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Associate Deputy Director (Partner Management Pillar)

U. S . Embassy Nairobi Nairobi


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


  • 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).


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

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

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.


  • 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.

Terms And Conditions

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.