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Kenya: Women’s Protection & Empowerment Coordinator

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Background

The International Rescue Committee has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Mudug and Galgadud regions) and Mogadishu implementing interventions in the areas of Gender-based Violence, Livelihoods, WASH and Heath reaching more than 200,000 conflict and drought affected people.

Purpose/Objective

Working under the supervision and guidance of the Deputy Director Programs (IRC Somalia), and technical oversight from headquarter (HQ) based Technical Advisor, the Women's Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Coordinator is a key member of the Somalia country Senior Management Team (SMT). The WPE Program Coordinator is the senior most technical and program expert on WPE programming within the Somalia program, and provides leadership, guidance, coordination and technical support to IRC's GBV programs throughout Somalia. As a member of a larger research team, the WPE Program Coordinator also is responsible to ensure safe and effective implementation of current and subsequent research projects in the WPE program.

The WPE Program Coordinator will provide regular technical support and field-based monitoring visits to WPE teams working in Mogadishu, Garowe, Dhusamareeb and Galkayo to ensure that all interventions are technically sound, take into account international best practices, and are appropriately meeting the needs of survivors in target communities. S/He will be required to work in collaboration with other technical coordinators, the Grants unit, field-based teams, and local partner to ensure that program activities are implemented according to approved work plans, congruent with the Somalia country program strategic plan, and in accordance with the IRC program framework.

Reports to: Deputy Director of Programs, IRC Somalia

Provides supervision to: Senior GBV Manager, WPE Manager

Areas of Responsibilities:

Program Management

  • Work with the program staff to design programs, develop proposals and work plans to guide implementation of approved WPE grants. Support the field teams in the implementation and monitoring of the work plans ensuring that activities are in line with the IRC strategy and theories of change, and reflect the commitments IRC made to the donor and the community;
  • In collaboration with WPE program staff, the Technical Advisor and the Deputy Director – Programs, oversee WPE programming in Somalia through regular monitoring and evaluation;
  • Ensure that ethical and sound data collection and information management systems are in place with associated information sharing protocols for GBV analysis, planning, evaluation, and advocacy
  • Ensure effective team communication and support between team members based in Nairobi and the three field sites, including opportunities for debriefing and staff care;
  • Provide guidance and technical support to sector-specific design and implementation through regular field visits.
  • Work with the program teams to ensure that field experiences are documented and used to advocate on behalf of the communities with which we work;
  • Support partnerships on GBV programming with Local Non-Governmental Organizations

Human Resource management:

  • Assist with the recruitment of GBV staff, in coordination with HR and the field and program management
  • In collaboration with the respective Field Coordinators (FCs), provide technical performance management (setting of objectives, appraisals and development plans) Work with the respective FCs in ensuring transition planning and capacity building of WPE staff.

Finance, Budget and Grant Management:

  • Work with the field teams in the development of WPE program budgets and spending plans and any other grants as may be required;
  • Overall responsible for WPE program budgets. Monitor budget spending in line with the spending plans and develop remedial plans where necessary to ensure budgets are optimally utilized.
  • Work closely with the field teams to ensure diligence in grants utilization
  • Work with the Grants Coordinator to ensure all WPE grants are in compliance with donor guidelines and contracts/ agreements including budget flexibility and reporting requirements.

Strategy and Business Development:

  • Oversee the finalization of the WPE sector strategy and subsequent reviews;
  • Identify gaps in existing WPE programs and work with the team to develop innovative approaches and mechanisms to address them.
  • Work on new and potential opportunities for programming in WPE in line with country program strategic plan and IRC theories of change.
  • Participate in the design and development of new programs or initiatives within the country program as required

Required qualification /experience & Competencies:

  • Masters or equivalent in health (MPH), social science, humanities or other related degree;
  • At least 2 years experience in direct service provision for survivors of GBV with a focus on case management and clinical care;
  • Experience with remote management;
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of national and international staff
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in participatory methods, community development and partnership
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated effective coordination and networking skills
  • Proven experience managing multiple funding sources, producing donor proposals and reports
  • Excellent written and oral English skills
  • Excellent computer skills in programs such as: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Preferred

  • Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response,
  • Experience working with Somalia populations in the region
  • Experience working with UN cluster structures and GBV sub-clusters

We consider all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a2F0cmluYW1pbGxlci4xMjUwMy4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

