ThinkWell is a health sector development organization with deep experience in designing, implementing, evaluating, and diffusing new solutions to persistent health system challenges. Using approaches rooted in analytics, we have supported health financing reforms in over 30 countries.
ThinkWell is implementing the Strategic Partnership for Primary Health Care (SP4PHC) project, a five-year program focused on improving how pooled government resources are used to pay for primary healthcare services – especially family planning (FP) and maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) in the context of pro-poor health financing schemes. The project is operating in six countries of which Kenya is one.
The SP4PHC Kenya team is recruiting a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. The Specialist will be based in the Council of Governors in Nairobi, supporting the Health Committee, with frequent travel to the counties. Apart from supporting the Health Committee, the candidate will provide support to the Council of Governors (CoG) Project Management Team (PMT) responsible for supporting the implementation of the Transforming Health Systems for Universal Coverage (THS-UHC) Health Programme (funded through the Global Financing Facility). The successful candidate will support CoG in the areas of monitoring & evaluation, tracking program implementation, documenting best practices, and sharing lessons to inform policy formulation at the national and county level. The Specialist will also be responsible for tracking indicators from the project’s results framework. The successful candidate will also be responsible for preparing regular (annual, semiannual and annual) progress reports.
The successful candidate will have experience in monitoring and evaluation of complex projects and the political skills necessary to manage a range of national- and county-level partnerships. The candidate should be prepared to work independently, in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with stringent timelines and as part of a small, highly distributed team. Open, frank, routine communication will be a priority, using calls as well as project team software to build a collaborative environment with the wider SP4PHC team.
Job Location: This is a full-time position based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Reports to: SP4PHC Country Director and Head of Health Committee Secretariat at the CoG
M&E and Policy Support for the THS-UHC Secretariat at the Council of Governors
SP4PHC project M&E
1 Master level qualification in public health/ biostatistics/ M&E/
2 Minimum of 5 years of relevant health systems work experience, for example in an academic institution, management consulting firm, bilateral or multilateral development agency, or development NGO;
3 Ability to travel frequently to the Counties.
4 Previous experience and proven track record in managing M&E for large donor-funded programs.
5 Comprehensive M & E system development and management experience.
8 Proficiency in statistical software, health management systems, MS Excel and other MS Office products.
9 Expert level written and verbal communication skills.
10 Fluent command of English and Kiswahili.
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