KCCB Health Systems Strengthening and Transition Advisor Job Vacancy in Kenya

Position Title: Health Systems Strengthening and Transition Advisor

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – General Secretariat is the national administrative, facilitative and coordinative arm through which KCCB undertakes all responsibilities which express the KCCB mission in Kenya.

KCCB is the prime recipient of a grant entitled KCCB-ACTS (Accelerate, Transition, Sustain) awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

KCCB is seeking candidates to fill the position of Health Systems Strengthening and Transition Advisor.


JOB PURPOSE: The Technical Advisor-Health Systems Strengthening and Transition will work with the KCCB ACTS Deputy Program Director-Clinical Services in providing technical assistance for activities intended to building the capacity of FBO supported health facilities and parent bodies towards ownership and utilization of high quality and sustainable HIV care and treatment services as well as support the mainstreaming of HSS in all program areas.

In addition, S/He will ensure that HSS activities support the project transition and sustainability agenda.


1. Lead the HSS Technical Support to FBO parent bodies, CHMTs and across project areas to ensure high quality HIV services and oversee overall HSS initiatives in project;

2. Develop and implement a HSS plan with clear milestones through the life of the project towards ownership of health services by supported counties and FBO parent bodies;

3. Contribute to building the capacity of supported health facilities and FBO parent bodies in key health system strengthening functions, including policy, planning, health care financing and resource mobilization, budgeting, Human Resources for Health(HRH) management (including transition plans) and supply chain management systems;

4. In conjunction with the technical staff, support health facilities in undertaking HSS capacity assessments (SIMS) gap analysis; setting priorities; and developing and implementing capacity strengthening plans;

5. Work closely with technical staff, to provide technical assistance in mainstreaming HSS into annual program work plans for all projects;

6. Support other project staff to identify technical assistance needs required to achieve the expected project results and develop the work plans for capacity strengthening activities;

7. In consultation with the Deputy Program Director-Clinical Services, provide technical and management support to technical staff in HSS with the aim of improving the management of HIV care and treatment services;

8. Through mentorship, coaching and training, build the capacity of the KCCB ACTS Project teams, county technical staff and supported health facilities in the mainstreaming of health systems in their technical service areas – service delivery, laboratory services, pharmacy services and strategic information;

9. Provide expert support in the development and application of HSS tools (gap analysis, supervisory etc.);

10. Support technical staff to undertake regular Health systems assessments e.g. Site Improvement through Monitoring System (SIMS) in the project service delivery sites;

11. Coordinate identification of training and system improvement needs and support implementation of relevant training modules targeting health workers, facility teams and FBO parent bodies;

12. Take part in the donor review meetings on a regular basis and in the SIMS assessments;

13. Participate in relevant technical working groups (TWGs) in the county and supra county levels

14. Support identification of potential HSS partners for synergy and resource optimization.

15. Document and disseminate best practices

Carry out any other essential tasks related to KCCB ACTS and General Secretariat’s goals that may reasonably be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, Experience & Skills

1. A degree in health or social sciences, economics, health systems management, public policy or related fields

2. Minimum of 5 years working experience working in health systems and technical knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues and trends.

3. Demonstrable knowledge of national and county health systems and policy development

4. Demonstrable knowledge of FBO parent body structures and landscape.

5. Ability to cultivate, develop and maintain good relationships with the county government and staff, colleagues and partners

Other Personal Attributes

1. Analytical

2. Interpersonal

3. Problem solving

4. Conceptual

5. Presentation

6. Negotiation

7. Proposal/report writing Integrity

8. Self-driven

9. Innovative

10. Intelligent

11. Detail oriented

12. Adaptable

13. Resilient

14. Result oriented

15. Team player/leader

Application Process

Applications should be addressed to:

P.O BOX 13475-00800

Please apply online through the following portal:


To reach him on or before Monday, 3rd October 2022 at 5pm.

Candidates are requested to submit application letters and detailed CV including names and contacts of three Referees and to include the Position Title on the subject line of the application letter.

For more details about the above positions visit KCCB Website: www.kccb.or.ke under careers and bid