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Kenya: Consultancy : Leadership Development Program

Organization: IMA World Health
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Sep 2017

The Kenya Afya Jijini project is a three-year project designed to strengthen Nairobi County’s institutional and management capacity to deliver quality healthcare services. Afya Jijini’s strategic goal is to “Improve County-level Institutional Capacity and Management of Health Service Delivery” with the purpose to improve and increase access and utilization of quality health services in focus counties through strengthened service delivery and institutional capacity of health systems. The project seeks specifically to achieve three main sub-purposes:

  1. Sub-purpose 1: Increased access and utilization of quality HIV services

    1. Output 1.1: Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission (eMTCT)

    2. Output 1.2: HIV Care and Support Services

    3. Output 1.3: HIV Treatment Services

    4. Output 1.4: HIV Prevention, HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC), and Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC)

    5. Output 1.5: Tuberculosis (TB) / HIV Co-infection Services

  2. Sub-purpose 2: Increased access and utilization of focused maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), family planning (FP), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and nutrition services

    1. Output 2.1: Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Services

    2. Output 2.2: Child Health Services

    3. Output 2.3: Family Planning Services

    4. Output 2.4: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services

    5. Output 2.5: Nutrition Services

  3. Sub-purpose 3: Strengthened and functional county health systems

    1. Output 3.1: Partnerships for Governance and Strategic Planning

    2. Output 3.2: Human Resources for Health (HRH)

    3. Output 3.3: Health Products and Technologies (HPT)

    4. Output 3.4: Strategic Monitoring and Evaluation Systems

    5. Output 3.5: Quality Improvement Systems

    Afya Jijini team supports each level of the Nairobi County health system—county, sub-county, facility, community—to strengthen the role each must play to achieve project goals.. Afya Jijini Project seeks to recruit a Consultant to deliver the Leadership Development Program .

    Leadership Development Program (LDP)

    The consultant will work with Afya Jijini and the County LDP focal persons to offer a Leadership Development Course to facility health teams selected from the below target facilities:The training will be carried out at a venue to be identified by Afya Jijini and the coaching and mentorship will be facility based. During the LDP training process, teams will work on an improvement project within the program priority areas MNCH, HIV, TB, FP, WASH and Nutrition. The LDP targets 60 participants to be trained in two cohorts (each with thirty participants of 5-6 team members each). Working very closely with the Afya Jijini HRH and QI/QA Advisor ensure that the team projects are in tandem with the facility defined improvement areas.

    The Leadership Development program is split into four workshops of three days each, and the fourth workshop being results presentation. Prior to commencing LDP course, the facilitator will be required to carry out pre-LDP assessment with all teams at the health facility level to prepare them for the training and collect some baseline data as needed.

    SCOPE OF WORK:

    Objective of the Assignment:

The purpose of the assignment is to provide facilitation and coaching services for the leadership development programme to the Nairobi County health workforce focusing mainly on Sub County health facilities.

Specific Tasks:

The facilitator will be contracted by Afya Jijini to:

  • Conduct Pre LDP meetings with the LDP teams at the targeted health facilities

  • Facilitate LDP Plus workshops 1-4 including coordinating a successful results dissemination workshop

  • Conduct coaching for teams and providing technical support in the conception, design, development, implementation and monitoring of the LDP teams challenge/project

  • Prepare and submit end of workshop and coaching reports

Deliverables:

The facilitator shall deliver to Afya Jijini the following deliverables, in accordance with the schedule below.

  1. LDP workshops 1-4

  2. Training reports for;

  3. Facilitation of the LDP (four workshops). These reports will be required within five days after completion of each workshop

  4. Coaching reports between workshops and submitted within five days after completion of the coaching sessions

  5. Results Dissemination workshop report

How to apply:

Interested canddiates please submit application to afyajijinihr@imaworldhealth.org

Kenya: Project Officer – THRIVE Project (Ref.2017/054)

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Sep 2017

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

BACKGROUND:

CRS is implementing an integrated ECD/Wash/Mental Health project in Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania to contribute to improve child health and development. The project is a continuation of THRIVE I and works with partners and MoH in these countries. The goal of the THRIVE II Project is that children under two years in Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania thrive in a sustainable culture of care and support. The project aims at building the capacities of community-based organizations so that they can more effectively act as service providers and advocates for high-quality ECD support.

