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CHIEF OF PARTY (REF: COP/08/2020) HIV, FP/RMNCAH, Nutrition and WASH

AMURT seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated KENYA HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS FOR QUALITY SERVICES(KHPQS)- HIV, FP/RMNCAH, Nutrition and WASH program.

The Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for the overall management and operations of the project and is the key liaison with USAID. S/he supervises project implementation and ensures the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP takes a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners. The COP position requires political savvy, as s/he interacts with numerous GoK institutions and senior-level national and county-level government officials.

  • Strategic Leadership and management
    • Responsible for the overall planning, implementation and management of the project as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives of the project in a timely and cost-effective manner.
    • Ensure strong communication and coordination with all team and consortium members as a means to effectively achieve program objectives. Encourage transparency among and between consortium members to promote coordination and effectiveness.
    • Lead the planning of project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, AMURT regulations, best practices and donor guidelines.
    • Design strategies, partnerships and interventions to guarantee the project is gender and ability-sensitive and that AMURT and implementing partners are accountable to beneficiaries.
    • Primary point of contact and collaboration for the team and in-country stakeholders, including USAID, implementation partners, government partners and other key stakeholders.
    • The COP should embrace the shared vision for the project and effectively manage available financial and human resources to make that vision a reality.
  • Strategic Engagement and Donor Relations
    • Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance
    • Represent the  program and AMURT to USAID, Government of Kenya, UN agencies, implementing, technical partners and other appropriate bodies.
    • Ensure effective liaison with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate
    • Constantly look for more effective and efficient implementation and opportunities to increase impact
  • Monitoring, Reporting, Documentation & Knowledge Management
    • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems.
    • Submit timely accurate and quality reports that meet donor requirements
    • Document and disseminate project best practices, lessons learnt and success stories
  • Budget Management
    • Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and AMURT.
    • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits
  • A Master’s degree in social sciences, public health, medicine, management, business administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in a senior role leading a complex technical service delivery program of similar scope and dollar value.
  • Seven years of demonstrated experience in partnership building, especially with government representatives, donors, the private sector, and local community organizations.
  • Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams and ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals
  • Familiarity with USAID and PEPFAR programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs
  • Excellent managerial and operational experience, preferably in managing large donor projects involving coordination
  • Past experience of working with USG supported projects and knowledge of financial rules and regulations at a senior level.
  • Experience in developing program work-plans, budgets, managing implementation, staff and short-term technical assistance.
  • Excellent performance track record
  • Experience in integrating teams of professionals around common goals and motivating through visionary leadership.
  • Excellent Oral and written communication skills,
  • Excellent Relational skill s
  • Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively and maintain performance expectations in diverse cultures

All applicants should urgently email a letter of application, CV (Not more than 3 pages), certificates and relevant testimonials to jobs@amurtafrica.org by 22nd August 2020 indicating current and expected Salary. Candidates should clearly indicate the position applied for and its Reference number as the email subject. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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Date posted
August 14, 2020
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Position: CHIEF OF PARTY (REF: COP/08/2020) HIV, FP/RMNCAH, Nutrition and WASH

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