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Savannah Informatics - Chief of Party

Role: Chief of Party

Location:  Nairobi, Kenya with frequent domestic travel

Duration: Contract-based (5 years)

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience.

*Position is contingent upon USAID award of the project to Savannah Informatics. Kenyan citizens are strongly encouraged to apply.

Savannah Informatics is seeking candidates for the role of Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated (5) five-year, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Digital Health Ecosystems program in Kenya. 

About the Project

The project’s main objectives are strengthening digital health governance, enhancing interoperability and expansion of existing health information systems in support of UHC and enhancing strategic partnerships. The program will build on and strengthen local capacity in digital health technologies’ adoption to promote the use of an integrated and comprehensive digital health ecosystem, lead systems evolution management, and sustain health system outcomes of equity, quality, and resource optimization with broad-based partners from the private sector, technology firms and academia.

 

The COP will lead the development of a strategy and overall management of the project, and act as the main point of contact with USAID and other stakeholders. The candidate will provide overarching leadership and oversight of the internal Savannah Informatics project staff and identified project partners and contractors.

About the Role

As COP, you will steer the Digital Health Ecosystems program which aims to integrate and amplify digital health technologies across Kenya in the direction of a $18-25 million 5-year USAID investment. This position holds a dual focus: driving strategic direction and ensuring operational excellence. You will act as the primary liaison with USAID, the Ministry of Health, and other key stakeholders, leading a dedicated team to achieve groundbreaking healthcare impacts through digital innovation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategic Leadership: Craft and execute a visionary strategy for the project, ensuring alignment with national priorities and global best practices in digital health.

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Foster robust partnerships with government entities, the private sector, and academia, positioning the project as a keystone in Kenya's digital health evolution.

  • Project Management Excellence: Oversee project implementation, ensuring milestones are met within budget and time frames, maintaining high standards of quality and compliance.

  • Technical Oversight: Guide the project's technical direction, leveraging your expertise in technology solutions architecture and digital health platforms like DHIS2 and OHIE.

  • Capacity Building: Mentor and develop project staff and partners, enhancing their capabilities to sustain and scale digital health innovations.

  • Data-Driven Decision-Making: Utilize analytics and evidence to inform strategic decisions, ensuring the project's goals are met with precision and impact.

Qualifications

  • Essential Education: Master’s degree in Computer Science, Public Health, Health Informatics, or a related field.

  • Experience: At least 10 years in leadership roles in USAID-funded or similar projects, with a proven track record in digital health initiatives. Extensive experience working within Kenya's health sector and with key stakeholders is crucial.

  • Skills: Exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, and problem-solving abilities. Proficiency in technology solutions architecture, project management, and digital health platforms is required. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are essential.

  • Attributes: A commitment to fostering inclusive, locally-led solutions. The ability to navigate complex challenges with a collaborative, innovative approach.

Why Join Us?

Savannah Informatics is at the forefront of transforming healthcare through digital technology. We offer a vibrant culture, opportunities for professional growth, and the chance to make a significant impact on healthcare outcomes in Kenya and beyond. We provide competitive compensation and benefits, along with a supportive environment that values diversity and inclusivity.

 

Application Process

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application, including a resume and a cover letter detailing your suitability and vision for the role. Please click here to apply.

Deadline for Application: Open until position is filled


Savannah Informatics is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.Savannah Informatics does not discriminate based on race, age, colour, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. Savannah is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we may conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.

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