Abt Associates, a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development, seeks qualified candidates for a potential Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) project to achieve the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) targets in Kenya.
Brief descriptions and qualification requirements for key positions are listed below.
All positions are contingent on program award.
To be considered for any position, an applicant must submit his/her CV and an application letter that provides details of the applicant’s specific qualifications for the desired position to:
In the subject line of the email, write the title of the position for which you are applying.
If you wish to apply for more than one position, please submit separate applications for each position.
Applications that do not follow these instructions, or that do not meet the stated minimum qualification requirements, will not be considered.
All applications should be submitted by 24 August 2012; later applications may not be considered.
Chief of Party (COP)
Manages and supervises the successful implementation of the IRS project in Kenya, and acts as the primary liaison between the project and USAID and the Government of Kenya.
The COP has responsibility for the strategic direction, and technical leadership to produce project results, as well as overall management of the operational, financial and administrative aspects of the project to assure that the full potential of the contract is realized in Kenya through the promotion of high quality work and internal control.
Master’s degree in public health or other related field or Bachelor’s degree with at least 10 years of additional relevant experience;
extensive experience in the management of malaria and health related programs in developing countries, preferably in Africa for more than 10 years;
at least 5 years of demonstrated experience in the leadership and management of a complex national project and USAID experience.
Must be fluent in English.
Provides organizational and logistical management for the project’s IRS operations. as well as capacity building and local skills transfer activities.
Oversees management of warehouses and stores, community mobilization activities, and tracks progress against spray campaign targets and timelines.
A Master’s degree in public health, entomology, tropical diseases, or other related areas or a Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of additional relevant experience;
at least 5 years of demonstrated experience in designing and implementing IRS activities and partnering at the country-level with Ministries of Health.
Demonstrated familiarity with USG environmental regulations and the appropriate use of insecticides.
Finance & Administration Manager
Directs and oversees all aspects of administrative support for the project.
Develops, manages, and monitors project budgets, accurate financial reports, and projection of funding needs in close coordination with senior project staff and in compliance with all USAID and Abt policies and procedures.
Manage the financial operations and financial reporting of the country program, providing guidance and technical assistance to financial management personnel.
Masters Degree in business administration, finance or other relevant field.
At least 8 years of professional experience managing financial and contractual aspects of large international development projects, preferably USAID funded.
Demonstrated supervisory skills and proficient in relevant computer applications and databases.
Familiarity with US Government Cost Accounting Standards required.
Interested individuals can learn more about Abt Associates’ multi-disciplinary group of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and systems strengthening services in more than 100 countries at: www.abtassociates.com
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