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Chief of Party - Kenya CMLAP

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

The CMLAP Activity will support ongoing activities by county governments and other development partners in Kenya to strengthen outcome measurements, learning and accountability systems in order to provide quality data and synthesized information for planning, implementation, policy development and decision making. Key focus areas of CMLAP include (1) increasing leadership and management capacity of country governments and (2) increasing the availability, analysis and use of quality data.

Responsibilities

The Chief of Party will provide leadership and technical direction to the CMLAP activity.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Provide technical direction and oversight to a team of data analysts, capacity building experts and health M&E specialists
  • Coordinate and liaise with other stakeholders including government agencies, other donor funded projects, implementing partners and USAID
  • Lead and/or support certain informatics, data, monitoring, evaluation and capacity building activities
  • Lead the development and implementation of the project work plan
  • Assure the quality and timeliness of deliverables
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the USAID COR
  • Oversee and assure compliance with contractual, USG and Kenyan regulatory requirements; provide guidance and oversight to finance, administrative and operations staff
  • Coordinate regularly with the Palladium home office and with project partners

Requirements

Key Competencies and Professional Expertise Required
  • Master?s degree in business administration, project management, public policy and management, public health, international development, statistics or other related field
  • At least 12 years of experience in designing, implementing and overseeing health informatics and monitoring and evaluation activities
  • At least 10 ? 15 years of experience working in developing countries (preferably Africa) and at least five years of experience working in Kenya
  • At least five years of supervisory experience over technical and administrative staff
  • At least five years of experience managing donor funded development programs, with responsibilities including interacting with other donor government agencies, host country governments and international donor agencies
  • Knowledge and familiarity of USG and USAID regulations and policies
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex activities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage relationships with key high level stakeholders and partners
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; fluency in English