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6 Field Officers Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)


Field Officers – Data Experiment Kenya Project

6 Positions

Reporting To: Associate Field Manager / Senior Field Officer

Start Date: 15th October 2018

Location: Nairobi

Duration: 2 Months

Deadline to Apply: 23rd September 2018

Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only.

About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is an international non-profit research organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems.

IPA works in partnership with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations in the fields of health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture. We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.

About the Project: This study aims to understand the role of the internet on people’s financial and economic lives in particular, how it affects their access to jobs and skills, their access to informal and formal credit, interactions with their social networks and the networks themselves, their political and social attitudes (for example, with respect to gender).

About the Position: The Field Officer, under the supervision of the Associate Field Manager and Senior Field Officer, will be primarily responsible for survey administration as per the set targets. The Field Officers will also be involved in undertaking phone surveys when necessary, as well as will be expected to assist with office tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Conducting phone call surveys to collect data for the Data Experiment Kenya Project

·         Diligent completion of checklists and other means of monitoring data

·         Data entry tasks as assigned by the Senior Field Officer

·         Helping to have materials organized in readiness for data collection

·         Ensuring high data quality (low error rates)

·         Proper use and maintenance of project equipment

·         Prompt arrival at work and completion of scheduled activities each day

·         Successfully working in a team and avoiding/minimizing conflicts with the rest of the team members

·         Participating in staff trainings and making efforts to improve one’s capacity

·         Other tasks as assigned by supervisors

·         Positive, hard-work attitude, with the aim of individually and helping the team complete the work

Qualifications and Experience:

Required:

·         Diploma/Degree

·         Excellent oral and written communication in both English and Kiswahili

·         Excellent management and organizational skills;

·         Should be willing to work under pressure

·         Ability to comfortably work in a team

·         Experience in data collection through CAI

·         Honest, diligent and self-driven individual

·         Experience with phone call surveys

Preferred:

·         Bachelor’s degree

·         Experience working with phone call surveys;

·         Experience in data collection and survey administration, preferably using CAI (SurveyCTO)

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Field Officer- Data Experiment Kenya Project. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant.

Jobs and Vacancies in GreenBell Communications, Kenya

GreenBell Communications


Web Developer Internship

We are looking for an outstanding Web Developer Interns to be responsible for the coding, innovative design and layout of our client websites.

Web developer Interns responsibilities include building websites from concept all the way to completion from the bottom up, fashioning everything from the home page to site layout and function.

Responsibilities

·         Write well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices

·         Create website layout/user interface by using standard HTML(5)/CSS practices

·         Integrate data from various back-end services and databases

·         Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs

·         Create and maintain software documentation

·         Be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling our site

·         Stay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities

·         Cooperate with web designers to match visual design intent

Requirements

·         Proven working experience in web programming

·         Top-notch programming skills and in-depth knowledge of modern HTML(5)/CSS

·         Familiarity with at least one of the following programming languages: PHP, Javascript or Jquery

·         A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, and best development practices

·         Adequate knowledge of relational database systems, Object Oriented Programming and web application development

·         Experience in customizing Joomla CMS is a plus.

·         Hands-on experience with network diagnostics, network analytics tools

·         Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization process

·         Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem-solving skills

·         Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines and budgets with business acumen

·         Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques.

·         BSC in computer science or a related field

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Lead

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Assist in developing and maintaining documentation on SEO best practices and working with (internal) Web content editors to continually improve the company’s external search result rankings

·         Produce a monthly report for clients with detailed description of that month’s work, recommendations and summary of performance against goals.

·         Assist in training the technical team in keyword research, SEO copywriting and SEO best practices

·         Stay up to date on changing SEO standards and advise Technical Manager on changes in strategy or new strategies that might be employed

·         Analyze and translate quantitative and qualitative data from web analytics tool into an actionable SEO plan.

·         Research and develop SEO best practices to identify new market opportunities and maximize program profits with improved organic rankings.

·         Execution of successful link popularity campaigns.

·         Coordination with PR, social media, partner, merchandising and product teams to maximize SEO value of initiates across the company.

