Executive Assistant /Secretary jobs for Diploma Holders in Kenya

At Living Goods we empower people to improve the health of their families, friends and communities. Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ health entrepreneurs who go door to door to teach families how to improve their health and wealth and sell life-changing products such as simple treatments for malaria and diarrhea, safe delivery kits, fortified foods, clean cook stoves, water filters, and solar lights. By combining the best practices from business and public health, we are dramatically lowering child mortality AND creating livelihoods for thousands of enterprising women.

Job description

Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your skills to make a difference, not just a living? Do you want to improve millions of lives, including your own?

Living Goods works to reinvent how we improve the lives of the under-served. We think big, but operate small and nimble. We train community health workers to bring life-saving products and healthcare to people’s doorsteps. Products like medicines, fortified foods, and modern contraceptives.

We also transform community health through mobile phones. We teach community health workers how to assess maternal and child health and treat common illnesses like pneumonia, malaria, malnutrition, and diarrhea. We also develop smart phone apps to guide community health worker visits and create predictive algorithms to make the best use of their time. And we test new tools like paperless referrals to clinics and biosensors to monitor infant and child growth.

At Living Goods, you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity at work every day. If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humor, you’ll thrive here at Living Goods.

Your Charge

  • Living Goods is expanding rapidly. Our growth is taking us to places we’ve never gone before. To help us get there, we’re looking for an Executive Assistant to members of our global Leadership team, including our CEO. Someone who dreams of being in the control room on a spaceship. Can organize meetings and events with minimal guidance. Multitasks with ease. Stays calm in a crisis.
  • Screen and schedule. You will screen and organize the CEO’s telephone calls and appointment requests. Maintain the CEO’s diary and appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and organize complex travel agendas.
  • Organize information. Develop a filing and retrieval system for electronic documents. Create meeting agendas and take notes during meetings. Suggest efficient ways to run the Kenya Global office and troubleshoot malfunctions. Process the CEO’s business expenses and other administrative items.
  • Design documents. Develop and edit attractive memos, briefing papers, and presentations.
  • Find answers. Conduct background research to aid scoping new countries for the Community Health Strengthening Team and develop briefing materials on issues and people to prepare for meeting and events.
  • Welcome others. Act as the point of contact for both internal and external parties. Welcome guests and help create a positive, friendly office environment.

Your Background

  • Experience and education. You have 3+ years’ experience in a fast-paced working environment as an Administrative Assistant,
  • Executive Assistant or Personal Assistant to Senior Executives. You have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Commerce or other area. Experience working in a dynamic and fast paced environment is essential.
  • People and info junkie. Once you join an organization you become a sponge, soaking up information quickly. You enjoy getting to learn the inner workings of an organization and meeting and getting to know employees at all levels.
  • Discretion. You are a consummate professional. You have an intuitive feel for sensitive situations and you respect confidentiality.
  • Organizational skills. People can rely on you because you are good at keeping calendars and timelines. You keep a tight ship and up to date to-do lists.
  • Planner. You have a record planning meetings and events. You like to get the details right.
  • Multitasks. You’re able to juggle multiple tasks at once while ‘staying calm and carrying on.’ You think strategically, handle ambiguity and work well in a multicultural environment.

Compensation

A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

Living Goods is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. Living Goods does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Our current job openings are displayed on our website, where you can search for open positions and apply directly. Living Goods does not offer any positions without an interview and never asks candidates for money. If you are asked for money, we strongly recommend that you do not respond and do not send money or personal information.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Living Goods career website on www.linkedin.com to apply

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Kenya: Vocational Skills Instructor– Tailoring and Hair-Dressing

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Jun 2018

Job title: Vocational Skills Instructor– Tailoring and Hair-Dressing

Employment category: Grade 5, Step 0

Reporting to: Lead Vocational Skills Instructor

Direct reports: Incentive Workers

Unit/department: Training and Scholarship

Location: Kakuma

Authorization level: N/A

About DRC

DRC began operating in Kenya in 2005 with assistance to refugees and displacement-affected communities via implementation of protection and livelihoods activities. DRC works in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, as well as in Nairobi and Mombasa to assist urban-based refugees. In Kakuma, DRC holds key expertise in Protection (protection monitoring and referrals, community based protection, psycho-social support, child friendly spaces); livelihoods including small and medium sized business support, value chain development, community based savings and loaning groups, vocational training, professional scholarships, franchise promotion, product development.

