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Technical Advisor, Private Sector Policy, Regulatory, Advocacy and Government Stewardship
This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and is contingent upon contract award to Palladium.
Reports to: Chief of Party
Duration: 5 years
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.
For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.
Project Overview & Position
The Technical Advisor, Private Sector Policy, Regulatory, Advocacy, and Government Stewardship position is a full-time position for an upcoming award being solicited through USAID/Kenya & East Africa to promote Private Sector Opportunities to a Fully Private Care and Treatment. USAID/Kenya & East Africa’s Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) Office has realized the need to expand their approach to private sector engagement, and the paradigm of their relationships to be more transformational and private sector led. In line with USAID’s new Private Sector Engagement Policy, USAID/KEA’s office has prioritized the following areas to engage the private sector to reshape the healthcare supply in Kenya using market-based approaches that will increase access and contribute to a sustainable health system: 1.) Expand and strengthen supply chain partnerships; 2.) Increase the availability of small-scale private sector health providers; 3.) Increase access to financing for private health sector firms; and 4.) Harness ICT/digital health private sector opportunities to scale up health delivery. The Technical Advisor, Policy, Regulatory, Advocacy, and Government Stewardship position will provide technical direction and leadership to the project, working closely with the Chief of Party (COP) to ensure the integrity of high-quality technical work.
Role and Responsibilities
- Promotes multisectoral partnership and leadership to strengthen governance at the national level to use resources transparently, enable citizen engagement in planning and monitoring, and produce results to further engage the private sector
- Works with key stakeholders to identify and select priority areas for sustainable private sector engagement policy development; and develops plans, concept papers, policy briefs, and proposals for policy initiatives that are evidence based and gender sensitive;
- Provides technical leadership in reviewing and formulating private sector engagement policy initiatives, including research and drafting policy documents, regulations, ordinances, decrees, guidelines, and circulars;
- Assists stakeholders to prepare for and implement new health policies through capacity building and organizational development.
- Advocates and facilitates development of supporting policies and regulations as necessary and appropriate.
- Coordinate’s advocacy efforts under the integrated approach with USG partner projects to ensure value added of such efforts for improvements to the national environment as well as county and national level ownership, and commitment at the national and county levels.
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Master’s Degree or higher in health, social sciences, public policy, public administration, economics, international development, or in a related field.
- At least 5 years of professional experience in two or more of the following areas: health systems strengthening, governance, public financial management, health financing, health policy formulation, private sector service delivery, organizational development, advocacy for co-financing, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and family health.
- USAID programs experience is a plus with experience as a Technical Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME) on a USAID funded project or other donor-funded development project.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with USAID or other donor planning and reporting systems, operations, programming, and structure
- At least 5 years of experience leading technical teams for complex governance, policy, and/or health systems strengthening initiatives
- At least 5 years of experience working in Kenya and/or East Africa region.
- Excellent interpersonal, writing, presentation, organizational and computer skills required (Outlook, Word, Excel).
- Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.
- Ability to respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands.
- Must be willing to live and travel within Kenya.
- Fluency in English.
- Kenyan Nationals are encouraged to apply.
How To Apply
Please submit a CV and Cover Letter in English.
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