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Kenya: DATA MANAGER- KISII

Organization: University of Maryland
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Mar 2018

Position : Data Manager

Reports to : Strategic Information (SI) Advisor

Location : Kisii, Kenya.

Purpose;

The Data Manager will be responsible for handing data collected from University of Maryland’s supported health facilities and programs.

He/she will be based at the central office and will be responsible for data cleaning and entry, data analysis and development of databases to accommodate the program needs.

He/she will part of the Strategic Information team and report to the Strategic Information Advisor.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Management of data from facilities including data cleaning, standardization and data entry into project database for reporting
  • Development and updating of data collection tools
  • Ensure that data systems are operational and updated
  • Data reconstruction and computerization from source documents
  • Development of databases for program supported activities as needed
  • Data analysis
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports for dissemination to program teams

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Public Health Informatics, Statistics or Mathematics.
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with HIV data systems
  • Good Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good analytical and presentation skills,
  • Advanced Computer skills including advanced MS excel and MS Access
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Familiar with USG HIV-related donor reporting requirements
  • More than 3 years of experience in handing health related health information systems.
  • Skills in Database development

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above-mentioned qualifications, are requested to send their cover letter and resume to MGIC_Recruitment@mgic.umaryland.edu indicating the position being applied for on the subject line of the email by 16th March 2018. Applicants are advised to include the position title “**DATA MANAGER- KISII**” as the subject.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Kenya: Technical Advisor Child Protection (Re-advetisement)

Organization: Terre des hommes
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Mar 2018

Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL) in East Africa is looking for a Technical Advisor Child Protection, full time, to be based in Nairobi (Kenya), with frequent travel within the region.

General Characteristics

The Technical Advisor is a position aimed at advising on child rights and child protection policy matters and providing evidence based input for programme development within the organisation. Our work focuses on the issue of child exploitation, with four key programme themes centered around: (1) the Worst Forms of Child Labour; (2) (Commercial) Sexual Exploitation of Children; (3) Child Trafficking and Migration; (4) Child Abuse / Child Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. TdH-NL also provides humanitarian aid, with a focus on protecting children and their families in emergency situations.

We address child exploitation through five strategies: prevention of the worst forms of child exploitation; provision of services to ensure safe reintegration of child victims; prosecution of those who perpetrate crimes against children; promotion of a safe and conducive social/economic/legal context for children; and partnership & participation to strengthen civil society in the promotion of children’s rights and to include meaningful participation of children.

Objective of the function

Terre des Hommes Netherlands has the ambition to become the Centre of Excellence Against Child Exploitation. The Technical Advisor will profile Terre des Hommes Netherlands as an expert organisation in the fight against it.

The Technical Advisor is responsible for advising on child rights and child protection policy matters. To this end, the position holder acts as an expert contact point for both internal and external bodies.

The Technical Advisor will work towards expanding the TdH-NL portfolio of child protection programming globally, with a special focus on child trafficking and migration, as well as TdH-NL’s other core themes , and will ensure all child protection programming is of excellent technical quality. He/she will ensure that all child protection programmes contribute significantly to Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ strategic objectives, national/global learning and advocacy. The post holder is expected to provide technical advice and support to programme staff and our partners to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved, both in the region as well as at a global level

Position in the organisation

The Technical Advisor reports to the head of the department within which the function is positioned and has no direct reports of its own. The position is part of the Lobby and Expertise Unit, that supports the development of our organisational (strategic) focus, programme themes, country programmes, institutional fundraising and the relation between these. The unit also supports and coordinates lobby & advocacy activities as well as research.

Result areas

1. Co-develop policy

  • Follows, signals and analyses bottlenecks, trends and developments within and outside the organisation for the assigned policy area/ focus area, both in the region and at a global level.

  • Translates these into consequences, opportunities and/or solutions of the organisation's pursued policy.

  • Contributes to the development and evaluation of (different parts of) the policy.

  • Provides guidance and support in the decision-making process and contributes to the implementation of (policy) proposals.

  • Evaluates the developed policy, signals possible bottlenecks/ deviations and makes proposals for improvement.

