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Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Technical Advisor- Nairobi, Kenya



Administration, IT, Operations
Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2024


ICF is seeking candidates for the role of Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated five-year, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Digital Health Ecosystems Activity in Kenya. The purpose of this five-year project is to increase country ownership and management of one national integrated and comprehensive sector-wide health information ecosystem to achieve health systems outcomes of equity, quality, and resources optimization. The project will build on and strengthen local capacity in digital health technologies’ adoption to promote the use of an integrated and comprehensive digital health ecosystem, lead systems evolutions management, and sustain health system outcomes of equity, quality, and resource optimization with broad based partners from the private sector, technology firms and academia.

The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya but may involve frequent in-country travel.

The DCOP will be responsible for the overall technical oversight of the activity; understanding the range of project’s technical activities and managing their technical quality. ICF is seeking a DCOP with a strong background in technology solutions architecture, open source, and global goods development, and District Health Information Software (DHIS2) and OHIE knowledge. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience providing technical advice to complex technology projects in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and other public and private stakeholders.

The DCOP will provide high-quality technical leadership to the project’s interventions across Kenya, overseeing the technical direction of a $18-25 million 5-year USAID investment.


  • Provide high-quality technical leadership to the project’s interventions

  • Build upon the documented successes and lessons learned of concurrent and predecessor efforts in strengthening national health databases, technical capacities, and human resourcing to ensure that all relevant lessons learned are applied and adapted in implementation

  • Ensure project activities align with national health priorities and support sustainable health systems

  • Support collaborative communication channels with USAID, Ministry of Health (MOH) and other national and regional health entities and stakeholders, international organizations, etc.

  • Support the Chief of Party (COP) in ensuring the project’s timely and complete submission of high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) reports, financial reports, and any other deliverables required by USAID

  • Mentor and support the success of activity team members within ICF and other partners

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in computer science, public health, or related field.

  • 7+ years of senior technical leadership experience on USAID programs of similar size and complexity is required.

  • 7+ years of relevant experience working in Kenya in digital health, technology solutions architecture, and project management especially with donor-funded projects.

  • 5+ years of experience building partnerships with national and subnational government agencies, private sector, academia, and local community organizations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading and managing technical and administrative teams.

  • Experience in developing and supporting open source and global public goods applications and platforms.

  • Experience of cloud computing platforms such as Google, AWS, and Microsoft.

  • Demonstrated commitment to locally-led, equitable solutions.

  • Advanced communication, writing, English fluency and interpersonal skills

Working at ICF

ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we’re not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future. Nairobi, Kenya (KE51)