Job Summary:

As a member of the health unit responsible for the implementation of the THRIVE project in Kenya, the Project Officer is expected to promote an integrated approach to service delivery to improve the well-being of HIV infected and affected children under 2 and their caregivers in two Counties (Homabay and Migori) in Kenya.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.

  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.

  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with local partner(s) to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.

  • Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.

  • Participate in various working groups, including the ECD working group and CNHF grantees meeting, to monitor adherence to national guidelines and contribute to strategy paper development.

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

  • Support to partner staff implementing the THRIVE II project through supervision visits, mentorship and on job trainings.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in, Early Childhood Development, Social Work or Health related field required

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in working with OVC or ECD field including experience in assessing ECD development and activities to promote ECD.

  • Strong background in working with HIV programs, specifically ECD, their caregivers and pregnant and postpartum women.

  • Demonstrated commitment to development through local empowerment

  • Good understanding of ECD policies and capacity-building principles in local partnerships.

  • Additional education may substitute for some experience.

  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.

  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment

  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members

  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented

Required/Desired Foreign Language: None

Travel Required (50% travel to field sites)

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: None

Internal: THRIVE Senior Project officer**, CRS** Health Unit Staff, CRS/Kenya PQ and MQ departments, CRS HQ and EARO staff, appropriate Regional Technical Advisors as well as the CRS MEAL and finance teams

External: CNHF, implementing partners, MoH, NACC, HIV/AIDS stakeholders in the country and other PEPFAR implementing partners/programs in country

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Trusting Relationships

  • Professional Growth

  • Partnership

  • Accountability

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

How to apply:

Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Thursday, September 14, 2017.

Human Resources Manager

Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program

E-mail : hr@ke.earo.crs.org

Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation

Kenya: Project Officer- Core Group Polio (Ref.2017/055)

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Sep 2017

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

BACKGROUND:

The CORE Group Polio Project (CGPP) is a consortium project of CORE Group NGOs awarded by USAID Global Health in 1999 to contribute to global polio eradication. The CGPP operational approach employs an establishment of a country secretariat and sub grants to NGOs to implement the project. CRS Kenya is one of the implementing partners by supporting MoH in Supplementary Immunization Activities (SIAs), enhanced routine immunization, AFP surveillance, partner coordination, and the use of good data in Nairobi County and now expanding to Marsabit County. in order to contribute to the ongoing outbreak response and to lay the foundation for outbreak prevention, CGPP has established a Horn of Africa Regional Secretariat at CRS EARO office led by Regional Polio Team Leader who is supported by project officer and M&E officer. The regional team coordinates the CGPP projects in Kenya and Somalia as well as to providing support to other CGPP countries in the region.

Job Summary:

The Project Officer (PO) will be responsible for CRS scope of work for the Core Group Polio project. S/he will serve as the key technical link person for the project in Marsabit County and has the roles of managing relations between CRS and the MOH to ensure the CGPP activities are implemented in line with international and national standards. The PO will ensure that the implementation is done through and with GOK structures at county, sub-county and community levels. The PO will also ensure that MOH is provided with appropriate technical assistance, mentorship and support supervision to implement quality interventions as per the set guidelines.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.

  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist MOH in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.

  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting MOH in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with MOH to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.

  • Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of County and Sub-County MOH and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.

  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.

  • Maintain working relations with relevant government line ministries and private sector/research institutions to coordinate the adoption of new approaches in polio eradication

  • Strengthen the capacity of the MOH and other stakeholders to enhance opportunities for shared-learning with partners

  • Build the capacity of the County and Sub-County MoH on planning, implementation, management and monitoring of the program.

  • Stay abreast of new developments in Polio, Routine Immunization and Disease Surveillance and Social and Behaviour Change Communications and participate in relevant technical working groups and related forums

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health or related field. A Master’s Degree in these fields will be an added advantage

  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in project support. Experience and practical skills in Polio Eradication Initiative, Immunization Program and Social mobilization

  • 5 years’ progressive experience implementing health programs in NAL, preferably in an NGO setting

  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.

  • Have a good understanding of GOK Health Policy and Guidelines, good grasp of challenges working in insecure areas and with marginalized poor in Kenya

  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.

  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment.

  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with MOH, local partners and community members.

  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented.

