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Kenya: FINANCE OFFICER (REF: ACT/FO/03/2018) RE-ADVERTISEMENT

Organization: Act Change Transform
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Feb 2018

(Those who had applied for this position do not need to re-apply)

FINANCE OFFICER (Ref: ACT/FO/03/2018):

Act Change Transform (Act!) is a local Non-Governmental Organization whose mission is to facilitate the empowerment of marginalized people and communities in Kenya and neighboring countries, to become active participants in their development by enabling them to: stand up for their rights; demand good governance in the management of resources; and participate in decision making processes. Act! does this through implementing partners, offering them capacity development, management of grants so that value for money is achieved and providing strategic leadership in national advocacy for the benefit of women, youth, people with disabilities and other marginalized communities.

1.0 Job Summary

The Finance Officer will be responsible for management requirements by ensuring proper recording of project expense, advances and liquidations in the financial management system while ensuring proper compliance with all donor regulations.

2.0 Key Responsibilities

Specifically, the Finance Officer will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Treasury management, Project book keeping, Bank reconciliations and financial reporting as per organizational guidelines.
  • Ensure timely preparation of pipeline and budget variance reports.
  • Maintaining finance documentation and proper filing systems.
  • Customize and maintain effective financial systems that meet the needs of all stakeholders.
  • Support in preparation of monthly finance plans in consultation with the Finance Manager.
  • Support resource mobilization in development of budgets for proposals.
  • Support the Audits (Program and Organizational).
  • Support capacity building of project partners on best practices in financial management.
  • Support regular site visits to the sub-grantees, as per approved work plans.
  • Support grants team in conducting risk assessment on potential partners, as per set guidelines.
  • Assist in the implementation of security management system and protocols to support Act!s operations field offices.
  • Assist proper liquidation of program expenses while ensuring timely preparation of Donor reports.
  • In collaboration with the driver(s), take full responsibility of day to day management of Office fleet while ensuring that documentation, vehicle insurances, logbooks, fuel consumption and maintenance / servicing protocols are observed at all times.
  • Any other accounting duties as may be assigned from time to time.

3.0 Qualifications, Experience & Personal Requirements

3.1 Academic qualifications

A Bachelors of Commerce Degree (Finance or Accounting option).

3.2 Professional Qualifications

Full professional certification of CPA K or ACCA.

3.3 Experience

At least three years proven experience in a finance related field with sound understanding of NGO Operations especially in a USAID funding environment which would be an added advantage.

3.4 Essential Skills

  • Problem solving skills.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Excellent organization and coordination skills.
  • Must be result-oriented with ability to work under strict deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be culturally sensitive.
  • Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point and the use of Internet for research.

How to apply:

If you meet the requirements as contained in the job description, please submit (1) a detailed and current CV; (2) an application cover letter demonstrating why you qualify for this opportunity, quoting your current/last gross salary and three referees including their most current contact details. All applications should be submitted electronically to hr.admin@act.or.ke quoting the reference number (ACT/FO/03/2018).

Deadline for applications submission is 12:00 noon Friday 9th February 2018

Act! is an equal opportunity employer with zero tolerance to corruption.

Kenya: SENIOR GRANTS MANAGER (REF: ACT/SGM/01/2018):RE-ADVERTISEMENT

Organization: Act Change Transform
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Feb 2018

(Those who had applied for this position do not need to re-apply)

SENIOR GRANTS MANAGER: (Ref: ACT/SGM/01/2018)

Act Change Transform (Act!) is a local Non-Governmental Organization whose mission is to facilitate the empowerment of marginalized people and communities in Kenya and neighboring countries, to become active participants in their development by enabling them to: stand up for their rights; demand good governance in the management of resources; and participate in decision making processes. Act! does this through implementing partners, offering them capacity development, management of grants so that value for money is achieved and providing strategic leadership in national advocacy for the benefit of women, youth, people with disabilities and other marginalized communities.