About the job

The Instructor will be in-charge of conducting skills training to 50 students who will be undertaking Tailoring and Hairdressing course in Kalobeyei Settlement. The instructor will deliver high quality vocational skills training to the selected trainees for Tailoring and Hairdressing courses. The position holder will be responsible for fully preparing the trainees towards skilled job opportunities.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Prepare Schemes of work/work plans, lesson plans and lesson notes, record of work covered, learners’ evaluation and progress records, stock records for all training materials, tools and equipment in the workstation.
  • Maintain daily class attendance register
  • Deliver standardized curriculum for the specified Vocational Skill Courses for learners in the refugee camps and host community.
  • Design and prepare materials, resources and information to be used in respect of programme deliver
  • Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students.
  • Guidance and skills development to ensure that learning standards are maintained and improved.
  • Maintain proper documentation process and records of the training progress, assessment and quality of the training.
  • Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse students’ needs.
  • Encourage the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments to the students
  • Develop and explain methods that fairly measure students’ progress toward students’ learning outcomes.
  • Evaluate students performance fairly and consistently and return students’ work promptly to promote maximum learning
  • Coordinate the advertisement, interviews and selection of the students to be trained on Tailoring/hairdressing course.
  • Installing and management of operating equipment and fixtures for Tailoring/Hair-dressing class.
  • Conducting safety checks on training equipment.
  • Document lessons learned from training activities, community meeting and assist in preparing training reports.
  • Participate in regular lessons learned feedback sessions with the project team.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned by the supervisor and/or management

About you:

  • A Diploma or Certificate in Tailoring/Hair-Dressing from a reputable training institution.
  • 2 years relevant experience in hands-on training on Tailoring and Hair-Dressing
  • Knowledge and Skills in training Community Based Vocational courses
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative
  • Good planning and organizational skills coupled with problem solving capabilities.
  • Hands on- community mobilization.

DRC Core Competencies

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Position Description

Title : Vocational Skills Instructor– Tailoring and Hair-Dressing

Location : Kakuma

Start of Contract & Duration: 1st July 2018, 5 months (renewable contingent on funding)

Reports to: Lead Vocational Skills Instructor

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council terms of employment for National staff.

Key stakeholders:

Internal: Programme Management Unit, M+E staff, implementing field teams, support team, Kakuma Senior Management Team, community workers.

External: Local government authorities, other NGOs, Donors and Implementing partners

General

Commitments:

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)

How to apply:

APPLICATION PROCESS

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 5th June, 2018.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

Kenya: Consultancy mission for a final project evaluation in Kenya

Organization: Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 01 Jun 2018

Handicap International, now Humanity & Inclusion (HI), is currently implementing a 4 year-long project about Maternal Neonatal Child Health (MNCH) in Korogocho and Kibera slums of Kenya, Under European Union funding. The project aims at improving long-term capacity of civil society organizations, in partnership with state actors, to implement effective MNCH, nutrition and family planning services for marginalized populations in Nairobi, especially those with disabilities. It is in this regard that HI and its partners would like to conduct an evaluation exercise to assess the impacts attained as a result of the project activities, lessons learnt and any existing gaps within the sector.

HI is looking for a consultant to carry out a final evaluation of this project in order to :

  • assess its impact in line with the set objectives
  • identify lessons learnt and good practices during project implementation
  • identify any existing gap when it comes to delivering mother and child inclusive health services for vulnerable populations including persons with disabilities.

This evaluation is expected to be carried out with the involvement of the beneficiaries of the project (Civil Society organizations, local Disabled People Organizations, parents of children with disabilities, health workers, community health volunteers) and policy makers Nairobi City County Health Services Department.

The research consultant/team as far as possible should fulfill the following criteria:

  • Possession of a degree in Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Business and Economic related courses or other relevant field.

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in conducting social science research, desk studies and analysis as evidenced by previous work.

  • Strong previous experience in end-line evaluations in the humanitarian sector. Experience in health and disability related surveys an added advantage.

  • Ability to develop analytical tools and conduct specialized analysis from multiple data source.

  • Use of KoBo toolbox in data collection /ODK

  • Knowledge and fluency in both English and Swahili

How to apply:

Applicants meeting the above requirements and available between June and August 2018 over 85 days (to be discussed) should submit the following:

  • An elaborate methodology and detailed work plan clearly indicating how he or she would implement the research consultancy.

  • Motivation letter and curriculum vitae indicating relevant qualification, skills, experience in similar consultancies and expected consultancy fee as well as full details of three referees.

  • Send electronic copies of the application to reach Handicap International office on or before June 1st 2018 to jobs.kenya@hi.org

Kenya: Administrative Management Assistant (DOC)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Jun 2018

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: 18-91

  2. ISSUANCE DATE: May 23, 2018

  3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: June 6, 2018 (4:30 PM East Africa Time)

  4. POSITION TITLE: Administrative Management Assistant (DOC)

  5. MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 08 (Step 1 1,941,063 KSH to Step 13 3,299,811 KSH per annum). In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Kenya and East Africa. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

  6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Initial 1 year probationary period with renewable contract(s) contingent on performance, position need, and funds availability.

  7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya; with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Work.

