Senior Administrator in Kericho, Kenya with The Henry M. Jackson Foundation

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) is seeking a Senior Administrator to support the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (USMHRP) located at the Walter Reed Project (WRP) HIV Program in Kericho, Kenya. HJF provides administrative and management support to USMHRP.

The U.S. Military HIV Research Program, supported by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, plays a vital role in Kenya through it is HIV research efforts and is a key contributor the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR/Emergency Plan). This internationally recognized program is seeking to fill a Senior Administrator in Kericho, Kenya to help manage MHRP's efforts. The incumbent will be a full time expat hire for Henry Jackson Foundation.

The incumbent will be located in Kericho, Kenya and will be responsible for support to the Walter Reed Project (WRP) HIV program leadership and oversight of and support to the existing WRP HIV administrative staff including, but not limited to, accounting, procurement, contracting, and human resources/personnel. The incumbent will also serve as the point of contact and direct link between the WRP HIV program administrative staff and the United States Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya (USAMRU-K) (e.g. Executive Officer; Chief of Accounting; Procurement Officer) and United States Military HIV Research Program (USMHRP) to include the Henry M. Jackson Foundation HQ accounting, contracts, and personnel oversight entities.

1. Provide support to the core administrative components and staff including, but not limited to, procurement, contracting, accounting, and human resources.

2. Support PEPFAR program in all aspects of partner services, ensuring communication and coordination of activities with the State Department, other USG agencies and the Kenya U.S. Liaison Office (KUSLO) at the US Embassy.

3. Assess current and future administrative staffing and training needs, recommending proposals to insure adequate staffing levels and staff training.

4. Ensure United States and Kenya Governments policies and regulations are followed.

5. Review and amend or design and develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) where appropriate administrative activities.

6. Review current staffing levels with regard to appropriateness to support HIV program activities, evaluate competitiveness in employment packages, and provide support to staff recruitment efforts.

7. Direct, coordinate, and conduct personnel actions and furnishes guidance and assistance as needed.

8. Oversee execution of agreements, contracts and legal issues with the assistance of the USAMRU-K Director of Finance and Administration, Kenya lawyers and HJF HQ legal department as deemed necessary.

9. Report to USMHRP and USAMRU-K leadership on behalf of the HIV Program Director and Deputy Directors as necessary and appropriate for program operations.

10. Complete other projects as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must have experience in leadership and management of complex and multi-stakeholder organization. Administrative program management experience and training (preferably P.M.P.), in international settings. Must be an expert in managing procurement, finance, contracting, and administrative policies. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

Education/ Requirements: Advanced degree in administration, and ability to meet requirements for a United States Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) position.

Minimum Experience: 10 plus years related research administration, with experience in an international setting being preferable. Experience living in Africa highly desired.

Physical Capabilities: Incumbent will be expected to relocate to Kericho, Kenya and travel to Nairobi as well as Rockville, Maryland (USA) on occasion as necessary to perform job duties

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the USAMRU-K HIV Program Leadership (Director, Deputy Directors) as well as the USMHRP and USAMRU-K Directors having oversight of the HIV Program.

Work Environment: Will require working evenings and weekends.

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Apply by:15 November 2009

HJF is a nonprofit medical research organization that provides support services to the military medical community and offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package.

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HJF administers innovative medical research, supports education and training, and facilitates collaborations between the military and private medical communities. We provide comprehensive management and scientific services for more than 1,000 basic, clinical and applied research projects conducted around the globe. We also support continuing medical education programs for more than 160 military medical research and treatment facilities, and military medical organizations.