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Nov 10, 2017

Jhpiego Deputy Chief of Party and Service Delivery Technical Advisor

Jhpiego is a non-profit global leader in the creation and delivery of transformative health care solutions for the developing world. 

In partnership with national and county governments, health experts and local communities, we build health providers’ skills and develop systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families. 

Our aim is revolutionizing health care for the planet’s most disadvantaged people.
Jhpiego is a nonprofit NGO that prevents the needless deaths of women and families in limited resources settings. 

To accomplish this, Jhpiego implements innovative evidence-based solutions for intractable problems in health to overcome barriers to high-quality care services for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Jhpiego is the lead implementing partner for Afya Halisi, a USAID’s five year project which aims to deliver quality, integrated services in the areas of family planning (FP) / reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the focus counties of Kitui, Migori, Kakamega and Kisumu.
We are seeking an experienced individual who has excellent organizational and technical skills, team player, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high-pressure environment requiring multi-tasking abilities.

Deputy Chief of Party and Service Delivery Technical Advisor

Reporting to the COP, the Deputy Chief of Party & Service Delivery Technical Advisor (DCOP / SDTA) will be responsible for the overall technical oversight of the project including project implementation related to facility and community level service delivery, take a leadership role in ensuring technical implementation of high impact, proven interventions and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements.

S/he will coordinate with other technical leads of key stakeholders, other USG implementing partners, and GoK, particularly at the county level. 

S/he should be knowledgeable about current implementation science and state-of-the-art service delivery approaches. 

S/he will assume the responsibilities of the COP in the absence of the COP. 

The position is based in Kitui with frequent travel to the other project offices.

  • A Master’s Degree in Medicine (Obs/Gynae) or Nursing or Public health or related field.
  • At least seven years’ experience in managing and implementing complex public health programs of similar scope and size, with at least five of those years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in Kenya.
  • At least five years of demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a technical team
  • At least five years demonstrated experience at mid- or senior level in the following areas: maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH), nutrition, water sanitation and hygiene (WASH);
  • Demonstrated experience in two of the following areas: quality improvement/quality assurance; community health, human resources for health development; 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.
  • Professional-level proficiency in oral and written fluency in English language.
  • Strong management skills, leadership qualities, a good track record of performance, 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.
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Office.
How to Apply

Interested applicants should send application & CV with 3 referees to the following email address: [email protected] by 24th November 2017. 

Indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for the position.

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. 

Persons with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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