Job Summary

The Senior Grants Manager will be based in Nairobi and will ensure the proper functioning of the grants management function. This will include monitoring the entire grants management process from solicitation through close out and ensuring proper compliance with all donor regulations. S/he will play a leadership role towards supporting Act! and its partners in achieving rigorous financial and grants reporting and management. The incumbent will be in charge of ensuring that the tools and materials Act! uses to deliver effective grants and financial services to its partners are of the highest standard.

Key responsibilities

Specifically, the Senior Grants Manager will be responsible for but not limited to:

Grants Management

  • Ensure effective implementation of the grants management policies, rules and procedures that meet industry best practices and ensure full understanding by the grants team as well as compliance of the grants management process at all levels within Act!.
  • Develop procedural documents and processes and ensure full understanding of the grants management process at key levels within the institution as well as coordinate grants management systems across programs to ensure high quality and consistency.
  • Ensure Act!’s grants management policies in relation to selection of partners are fully adhered to.
  • Oversees overall tracking of grants pool while closely monitoring the obligations from donors and grant obligations to recipients/grantees. Ensure that Act! never commits more funds than obligated by donors.
  • Ensure that all grant documentation is maintained according to Act! standards and donor policies to the extent they can be fully audited with limited or no adverse findings.
  • Ensure that pre-award risk assessments are carried out on each grantee in collaboration with the Capacity Development Team and that decisions are incorporated into grant awards.
  • Ensure strong links between the grants management and M&E systems to improve partners reporting and link to Act! requirements.
  • Ensure responsible proposal processing and timeliness of responses to agencies.
  • Ensure that grant modifications for cost/program changes are completed accurately.
  • Coordinate the entire team (Program Management Team, Monitoring & Evaluation and Capacity Development) to ensure the timely and appropriate close-out of issued grants.

Capacity Development Coordination

  • Collaborate with the Capacity Development Team to identify priority areas for training of partners and develop strategic interventions to assist partners.
  • Coordinate the development of training materials for potential grantees on proposal design and budgeting skills.
  • Coordinate with the Capacity Development Team, to organize and facilitate (as necessary) grants management workshops for grantees/partners to provide guidance on good grants management and on compliance with donor regulations.

Monitoring and Financial Reporting

  • Monitor grantee advance and liquidation balances closely and ensure timely liquidations.
  • Review all payment requests to ensure they meet the standards of allowable, allocable and reasonable.
  • Collaborate with the Program Management Team to review program and financial reports from partners to ensure compliance against program description against grant budget.
  • Oversee the updating and maintenance of the grant-tracking database. Ensure consistency and accuracy of information. Use the database to produce key reports to support decisions by management.
  • Closely monitor obligations from donors and grant obligations to grantees to ensure that Act! never commits more funds than allowable.

Compliance audit coordination

  • Monitor partners procedures designed to comply with regulations.
  • Liaising with the Compliance Officer as necessary, coordinate the investigation of suspected violations of proper applications.
  • Oversee the assistance to grantees to resolve audit problems identified in audit management letters.

Qualification, Experience and Skills

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Accounting or related business field. A Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage.

Professional Qualifications

Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) or ACCA qualifications.

Relevant Experience

  • Eight years experience in managing major donor grants and contracts, five of which must be at management level.

Essential Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent analytical skills to successfully perform financial reviews and other quantitative analyses.
  • Familiarity with major donors’ auditing requirements and demonstrated ability to exercise financial oversight of grant programs.
  • Ability to independently prioritize and successfully perform assigned tasks.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Highly proficient in MS Office, spreadsheets and database skills.
  • Demonstrated personal initiative and integrity by adhering to the organizational values and code of conduct.

