Maternal Child Health Data Intern
- The goal of PATH’s Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) Program is to apply effective, innovative approaches to broadening access to and use of key MNCHN interventions that address the most pressing causes of maternal, newborn and child deaths, and poor nutritional status. Our approach includes: an emphasis on community-level action; a focus on improving the quality of existing health services, improving preventive and curative care across the continuum of care from facility to community level; a commitment to reaching underserved communities; a focus on working to understand and address barriers to high-quality care; and mobilization of social and political support to create and sustain an enabling environment for service delivery of key evidence-based interventions. Where appropriate, the MNCHN Program strives to establish public-private partnerships to advance our goals.
PATH is seeking to hire a Maternal Child Health Data Intern to be based in Kenya.
- The Intern will support the following activities on the Asset Tracker project:
- Support data team in collecting, organizing, and extracting predefined indicators across data sources including household/facility surveys, routine health
- systems data, logistics management information systems, and policy/training documents
- Support the review of country-level data collection sheets to identify missing or inconsistent data
- Attend data and project team meetings
Required Experience And Qualifications
- Currently enrolled in a graduate program (masters or PhD) in monitoring and evaluation, global health, or public policy/administration.
- Strong experience with data collection and collation.
- Attention to detail
- Experience with working with data in spreadsheet/tabular format
- Efficient and organized
- Able to work independently
- Legal Authorization to work in Kenya
Chief of Party- USAID Kenya Digital Health Ecosystem Activity
- PATH Kenya is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded Kenya Digital Health Ecosystem project. The project will aim to improve the availability and delivery of quality of healthcare services through integrated and comprehensive digital health platform in Kenya. The project will focus on three main components namely strengthening digital health governance, strengthening interoperability and expansion of existing health information system to support health care delivery, and lastly forging and strengthening strategic partnership for sustainability of digital health investments. This comprehensive sector-wide health information ecosystem will help to achieve health systems outcomes of equity, quality, and resources optimization.
- The COP will accountable for overall delivery of the project objectives including provision of strategic and technical leadership to project implementation team, forging and managing relationship with varied stakeholders’ groups including USAID, Directorate of Policy, Digital Health, and Innovations at the Ministry of Health, technical and implementing partners. This person is expected to kick start the project in a timely manner and implement appropriate adjustments to ensure the project maintains its critical path and meets the intended contractual objectives. This person will be the key Project liaison between PATH Kenya, MOH, USAID local mission. Other internal PATH Kenya teams and all other counterparts and implementing partners involved with the project.
Reporting And Supervision
- The Chief of Party will report to the PATH Kenya Country Director and may have matrixed reporting lines. S/he is expected to work closely with other Digital Health leadership teams.
- Provide overall technical and strategic leadership and ensure quality of the project, ensuring the achievement of all project deliverables and targets in a timely manner.
- Provide management leadership (programmatic, financial, and administrative) for the project ensuring full alignment with national and international standards and USAID requirements.
- Represent PATH Kenya, build and maintain excellent, productive relationships with USAID, project partners and national government counterparts (e.g., ministries of health and regional health bureaus) and other relevant stakeholders.
- Provide vision, overall leadership, and technical guidance to the project staff.
- Exercise sound financial management skills including effective project spending.
- Uphold the standards of PATH Kenya to lead a high-performing team; ensure strict compliance to USAID and PATH Kenya policies, regulations, and internal controls.
- Identify obstacles and risks related to implementation in a timely manner and implement strategies to overcome them.
- Lead collaboration and network development activities with national, regional, and global partners as appropriate and expected for the delivery of the Project.
- Lead development of project strategy as necessary.
Required Skills and Experience:
- Minimum of a master’s degree in public health, public administration, public policy, international development, information technology, or a related field;
- A minimum of 12 years’ or more of progressively responsible international work experience implementing digital health/HIS project with demonstrated strong management and coordinating skills.
- At least 12 years of experience implementing USAID donor funded projects with at least 5 of those years in a senior manager role
- A minimum of 10 years’ experience successfully leading international development projects such as health information systems development and implementation, digital health strategy and roadmaps development and implementation, eHealth architecture development and interoperability services, digital health infrastructure development, of increasing scope and complexity.
- A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the health informatics fields with proven successful implementation of this project.
- Demonstrated competency in leading geographically dispersed teams.
- Demonstrated competency in management, leadership, decision making, and diplomacy;
- Experience working with Kenya government preferred.
- Demonstrated success in leading organizations and people with diverse backgrounds and skill sets to achieve results;
- Demonstrated ability to liaise with and maintain effective working relations with senior host government personnel, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, and U.S. Government Agencies;
- Full professional proficiency in English with excellent oral and written communication skills.
Risk and Compliance Officer- USAID Nuru ya Mtoto Project
- PATH Kenya through USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto Project seeks to recruit a Risk and compliance officer who will ensure that the project’s operations and business transactions are in compliant with the applicable donor regulations and laid down PATH Kenya rules, policies, and internal controls. The successful candidate will also ensure that all the project risks are identified in time, analyzed and sufficient risk mitigation measures put in place in addition to reviewing employees’ work and providing advice on compliance as well as educating and training staff and local implementing partners (LIPs) on compliance matters.
