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Health Systems Strengthening Specialist

Nairobi (Kenya)

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), is a Global leader in the fight against Pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 Countries at over 5,500 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. In Kenya, EGPAF works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and various County Governments to support HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment. EGPAF is mainly funded by PEPFAR through The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The United States Agency for InIn Kenya, EGPAF aims to support improved and sustainable HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment service delivery by supporting the health systems vital to ensure access and quality while strengthening the capacity of National and County Governments, Local NGOs/FBOs, Communities and Partners to maximize coverage. EGPAF works to assure seamless provision of services through Technical Assistance and Capacity Strengthening in Governance and Strategic Planning, Health Products and Technology/Commodities, Human Resources for Health (HRH), Laboratory Systems, Quality Improvement, Strategic Information and Evaluation, and Performance Based Financingternational Development (USAID).

In Kenya, EGPAF aims to support improved and sustainable HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment service delivery by supporting the health systems vital to ensure access and quality while strengthening the capacity of National and County Governments, Local NGOs/FBOs, Communities and Partners to maximize coverage. EGPAF works to assure seamless provision of services through Technical Assistance and Capacity Strengthening in Governance and Strategic Planning, Health Products and Technology/Commodities, Human Resources for Health (HRH), Laboratory Systems, Quality Improvement, Strategic Information and Evaluation, and Performance Based Financing.

.EGPAF is currently looking to recruit a Health Systems Strengthening Specialist to be based in Nairobi**.**

The Health Systems Strengthening Specialist will provide Leadership in building capacity of Health Systems at National, County and implementing partner levels for sustainable improvement, access and utilization of high quality HIV services. The HSS Specialist will coordinate and work with EGPAF Kenya leadership to ensure HSS is integrated in all supported projects.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead in Organizational Development Assessment (ODA) of current managerial/ operational efficiencies and service delivery gaps at the county, sub-county, facility, partner levels and in the development of action plans for improvement.
  • Lead the implementation of the HSS components across all EGPAF Kenya projects.
  • Provide state-of-the-art technical support to project teams and partners in key health system strengthening functions, including leadership and planning, financing, and human resource management.
  • Provide technical assistance to improve human resource capacity, internal control procedures, technical management and workflow
  • Provide guidance and facilitate integration of quality improvement, leadership development and performance-based financing interventions across all EGPAF Kenya projects
  • Support other EGPAF staff to identify technical assistance needs required to achieve the expected project results and develop the appropriate scopes of work for capacity building activities
  • Strengthen health and organizational systems capacity development processes within EGPAF and ensure institutional development activities support program transition/sustainability goals and objectives

****Qualifications:****

  • Master’s Degree in Health Policy and Administration, Health Sector Development or related field
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience managing and implementing health systems strengthening programs
  • Experience providing health systems strengthening technical assistance to government agencies, NGOs or other organizations
  • Familiarity and knowledge of challenges faced by Kenya health services, pertaining to health financing, human resources for health and institutional capacity building,
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with MoH, County Government, Local Implementing Partners, CBOs and NGOs
  • Excellent verbal, written communications and presentation skills

All applications should be sent to:*Programs-kenyarecruitment@pedaids.org*

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  • Organization: Pedaids - Pediatric AIDS
  • Location: Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2015-10-16

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