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Kenya: NUTRITION PROGRAM MANAGER( 2 POSITIONS)

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Nov 2017

JOB DESCRIPTION**

Name of the position: NUTRITION PROGRAM MANAGER( 2 POSITIONS)**

Country: Kenya

Base: WEST POKOT & ISIOLO

Line Manager: Head of Region Technical Line Manager: Head of Health and Nutrition

Line management of: Nutrition Program

Officer

Start Date:

As soon as possible

Contract

Duration:

8 months

Donors:

UNICEF

Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization that delivers programs in over 44 countries. Recognized worldwide as a leader in the fight against hunger, our mission is to save lives through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations and conflicts. From crisis to sustainability, Action Against Hunger tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects. By integrating our programs with local and national systems, we further ensure that short-term interventions become long-term solutions. With head offices in France, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States and Canada, our international network shares its combined resources, breadth of experience and technical expertise in pursuit of a world without hunger.

Action Against Hunger has been present in Kenya since 2001 and is a transformative leader in nutrition security for improved quality of life among vulnerable communities. Action Against Hunger wants to contribute to the optimal functional performance of National, County, and Community systems through strategic partnerships for innovative nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific interventions to achieve its impact. Action Against Hunger is currently implementing activities in West Pokot, Mandera, Samburu, Isiolo, Trans Nzoia, Kakamega, Bungoma and Busia counties.

To achieve this, Action Against Hunger will;

1. Intervene on the Health and Nutrition sector: evolving from direct service provision to strengthening the health system- focusing on ‘strengthening’ the system more than**

supporting’ the system**

ACF-Kenya health and nutrition program has considerably evolved from direct service provision, to scaling up the relationship and partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH) by recognizing them as the primary health and nutrition service providers and working at building their technical capacity to reach a higher level in the quality of services provided. Strengthening the health system will not happen by indiscriminately working on the six (6) HSS pillar alone but through a critical and holistic review of the health system processes. This critical and holistic diagnostic approach requires having developed a trustful relationship to be able to work together with the health departments, at national, County and sub-county levels

2. Bringing the Community Health Strategy (CHS) onboard**

Within the HSS approach, Action Against Hunger Kenya will focus on community health strategy (CHS) as CHS has the potential to have a huge impact on addressing under-nutrition and is, unfortunately, under-utilized. Through this system, Action Against Hunger Kenya will work with the MoH to create demand and accountability for services offered. This will be achieved through

  1. Applying SBCC approach at community level

  2. Strengthen referral and counter referral system

3. Scaling up community/citizen engagement**

If the system on which Action Against Hunger is supporting is not properly connected to people and there is inadequate engagement with people themselves then results will not be achieved. Deciders

are still making crucial decisions on behalf of their citizen and on what they think should be the

strategies and the priorities. The most vulnerable groups lack strong voice to advocate for their priorities thus the requirement for an engagement platform.

4. Sustainability of WASH services to strengthen nutrition sensitive programming** Nutrition sensitive programming remains key to achieving better nutrition impact and reaching targets. WASH is a vital element but the main problem in Kenya is about sustainable access to safe water and sanitation services to withstand the recurrent shocks in ASAL regions. Findings clearly demonstrate critical role of WASH in good nutrition require long-term sustainable solutions for the vulnerable communities embedded in the existing systems and communities

5. Partnerships**

The position holder Will aim to work closely with the Ministry of Health both at National and County levels to support in the implementation of the National and County level strategies related to improving maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) and building relationships with key stakeholders including within government institutions, the donor community, NGOs and the private sector.

6. Research**

Research will be aimed at informing program action by building rigorous high quality evidence. Thus, Action Against Hunger will seek to contextualize research findings within the larger health and

Nutrition strategy. Research will always be of high quality in order to produce knowledge that is

applicable outside of the research setting. Results of the research will also be used to improve programming and inform policy and strategies at the National and County level.

Roles and Responsibilities

1: Program implementation and oversight**

· Ensure adherence of all Action Against Hunger activities to County, National and international guidelines

· Ensure and supervise directly the technical work of the ACF nutrition team in the County

· Supervise and manage the implementation of capacity building activities through OJT in HINI and trainings in close liaison with the County health management teams.

· Ensure integration of MIYCN activities to the component of the nutrition program in the camps.

· Ensure monthly meetings with the staff based in the field to review implementation progress.

· Participate and ensure the implementation of sporadic assessments, and actively participate to nutritional surveys and program coverage surveys, according to the needs.

· Ensure frequent visits to the field to monitor activities, supplies, and general running of the programs

· In collaboration with the Nutrition Head of Department; Propose and initiate improvements according the analysis and findings of sporadic assessment that will contribute Action Against

Hunger strategy reviews and advocacy.

· In collaboration with Nutrition Head of Department adjust the program to any change in the context (location of the centres, number of staffs, and communication with the field…)

· Identify and participate in the nutrition and other related meetings with key stakeholders in the

County

· Overall review of program performance as per stipulated standards and development of feasible action points thereafter

2: To coordinate activities within ACF and between partners/stakeholders**

· Oversee the coordination of all the components of the nutrition program in collaboration with the Action Against Hunger team

· Coordinate nutrition activities, with other nutrition sensitive stakeholders in the County

· Plan field movement on a weekly basis and coordinate with logistics and finance department on purchase orders, cash forecast and BFU/PFU on a monthly basis.

· Works closely with logistics and administration to ensure timely delivery of supplies.

· Coordinate the orders and supply of food and non-food items with the organizations in charge of the supplies in collaboration partners if need be.

· Work closely with the Advocacy PM in follow up of relevant advocacy issues in the County

3: Reporting and documentation of all related project activities**

· Work with HoD and M&E manager to develop monitoring and evaluation plan as per Action

Against Hunger guidelines and follow up implementation of the same

· Develop and follow up on activity progress reports, evolution and monthly narrative report.

This will entail monthly review of statistics and changing dynamics at the County level and advise coordination on any specific issues for consideration in West Pokot County

· Write the first draft of the proposals, project procurement plans and donor reports based on donor guidelines and timeframes. This will be shared by line manager for further review and

follow up till the final version is developed

· Review activity reports of staff and provide necessary feedback to the staff in West Pokot

County.

· Actively contribute to surveys and assessments process and report writing

· Participate in the analysis and drafting of activity reports and evaluation of the project.

· Contribute in designing technical strategy and country strategy when required.

· Work closely with Action Against Hunger field team and Nairobi to include advocacy in documentation of key activities, development of lesson learnt documents and other related advocacy issues

4: Budget management**

Directly responsible for monitoring of project activities in the area and will be responsible for the following specific issues with close liaison and authorization where necessary from the Nutrition Head of Department.

