Health Systems Strengthening Lead

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Full Time
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Date Posted
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Global Communities

(Comprehensive HIV Prevention and Treatment Programs in Faith Based Organization Facilities in Kenya under PEPFAR)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Please Note: This position is contingent upon award.

Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

Global Communities is seeking a Health Systems Strengthening Lead on a CDC-funded, PEPFAR opportunity in Kenya. The Activity is anticipated to be a five-year contract to support comprehensive, quality HIV prevention and treatment programs in faith-based organization (FBOs) facilities in Nairobi, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Meru, Kitui, Tharaka Nthi, Machakos, Kilifi, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Laikipia, Makueni, Nakuru, Muranga, Embu, Mombasa, Kwale, Kajiado, Homabay, Siaya Migori, Bungoma, Kisii, Kisumu, Kakamega, Vihiga, and Busia Counties in Kenya.

Working under the overall direction of the Principal Investigator (PI) and in coordination and collaboration with project technical staff, the Health Systems Strengthening Lead will have the primary responsibility of providing a high level of technical oversight and management support to the Project’s technical team. This is expected to be a long-term position based in Nairobi. The high-level responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Provide technical oversight of integrated health systems strengthening programming and technical assistance activities.
Lead health systems assessment, identify gaps and develop tailored course correction strategies
Design and lead activities related to differentiated service delivery systems, including client-centered and community-led/ community-based interventions, provide prevention and treatment services to people at risk for or living with HIV.
Foster collaborations with county governments to ensure transition to sustainable high quality HIV service delivery
Support implementation of HIV prevention and treatment services in an integrated and sustainable model
Build FBOs’ capacity to effectively manage HIV prevention and treatment services
Support the development and roll-out of a robust HRH system to effectively and efficiently manage and oversee health workforce
Support development, implementation, and monitoring of a comprehensive sustainable transition plan for faith -based facilities for uptake by County governments
Coordinate with implementing faith partners, CDC, MOH, CSOs, and other county, national and international stakeholders.
Leads training and capacity building for FBOs, staff, partners, healthcare providers, and relevant stakeholders.

Master’s degree or higher (or significant practical experience) in Public Health, Social and/or Behavioral Sciences or a related field, with specific experience emphasis on Health Systems Strengthening
Minimum of twelve (12) years of professional experience, with five (5) years of experience in designing and implementing large-scale US government funded HIV Health Systems Strengthening projects in a similar context
Experience in a leadership/management role for a project of similar size and complexity, including experience with direct supervision of professional staff.
Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of senior and mid-level public and private sector counterparts, donors, and other key stakeholders.
Prior experience in building capacity for staff, partners, healthcare providers, and relevant stakeholders in improving health.
Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships and to work collaboratively with host country government counterparts and project stakeholders.
Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
Qualified Kenyans are strongly encouraged to apply.