Management Sciences for Health

HRH Management Senior Advisor

Job ID
Baringo, Kenya
# of Positions
GEN (General)
A000 - None Specified
Reports To
MSH Kenya Country Representative


Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Human Resources for Health (HRH) Management Senior Advisor for a five-year program, to improve health outcomes for all Kenyans in Baringo and Nakuru Counties. The purpose of the program is to enhance access to and utilization of quality family planning, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health services in selected counties and sub-counties in Kenya. Afya Uzazi activities will contribute to Kenya’s goals of ending preventable deaths among children and mothers, meeting demand for family planning services, and achieving good nutrition for optimal health of all Kenyans.


The HRH Management Advisor will provide strategic direction and technical oversight for the planning and implementation of interventions and mechanisms required for effective management of HRH systems in the focus Counties and sub-counties. This will include: evidence-based human resource planning; development and management including recruitment, deployment, and retention; and health education and health workforce regulation. The Management Advisor is expected to strengthen human resource directorates in the focus Counties and provide training in HRM to selected staff so they can become effective HR managers. S/he will contribute to HRM program learning and research.


S/he is responsible for achieving required project results through effective project planning and management, technical assistance, administration and oversight, monitoring and evaluation. S/he ensures a comprehensive approach to workforce capacity development and provides programmatic leadership to ensure seamless planning, implementation of activities, and technical support, in close collaboration with USAID funded HRH Kenya Project.


The ideal candidate will have technical expertise and prior experience in HRH program implementation, and more specifically HRM, and experience networking with Ministry of Health and other key stakeholders. Previous USAID experience is a plus.

Specific Responsibilities

Planning and project development, implementation and delivery of technical results:

  1. Conduct HRH assessments and employee satisfaction surveys.
  2. Strengthen the staff training needs assessment system, enhancing staff management and leadership development and strengthening the link to external pre-service training.
  3. Design and implement long- and short-term retention schemes that are relevant to the Nakuru and Baringo County contexts, including strategies specifically focused on retention of health workers in hard-to-staff sub-counties.
  4. Support the overall change management process related to improving HRH management in the context of devolution.
  5. Strengthen HRH coordination forums.
  6. Develop leadership and management skills of frontline health workers and managers based on MSH’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) to improve service delivery.
  7. Ensure the alignment of daily HRH activities with project goals, approved workplans and standards for high quality, within-budget, and on-time product delivery.
  8. Contribute to the development and on-going use of a project monitoring and evaluation plan, including indicators linked to results that meet all MSH and USAID reporting requirements.
  9. Contribute to and provide appropriate, timely, and accurate monitoring and evaluation of project activities and outcomes, and complete and submit project reports to meet all USAID requirements.
  10. Contribute to documentation of HRH results, evidence, and lessons learned from this Project and the dissemination of this information within, and beyond, the Project and USAID/Kenya.

Qualifications and Experience

  1. Graduate degree in human resource management, public administration, management, social sciences or a related discipline.
  2. A minimum of 7 years experience in the following areas:
  • Designing and implementing HRH quality improvement programs.
  • Providing technical leadership to district health offices on HRH quality improvement activities.
  • Guiding and providing technical assistance to Project/host country government staff working on HRH.
  • Interacting with donors, implementing partners, and host country government in HRH quality improvement issues.

3.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership, ability to build synergies across technical disciplines and nurture innovative alliances.

4.Fluency in written and spoken English required and fluency in Kiswahili, a plus.

5. Willingness to relocate to Baringo and to travel within Kenya required.

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Reports To

MSH Kenya Country Representative
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