· Preparation of budget and budget narrative and project inception phase

· Development of spending plans based on activity plan

· Closely monitor project expenditure against stipulated deliverables and budget agreements/donor guidelines

· Have monthly review meetings based on budget follow up from finance departments and advise where necessary

· Closely liaise with the finance and logistics department to follow up expenses

· Prepare cash forecasts on monthly basis

5: Staff management**

This will be in line with Action Against Hunger HR manual to include:

· Staff management of all line staff in the area of operation to include identification of staff training needs, staff supervision, capacity building and follow up

· Undertaking of staff evaluations

· Launch of staff requests, call for applications and recruitments of nutrition officers

· Staff motivation in close liaison with HR

6: Relations and others**

· Representation of Action Against Hunger in various meetings as stipulated to include creation of awareness of what Action Against Hunger is doing in the region.

· Problem solving of any matters arising in the area related to the project in close liaison with the head of base and national team

· Adherence to Action Against Hunger security guidelines and sensitization of staff on the same as per Action Against Hunger SOP in close liaison with HOR

7: Any other duties**

· Additional duties may be assigned by the supervisors as per project needs

QUALIFICATIONS**

Education

Master of Science or Bachelor of Science (Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics) or a health related field

Skills and Experience

· Fluency in English with good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate and negotiate effectively. Communication skills (written, oral and cross cultural)

· Excellent written and public communication and negotiation skills

· 2 years’ experience in HINI related nutrition programs

· Skills on reporting and data interpretation

· Knowledge on basic computer applications such; excel, word, power point presentation.

· Knowledge on Maternal Infant Young Child Feeding

· Knowledge on surveys and assessments

· Experience working with national, County and local authorities in Kenya

· Previous experience with Action Against Hunger preferred though if not available strong experience with an international humanitarian agency would be acceptable.

What ACF will offer:**

· Start date: As soon as possible

· Duty station: Isiolo/ West Pokot

· Remuneration package: Very Competitive salary package with additional benefits to include:

§ Career development opportunities with Action Against Hunger

§ Training opportunities

§ Comprehensive medical cover for self and dependants

§ Opportunity to work in a good and friendly environment with a dynamic and motivated team

How to apply:

Closing Date: 24th No**vember 2017 by Close of Business 5pm. Applications sent after the closing date and time will not be considered.**

Interested candidates should submit their applications through www.myhotkenyanjobs.com/action

Position opened to Kenyan Nationals only.

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Kenya: NUTRITION PROJECT OFFICER

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 Oct 2017

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Name of the position: NUTRITION PROJECT OFFICER

Country: Kenya

Base: WEST POKOT

Direct line manager: NUTRITION PROGRAM MANAGER

Starting date:

October2017

Ending date:

January 2018

Background

Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization that delivers programs in over 44 countries. Recognized worldwide as a leader in the fight against hunger, our mission is to save lives through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations and conflicts. From crisis to sustainability, Action Against Hunger tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects. By integrating our programs with local and national systems, we further ensure that short-term interventions become long-term solutions. With head offices in France, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States and Canada, our international network shares its combined resources, breadth of experience and technical expertise in pursuit of a world without hunger.

Action Against Hunger has been present in Kenya since 2001 and is a transformative leader in nutrition security for improved quality of life among vulnerable communities. Action Against Hunger wants to contribute to the optimal functional performance of National, County, and Community systems through strategic partnerships for innovative nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific interventions to achieve its impact. Action Against Hunger is currently implementing activities in West Pokot, Mandera, Samburu, Isiolo, Trans Nzoia, Kakamega, Bungoma and Busia counties.

To achieve this, Action Against Hunger will;

  1. Intervene on the Health and Nutrition sector: evolving from direct service provision to strengthening the health system- focusing on ‘strengthening’ the system more than ‘supporting’ the system

ACF-Kenya health and nutrition program has considerably evolved from direct service provision, to scaling up the relationship and partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH) by recognizing them as the primary health and nutrition service providers and working at building their technical capacity to reach a higher level in the quality of services provided. Strengthening the health system will not happen by indiscriminately working on the six (6) HSS pillar alone but through a critical and holistic review of the health system processes. This critical and holistic diagnostic approach requires having developed a trustful relationship to be able to work together with the health departments, at national, County and sub-county levels

  1. Bringing the Community Health Strategy (CHS) onboard

Within the HSS approach, ACF-Kenya will focus on community health strategy (CHS) as CHS has the potential to have a huge impact on addressing under-nutrition and is, unfortunately, under-utilized. Through this system, ACF-Kenya will work with the MoH to create demand and accountability for services offered. This will be achieved through

  1. Applying SBCC approach at community level

  2. Strengthen referral and counter referral system

  3. Scaling up community/citizen engagement

If the system on which ACF is supporting is not properly connected to people and there is inadequate engagement with people themselves then results will not be achieved. Deciders are still making crucial decisions on behalf of their citizen and on what they think should be the strategies and the priorities. The most vulnerable groups lack strong voice to advocate for their priorities thus the requirement for an engagement platform.

  1. Sustainability of WASH services to strengthen nutrition sensitive programming

Nutrition sensitive programming remains key to achieving better nutrition impact and reaching targets. WASH is a vital element but the main problem in Kenya is about sustainable access to safe water and sanitation services to withstand the recurrent shocks in ASAL regions. Findings clearly demonstrate critical role of WASH in good nutrition require long-term sustainable solutions for the vulnerable communities embedded in the existing systems and communities

5. Partnerships

The position holder Will aim to work closely with the Ministry of Health both at National and County levels to support in the implementation of the National and County level strategies related to improving maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) and building relationships with key stakeholders including within government institutions, the donor community, NGOs and the private sector.

6. Research

Research will be aimed at informing program action by building rigorous high quality evidence. Thus, Action Against Hunger will seek to contextualise research findings within the larger health and Nutrition strategy. Research will always be of high quality in order to produce knowledge that is applicable outside of the research setting. Results of the research will also be used to improve programming and inform policy and strategies at the National and County level.

Roles and Responsibilities

1: Support to Health System Strengthening efforts at the County level.

  • In liaison with the County MOH and Partners develop joint work plans for key activities as stipulated in the project document.
  • In liaison with the MOH undertake periodic capacity assessment across the health facility staffs and structure OJT and Mentorship sessions to the health facilities based on specific needs.
  • Participate in coordination meetings at the County and sub-county level with the MOH and Partners including NIWG, CNTF and any other.

