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I Choose Life – Africa (ICL) is a youth-focused organization that seeks to empower youth in Kenya and across Africa as the foundation for sustainable development. Registered in 2004 and working closely with Government, ICL has over 17 years of experience implementing evidence-based adolescents and youth programs in over 345 institutions (Primary, Secondary, and Higher learning institutions) across 26 Counties in Kenya. The organization implements programs in Health and Nutrition, Education, Economic Empowerment, and Leadership and Governance Sectors. To ensure maximum impact in these sectors, ICL utilizes a multi-sectoral approach, the Quadra Helix development approach (which brings together the Government, Private sector, Academia, and Civil society) to foster innovative and sustainable transformation in communities.
Vision & Mission: ICL’s Vision Statement: Healthy Africa, Empowered People!
ICL’s Mission Statement: To empower the youth by increasing their life opportunities for sustainable development.
Job Purpose: ICL seeks a Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Lead for an anticipated CDC-funded PEPFAR opportunity in Kenya. The Activity is expected to be a five-year contract to advance Sustainable Implementation of Comprehensive HIV Prevention and Treatment Programs in Faith-based and Private Sites in Nairobi, the Coast, and Western Regions.
This position is contingent upon an award from the CDC.
Job Summary: Reporting to the Principal Investigator, The Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Lead will provide technical support in building the capacity of the county leadership and Health Management Team towards ownership and utilization of high quality and sustainable HIV prevention and treatment services. Notably, the position shall facilitate a seamless link between service delivery interventions and county capacity for systems development, including leadership and governance, Human Resources for health, planning, budgeting, and finance.
Job Responsibilities
Provide strategic oversight and supervision support to the county management in budgeting for essential services.
Coordinate identification of training and system improvement needs and support the implementation of relevant training modules targeting health workers and service providers
Support the sharing of lessons learned, promising practices, and practical strategies to enable the county government, particularly the county health management team, to advance toward the desired HSS results.
Work closely with other project staff to ensure that project strategies and approaches are delivered in a coherent and coordinated way, work with the national mechanisms in line with
Project targets.
Ensure implementation of HSS work plans and achievement of results across all implementation regions
Provide regular narrative and milestone reports, internal monitoring, and donor reporting as required.
Supervise and line manage HSS Officers providing technical support in implementing the organization’s policies.
Build strong partnerships with the government and other key stakeholder to ensure the project is in line with government priorities and the successful implementation of the project
Actively identify and follow up on opportunities to leverage support and resources for the project that will contribute to or further the objectives of the project
Child Safeguarding: In line with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCRC), ICL strives to keep children safe in all its undertakings. The successful applicant will be required to read, understand, and commit to abide by ICL Child Safeguarding Policy and guidelines. The individual will sign the policies to indicate an understanding of and commitment to follow the policy requirements.
If you are up to the challenge and meet the above qualifications, we encourage you to write to us through (to get a link upon posting) and copy indicating achievements and attributes. Your CV and cover letter should reach us on or before 31st January 2022. Kindly indicate the current and expected salary on your CV in pdf format with the subject as ”**Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Lead”**
The position opens to Kenyan Citizens Only!
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