Project Manager, Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) Initiative

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September 06

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

LOCATION: Kenya or Ethiopia

REPORTS TO: Associate Vice President, Programs, Flagship Fund

TERM: Two years (fixed-term, full-time position through August 2023)
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: up to 50% (once travel safely resumes)
JOB POSTING DEADLINE: This position will close at 11:59 EDT on Thursday, August 5th


This fixed-term (two years), full-time project and grants management role will report directly to the Associate Vice President, Programs, Flagship Fund with a primary focus on technical management and financial oversight of the visceral leishmaniasis (VL) portfolio in East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda). As a representative of the END Fund, the Project Manager will actively seek opportunities to support quality VL treatment in the five East African countries; manage implementing partners; support programmatic reporting including documenting and presenting lessons learned; and build and sustain partnerships with the local governments, WHO country and regional programs and other stakeholders with aim of transitioning the VL project to the local government.


Innovations, quality assurance and partnership building

  • Bring a clear understanding of the project’s goals, objectives, scope, and innovation framework
  • Demonstrate strong understanding of innovation frameworks and the technologies and processes being applied through the project
  • Supervise implementation of all projects’ activities, coordinating with all relevant stakeholders to ensure efficient collaboration and timely implementation
  • Guarantee quality assurance of the various innovation components (e.g., settlement maps, digital dashboard, social mobilization strategies, etc.), through constant monitoring of project’s activities and engagement with implementing partners, governments and other END Fund team members
  • Review and interpret results from testing and pilot activities, propose and implement scale-up plans

Grant management

  • Substantive involvement in grant management of allocated END Fund programs including but not limited to:
  • Tracking implementation against comprehensive Gantt charts
  • Maintaining relevant reports, logs and indicator trackers in Salesforce
  • Ensuring milestones and deliverables are met within provided timelines
  • Monitoring finances and implementing disbursements
  • Ensuring programs and partners comply with standard practice and END Fund terms and conditions
  • Conducting comprehensive due diligence assessments of potential implementing partners
  • In collaboration with other Program team members, oversee in-country project management and act as point of contact to interface with Ministries of Health and implementing personnel and partners for this specific initiative
  • Reviewing periodic reports and working with implementing partners on revisions
  • Completion of detailed donor, Board and other necessary reports
  • Travel on behalf of the END Fund up to 50% domestic and/or international

Knowledge sharing and dissemination

  • Keep up-to-date with research and guidelines related to campaign effectiveness and social mobilization
  • Design the strategy for and lead the dissemination of the project’s results and lessons to the NTD community, including, but not limited to:
  • Develop concept notes and communications materials for the project
  • Develop job aids, technical briefs and peer-reviewed papers on the project’s results
  • Present on project findings at relevant technical meetings and conferences
  • Liaise with relevant networks and organizations to facilitate knowledge transfer of project’s results


  • Master’s Degree in public health, global health, health policy, infectious diseases, or in relevant discipline and/or PMP certification required
  • At least 8-10 years of experience in developing and implementing health interventions; specific experience in the NTD sector strongly preferred
  • Experience implementing treatment programs, scaling-up and monitoring new and/or innovative interventions for health
  • Prior VL work experience in low-resource communities, ideally based in-country , preferred
  • Technical understanding of NTD epidemiology, treatment strategies, best practices, and global policies preferred
  • Comfortable with current internet-based communication tools and working with colleagues, clients and partners in various locations and time zones
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multi-staged projects from concept to completion
  • Excellent oral/written communication in English
  • Experience translating technical material and distilling it into accessible language
  • Professionalism to represent the END Fund to external audiences
  • Passion for and commitment to the END Fund's humanitarian mission
  • Authorization to work in Ethiopia or Kenya required
Skill & Language
Developing and implementing health interventions
7 - 9 years
1 candidate
November 03
Full Time
Nairobi, Nairobi
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