Sunday, June 29, 2014

mothers2mothers Kenya Mentor Mother Program (KMMP) Project Director Job in Nairobi

mothers2mothers (m2m) is an international non-governmental organisation headquartered in Cape Town, SA, dedicated to providing education and support to pregnant women and mothers living with HIV, and preventing mother-to-child transmission. 

m2m empowers HIV-positive pregnant women and new mothers to become role models in their communities by promoting AIDS awareness, testing and services. 

m2m currently operates in 6 countries in Africa and receives funding from a diverse set of funders. 

mothers2mothers Kenya invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates to fill the following position:

Project Director - KMMP

Purpose: To direct m2m’s Kenya Mentor Mother Program (KMMP) project, including technical assistance to the MOH, implementation support services to partners and counties, and direct implementation at model sites. 

The position reports to the Country Representative and is based in Nairobi.
Key Outcomes:

  • Lead the development, implementation and periodic review of project planning, aligned to donor, MOH and m2m priorities (including TA to the MOH, support services to implementing partners/counties, and direct implementation at model sites).
  • Facilitate the employment, development and performance management of project staff, promoting team work and the values, vision, mission and culture of m2m at all levels.
  • Act as the primary project liaison to the MOH at the national level, including joint KMMP strategic planning and provision of TA.
  • Manage relationships with project donors, ensuring quality implementation, reporting and compliance with donor requirements.
  • Track and manage financial progress of project implementation, ensuring expenditures are within budget, and coordinate project budgeting in partnership with the finance team.
Knowledge, Experience and Competencies required:
  • Master’s degree in the health or social sciences, management, or equivalent.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in the field of public health including at least 3 years in PMTCT/MNCH/SRH/ HIV (experience in peer education and psychosocial support a distinct advantage).
  • Substantial MOH and NGO experience at the national level in Kenya including relationship management (experience with a national program scale up a distinct advantage).
  • Excellent leadership skills and the ability to translate the organization’s vision and mission into concrete action.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including project cycle management, financial management and strong critical thinking and decision making skills.
  • Demonstrated people management and relationship management skills, including performance management, team building, communication, consultation and negotiation skills.
  • Evaluations and operations research experience, including strategic use of research findings to influence policy and practice.
  • High level of computer literacy, report writing and presentation skills
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is essential.
  • Enthusiasm to work on behalf of the m2m’s mother and infant clients.
This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

mothers2mothers is an equal opportunity employer. 

We particularly encourage applications from people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), people with disabilities, women and previously disadvantaged people.

Competitive salary packages will be negotiable in accordance with m2m’s remuneration policies.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and covering letter (including salary expectations) to the Human Resource Department via email at by July 13, 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

If you do not hear from us by August 31, 2014, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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