Result: Policy has been co-developed in such a way that developments have timely been signalled and analysed and a contribution has been made to the policy within a focus area.

2. Realising policy

  • Supports the organisation in the translation of the approved policy into operational policy plans.

  • Contributes to the development and implementation of projects and programmes by providing advice and support from the own focus area or by participating in project teams.

  • Prepares documents, regulations, decisions and correspondence, and ensures follow-up.

  • Ensures the necessary knowledge transfer in the context of policy implementation.

  • Evaluates the implemented concrete policy actions and/or projects, signals possible bottlenecks/ deviations and undertakes the necessary actions.

Result: The realisation of policy has been contributed to in such a way that concrete plans have been prepared and internal and external stakeholders have timely received the right information.**

3. Advising and providing information

  • Is the point of contact for substantive questions regarding child trafficking and migration, and the other core themes of TdH-NL.

  • Supports and advises the organisation upon request in development processes and in preparing reports for which the substantive expertise is necessary.

  • Provides solicited and unsolicited advice, information, and support regarding the conducted policy to management and involved parties within the organisation.

  • Generates (management) information for annual plans, the budget, and budget monitoring.

  • Supports and advises upon request from the Leadership Team regarding the policy-based validation of proposals from the organisation.

Result: Advice has been given and information has been provided such that management and other involved parties have been informed and advised on policy development in an expert manner.

4. Maintaining contacts

  • Maintains internal and external contacts associated with the function.

  • Builds and maintains a network with stakeholder organisations.

  • Initiates and develops information and knowledge transfer in the relevant policy area and provides information and advice to internal and external stakeholders.

Result: Contacts are maintained in such a way that the organisation is well represented in external circles.

5. Monitor research progress

  • Coordinates and conducts the handling of research in accordance with established procedures and monitors its progress.

  • Monitors the delivery of reports and research, especially progress and final reports, and deals with this in accordance with the procedures set out for this purpose.

  • Periodically communicates the status/progress to the manager and signals bottlenecks.

  • Maintains contacts with external parties (referees, grant recipients, researchers) for administrative and organisational support and answers questions.

  • Coordinates and co-monitors the progress of research projects based on lead time, budget, and delivery criteria.

  • Screens the assessment of the results of current and conducted studies/ projects especially for relevance to the target group of organisation, implementation opportunities and PR value and communicates about this with internal stakeholders.

Result: Research questions have been coordinated and progress has been monitored in such a way that involved parties have fully and accurately been informed in time, and that current research projects can be completed within scheduled lead time, budget, and delivery criteria.

6. Utilise publicity and media opportunities

  • Signals publicity opportunities regarding general developments in the organisation's focus area and regarding research funded by the organisation, and coordinates these with the manager and internal parties involved.

  • Advises managers and internal parties involved regarding communication statements about (results of) scientific research.

Result: Publicity and media opportunities have correctly and timely been utilised.

Knowledge and skills

  • High level vocational or academic (university) education at bachelor level (NL: HBO/WO, Bachelor)

  • High level applied or academic professional and intellectual ability.

  • Extensive knowledge of child exploitation, specifically in relation to Child Trafficking and Child Migration at the regional and global level.

  • Knowledge of and insight in the target group and developments in society.

  • Knowledge of subject fields in which research is being conducted (​proven analytical and report writing skills is essential​).

  • Skills in the development and implementation of policies.

  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in children's rights issues.

  • Proven experience in capacity building of civil society organisations.

  • Experience with Child Rights based programming.

  • Experience in preparing and presenting to national, regional and global fora.

  • Five years of experience in a similar position in a similar organisation.

  • Experience with Lobby & Advocacy, specifically within the policy area of Child Trafficking and Migration/global trends and developments.

Competence profile

A. Analytical capacity

Understanding the essence of complex issues by logical reasoning, investigation of potential causes, separation of key messages from the mass of detail and acknowledgment of their interdependence.

Level 3: Supports and involves others in the immediate vicinity in issue analysis while demonstrating exemplary behaviour.

B. Networking

Builds relationships and networks that are helpful when realising objectives and utilises informal networks to get things done.

