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  • Posted: Nov 3, 2022
    Deadline: Nov 14, 2022
  • LVCT Health is an indigenous Kenyan non-governmental and not-for-profit organization established in 2001. We are driving Kenya towards HIV prevention, with an ultimate goal of reducing HIV infections to zero. We offer integrated HIV services through development of models that are scaled up to the national models. We also carry out sexual and reproductive ...
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    Deputy Project Director


    Key Responsibilities
    Technical support - 30%

    • Responsible for technical direction for the Vukisha95 program in Kisii in areas including HIV, GBV, RMNCAH and Health Systems Strengthening. S/he will work closely with the larger Vukisha95 team, donor, County and LVCT Health HQ team
    • Be knowledgeable about all Vukisha95 project areas and keep abreast with the latest
    • developments in the program areas at the national and local levels and facilitate the transfer of
    • the knowledge to the Vukisha95 technical teams in Kisii county  Ensure all projects achieve donor targets in a timely manner and consistently 
    • Support the Technical and Operations staff by providing oversight, management and technical
    • direction for the implementation of activities that will lead to the achievement of the 95:95:95
    • cascade of HIV care targets for paediatrics, adolescents and adults in supported sites and counties 
    • Develop and implement a peer review process to continually bridge performance gaps in the
    • foundation, including sharing lessons learned and best practices adopted
    • Ensure high-quality standards are maintained in program implementation and reporting consistently Project management - 25%
    • Coordinate the TAs and technical officers across all the counties to deliver on the program priorities
    • Ensure that annual work plans/continuation application, budgets and individual staff action plans are developed and implemented in a timely manner and that the various activities and outputs are clearly linked to the overall project performance monitoring plan.
    • Develop and implement a project management structure that facilitates and encourages continuous learning, and data use for decision making and teamwork
    • Facilitate weekly, monthly, and quarterly meetings within and across teams for planning and progress review with clear action points and responsibilities and Ensure regular and structured follow-through of action points 
    • Provide day-to-day approval for travel and other logistical support for all activities being implemented by direct reporting officers. 
    • Line management, capacity building and motivation for direct reports erformance appraisal for direct reports and ensuring appraisals are done regularly and on time across the department 
    • Ensure program teams receive adequate technical guidance to ensure programs are of good quality &innovative
    • Ensure program compliance with grant rules and regulations Partnerships, linkages, networking and integration – 15%
    • Support the Project Director in raising Vukisha95 visibility and presence in supported counties through Participation in County stakeholders’ meetings/Joint LVCT Health & CHMT Meetings
    • and Form strategic relationships with other implementing partners, including donors and private/FBO sector 
    • Participation in CDC/PEPFAR high-level meetings
    • Undertake health systems strengthening functions and lead in county transition processes

    Required qualifications, experience and skills 

    • A degree in Medicine
    • Master’s degree in social sciences, public health, medicine, business administration, or related qualifications will be of added advantage. 
    • At least eight years of experience in a senior role managing and implementing complex public
    • health programs of similar scope and size in a development context 
    • Experience implementing comprehensive PEPFAR programs 
    • At least five years of demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a technical team and in a similar project design. 
    • At least five years of experience at mid or senior level in the following areas: HIV and AIDS in
    • Kenya and demonstrate 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 build and maintain relationships, create synergies and work effectively with CDC, government representatives, NGOs, 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 the English language.
    • Strong management skills, leadership qualities, professional reputation, ability to create
    • synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications and CV along with a cover letter expressing interest and indicating Salary history and expectations to by November 14, 2022. The position applied for and reference number should be clearly indicated on the subject line and cover letter.

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