·         Provides frequent progress reports regarding online marketing efforts and performance for the paid search ads

·         Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills and Interests

·         On page & off page factors on Google and Yahoo with knowledge of Ad word and ad sense

·         Proficient with meta tag, keyword analysis

·         Energetic, good team Player

·         Highly Organized with attention to detail

·         Is Internet savvy and understands the function of search engines

·         Possesses strong business ethics, is reliable and dependable

·         Thorough understanding of e-commerce marketing techniques, overall SEO/SEM strategies and integrated communications

·         Ability to evaluate and modify HTML, CSS and JavaScript for SEO purposes

·         Computer proficiency; use of MS Office and ability to learn CMS and Project Management Systems

·         Must possess the ability to multi-task and handle pressure situations with ease

·         Proficiency in using and interpreting web analytics, specifically Google Analytics

Education and Experience

·         Bachelors degree with equivalent experience required

·         Have a minimum of 1-2 years experience in professional web design

·         Experience in SEO & SEO Tools.

·         Minimum 1 year of relevant experience in SEO

·         Expert at finding the right keywords

·         Intimate of Google Analytics and Webmaster tool

·         Understanding of programming practices and experience in interacting with designers and programmers.

·         Excellent knowledge of SEO reporting and SEO tracking

Knowledge:

·         Advanced computer skills in the following:

·         Windows OS Platforms

·         Photoshop or any other image editor

·         Microsoft Office Suite

·         Working knowledge in the following:

·         Dreamweaver/Other HTML Editor

·         PHP knowledge (Desired)

·         HTML coding/CSS/Javascript

To apply, kindly send your CV to careers@gbc.co.ke by 17th October 2018

Kenya: Psychosocial Counselor –Nairobi

Organization: Center for Victims of Torture
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Sep 2018

Organization:

The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an International Nonprofit Organization, dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota with offices in Africa and the Middle East. In Kenya we have offices and clinics in Nairobi, Dadaab and Kakuma

Position Summary

The Center for Victims of Torture is seeking for a Psychosocial Counselor to work with urban refugee population who have suffered torture and war trauma. The position is to assist individuals, groups, and communities to recover from the effects of torture and war trauma, and enable them to rebuild their lives and their communities

Position: Psychosocial Counselor

Number of positions: One (1 )

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reports to: Psychotherapist Trainer

Responsibilities.

In collaboration with site team and under the supervision of the Psychotherapist Trainer, the Psychosocial Counselor functions includes but are not limited to:

1. Render psycho-social services to individuals, groups and communities to assist them to recover from the effects of torture and war trauma.

  • Providing comprehensive psycho-social support to survivors of war trauma and torture who have sought assistance by completing an initial screening and intake assessment; individual and group treatment plans; case management including timely referral, follow-up, and advocacy if necessary; home visits; and follow-up assessments.
  • Coordinating their efforts with Community Workers (CWs) to ensure case management goals are properly achieved.
  • Carrying out individual or family counseling sessions with clients affected by war trauma or torture.
  • Facilitating of group counseling processes, including selection of group members, planning the group process, and group facilitation.
  • Providing interpretation between clients and other CVT staff members when needed.
  • Ensuring that all required documentation is completed in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ensuring that all work with clients is confidential and that ethical practices are observed at all times.

2. Develop the community’s awareness, understanding and engagement with the issues relating to mental health, war trauma, and torture.

  • Assist in planning and implementing community mental health, war trauma and torture awareness and education campaigns and programs.
  • Sensitize, problem solve, dialogue, and mediate with the wider population about the issues of the war, torture, trauma and traumatized people in order to raise understanding, develop coping strategies and encourage those who need psycho-social services to approach CVT.
  • Coordinate their efforts with Community Workers (CWs) to ensure community awareness goals are properly achieved.

3. Make the CVT services known and accessible to people whose psycho-social functioning has been impaired by their experiences of torture and war trauma.

  • Identify children, teenagers, men, and women whose psycho-social functioning may have been affected by war related experiences and encourage them to approach CVT for support.
  • Develop the referral systems and encourage collaboration between local groups and leaders, CBOs, local and international NGOs, and government ministries.
  • Attend interagency meetings to improve service delivery to our client groups and access opportunities to forward CVT’s work.
  • Ensure that the reporting and documentation of these processes is completed and minutes of meetings are filed.

4. Train role players and community members in basic trauma and mental health issues:

  • Assisting in designing, planning, implementing and facilitating training programs for local decision makers, community members and CBOs, local and international NGOs, government/ministry staff and CVT colleagues on trauma and mental health issues in order to develop a more supportive environment for people whose psycho-social functioning has been affected by experiences of torture and war trauma.
  • Contribute to completing the documentation and reporting of external training.

