Senior Technical Advisor Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Senior Technical Advisor

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization founded in 1971. 

Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. 

Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.

MSH would like to invite a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to join the ‘Sustainable Quality Laboratory Systems (SLQS) Project team based at the Project Office in AMREF, Nairobi, Kenya. 

The purpose of this project in Kenya is to achieve and sustain reliable and quality assured laboratory services to increase access to testing for surveillance, prevention, treatment and care of HIV, TB, and related opportunistic diseases.  

As a sub-contractor to AMREF on this project, MSH has specific responsibilities related to assisting counties to develop and implement laboratory strategic plans and annual operational plans and to strengthen supply chain and commodity management practices.

Senior Technical Advisor

Job ID 13-9018
Job Summary: The Senior Technical Advisor will work as an active and contributing member of the inter-organizational team (AMREF, MSH and others) responsible for implementing this project.  

S/he will be responsible for building capacity of seven counties in strategic and operational planning and to strengthen their capacity in laboratory commodity management, inventory control and reporting to reduce interruptions in HIV/TB diagnosis and management.

Knowledge and Experience;
The ideal candidate should possess a minimum of a BSc degree   in Biomedical Science / Medical Laboratory Science, with additional relevant professional qualification in medical microbiology, biomedical science, or related pathology discipline.

S/he should have at least seven (7) years extensive experience working in Public Health Laboratory service delivery in Kenya with knowledge of health care delivery systems and structures, including national and county level services in Kenya.

In addition, s/he should have working knowledge of the role of the laboratory in HIV/AIDS and TB surveillance, prevention, care and treatment.  

Familiarity with and experience in implementing local and national commodity management and logistics systems.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and national origin, and citizenship, physical or mental handicap. 

For full Job Description and to apply for this position, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of our website at  by May 6, 2016.  

If you cannot apply online or have difficulty doing so, please email an explanation of your problem to 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.