coaching, mentoring and other approaches) to subawardees in order to assist with strengthening organizational systems, processes and governance;
  • Identify opportunities for South 2 South exchanges between subawardees and facilitate the exchanges;
  • Collaborate and maintain relationships with stakeholders in all aspects of project planning, monitoring, and implementation for all capacity building activities;
  • Lead in the design and maintenance of a resource data-base of successful capacity development strategies, approaches and tools;
  • Provide periodical reports on organizational performance improvement of each subawardee including lessons learned, impact on targets and performance including productivity and quality, governance and oversight;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills & Requirements:
  • An advanced degree in Public Health, International Development, or a related field
  • At least 8 years of experience working in USG funded health projects, specifically focused on health systems strengthening, HIV/AIDS, and working with Key Populations
  • Demonstrated experience providing capacity building for community-based organizations, specifically organizations working in the health sector
  • Prior work experience in Kenya and the East Africa region highly desirable.
  • Prior work with Key Populations preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills required. Kiswahili preferred.
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