How to apply:

If you meet the requirements as contained in the job descriptions, please submit (1) a detailed and current CV; (2) an Application Cover Letter demonstrating why you qualify for the position, quoting your current/last gross salary and three referees including their most current contact details. All applications should be submitted electronically to hr.admin@act.or.ke quoting the reference number (ACT/SGM/01/2018) and position.** Only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline for applications submission is 12:00 noon Friday 9th February 2018

Act! is an equal opportunity employer with zero tolerance to corruption.

Kenya: Senior Coordinator for the East Africa Refugee Response

Organization: Church of Sweden
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Jan 2018

Senior Coordinator for the East Africa Refugee Response

International Department, Church of Sweden

The Church of Sweden response to humanitarian crises is carried out within the Humanitarian Programme which is designed to respond to rapid onset emergencies as well as protracted and complex crises, in partnership with the ACT Alliance. The humanitarian interventions within this programme are underpinned by actions and activities that support and strengthen the psychosocial wellbeing of crises-affected communities, aimed at building individual and communities’ resilience after a crisis. This approach emphasises the importance of fostering a sense of hope, dignity, mental and social well-being and a sense of normality for people affected by disaster. An important part of the Humanitarian Programme is the sub- programme East Africa Refugee Response, which comprises refugee interventions in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda. The Senior Coordinator for the East Africa Refugee Response will provide thematic and programmatic support to the involved partners and contribute to the overall development of the programme.

Responsibilites

  • Coordinate and support linkages within the East Africa Refugee Response
  • Support and initiate knowledge sharing initiatives and capacity building initiatives
  • Results based monitoring and reporting, including financial reporting
  • Working together with the Humanitarian Unit in Uppsala to assess the programme and take an active role in strategy development
  • Produce regional situation updates and analysis and monitoring reports
  • Ensure regular monitoring visits to the project sites and travelling within the region.
  • Represent the Church of Sweden with implementing partners, government, and donor entities.

Necessary Qualifications

  • Advanced academic degree in a relevant field e.g. humanitarian action, development studies, political science
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional working experience from humanitarian assistance or development cooperation, out of which at least 1 year work experience from the field, preferably the East Africa region
  • Good knowledge of the global humanitarian system
  • Excellent programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Good knowledge and experience of Results Based Management and systems for quality and accountability
  • Analytical and strategic skills
  • Excellent command in English
  • Accomplished security training

Desirable

  • Thematic knowledge of MHPSS, Child Protection, Education in Emergencies, Gender, GBV, SRHR and resilience/ DRR.
  • Experience in capacity development
  • Experience in working in Eastern Africa and knowledge of the region/ local languages
  • Experience from collaboration with churches and faith based organisations / ACT Alliance

*Core Competencies**

  • Personal maturity and integrity
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Cooperation and networking skills
  • Able to work independently

Other The aim is to place the Senior Coordinator in Nairobi and hosted by the Lutheran World Federation Kenya Office. The position is reporting to the Humanitarian Unit at Church of Sweden in Uppsala, Sweden. The position is a temporary employment for 2 years starting as soon as possible, with possibility of extension.

More detailed information is available from Anna Garvander.

The trade union representatives for the holder of this post are:
Thomas Ekelund (Vision), Susanna Henriksén (Jusek) and Anders Göranzon (KyrkA). All can be reached preferably by e-mail.

Please mark your application with the ref.no. 17/88 INT.

Please send your letter of application and CV by using the button "Ansök" here below at the latest 18 january 2018.

You will find more information on the Church of Sweden and its work at www.svenskakyrkan.se

The vision for the international work of Church of Sweden Swedish church is the freedom and dignity of every human being, sustainable and just societies and a healed and reconciled world. The work is done together with partners in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Middle East and is broad in scope, ranging from integrated rural development projects and human rights advocacy work at local and global levels. Church of Sweden is a member of Action by Churches Together (ACT), a global alliance of churches and church related organizations throughout the world, working together in relief, development and advocacy work.