5. Promote Self-care through Support and Supervision

  • Attending regular support, debriefing, case conferences, and supervision coaching meetings to ensure information and skill-sharing
  • Attending trainings provided by CVT and other agencies as directed by Psychotherapist-Trainer
  • Implementing Psychotherapist-Trainer recommendations and training in day to day clinical work
  • Providing feedback to Psychotherapist-Trainer on training and supervision.
  • Requesting support from Psychotherapist-Trainer or Counseling Supervisor as needed.
  • Submit files to the Counseling Supervisor or Psychotherapist-Trainer for regular review and support (related to counseling duties)
  • Setting objectives for each week and month, which contribute to achieving the objectives. Plan the activities required to achieve these objectives.
  • Submitting weekly and monthly statistics form and reports (in relation to counseling and supervision responsibilities)
  • Setting and follow through on a personal self-care schedule to avoid burnout and vicarious traumatization.

Qualifications:

§ Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Counseling or related field. Master Degree in similar field will be an added advantage.

  • At least 2-3 years in field experience within a Humanitarian NGO/Agency in the same or similar position.

§ Extensive experience providing psychotherapy to individuals and groups.

§ Understanding of and experience implementing culturally appropriate mental health interventions, including individual, group and community-based approaches for people who have suffered torture and trauma.

§ Experience with gender-based violence highly desirable.

§ Willingness to work with minorities group highly desired

§ Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing requirements and needs.

§ Skilled at working as a member of a team.

§ Working knowledge of English and Swahili

§ Experience in working as a counselor or ability to be an empathic counselor

§ Experience working in local and regional context and knowledge of local area and community structures desirable.**

§ Previous working experience with refugee desired.

§ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to maintain neutrality, impartiality and confidentiality in all aspects of work undertaken.

  • Excellent skills in organization, attention to detail and time management (including the ability to meet deadlines) Interest in or commitment to human rights

How to apply:

How to apply:
Qualified and interested applicants should submit a single Word-formatted document consisting of cover letter and CV to cvtkenyajobs@gmail.com prior to the Friday, 28th September 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Kenya: HIV Technical Writer Consultant

Organization: Population Services International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 Oct 2018

HIV Technical Writer, Consultant

Based in any remote location

Reports to Deputy Director, HIV/TB and STAR Project Director

Short term contract for up 3 months, 40 -60 working days max.

Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

There are over 8,000 “PSIers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

Join us!

We are looking for dynamic candidates with significant global health program experience and expertise in technical writing and knowledge management for the HIV Technical Writer, Consultant. The Consultant will work closely with the HIV STAR program staff to edit and package seven case studies into a booklet that showcases PSI's implementation experience. Targeting a global technical audience, the Consultant will use qualitative and quantitative skills to analyze and present project results and experiences. S/he must be able to convey complex information simply and succinctly. Working with program and communications staff, the Consultant is responsible for providing guidance on internally and externally disseminating PSI technical publications and resources in online and print forms. In addition, s/he assists in editing technical documents, reviewing documents with an eye for consistency, clarity and grammatical correctness.

The Consultant will work closely with PSI staff at all levels both in South Africa and elsewhere and report to the Project Director, HIV. This will be a 3-months consulting contract and may be performed remotely or from a PSI office.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

RESPONSIBILITIES:** The Consultant is responsible for ensuring smooth and timely flow of work. Scope of work includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Edit and package original content (seven case studies) into a single publication highlighting implementation experience, challenges and accomplishments using provided templates
  • Work with project leads and country teams to capture critical concepts for articulation to external audiences
  • Advise on targeted dissemination strategies to ensure technical publications reach priority audiences; prepare summaries to announce knowledge products on project website and via social media channels

What are we looking for?

The basics

  • Master's degree in public health, epidemiology, social sciences or a related field
  • 5+ years' experience designing, implementing, evaluating and/or serving as a technical writer for HIV programs (experience in HIVST preferred)
  • Excellent writing skills, with an ability to write technical content clearly, concisely, and in an engaging manner, drawing from a variety of data sources under tight timelines; editing experience a plus
  • Proven scientific writing experience, including publications
  • Familiarity with design of visual representations of data, including diagrams, charts, and graphs
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills (optional)
  • Experience working with UNITAID is a plus
  • Proven ability to develop routines to manage large workloads and organize work efficiently
  • Advanced computer skills with strong Office 365 skills (and other Office 365 applications)
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign a plus
  • Written and verbal fluency in English
  • References will be required

N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position subject to legal eligibility requirements.

