University Research Co. Chief of Party Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Chief of Party
 
University Research Co., LLC
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
LOE: Full time
 
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
 
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a U.S. - based consulting company that is working globally to assist host country governments, managers and care providers to improve quality of health services and performance of healthcare systems. 
URC is seeking to fill the position of the Chief of Party in Kenya for the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems Project (ASSIST) that is focused on building the capacity of health and social service systems to apply modern quality improvement methods and to make essential services accessible to all who need them and ensure that care is delivered in compliance with standards and client needs, for every client, every time.
 
Established in 1965, the company currently operates in over 50 countries. 
For more information visit our website www.urc-chs.com
 
Scope of Work:
 
Working under the supervision of the Regional Director, the primary duties include and not limited to the following:
  • Provide technical and administrative leadership to the projects and implementation teams, including strategy and workplan development, monitoring and evaluation, documentation and knowledge management, research, and reporting
  • Supervise office personnel, consultants, and subcontractors
  • Liaise with USAID, host country government and its agencies, USAID implementing partners, nongovernmental organizations, donor agencies, WHO, and other collaborating organizations acting in the health sector
  • Performs other duties as required
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Leader, system thinker
  • MD, MPH or related field
  • At minimum five years of experience in managing and implementing international donor activities.
  • Experience with U.S. Agency for International Development a plus.
  • Fluent English
To Apply:
 
Please send resume and cover letter by email to hrkenya@urc-chs.com 
Please include email and telephone contact information. 
The closing date for submitting application is 14th June, 2013.