  8. SECURITY CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Prior to joining USAID, the selected candidate will be required to:
    • Undergo a comprehensive background investigation and;
    • Obtain and Retain an embassy issued Security Certification.

  9. STATEMENT OF DUTIES: (See Below)

  10. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to qualified Kenyan Citizens and current employees of the U.S. Mission. Employees currently on probation are ineligible to apply. USAID provides equal opportunity and equitable treatment for employment of all people without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, disability status, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic for equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.

  11. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The position requirements do not involve rigorous physical demands.

II. BACKGROUND

The Administrative Management Assistant (DOC) functions under the general supervision of the Development Outreach and Communications (DOC) specialist or designate. S/he works independently, and serves as an important operational linkage person between professional and administrative staff in the Mission as well as other technical and support offices and groups within USAID and partners and stakeholders outside of USAID.

The incumbent must have a thorough understanding of program management, planning, and scheduling of workloads demonstrating well-refined organizational skills, and be able to make independent decisions and take action as required with minimum supervision. The incumbent must have a thorough knowledge of relevant USG policies and practices in general.

DOC activities are exceptionally broad in scope and complexity, requiring a sophisticated knowledge of information management, communication strategies, media relations and journalism as well as a solid understanding of development issues in the Kenya and East Africa region.

III. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Management 40%

● Uses USAID’s GLAAS procurement system in support of DOC acquisition and assistance needs.
● Works with Executive Office (EXO) procurement office to identify potential vendors for printing and production activities.
● Ensure approved artwork for print/production sent to vendors, review proofs from before final mass printing/production
● Works with vendors to ensure timely delivery of print/production goods and services
● Develops and maintains register for checking in/out of DOC equipment, maintains inventory of equipment and print assets
● Tracks distribution of print materials and branded materials for the DOC office, generates quarterly reports on distribution of materials
● Develops and maintains archive of print and electronic materials including photos
● Manages contact lists of implementing partner communicators and other key DOC contacts

Support 40%

● Support with the planning and carry-out of events, such as meetings, receptions, site visits, and so forth including preparation of agendas, assistance with preparation of presentations and other training or communication material as requested, management of other logistics
● Support in coordinating and managing requests for the exhibition of USAID outreach materials and other assets at conferences or meetings
● Support with uploading communication materials and content to the USAID Kenya and USAID East Africa websites and social media portals as necessary
● Support with the development of DOC team management reports and presentations of reports as requested

Administrative Tasks: 20%

● During internal events, develop guest lists and manage RSVPs
● Registers and escorts visitors to the Mission
● Manage official document filing, work with Communications & Records (C&R) in maintenance and storage of official records
● Supports staff travel by processing electronic country clearance requests, making travel arrangements using the agency’s travel system (E2), troubleshooting E2 issues, and facilitating office travel approval processes and end of travel processes.

IV. POSITION ELEMENTS:
A. Supervision Received: The Administrative Management Assistant (DOC) works collaboratively with DOC specialists and under the supervision of senior DOC specialist or delegate. Assignments are made orally and in writing, with a discussion of any elements of the assignment that may be new or to determine priority. Once the office work-flow is established, most assignments will occur in the normal course of the work, but the incumbent must be aware of situations that must be coordinated with superiors. The Supervisor provides a review of the assignment, the goals and objectives to be achieved, and the results expected. The incumbent must seek advice and assistance as required. Work is reviewed in terms of results achieved.

B. Available Guidelines: Available guidelines include USAID and DOC requirements; USAID Mission Orders, Mission strategy, and other relevant reports; the Automated Directives System (ADS); and, USAID Mandatory and Standard Provisions, the FAR and AID AR, and other published and unpublished guidelines. Many guidelines are general in nature and not specific to the situation at hand; in situations where considerable interpretation is required the incumbent will coordinate with appropriate superiors.

C. Exercise of Judgment: Good judgment is required to analyze, interpret, and adapt prior experience, particularly as guidelines are updated and new activities developed. Within a range determined by the incumbent and superiors, the incumbent exercises independent judgment in planning and follow-up of program actions and other assignments. The work involves many different, complex, and interrelated processes. The very nature of DOC programming requires sensitivity and discretion in developing interventions and working with diverse partner organizations. Exercises significant judgment in resolving operational problems encountered, as well as in determining the need for consultation with superiors when required.

D. Authority to Make Commitments: Incumbent has no authority to make commitments

E. Supervision Exercised: Continuing supervision of other Mission staff is not contemplated.

F. Time Required to Perform Full Range of Duties after Entry into the Position: One year

V. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of this advertisement, please consider your application unsuccessful.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A. Education: Minimum Diploma (2 years post-secondary) in business administration or a related field from an accredited and or recognized institution is required.

B. Prior Work Experience: At least 3 -5 years of progressively responsible experience in related fields is required. This level of experience is necessary because of the urgent and time-sensitive nature of the programmatic work to be performed; DOC Assistants must be able to perform at a high level upon entering the job.