Successful candidates will be customer service oriented, exhibit excellent communication and interpersonal skills; have proven problem solving ability; be able to work efficiently and quickly under pressure; be able to prioritize and perform multiple tasks; and have the ability to work with minimal supervision and follow through on assignments. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in international health and development issues, and technology innovation.

What would get us excited?

  • Health Area Experience. You have technical writing experience in a specific health area and have deeper knowledge in Family Planning, NCDs, WASH or Malaria, in addition to HIV (required)
  • Strong Technical Leadership. You believe in the power of behavior change and have worked on both large and small projects that have used this approach with demonstrated impact. You possess strong technical skills and deep knowledge that you can and have applied across different health areas. You have solid understanding of quality standards in knowledge management and can hold your own in a room with other specialists in this area, diplomatically defending unconventional approaches to longstanding problems.
  • Natural Collaborator. You enjoy working with others and will persist even when the going gets tough. You work to inspire a shared vision for knowledge management. You have successfully helped previous colleagues learn, grow and thrive in their work.
  • Mind for Process Improvement. You bring awareness and commitment to doing work effectively and efficiently. You see a way to streamline or improve a process and who won't hesitate to share your ideas for how to get the whole team on board to make it happen.

STATUS

  • Consultant

*Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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Kenya: Learning Advisor

Organization: CAMRIS International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Oct 2018

CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today's most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.

CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research.

CAMRIS seeks a Learning Advisor for the upcoming USAID/Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) Evaluations, Assessments, and Analyses program. The USAID/KEA is seeking support in three areas: designing and implementing both quantitative and/or qualitative evaluation studies; developing and delivering evaluation and assessment training to USAID, its implementing partners, and local institutions to support USAID EAA needs; and build the capacity of local monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialist to lead future activities.

*This position is contingent upon contract award.

The Learning Advisor will be an experienced, organizational learning and knowledge management professional. Their duties will be to guide USAID/KEA's staff and senior management team on how to implement collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) oriented practices throughout CDCS implementation, primarily by bolstering the Mission's learning and adaptive management practices. This includes the following:

  • Overseeing all aspects of the Mission's CLA activities, such as planning and budgeting for each assigned activity
  • Identifying appropriate staffing levels
  • Securing appropriate qualified staff
  • Supervising an internal team of local professionals and external, short-term consultants
  • Providing relevant technical guidance
  • Leading consultations with relevant USAID/KEA staff and implementing partners
  • Identifying and executing appropriate agreed upon methodology, field work, research, reporting and deliverables.
  • Assisting USAID/KEA to develop and implement a learning agenda.
  • Analyzing and testing the validity of hypotheses and assumptions embedded in strategy-level CDCS/RDCS results frameworks and project level logical frameworks and theories of change;
  • Planning for learning and distillation of lessons learned for use in Kenya, other East Africa missions, and elsewhere in the Agency.

  • A Master's or higher degree is preferred in organizational development, , public policy or administration, business administration, knowledge management, political science, international relations or a related field, or other fields closely related.

  • At least ten (10) years of international development experience involved in either monitoring or evaluation, project management, knowledge management, project design, or strategy development.

  • Experience designing and implementing CLA activities in USAID missions and other organizations

  • Experience in developing and leading knowledge management programs, facilitating communities of practice, and social networking.

  • Experience with a wide range of development areas, such as monitoring and evaluation, gender, agriculture, economic growth, environment, democracy and governance, health, nutrition, and education.

  • Strong data analysis, and English report writing, and presentation skills.

  • Able to effectively manage activities in a multi-cultural environment.

  • At least five (5) years of supervisory experience

  • Fluency in English required.

  • Fluency in French and Swahili preferred.

  • Experience working with USAID is preferred.

  • Experience working in East Africa is desired.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=dXlhZGF2LjY0ODU2LjM4MzBAY2FtcmlzLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Kenya: Monitoring and evaluation Assistant

Organization: Sustainet Group Limited
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 12 Sep 2018

Scope of Responsibilities.

§ Manage monitoring and Evaluation data collection by liaising with the M&E expert and the funded cotton companies/associations staff to ensure that monitoring data is collected, entered and stores.

§ Assist the M&E expert in the development of templates for data collection, analysis and indicator verification.

§ Assist the M&E expert in designing a standardized report structure in order to meet stipulated reporting obligations at the same time ensuring timely reports of good quality are submitted.