  • Coordinates with the other NGOs, UNICEF, WFP and MoH at County and Sub County level

  • Support development of County work plans with the S/CHMTs and schedule joint supervisions to enhance quality programming

2: Support community Health Strategy and Community Resilience activities

· In liaison with the Community Strategy Focal persons at the County and Sub County level, support CHS activities at the community level including community dialogue and action days, sensitization sessions for community members among others

· Work closely with MOH to offer technical support and sustain respective support groups for improved MIYCN practices. E.g. Mother to Mother support groups

· Support MOH to develop ,implement and monitor Social Behaviour Change Communication Strategies

· Support the MOH to develop practical community feedback mechanism geared at improving service delivery at the County level.

· Supports the nutrition team in the implementation of community approach through regular contact and exchange with the community leaders,

3: Reporting and Program Development

· Compile program reports on a timely basis in liaison with other program staff; Weekly SitRep, Monthly(statistical and narrative), Quarterly and annual donor reports

· In collaboration with the Nutrition Program Manager prepare progress reports, quarterly donor reports, proposals, Program reports project procurement plan and contributes to survey reports.

· In collaboration with Program Manager and coordination team; contribute in defining technical strategy when required.

· Participates in the analysis and drafting of activity reports and evaluation of the project.

· In liaison with the program manager develop project proposal to address County specific gaps

· Support MOH focal persons on information, data management and reporting through the DHIS

· Participate in the planning, organizing and implementation of surveys, assessments and research studies including post distribution monitoring

4: Information exchange and cooperation with all ACF intervention*s* and external stakeholders

  • Collaborate with all other ACF departments and sectors to ensure the projects are integrated
  • Support the County implement SMART and coverage surveys
  • Collaboration with other Partners, MOH (S/CHMT), INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and the UN working in this area to ensure smooth running of projects.
  • Work in collaboration with the communities and local leaders at all stages of project implementation
  • Document human interest stories and lessons learnt

5: Finance, Logistics

  • Prepare cash forecast in liaison with the other program staff in line with the work plans
  • Ensure the expenditure is as stipulated in the budget lines and strict adherence to the budget limits
  • Propose anticipated budget realignment in discussion with program manager
  • In liaison with the Program Manager Monitor budget spending in line with spending plan; ensure diligence in grants utilization including timely spending and value for money.
  • Support the Program manager in monthly budget reviews and suggesting amendments to Finance

QUALIFICATIONS

· University degree in Nutrition/ Nursing or health related field from a recognized institution.

· Registered with KNDI or any recognized regulatory body

· Previous experience participating in developing country strategies

· Experience from both private and INGO sectors is an advantage

· Knowledge of main donor requirements including UNICEF, ECHO, EU donors, etc.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

· 2 years’ experience in a similar position.

· Previous experience in Arid and Semi-Arid lands of Kenya

· Experience with Health System Strengthening

· Computer skills with excellence in Microsoft Excel and Word

· Proven ability to work in a team and proven skills in capacity building and community development (including community participation)

· Good level of spoken and written English and Kiswahili

· Ability to work within deadlines, follow security rules and be flexible

· Ability to work under minimal supervision and have impact on input on program indicators

· Demonstrate capacity in constructively engaging local authorities and local partners.

· Finance, admin, grant management, logistic, security management experience

· Excellent organization, coordination, report writing and team management skills

· Strong and effective communication and presentation skills

· Team player and Keen to details

PREFERRED

· Wide and demonstrated experience working with and supporting County governments

What ACF will offer:

ü Start date: October 2017

ü Duty station: West Pokot.

ü Remuneration package:competitive

How to apply:

Closing Date:11th October 2017 by Close of Business 5pm. Applications sent after the closing date and time will not be considered.

For more information on how to apply and for this position please go to www.myhotkenyanjobs.com/action

Position opened to Kenyan Nationals only.

**The successful candidate should be ready to take up the position immediately

Kenya: NUTRITION PROGRAM MANAGER

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 Oct 2017

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Name of the position: NUTRITION PROGRAM MANAGER

Country: Kenya

Base: WEST POKOT

Direct line manager: HOD HEALTH & NUTRITION

Starting date:

October2017

Ending date:

January 2018

Background

Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization that delivers programs in over 44 countries. Recognized worldwide as a leader in the fight against hunger, our mission is to save lives through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations and conflicts. From crisis to sustainability, Action Against Hunger tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects. By integrating our programs with local and national systems, we further ensure that short-term interventions become long-term solutions. With head offices in France, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States and Canada, our international network shares its combined resources, breadth of experience and technical expertise in pursuit of a world without hunger.

Action Against Hunger has been present in Kenya since 2001 and is a transformative leader in nutrition security for improved quality of life among vulnerable communities. Action Against Hunger wants to contribute to the optimal functional performance of National, County, and Community systems through strategic partnerships for innovative nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific interventions to achieve its impact. Action Against Hunger is currently implementing activities in West Pokot, Mandera, Samburu, Isiolo, Trans Nzoia, Kakamega, Bungoma and Busia counties.

To achieve this, Action Against Hunger will;

  1. Intervene on the Health and Nutrition sector: evolving from direct service provision to strengthening the health system- focusing on ‘strengthening’ the system more than ‘supporting’ the system

ACF-Kenya health and nutrition program has considerably evolved from direct service provision, to scaling up the relationship and partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH) by recognizing them as the primary health and nutrition service providers and working at building their technical capacity to reach a higher level in the quality of services provided. Strengthening the health system will not happen by indiscriminately working on the six (6) HSS pillar alone but through a critical and holistic review of the health system processes. This critical and holistic diagnostic approach requires having developed a trustful relationship to be able to work together with the health departments, at national, County and sub-county levels

  1. Bringing the Community Health Strategy (CHS) onboard

Within the HSS approach, ACF-Kenya will focus on community health strategy (CHS) as CHS has the potential to have a huge impact on addressing under-nutrition and is, unfortunately, under-utilized. Through this system, ACF-Kenya will work with the MoH to create demand and accountability for services offered. This will be achieved through

  1. Applying SBCC approach at community level

  2. Strengthen referral and counter referral system

  3. Scaling up community/citizen engagement

If the system on which ACF is supporting is not properly connected to people and there is inadequate engagement with people themselves then results will not be achieved. Deciders are still making crucial decisions on behalf of their citizen and on what they think should be the strategies and the priorities. The most vulnerable groups lack strong voice to advocate for their priorities thus the requirement for an engagement platform.

