Associate Programs Director

Team Leadership

Implement objective performance measurements across all sites, to ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation and goal setting for all employees. Conduct regular Performance Appraisals with program team members, providing constructive feedback and direction for improvement.
Provide strong leadership to the team, build trust, develop effective coaching skills, guiding, and motivating co-workers and manage team conflict to help move projects forward and deliver positive outcome.
Provide positive leadership to all staff and communicate effectively and continuously and create meaningful relationships with co-workers, and articulate a clearly established vision of what is to be achieved to ensure all are aware of what is expected of them.
Direct, plan and coordinate the work of the program staff including supervision and evaluation, training and team building.
Actively participate in the Senior Management Team, attending meetings regularly and bringing forward issues for discussion and decision related to programming
In liaison with HR Recruit, hire, and oversee training and orientation of all project staff members.
Operations Management

Ensure timely and quality donor reporting. Be conversant with reports review and donor report formats. Guide project managers on report drafting.
Establish clear, time-bound performance metrics and monitor and evaluate the projects start-up and closure processes and inform the CD whenever there are any identified or potential risks.
Scheduling and Time Management: support in the creation of well-defined project plans (costed work plans), capturing business requirements and project scope, while sequencing activities and resources.
Ensure appropriate data management and MEARL systems for data monitoring, analysis, utilization, and reporting.

External Relations

Grow HealthRight’s visibility in Kenya through strategic communications, publications, and conference presentations
Cultivate relationships with external partners including donors, civil society and government in furtherance of organizational mission
Prepare HealthRight Kenya’s Annual Report and relevant program brochures, working with the rest of the senior management team and staff members
Represent the organization at relevant meetings, technical working groups, conferences, and events with key stakeholders


An advanced degree in a related field (public health, human rights, medicine, nursing etc.) is required
Understanding and commitment to equity, human rights, and intersectional approaches to health.
Seasoned experience building, mentoring and developing a happy, motivated and productive team.
Demonstrated expertise implementing public health programs in Kenya with at least 5 years of team management experience, including financial management
Proven track record of writing/leading winning grant proposals and partnering with donors, MOH institutions, NGOs, communities and health development partners
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail
Fluency in spoken and written English, Kiswahili


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About HealthRight International

HealthRight International is a global health and human rights organization. HealthRight was founded in 1990 by physician and human rights advocate Dr. Jonathan Mann