§ Assist in analysis of indicator results and in providing feedback to companies/associations project management staff indicating where project activities and interventions are falling short, meeting or exceeding the expected outputs, outcomes and impact.

§ Perform quality assurance functions during data collection entry and storage.

§ Take part in development of M&E plans with close collaboration with the M&E expert.

§ Take part in development and review of data collection tools in liaison with the M&E expert.

Qualifications.

§ University degree in relevant field of study (e.g social science or statistics)

§ At least one year of experience working in monitoring and evaluation, including design of systems and tools, data analysis and report writing.

§ Strong compture skills

§ Excellent data consolidation and reporting skills

§ Working knowledge of excel and have experience using database and data analysis software

How to apply:

If you meet the requirements above please send your application letter and CV to hr@sustainetgroup.com .If successful you will be contacted not later that 12th September 2018.

Kenya: Program Officer, Lobby Advocacy and Communications.

Organization: Coalition on Violence Against Women
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Sep 2018

Coalition on Violence against Women (COVAW) is a Kenyan women’s rights organization, founded on human rights and feminist principles, that seeks to promote womens’ rights. COVAW works towards a society free from all forms of violence against women and girls.

Vacancy: Program Officer, Lobby Advocacy and Communications.

Location: Kwale County

Reporting to: Program Manager

Contract: One year, with possibility of renewal

Purpose: This position provides an opportunity to assist in addressing gender based violence through lobby and advocacy on child marriage, child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation and their linkage to economic empowerment in Kwale County.

Duties and responsibilities include:

· Work in conjunction with Program Manager to lead the integrated implementation of projects in Kwale County

· Lead the planning and implementation of project activities at community, county and national level

· Identify, support and work with all project beneficiaries and stakeholders in to meet the intended priority outcomes among the rights holders and duty bearers

· Lead the engagement with communities to enhance their appreciation of GBV and their role in transforming practice of GBV and in protecting the most vulnerable girls

· Lead and coordinate the engagement with civil society organisations to enhance their capacity to conduct coordinated lobby and advocacy

· Lead the engagement with county government on their role in addressing GBV and economic empowerment, with a focus on legislation and policies and existing gaps.

· Identify private sector players and engage them on their role in addressing GBV and economic empowerment and protecting vulnerable girls and young women from violations

· Identify and develop linkages and networks at community, county and national level with a view to strengthening the effectiveness of local actors.

· Design and conduct community, national , mainstream and social media campaigns towards achieving project goals

· Design and produce content for use in training materials, information packs, information, education and communication materials to support lobby and advocacy activities

· Support research to generate knowledge on the project focus areas.

· Identify knowledge and capacity gaps among project beneficiaries and support capacity building initiatives to address these gaps through dialogue, training, round tables and other innovative approaches.

· Develop and implement project work plans and monitoring tools to guide accurate implementation of project objectives and organisational strategic goals

· Maintain up to date documentation of all project activities and expenditures

· Prepare accurate and timely reports of all program activities and of all financial expenditures reports in accordance with donor requirements and COVAW policy.

· Manage project budgets in adherence to donor and COVAW rules and policies

· Provide line management to program staff in the program

· Represent COVAW in meetings and forums with partners and other stakeholders

· Demonstrate a strong commitment to COVAW's values and principles

· Flexibility and willingness to travel, work long and irregular hours, including on weekends and holidays

· Undertake full operational responsibility over COVAW's assets in use.

Performance standards

· Adherence to human rights and feminist principles and organisational policies , in particular child protection

· Adherence to organisational and project timelines and deadlines

· Outputs and outcomes of the projects achieved and accurately documented

· Activities implemented as planned and within allocated resources

· Accurate, timely and comprehensive documentation of daily activities and periodic reports

· Project funds utilized in cost effective manner that demonstrates value for money and fully accounted for in line with donor rules and organisational policies

· Display innovativeness and creativity in implementation of program

· Enhancing team work and mutual respect between colleagues, project partners and beneficiaries

Required qualifications and competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Community Development, law or related social science
  • Five years work experience in managing a project, in community engagement and mobilization
  • Experience in managing project budgets and finances
  • Experience in managing a team
  • Ability to work with diverse people and cultures
  • Ability to work independently but able to consult effectively, to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; to work in the field, under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Computer Literacy (including excel skills).

The successful candidate must also demonstrate COVAW values as follows**:Integrity, Dignity,** Courage, Commitment and Solidarity.