C. Post Entry Training: Familiarization training in USAID-specific procedures, regulations, and methods. Orientation to working from a donor agency perspective will be provided. On-the-job training regarding USAID and DOC policies, procedures, and regulations, including the Automated Directives Systems (ADS), Mission Orders, and all planning and reporting databases will be provided including the GLAAS system. Formal appropriate training will be provided as courses become available, subject to availability of funds.

D. Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) English language proficiency, speaking and writing, is required.

E. Job Knowledge: A practical knowledge of business correspondence, database management, and budget preparation is required; familiarity with USG programs, policies, and regulations is required.

F. Skills and Abilities: Must be able to develop and maintain a range of working-level and management-level contacts on DOC related topics, in government, non-governmental, and private-sector circles. Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and coordinate well with others. Excellent office management skills and experience are required in order to support the assigned section in developing and implementing effective DOC projects. The work requires skills in the following areas: office management, administration, planning; computers, including Word, Excel, database software, and PowerPoint software; and the ability to clearly present written and oral information. Exceptional verbal and writing skills, tact, and diplomacy are also required, in order to establish and maintain effective working relationships within USAID and with the public and private sectors.

VI. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than one letter-size page, which describes how their relevant professional experience and education has prepared them to meet the specific challenges of the duties and responsibilities described above. As part of the interview process, those applicants ranked highest may be required to submit a timed writing sample on a topic provided. The selection committee may conduct reference checks at any time during the selection process.

Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored.

  • Prior work experience (30 points)
  • Job Knowledge (30 points)
  • Skills and abilities (40 points)

Total possible points: 100

Candidates meeting the above required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application and reference checks. References will be asked to assess the applicant’s technical knowledge, work performance, communication skills, and group dynamics, using the above criteria. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed applicants. The interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.

How to apply:

VII. How to Apply

Step 1: Register in Myhotkenyanjobs at www.myhotkenyanjobs.com

Step 2: Complete the job application questionnaire at www.myhotkenyanjobs.com/usaid. The applicant must answer all the questions in the Questionnaire.

Step 3: Internal Applicants/Current USG Employees: Attach a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, a copy of your most recent Performance Evaluation Report, and copies of all relevant certificates. Scan and attach all the documents as one attachment and upload to Myhotkenyanjobs.

OR

External Applicants/Not Current USG Employees: Attach a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, and copies of all relevant certificates. Scan and attach all the documents as one attachment and upload to Myhotkenyanjobs .

Note to Applicants:

  1. Applications must be received by the closing date and time specified above and submitted through myhotkenyanjobs.com.

  2. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, applicants must prominently reference the Solicitation number in their cover letter submission.

  3. Submissions will only be accepted through www.myhotkenyanjobs.com/usaid. Late and Incomplete applications (those that do not contain a cover letter, the applicant’s most current and up to date detailed CV, relevant education certificates and three (3) to five (5) references with contact information) will not be considered for the position. The closing date for receipt of applications is indicated above.

Kenya: Laboratory Technologist: REF LT/05/18

Organization: Al-Khair Foundation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Jun 2018

Al Khair Foundation- Kenya is a registered humanitarian organization with commitment to providing humanitarian support, international development, emergency aid and disaster relief in the most deprived areas. Al Khair Foundation's core thematic areas include: Health, Education, WASH, Livelihood, Community Development and Emergency and is currently expanding its projects within the country.

AKF has recently opened a maternal health facility in Kibra Constituency, Nairobi and is inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals for the following position:

Job Title: *Laboratory Technologist*

*Job Location: *Nairobi

Contract Details:

  • One (1) year Fixed Term Renewable contract
  • Monthly starting salary: Kes 50,000- 60,000 Gross

Job Summary:

  • The job holder will provide laboratory technical support at the Al Khair Clinic in Kibra, Nairobi.
  • The incumbent will serve as the laboratory technologist and will utilize their valid licence to register the laboratory with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB).

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform Laboratory investigations and ensure accurate, reliable and timely results.
  • Maintain order and smooth flow of patients.
  • Ensure that all relevant records are updated and maintained
  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of laboratory reagents
  • Maintain laboratory machines in good order
  • Ensure general laboratory cleanliness is maintained
  • Ensure SOP's are used at all times
  • Ensuring safety procedures in the laboratory are maintained
  • Preparing of stains, reagents and solutions necessary for all lab tests.
  • Participate in the facility planning and forecasting of laboratory supplies
  • Ensure that all statistical reports are accurate and submitted weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually as necessary
  • Maintain an updated record and compile and submit monthly inventory reports of all laboratory assets and equipment
  • Participate in annual program planning process and budget implementation. Recommend budget revisions to focus on priority areas and assist with rising of fresh bulk supplies orders every quarter
  • Supervise the storage of laboratory reagents and cold chain systems to avoid compromised reagents that may lead to false reporting
  • Ensure all laboratory reports are done on time and sent to other government offices/ head of facility.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least a Diploma in medical laboratory sciences
  • MUST be registered by The Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB)

Required Experience & Competencies:

  • At least 5 years experience working in a busy Microbiology laboratory
  • Must be proficient in the use of Computer applications
  • Team player
  • Customer excellence orientation
  • Conscientious and detail oriented

How to apply:

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send their CV and Cover Letter only to kenya@alkhair.org with the subject of the email as ‘**Laboratory Technologist: REF/LT/05/18**’. The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 6th June 2018.

