The Fred Hollows Foundation

Project Officer at The Fred Hollows Foundation

00100, Nairobi Kenya
June 3, 2024
Application deadline closed.
Deadline date:
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Project Officer at The Fred Hollows Foundation


  • You will have strengthening public health service delivery programs, partner technical support and capacity building, advocacy, health systems performance. You will also have experience with a mix of practical technical skills necessary for strengthening health systems at the county, national, and community levels around health financing. Furthermore, you will have excellent knowledge of national/county/community-level issues impacting health systems and demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders. Additionally, you will have superior presentation skills (both written and oral) and ability to communicate technical materials to a mix of audiences and for differing purposes using print, electronic, and presentation media. You will also have maturity, High degree of integrity and professionalism with interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity. Finally, you must have strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in English. And you will have conceptual, analytical and presentation skills.


  • The Project Officer will provide project implementation and operations support for the SMEHF project and other health financing initiatives towards enhancing the capacity of the public health systems to sustainably deliver and increase the use of affordable self-sustaining models of eye health services, especially for women, girls, the poor and rural populations.
  • Part of the spectrum of health financing functions is to contribute to achieving universal health coverage through public investment in Eye Health, including increasing financial protection and expanding equitable population coverage. As the Project Officer, you will provide technical assistance to ensure that national policies and procedures for public health financing are integrated at all levels of the health system.
  • The ideal candidate should have a proven ability to influence and work collaboratively with partners and stakeholders to achieve project goals. You will also be self-driven and able to work within a team.


  • Support the implementation of approved Projects in accordance with agreed Project Implementation Plans, work plans and annual budgets.
  • Support the Project Coordinator Health Financing and Program Manager in ensuring that program activities are timely planned, implemented, monitored, and reported through submission of timely quality quarterly reports.
  • Report on any developments that might necessitate deviation from planned activities and ensure that the Program Manager and relevant team members are made aware of relevant meetings, forums etc. taking place in the counties.
  • Identify and build partners’ capacity and support partners with timely implementation and reporting of activities as per the work plan.
  • Work with the Project Coordinator, Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, and Policy and Advocacy advisor to strengthen the quality and health financing initiatives including data governance at the county level.
  • Support Partners prepare annual financial budgets, plan and monitor monthly/quarterly expenditure against budgets and ensure submission of timely accurate monthly and quarterly financial returns, and utilization of project assets and resources as per The Fred Hollows Foundation’s policy.
  • Support the project coordinator in organizing and monitoring The Fred Hollows Foundation Kenya (FHFK) and other joint engagements with the County health teams, relevant County departments and other partners.
  • Support FHFK communication and fundraising initiatives through identification and sharing of compelling beneficiary stories and case studies. Ensure branding per FHF guidelines.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Project Management, Social Sciences, International Development, Health Economics or related fields; master’s degree will be added advantage.
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience with reputable NGO’s.
  • Knowledge of project design, project management, budget development and monitoring.
  • Experience in community-based public health programming.
  • Experience in working in the space of Health Systems Strengthening.
  • Previous hands-on experience in project implementation and working through partners.
  • Application of project design, project management, budget development and monitoring.
  • Proven ability to influence and work with government partners/stakeholders.
  • Support and coordination of successful health projects and development of effective & efficient implementation systems.

Applications Close: 7th of June 2024

Project Officer at The Fred Hollows Foundation