Project Logistics, Admin and Support Resource Consultant Job in Kenya

AIDSFree Pediatric Treatment (via partner Abt Associates) 

Position:
 Kenya Based Consultant – Logistics, Admin and Support Resource 

Reports To:
 Mbogo Bunyi (Abt Associates’ Kenya Lead) and  James White (Abt Associates’ AIDSFree Private Sector Lead).  

Number of Days:
 65-75 days total time (approximately 1 day per week total time plus 1 float day per month) depending on daily rate

Period of Performance: 
 The consultancy will take place from November 10th 2016 through December 31st 2017

Background: Led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI),  the Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-Free Generation (AIDSFree) project is a 5 year USAID award focused on supporting and advancing implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Releif (PEPFAR) by providing capacity development and technical support to USAID missions, host-country governments, and HIV implementers at the local, regional, and national level.  

The AIDSFree project will provide global technical leadership, knowledge management, and capacity development support to strengthen the technical competence and capacity of host governments and civil society in implementing evidence-based HIV and AIDS programs. 

The overall goal of the AIDSFree project is to improve the quality and effectiveness of high-impact, evidence-based HIV and AIDS interventions to meet country-specific goals and objectives across the developing world.

In line with the PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation, the AIDSFree project will translate research findings to programmatic practices, enhance further development of technical and organizational capacity to deliver high-impact evidence-based programs, and disseminate of technical information through traditional, social, and emerging media for rapid scale up of core evidence-based combination prevention interventions including prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT), voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), HIV testing, and counseling as a gateway to treatment, condom promotion, and other high-impact approaches that may emerge over the life of the project.  

The AIDSFree consortium of partners includes Abt Associates, Inc., Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, EnCompass LLC, IMA World Health, The International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Jhpiego Corporation, and Program for Appropriate Technology in Health. 

To sustainably achieve an AIDS Free Generation, it is critical that governments in high-prevalence countries seek to leverage all available human, logistic, and financial resources in the health sector, including those from private and non-state health actors. 

 To support this global priority, in project year 1 AIDSFree developed a technical implementation plan outlining the design of an innovative public-private pilot project focused on private and non-state provision of pediatric HIV care and treatment services in high-burden areas of Kenya (initiating in Nairobi and surrounds). 

The plan outlines the creation of a semi-formal multi-sectoral pediatric treatment ‘Alliance’ that includes a broad a mix of health providers and stakeholders from a range of private commercial, nonprofit, faith-based, civil society, and community actors.   

Objectives:
 In project year 3, AIDSFree and a team of local partner organizations will  continue implementation of the Kenya PPA technical strategy developed in PY1/PY2 - with a focus on strengthening public-private collaboration, data collection and quality, clinical mentorship, and transition to local sustainability by end of PY3.  

The consultant will work in collaboration with Mbogo Bunyi, James White, and the Abt Associates AIDSFree team (including other AIDSFree partner organizations) to continue implementation of the AIDSFree PPA and pediatric fund activities through the end of project year 3 (December 31st,  2017).  

The purpose of this consultancy is to directly support the team to convene, co-chair/facilitate, and mobilize the AIDSFree ‘Alliance’ public-private platform; to provide ongoing public-private engagement interventions and ad-hoc support to AIDSFree PY3 members; and to help AIDSFree management facilitate strong public-private collaboration during PY2 implementaion (i.e. issues such as private sector commodity and diagnostic access).  

This will involve representating AIDSFree to external partners as requested, and supporting Mbogo Bunyi in the weekly management of AIDSFree technical implementation.

Specific tasks:
 
In his/her role as a member of the AIDFree/Abt team, the consultant will:
1.       Work closely with Mbogo Bunyi, Abt staff (and other AIDSFree partners as directed) to gather information, coordinate and implement the AIDSFree ‘Alliance’ and ‘Fund’ component of the PY2 technical implementation plan for Kenya (ongoing)
2.       Provide secretariat support to convene PPA meetings these could include roundtable meetings, PPA partner meetings to establish  ongoing public-private collaboration specifically for pediatric ART
3.       Serve as a supportive focal point for public and private members of the PY3 AIDSFree Alliance, in particular by helping to facilitate open and transparent dialogue between Abt AIDSFree and its’ partners.
4.       Act as the Aids Free Liason for communication amongst Aids Free Partners
5.       Manage a single calender of activities that shows when different partners are conducting in clinic activities to streamline and synergize Aids Free activities in clinics
6.       Act as a rapparteour at each of the Aids Free Meetings to produce meeting notes outlining members present, issues discussed, challenges and opportunities, next steps/solutions, member responsibilities etc.
7.       Report into the AIDSFree M&E process as needed(ongoing)
8.      Keep detailed and on-going notes regarding lessons learned, successes, challenges, and opportunities that can be shared with other implementers pursuing a public-private ‘alliance’ approach (ongoing)
9.       Respond to reasonable requests for other ad-hoc or urgent tasks related to PY2 service delivery introduction (as agreed to with AIDSFree)
Consultant Profile:
  • Experienced midlevel professional with education and experience in medicine or nursing, public health, management or business, or other related field
  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects and knowledge of USAID procurement regulations is a plus
  • Proven organizational and communication (written and oral) skills
  • Experience in a health related field, specicially HIV and pediatric related practice OR  other project management experience
  • Demonstrated ability in program coordination
  • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills
  • Highly organized with an ability to work in teams
Outputs / Deliverables:
1.       Meeting Notes submitted Ad-hoc written communication/reports
2.       Project calendar for coordinated ‘in clinic’ mentorship and data collection implementation
3.       Partner and clinic contact lists

Please send your application by 11th November to Mbogo_bunyi@abtassoc.com

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