HJFMRI was organized as a nonprofit corporation to be operated exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. HJFMRI offers international support for programs advancing medical research and providing care, treatment and education.
HJF/HJFMRI PEPFAR Kenya Country Director (214717)
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine is seeking a HJF/HJFMRI PEPFAR Kenya Country Director to support the US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) located in Nairobi, Kenya. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.
The US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) is staffed and aided by the Henry Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) to employ specialized HIV/AIDS technical support in Kenya. Efforts executed under this program focus primarily on HIV prevention, care and treatment with funding from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
The HJF/HJFMRI PEPFAR Kenya Country Director is expected to provide leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of the MRD-A/Kenya PEPFAR HJFMRI program and is responsible for achieving the planned results. The incumbent will support three separate programs across Kenya based in the South Rift Valley, Kisumu, and Nairobi (Kenya Defence Forces) in the day-to-day oversight of diverse activities and personnel executing and supporting public health and research programs. The HJF/HJFMRI PEPFAR Kenya Country Director will be the primary Kenya point of contact for HJF and partner institutions, and is responsible for overall program management and guidance to respective team members. In coordination with other PEPFAR implementing partners across Kenya, the incumbent will contribute technical and leadership expertise to formulate the direction and implementation of the HJF country strategy. The incumbent will closely coordinate and liaise with MRD-A/Kenya personnel to ensure a successful program.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Minimum Education: Advanced degree: Masters (MPH, MHA, etc.) is required with Doctorate (DrPH, or PhD, or MD) in public health or relevant field preferred.
Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: Minimum 6-10 years of senior level experience in program development, implementation, and management of health programs is required; management of research or medical programs experience highly desirable.
Physical Capabilities: Incumbent will be expected to relocate to Nairobi, Kenya and travel to Kericho, Kisumu and KDF field sites frequently as well as Bethesda, Maryland (USA) as necessary to perform job duties.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Incumbent will be responsible for the direction of in-country HJFMRI employees in the three combined Kenya PEPFAR programs under MHRP and work under the direct supervision of the Director of Global Health Programs in the US as well as in conjunction and oversight from the MRD-A/Kenya-K Director.
Work Environment: May require working evenings and weekends, as necessary.
Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.
Interested and qualified? Go to Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research International (HJFMRI) career website on careers.hjf.org to apply