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Associate Deputy Director (Partner Management Pillar)

U. S . Embassy Nairobi Nairobi


Summary: The U.S. Mission in Nairobi is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Associate Deputy Director (Partner Management Pillar).

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)

 Salary/Grade: Position Grade: FP- 4 FSN-11 (Kshs. 5,435,381 – 9,069,687)

Who May Apply: All Interested Applicants / All Sources (Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: Yes

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.



The position serves as deputy and senior public health advisor to the Partner Management Pillar, Associate Director. The position shares oversight responsibilities for administration of cooperative agreements and has direct responsibility for day-to-day coordination of the pillar administrative management activities that implement or support the United States Government’s (USG) President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Kenya. Duties and responsibilities include day-to-day supervision of pillar staff, program planning and development, partner management, and cooperative agreement oversight. The position provides direct support to the Partner Management Associate Director to ensure all pillar activities contribute to measurable results that are in accordance with agency regulations, PEPFAR strategic objectives, international ethical guidelines, and standards for public health care. The position provides supervision to Partner Management Specialists in the Pillar. Position reports to the Associate Director of Partner Management (GS14-96CD1186).

Job Knowledge:

Position must possess comprehensive knowledge of cooperative agreement programs, policies, regulations, protocols and ethical considerations applicable to the development and administration of national or international HIV/AIDS public health programs. Position must have a detailed understanding of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and a good working knowledge of U.S. Government public health programs and strategies. A detailed working knowledge of host government and international public health systems is required. A detailed technical working knowledge of administrative, budgeting and fiscal management systems in support of funding mechanisms such as contracts, cooperative agreements, grants, and purchase requisitions is required.


Master’s degree or host country equivalent in public health, public administration, business administration, management, finance or related is required.

More Details on Experience

At least 10 years of progressively responsible public health administrative or management experience in public health service-delivery projects within an HIV/AIDS intervention framework is required.

More Details on Skills

Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to work with all levels of staff in a team setting to accomplish program goals are required. A high level of oral and written communications skill is required to convey program progress, technical requirements, and to influence organizations to adopt strategies for HIV/AIDS/TB program activities. Proficient knowledge of computer software programs, including Microsoft Office 365, is required. Regular demand for keyboard with good working speed and accuracy for use in preparation of reporting documentation is required. The faculty for making budgetary mathematical computations is required.

Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required. Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of Swahili is required.

Terms And Conditions

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.  

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. 

Other information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


(1)        AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2)        AEFM / USEFM

(3)        FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **


* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given. 

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:


  1. Current employees who used a hiring preference to gain employment who are within their first 90 calendar days of employment are not eligible to apply.
  2. Candidates with a hiring preference who have already accepted a conditional offer of employment may NOT be extended a second conditional offer of employment unless and until they withdraw their candidacy for the first position in writing.
  3. The following may also be considered when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, etc.


How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain a Local Security Certification.

Interested candidates for this position must submit their application to the following for consideration:


Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable)
  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • Master’s degree or host country equivalent in public health, public administration, business administration, management, finance or related.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

What to Expect Next: Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 


For further information: the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained from the recruitment website.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Nairobi, Kenya