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  • Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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    Savannah Informatics is a Kenyan e-Health software company founded by clinicians and finance specialists to deliver interoperable, connected solutions for healthcare facilities, organizations and regions. Our vision is to enable a better healthcare future for Kenya through pioneering use of information technology and knowledge creation
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    Director of Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

    About the Role:

    • The Director-MEL will be accountable for designing, executing, and maintaining systems to track, report, assess, and monitor progress toward the Digital Health Ecosystem project’s outputs/performance targets, objectives, and goals. You will have primary responsibility for ensuring high-quality and accurate data compilation, verification, validation, and reporting on project outputs that are responsive to US Government reporting and learning requirements. You will coordinate with the Deputy Chief of Party and project staff to ensure high-quality service delivery, reporting to the Chief of Party and may have additional matrixed reporting lines and will also supervise the project’s MEL staff.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Strategic Work Plan Development and Execution:

    • Lead the drafting of MEL-related sections of project work plans and reports.
    • Oversee implementation of MEL-related activities according to approved work plans and budget constraints, ensuring adherence to deadlines and financial parameters.

    Design and Management of MEL System:

    • Lead the creation, execution, and refinement of the project's Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) system.
    • Develop and put into action data collection processes to meet both project-specific and donor-mandated indicators.
    • Establish and track project targets, ensuring the timely and accurate collection of data.

    Data Reporting Oversight:

    • Generate all necessary project data reports, including submissions for quarterly/annual reports.
    • Compile and submit monthly reports to donors and project stakeholders, facilitating the sharing of interim and final data for various reports and project updates.
    • Drive data analysis to inform discussions on project performance monitoring.

    Performance Monitoring and Analysis:

    • Frequently and accurately monitor progress against key project indicators and objectives of the project.
    • Conduct thorough analysis and present findings to project leadership, identifying areas for improvement, risk areas or potential challenges.

    Facilitation of Learning Initiatives:

    • Collaborate with project leadership and technical staff to craft a comprehensive project learning agenda.
    • Develop and deploy tools and materials to gather data and insights that address learning objectives.
    • Assist in analyzing data to draw meaningful conclusions and share findings through various mediums such as briefs, presentations, and publications.

    Collaboration & Capacity Building

    • Provide technical guidance and capacity building to project sub-awardees, ensuring consistent and effective use of data collection and reporting protocols.
    • Lead regular data quality audits of sub-awardee data and offer support for participation in donor or government audits.
    • Act as the project's representative in MEL/data-related forums and meetings, fostering alignment with government reporting standards.
    • Maintain strong collaborative ties with other technical team members to address data-related requirements effectively.
    • Assist the project in fulfilling miscellaneous internal and external data requests on time.

    Qualifications:

    • Graduate degree (Master’s or higher) in public health evaluation, public health, epidemiology, statistics, demography, or related field.
    • Minimum of 8 years of experience in MEL of USAID-funded programs of similar scope and size, with at least 4 years in a senior/coordination role.
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining data collection systems in Kenya at health facility and community levels, including providing technical assistance to community and facility-based health providers on data compilation and reporting.
    • Proven ability to develop and implement quality assurance and project performance monitoring systems, with demonstrated experience applying analytical skills to use data to identify and inform shifts in project implementation for improved quality and impact.
    • Proven experience leveraging new technologies and software to strengthen MEL.
    • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel; PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Outlook) required; experience with DHIS2, Tableau, and/or other database or data visualization software strongly preferred.
    • Experience working in Kenya is preferred.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with full proficiency in English.

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    Chief of Party

    About the Role:

