Director, Kenya Country Program
Nairobi, Kenya
22h ago

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges.

With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

For two decades, PATH has been assisting Kenya’s health sector through partnerships with local and national governments, community organizations, civil societies and the private sector to build capacity to improve the health and well-

being of Kenyans. We built our core strengths in adolescent and reproductive health as well as programming to address HIV / AIDS.

Other strategic objectives include improved health outcomes for women and children, strengthening implementation science around selected integrated HIV / TB prevention, treatment, care and support interventions, access, use and acceptance of sexual and reproductive health services, strengthening health information systems in country, as well as contribute to the prevention and management of non-

communicable diseases. More recently, we have expanded our programs to address digital health and other new technologies for health systems.

Kenya is one of PATH’s largest country-based programs. In addition to operating as a country program, PATH in Nairobi, Kenya, is also a hub for global and regional shared services : Finance, IT, legal, audit compliance, HR, Grants & Contracts, Facilities, communication, etc.

This role primarily serves as the Director of Kenya Country Program (0.8 FTE) and will also oversee the Nairobi Global hub activities (0.2 FTE).

The Country Director is responsible for business development to enable a diversified and sustainable portfolio and for quality execution of solutions and projects across all of PATH’s platforms.

This role will represent PATH locally and internationally and elevate our standing as the leading NGO in global health innovation, especially in the development and commercialization of devices, diagnostics, drugs, vaccines and program services.

Main responsibilities :

  • Responsible for country staff, country operations management and office management in partnership with programs and shared services leaders.
  • Builds capacity through effective talent management practices and identifies and manages financial, legal and technical risks in collaboration with subject matter experts from other areas of the organization.
  • Develop and nurture partnerships to ensure local to global impact wherever possible in Kenya.
  • Mobilizes the technical, programmatic and operational resources and expertise to meet PATH Kenya needs.
  • Serves as the legal representative for PATH in Kenya.
  • Responsible for PATH’s organizational strategy to harness strengths across teams to maximize our impact and value at the country level.
  • This will be accomplished through strong leadership to ensure programs are executed with the highest quality, have a sustainable program design, demonstrate value for money, and ultimately improve the health of targeted populations.

  • Act as a key leader in global innovation efforts, particularly focused on fostering East African innovation ecosystems by collaborating with academia, government, multilateral donors, private sector, other incubators, NGOs, and corporations.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Nairobi global hub and regional shared services are structured and operate accordingly.
  • Support and assure accountability for functional reporting of hub personnel into the country office structure (timecards, travel authorization, etc).
  • Reporting lines :

    This position reports to the Senior Director, Country Programs. The Kenya country program divisions and departments will direct report to the Director, Kenya Country Program and Nairobi Global Hub lead.

    While the hub personnel will most commonly report technically into the central shared services for technical accountability, the Director, Kenya Country Program and Nairobi Global Hub lead supported by the regional operations manager, will collaborate with their counterpart in Asia and the various HQ functions to define the requirements and key performance indicators for the hub.

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