Family Health International: Research Director
FHI is a global health and development organization whose science-based programs bring lasting change to the world’s most vulnerable people. Our approach is rigorous and evidence-driven. Among our worldwide staff of 2,500 are leading physicians, scientists, and technical experts in health, development, and management.
Our work is global in scale yet country-focused, with international offices staffed by local professionals. Since 1971, we have worked with 1,400 partners in 125 countries, forging strong relationships with governments, diverse organizations, the private sector and communities.
By applying science to programs, FHI is helping countries make measurable progress against disease, poverty, and inequity—improving lives for millions.
We seek qualified candidates for the position of Director, Research based in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Director, Research provides leadership and management oversight for programs in research, monitoring and evaluation and health management information systems, technical and financial division for the projects in support of organization’s strategic plan, mission, values, goals and objectives.
S/he assists the Country Director in establishing and maintaining solid working relationships with USAID missions, and other donor organizations, GOK, and cooperating agencies to develop or identify FHI program or funding opportunities for projects.
Supervises and provides technical and administrative oversight for all research and M&E activities in the Kenya Country office and ensures the achievement of results of which FHI is responsible under agreement with the donors;
Provides technical direction on M&E and HIMS in research projects/ activities and ensures research, M&E and HIMS quality according to GOK, FHI and donor standards;
Working with study PIs, FHI research colleagues in the region and globally, provides overall oversight for and FHI representation related to FHI’s program research in Kenya;
Working with the program and research team in Kenya coordinate the development of research concepts for the Kenya; Plans and manages the assigned project(s) in the country;
Ensures program quality according to FHI standards;
Ensures that project resources are utilized in accordance with applicable FHI and donor policies and procedures and appropriate monitoring of subprojects to achieve financial, administrative, and programmatic goals;
Oversees production of timely and accurate financial and programmatic reports to FHI, and donors as required;
Represents FHI in selected meetings in Kenya and elsewhere; Performs other duties assigned by the director.
BS/BA and 9-11 years relevant experience with international development programs and includes 3-5 years of supervisory experience;
or MS/MA in public health or related field and 7-9 years relevant experience with international development programs and includes 3-5 years of supervisory experience;
or PhD/MD or equivalent degree and 5-7 years relevant experience with international development programs and includes 3-5 years of supervisory experience.
Overseas field experience required.
English language skills required. Kiswahili language skills a plus.
*This is not an expatriate position. No expatriate benefits or allowances provided.
How to apply
FHI has a competitive compensation package.
Interested candidates may register online through FHI’s Career Center at www.fhi.org/careercenter.
Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements.
Please specify source in your application.
Closing date: 26 Mar 2011