  1. Sustainability of WASH services to strengthen nutrition sensitive programming

Nutrition sensitive programming remains key to achieving better nutrition impact and reaching targets. WASH is a vital element but the main problem in Kenya is about sustainable access to safe water and sanitation services to withstand the recurrent shocks in ASAL regions. Findings clearly demonstrate critical role of WASH in good nutrition require long-term sustainable solutions for the vulnerable communities embedded in the existing systems and communities

5. Partnerships

The position holder Will aim to work closely with the Ministry of Health both at National and County levels to support in the implementation of the National and County level strategies related to improving maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) and building relationships with key stakeholders including within government institutions, the donor community, NGOs and the private sector.

6. Research

Research will be aimed at informing program action by building rigorous high quality evidence. Thus, Action Against Hunger will seek to contextualise research findings within the larger health and Nutrition strategy. Research will always be of high quality in order to produce knowledge that is applicable outside of the research setting. Results of the research will also be used to improve programming and inform policy and strategies at the National and County level.

Roles and Responsibilities

1: Support to Health System Strengthening efforts at the County level.

  • In liaison with the County MOH and Partners develop joint work plans for key activities as stipulated in the project document.
  • In liaison with the MOH undertake periodic capacity assessment across the health facility staffs and structure OJT and Mentorship sessions to the health facilities based on specific needs.
  • Participate in coordination meetings at the County and sub-county level with the MOH and Partners including NIWG, CNTF and any other.

  • Coordinates with the other NGOs, UNICEF, WFP and MoH at County and Sub County level

  • Support development of County work plans with the S/CHMTs and schedule joint supervisions to enhance quality programming

2: Support community Health Strategy and Community Resilience activities

· In liaison with the Community Strategy Focal persons at the County and Sub County level, support CHS activities at the community level including community dialogue and action days, sensitization sessions for community members among others

· Work closely with MOH to offer technical support and sustain respective support groups for improved MIYCN practices. E.g. Mother to Mother support groups

· Support MOH to develop ,implement and monitor Social Behaviour Change Communication Strategies

· Support the MOH to develop practical community feedback mechanism geared at improving service delivery at the County level.

· Supports the nutrition team in the implementation of community approach through regular contact and exchange with the community leaders,

3: Reporting and Program Development

· Compile program reports on a timely basis in liaison with other program staff; Weekly SitRep, Monthly(statistical and narrative), Quarterly and annual donor reports

· In collaboration with the Nutrition Program Manager prepare progress reports, quarterly donor reports, proposals, Program reports project procurement plan and contributes to survey reports.

· In collaboration with Program Manager and coordination team; contribute in defining technical strategy when required.

· Participates in the analysis and drafting of activity reports and evaluation of the project.

· In liaison with the program manager develop project proposal to address County specific gaps

· Support MOH focal persons on information, data management and reporting through the DHIS

· Participate in the planning, organizing and implementation of surveys, assessments and research studies including post distribution monitoring

4: Information exchange and cooperation with all ACF intervention*s* and external stakeholders

  • Collaborate with all other ACF departments and sectors to ensure the projects are integrated
  • Support the County implement SMART and coverage surveys
  • Collaboration with other Partners, MOH (S/CHMT), INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and the UN working in this area to ensure smooth running of projects.
  • Work in collaboration with the communities and local leaders at all stages of project implementation
  • Document human interest stories and lessons learnt

5: Finance, Logistics

  • Prepare cash forecast in liaison with the other program staff in line with the work plans
  • Ensure the expenditure is as stipulated in the budget lines and strict adherence to the budget limits
  • Propose anticipated budget realignment in discussion with program manager
  • In liaison with the Program Manager Monitor budget spending in line with spending plan; ensure diligence in grants utilization including timely spending and value for money.
  • Support the Program manager in monthly budget reviews and suggesting amendments to Finance

QUALIFICATIONS

· University degree in Nutrition/ Nursing or health related field from a recognized institution.

· Registered with KNDI or any recognized regulatory body

· Previous experience participating in developing country strategies

· Experience from both private and INGO sectors is an advantage

Knowledge of main donor requirements including UNICEF, ECHO, EU donors, etc.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

· 2 years’ experience in a similar position.

· Previous experience in Arid and Semi-Arid lands of Kenya

· Experience with Health System Strengthening

· Computer skills with excellence in Microsoft Excel and Word

· Proven ability to work in a team and proven skills in capacity building and community development (including community participation)

· Good level of spoken and written English and Kiswahili

· Ability to work within deadlines, follow security rules and be flexible

· Ability to work under minimal supervision and have impact on input on program indicators

· Demonstrate capacity in constructively engaging local authorities and local partners.

· Finance, admin, grant management, logistic, security management experience

· Excellent organization, coordination, report writing and team management skills

· Strong and effective communication and presentation skills

· Team player and Keen to details

PREFERRED

· Wide and demonstrated experience working with and supporting County governments

What ACF will offer:

ü Start date: October 2017

ü Duty station: West Pokot.

ü Remuneration package:competitive

How to apply:

Closing Date:11th October 2017 by Close of Business 5pm. Applications sent after the closing date and time will not be considered.

For more information on how to apply and for this position please go to www.myhotkenyanjobs.com/action

Position opened to Kenyan Nationals only.

**The successful candidate should be ready to take up the position immediately

Kenya: Call for interest (procurement in Kenya & international)

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Action Against Hunger is an international NGO working in the sectors of Nutrition, Water and sanitation, Health and Food security.

In view of updating our supplier database, we are looking for suppliers and contractors providing the following goods and services in Kenya and for some markets, at international level.

Markets for suppliers operating in Kenya only will be indicated as (K).

ACF/LG/01/17

Legal services including lawyer retainer fees, and immigration facilitation services (K)

ACF/CR/01/17

Car rental companies (4×4 double cabin and hardtop) short term and long term for field work in Kenya (Isiolo, Samburu, West Pokot and Mandera)

ACF/MC/01/17

Medical coverage for national employees (200+ staff). (K)

ACF/LI/01/17

Group life insurance for national and international employees

ACF/BM/01/17

Fleet insurance (K)

ACF/PRI/01/17

Design and Printing (manuals, banners, posters, vouchers, reports) and visibility materials (stickers, flags, t-shirts, flags…). (K)

ACF/GE/01/17

Protective gear for staff (shoes, safety vests, goggles…) (K)

ACF/RI/01/17

Relief items (soap, buckets, tarpaulin, cooking kits, mats….) (K)

ACF/WP/01/17

Water purifiers (ceramic or plastic), water testing kits and water testing consumables (K)

ACF/WPA/01/17

Water pumps and accessories, submersible pumps…(K)

