Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Project Overview and Role:
Palladium is implementing a cooperative agreement - USAID Tupime Kaunti formerly County Measurement, Learning and Accountability Program (CMLAP) in Kenya. The purpose of this activity is to support ongoing activities by the national and county governments and other development partners to strengthen outcome measurements, learning and accountability (MLA) systems in order to provide quality data and synthesized information for planning, implementation, policy development and decision making. This activity focuses its support in the following HIV, malaria and MNCH in focal counties of Homabay, Migori, Kisii, Kakamega, Busia, Vihiga, Bungoma, and Kisumu. In addition, the project anticipates supporting Nakuru, Baringo,Turkana and Samburu.
The Palladium led Tupime Kaunti project team includes the Kenya School of Government. Together they bring a deep knowledge of the country context—in particular, experience working on strengthening HIS in devolved counties. We have a collective track record in governance, health M&E and data systems, ICT and analytics, data demand and use, and capacity building strategies at all levels of the health system. Through our existing projects, the partners have established collaborative working relationships with local nongovernmental, community-based, and faith-based organizations (NGO/CBO/FBO) and the County Health Management Teams (CHMTs) that will facilitate work planning and the achievement of project results.
The project has two sub-purposes:
A 30-person team is based in Kisumu to achieve the project results, led by a Chief of Party also based in Kisumu. The project anticipates having a satellite office in Nakuru with at least 3 staff. Other Palladium staff in Nairobi and our international offices will provide routine technical and administrative support and assistance.
The Procurement Associate/Assistant will be responsible for ensuring timely sourcing of service providers for approved project activities and proper documentation of the same to facilitate their payment. S/he will report to the Finance and Administration Manager. The position is currently based in Kisumu but may relocate to Nakuru, Kenya. No expatriate or relocation benefits are associated with the position.
Duties and Responsibilities
Educational Background and Experience