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Jul 7, 2017

PACT TIMIZA Program Director Job in Kisii, Kenya

The University of Maryland Baltimore through its operating arm Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) Kenya implements comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment programs to facilitate the Ministry of Health in Kenya to control the spread of HIV and rapidly scale up HIV services, institute continuous quality improvement methods as well as the M & E infrastructure necessary to support these services. 

MGIC Kenya is seeking suitably qualified persons able to fill the following position:
Position: Program Director
Location: Kisii
Report To: Country Director

Overview of Position: The Program Director is the overall lead and key contact for fiscal, programmatic and technical aspects of the grant (PACT TIMIZA) and is responsible for ensuring timely delivery of all program outputs and outcomes.
In collaboration with the Principal Investigator and Country Director, the Program Director executes and continually updates the strategic plan for the program, and oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of the program including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities. 

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) jointly with the Ministry of Health, National AIDS & STI Control Programme and respective designated County Governments implement the project.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Oversee technical implementation of program strategies and activities with a view to ensuring timely delivery of expected project results.
  • Implement systems for effective use of data in monitoring of program activities and delivery of desired outcomes.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationship with the program collaborators and other grants within the organization.
  • Allocate program resources as per approved work plan and ensure that resources are used effectively.
  • Ensure effective implementation of the UMB’s financial and administrative policies and procedures concerning procurement, logistics, personnel and inventory management within the program.
  • Supervise and mentor program staff for effective delivery of program results.
  • Represent PACT TIMIZA at Technical and Policy meetings at, County and National level, Donor and other stake holder fora
  • Provide support and supervision to the sub grantees through planning, implementing and monitoring of their scope of works.
  • Responsible for the preparation of annual and other key program reports
  • Provide technical support and oversight in development of program annual work plans
  • Capacity building and technical support to TA staff
  • Sustainability planning and implementation for the grant
Ideal candidate should have:
  • Minimum of master’s degree in Medicine or other relevant field from a recognized University.
  • Individuals with a PHD will have an added advantage.
  • At least seven (7) years of experience in managing and implementing health programs of similar scope and size in a development context.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with Ministry of Health, donors and other stakeholders both at national and sub-national level.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently, under pressure and to adhere to set deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with various stakeholders including government institutions at national and county levels.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and report writing skills.
  • Strong staff development, coaching, and mentoring skills.
How to Apply

Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and updated CV showing names of three professional referees to [email protected] on or before 21st July, 2017.
Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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