Each application should include three (3) referees who can validate technical expertise.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Kenya: Gender Advisor/Consultant

Organization: Global Peace and Prosperity Initiative
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Jun 2018

GLOBAL PEACE AND PROSPERITY INITIATIVE (GLOPPI)

Job title: Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor/Consultant

Location: Nairobi Kenya

Responsible to: Country Director

Starting date: As soon as possible or June, 2018

Duration: Six months initially with a possibility of extension.

Working hours: Full time or part time or consultancy to be agreed upon

Closing date: 10 June, 2018

GLOBAL PEACE AND PROSPERITY INITIATIVE (GLOPPI) is a right based regional and international organization operating in Kenya and Somaliland/Somalia. GLOPPI envisions a peaceful and prosperous world where human/minority rights respected and fully enjoyed. It strives to eliminate poverty and violent conflict and bring about lasting peace and prosperity and promotes good governance, protection of human/minority rights, diversification of livelihoods and resilience and access to social services using innovative projects and approaches. GLOPPI empowers the poor, marginalized, excluded and the suffering people to lead peaceful and prosperous life. We focus on countries and areas where people suffer most as result of extreme poverty, violent and recurrent conflicts as well as marginalization and exclusion of minorities especially women and children. In collaboration with others, GLOPPI intends to empower the poor, marginalized, excluded and the suffering people to participate governance and in all decisions affecting their lives in order to lead peaceful and prosperous life. Thematically, we focus on the following two pillars and thematic areas:

Peace and governance pillar

· Accountability and good governance,

· Conflict transformation and peace building democracy,

· Human rights (minority/women and child rights)

· Community empowerment and institutional development

· Gender and social inclusion

· Advocacy and lobby

Prosperity Pillar

· Food security/livelihood and pastoralism including climate change and resilience

· Natural resource & environment,

· Entrepreneurship development

· Access to social services (health, WASH education)

· Emergency/humanitarian interventions

Global Peace and Prosperity Initiative (GLOPPI) would like to recruit a dynamic and energetic person as a gender and social inclusion advisor/Consultant. This position reports to the Country Director. The position holder will technically take the lead in developing proposals and concept notes and advising the programme team in the management of gender and social inclusion projects as well as other related projects and thematic areas.

This is a great opportunity and an exciting position for qualified and experienced gender and social inclusion advisor/Consultant who is interested to make a difference in the lives of the communities and to demonstrate his or her capacity in that field. The gender and social inclusion advisor /consultant who is passionate for accountability, good governance and development will play a key role in achieving our visions by designing new programmes and projects and writing quality proposals, concept notes and reports as well as in ensuring that all donor standards are met or exceeded. Therefore, GLOPPI would like to receive applications for this interesting and exiting position from qualified and experienced candidates. Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities/duties

A. PROGRAMME DESIGN AND PROPOSAL/CONCEPT NOTE WRITING

  1. Take the lead in the collection of funding information and identification of potential donors and funding organizations in thematic areas of gender and social inclusion.

  2. Compile, maintain and update the existing database of local and international donors

  3. Consistently monitor donors’ websites and new calls for proposals

  4. Inform the partners and the staff about suitable calls for proposals in relation to ongoing activities of the organization and its set goals and plan with the team and partner to submit applications.

  5. In coordination with the staff and partners, participate in the development of fundraising strategy

  6. In collaboration with the senior staff and partner staff, develop winning concept notes, proposals and letter of enquiries in order to secure more funding mostly focusing on gender and social inclusion and other related fields.

  7. Maintain a database of successfully funded projects in the region and derive a list of potential partners that could be contacted for future collaborations (if opportunity arises),

  8. Support the development and expansion of the GLOPPI programmes especially good governance, gender and social inclusion, human rights, protection, peace building projects and other projects etc.