ACF/SAN/01/17

Building materials, including pipes and fittings for water and sanitation (K)

ACF/TA/01/17

Travel agencies (K)

ACF/AF/01/17

International Air transport. (cargo) to East Africa mainly, including Uganda, South Sudan, and Somalia (K)

ACF/AR/01/17

Road transport to Uganda and South Sudan (K)

ACF/CC/01/17

Courier company (both national and international). (K)

ACF/CF/01/17

Clearing and forwarding firms (K)

ACF/LP/01/17

Laptops: equipment (Dell preferred) as well as servicing of Dell laptops (K)

ACF/IT/01/17

IT equipment: printers, routers (netgear preferred), photocopier, scanners…(K)

ACF/NM/01/17

Nutrition materials (scales, height boards, etc) (K)

ACF/STA/01/17

Stationeries.(K)

ACF/TEN/01/17

Tent materials (K)

ACF/SD/01/17

Seeds and seedlings (K)

ACF/TL/01/17

Farm tools (K)

ACF/VD/01/17

Veterinary drugs (K)

ACF/GENE/01/17

Generators and spares as well generator servicing contracts (K)

ACF/SOLAR/01/17

Solar systems, batteries, invertors as well as solar water pumps…(K)

ACF/VSAT/01/17

International VSAT internet services for Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Somalia

ACF/FIB/01/17

Fibre internet service in Nairobi, Kenya (K)

ACF/CS/01/17

Consultancies: Smart / KAP / SQUEAC and mainly for Somalia in view to build a roster

ACF/CV/01/17

Conference venues (K)

ACF/ODK/01/17

ODK (open data kit) trainers (K)

ACF/TAX/01/17

Taxi companies and related services (K)

ACF/SEC/01/17

Security companies (K)

How to apply:

Please send your detailed company profile to the following address: ACF –Logistics Centre, Old Dagoreti Estate Hse no.26, P.O Box 39900-00623. Tel: +254 203 862 156, or by email to: tender.lsc@acf-international.org

before the 30th of September, 2017. Interested companies must also attach to their profile the ACF supplier questionnaire available for download from this internet address: http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/suppliers-ea

Interested consultants for ACF/CS/01/17 and ACF/ODK/01/17 will attach their curriculum vitae

Kenya: RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Organization: Action Against Hunger
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Jul 2016

**Action Against Hunger is planning to implement an operational research project to develop a simplified, mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) classification device (“Click-MUAC”) for use by mothers and caregivers in the screening of acute malnutrition at community level. The purpose of developing this Click-MUAC device is to increase treatment coverage of acute malnutrition through mother/caregiver-led MUAC screening approach a improving sensitivity and specificity of MUAC device to enhance diagnosis of acute malnutrition hence reduce misdiagnosis at community level and. The Click-MUAC Project is funded by the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, implemented by ACF-USA and supported by Brixton Health and the University of Tampere.
Action Against Hunger-USA is looking for a Research Assistant. He/she will be responsible for the overall supervision of the Click-MUAC study in Isiolo County, Kenya. This will include coordinating with the ACF Capital team, recruiting and training the local data collection team, ensuring high quality data collection and data entry, provide on-going technical supervision and support, budget monitoring for field-based data collection activities, supporting data analysis and supporting the preparation of results for publication. The position will report to ACF-Kenya Isiolo Head of Region and will be technically overseen by the Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition manager coordinating the Click-MUAC research. The Research Assistant will be a key member of the global Click-MUAC Project team and will play an important role in the interpretation and the presentation of the results of the study.
The position will be based in Isiolo county with regular travel to Nairobi for meetings **

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE RESEARCH ASSISTANT:
The Research Assistant will work closely with the ACF Kenya research coordinator to achieve the following objectives:
Objective 1: Research protocol and project development
 Finalize data collection tools (questionnaires, reporting forms); lead field-level pre-testing in Isiolo and refine the tools.
 Contribute to development of overall project work plan and analysis plan; coordinate with partners to develop and maintain timeline for regular communication and project/reporting deliverables
 Liaise, when necessary, with Click-MUAC research team regarding the finalisation of Click-MUAC prototypes for field testing

Objective 2: Staff recruitment and training
 Recruit, train, and supervise local research team members (data clerk, enumerators, etc.) on prototype use, manipulation, data collection and data management methodology.
 Work closely with research team to develop critical thinking research skills; develop and sustain a culture of responsibility and detail-oriented work among all field researchers. Manage overall planning and the division and coordination of the work of the field research team.
 Orient the ACF nutrition and operations teams (PM, DPM, Head of Region) on the research activities including study protocol, project implementation and data collection to ensure close monitoring of activities, collaboration with field team and harmonisation with existing nutrition activities

Objective 3: Coordination and management
 In liaison with research coordinator and head of region Isiolo, coordinate launch of data collection activities, ensuring strict adherence to study protocol (Phase I and Phase II of data collection activities) in selected study sites; ensure high-quality standardisation of measurement methods (calibration and gold standard measurements)
 Support on-site management and oversight of data collection activities at the health facilities where the study will be conducted; supervise research team members to enrol, take measurements and administer questionnaires.
 I n with the research coordinator, develop, maintain, and implement system for field study monitoring and data management; ensure data quality and coherence.
 Maintain ongoing dialogue with Click-MUAC research team members to assess project progress; support timely and quality implementation and alert research coordinator
 Build and maintain good relationships with MoH at national and county level and act as Click-MUAC contact at county level.
 Prepare Click-MUAC Project Updates for MoH and partners at county/sub-county coordination fora (county nutrition technical working groups/sectoral groups).
 Inform/update the research coordinator on activities on a regular basis and liaise with field Nutrition program manager and head of region for smooth implementation of the project.

Objective 4: Finance, budget and grant monitoring  Overall responsibility for Click-MUAC project budget related to operational expenses in Isiolo County. Perform and monitor budget spending in line with spending plan; ensure diligence in grants utilization including timely spending and value for money.  Prepare a monthly report of estimated expenditure (including actual and commitments) based with narrative summaries; review budget expenditure reports with in consultation with the research coordinator and address any concerns, updates or changes.

Objective 5: Reporting and administrative tasks  Prepare monthly technical reports on the status of the research activities and progress based on the research implementation work plan.  Provide logistical support for meetings, workshops and trainings as well as travel arrangements and schedules for visiting technical teams, experts, project partners, etc.

Objective 6: Publications, reports, and dissemination  Contribute to preparation of periodic progress reports throughout the project with interim results for internal and external dissemination (including official project and donor reports as well as ACF- USA communications material etc.)  Work with ACF-USA and academic partners to support data analysis and write-up of results. Contribute to written sections and editing, as required for publishing academic articles, briefing papers, case studies etc.