Required/Desired Foreign Language

Travel Required (50% travel to field sites)

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: None

Internal: Program Manager-health, CGPP HOA Staff, as well as the CRS MEAL and finance teams

External: GoK (Marsabit County) staff on the Polio Project, polio project stakeholders including community members

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Trusting Relationships

  • Professional Growth

  • Partnership

  • Accountability

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

How to apply:

Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Thursday, September 14, 2017.

Human Resources Manager

Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program

E-mail : hr@ke.earo.crs.org

Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation

Kenya: Project Officer – Economic Development

Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Sep 2017

Purpose of the Position:

Responsible for the implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of the Gosol Solar Technology in Karemo and Katito ADPs, as well as lead in the integration of market – led solar interventions into on-going ADP Livelihoods project interventions for World Vision Kenya.

The holder of the position will communicate World Vision‘s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities

Project Implementation

· Train local producer groups and entrepreneurs and facilitate engagement with different partners and stakeholders needed for the introduction, testing, manufacturing, commercialization and scaling-up of the technology (Solar Fire Concentration Oy).

· Lead Karemo and Katito ADPs project teams in assessment of markets to inform project interventions including value chain development for different regions identifying additional value chains that are fit for the solar intervention.

· Support GOSOL company access market for its solar products and services that meet the local needs

· In collaboration with key partners, support training of model groups on business facilitation, market linkages and entrepreneurship skills for economic empowerment

· Introduce Savings Groups to Community groups and support identified project groups in establishment of Village savings and Loans as part of project sustainability

· Ensure integration of project interventions with other on-going ADP Livelihood Projects for increased uptake/scale up of the technology.

· Provide supervision to community groups utilizing the solar intervention in different regions

Engagement, Partnership and Networking

· Represent the project in local partnership for relevant networks

· Develop local public private partnerships key in marketing of the groups’ products.

· Organize and coordinate events together with project stakeholders to attended relevant trainings and events to market the groups’ products

Monitoring & Reporting

· Monitor progress of implementing partners/groups.

· Continually monitor progress of project, ensuring that systems and the Extensionist are working to achieve goals and objectives and project.

· Monitor and report the progress of project against set targets

· Support in assessing the value chain for manufacturing the GoSol machine

· Provides weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual project progress reports

· Continuously track progress of outputs in the detailed implementation plan to ensure timely and quality implementation of plans

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  1. A minimum degree in Economics, Marketing or related field, at least 3 years working experience in Economic development.

  2. Technical and working expertise in markets analysis with particular bias in economic development and value chain development

  3. Proven monitoring and evaluation experience

  4. Must be computer literate in Microsoft Word and Excel

  5. Knowledge and experience in renewable energy is an added advantage

How to apply:

For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV with names of three referees. Application deadline is September 6, 2017 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**

Kenya: East Africa Emergency Response – Surge Coordinator

Organization: Trócaire
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Sep 2017

Trócaire works in and through partnership with local organisations to overcome poverty and promote justice in developing countries. Within the Horn & East Africa Region, Trócaire implements and manages development and humanitarian programme work in Kenya. Trocaire seeks to recruit a highly motivated staff for the above position to be based in Nairobi.

Background to the role

The East Africa Emergency Response Coordinator will work as a member of Trócaire’s Humanitarian Team to provide surge support to Trócaire’s response to the current crisis in East Africa in the countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

Managed by the Humanitarian Manager – Operational, s/he will have a specific mandate to support the response across the countries involved – providing surge capacity to teams on request – particularly in the areas of reporting and compliance. S/he will also ensure that information requirements of HQ are met and that the documentation for the response is kept up to date on both financial and management information systems.

In particular, the role will be responsible for providing high quality technical support to Trócaire humanitarian staff and partner organisations (if requested). In particular, performance will be judged against the ability to deliver on Trócaire’s Core Accountability Commitments.

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The Person Specification

· Third level qualification in humanitarianism, development or related area.

· At least 4 years’ experience in the humanitarian sector in a programmatic role

· Experience of working with, and a demonstrated understanding of, humanitarian standards and principles of good practice

· Experience of working with a range of institutional donors

· Experience in producing timely, detailed, accurate and informative reports to meet organisational and donor requirements i

How to apply:

For detailed Job Description, requirements and details of the positions, interested applicants should visit and apply through https://trocaire.workable.com/ by 10th September 2017.Prospective applicants must be committed to safeguarding children and adults against all forms of exploitation and abuse by signing Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.

