PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (STRATEGIC INFORMATION) Jobs Vacancy Kenya 2020
Career Employment Kenya: PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (STRATEGIC INFORMATION) Jobs Vacancy Kenya 2020
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

GENERAL INFORMATION

1.  SOLICITATION NO.: 21-29

2.  ISSUANCE DATE: February 23, 2021

3.  CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: March 9, 2021         (4:30 PM East Africa Time).

4.  POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Strategic                   Information)

5.  MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 11: (Step 1: 4,597,211.00       KSH to Step 13: 7,815,239.00 KSH per annum).  In accordance with       AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/             Kenya and East Africa. Final compensation will be negotiated within         the listed market value.

6.  PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Initial 6 months probationary period         with 4 additional option years contingent on performance, position           need, and funds availability. 

7.  PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya; with possible travel as         stated in the Statement of Work. 

8.  SECURITY CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Prior to joining USAID,           the selected candidate will be required to:

  • Undergo a comprehensive background investigation
  • Undergo a health check to obtain medical clearance and;
  • Obtain and Retain an embassy issued Security Certification.

9. STATEMENT OF DUTIES: (See Below).

10.  AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to qualified Kenyan Citizens.             USAID provides equal opportunity and equitable treatment for                 employment of all people without regard to race, color, religion,               sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status         or sexual orientation.

11.  PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The position requirements do not involve             rigorous physical demands.

BACKGROUND

USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) invests in population and health programs at national and county levels that aim to improve the survival, well-being and productivity of the Kenyan population by reducing the burden of major infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and addressing the main causes of maternal and child illness and deaths.  This includes cross-cutting work to strengthen healthcare systems and build capacity, and to support the national government to formulate key policies and guidelines while assisting counties to better plan, manage and finance quality health services to meet local needs. 

The Health Population and Nutrition (HPN) office is USAID/ KEA’s largest office, managing a portfolio valued at over $400 million annually.  The office receives funding from a number of U.S. Presidential Initiatives, including the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), Feed the Future (FtF) as well as other USAID health funds for family planning, maternal newborn and child health, nutrition, water sanitation and hygiene.  The Mission has a Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) with the goal “Kenya’s governance and economy sustainably transformed.”  The Health Population and Nutrition Office portfolio contributes to this strategic goal by primarily contributing to the CDCS Development Objective (DO) 2 “Health and Human capacity strengthened.”

The Project Management Specialist (Strategic Information) (SI) of the Health Population and Nutrition (HPN), USAID/KEA serves as one of the key SI technical advisors to the HPN Director and Team Leaders (HIV/AIDS, Family Health, Malaria and Health Systems) in the management of strategic information under the HPN portfolio.  The Project Management Specialist (SI) is one of four members on the Strategic Information and Monitoring and Evaluation Team, and reports to the Team Lead.

The incumbent in her or his capacity as Project Management Specialist (SI) will:

  • Assist in the development, management, and maintenance of the performance monitoring and evaluation activities for HPN. 
  • Support the management of the data for policy and program reform and evaluations of demographic, health, and other data. 
  • Lead all the technical works on the development and operationalization of the implementing partners’ monitoring, evaluation and learning plans. 
  • Participates in the interagency monitoring and evaluation (M&E) SI working group. 
  • Maintain close contact with other USG agencies and all the national health sector programs to ensure harmonized performance reporting under the PEPFAR, PMI, and other initiatives. 
  • Work with USAID DO team members and implementing partners in the identification, validation and prioritization of implementation science including operations research opportunities within the HPN portfolio and ensures full compliance to the Agency Scientific Research Policy Guidelines.

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