How to apply:

https://www.svenskakyrkan.se/ledigajobb?aguid=3793423AA2934B75A1C7ED47038FFD87

Kenya: Head of Grants

Organization: Act Change Transform
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Nov 2017

Act Change Transform (Act!) is a local Non-Governmental Organization whose mission is to facilitate the empowerment of marginalized people and communities in Kenya and neighboring countries, to become active participants in their development by enabling them to: stand up for their rights; demand good governance in the management of resources; and participate in decision making processes. Act! does this through implementing partners, offering them capacity development, management of grants so that value for money is achieved and providing strategic leadership in national advocacy for the benefit of women, youth, people with disabilities and other marginalized communities.

HEAD OF GRANTS (Ref: ACT/HOG/29/2017):

Job Summary

The Head of Grants will be based in Nairobi and will ensure the proper functioning of the entire grants management function. This will include monitoring the entire grants management process from solicitation through close out and ensuring proper compliance with all donor regulations. He/she will play a leadership role towards supporting Act! and its partners in achieving rigorous financial and grants reporting and management. The incumbent will be in charge of ensuring that the tools and materials Act! uses to deliver effective grants and financial services to its partners are of the highest standard.

Key responsibilities

Specifically, the Head of Grants will be responsible for but not limited to:

Grants Management

  • Ensure effective implementation of the grants management policies, rules and procedures that meet industry best practices and ensure full understanding by the grants team as well as compliance of the grants management process at all levels within Act!.
  • Develop procedural documents and processes and ensure full understanding of the grants management process at key levels within the institution as well as coordinate grants management systems across programs to ensure high quality and consistency.
  • Ensure Act!’s grants management policies in relation to selection of partners are fully adhered to.
  • Oversees overall tracking of grants pool while closely monitoring the obligations from donors and grant obligations to recipients/grantees. Ensure that Act! never commits more funds than obligated by donors.
  • Ensure that all grant documentation is maintained according to Act! standards and donor policies to the extent they can be fully audited with limited or no adverse findings.
  • Ensure that pre-award risk assessments are carried out on each grantee in collaboration with the Capacity Development Team and that decisions are incorporated into grant awards.
  • Ensure strong links between the grants management and M&E systems to improve partners reporting and link to Act! requirements.
  • Ensure responsible proposal processing and timeliness of responses to agencies.
  • Ensure that grant modifications for cost/program changes are completed accurately.
  • Coordinate the entire team (Program Management Team, Monitoring & Evaluation and Capacity Development) to ensure the timely and appropriate close-out of issued grants.

Capacity Development Coordination

  • Collaborate with the Capacity Development Team to identify priority areas for training of partners and develop strategic interventions to assist partners.
  • Coordinate the development of training materials for potential grantees on proposal design and budgeting skills.
  • Coordinate with the Capacity Development Team, to organize and facilitate (as necessary) grants management workshops for grantees/partners to provide guidance on good grants management and on compliance with donor regulations.

Monitoring and Reporting (financial and programmatic)

  • Monitor grantee advance and liquidation balances closely and ensure timely liquidations.
  • Review all payment requests to ensure they meet the standards of allowable, allocable and reasonable.
  • Collaborate with the Program Management Team to review program and financial reports from partners to ensure compliance against program description against grant budget.
  • Oversee the updating and maintenance of the grant-tracking database. Ensure consistency and accuracy of information. Use the database to produce key reports to support decisions by management.
  • Closely monitor obligations from donors and grant obligations to grantees to ensure that Act! never commits more funds than allowable.

Compliance audit coordination

  • Monitor partners procedures designed to comply with regulations.
  • Liaising with the Compliance Officer as necessary, coordinate the investigation of suspected violations of proper applications.
  • Oversee the assistance to grantees to resolve audit problems identified in audit management letters.

Qualification, Experience and Skills:

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Accounting or related business field. A Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage

Professional Qualifications

Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) or ACCA qualifications

Relevant Experience

. Ten years’ experience managing financial administration of major donor grants and contracts.

· At least five years’ experience in administering grants and contracts.