  9. Participate in building and cultivating donor relations in the designated country.

  10. Design or develop new gender and social inclusion, human rights and good governance

B. REPORT WRITING AND EDITING

  1. Use the given template, guideline or format to organize content and gather or collect all the necessary information for writing quality reports and provide all required information for each section

  2. Produce concise, comprehensive, clear and accurate reports in line with the donor guidelines and expectations.

  3. Write quality reports that don’t only capture what was done but the impacts of the projects. Include the results and the completed activities to show progress toward the project’s objectives

  4. When editing reports from the field, enhance and clarify information, Use appropriate language, verify information and facts, re-write the sentences to clarify points

  5. Ensure that reports from the field are timely submitted to meet the writing deadline

  6. Write case study reports on gender and social inclusion as well as other related areas.

C. COORDINATION MEETINGS/OTHER ACTIVITIES

  1. Participate in key forums and coordination meetings regarding gender and social inclusion, governance and human rights.

  2. Effectively coordinate with other partners and stakeholders by attending relevant coordination meetings with the government and other agencies.

  3. Attend conferences, donor meetings, seminars and workshops and establish relationships with people and build long term working partnerships.

  4. Participate in building new working relationships with donors and other NGOs by attending relevant conferences and workshops

  5. Support the partners to develop assessment tools and to conduct periodic quality assessment and research in the required thematic areas.

  6. Conduct periodic desk reviews on literature of the gender and social inclusion programme sectors and compile the latest reports and publications on the same and use it in the improvement or development of programs.

  7. Generate new creative and innovative project/program ideas and develop new programs regarding gender and social inclusion, human rights and governance.

Qualifications and experience

  1. A degree in gender, human rights and governance, fundraising, communication, international relations/studies or a relevant degree. Masters degree is preferred.

  2. Minimum 5 year experience working in international NGOs, UN-agencies and other relevant institutions in a similar position or consultancy.

  3. Strong analytical and should possess excellent communication skills, good ethics and be creative.

  4. Excellent English writing and research skills

  5. Ability to develop concise, clear and comprehensive concept notes, proposals and reports.

  6. At least three experience as gender technical advisor/consultant and in fundraising or programme development.

  7. Excellent understanding of donor environments or willingness to learn.

  8. Organizational and planning skills and ability to prioritize work to achieve results.

  9. Proficient in Microsoft computer applications (Word, Excel, etc.).

  10. dedication and commitment to poverty reduction, conflict management, gender and social inclusion

  11. Must be Somali or Kenyan or resident in Kenya and having the work permit.

  12. Fluency in English required. Knowledge of other Horn of Africa languages preferred

  13. Should be passionate, committed, curious, honest and reliable.

  14. Have a positive attitude and an optimistic approach to life.

  15. Must possess highly developed social skills and/or outgoing personality and must have the ability to easily establish relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

How to apply:

If you think you meet the job specifications, please send your CVs/Resume, motivation letter and a sample of unedited and successful gender proposal and concept note or a gender research report of your own to gloppirecruitment@gmail.com not later than 10th June, 2018. Please put Gender and Social Inclusion advisor/Consultant Consultant in the subject line of your email. Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Regional Finance & Support Services Officer – ECSA Region

Organization: Sightsavers
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 May 2018

Our vision is of a world where no one is needlessly blind and where people who are blind enjoy the same rights as people with sight. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world.

Position: Regional Finance & Support Services Officer (RFSSO) (24 months Fixed Term Contract)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya or elsewhere within the East, Central & Southern Africa Region

Salary: Competitive, Local terms and conditions will apply**

The Regional Finance & Support Services Officer will, under the direction of the Regional Finance & Support Services Manager (RFSSM), be responsible for enhancing the East, Central & Southern Africa region’s financial management and compliance by providing support and guidance to Country Offices in financial management, monitoring compliance to financial policies and procedures and supporting implementation of policy and audit recommendations, providing back-end support in financial management of donor contracts, direct support to regional partners and support the building and strengthening of financial and administrative systems.

The RFSSO will work collaboratively with the RFSSM, global teams and Country Office financial management to review and strengthen the existing financial and administrative systems, policies and processes in place throughout the region. They will work closely with Country Offices to support implementation of internal and external audit recommendations, provide ad-hoc direct support in Finance and Support Services to Country Offices when required and review drafted project financial reports and confirm their alignment to Sightsavers internal accounting requirements. They will also support Country Offices as needed on; donor budgets, implementation of partner organisations monitoring/financial review visits, perform timely first reviews of monthly management reports and providing administrative support as required.

In addition to the above, they will perform the administrative role for services provided from the region, such as oversight on insurance covers for Country Officers as well as support recruitment and induction of finance and support services staff in the region.

The role requires substantial experience in financial and grant management and working in partnerships with governmental agencies and civil society organisations. Experience in an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) environment would be an advantage and successful candidates will need to have a relevant professional accounting qualification or degree in Finance/Accounting. Experience of programme/project management and administration is preferred alongside demonstrable experience in project finances including budgets and data analysis.

How to apply:

To apply, and for further details about the role, please download an application pack from http://www.sightsavers.org/vacancies.

