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The upcoming USAID-funded reproductive, maternal, newborn, adolescent and child health (RMNCAH) cooperative agreement will focus on supporting the Government of Kenya to end the preventable deaths of mothers and their children. All posts are contingent on the issuance of USAID funding and the selection of applicants is subject to USAID approval.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact
We are recruiting for the Chief of Party (COP) who will be the principal representative of the project. The COP will work with Save the Children’s existing country office in Kenya, but will have leadership responsibility for the overall management of the USAID award. S/he will provide strategic and operational leadership to develop and implement a successful and integrated multi-sectoral program that builds upon existing USAID and Government of Kenya investments and that will achieve lasting outcomes. The COP will ensure adherence to overall technical and programmatic quality in implementation, compliance with USAID rules and regulations, and the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID, including annual work plans, performance monitoring plans, semi-annual reports and annual reports as required. The COP will be responsible for the overall direction and coordination of the activities of any sub-recipient partners under this cooperative agreement.
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors
Master’s degree in public health, or a related field. 10years of experience managing large multi-partner health programs, in Sub-Saharan Africa. Experience managing large-scale USAID funded project(s) . Experience in managing large health and/or nutrition field programs for an international NGO preferable. Demonstrated skills in strategic and program planning and understanding of health programs. Demonstrated skills in leadership and supervision of a high performing team internally and across organizations. Proven ability to ensure gender integration in project design, implementation and M&E. Demonstrated knowledge of USAID regulations and policies. Proven experience building the capacity of local NGOs and government bodies and collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Qualified Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please visit our website at: www.savethechildren.org under the Careers page. Please select: “Search US Jobs” and then choose location as: Kenya. EEO