Executive personal Assistant Job Vacancies in Kenya

 

Executive personal Assistant Job at HRPB solutions

We are currently recruiting in Kenya for our client , a leader in the FMCG industry.

Executive personal Assistant Job Responsibilities

  • Preparing reports and presentations. Managing budgets and other financial matters.
  • Responsible for coordinating projects that may involve working with all levels of internal management and staff.
  • Responsible for managing the executives calendar and meetings.
  • Will be responsible for making arrangements including airline, hotel, and rental cars.
  • Making decisions and assigning work to other staff members in the absence of manager, and deputizing for the manager.
  • Organizing and maintaining diaries and making appointments.
  • May also be responsible for supervising lower level staff such as receptionists or secretaries.
  • Conducting research and disseminating information through telephone, websites, mail services, and e-mail.
  • Organizing meetings, attending them and ensuring that the manager is well geared up for meetings.
  • Screening telephone calls, and handling requests, and inquiries, when appropriate.

Qualifications for the Executive personal Assistant Job

  • At-least a Diploma in Business administration or Business related.
  • Min of 4 years of experience in related field.
  • Proficient in typewriting and good at English grammar.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Must be tactful in dealing with people.
  • Discretion, good judgment ability, honest, adaptable and versatile individual.
  • Organizational skills or management ability.
  • Initiative and ability to operate independently.
  • Must be able to demonstrate high level of confidentiality.

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject to leadconsultant@hrbpsolutions.co.ke before 10th September 2017, indicate your current /expected salary and notice period .

Kenya: NUTRITION TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Organization: Food for the Hungry
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Sep 2017

MISSION STATEMENT
Motivated by Christ's love, this position plays a key role in promoting the wholistic ministry of Food for the Hungry (FH) through the framework of the organization’s vision, “God called and we responded until physical and spiritual hungers ended worldwide.” In order to accomplish this vision, FH’s mission is to “walk with churches leaders and families in overcoming all forms of human poverty by living in healthy relationship with God and His creation.”
POSITION IN THE ORGANIZATION
On a day-to-day operational level, the Nutrition Technical Advisor (TA) will provide program implementation oversight, management and growth for all nutrition programs in FH Kenya. In addition to technical backstopping of all the Nutrition programs in FH Kenya, the Technical Advisor (TA) will also provide leadership to the nutrition team in liaison with the Cluster Managers to ensure quality implementation, integration, innovation to ensure sustainable impact. The Nutrition Technical Advisor will work closely with the Cluster Managers, Program Director, the FH nutrition team and County Health Department to ensure program plans are developed and implemented on schedule, within budget and at the highest standards.
The Nutrition Technical Advisor (TA) reports hierarchically to the Programs Director with a strong working relationship with Cluster Managers. In addition, the Nutrition Technical Advisor (TA) will provide technical leadership and oversight to the nutrition team.
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
To oversee the implementation of development, planning, implementation innovation and evaluation Nutrition programs in FH Kenya and to provide leadership to program staff towards achievement of the program goals, with close collaboration with Cluster Managers and the Program Director
ESSENTIAL TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Key Result # 1. Advise, coordinate and provide leadership in Nutrition program activities

