The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – General Secretariat is the National Administrative, facilitative and Coordinative arm through which KCCB undertakes all those responsibilities which express the KCCB mission in Kenya. KCCB is the prime recipient of the grant entitled Kenya AIDS Response Program (KARP) awarded by Centers of Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) in March 2011 under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) concentrates on HIV prevention, care and treatment Western Kenya Region. KCCB-KARP is seeking candidates for the following position(s).

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM, KCCB – KARP

Essential Responsibilities
The Director will contribute to strategic planning of KCCB-KARP and is responsible for leading the program and technical team in operational planning and implementation of the Project. S/he will oversee all programmatic components of the project to ensure that the project achieves designated results represent the project at various technical forums, including Technical Working Groups (TWG), with the MOH, CDC and other key stakeholders. The Director of Programs will supervise the Program and technical teams and report to the Chief of Party. S/he will serve as Deputy to the KCCB-KARP Chief of Party.

 

Specific Responsibilities/Key Tasks

  • § Contributes to the strategic planning of the project and identifies synergies with other donors and partners in order to optimize the coverage and effectiveness of the project interventions
  • § Provide program management oversight and lead program team during program planning, budgeting process, implementation and reporting in consultation with Chief of Party, Head Clinical Services and Head of Finance and Administration.
  • § Develop and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with MOH, County Governments, CDC, other USG partners, and local stakeholders.
  • § Ensure overall technical excellence/quality and provide guidance in the development and dissemination of all project deliverables (technical assistance, technical reports, training curricula) in accordance with PEPFAR, CDC and MOH requirements.
  • § Foster accountability for ensuring all project deliverables are in line with national and international guidelines and expectations.
  • § Provide leadership in the review of project clinical outcomes and utilize project data to prioritize interventions and for continuous quality improvement.
  • § Assist the Principle Investigator and Chief of Party in identifying and seeking funding opportunities, proposal writing, advice in project designing and new initiatives that support the program objectives to increase the portfolio of KCCB.
  • § Help develop program strategies that are in line with MOH, PEPFAR and CDC priorities and appropriate to achieve project results (including budgets and timelines)

 

Required Qualifications and Key Competencies

  • § Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (M.B.Ch.B or equivalent) and a Master’s degree in Medicine, Paediatrics, Obs/Gyn or Public Health
  • § Minimum 7 years working in management of Clinical programs preferably in a HIV program setting.
  • § Grant management and budget oversight skills and experience including ability to support and direct the program implementation plans
  • § Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills along with excellent IT skills (e.g., e-mail, Internet, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • § Working in a USG grants environment will be an added advantage.

 

How to Apply:

Send your application CV and cover letter):

SECRETARY GENERAL

KENYA CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOP

GENERAL  SECRETARIAT

P.O BOX 13475-00800

NAIROBI.

TO REACH HIM ON OR BEFORE 8TH DECEMBER 2014    

EMAIL: HR@CATHOLICCHURCH.OR.KE

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

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