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Job title: Regional Representative for Horn & East Africa – Supply Chain in Health & Humanitarian Sector

Reporting to: Supply Chain Capacity Development Delivery Director- UK

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract type: Full-time

Full Job Description here20170802_JDRegional RepHEA_Final

The Regional Representative will be the project team leader in charge of day to day management of the regional office. The holder will oversee research, technical assistance and training services. He/she will lead in business development with strategic aim of increasing PSA’s client portfolio in Horn and East Africa.

The position requires strong background in developing countries in operational research focusing on health and humanitarian logistics and supply chains and in-country supply chain capacity development at organizational and individual levels.

He/she will ensure that proposals developed fit PSA’s core competencies, ensure submission of high-quality business proposals with support of heads of business units at HQ. Lead in project design and contribute to writing key sections of proposals, ensuring that all critical components are successfully completed including the budget and human resource allocation.

The position requires a proactive, hardworking and confident individual with the ability to prioritize, and with experience in developing relationship with the health and humanitarian sector. He/she will have a desire for new challenges and opportunities, be self-motivated, confident and ambitious; enthusiastic and wiling to learn; and hold a solid track record in delivering new business.

He/she should be able to work well in collaboration with a team and to maintain focus under time and resource constraints.

Qualifications, Competencies and Experience

  • Masters in a relevant field (E)
  • Excellent command of English, both written and oral, including a demonstrable ability to write clearly and concisely for different audiences (E)
  • Experience working as a consultant (E)
  • Experience (spanning at least ten years) of applying social science research skills to research projects, evaluations and impact assessments, in areas relevant to PSA’s work; e.g. international development, humanitarian supply chains, health supply chains, etc. (E)
  • Quantitative social science research skills, for example: (E) o Survey design and implementation, including sampling o Baselines and longitudinal studies o Statistical analysis
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and database management (E)
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of MS Excel, as well as statistical analysis software and qualitative analysis tools and software (E)
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to multitask and work to deadlines (E)
  • Ability to travel as part of research and capacity development assignments (E)
  • Strong research skills with a willingness and ability to synthesise complex information in accessible and actionable formats (E)
  • Commitment to PSA’s values, vision and mission (E)
  • Demonstrable experience of proposal writing, costing and budgeting (E)
  • Experience across a number of countries and a high level of cross-cultural sensitivity (E)
  • Experience with international humanitarian and development organisations (E)
  • Excellent partner, client and team management skills (E)
  • Ability to advise clients and PSA colleagues and associates on appropriate research methods (E)
  • Experience of managing research staff and other contributors to projects (E)
  • Qualitative social science research skills, including use of participatory methods, e.g.: (D)
    • Participatory action research
    • Participatory rural appraisal
    • Comparative case studies
  • Fluency in another international working language, preferably Arabic, Russian, French, Spanish or Portuguese (D)
  • Proven track record of applying analytical skills in the international development space for strategic planning and partnership development (D)
  • Proven experience of designing, delivering and reporting on commissioned assignments, including with/for health and humanitarian organisations (D)
  • Experience designing and delivering training utilising participatory learning methodologies (D)
  • Proven strengths in facilitating collaboration and collaborative ways of working (D)
  • A publication record in relevant areas (D)


Application Process

If interested please submit your CV to: info@pamsteele.co.uk

Application close on August 25, 2017

Possible start date of 1st November or earlier, depending on one’s availability.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.


Job title: Gender and Diversity Specialist

Reporting to: CEO

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract type: 1 year contract, Full-time

Salary: £25,000–£28,000 gross per annum, depending on skills and experience

The PSA Gender and Diversity Specialist will provide technical advice to ensure that PSA’s projects contribute to equal access to quality health services regardless of gender, particularly focussing on the specific, and different, needs of women, girls, boys and men, ensuring that they are adequately considered in health and humanitarian supply chains. This will partly be achieved through advocating for gender equity and equality, particularly for an increase in the number of women in supply chain leadership. The Specialist will provide support and leadership to ensure women’s rights are at the heart of PSA’s, and our partners’/clients’, health and humanitarian strategies and interventions. The incumbent will provide technical input to, and strategic guidance over, the gender components and activities of PSA’s work and develop a long-term vision and strategic planning to achieve significant impact in programmes to advance gender equality and equity. She/he will produce, assimilate, analyse and use programme information from diverse sources to provide in-depth gender analysis. She/he will ensure that PSA’s gender activities are aligned with the organisational commitments across all our work. She/he will sensitise health and humanitarian organisations on the need for gender-centred health delivery to achieve greater efficiency and fairness.

This will be achieved partly through contributing to making these organisations’ recruitment policies gender-sensitive and partly through advising them on mainstreaming gender in their programme/project design and planning, to adequately respond to the specific needs of men, women, boys and girls. The incumbent will inspire, mentor and support PSA and its larger network of clients, partners and stakeholders to understand the different needs of women, men, boys and girls, promote safe programming, and have a long-term impact on women’s rights and health supply chain effectiveness in challenging contexts.

The PSA Gender and Diversity Specialist will be organised and used to working to deadlines, and will have strong advocacy skills. The incumbent will also understand the need for specific, contextualised and culturally sensitive approaches to achieving genuine, lasting behaviour changes in specific contexts.


Qualifications, Competencies and Experience

See also full job description PSA Gender and Diversity JD 20170717


  • At least five years of field experience with an international NGOs in a sector similar to health and humanitarian supply chain.
  • MSc in gender and development or closely related subject.
  • Willingness to work in, and/or experience of working in, insecure environments and a high level of adaptability and initiative.
  • Experience, in various contexts, of providing technical advice on gender mainstreaming and/or women’s rights programming.
  • Mastering of relevant tools for gender mainstreaming and accountability of gender in emergencies, including gender and age markers and Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) guidelines, and readiness to roll out PSA minimum standards for gender in the health and humanitarian sector.
  • Familiarity with UN resolutions and women’s rights machineries at regional and global levels.
  • Proven analytical and strategy development skills.
  • Commitment to a rights-based approach and gender equity and equality.
  • Proven experience of successful capacity building.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage workflows and balance competing priorities.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent level of spoken and written English.


  • Substantial experience working on gender in conflict and crisis-affected contexts.
  • Strong understanding of gender issues in health and humanitarian supply chain in the sector. Thematic experience in at least one of the following areas: conflict, ending violence against women, women’s political participation, and women’s access to legal justice.
  • Experience working in developing countries.
  • Arabic language skills.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send their resume (CV) and cover letter as a single document to the following e-mail address: info@pamsteele.co.uk on or before 17:00 GMT 30 July 2017.

The subject of the e-mail must be clearly stated as: “Gender & Diversity Specialist – Nairobi, Kenya”

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.