  1. Provide leadership in the development, planning and implementation of the Nutrition program operations to ensure that FH K programs are technically sound
  2. Ensure work plans are developed and clear to all staff concerned to guide implementation of nutrition programs for both emergency and longer term projects
  3. Ensure budgets are monitored closely and understood by program staff including cluster managers
  4. Formulate and regularly update the nutrition sector strategy, in alignment with CFCT program guidelines and structure the team for implementations
  5. Ensure integration of other sectors into nutrition interventions e.g. WASH, Livelihoods, Education, Cash Transfers etc.
  6. Take charge of report development, review and submission to donors
    Key result 2: – Liaison and collaboration (internal and external)
  7. Collaborate with other FH Cluster Managers to identify synergies and possibilities for integration of activities.
  8. Build and maintain a relevant network of practitioners and coordinate with stakeholders working in the nutrition field. This includes attending forums, key meetings (both at county and national level), hosting workshops and learning seminars.
  9. Identify and develop innovative nutrition programs for FH Kenya that involve program integration and private sector involvement, including influencing policy in the nutrition sector
  10. Document and share best practices in nutrition to promote organization learning across FH Kenya and global
  11. Participate in program planning meetings at cluster and country level as required including monthly program planning and review meetings.
  12. Serve as point of contact between donors funding nutrition programs and Food for the Hungry ensuring timely feedback on issues that need to be addressed.
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  13. Ensure donor feedback is acted, by relevant departments, at the field and country level
    Key result 2: – Mobilization of funds to grow FH Kenya’s nutrition program
  14. In collaboration with the Program Director, provide technical leadership in mapping out new donors that will fund nutrition interventions.
  15. Spearhead the design of nutrition programs/projects: includes needs assessments, writing of concepts and proposals, budgets, log-frames and Theory of Change for the purposes of growing FH Kenya’s nutrition portfolio
  16. Network with current donors and potential donors to grow the FH Kenya nutrition program budget and scope.
    Key result 3: – Program and Finance management
  17. Lead in development of monthly, quarterly and annual plans and budgets including monitoring Nutrition program activities
  18. Responsible for the submission of donor and country reports (programmatic and financial) for all donor funded nutrition programs, in accordance with donor requirements.
  19. In collaboration with the Cluster Manager, support the management of GIZ, UNICEF, and emergency response projects through regular review of financial statements and ensure good financial management by closely monitoring program activities and expenditures.
  20. Assess training needs and carry out capacity building to strengthen the technical skills and capacity of nutrition staff, FH staff and County staff.
  21. Manage assigned staff including performance appraisals, objective setting and mentoring while maintaining high morale and teamwork.
  22. In collaboration with the Cluster Manager, provide administration support to the CCU office located within the Counties
  23. Provide technical oversight during review of Nutrition activity related bids and contractual engagements
    Qualifications
    -BSc and preferably Masters in the field of Nutrition, Food Science or Dietics.
    -Additional experience in WASH and Livelihoods is an added advantage
    -Can train others and should be certified Public Health trainers – certified by the Government of Kenya.
    -At least 7 years’ experience in developing and managing nutrition programs preferably in arid areas.
    -Ability to lead the different assessments associated with the nutrition field
    -Good understanding of Kenyan government policies and structures related to Nutrition
    -Computer fluency required (MS Office, web, etc).
    -Proven ability to convene and/or chair high profile meetings
    -Proficient in Program Cycle Management (Planning, Assessments, Concept/Proposal Development, —- -Implementation, Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation and fundraising
    -Excellent oral and written communication skills
    -Ability to interact and communicate effectively with staff, partners, and Government
    Competencies
     Vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ
     Technical knowledge and experience in Nutrition programs in both rural and urban setting
     Experience with working with county governments, civil society, donors and local communities;
     Diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills;
     Training/coaching skills
     Strong conceptual and analytical skills
     The ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically and work effectively within a team
     Detailed understanding and experience of pastoralists, gender and diversity issues and commitment to addressing inequalities in all the key areas of responsibility
     Flexibility in tasks undertaken & ability to work under pressure with strict deadlines
     Extensive knowledge of participatory approaches & Understanding of development/relief issues
     Strong financial/budget management skills required
     Excellent verbal and written communication skills
     Fluency in written and spoken English

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications (clearly indicating their current or expected salary), updated CV with three referees, day telephone contacts to: Human Resource Manager Email address: hr-fhkenya@fh.org latest by 6th September 2017.
NB: This is an urgent position and shortlisting will be done as applications are received.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya Ferry Services Jobs Administrative Assistant

 

Administrative Assistant Jobs at KFS – Grade FM VI Ref: KFS/HR/ADA/08/2017 – 1 Post
Job Summary
Reporting to the Senior Human Resource Officer, the Administrative Asistant will be
responsible for administration of key essential services and utilities in the organization.

Administrative Assistant Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure all employees in the Department have working spaces and necessary tools;
  • Maintaining and updating confidential records;
  • Administer supply of utilities such as water and electricity;
  • Coordinate declaration of income, Assets and Liabilities exercise as per Public Officer Ethics Act, 2003;
  • Ensure safety of station of work;
  • Handling mails, telephone calls and all forms of communication;
  • Coordinate activities within the department and particularly the Head of Department’s office;
  • Handling enquiries directed at the Head of Department;
  • Processing instructions and communication from the Head of Department and;
  • Facilitate travel arrangements for Heads of Department.

