Program Associate, Policy and Advocacy at PATH

00100, Nairobi Kenya
June 3, 2024

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Job Description

Program Associate, Policy and Advocacy at PATH

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).

Program Associate, Policy and Advocacy at PATH