Level 3: Knows how to build and to maintain relationships in support of the realisation of his or her personal objectives and those of the organisational entity. Is regarded as a specialist in the field of networking.

C. The power of persuasion

Expressing opinions convincingly, demonstrating interaction and debating effectively, thereby generating acceptance of viewpoints and ideas.

Level 2: Defends and argues points of view with tact and in a clear and convincing manner while taking another opinion into account.

D. Vision

The ability to see patterns and underlying relationships in information and be able to translate these to ideas and future situations.

Level 2: Recognises relevant information and developments and applies these on the job.

Job Level: D

Contract period: One year contract with a possibility of extension.

How to apply:

Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae by e-mail to: recruitment.africa@tdh.nl clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position, no later than by Tuesday, 20th March 2018. For more information about this position, you can contact us through the same email address.

This is a national position. Only candidates who are entitled to work in either Kenya, Uganda or Ethiopia through citizenship or permanent residence should apply.

Note that due to the expected large responses only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Terre des Hommes Netherlands is committed to keeping children safe. We therefore implement child safeguarding measures as part of our selection and recruitment process.

The selection procedure will also include an assessment test, and checking of recent professional references.

Kenya: WEE ENTREPRENEURSHIP ADVISOR

Organization: CARE USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Mar 2018

CARE has taken on a transformational agenda and we need great talent to join us!

CARE’s strategy for Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE)focuses on four interrelated and key pathways to economic empowerment, based on a combination of women’s core economic roles as producers, workers, entrepreneurs, and consumers, CARE’s decade-long experience, and where we expect to have the most impact:

  1. Financial inclusion
  2. Women and value chain
  3. Dignified work
  4. Entrepreneurship

CARE is seeking a WEE/Entrepreneurship Advisor who will lead and take forward the work on entrepreneurship in CARE. This role is critical to CARE’s success and will directly support CARE’s ambitions on Women’s Economic Empowerment. The person in this role will work closely with the other leads on key pathways to economic empowerment (financial inclusion, women and value chains and dignified work) to ensure consistency, coordination and synergies across teams.

The WEE/Entrepreneurship Advisor will facilitate the design and understanding of good entrepreneurship programmes/projects within CARE amongst country offices and members. S/he will identify good practices and develop tools that are easy for the country offices to use provide technical advice to CARE Norway, and other supported programmes/projects to strengthen women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship.

The person in this role must possess a good understanding and experience of emerging trends, learning and accountability within women’s economic empowerment and especially entrepreneurship. S/he is expected to remain engaged with external actors who lead in this field. This is an individual contributor role and will not directly manage other staff. However, s/he will work independently and must be highly skilled in creating change, improvements and building capacity through effective collaboration with colleagues of different backgrounds and cultures.

Responsibilities:

  • Strategy and Programme quality to provide thought leadership on entrepreneurship in CARE
  • Influence change in practice internally through networking and communications
  • Influence change in policy and practice through external communications and advocacy
  • Enable Fund-raising and resource mobilization for Entrepreneurship
  • Strengthen and develop the WEE/Entrepreneurship component
  • Team membership

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or relevant field
  • Master’s degree in relevant area or 5 years of practical expertise preferred
  • 6 years of experience working on a variety of international development and humanitarian settings
  • Proven experience developing and managing entrepreneurship programmes/projects
  • Experience with gender in development/humanitarian response
  • Familiarity with donor thinking on entrepreneurship and women’s economic empowerment
  • Experience of writing funding proposals to institutional donors
  • A good grasp of contemporary issues and debates around entrepreneurship and economic empowerment
  • Excellent knowledge of entrepreneurship in low and middle-income countries
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas simply in writing and verbally
  • Must possess the ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Fluency in French desired

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please visit our website at http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=4147

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

Kenya: Child Survival and Nutrition Technical Advisor

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Nov 2017

Child Survival and Nutrition Technical Advisor

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

The Child Survival and Nutrition Technical Advisor (CS and Nutrition TA) takes overall responsibility of Child Survival (child health, immunization) and nutrition in Afya Halisi project. Afya Halisi is a USAID funded five year project which aims to deliver quality, integrated services in the areas of family planning (FP), reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in the focus counties of Kitui, Migori, Kakamega and Kisumu.

