Country Programme Lead- TECHNICAL at FHI360 NGO – May 2024

Country Programme Lead- TECHNICAL

  • We are currently seeking qualified Country Programme Lead candidates to be proposed on an anticipated FCDO/ Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Programme Phase II that would strengthen national public health and emergency capability to better prevent, detect and respond to disease outcomes in Kenya. The primary responsibility of the Country Programme Lead is to ensure successful implementation of the project work plan and achievement of all FHI 360 targets and deliverables while managing and remaining within the approved budget. The Country Programme Lead will lead the work of the Kenya country team supporting the FHI 360 responsibilities for TDDAP2. This will include communication, coordination, and reporting with FCDO, and liaising with in-country FCDO partners, for this project. Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360, and selection of final applicant is subject to FCDO approval.

Job Summary:

  • The Country Programme Lead will be responsible for implementing activities to support operationalizing priorities for NAPHS in Kenya for national ownership and sustainability, implementing strategy and capacity building activity for workforce development for health security, strengthening coverage and integration of data for surveillance, laboratory capacity building, climate informed approaches and One Health, and strengthening improved role of communities and civil society in the governance of and surveillance mechanisms for national health security.

Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for the staff members working on this project component, ensuring clarity of plans and priorities, encouraging effective teamwork.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with a wide array of project partners: relevant government ministries and agencies, community leaders and groups, donors, other implementing organizations, FHI 360 colleagues, etc.
  • Providing technical support to develop and implement national and subnational emergency preparedness plans, ensuring continuity of essential health services, lessons from COVID19, Ebola and other outbreaks, and alignment with a one health approach.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of workforce strategies to strengthen core public health functions e.g. National Public Health Institutes.
  • Strengthening national capacities for implementation/scale up of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR).
  • Supporting risk communications and community engagement to convey public health threats transparently and in a timely and coordinated manner through mechanisms built into National Action Plans for Health Security (NAPHS).
  • Supporting approaches to strengthen health security capability within a broader health system strengthening framework.
  • Develop tools for the design and implementation of technical strategies and project components.
  • Ensure and participate in quality project monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
  • Review, analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of projects and make recommendations for enhancements.
  • Represent the organization to external entities at professional meetings and conferences.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or in public health, international development, or related field with a focus on infectious disease detection, surveillance, or diagnostics; or, a Master’s degree in these fields and at least 5-7 years of experience.
  • Minimum 7- 10 years of experience managing health systems strengthening programs.
  • Familiarity with FCDO and other donor management, programs, and operations including regulatory and reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and implementation experience with infectious diseases detection and surveillance.
  • Technical competency in infectious disease(s)
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data for decision making.
  • Strong English written, oral, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in facilitation and stakeholder engagement/ coordination.
  • Experience working in Africa, e.g. Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Willingness and ability to travel a minimum of 25% within Kenya and other travels as needed.
  • Authorization to work in Kenya.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Kenyan national
  • Experience residing and working in Kenya.
  • Experience working with the Global Health Security.


  • Will supervise other project staff members in Kenya.
  • Plays a coaching and mentoring role for others.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time. Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

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