PATH – Deputy Chief of Party, Clinical Programs USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto Project.

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PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

PATH is implementing a 5-year USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto (NYM) project, a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project that is funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The overall purpose of the program is to increase access to and use of quality county-led health and social services in select counties in Kenya. This is a service delivery project at the county level, providing HIV care and treatment; services to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescents; and services in the areas of family planning/reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (FP/RMNCAH), nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

The project supports County governments in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals, which seek to attain the health and overall well-being of men, women, children and adolescents. The planned activities will enhance the capacity of county health and social services systems and structures to provide care and support for people living with HIV (PLHIV), OVC and their families, women, children and youth in a sustainable way. The strong partnerships thus created will reduce dependence on foreign assistance while supporting the Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR).

The Deputy Chief Of Party (DCOP), Clinical Programs will be responsible for HIV/TB technical services oversight and specifically responsible for project implementation that relates to facility and community level HIV/TB service delivery in the counties of implementation namely Kakamega, Kisumu, Nyamira and Vihiga. S/He will provide leadership in the HIV services implementation at facility and community levels and as well support engagement with the county and sub-county health management teams and other implementing partners. The DCOP, Clinical Programs will be accountable for the strategic direction, technical leadership, quality control and overall performance of the HIV clinical and technical services implementation for USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto Project. S/He will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the technical approaches and related work plan activities in attainment of the project targets, outcomes and impact.

The DCOP Clinical Programs reports directly to the COP and will take a leadership role in ensuring quality HIV/TB technical services implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and objectives.

The position will be based in Kisumu.

 Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development and implementation of the HIV/TB technical services work plan activities, including routine service delivery activities in alignment with technical approaches provided.
  • Provide overall technical leadership to support HIV/TB implementation activities at all levels from county to community levels of care.
  • Support continuous monitoring of activity implementation through joint support supervision and monitoring visits working with county and sub-county health management teams.
  • Support data use of monthly dashboards, summary tables and graphics for the project for performance feedback on HIV service delivery against set targets for key program indicators to enable program monitoring.
  • Support data quality and continuous quality initiatives for the project
  • Lead on HIV/TB technical reporting as required monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually and/or as required.
  • Lead on HIV/TB technical responses to USAID and PEPFAR for regular and ad hoc technical reporting requirements.
  • Document and promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt both internally and externally.
  • Ensure quality, consistency and adherence to standards and best practices for HIV/TB technical implementation across the project, including continuous quality improvement interventions.
  • Coordinate the project HIV/TB technical team to ensure support for timely collection, processing, and reporting of HIV/TB data.
  • Support targeted evaluations and operations research including baseline assessments, mid-term, and end term evaluations as needed
  • Lead in compilation and finalization of the projects HIV/TB technical quarterly, annual, and other relevant reports as requested by the donor or other stakeholders.
  • Provide remedial technical assistance to cure HIV/TB implementation challenges encountered in the field.
  • Build the capacity of the overall HIV/TB technical teams on HIV/TB technical approaches, key interventions across the 95-95-95 continuum of care and support technical aspects on data management, reporting tools and indicator definitions.
  • Review program technical achievements against indicator targets with a view to improving performance monitoring and for remedial interventions
  • Coordinate continuous updating and review of the project HIV/TB implementation framework activities for optimized output.
  • Conduct data quality audits at the site and county level to ensure that program data represent the program implementation performance.
  • Facilitate strategic HIV/TB technical teams relationships and alliances with other USG projects and represent HIV/TTB activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.

Key Competencies required:

  • Partnership
  • Accountability
  • Stewardship
  • Integrity
  • Communication

Required Experience

  • A Master’s Degree in health or related field.
  • At least eight years of experience in a senior role managing, complex HIV technical service delivery programs of similar scope and size.
  • Five years’ experience in partnership building, especially with the government representatives, donors, the private sector, and local community organizations.
  • Experience with PEPFAR programming required; experience with USAID funding strongly preferred.
  • At least three years demonstrated, recent experience at a senior level managing HIV/TB prevention, care and treatment services; quality improvement/quality assurance; health systems strengthening; and M&E.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong communication, relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with local stakeholders and county governments
  • Report writing, presentation and communication skills, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented.
  • Strong technical writing skills in English and professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.


Must have legal authorization to work in Kenya.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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