How to apply:

To express interest in this position, send your application and cover letter marked “Program Officer, Lobby Advocacy and Communications” indicating current and expected salary by 14th September 2018 to recruit@covaw.or.ke.

CVs will be reviewed as they are received. COVAW encourages, promotes and supports diversity in all aspects of its work.

NGO Jobs in Kenya – UoW (STUDY)

University of Washington Kenya Adverts


VIROME STUDY

Data Manager

Objective of this Position:To conduct information technology, data management, and data reporting activities using the REDCap application to support an observational cohort study of mothers and infants in Nairobi, Kenya.

Position Details

Work schedule: Full time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday.

Location: Position will be based at the study office in Nairobi, Kenya, with visits to the clinic (Mathare North Health Centre) and laboratory as needed.

Contract Duration: One year with opportunity for extension.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

·         Assist Seattle-based data team with database development and testing of data collection forms.

·         Maintain study data collection devices (tablets), including but not limited to preparing applications for use in data collection, monitoring security and access restrictions, and coordinating repair or replacement of devices as needed.

·         Instruct clinical staff and home visit teams in use of data collection devices and applications and respond to any questions or concerns regarding the electronic database and/or devices.

·         Assist team with any issues related to the electronic database or devices, including but not limited to resolving Internet connectivity issues, ensuring the application uses the most up-to-date data collection forms, and updating device software or applications as needed.

·         Ensure research staff send data to the study database server as specified in the study’s standard operating procedures.

·         Obtain and/or manage research data obtained from external sources, such as HIV viral load registers or laboratories not affiliated with the research study.

·         Prepare weekly data reports for data quality and outcomes monitoring; send reports and communicate findings to study leadership team.

·         Respond to questions and concerns from the study leadership team regarding data quality and data security.

Desired Qualifications

Education and Experience

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Health Information Systems, or related field.

·         Master’s Degree in Public Health or Health Information Systems Added Advantage.

·         Experience in computer programming and/or health information systems desired.

·         Experience working with maternal and child health data.

·         Have a certificate of human subjects training and good clinical practice.

·         Good knowledge of quantitative and qualitative health data

·         At least 2 years of experience in data management on a research study.

·         Experience with developing and implementing data management systems and protocols at RMNCH departments

Skills

·         Demonstrated ability to plan, lead, coordinate, and accomplish both data management and research tasks.

·         Strong analytic, written, organizational, and verbal communication skills.

·         Ability to work effectively as a member of a collaborative team

·         Experience with smart phone or tablet technology for data collection, such as with REDCap or Open Data Kit applications.

·         Attention to detail and good work ethic.

·         Ability to work with minimal supervision.

·         Respectful, punctual, hardworking, and conscientious.

·         Responsive to communication with both local and international team members.

University of Washington Kenya Adverts

VIROME STUDY

Administrative Assistant

Objective of this Position:To provide administrative support to research activities for an observational cohort study of mothers and infants in Nairobi, Kenya.

Position Details

Work schedule: Full-time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday.

Location: Position will be based at the study office in Nairobi, Kenya, with visits to the clinic (Mathare North Health Centre) and laboratory as needed.

Contract Duration: One year with opportunity for extension.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

·         Coordinate submission of materials to the Kenyatta National Hospital Ethics and Research Committee for ethical approval of the study and shipment of samples to international destinations; obtain and distribute approval documents as appropriate.

·         Assist with interview and hiring of research staff.

·         Organize and maintain paper or electronic files related to study activities.

·         Facilitate payment of research staff and sample transport drivers.

·         Print consent forms and other paper study materials as needed; ensure materials are delivered to clinic or home visit staff.

·         Purchase sample collection supplies and coordinate storage of supplies in study office and/or clinic; communicate with clinic and laboratory staff to ensure consistent availability and distribution of supplies.

·         Assist clinic nurse manager with scheduling activities, including but not limited to arranging follow-up with clients and tracing participants who have not returned for scheduled visits.

·         Communicate with both clinical staff and transport drivers to coordinate sample transfer from clinic to laboratory.

·         Ensure the privacy and confidentiality of study participants and their data.

·         Attend meetings with the clinic manager, study coordinator, and/or study leadership team to discuss research activities.

·         Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

·         Making the monthly reports of the project expenses and reconciling the receipts of the field advance.

·         Liaising with the contracts and grants office in University of Washington Kenya to facilitate the contracts and the Grant management.

·         Keeping clear records for all the financial transactions.

Desired Qualifications

Education and Experience

·         Bachelors Degree in Business Administration/ Management or Related Field.

