Project Assistant at Amref Kenya

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Project Assistant

Project Background

USAID Health Sector Governance and Strategic Partnerships (USAID UAT Project) is a five-year project funded by the USAID with Amref Health Africa in Kenya as the prime partner. The project is aimed at providing system level support that will contribute to the achievement of programmatic outcomes. This is aimed at improved responsiveness (continuity of care) and performance of health indicators at the Council of Governors (COG) and across 10 Counties in Kenya (Nairobi, Taita Taveta, Kilifi, Laikipia, Samburu, Tharaka Nithi, Trans-Nzioa, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet and Turkana). The project objectives are:

  • Strengthened Health Systems’ Governance, Institutions, and Stewardship for Improved Delivery of Quality Health Services.
  •  Improved Health Systems Accountability and Structures for Transparent, Efficient and Effective Delivery of Quality Health Services
  •  Strengthened Structures for National and County Level Legislation and Policy Development and Review
  •  Strengthened Capacity of National, County and Intergovernmental Coordination Structures to Manage Health Systems.

Key Area Functions
Programme implementation

  • Work with the Chief or Party and Deputy Chief of Party to support project design, implementation and monitoring for effective Health Governance systems
  • Work with the communication project officer to support in rapid scale up of strategic visibility and communication of project activities.
  • Support the Chief of Party’s office to engage county government leadership in reaching them with targeted strategies in line with project objectives

Capacity building

  • Work with the project team to support in the development and adaptation of innovative and sustainable approaches for effective project implementation

Knowledge Management and communication

  • Participate in designing and documentation of knowledge products including learning briefs, research studies and case studies.
  • Support in liaison with knowledge sharing forums locally and internationally for regular learning and provide longer-term legacy in wider programming, policy and practice.

Monitoring, evaluation and learning

  • Work closely with the Chief of Party in provision of weekly updates highlighting potential bottlenecks and lessons learnt
  • Develop and share project activity and trip reports for internal reporting and consolidation for donor reporting
  • Support the Chief of Party’s office in coordinating meetings, minute taking, report writing and dissemination as guided


Education and knowledge

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Project Planning and Management, Public Health, or Health related field
  •  Masters degree in Project Planning and Management is an added advantage
  •  Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience (Report writing, Policy, Governance and Strategic Partnerships in Health)

Skills and Competences

  •  Excellent computer skills (power-point, word, excel e.t.c)
  •  Experience in data analysis and reporting
  •  Experience implementing multi-faceted projects involving health advocacy, media, public policy, and/or interactions with policymakers
  •  Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills, and capacity to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including decision makers, volunteers, media and NSAs partners
  •  A self-starter and works independently with minimal guidance and supervision.
  •  Willingness to travel within (select counties in Kenya)
  •  Excellent planning and coordination skills
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Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Amref Kenya on to apply

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