The Child Survival and Nutrition Technical Advisor will provide technical oversight in service delivery with emphasis on child health, immunization and nutrition services. He/she should be knowledgeable and skilled in child health, immunization and nutrition programming to allow effective demand creation and quality service delivery at community and facility levels. In collaboration with project team and partners, the position will support the design and implementation of evidence based high impact interventions. He/she will be responsible for preparation of annual work plans, capacity building of project and MoH staff, quality implementation of interventions and effective coordination of the program with collaborating partners. He/she will work with other project staff and field teams to support area level advocacy for child health and nutrition services.

Contract Duration: 1 Year with a possibility of extension

Location: Kitui

Qualifications

  • Medicine/ Clinical Medicine/Nursing with a post graduate degree in public health/global health; community health; health management with training and experience in and project planning and management techniques
  • Knowledge of current global and regional public health debates in child survival and nutrition
  • Recommended a minimum of five years of relevant technical experience including at senior level. Experience working within the devolved Kenyan health system is a must.
  • Proven experience and skills in research and advocacy and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors and writing up high quality donor reports
  • Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
  • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bW9uaWNhLjIxNTg5LjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Kenya: Senior Energy Vacancies (East, West and Southern Africa) – 3 posts

Organization: Practical Action
Country: Kenya, Senegal, Zimbabwe
Closing date: 24 Nov 2017

We at Practical Action have an exciting ambition to bring power to millions of poor people across Africa.

We, together with our partners, are already making great progress on this journey but we now are ready to make a big step change – to take our ideas and experience to real scale we are looking for a number highly motivated and capable individuals to join us to strengthen our regional teams in East, West and Southern Africa.

If you have significant experience in the energy sector at a senior level and are able to innovate, collaborate and deliver to an international standard then do read on ……..

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that works through programme, consulting and advocacy channels to deliver large scale change that transforms the lives of people living in, or vulnerable to poverty.

Working throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America, Practical Action delivers a National, Regional and Global role in the renewable energy sector.

This role facilitates access to modern, off-grid energy for low-income consumers through research, analysis and policy advice, technology development and adaptation, piloting new delivery models and catalysing development of energy access markets. We deliver this through managing a large portfolio of on the ground projects working with partners and in consortia, through delivering technical assistance through consultancy teams into governments, private sector and institutions and through driving an advocacy and influencing agenda focused on achieving total energy access for the poor.

We are now looking for a number of qualified and capable individuals who are excited by our ambition to join our Practical Action teams in the East, West and Southern Africa regional offices to support the respective regional leadership in delivering our energy ambitions:

· Senior Energy Advisor: 2 posts – Kenya (East Africa) and Senegal (West Africa)

· Energy Systems and Innovation Lead: 1 post – Zimbabwe (Southern Africa)

Senior Energy Advisor

The regional senior energy advisors will be responsible for driving our energy change ambitions through the management of projects, provision of technical advice, leading innovation in new work generation, building the network of associates, line-managing project staff and facilitating joint working with Practical Action's other regional and country offices in Africa and United Kingdom. As a member of the Practical Action global energy team, the advisors will contribute to development of the organization's energy thematic work worldwide.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Master degree in energy, economics or other relevant discipline

  • At least seven (7) years' relevant work experience in designing and implementing energy access projects or consultancy assignments within the NGO or private sectors, in Africa and internationally (relevant experience in the region of choice is highly preferable)

  • Fluency in written and spoken English (for both regional roles) and French (for West Africa only) is essential.

Energy Systems and Innovation Lead

Reporting to the Regional Director, the Energy Systems and Innovation Lead plays a leadership role within the Senior Management Team (SMT) accountable for providing innovative and impactful thought leadership in Zimbabwe, Malawi and the Southern Africa region. The post holder will shape all our regional energy work and provide senior leadership focused on delivering the impact we desire through our energy change ambitions, learning and evidence building, collaborative approaches for change at scale and fundraising.

