Join PATH Kenya as a Program Associate, Policy and Advocacy (Remote): Apply!!

PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing heath challenges. 

PATH Kenya is a local entity that has been working in the country since 1990. PATH Kenya has been a trusted partner to the Kenyan government, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, and communities, supporting the country’s rise as a health leader in East Africa and beyond. PATH in Kenya works to enhance health system capacity and resilience by providing technical expertise with deep local experience, accelerating progress through advocacy and policy, and using human-centered design to maximize impact. 

PATH Kenya is recruiting for a Program Associate to support the coordination of project activities for the Uongozi wa Afya Thabiti (UAT) Leadership and Governance project. The Program Associate will support the coordination and overall project management activities at county level.  As a member of the project team, you will support the planning, and coordination and reporting all project activities related to strengthening structures for evidence-based health sector policy development, implementation, review, and tracking.

The successful candidate will provide coordination for all policy advocacy related Health Leadership and Governance activities. The Program Associate will work closely with the project Team Lead and other Uongozi wa Afya Thabiti (UAT) technical team of Project Officers, Technical Advisors, and Cluster Leads to contribute to a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with UAT project’s program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Work with the project team to support the strengthening and management of partnerships with relevant county level target policymakers, government and County assembly officials and staff, strategic partners, and key opinion leaders to promote priority policy changes and policy implementation including investments.
  • Coordinate planning and execution of technical assistance activities to civil society organizations on the development and implementation of effective advocacy strategies/initiatives or approaches at national and county level.
  • Work with the project lead to support counties including planning and coordinating capacity building activities including workshops, events.
  • Represent UAT in meetings at county levels to support the forging relations with the GOK, CBOs, other stakeholders, and the community.
  • Support provision of technical and policy advisory support to decision makers at county levels.
  • Represent UAT in key technical working groups (TWG) and strategic forums at and sub county levels.
  • Support he project lead to ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and UAT standards and established schedules.
  • Support the development of tools, templates, fact sheets and policy briefs.
  • Work closely with the logistics team to plan workshops, events, and other project activities at county level.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Gender, International Development, Development Economics, or a related field
  • 5 years of experience in public health policy and advocacy
  • Experience in implementing USAID funded projects and working in a consortium.
  • Experience working with the Ministry of Health and county health management teams required.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, and presentation skills required A good understanding of devolution and county government structures.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate implementation of participatory action planning approaches and engage County, Sub- County and Ward-level stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordination of project activities, working with multiple teams including government, civil society, and community.
  • Demonstrated experience in work planning, meeting coordination and report writing.
  • Advocacy experience related to policy, leadership, and governance; health financing strongly preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment.

PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, caste, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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