Completed Application forms should be sent to jobs@sightsavers.org.**

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability and women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Kenya: Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Technical Advisor

Organization: Gold Star Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Jun 2018

Program Description:

GoldStar Kenya (GS Kenya) is a Kenyan nonprofit health non-government organization dedicated to empowering communities for better health by advancing and implementing integrated, locally driven and evidence-based solutions. GS Kenya, through its flagship social franchise health programs. GS Kenya is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following position for the follow-on program, the Kenya Tuberculosis Support Program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development in Kenya (USAID/KEA).

Recruitment into the position is consequent to the USAID/KEA release of Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) No: 72061518RFA00001 and subsequent to the successful award of the program to GS Kenya. In addition, the selection of the final applicant for each position is subject to USAID/KEA approval.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Technical Advisor is responsible for providing technical and management leadership for technical assistance teams, sets timelines and goals for team implementation and monitors quality of processes and deliverables, mentors technical teams to produce quality work and build capacity over time and liaises with partners, the Ministry of Health and Council of Governors for matters related to technical program aspects. While deputizing the Chief of Party, he/she provides supportive day-to-day management oversight, operations and supervision of project implementation activities to ensure the program delivers upon its defined goals and accountability requirements. The position, while leading the support to the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease (NTLD) program, entails taking the leading representative role in the effective coordination among related USAID/KEA funded mechanisms, key national TB stakeholders and implementing partners. To be effective, a high degree of collaboration is necessary with senior-level Kenya National and County government health sector institutions, agencies and officials.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Deputy Chief of Party, as the principal assistant to the Chief of Party, will be responsible for the day-to-day technical and program management leadership of the Kenya Tuberculosis Support Program. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Functioning as the immediate liaison between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/KEA), Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH), Council of Governors (CoG) at national level and the County Health Executives (CeCs) and County Director of Health (CDHs) at county level, on administrative, financial and programmatic matters related to the program;
  • Leading the implementation of the Annual Program Planning cycle and the development of comprehensive annual work-plans and budgets in accordance with the USAID/KEA annual planning cycle;
  • Monitoring the implementation of the programs interventions and contribution towards National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program (NTLD) Strategic Plan (NSP) goals and objectives;
  • Reviewing and finalizing the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual program progress reports to USAID/KEA, MOH and other partners;
  • Contributing to the identification and prioritization of technical assistance needs at national and county levels to be supported in order to improve program performance and towards achieving the goals and objectives of the NTLDP/NSP;
  • Providing technical and operational monitoring of consultants engaged to undertake activities supported by the TB Support program
  • Immediate supervision of day-to-day of performance of all program staff, including ensuring that field-based staff regularly prepare and update required performance data;
  • Overseeing management systems for the cost-effective implementation of all program activities;
  • Initiating the development of suitable scopes of work and overseeing the execution of appropriate technical assistance contracts as needed.
  • Performing any other duties assigned by the Chief of Party

MINIMUM REQUIRMENTS:

  • A minimum of Medical degree and a Master’s Degree in public health or related field.
  • A minimum of 7 years of project management experience in large health sector development programs that have implemented successful activities
  • Demonstrated expertise in all aspects of TB and TB-HIV/AIDS
  • A clear track record of provision of technical assistance of similar complexity and magnitude to the one being procured
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level Government of Kenya officials, USAID, NGOs, private sector groups, cooperating agencies and donor organizations
  • Familiarly with the Kenyan TB context, relevant implementing partners, MOH, NTLP and other stakeholders preferred.
  • Kenyan nationals and other candidates currently based in the East Africa region are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Gold Star Kenya has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to**:** GSKenya-HR@goldstarkenya.org and please specify source in your application and indicate position on the subject line. CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than 4th June 2018

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

Kenya: Director, Finance and Administration

Organization: Gold Star Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Jun 2018

Program Description:

GoldStar Kenya (GS Kenya) is a Kenyan nonprofit health non-government organization dedicated to empowering communities for better health by advancing and implementing integrated, locally driven and evidence-based solutions. GS Kenya, through its flagship social franchise health programs, currently reaches 16 of the 47 Kenya counties. GS Kenya is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following position for the follow-on program, the Kenya Tuberculosis Support Program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development in Kenya (USAID/KEA).

Recruitment into the position is consequent to the USAID/KEA release of Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) No: 72061518RFA00001 and subsequent to the successful award of the program to GS Kenya. In addition, the selection of the final applicant for each position is subject to USAID/KEA approval.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for the financial management and administration of the project, including sub-award or subcontract management, travel, human resource (HR) management, and equipment procurement and management.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishment and maintenance of a robust financial, administrative and sub-award management and monitoring system to support program activities towards project objectives, in accordance with GS Kenya policies and practices as well as USG regulations governing awards
  • Ensuring transparent, responsive and compliant financial management system that tracks and monitors project expenditures against budget;
  • Contributing to short-term and long-term program planning, as part of the management team
  • Overseeing implementation of financial and administrative systems, including cost containment measures and systems to mitigate waste, fraud and abuse
  • Development and submission of quality financial reports and prime award deliverables
  • Overseeing the HR, procurement, travel and logistics functions for program;
  • Overseeing procurement and inventory procedures, in accordance with United States Government (USG) policies and regulations;
  • Collaborating closely with the relevant GS Kenya technical teams on financial, administration, sub-award management, HR and procurement matters;
  • Managing contractual negotiations and agreements with local consultants, vendors and service providers; and
  • Supervising financial and administrative staff
  • Performing any other duties as directed by the Chief of Party