Qualifications for the Administrative Assistant Job

  • A minimum of Diploma in Secretarial Studies or Business Administration or related field from a recognized institution;
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years relevant working experience; and
  • Demonstrable experience in computer skills, customer care and ability to communicate verbally and orally.

How to Apply

Applications, accompanied by a detailed CV containing academic qualifications, professional qualifications, work experience, current and expected remuneration, e-mail addresses, day telephone contacts as well as copies of relevant certificates, testimonials, national identification card, are invited from persons qualified for the positions described above. The
applicants should also provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of at least three professional referees who are knowledgeable about their competence and area of
specialization. The applicants should request their professional referees to submit their references directly to the undersigned. Applications and professional referees’ confidential reports on the applicant’s suitability for the position should be sent to the undersigned to be received on or before 8th September,2017;
The Managing Director,
Kenya Ferry Services Limited,
Headquarters Office,
Gaza Road, Off Mwinyi Babu Road – Peleleza
P.O. Box 96242 – 80110,
MOMBASA.
The reference number and title of the position applied for MUST be clearly indicated on the
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Kenya: Project Officer – Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR)

Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Sep 2017

We are seeking to fill various positions in the following areas Ndabibi, Marigat, Soin, Tunyo, Ngoswet, Kegonga Ntimaru and Nyatike

Purpose of the Position:

To plan, implement, monitor and document all the Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) Project activities within the designated project sites in Baringo, Nakuru and Elgeyo Marakwet Counties as per the proposal. Provide necessary technical support, related training, follow-up, and guidance to the staff and farmers youth and women groups under FMNR and provide feedback and reports to the Project manager and Cluster manager including NO as when required.

In order to successfully do so, the project officer – FMNR Project must be able to effectively Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities

Project Implementation and Monitoring

· Responsible for the in the implementation of the all activities in the FMNR project

· Train the partners, selected groups and community members on the various recommended focal areas (FMNR, Climate smart agriculture, Sustainable energy options, soil and water conservation, advocacy and policy influence etc).

· Contribute to effective and timely implementation of all FMNR level interventions and initiatives with communities and partners;

· Provide supervision to – Community Mobilizer – and effectively manage performance – to ensure FMNR project objectives are met

· Ensure that all FMNR initiatives within the project’s area of influence meet or exceed planned outcomes and are implemented in full compliance with the projects guidelines;

· Collaborate with Project manager, Regional M & E and Capacity Building Coordinator, and the Technical Specialist – Environment and Climate Change to effectively support the project to carry out all measurements – baselines, assessments, designs, monitoring and evaluations – in accordance with WV established standards, policies and procedures;

· Coordinate with the Project manager and Regional M & E Coordinator to ensure that appropriate controls, monitoring and evaluation tools are in place and being utilized in a timely manner in every FMNR measurement ,

· Support the ADP’s with FMNR project and region in the event of any disaster and/or crisis response when called upon to do so;

· Monitor and support the timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources for all FMNR related project interventions as well as ensure effective and timely response plans to all financial audit findings of FMNR initiatives and take the needed measures to prevent such findings from recurring in the future;

· Conduct on site FMNR trainings.

· Organize and coordinate farmers FMNR exposure tours

· Support community/ Farmers Capacity building on alternative livelihood options.

· Participate in proposal development and resource mobilization.

Reporting and Documentation

· Compile the necessary monthly, quarterly and annual reports for forwarding to the Project manager and NO point person

· Attend the regular weekly and monthly planning meetings as called upon.

· Regularly document success stories/innovation for sharing across the partnership

· Develop context specific electronic and live media communications on FMNR and NRM activities.

· Ensure the Project design document is updated as per DME standards.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  1. The job holder must have at least a Degree in Natural Resource Management or Agro-forestry

  2. At least two years’ on job experience on Natural resource management or Agro-Forestry and with some experience on Agriculture.

  3. Experience working with NGOs will be an added advantage

  4. Must have a good understanding of the different systems of extension delivery.

  5. Computer literate

How to apply:

For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV with names of three referees. Application deadline is September 5, 2017 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**

World Vision Kenya neither uses employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks.