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  • Posted: Jul 20, 2022
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    Centre for Health Solutions - Kenya (CHS) is a local, not-for-profit organisation. We understand the local context, make use of local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure we implement evidence-informed solutions and interventions to address existing and emerging public health concerns.
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    Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Technical Advisor – USAID TB

    Overall Job Function

    The Deputy Chief of Party and Senior Technical Advisor works closely with the Chief of Party to provide overall technical oversight for the implementation of project activities, providing overall management support for project implementation and works in liaison with the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program, Ministry of Health and other implementing partners.

    Duties and Responsibilities 

    • Ensure the project’s services and performance are of the highest quality, respond to the specified deliverables and goals of the cooperative agreement, are delivered in a timely manner, and are in full support and compliance with the terms of the cooperative agreement
    • Support the Operational Research agenda of the project and organization, lead the documentation of best practices and lessons learned, and integration of CQI into program activities
    • Oversee the Evaluation of the Project to show case project performance through various dissemination products such as an Evaluation report, manuscripts, models and journal articles
    • Oversee the implementation of program activities and provide high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial support, and administrative support to the COP
    • Serve as the technical liaison from CHS to NTLDP, accountable for the achievement of results, ensuring quality of services is of the highest standard, and providing support for all project objectives and deliverables
    • In collaboration with the Finance Management Specialist (FMS) and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Leads, develop project annual work plans and monitor implementation to ensure achievement of measurable, impactful outcomes
    • Prepare project quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports of the highest quality, in order to how case the achievements and key lessons from the project
    • In collaboration with the Communication Officer and Technical advisor, ensure preparation of quarterly project newsletters for wide distribution to all key stakeholders
    • Assist in program monitoring and evaluation, and use of data to inform program planning and continuous quality improvement as needed
    • In collaboration with specific technical officers and the financial management specialist, supervise the work of sub-awardees/contractors to ensure vibrant partnerships
    • Coordinate technical officers to ensure program objectives and priorities are achieved and reported
    • Support the NTLD program in the implementation of the NTLD Strategic Plan and development of new program strategies
    • Support the uptake and implementation of management systems with standard operating procedures to administer all activities funded by the agreement
    • Perform other technical duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Person Specification

    • A Medical Doctor with Public Health experience, a Master’s degree in Public Health or similar field is required
    •  At least seven (7) years progressive TB or TB/HIV-related clinical experience
    • At least five (5) years’ experience working in a not-for profit setting with 3 of these being in senior management positions. Experience working with USAID projects and operational research is an added advantage
    • Working knowledge in project management, capacity building, networking, operational research, monitoring and evaluation of large-scale projects
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Ability to identify problems, design interventions and oversee their implementation
    • Keen attention to detail
    • Demonstrate experience in operational research.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to clearly indicating the subject title and the reference number as Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Technical Advisor – USAID TB ARC II Project: CHS/HR/TBARCII/DCOP/02/2022 Suitable candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis. This application will close once a suitable candidate is identified.

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