Internal & External relationships
Internal
 ACF Kenya Research Coordinator: technical oversight
 ACF Kenya Isiolo Head of Region : hierarchical relationship
 ACF Kenya Head of Health & Nutrition Department : collaboration and coordination – technical support – exchange of information
 ACF Kenya Nutrition PMs: collaboration and coordination on existing nutrition activities and harmonisation with research implementation
 ACF Kenya HR Coordinator : exchange of information and collaboration on recruitment, training and, if needs be, on team management problems
 ACF Kenya Administrative Coordinator : exchange of information and collaboration on financial and planning matters
 ACF USA Nutrition and Health Advisor: collaboration and coordination – technical support
 ACF USA Grants Manager – exchange of information and collaboration on financial monitoring and budget follow-up
External
 Local governmental and non-governmental partners : exchange of information and coordination regarding the research project
 Local medical authorities : exchange of information and coordination regarding the research project
 Representatives of international aid organisations : information-sharing and dissemination regarding the research project

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES
 Monthly field activity report
 Donor reports as required by the project
 Contribution to mission SitRep

POSITION REQUIREMENTS QUALIFICATIONS
 Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Public Health or Monitoring and Evaluation with specialization in nutrition and health

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
ESSENTIAL
 Background in public health with at least two years of experience in research management in developing countries with national or international partners
 Strong technical understanding of CMAM programme design, implementation and evaluation
 Strong skills in anthropometric measurement, particularly MUAC measurement. Technical understanding of the role of MUAC measurement in community settings within CMAM programming
 Excellent research skills; knowledge of quantitative data collection and analysis methods, strong experience ensuring data quality
 Strong statistical and analytical skills
 Excellent demonstrated organizational and managerial ability; prior experience managing a diverse team required
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated patience and effective leadership in communicating broad and detailed topics to diverse audiences in person and through written communication
 Ability to interact with research and field partners, other international, national and local actors in country
 Experience of Microsoft Office Suite and use of statistical packages
 Attention to detail and ability to multitask
 Experience of working with complex budgets in Excel, donor reporting, and against workplan /deliverable timelines
 Willingness to work with considerable flexibility in a challenging environment and occasionally outside normal working hours

What ACF will offer:
 Remuneration package: Very Competitive salary package with additional benefits that include:
o Career development opportunities with ACF
o Comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents
o Individual training and capacity building budget
o Opportunity to work in a nice and friendly environment with a dynamic and motivated team

 Duration of contract: 6 months- fixed term
This position will be based in Isiolo and will therefore not attract a relocation allowance.

Start date: 1st August , 2016

How to apply:

Interested candidates should forward their applications including a cover letter and curriculum vitae. to: www.myhotkenyanjobs.com/action by Close of Business 5th July 2016. Certificates will be required later on in the recruitment process. Please indicate the position applied for on the subject line of the email

Kenya: Head of Nutrition and Health Department

Organization: Action Contre la Faim
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Jun 2016

Position Title: Head of Nutrition and Health Department

Level: X3

Number of positions: one(1)

Duty Station: Nairobi, with frequent travel to and within Somalia

Type of contract: Fixed term

Contract duration: 1year with possibility of extension

Organisational background

Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia Since May 1992. Currently, ACF is conducting its humanitarian activities in Somalia focused on treating and preventing malnutrition, increasing access to clean water and appropriate sanitation, strengthening the food-security and the livelihoods and thus boosting the resilience of communities in Somalia as well as emergency response via program bases in Mogadishu (since 1995), El Berde (since 2012), Xudur (since 2014), Eyl (Puntland, since 2014) and Tieglow (2015).

The positions and responsibilities

ACF Somalia is looking for suitable Kenyan National to fill Head of Nutrition and Health Department, based in Nairobi. Reports hierarchically to the Deputy Country Director and technically to the Nutrition and Health Technical Advisor at HQ, the Head of Nutrition and Health Department’s core responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

Goal:

To define the strategies and coordinate activities of Action Contre la Faim’s Nutrition and Health Programmes in Somalia.

M Mission 1: Design, develop and evaluate actions in the field of nutrition and health

Ø Collection and quality control of monitoring, follow up and evaluation data

Ø Production’s quality for the nutritional situation analysis

Ø The standard of nutritional and medical proposals submitted by his/her teams

Ø Encouraging his/her teams to identify new programmes

Ø Development of an ACF nutrition and health strategy specific to the mission

Tasks:

  • Assessment and analysis of prevailing context of nutrition in country
  • Initiate studies based on the analysis of data provided by other partners (NGOs, UN agencies, governmental departments)
  • Engaging in teamwork with coordinators in other technical areas to develop an integrated multi-sectoral approach
  • Drawing up new proposals for intervention in medical and nutritional programme areas for submission to funding bodies
  • Liaison with finance and logistics departments to establish budgets for new programmes in nutrition and health
  • Developing and monitoring budgets allocated to the field of nutrition and health
  • Identifying challenges and proposing research projects and innovative approaches in the field of malnutrition
  • Building on good practice, experience and assessments in the framework of ACF's organisational development strategy and ensuring that recommendations arising from assessments are implemented

Miss Mission 2: Monitor and coordinate programmes in the fields of nutrition and health

Ø Deciding to launch nutritional surveys in liaison with the Deputy Country Director/Director

Ø Development of integrated approach to the programmes

Ø Collection and analysis of data, including the decisions making on this basis

Ø Providing activity technical report of high quality within the given timeline

Ø Monitoring all the consolidated programme budgets relating to nutrition and health allocated to the country

Ø Logistical monitoring for nutrition and health programmes

· Tasks:

  • Supervise or conduct of nutrition rapid assessments and/or nutritional surveys in collaboration with MEAL team
  • Control, validate and monitoring of the resources used by the programmes in order to draft request and undertake quality control
  • Monitoring programme quality by using APR indicators and qualitative and quantitative reports submitted by nutrition and health Programme Managers
  • Preparing a monthly report summarising mission activities in nutrition and health (APR)
  • When possible, appropriate and relevant, promote an integrated approach in the programmes to ensure a sound understanding of the causes of malnutrition in an area (eg study of market prices) – in liaison with FS
  • Producing a synthesis of all data collected by Nutrition and Health Programme Manager and informing the Mission Head and relevant HQ personnel of the key indicators having a bearing on the programmes
  • Producing activity reports for funding bodies on medical and nutritional aspects of the programmes
  • Monitoring his/her programme budget, anticipating under- and over-consumption and proposing corrective action

Miss Mission 3: Supervise the Capacity Building Program Manager and/or Deputy Nutrition & Health

Coordinator.

