MSH Organizational Development Manager Jobs career in Nairobi, Kenya 2013

Title: Organizational Development Manager
Reports To: TBD
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information.

Working from more than 35 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from more than 74 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health.
We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

Overall Responsibilities:

MSH seeks an Organizational Development Manager (OD Manager) for an anticipated program in Kenya with the purpose of building and strengthening the capacity of local organizations and health professionals in Kenya to develop, implement, monitor, and manage HIV/AIDS programs and strategic information management  activities that align with Kenya National AIDS Strategic Plan (KNASP).
The OD Manager will report to and work in close collaboration with the Project Director and other project staff in assessing critical gaps in the areas of program management, [health economics, informatics, monitoring and evaluation, and evidence based programming].

S/he leads the design of the organizational development aspects of the project and provision of capacity building support to the participating organizations.

S/he will also participate in the development of project and partner performance indicators and targets to assure that expectations and required results are fully understood.
S/he works with the Project Director, project partners, M&E staff and Technical Staff to ensure that the organizational development activities are closely coordinated with other project activities (fellowship program and short courses) to maximize the total impact.
S/he will work with M&E staff to track the progress and impact of organizational capacity building activities.
S/he will support the project activities such as the analysis and documentation of project results, impact and compile technical reports.
The OD Manager will be expected to communicate results and accomplishments to all interested parties and key stakeholders groups.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of the selection process for participating organizations.
  • Lead the process to adapt or develop, test, and implement competency assessments for local organizations implementing HIV/AIDS programs as well as a process for measuring progress to close the identified gaps.
  • Oversee the development, implementation, and participate in the monitoring of the Project’s organizational and technical delivery assistance strategies.
  • Undertake activities through consultations with managers of client organizations. S/he will build and maintain relationships with key client stakeholders and be responsible for achieving client-specific goals. S/he will focus on supporting sustainable change within organizations.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a process to evaluate the overall impact of the project’s activities, including the fellowship, short-term programs, and organizational capacity.
  • Coordinate the project’s organizational development activities with donor, MOH, participating organizations and other Stakeholder groups, ensuring harmonization and collaboration with other capacity building initiatives to maximize the USG investment and minimize any overlap or duplication.
  • Review, adapt, develop and/or modify, and implement tools, approaches, policies and advocacy initiatives to improve management and technical capacity of participating organizations.
  • Collaborate with the Program Director and other team members in fully integrating activities into the project’s overall goals.
  • Participate in technical review meetings and serve as an advisor to participating organizations on institutional systems strengthening.
  • Develop technical strategies and implement annual work plans to ensure project deliverables are achieved.
  • Ensure that participating organizations’ institutional capacity and opportunities are identified, shared and applied when appropriate through regular discussion with CDC and other collaborating agencies.
  • Actively seek opportunities to work with selected public sector and civil society organizations (NGOs, FBOs CBOs, etc.) at all levels.
  • Advanced degree in public health or another relevant technical area.  Exceptional relevant experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree.
  • Minimum of eight years of experience in the field of public health.
  • At least six years providing organizational development technical assistance in Kenya with substantial knowledge and experience in Kenya building capacity for public sector institutions, NGOs and CSOs.
  • Successful track record of implementing successful interventions within the Kenyan health system.
  • Significant work experience in activities across the areas of leadership and management; organizational development, resource mobilization and governance.
  • Experience working with HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Demonstrated success and expertise in influencing and negotiation and advocacy work among senior-level donors and government counterparts in the country.
  • Significant experience in local governance/public administration including capacity development of civil society organizations, policy reform, policy/legislative change, local community organizing, and advocacy.
  • Proven, effective leadership skills.  Superior ability in developing effective interpersonal relationships, negotiation and conflict management.
  • Excellent written and oral communications and presentation skills in English.
  • Willingness to travel within Kenya regularly.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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