    • As COP, you will steer the Digital Health Ecosystems program which aims to integrate and amplify digital health technologies across Kenya in the direction of a $18-25 million 5-year USAID investment. This position holds a dual focus: driving strategic direction and ensuring operational excellence. You will act as the primary liaison with USAID, the Ministry of Health, and other key stakeholders, leading a dedicated team to achieve groundbreaking healthcare impacts through digital innovation.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Strategic Leadership: Craft and execute a visionary strategy for the project, ensuring alignment with national priorities and global best practices in digital health.
    • Stakeholder Engagement: Foster robust partnerships with government entities, the private sector, and academia, positioning the project as a keystone in Kenya's digital health evolution.
    • Project Management Excellence: Oversee project implementation, ensuring milestones are met within budget and time frames, maintaining high standards of quality and compliance.
    • Technical Oversight: Guide the project's technical direction, leveraging your expertise in technology solutions architecture and digital health platforms like DHIS2 and OHIE.
    • Capacity Building: Mentor and develop project staff and partners, enhancing their capabilities to sustain and scale digital health innovations.
    • Data-Driven Decision-Making: Utilize analytics and evidence to inform strategic decisions, ensuring the project's goals are met with precision and impact.with frequent domestic travel.

    Qualifications:

    • Essential Education: Master’s degree in Computer Science, Public Health, Health Informatics, or a related field.
    • Experience: At least 10 years in leadership roles in USAID-funded or similar projects, with a proven track record in digital health initiatives. Extensive experience working within Kenya's health sector and with key stakeholders is crucial.
    • Skills: Exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, and problem-solving abilities. Proficiency in technology solutions architecture, project management, and digital health platforms is required. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are essential.
    • Attributes: A commitment to fostering inclusive, locally-led solutions. The ability to navigate complex challenges with a collaborative, innovative approach.

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    Director, Finance & Administration

    About the Role:

    • The Director of Finance and Administration will oversee the operational, financial, and administrative aspects of the project, providing support to the Chief of Party to ensure that all project activities are implemented in a timely and cost-efficient manner and within budget of a $18-25 million investment. You will ensure compliance with contractual, USAID/USG, and local policy requirements for management reporting, finance, and administration, reporting to the Chief of Party and may have additional matrixed reporting lines, and will also supervise project financial, operational, and administrative staff.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Financial Management and Compliance:

    • Implement and uphold financial systems and policies to ensure project operations and finances comply with USAID and Savannah Informatics regulations and best practices.
    • Prepare annual financial reports and budgets while coordinating and reviewing partner or sub-award budget inputs.
    • Monitor project expenditures to maintain alignment with approved budgets.
    • Conduct regular analyses of project expenses to advise on cost-effective implementation strategies.

    Financial Reporting and Analysis:

    • Support the creation and review of financial reports, including burn rates, cash flow, and expenditure projections.
    • Maintain comprehensive and accurate project financial records following Savannah Informatics and USAID regulations.

    Procurement and Supply Chain Management:

    • Supervise procurement processes for goods and services and manage project equipment and supply inventories.
    • Administer sub-awards/grants, consultant contracts, and vendor agreements, including the review of invoices and oversight of disbursements.

    Sub-award Management and Compliance

    • Manage sub-awards/grants to ensure compliance with donor regulations and award terms.
    • Provide guidance and capacity building to enhance the financial management and reporting capabilities of sub-awardees.
    • Review and audit sub-awardees' reports, budgets, expenses, and proposals for compliance.

    Financial Monitoring and Evaluation:

    • Monitor financial performance and progress toward project goals & objectives.
    • Coordinate both internal and external audits specific to the project, addressing any findings or recommendations that arise.

    Coordination and Collaboration:

    • Foster effective communication and coordination between technical and finance/operational project teams.

    Qualifications:

    • Graduate degree (Master’s or higher) in business administration, finance, accounting, or other relevant field.
    • At least seven years of experience in operational and financial management of international development projects of similar size, including experience with funds management (including development and oversight of large, complex budgets), internal controls, accounting, and audits.
    • Substantial experience with the United States Government (preferably USAID award and financial management) required
    • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of financial, regulatory, contracting, and compliance aspects of USAID-funded programming.
    • Skills and experience with sub-awardee/grant management, including the evaluation of proposals, budget reviews, and grant monitoring.
    • Experience building capacity of sub-awardee organizations in financial, administrative, and operations management.
    • Demonstrated competency in managing geographically dispersed teams, effective and rapid decision-making, and diplomacy/interpersonal skills; proven ability to work effectively with technical teams on financial and administrative tasks
    • Strong skills and experience working with relevant software, such as Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, and Quickbooks.
    • Experience working in Kenya is preferred.
    • Full professional proficiency in English, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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