·         Computer literate

·         Knowledge in Financial systems (CPA or Related Field).

·         Experience with Project administration and Management.

·         Knowledge in dealing with Budgets and Human Resource.

·         2 to 3 years work Experience in related field.

Skills

·         Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and accomplish administrative tasks.

·         Strong organizational and verbal communication skills.

·         Ability to work effectively as a member of a collaborative team.

·         Attention to detail and good work ethic.

·         Respectful, punctual, hardworking, and conscientious.

·         Responsive to communication with supervisors and team members.

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above requirements should send their CV, Academic certificates and a cover letter detailing why they are the best candidates for the positions, expected salary and include daytime telephone contacts and email address to viromeadverts@gmail.com.

Closing date for applications is 15thSeptember 2018.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: SOCIAL MARKETING COORDINATOR

Organization: Marie Stopes International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 Sep 2018

This post reports to the Deputy-Director Social Marketing. The purpose of the post is to ensure a sustained increase in the uptake of MSK Social Marketing products across all channels leading to a reduction in unsafe abortion and unintended pregnancies.

1. Coordinate SM Team towards Promotion & sales of MSK SM Pharmaceutical products to reach and exceed set sales targets/CYPs/Surplus and Case numbers.

The activities include ensuring that the team do the following:

· Book appointments and orders with doctors, pharmacists and hospital medical teams, which may include pre-arranged appointments.

· Increase awareness and use of MSK pharmaceutical products e.g. Dissemination of IEC materials for old and newly launched products.

· Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with medical staff and supporting administrative staff within MSK service delivery channels

· Establish, segment, map and maintain a database of active service providers and dispensing agents

· Maintain keen focus on product quality concerns and raise all matters in consultation with line manager

· Maintaining knowledge of new developments in the pharmaceutical sector,

· Anticipating potential negative and positive impacts on the business and escalating the same to the line manager.

· Assisting the DD-SM in all aspects of team performance and KPI’s achievement.

· Represent DD-SM in stakeholders meeting and other relevant forums

· Ensure timely processing of surrenders and advance requests

· Coordinate all aspects of feedback to and from the field (including field reports)

· Tracking of all field activities using digital platform

2. Support SM team in: Training and value clarification of providers with the aim of reducing abortion stigma at individual, health provider and community levels

The activities entails that team is carrying out the following:

· Conduct Continuous Medical Education (CMEs) around the project objectives and products to doctors, practice staff and nurses in GP surgeries, hospital doctors and pharmacists in the retail sector.

· Conduct Value Clarification and Attitude Transformation (VCAT), Youth Friendly Services training and Provider Shared Workshops sessions to respective HCPs and county governments**.**

· Sponsor and attend annual professional meetings/ conferences/workshops/launches.

· Participate in Community health workers (CHWs/CHVs) meetings and Youth Peer Educators (YPEs) meetings.

· Track and report training data and other related information to supervisor/RME in a timely, accurate and compete manner.

Other Duties

· Additional duties as necessary and directed by the Deputy Director Social Marketing

Skills and Experience

Qualifications & Experience:

· Qualifications in B. Sc in Biomedical Sciences or any other related field, from a recognized institution

· Previous experience in pharmaceutical marketing is key (at least 2 years in Pharmaceutical marketing).

· Computer skills is essential (making presentations, sales analysis with excel e.t.c)

· Must be ready to travel a lot (up to 80%).

· Must have a valid driving license and minimum two (2) years driving experience.

· Always highly motivated and quite innovative

· Possesses excellent interpersonal and team motivational skills

Skills:

· A high standard of written/spoken English and Kiswahili.

· Ability to multi-task and able to work well under pressure

· Good record-keeping skills with the ability to track and follow up on various requests

· Demonstrated high attention to detail and ability to follow through tasks to completion

· Punctual and reliable

· Good organisation and prioritisation skills

· Ability to work self directed and use initiative

· Ability to work well in a team environment; good interpersonal and communication skills

· Trustworthy and responsible

· Proactive and responsive to a dynamic marketing environment

Attitude / Motivation:

Successful performance at MSK is not simply defined in terms of ‘what’ people achieve, but equally is about ‘how’ people go about their jobs and the impact that they have on others. There are 13 key behaviours that MSI encourages in all employees and they are defined below:

· Initiative

Thinking and taking action to make the most of opportunities by finding the optimum solution

· Innovative

Thinking creatively and outside of the box so that ideas generated create a positive outcome

· Effective Communication

Communicating through active listening and good questioning techniques, using appropriate body language, ensuring information is clear and concise. Demonstrating diplomacy and maintaining confidentiality.