Essential Competencies

· Excellent analytical skills to successfully perform financial reviews and other quantitative analyses.

· Familiarity with major donors’ auditing requirements and demonstrated ability to exercise financial oversight of grant programs.

· Highly proficient in MS Office, spreadsheets and database skills.

· Excellent written and oral communications skills.

· Ability to independently prioritize and successfully perform assigned tasks.

How to apply:

How to Apply

If you meet the requirements as contained in the job descriptions, please submit (1) a detailed and current CV; (2) an Application Cover Letter demonstrating why you qualify for the position, quoting your current/last gross salary and three referees including their most current contact details. All applications should be submitted electronically to hr.admin@act.or.ke quoting the reference number (ACT/HOG/29/2017) and position.** Only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline for applications submission is 5:00 pm Wednesday 15th November 2017

Act! is an equal opportunity employer with zero tolerance to corruption.

Occupational Safety & Health Manager Job in Kenya

Sheer Logic is looking to engage a dynamic individual for the position of Occupational Safety & Health Manager.
 

Job Summary: A safety manager will be responsible for overseeing and enforcing all safety measures in diverse work environments. 

The jobholder must have a detailed knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) guidelines and the ability to detect and eradicate any health and safety hazards accordingly.

 

The Safety Manager inspects work areas, equipment and employee work habits to ensure that everything is in compliance with OSHA rules and environmental safety guidelines, and makes changes to improve the safety of the various workplaces.
 

Key Result Areas

  • Plans and implements safety policies and procedures in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health ACT (OSHA)
  • Advise clients on safety compliance concerns and preventative actions.
  • Plans and implements training for employees in work site safety practices. Maintains safety files and records
  • Performs safety surveys, inspections and audits, prepares written reports of findings and recommendations for corrective or preventive measures where indicated and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented.
  • Conducts post-accident investigation and prepares report identifying possible accident causes and hazards for use by company personnel and senior management.
  • Assists clients in the development, evaluation and upgrading of safety programs.
  • Designs and implements safety programs for designated client or workspace
  • Recommends ways to improve health and safety in the workplace.
  • Responds to on-site emergencies and accidents
  • Develops and implements a Workplace Safety Toolkit

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any Safety and Health Management related field is required.
  • Certificate in Safety Management (CSM) is required.
  • Coursework and training in occupational safety requirements and OSHA guidelines is required.
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in the design and implementation of a workplace health and safety programs

How to Apply
 

Kenya: ADVERTISEMENT FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES PRODUCTION OF A DOCUMENTARY FOR THE ELECTORAL CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE MITIGATION PROGRAM

Organization: Act Change Transform
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 01 Sep 2017

Act Change Transform (Act!) is a non-governmental organization working in the field of Capacity
Development and Grants Management. Act! together with its implementing partners has contributed
to country’s results in peace building and conflict transformation, democracy and human rights,
livelihoods and environment and natural resource management
Under the Democracy and Human Rights Program, Act! is currently implementing the Electoral
Conflict and Violence Mitigation Program (ECVMP) aimed at improving the capacity of National and
County level peace structures for effective prevention and response to electoral related conflicts in
the counties where the program is being implemented. The Counties include: Garissa, Lamu,
Tana River, Kwale, Kilifi, Mombasa, Nairobi, Marsabit, Meru and Isiolo.
To better raise public awareness of our work, strengthen our partnerships and improve advocacy
efforts in elections and conflict management work, Act! seeks to engage the services of a qualified
Firm to produce a video documentary that captures our key results, activities, successes and
challenges as well as future direction.
1.0!Objectives
The overall purpose of the assignment is to produce a video documentary that provides a clear and
compelling narrative on the efforts made by the various elections actors in effectively and efficiently
mediating and preventing possible conflicts in the run up to and after the August 8 elections.
Act! is looking for a qualified Firm to undertake this assignment. Below are the Mandatory
Requirements that must be met by a Firm in order to be considered for the assignment:
1.! Certificate of Registration / Incorporation – must have been in existence for at least 5-10
years prior to 1st January 2017.
2.! KRA PIN or VAT Registration Certificate.
3.! KRA Valid Tax Compliance Certificate.
4.! Copy of Current Trade License.
5.! A brief Company Profile indicating the Directors and Organogram. Also include summarized
CV’s of the Team Lead and proposed technical team.
6.! 3 reference letters from three previous clients for recent similar assignments undertaken in
the last 2-3 years.