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS STANDARDS:

  • A degree in financial management, business administration, accounting or other relevant field;
  • At least 10 years’ experience with accounting, operations, and financial management in large-scale, complex, USG-funded development programs;
  • Familiarity with USG financial reporting and compliance requirements, especially USAID;
  • Excellent English language written and oral communications skills; and
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets.
  • Kenyan nationals and other candidates currently based in the East Africa region are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Gold Star Kenya has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to: GSKenya-HR@goldstarkenya.org and please specify source in your application and indicate position on the subject line. CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than 4th June 2018.

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

Kenya: Senior Technical Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Organization: Gold Star Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Jun 2018

GoldStar Kenya (GS Kenya) is a Kenyan nonprofit health non-government organization dedicated to empowering communities for better health by advancing and implementing integrated, locally driven and evidence-based solutions. GS Kenya, through its flagship social franchise health programs, currently reaches 16 of the 47 Kenya counties. GS Kenya is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following position for the follow-on program, the Kenya Tuberculosis Support Program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development in Kenya (USAID/KEA).

Recruitment into the position is consequent to the USAID/KEA release of Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) No: 72061518RFA00001 and subsequent to the successful award of the program to GS Kenya. In addition, the selection of the final applicant for each position is subject to USAID/KEA approval.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Senior Technical Adviser, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) will support the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) needs of the Kenya Tuberculosis Support program. S/he will lead the development of program monitoring, evaluation and learning plans (MELP) and strategies that comply with program requirements, USAID/KEA and the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program (NTLDP) requirements and data quality standards. The Senior Technical Advisor MEL will have primary responsibility to develop MEL plans, Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) plans and assist program staff to implement those plans and monitor/evaluate overall program progress against the MELP and facilitate attainment of program M&E milestones/deliverables. S/he will support the design and implementation of special studies and assessments as determined and assigned by the Chief of Party. The Senior Technical Advisor, MEL will work closely with operations and other program staff to ensure that program activities are well implemented and sufficiently documented to the required standards.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Technical Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) will be responsible for the M&E components of the project, and will serve as the primary lead in the design of the M&E tools and framework for the project, and in the development of monthly, quarterly and annual project reports. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with program teams to support design and lead MEL portfolio of work including MEL start-up activities, supporting the MELP and CLA plan development, updating the program theory of change, supporting technical team work planning and collaborating with USAID/KEA MEL counterparts, etc
  • Collaborate with NTLDP and program teams to implement MELPs including developing data collection systems and tools, setting targets, designing and implementing baseline assessments, assisting with the development of quarterly reports and baseline assessments, where needed.
  • Develop data quality assurance processes and systems and lead their implementation.
  • Acting as technical backstop to strategic partner, NTLDP and field-based program staff
  • Leading the design and implementation of the program MEL tools and frameworks
  • Assisting with monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities to partner and other donor agencies. Prepare success stories, case studies and other knowledge management products as required.
  • Overseeing the timely and accurate collection and analysis of data for quality monthly, quarterly and annual project progress reports
  • Developing and implementing interventions to improve the use of data for effective decision-making to improve program performance at National and County levels;
  • In collaboration with NTLDP and other partners, develop the capacity of relevant staff on MEL;
  • Meeting regularly with NTLDP and other key stakeholders to review program performance and to identify interventions for improved performance;
  • Providing strategic guidance on the introduction and roll out of innovative technologies to improve TB management and monitoring at national and county levels;
  • Lead the design and monitoring of operational research to identify and address TB program gaps to improve program performance including study protocol, questionnaire development, consent forms, ethics review applications, data analysis and presentation of findings in multiple communication formats.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS STANDARDS:

  • A Master’s degree in public health, public policy, epidemiology, demography, social science or related field
  • At least 7-10 years professional experience in monitoring, evaluation and research of USAID funded public health programs, especially in activities related to infectious diseases and health systems strengthening with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in M&E in TB, in a senior-level position
  • Experience with the design and/or implementation of TB MEL programs and operational research is advantageous
  • Excellent English language written and oral communications skills.
  • Kenyan nationals and other candidates currently based in the East Africa region are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Gold Star Kenya has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to: GSKenya-HR@goldstarkenya.org and please specify source in your application and indicate position on the subject line. CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than 4th June 2018.

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.