Team Leader, Maternal and Child Health, Kenya

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Futures Group
Apply by 8 April 2013
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 6 February 2013

Job Description

About Us

Futures Group develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to empower people to improve their health and well-being. We assist governmental and nongovernmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector to design, implement, and evaluate programmes in reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, HIV and AIDS, infectious diseases, and gender and youth.

Position Summary

We are looking for an outstanding and experienced Team Leader in Kenya to work on a new programme on reproductive, maternal, and child health, health systems strengthening, gender, research, health administration, public health, and related issues. This is a full-time position based in Kenya.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides senior leadership, management oversight, and coordination for the programme.
  • Provides senior-level content knowledge, technical assistance, consultation, and support for the development, execution, and monitoring of programme-specific strategies.
  • Manages technical and operational staff and coordinates with implementing partners.
  • Liaises with donors, the government, and other key stakeholders.
  • Leads, reviews, and monitors programmatic functions, e.g., development of work plans and budgets.
  • Ensures quality of services and compliance per donor and programme requirements.
  • Provides analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems.
  • Participates in development of and/or prepares necessary programme-related reports, presentations, and deliverables.


  • At least 15 years of experience of leading large-scale government or DFID, European Union, USAID, KfW, World Bank, and other development partner-supported health programmes in/ for developing countries, preferably Kenya and in the region.
  • Experience working on maternal and child health programmes, preferably in Africa or the region, is mandatory.
  • Technical expertise in reproductive, newborn and maternal health, gender issues, the needs of the poor, and social determinants of health.
  • Deep understanding of the health system in Kenya and ability to draw on other regional and/or international best practices.
  • Ability to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders, including project partners, donors, private sector, NGOs, and government departments.
  • Ability to work independently, determine priorities, manage a multiple tasks, and meet timelines while collaborating with a broad coalition of health partners.
  • Must have the ability to smoothly coordinate with donor agency.
  • Strong strategic thinker with excellent leadership, management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong results orientation and commitment to accountability and value for money.
  • Demonstrates strong personal qualities, including integrity, commitment to excellence, equality, openness, inclusiveness, and collegiality.
  • Established position and reputation among peer groups, colleagues, and organisations working in similar fields.
  • Excellent written and spoken English is a must, local languages are an advantage.
  • Excellent public speaking and representation skills.
  • Advanced degree in relevant discipline preferred.

About the Organization

In October 2011, GRM International and Futures Group merged to create an international health and development firm with a joint focus on reaching people in need and creating better futures for our clients, communities and colleagues around the world.

Futures Group develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well-being of people worldwide. The magnitude and complexity of public health problems in the world today, from HIV/AIDS to malaria, create challenges for leaders working to respond to crisis and plan for the future. We are able to predict the trends that will affect a country’s stability and growth, allowing us to uncover the real barriers to well-being and to discover innovative solutions for a better world.

GRM International aims to provide cutting edge development thinking based on our diverse experience of what works in practice. Our solutions cover the whole project cycle from:
• Agribusiness Asset Management
• Grants Management
• Monitoring and Evaluation
• Project Management
• Project Design and Strategic Planning
• Recruitment Management