Associate Deputy Director - Nairobi, Kenya - U.S. Embassy to Kenya

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    The U.S. Embassy to Kenya opened in 1964.

    Through sixteen Ambassadors since then, the Embassy has enriched the ties between the American and Kenyan people and served the needs of Americans in and around this East African hub.


    The position serves as deputy and senior public health advisor to the Partner Management Pillar, Associate Director.

    The position shares oversight responsibilities for administration of cooperative agreements and has direct responsibility for day-to-day coordination of the pillar administrative management activities that implement or support the United States Government's (USG) President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Kenya.

    Duties and responsibilities include day-to-day supervision of pillar staff, program planning and development, partner management, and cooperative agreement oversight.

    The position provides direct support to the Partner Management Associate Director to ensure all pillar activities contribute to measurable results that are in accordance with agency regulations, PEPFAR strategic objectives, international ethical guidelines, and standards for public health care.

    The position provides supervision to Partner Management Specialists in the Pillar. Position reports to the Associate Director of Partner Management (GS14-96CD1186).



    At least 10 years of progressively responsible public health administrative or management experience in public health service-delivery projects within an HIV/AIDS intervention framework is required.


    Position must possess comprehensive knowledge of cooperative agreement programs, policies, regulations, protocols and ethical considerations applicable to the development and administration of national or international HIV/AIDS public health programs.

    Position must have a detailed understanding of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and a good working knowledge of U.S.

    Government public health programs and strategies. A detailed working knowledge of host government and international public health systems is required.

    A detailed technical working knowledge of administrative, budgeting and fiscal management systems in support of funding mechanisms such as contracts, cooperative agreements, grants, and purchase requisitions is required.



    Master's degree or host country equivalent in public health, public administration, business administration, management, finance or related is required.

    Post may choose to add the phrase "This may be tested" after a language, skill, and/or ability. Review the VA template for specific information.


    Level - Fluent; written/spoken, including the ability to translate.
    Kiswahili Level - Fluent; written/spoken, including the ability to translate.


    Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to work with all levels of staff in a team setting to accomplish program goals are required.

    A high level of oral and written communications skill is required to convey program progress, technical requirements, and to influence organizations to adopt strategies for HIV/AIDS/TB program activities.

    Proficient knowledge of computer software programs, including Microsoft Office 365, is required. Regular demand for keyboard with good working speed and accuracy for use in preparation of reporting documentation is required. The faculty for making budgetary mathematical computations is required.


    Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

    All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.