Technical Director
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Nairobi, Kenya
6d ago

Job Summary

The Technical Director will report to the Country Director. S / he is responsible for overall strategic Technical Direction across EGPAF / K Country Program on expected standards of performance to be achieved and strategies and approaches to be applied in HIV programming in supported sites.

S / he is responsible for continuing capacity development for all clinical technical staffs and will provide administrative oversight across all projects through their various project managers or directors.

Working closely with and providing coordination and oversight for the Strategic Technical Assistance Team (STAT), s / he is responsible for ensuring quality programming, achievement of targets and adoption of innovative strategies from Global and National Level.

  • S / he will proactively engage relevant stakeholders, PDs / PMs and counter-part field teams to identify best practices, performance risks and mitigation plans ensuring high level project management skills are applied across all levels of the project management cycle;
  • initiation, planning, implementation monitoring evaluation and control.

    Working closely with the EGPAF Management, S / he will ensure EGPAF is well represented in Technical working groups at Global, National and County level, participating actively and bringing back learning to the Country program.

    Roles and responsibilities

    Overall Country Program Technical Oversight

  • Provide overall technical oversight for EGPAF / K Country Program in the implementation of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment & TB / HIV services
  • Provide technical assistance in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV Care and Treatment & TB / HIV programs across EGPAF / K Program
  • Provide technical assistance to the regional teams in developing / updating different guidelines, working formats, job aids, client education materials and monitoring and evaluation tools
  • In collaboration with STAT, other Senior National Technical and Regional Technical Advisors, organize and provide / facilitate facility-
  • level mentorship in HIV Care across all program areas

  • Prepare the HIV technical annual work plan with targeted benchmark indicators and evaluate them quarterly
  • Harmonize annual, semi-annual, quarterly and monthly plan with other departments
  • Develop and disseminate relevant SOPs and service packages to guide service delivery in line with SIMS and Differentiated Service Delivery Models of Care
  • Participate in preparation of continuation application (CA), FOA and NBD opportunities
  • Ensure that all set TB and HIV prevention, care and treatment targets are met; come up with rapid change interventions for any target lagging behind
  • Take lead in the monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual EGPAF’s performance review meetings in collaboration with STAT and Field Teams.
  • Compile and submit monthly management reports summarizing key achievements and areas for improvement for previous months
  • As the Chair of the Strategic Technical Assistance Team (STAT), develop and maintain a capacity building, technical exchange and learning program / calendar in close collaboration with field technical teams
  • Work closely with the Operations Research Department to identify areas for OR, identify research questions, lead in abstract and manuscript development from a program perspective
  • Work closely with the Director SIE to ensure every project has an up to date PMP, ensure performance review, lead in weekly discussions on Hot Indicators, LEAP Indicators, monthly technical CMEs as agreed on and ensure that indicators of importance are being updated and tracked on a regular basis
  • National, County and Global Liaison and Participation

  • Participate in the national and regional HIV care and treatment working group activities
  • Represent EGPAF Kenya in different forums when assigned by the supervisor
  • Participate actively in global technical discussions and represent EGPAF / Kenya
  • Set up and maintain a virtual learning platform that will be part of the capacity building hub for CMEs, technical updates and seek facilitators as appropriate
  • Take lead in Country Program Reviews as agreed on from time to time
  • Participate in the global Technical Directors Forum, delegate tasks in key program areas as needed, assign leadership based on areas of expertise to other team members and as the Country Point of Contact, ensure adequate representation in key TWGs and TAGs at national and global level.
  • Staff Supervision and Mentorship

  • S / he will supervise Senior Technical Advisors and Project Managers as assigned by the CD Lead in technical capacity building of all EGPAF staffs across projects by leading mentorship missions, identifying suitable learning opportunities and drawing on internal expertise or external facilitation to build capacity across projects.
  • Work closely with the PDs / PMs and STAs to develop and refine key performance indicators for program staff across all projects
  • Develop a post-training agenda to ensure that knowledge is cascaded to those not directly participating.
  • Perform others duties assigned by the supervisor
  • Project management

  • Working with the SMT, ensure that the TA rigour from the STAT team is equitably applied across all EGPAF programs
  • Employ a variety of relevant project management tools to manage STAT activities e.g. GANTT Charts, RACI Matrix etc.
  • Contribute to EGPAF Kenya’s project management body of knowledge through active participation in project designs, review and course corrective forums
  • Competencies

    The ideal candidate will either be proficient or advanced in the following set of competencies, specific to this position’s level of Manager :

  • Developing Others Developing others is a person’s ability to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.
  • Managing Conflict Managing conflict is a person’s ability to encourage creative tension and differences of opinions. He / she will anticipate and take steps to prevent counter-
  • productive confrontations while resolving conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.

  • Managing People Managing people is a person’s ability to build and manage workforce based on organization goals, budget, considerations, and staff needs.
  • He / she will ensure that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded. He / she will also manage a multi-

    cultural workforce and a variety of workforce situations.

    Minimum Qualification :

  • Medical Doctor with a Master’s Degree in Public Health or other relevant advanced degree
  • HIV experience for at least 7 years in Senior Technical Position
  • Proficient in project management and leadership with a proven track record of leading successful programs.
  • Understanding of HIV programming in Kenya
  • Vast experience working with National and County MOH counterparts, participating actively in National and County TWGs, participation in the development of various national / county policies and guidelines including County Development and Investment Plans
  • Experience with managing donor funding especially USG funding will be an added advantage
  • Skills in research and proposal development will be a distinct advantage.
  • The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    In addition to federal law requirements, EGPAF complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Foundation has facilities.

    Closing Date - 19 August 2019

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