  • Day to day management, Evaluation of the performance, Skills development.

Tasks:

  • Organising and leading meetings with the nutrition and Health management team
  • Setting up and supervising action plans for programme managers
  • Managing overall planning and implementation of work of the programmes
  • Organising management team members performance evaluation
  • Providing technical support to teams in the area of nutrition and Health
  • Providing technical and managerial support to team members on routine basis
  • Identifying the training needs among the team members
  • Creating, organising and leading training sessions
  • Liaison with the Human Resources Department to deal with any problems within the team

Miss Mission 4: Develop and launch programmes in collaboration with governmental and local agencies

Ø Dissemination of the ACF nutrition and health strategy at country level to partners and funding bodies

Ø Developing and maintaining a network of harmonious and productive relationships with national representatives and programme partners (funding bodies, other NGOs, etc)

Ø Establishing MoU to define the terms of various partnership with partner agencies and government counterparts and other stakeholders

Tas Tasks:**

  • Negotiation with local partners on work organisation, protocols, action plans, training at all levels (local, regional and national) taking into account of all those involved in the area
  • Negotiation of agreement protocols with the programme partners and government counterparts
  • Whenever necessary, updating the agreement protocols to secure the efficient functioning of the programme (eg structural change in the partner agency, redefinition of roles)
  • Coordinating the implementation of programmes with representatives of national and local government
  • Linking up with partners and taking part in meetings with other agencies (WFP, Unicef, other NGOs etc) with a view to defining partnership agreements
  • Analysing training needs and arranging training for the teams of programme partners (NGOs and MOH)
  • Lending technical support to the development of national and local strategy in the struggle against malnutrition
  • Setting out a common strategy and action plan (ACF and partners) concerning specific projects
  • Collaborating with partners exchanging of useful information and regular coordination meetings
  • Building a long term strategy for the programme, with a view to enabling the partner to achieve autonomy, with particular attention, where necessary, to cost recovery aspects
  • Influencing the definition of national protocols through negotiation with representatives of partner structures (notably the Ministry of Health) with a view to disseminating ACF's technical standards for dealing with malnutrition.
  • Defining a country-specific strategy for technical advocacy in link with the Head of mission and HQ

M Mision 5: Represent Action Contre La Faim and its positioning in the field of nutrition and health

Ø Representing ACF in dealings with national and international authorities on matters of health and nutrition

Ø Making national and international authorities fully aware of the ACF positions and protocols

Tasks:

  • Developing and maintain relations with current and potential donors (visits to projects, presentations of ACF and its work, requests for funding)
  • Representing ACF in meetings with the health authorities and other agencies (cf cluster) and participate in national networks on nutrition.
  • Promoting the philosophy and protocols of ACF to local partners (NGO, MoH, etc.)
  • Representing the areas of health and nutrition in the national coordination of ACF
  • Producing technical, strategic and activity reports in the fields of health and nutrition (for partners)
  • Producing and/or publishing information, both internally and externally, concerning technical progress in the fields of health and nutrition in the country of intervention
  • Elaborating communication tools for disseminating information on ACF and the nutrition and health dimensions of its programmes.

Essential Criteria:

  • Masters in International Health, Nutrition, Public Health or its equivalent
  • BSc. Foods , Nutrition and dietetics or Nursing
  • 3-5 years nutrition/health field work experience at program management level (Somalia preferred)
  • Training in project cycle management
  • Strong reporting and budget management skills
  • Experience in planning, implementing and statistically analysing nutritional surveys
  • demonstrate good planning, organizational and research / analytical skills;
  • Good organisational and leadership skills
  • Working experience of managing a team

· Experience in conducting SMART, SQUEAC should be mentioned

· Sensitized / oriented to Monitoring & Evaluation

· Experience in HSS, Behavior Change as a plus

· Experience in delivering technical training (externally & internally)

Desirable Criteria:

  • Working experience at national coordinator level
  • Actively involved at national and international cluster and working groups
  • Experience in working and developing relations at national government levels
  • Working knowledge of Somali Language,.
  • On top of working knowledge of Somali, Knowledge of Somalia context or even previous experience in Somalia.

How to apply:

Applications, including CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to be sent via email to:

hr-recruitment@so.missions-acf.org not later than 15th June 2016 clearly mentioning the position and the location on the subject line. e.g. Head of Nutrition and Health Department – Nairobi

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews Female Candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Kenya: HEAD OF DEPARTMENT- FINANCE

Organization: Action Against Hunger-UK
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Jun 2016

Objective 1 : Contribute to the definition of mission strategy
The Head of Finance is responsible for:

