Principal Investigator/Project Director

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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 Principal Investigator/Project Director (PI/PD) 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.

The PI/PD directs all aspects of the project and ensures that the goals and objectives of the project are fulfilled. The PI/PD must provide vision, strategic leadership, management guidance, and oversight for successful execution. S/he is primary representative of the project to the faith communities in Kenya and the donor and is responsible for compliance with reporting requirements, sound management of resources and the overall quality of the project. The PI/PD will maintain excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and partners in Kenya and abroad. The position will be based in the Global Communities Office in Nairobi with frequent travel to program areas. The high-level responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Project Management

Provide strategic and adaptive leadership and overall technical direction of this project including results management.
Lead the process of strategic planning and establishment of quality standards for project management and implementation.
Manage the overall budget and monitors the effective use of project funds.
Lead the development of annual work plans and programmatic reviews to ensure progress aligns with strategic objectives and project commitments.
Conduct periodic field visits to local faith-based organizations facilities, and affiliated Ministry of Health (MOH) primary care facilities and keep abreast of key issues associated with overall project efficiency and effectiveness.
Oversee the review and analysis of strategic information for program management and decision making
Ensure technical quality of the program and donor reports
Representation and Coordination

Maintain and strengthen key working relationships with the Global Communities team, implementing faith partners, CDC, other PEPFAR programs, MOH, other relevant government of Kenya Ministries, County Governments, relevant multilateral organizations, and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
Ensure that roles and responsibilities of technical partners are clearly defined and upheld.
Ensure seamless implementation and coordination of consortium partners and all key stakeholders
Represent Global Communities in TWG meetings, conferences, and workshops
Lead development and dissemination of technical knowledge management and visibility products

Staff Development and Supervision

Support and supervise the entire project team.
Clarify, communicate, and monitor staff performance standards and expectations.
Develop organizational structure and staff positions as needed to meet the growing scale and specializations of the project.
Contribute to organizational and project level plans for staff training and development.

Master's degree in Public Health or other Health Sciences required; Medical Doctor or PhD in Public Health, or related field, highly preferred.
Minimum of fifteen (15) years of professional experience, with five (5) years of experience managing complex US government funded health or development projects, with technical expertise in HIV/AIDS prevention and care preferred.
Experience overseeing large budgets and collaborating with multi-partner consortiums.
Knowledge of financial and human resources management, contracts, information and general administration in the context of project management.
Ability to lead teams effectively, coach and mentor staff, and rapidly resolve conflicts Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.

Qualified Kenyans are strongly encouraged to apply.