Minimum Requirements

  • First degree in an energy related field and a Master’s degree in an energy related field;

  • At least 15 years of working experience of which at least 5 years in the rural energy access thematic area in Southern Africa and/ or other developing countries;

  • In-depth understanding of the energy development priorities of Zimbabwe and Malawi, as a strategic thinker, energy policy environment and analytical ability to unfold systemic issues will be essential;

  • Fluency in English.

For detailed Job Descriptions of the vacancies visit: https://practicalaction.org/jobs

The above vacancies are on national terms and conditions. Qualified candidates with proven capabilities are encouraged to apply and to indicate where they have a legal right to work and also if they have a location preference.

How to apply:

If you have the knowledge, experience, skills and the ability we are looking for, please send your cover letter and updated CV by email to**:** recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke no later than 24th November 2017. Please indicate the position being applied for and a preferred location on the email subject e.g. Application for Regional Senior Energy Advisor – East Africa

Practical Action positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates and does not take into consideration factors that are not relevant such as sex, race, disability, age, caste, tribe, belief, religion etc.

Kenya: Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Nov 2017

Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.Role Purpose:

The Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor provides overall advocacy support to the ongoing humanitarian response in Kenya. He/she, in liaison with the Head of Advocacy and Campaigns and the Kenya Response Team Leader, will be required to provide strategic direction to Save the Children's humanitarian advocacy work in Kenya. The role will be responsible for guiding development and implementation of humanitarian advocacy strategies that will influence government authorities, key donors, Save the Children members and other key stakeholders of the humanitarian response to achieve positive and lasting changes to fulfil children's rights both in the immediate relief phase of the response as well as in the recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction phases. The role will interact with the Humanitarian Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) and represent Save the Children in country. The function will be a focal person for advocacy enquiries in the Country Office / Response Team. The function will involve national advocacy leadership on the immediate crisis and response, and related longer-term issues. This function will be part of the Response Team in order to ensure that key advocacy messages and strategies are informed by the response and shaped in close consultation with the Response Team Leader. The Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor will seek clarification on any politically-sensitive matters which may impact upon the response operations and seek appropriate sign off (e.g. Country Director level) on any messaging or products Contract Duration: 6 months

Location: Nairobi

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of 7 years' advocacy experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, with experience in successfully leading the development and implementation of advocacy strategies preferably with humanitarian advocacy experience.
  • Good knowledge of the humanitarian structures and systems.
  • Experience in leading the creation and implementation of a strategy, demonstrating the ability to identify the necessary steps towards an ambitious goal.
  • Experience of a range of campaigning and advocacy techniques and approaches.
  • Experience in influencing government, donors, and other organisations through representation and/or advocacy.
  • Demonstrable creative ability in accessing new opportunities, expertise and ideas.
  • Demonstrable track record of leading change which has led to significant results for the organisation and their stakeholders.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing and negotiation.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Strong research and policy development skills, good capacity to develop policy briefs and papers.
  • Experience of building networks, resulting in securing significant new opportunities for the organisation.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Knowledge of children's rights key international agreements and conventions.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
  • Excellence in written and spoken English.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bW9uaWNhLjkyNjk5LjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Financial Advisors Jobs in Kenya

Kenya: HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH (HRH) SENIOR ADVISOR-ID:13-9254

Organization: Management Sciences for Health
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Nov 2017

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. For more information please visit our website www.msh.org.

MSH seeks to recruit highly motivated and result oriented individuals for a five-year program, to improve health outcomes for all Kenyans in Baringo and Nakuru Counties. The purpose of the program is to enhance access to and utilization of quality family planning, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health services in selected counties and sub-counties in Kenya.

The HRH Management Advisor will provide strategic direction and technical oversight for the planning and implementation of interventions and mechanisms required for effective management of HRH systems in the focus counties and sub-counties. This will include: evidence-based human resource planning; development and management include recruitment, deployment, and retention; and health education and health workforce regulation. The Senior Advisor is expected to strengthen human resource directorates in the focus counties and provide training in HRM to selected staff. S/he will contribute to HRM program learning and research.