  • creating the budgetary framework of the mission
  • making financial and budgetary information available to other departments to facilitate the establishment of the country strategy
  • producing high quality and timely financial and budgetary contributions to "proposals" and reports for funding bodies
     Contributing a financial and budgetary perspective to coordination discussions
     Advising other departments on their financial and budgetary needs
     Ensuring that financial and budgetary needs and constraints are taken into account in the preparation of projects
     Collecting data and writing the financial and budgetary section of proposals and reports to funding bodies and financing plans, and proposition of structure costs requests
     Ensuring that his/her contribution to “proposals” and reports is consistent with the rest of these documents
     Representing the mission to outside bodies on issues of finance and budget and developing a network for the exchange of information and good practice.
    Objective 2 : Ensure high quality accounting for the mission
    The Head of Finance is responsible for:
  • disseminating information about accounting procedures throughout the mission and ensuring they are observed
  • the correctness of accounting and analytical entries
  • timely forwarding of the monthly accounting bundle
  • verifications of cash stocks and bank accounts according to ACF regulations
     Ensuring that parameters of the accounting software are properly set up
     Ensuring that all accounting, extra-accounting and expatriate data are entered into the accounting software
     Verifying bankbook and checking and bank reconciliations
     Supervising the checking of invoices and ensuring that they are archived according to ACF procedures
     Verifying and approving the monthly accounting bundle and ensuring that it is forwarded to headquarters
     Verifying the physical cash count in capital and in the course of visits to bases
    Objective 3: Ensure high quality cash management for the mission
    The Head of Finance is responsible for:
  • defining, promulgating and ensuring compliance with cash management procedures across the mission
  • the availability and safe keeping of the necessary cash
  • adapting methods for cash transfer in the light of local conditions and security considerations
  • monitoring the correspondence between cash forecast and the BFU
  • anticipating treasury risks and resolving difficulties
     Defining and keeping up to date cash management procedures adapted to local conditions, suggesting alternatives in the light of any changes, authorizing and organizing the transfer of funds to the bases
     Consolidating and approving the treasury forecast of the mission and forwarding it to headquarters
     Consolidating requests to commit expenses on a non-signed contract (structure budget) and forwarding them to headquarters
     Passing on payments made through headquarters
     Monitoring contractual payments made by funding bodies and signed off in the field
     Approving the choice of banking establishments, checking their solvency and reliability, securing optimal conditions, approving and requesting the opening and closing of accounts and the adding of signatories according to ACF procedures
     Approving the methods of payment of on-going contracts and ensuring payment by the due date
     Authorizing the payment of mission expenses according to ACF procedures
    Objective 4: Provide financial and budgetary management
    The Head of Finance is responsible for:
  • promulgation of and compliance with the financial rules of funding bodies
  • establishing the annual budget
  • leadership in budgetary matters at mission level and steering the process of budget forecasting
  • cost analysis and issuing budgetary alerts when necessary
  • monitoring financial risks and issuing alerts when necessary
  • providing the necessary materials for negotiations with funding bodies and producing documents to funding bodies
     Calculating and ratifying project budgets
     Preparing and revising the mission's annual budget
     Producing, checking and forwarding budget follow-up (including forecast) to the coordination team and to base administrators, raising issues of relevance and alerts, support Coordinators
     Ratifying the circulation and authorization thresholds of expenditures laid down by Logistics
     Identifying financial risks (exchange rate fluctuations, inflation…), making Coordinators aware of financial risks in their field, alerting the Country Director and headquarters, providing support in the management of risk
     Production and archiving of financial reports according to the deadlines and formats required by funding bodies
     Supervision of the pre-audit of funding bodies' financial contracts and responding to queries raised by auditors
    Objective 5: Promote and ensure financial collaboration and coordination with mission partners
    The Head of Finance is responsible for:
  • participating in the process of selecting partners and validating the financial risk analysis provided by the bases

    • defining with partners the modes of financial and budgetary management in the framework of joint projects
    • validating the financial and budgetary aspects of partnership conventions and agreements
    • taking full advantage at mission level of all innovative practices in the field of financial and budgetary management in partnerships
      Objective 6: Prevent and manage fraud and corruption
      The Head of Finance is responsible for:
    • identifying risks of fraud and corruption in his/her field of competence and setting up preventive and monitoring mechanisms
    • making his/her team aware of the risks of fraud and corruption
    • alerting the Country Director to cases of fraud and corruption and undertaking corrective action
    • putting in place and monitoring recommendations arising from the day-to-day control and audit
      Objective 7: Manage the Finance team
      The Head of Finance is responsible for:
    • the day-to-day management of his/her team (guidance, follow-up, motivation…)
    • evaluating the performance and developing the skills of his/her team members
    • management of the teams for which s/he is support/technical Manager.  Defining the Human Resource needs of his/her area of activity and establishing the organizational chart of his/her team
       Taking part in the recruitment of team members
       Organizing and leading team meetings
       Working out and monitoring individual action plans for team members
       Managing the planning process, the sharing and coordination of tasks
       Providing for appraisal interviews for team members
       Providing technical support to the teams
       Identifying the training needs of team members
       Creating, organizing and leading training sessions
       Managing difficulties in the team
    • Essential Qualifications
       Min. Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, or related field
       CPA Qualification
       At least 5 years work experience in humanitarian sector
       Strong Financial background (accountancy and financial management)
       Proven management, representation and coordination skills (managing people and processes)
       Excellent writing and analytical skills (ability to analyze budgets and make financial forecasts)
       Rigorous organizational and administrative skills (definition of priorities, delegation, training)
       Proven ability to translate analysis and evaluation into operational planning and strategy
       Good communication skills
       Good influencing and negotiation skills
       Significant experience in INGOs in recovery and complex emergencies
       Good knowledge of donors’ guidelines and procedures.
       Proven ability to work in multi-donor short term contract situations and ability to effectively juggle priorities to meet the needs of the mission
      Previous experience with ACF preferred though if not available strong experience with an international humanitarian agency would be acceptable.
    • What ACF will offer:
       Remuneration package: Very Competitive salary package with additional benefits that include:
      o Career development opportunities with ACF
      o Comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents
      o Individual training and capacity building budget
      o Opportunity to work in a nice and friendly environment with a dynamic and motivated team
       Duration of contract: 12 months, renewable depending on performance and funding availability
       Start date: As Soon as Possible (ASAP)

How to apply:

Interested candidates should forward their applications including a cover letter and curriculum vitae. to: www.myhotkenyanjobs.com/action Certificates will be required later on in the recruitment process by Close of Business 8th June 2016, applications received past the deadline will not be processed. Please indicate the position on the subject line of the email.
NB: Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.
Application open to Kenyan nationals only

Kenya: Regional Advocacy Coordinator of East Africa

Organization: Action Against Hunger
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 May 2016

Duration : Permanent
Start date : 01-Jun-2016

You'll contribute to ending world hunger by …

developing and implementing an advocacy plan (coordinate, monitor) evaluating ACF regional advocacy strategy for East Africa as part of the ACF International Advocacy Strategy. Supporting and enhance policy and advocacy capacity in ACF missions in East Africa. Networking and representation of ACF's position at regional level. Managing existing advocacy grants and lead the writing of successful advocacy funding proposals.

Key activities in your role will include

  • Support the planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of ACF advocacy activities in East Africa
  • Identify and support missions in their partnerships with civil society organizations and platforms at national and regional level.
  • Elaborate strategies to approach donors and promote advocacy actions.
  • Manage regional advocacy grants.

Do you meet the profile required criteria ?

You are dedicated humanitarian professional

  • You have Masters' degree in development studies, international relations/affairs, social science, politics, or similar field.relevant Post-Graduate degree.
  • You have at least 5 years working in Advocacy with an International humanitarian organization.
  • You have experience in a technical field related to ACF USA’s program activities.

You have experience in internal and external representation in the humanitarian context and with stakeholders

  • You have good knowledge of the humanitarian system, Food and Nutrition sectors and policies in emergency and post-emergency contexts.
  • You have excellent excellent knowledge of advocacy cycle and advocacy tools.
  • You have knowledge of the East Africa context.

You have the following competences

  • You have proven the interpersonal and networking skills.
  • You have strong negotation skills and capacity to promote consortiums and partnerships.
  • You have open mined and flexible character.

How to apply:

Please apply with resume and cover letter to:
https://careers.actionagainsthunger.org/index.php/positions/view/376/