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Monday, January 23, 2017

CARE International Chief of Party Job in Nairobi – Family Planning / Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Project

CARE seeks the following positions for an anticipated USAID – funded project “Family Planning / Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health.
This procurement is expected to be a large five-year cooperative agreement; it is expected to be released in February 2017 and awarded in July 2017.
These positions will be based in Nairobi but negotiable
Job Title: Chief of Party
Ref: COP/01/2017
Location / Duty Station: Nairobi but Negotiable
Job Summary and Purpose: The Chief of Party is accountable for the overall vision and leadership of the project and is accountable for delivering results.
The successful candidate should possess significant experience managing program, financial, and operations of USAID – or other international donor-funded projects. This position is subject to project award and funding.
CARE International: CARE International is a leading humanitarian organization fighting poverty and addressing the health and wellbeing of vulnerable and marginalized individuals, families and communities worldwide.
We place special focus on working alongside poor women and girls because, equipped with proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Since its founding in 1945, CARE has expanded programming to work in over 90 countries.
CARE has been operating in Kenya since 1968, working with government and a wide range of partners to alleviate poverty and its underlying causes, while building capacity for self-help through various interconnected but distinct projects implemented in various regions of Kenya. CARE values the participation and input of the beneficiary communities in the planning and implementation of programmes.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the completion of all technical requirements, including project results and deliverables, in accordance with the project work plan.
  • Build and maintain productive working relationships with USAID, project partners, and key stakeholders. Serve as the primary liaison among all project stakeholders.
  • Manage the project’s operational, financial, and administrative priorities; direct the planning and budgeting processes. Create or adapt management systems in line with CARE’s standard operating procedures, ensuring consistency with project needs.
  • Build partnerships among international -, national- and community-level stakeholders; interact with numerous Government of Kenya institutions and senior-level county and sub county-level government officials.
  • Design and oversee an annual project cycle in accordance with USAID’s annual planning cycles
  • With staff and partners, translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans.
  • Oversee the preparation of quarterly and annual project activity reports, M&E reports, and other deliverables, as specified in the agreement. Report against the project’s targets.
  • Represent the project at high-level meetings, conferences, and other fora.
  • Guide team members to fulfill the project’s strategic goals and objectives.
  • Supervise and mentor senior staff, delegating responsibilities as appropriate. Clearly communicate expectations for staff performance.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in health, social services, management, or business administration, or related field. Master’s degree in Medicine relevant to the focus of the call will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of ten years’ experience in managing complex large public health programs or programs of similar scope and size.
  • Minimum of ten years of demonstrated technical experience as senior staff in at least two of the following areas: maternal, newborn and child health; family planning/reproductive health; nutrition; quality improvement/quality assurance; health systems strengthening; M&E; and operations research.
  • At least seven years’ experience in development, managing, overseeing, or evaluating public health programs in Africa of similar size and complexity.
  • At least seven years’ experience in program management and administration, financial management, award contractual compliance, sub award management, and tracking project performance and costs via specific funding streams.
  • Demonstrated ability to create synergies and work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Strong management skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, interpersonal skills, as well as written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English; excellent demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff and teams.
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Experience managing required programmatic and financial
How to Apply
If you feel you meet the requirements for this position, send your application letter indicating the reference number, title of the position along with an updated CV with email and telephone contacts of three professional referees to:
The Human Resources & Development Manager,
CARE International in Kenya,
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, only short listed candidates will be contacted
CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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