S/he will be responsible for achieving required project results through effective project planning and management, technical assistance, administration and oversight, monitoring and evaluation. S/he ensures a comprehensive approach to workforce capacity development and provides programmatic leadership to ensure seamless planning, implementation of activities, and technical support, in close collaboration with USAID funded HRH Kenya Project.

S/he should have technical expertise and prior experience in HRH program implementation, and more specifically HRM, and experience networking with Ministry of Health and other key stakeholders. Previous USAID experience will be an added advantage.

Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate should have a graduate degree in Human Resource Management, Public Administration, Management, social sciences or a related discipline. A minimum of 7 years’ experience in the following areas;

· Designing and implementing HRH quality improvement programs.

· Providing technical leadership to district health offices on HRH quality improvement activities.

· Guiding and providing technical assistance to host country government staff working on HRH.

· Interacting with donors, implementing partners, and host country government in HRH quality improvement issues.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership, ability to build synergies across technical disciplines and nurture innovative alliances.

Fluency in written and spoken English required and fluency in Kiswahili. Willingness to relocate to Baringo and to travel within Kenya required.

How to apply:

For further detail and to apply for the position, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of our website at www.jobs-msh.icims.com by November 10, 2017. If you cannot apply online, or have difficulty doing so, please email an explanation of your problem to iRecruiterproblem@msh.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Jhpiego Adolescent and Youth Health Advisor Job in Kenya

Jhpiego is a nonprofit NGO that prevents the needless deaths of women and families in limited resources settings. 

To accomplish this, Jhpiego implements innovative evidence-based solutions for intractable problems in health to overcome barriers to high-quality care services for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
 

Jhpiego is the lead implementing partner for Afya Halisi, a USAID’s five year project which aims to deliver quality, integrated services in the areas of family planning (FP) / reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the focus counties of Kitui, Migori, Kakamega and Kisumu.

 We are seeking to recruit an experienced individual who has excellent organizational and technical skills, is a team player, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high-pressure environment requiring multi-tasking abilities.


Adolescent and Youth Health Advisor

Job ID: 2017-3007

Category: International Positions

Reporting to the Deputy Chief of party, the Adolescent and Youth Health Advisor will provide technical leadership and project oversight to address female and male adolescents and youth needs in RH/FP, MNH and nutrition in the 4 counties of Kakamega, Kisumu, Kitui and Migori.  

 

in Migori County, AYH Advisor will provide technical support and leadership to adolescent health service delivery in the 4 counties and from time to time as may become necessary, provide technical support to MOH at the national level.  

 

This includes S/he  preparing annual work plans, quality implementation of interventions and effective coordination of the program with collaborating partners. 

 

In collaboration with project team and partners, the position will support the design and implementation of evidence based high impact interventions for adolescents and youth.