· Responsive

Being responsive to changing priorities and demands

· Working Efficiently

Planning, prioritising and organising work to ensure work is accurate and deadlines are met

· Sharing Information

Sharing information and knowledge whilst maintaining confidentiality

· Focus on Learning

Taking responsibility for keeping knowledge and skills updated and for seeking opportunities to develop further

· Commitment

Awareness and understanding of MSK’s goals, vision and values and how your role impacts on this and going the extra mile to meet role requirements

· Driven

Drive and determination to deliver results

· Accountable

Taking responsibility for appropriate decisions that you make, and the actions and behaviour you demonstrate. Demonstrating integrity in all aspects of your work including financial integrity.

· Embracing Change

Openness to embracing change within the organisation and being able to adjust plans/activities accordingly

· Motivated

Motivation towards achieving quality results to maximise potential

· Team Player

Working as part of a team by being supportive, flexible and showing respect for each other **

How to apply:

Applications quoting the position title with detailed CV, with contact details of 3 referees including their email addresses (1 of which should be your immediate supervisor, 1 former supervisor and 1 any other but not a relative) should be addressed to pd@mariestopes.or.ke on or before September 11, 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NB: Please clearly indicate in the subject line as “Social Marketing Coordinator”

Kenya: Technical Advisor, Reproductive Health and Family Planning, Kenya

Organization: Path
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Sep 2018

NOTE: This position is contingent upon donor funding.

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

PATH seeks a Technical Advisor for an upcoming DFID-funded Family Planning opportunity based in Kenya. The Technical Advisor, Reproductive Health (RH) and Family Planning (FP) must be a proven leader in the field of international RH/FP with senior-level management experience in public health programs. The Technical Advisor must be intimately familiar with the context in Kenya and have in-country experience with DFID programs. This position will report to the Project Director and is contingent upon award from DFID.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical guidance on RH/FP that is sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of Kenya
  • Provide technical leadership and build local capacity using proven training approaches and quality improvement methodologies.
  • Provide trainings (providers and training of trainers) as well as follow-up support and clinical mentoring as necessary for RH/FP.
  • Support basic RH/FP care (including all methods of family planning, counselling, postpartum family planning and post abortion care services) at public and private primary health care sites.
  • Develop strategies to increase the rate of attended births.
  • Advocate with MOH for adoption of new evidence-based RH/FP best practices at health facilities in project sites.
  • Advocate with other ministries, community, NGOs, and religious leaders to support and promote RH/FP components.
  • Represent program at stakeholder meetings and technical working groups in relation to RH/FP and related technical areas.
  • Contribute to annual work planning, training plans, quarterly reports and other required technical reports.
  • Contribute to timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results.
  • Ensure quality program implementation consistent with MOH Kenya Guidelines, global best practices and DFID Kenya strategic directions.
  • Contribute to and coordinate with the programs monitoring and evaluation team (M&E) to evaluate program progress against deliverables on a quarterly basis.
  • Oversee program design, implementation, quality assurance and monitoring of work plan.
  • Coordinate with the other members of the technical team and NGO partners to develop and implement feasible facility and community-based approaches.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A Medical doctor or Nurse/Midwife or any other closely related health care professional. Other health related courses (e. g., MPH, MSC or other relevant degree) will be an advantage.

  • Minimum 7 years of experience working in RH/FP in Africa, preferably in Kenya.

  • Demonstrated expertise in working directly with host-country senior government officials and policy makers in RH/FP.

  • Experience working with host-country partners, organizations, and institutions.

  • Strong skills in design, implementation and monitoring of program components; e. g. services, training, advocacy and coordination.

  • Demonstrated capacity to work with government (national, county and sub-county levels) and other partners in developing technical materials and providing training to improve service delivery, advocacy and resource mobilization for expanding RH/FP.

  • Experience with technical leadership for programs funded by DFID and/or other donor programs in developing countries, with significant Kenya experience.

  • Strong verbal, listening, writing, and intrapersonal skills essential for effective coordination among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities.

  • Ability to multi-task is highly desirable.

  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English.

  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national projects and technical staff.

  • Ability to travel nationally and work in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ADAL) region of Kenya.

Must have legal authorization to work in Kenya.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit an application directly through the PATH website: https://bit.ly/2o25DQz