Risk, Compliance, and processes improvements 85%
- Proactively evaluate business processes to identify risks throughout the project and advise programs, support teams, and senior management on necessary actions.
- Establish and maintain project risk register with accurate and updated information.
- Provide constructive suggestions relative to enhancing current procedures on the existing PATH Kenya policies and procedures to accommodate situations in the various field offices.
- Support compliance reviews with respect to donor rules and regulations, both internal and with project partners.
- Review compliance with applicable local laws to safeguard project resources.
- Review the application, adherence, effectiveness and efficiency of PATH Kenya policies and procedures across the field operations.
- Review PATH Kenya Money Transfer System of payment and the internal control measures around the payment system.
- Review and perform post payment verification of direct benefits received by beneficiaries under the project, including but not limited to cash transfers, school fees and commodity distribution.
- Jointly work with the program team to ensure that the data in the various reporting platforms such PRISM, KHIS, DATIM, DREAMS & OVC databases is of integrity.
- Plan and execute spot checks for critical business processes. These shall include field activities, meetings, workshops, HRH, Vehicles Usage etc.
- Collaborate with internal audits, external audits and partner risk assessments and any other due diligence activities as may be necessary.
- Review audit queries/findings and recommendations and ensure sufficient internal controls/risk mitigation measures are put in place.
- Supporting in drafting and revising project policies, SOPs, handbooks, tools etc
Capacity Building 10%
- Support training of project staff related to PATH on donor regulations and PATH processes.
- Work closely with Grants and Compliance staff and program teams to develop, review, and implement award/sub award management associated procedures within pre-established parameters.
- Participate on the partner/sub-awardee institutional capacity strengthening plans to ensure effective, efficient implementation of projects.
- Address employee concerns or questions on compliance.
Budget Management 3%
- Ensure compliance with approved program/project budgets and spending policies, and initiate improved policies and systems regarding spending guidelines, cost allocation, and annual planning.
- Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor or designee from time to time.
Background, Experience & Key Competencies Requirements:
- A bachelor’s degree in finance, Business management or related field
- A full CPA qualification or equivalent.
- At least five (5) years of relevant /proven and progressive experience in the health sector. Experience working in USAID-funded projects preferred.
- Good understanding of the regulatory landscape, industry knowledge and control environment.
- Ability to multi-task, handle pressure and work as a team player in a diverse working environment.
- Flexible, detail oriented and adaptable to changing priorities to meet strict deadlines.
- Strong demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.
- Highly analytical with strong attention to detail.
- Possess sound business acumen.
- Ethical and principled
- Ability to interpret complex data and solve problems.
- Hands on experience with data processing and analysis tools such as advanced MS excel
Strategic Communications Officer – Seconded to the Ministry of Health Kenya
- PATH is currently recruiting for a Strategic Communication Officer for secondment to the Ministry of Health in Kenya. The primary responsibilities of this role will involve raising the profile of Universal Health Coverage and Primary Health Care efforts in the country, supporting social behavior change communication in collaboration with the MoH technical teams, and support for MoH strategic communications activities with external constituents.
The strategic communications officer will report to the PATH Kenya Communications Coordinator based in Nairobi and the MoH Communications Office.
Duties and Responsibilities
Elevating MoH’s work and commitments around Universal Health Coverage and Primary Health Care
- Documentation of Kenya’s PHC Journey in coordination with the Division of Primary Health Care
- Documentation of success stories featuring Community Health Promoters (CHPs) ,Health Care Workers (HCWs) on PHC in coordination with the Division of Primary Health Care
- Support media, social media engagement, stakeholder engagement and report writing on Primary Health Care/UHC
Supporting communication related to Social Behavior Change Communication at the Ministry of Health
- Working with the Health Promotion Unit to promote and communicate health behaviors through social media content, web articles, and media engagement.
- Mapping out of World Health days and supporting communication activities aligned to health days. These include speech writing, op-eds, social media content, event management.
- Communications support for key health breakthroughs and moments including celebrating innovation, positive outcomes, new products/interventions, excellence in the health sector etc.
Supporting MoH strategic communication objectives in coordination the MoH Communications team:
- Minute taking and report writing during technical meetings.
- Technical communications assistance to MoH to support MoH events.
- Support for stakeholder engagement, media and social media engagement within MoH .
- Risk communications support working closely with technical directorates in the event of a crisis.
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public health or related fields
- Work Experience: 3-5 years of professional experience in communications, preferably in development communication or public health.
- English is essential and Swahili strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated experience supporting communications efforts in within the health sector.
- Flexible approach and ability to navigate ambiguity, as well as multiple projects and various priorities at once.
- Experience in producing and editing, under tight deadlines, accurate and dynamic communications materials, including press-releases, op-eds, talking points and digital content.
- Creativity in developing compelling content, and creative pursuit of targets in achievement of communications objectives across different channels (media, social, web etc.)
- High Emotional intelligence , excellent judgement, and strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.
- Outstanding organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail
- Excellent writing and storytelling skills with strong ability to convey ideas and technical information into written language.
- Good interpersonal skills and team spirit
- Ability to travel locally to support MoH Communications activities.
- Good relationship with media
- Ability to work with creative design software is an advantage.