 Responsibilities

  • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and definition of appropriate adolescent and youth-centered project activities
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to:
  1. Strengthening community mobilization in adolescent and youth health programming, including FP
  2. Increasing the use of appropriate IT and social media to meet the health and FP needs of adolescents and youth
  • Ensure that FP training addresses adolescent and youth-centered evidence based services
  • Provide technical assistance for conducting site assessments and strengthening referral systems, in-service training and supportive supervision
  • Coordinate advocacy, demand generation, and policy support, across project sites as required
  • Lead the formulation of innovative approaches for scale up of targeted adolescent/youth services
  • Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing Jhpiego
  • Work with health care workers, county governments, community members and project team members to identify community-based service delivery issues that impede access to care and uptake of services
  • Identify and implement appropriate facility and community based strategies to address adolescent/youth service delivery gaps
  • Identify training needs for HCWs and community health volunteers and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs
  • Work closely with the team members on setting project priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from county counterparts
  • Work with MEL staff to design, implement a plan to track data/results related to adolescent and youth services to inform adjustments in project implementation
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners to ensure that all activities conform to the requirements and regulations
  • Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation as well as reports of project activities and results to the project and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested
  • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for adolescent and youth-sensitive services
  • Author/co-author abstracts, presentations, and articles for journals and conferences
  • Maintain excellent relationships with USAID and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses to their requests
  • Provide technical leadership to the development the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring for timely implementation and compliance to the requirements and regulations of the award
Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Kenya’s healthcare system
  • Advanced degree in in adolescent health, medicine, nursing/midwifery, social science, social work, social communication, public health or related field
  • 7+ years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in adolescent/youth services programming
  • Demonstrated and relevant international, regional or national experience, expertise and knowledge, including research, activity implementation, management, strong technical skills, capacity building and institutional development
  • Demonstrated experience training HCWs and CHVs on adolescent/youth services and programming
  • Proven expertise in effective adolescent/youth health programming; knowledge of adolescent/youth physical and psychosocial development and knowledge of gender behaviors related to adolescent health and FP
  • Demonstrated experience providing capacity building assistance at individual and organizational levels
  • Skilled in at least two or more of the following technical areas:
  1. strengthening service delivery projects
  2. performance and quality improvement
  3. monitoring and evaluation
  4. and specifically, achieving increased community mobilization and stakeholder support for adolescent/youth health services
  • Demonstrated experience with a mix of practical technical skills in adolescent/youth necessary for strengthening adolescent/youth service delivery at the facility and community levels
  • Experience with achieving adolescent and youth behavior change results through use of IT and social media
  • Familiarity with USAID’s administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering team work
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, county counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • Demonstrated management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with proven ability to function effectively with multiple counterparts in the public, NGO and private for-profit sectors
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to travel nationally to project sites

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send application & CV with 3 referees to the following email address: email protected by 1st November 2017.

Indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for the position.
 

Please include three references with your application. 

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
 

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. 

Persons with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply

Jhpiego Technical Advisor (FP / RMNH) Job in Kenya

Jhpiego is a nonprofit NGO that prevents the needless deaths of women and families in limited resources settings. 

To accomplish this, Jhpiego implements innovative evidence-based solutions for intractable problems in health to overcome barriers to high-quality care services for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
 

Jhpiego is the lead implementing partner for Afya Halisi, a USAID’s five year project which aims to deliver quality, integrated services in the areas of family planning (FP) / reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the focus counties of Kitui, Migori, Kakamega and Kisumu.


 We are seeking to recruit an experienced individual who has excellent organizational and technical skills, is a team player, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high-pressure environment requiring multi-tasking abilities.

Technical Advisor – FP / RMNH

Job ID: 2017-3006

Category: International Positions

Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party, the Technical Advisor will provide technical oversight in service delivery with emphasis on integrated reproductive, maternal, newborn, and adolescent health (RMNH)/Nutrition services, supervision and quality improvement systems, & training and orientation systems.  

This includes development, implementation and monitoring of the FP/RMNH components of the project’s work plan.

Responsibilities

  • Provide overall technical guidance and leadership for implementation of activities within the FP/RMNH technical area
  • Contribute to the capacity building of the project staff and MOH competences in FP/RMNH knowledge and skills
  • Work with Division of Family Health to develop and review policies, tools and strategies to improve access to FP/MNH interventions
  • Review and analyze data for performance monitoring of the FP/MNH program and utilize the data to take corrective actions
  • Provide leadership in writing of abstracts for conferences and manuscripts for publication
  • Provide guidance and support to county staff to coordinate and link initiatives of other partners in supporting health facilities in service delivery
  • Represent the project in national and county technical committees including TWGs, ICCs and stakeholders meetings in relation to MNCH programming
  • In collaboration with staff, prepare and track the progress of program and activity budgets
  • Contribute in the preparation quarterly and annual technical reports to the project and its funding agencies

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in medicine, nursing/midwifery, public health or related field
  • 7+ years’ relevant professional experience
  • Strong clinical experience in application of FP/MNH knowledge and skills
  • Ability to manage projects, set priorities, and plans for the successful implementation of programs
  • Strong background in management in decentralized/devolved health system in Kenya
  • Experience working with donor funding agencies and/or private sector foundations
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Office

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send application & CV with 3 referees to the following email address: email protected by 1st November 2017.

Indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for the position.
 

Please include three references with your application. 

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
 

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. 

Persons with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply