PROPEL Health Kenya – Technical Advisor, Policy at Palladium International

March 3, 2023

Job Description

Project Overview and Role:

PROPEL Health is a follow-on project for Health Policy Plus (HP+) and it’s predecessor Health Policy Project (HPP). In Kenya, the predecessor projects have supported the government of Kenya to strengthen devolution and intergovernmental relations, engagements with public and private sectors for improved domestic resource mobilization, evidence generation and use, to inform health financing reforms, budget advocacy and programmatic decisions. In the last 10 years, the predecessor projects strengthened the capacity of Counties and National Ministry of Health in public finance management and advocacy resulting in increased government investments in health.

PROPEL Health Kenya will build on previous engagements with the Kenya government under its predecessor projects, and leverage their accumulated knowledge and lessons learned in sustainable financing to effectively support the government. PROPEL Health Kenya has a local team and has built scalable partnerships with local institutions as well as regional bodies whose capacity/resources can be leveraged to advance the agenda on sustainable financing for health. 

The Technical Advisor – Policy will provide technical assistance and support to the PROPEL Health team to support the Government of Kenya (GoK) national/county level health and other sector agencies to support implementation of the health financing and health systems related policies and reforms. The Technical Advisor will conduct policy analysis, lead stakeholder consultation, assist the government in strategy and policy development, support development of policy monitoring and evaluation mechanisms, and will write and disseminate policy briefs. The advisor will also support regional work on positioning health financing and other health systems issues in the agenda of East African Community (EAC).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical assistance to the GoK and regional governments’ network in the engagement of relevant actors and development, implementation and monitoring of regional health policies
  • Prepares health policy analyses, recommendations, policy briefs, and assessments for client and regional governments’ use.
  • Plan and facilitate stakeholder consultation and meetings at the national and regional levels
  • Stays abreast of key developments in health policy in Kenya/East Africa, to inform technical support activities under the PROPEL Health Kenya Field Program. This includes frequent interaction with GoK and other stakeholders relevant to this area as well as multilateral partners and donor agencies.
  • Supervises short-term local consultants assigned to health policy, policy communication, and M&E activities.
  • Supervises the design, printing and dissemination of policy briefs and policy communication materials in English and Swahili to audiences at the regional, national and sub-national levels.
  • Provides technical guidance within the project team on stakeholder and local actor engagement, policy formulation, dissemination and implementation and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and documentation of project results.
  • Represents the projects, company, and programs in the health policy area in Kenya/East African countries and regional forums, as well as with others in the professional community and in countries of collaboration.
  • Supports capacity building efforts for GOK and other regional networks and other non-MOH actors to develop analytic and operational skills related to health policy and planning.
  • Actively participates in the development of annual work planning, design, implementation, and reporting related to project technical activities.
  • Conducts all work to accepted standards of research ethics.
  • Participates in the preparation of bids and proposals in response to government, foundation or other donor solicitation as requested by the company or supervisor.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications:


  • Education: BA in health policy, public health, Statistics, Health Economics or relevant field; at least 8 years relevant work experience, or related field or equivalent experience OR 6 years’ experience with at least a Master’s degree in a relevant field. PhD degree will be an added advantage.

Knowledge and Experience:

The Technical Advisor, Policy will serve as a key member of the project team, providing support for implementation of project activities. Responsibilities of the Technical Advisor will encompass technical, project management, operational, research, and communication tasks. Potential responsibilities include:

  • Experience working closely with both in-person and virtual teams to achieve shared objectives. This will include other technical team members in Kenya, PROPEL Health partners, and the global Technical Leadership Team for PROPEL Health to ensure application of high-quality policy approaches, tools, and curricula.
  • Lead development and implementation of policy tools, approaches, and curricula to achieve PROPEL Health Kenya objectives.
  • Experience leading or providing support to the implementation of high-quality monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities (e.g., developing and or monitoring theories of change and conducting outcome harvesting)
  • Strong verbal and written communication required to produce a variety of documents including briefing materials, thought pieces, blog posts, meeting notes, presentation slides, research briefs, and reports for a variety of stakeholders (such as funders, implementing partners, external audiences)
  • Proven experience facilitating meetings and conducting training sessions and workshops.
  • Experience managing and monitoring the execution of deliverables through collaboration with implementing teams, funders, and other technical partners

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Palladium International on to apply