Project Coordinator Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Fred Hollows Foundation 

Position Title: Project Coordinator

  • Do you want to do work that really matters? Help us end avoidable blindness.
  • Full time, fixed term role based in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Closing Date: 6th November 2023


The Foundation is an international development organisation working to prevent blindness and restore sight. We continue to carry on the legacy of Professor Fred Hollows, who believed every person had the right to quality eye care, no matter where they live. The Foundation is known around the world as an organisation that works with purpose and determination. With a reputation for excellence, we are well known for making change happen.

The Foundation has grown to work in more than 25+ countries throughout Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, as well as Australia. The Foundation has restored sight to more than 3 million people worldwide. We have an ambitious five-year strategic plan that aims to take us even closer to realising our vision of a world in which no person is needlessly blind, or vision impaired and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to sight and good health.

We are also proud to announce we were awarded the Employer of Choice Award (Public Sector and NFP) at the 2022 Australian HR Awards. The Foundation is also endorsed and in partnership with The Life You Can Save.

To find out more about our work, please visit our website


To be successful in this role, you will need to possess extensive expertise in public health service delivery programs, a strong inclination for innovating health service delivery, and the capacity to provide technical support and capacity building to partners. Additionally, you should excel in advocacy, assessing health systems performance, and eye health programming, while also having a practical mix of technical skills to enhance health systems at various levels. Strong knowledge of health service issues, the ability to foster relationships with diverse partners and stakeholders, donor management skills, effective communication, and a combination of independence and teamwork will be essential for excelling in this multifaceted position.


The Project Coordinator is accountable for coordination, oversight and implementation of various approved Project activities and the strategic planning, design and operational delivery of Integrated eye health programs that are aligned to The Foundation’s strategic framework.

The Integrated Cataract project aims to strengthen capacity of county health systems to ensure eye healthcare is accessible to everyone, including marginalised communities, women, and girls. This project is anchored within a health system strengthening approach and it is designed to integrate eye health within the Universal Health Coverage Framework.


  • Eye Health and Advocacy: Lead efforts to improve access to eye health services and reduce blindness in Kenya through coordinating the implementation of integrated eye health and advocacy activities related to increasing equitable access to eye health services, to reduce avoidable blindness and vision impairment in Kenya.
  • Project Development and alignment: Contribute to the design of the Project Development Document (PDD) for effective project implementation. Support the alignment of the project design with national and global program priorities towards realization of international frameworks with a focus on SDGs. Support other partners to develop and implement project plans in line with the project’s monitoring and evaluation framework.
  • Service Efficiency: Develop tools for better tracking of project outputs and outcomes and ensure timely achievement of project milestones. Work with the partners in ensuring there is reporting and discussion on continuous quality improvement using the cataract surgical outcome monitoring tool.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Stay informed about eye disease developments and engage with stakeholders at various levels. Strengthen the partnership and collaboration across diverse stakeholder groups in building strong project management excellence.
  • Planning and Budget Oversight: Coordinate work plans, fund transfers, and budget alignment to meet project targets and ensure accountability by the partners and various project teams.
  • Technical Support: Facilitate the implementation of technical support activities to the partners supporting the implementation of the integrated cataract project in collaboration with national MOH and other county-level health service departments and units.
  • Advocacy, Compliance, and Knowledge Management: Propose and implement advocacy plans geared towards accelerating systems delivery of strong eye health services, ensure compliance with donor expectations including safeguarding, and contribute to knowledge sharing and documentation.
  • Partnerships: Develop and enhance partnerships at national level among key stakeholders for common approaches and synergy towards and impact.
  • Promote documentation and knowledge management for continuous learning through regular program reviews, sharing of change stories and innovative initiatives for overall skill and scale up.
  • Other tasks as requested by your manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, Social Sciences, International Development, or Health Systems
  • Experience in project management and collaboration with ministries of health in one or more areas of health systems.
  • Considerable experience in leading the delivery of donor-funded programmes and working with donor organizations and development partners.
  • Good networking skills, with experience in a busy health development organization
  • Identify and develop opportunities for Health Financing grant acquisition.
  • Advise on project design and evaluation, demand and resource planning.
  • Provide technical support to county level decision makers on integrated eye health planning and resourcing.

How we recognise your contribution

Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered. Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, we have a range of programs in place to support you.

To find out more about our benefits click here

How to apply


Applications should be made via our Website, and should include your resume and cover letter. Please address your cover letter to the Talent Acquisition Team and include a response to the “About You”, “Key Responsibilities” and “What You’ll Need to Succeed” sections of the advert.

Applications Close: 6th November 2023

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children and community partners in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

Please be advised:

  1. Fred Hollows Foundation will never ask for a fee during any stage of the recruitment process.
  2. All active roles are advertised directly on our website here.
  3. Please note we will not be accepting CV’s via agencies for this role.