Monday, 28 December 2015

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation >> Senior Technical Advisor

Vacancy: Senior Technical Advisor

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an affiliate of University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).

 UMB has a Global Health Program which is delivered through the Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) and housed by various institutes among them the Institute of Human Virology (IHV). 

Since 2004, IHV has partnered with the governments of Kenya, Guyana, Haiti, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to address each country’s growing HIV and AIDS epidemics.

The Institute has led efforts to build National Health Systems in each country via strategic international, national, and local collaborations through the design and implementation of unique education, training, and treatment programs addressing each country’s complex HIV/AIDS epidemics. 

In Kenya, UMB through the Institute of Human Virology started operations in 2004 under the AIDS Relief Project consortium funded by Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through HRSA/CDC. This was the beginning of UMB’s work in Kenya which has seen implementation of 11 grants to-date. 

MGIC seeks candidates for multiple positions for an anticipated $3,200,000 health service delivery program that will support the strengthening and sustainability of HIV/AIDS in-service training and mentorship of healthcare workers, patient support programs through national and county systems, including National HIV integrated training course in Kenya.

“This position is subject to project award and funding”

Senior Technical Advisor
This position is responsible for planning, monitoring and supervision of program activities undertaken under the grant / project. 

Core functions will include developing budgets and work plans, monitoring utilization, grant performance tracking and reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Represent MGIC at meetings with donor agencies, government officials and other partners.
  • Support technical interventions to improve health systems for the various projects.
  • Provide strategic vision for the project, update and review annual work plans, promote synergies and ensure that project-specific deliverables and contract-specific terms are met.
  • Oversee implementation of an indicator-based performance monitoring plan that encompasses both patient clinical outcomes and other programs.
  • Review short-term operational plans to ensure that the finances and cash flow are adequate.
  • Provide leadership, mentoring, and motivation to in-country teams.
  • Review pipelines and develop forecasts and abroad-based financial picture for the grant.
  • Prepare budgets, monitor budget burn rates and resolve grant invoicing/payment issues.
  • Relationship building with the donor, government agencies, sub grantees and other stakeholders.
  • Organization policy, strategy development and implementation.
  • Resource management within specific grants.
  • Preparing programmatic reports to donors and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Reviewing and authorizing financial payments.
  • Communication with the donor, principal investigators, government representatives and other stakeholder’s within the grant.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine or related field.
  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related field.
  • Over 6 years’ work experience.
  • Significant experience in the Kenyan public health service, with experience related to health systems strengthening.
  • Two (2) years’ work experience in a supervisory role.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural contexts with tact and diplomacy
  • Proven experience in providing technical assistance to public health programs or projects.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, with English strongly preferred.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation highly required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Registration with Medical practitioners and dentists board.
How to Apply
If you meet the above mentioned qualifications, you are requested to send your cover letter and CV to by January 7, 2016. 

Candidates are requested to indicate the title of the position being applied on the subject line of the email. 

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. 

“Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer”



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