Deputy Project Director Jobs Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies 

Position Title: Deputy Project Director

MEDS is a faith-based health solutions provider founded by an ecumenical partnership of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK). The Organization’s core mandate is to provide reliable and affordable Health Products and Technologies, Quality Assurance and Health Systems Strengthening Services. MEDS was established in 1986 and serves clients in Kenya, Africa and beyond.

The organization is implementing a USAID-funded Project named USAID Dawa za Ubora. The purpose of the contract signed with USAID is to obtain efficient, reliable and accountable supply chain management services for the procurement, warehousing and distribution of health commodities for patients across all 47 counties in Kenya for adequate care, treatment and prevention for communicable diseases, and other health needs.

MEDS is seeking to recruit a Deputy Project Director for this Project.The position will report to the Project Director and will be responsible for assisting the Project Director with the management of technical supply chain activities in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures. The Deputy Project Director will serve as Acting Project Director if the Chief of Party is absent. This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent in-country and occasional international travels.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for tactical and day to day oversight of supply chain operations to create a strong foundation for the project
  • Identify and address risks to achievement of project objectives and tasks taking into consideration related costs and set timelines
  • Ensure that planned project activities fulfil both business and resource requirements by seeking necessary approvals and management support
  • Develop and implement annual work plans and budgets that reflect priorities of USAID, Ministry of Health and other stakeholders
  • Support in preparation of project budgets for resource allocation and approve expenditure for control and accountability
  • Enforce compliance of project activities to contract requirements and USG funding regulations
  • Coordinate activities between various stakeholders including USAID, Ministry of Health and subcontracted agencies
  • Prepare projects reports and submit to relevant stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Maintain strong and positive relationships with key stakeholders
  • Manage consultants and technical experts supporting the project
  • Support the Project Director in developing and nurturing a dynamic and competent workforce for the project through a robust performance driven culture
  • Develop and ensure adherence to program and organization policies, procedures and regulatory requirements


  • A Master's degree or higher in Business Administration, supply chain, public health, or related field
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in project management
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience working with supply chain projects
  • Demonstrated team player with strong financial management skills, this could include high level management, budgeting and reporting skills
  • Strong writing and organizational skills for reporting on activity results
  • Demonstrated capacity to support and supervise staff
  • Prior experience in managing consultants and technical experts
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Experience in USAID funded projects and knowledge of USG funding compliance requirements will be an added advantage

If you fit the above profiles, kindly email your applications including:

  • Detailed CV stating your current position, current salary, email address and telephone contacts
  • Name and contacts of 3 Referees (one of whom must be a professional who has supervised you at some point and one a Senior Religious Leader
  • Copy of National Identity Card
  • Tax Compliance Certificate
  • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

How to apply

To Managing Director

Mission for Essential Drugs & Supplies

P.O. Box 78040 – 00507 Nairobi