How to apply:

If your Firm has met the above Mandatory Requirements, please send an email request to
procurementfaq@act.or.ke quoting the reference number ACT-DECVM-23-2017 on the subject
headline in order to receive the Full version of Invitation to Bid document containing the
Terms of Reference as well as Evaluation Criteria Form for this assignment.
The deadline for application submission is at 5:00 PM East African Time on Friday 1st
September 2017.

Bandari Sacco Chief Executive Officer / CEO Job in Kenya

Bandari Sacco Society Ltd, the leading Sacco in the Coastal region with a nation-wide membership has adopted a new strategy to strengthen its market leadership and position herself for optimization of efficiencies and delivery of superior returns to members. 

Part of this strategy is the attraction and retention of the best talent to drive the strategy. 

To this end, the Board wishes to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced individual within the Sacco leadership team and welcome all applications in the following position:
 

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer / CEO 

 

Job Reference: CEO/1/2016

Reports to: Board of Directors
 

Job Summary: To provide day-to-day leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure efficient and effective implementation of SACCO strategic plan. 

In addition, he/she is expected to give guidance to the Board of Directors on various policy matters as well as manage the staff in a competent and business manner order to achieve the SACCO objectives.
 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the implementation of the SACCO strategic & Business plan
  • Responsible for the SACCOs investments and management of balanced investment portfolio
  • Responsible for the management, development & maintenance of high performance team by providing transformative leadership & effective supervision, guidance and initiating training of staff members under his/her jurisdiction
  • Responsible for the SACCOs financial & operational planning, forecasting and budgeting and be able to conceptualize and explain variances
  • Responsible for prudent management of costs so as to achieve business growth as outlined in the strategic plan
  • Responsible for supporting board decision making through preparation, analysis & presentation of comprehensive, timely, reliable and compliant financial reports
  • Ensure effective implementation of financial, operational & accounting policies and procedures
  • Cause to prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly reports on performance of the entire SACCO Key Result Areas [KRA] to the board and advise accordingly
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements of the SACCO & be able to propose changes to the Board such as SACCO ACT, Rules , By-laws, SASRA ACT, Cooperative rules.
  • Cause to develop and provide high quality products and efficient services which are value-adding to clients so as to enhance market share and revenue command of the SACCO.
  • Provide support to the Board of Directors by organizing all Board and Sub Committee meetings, Annual and Special General Meetings and Supervisory meetings as and when required
  • Build and develop high and motivated team of employees through embedding performance development and couching through identification of staff training needs and enshrine them in the training and education programs of the society.
  • Develop and operate a financial services network of branches based on assessment from relevant officials – on quality member service, innovative savings and loan products and introduction of new business opportunities
  • Promote the SACCO corporate image by representing the society in a professional manner at all times
  • Attend and participate in Board meetings, seminars and conferences at all levels to keep informed of the developments affecting the SACCO movement and business environment in general.
  • Support the Board of Directors in developing a 5 year Strategic Plan upon which other SACCO plans will be hinged to drive the vision and mission of the SACCO business into the future.
  • Implement, without delay, all recommendations from government regulatory bodies, BOD, internal and external audit reports and consultants based on agreements arrived at with BOD.
  • Cause to ensure correctness of books of accounts, receipts and disbursements are maintained.
  • Ensure safe custody of all funds, documents and property belonging to the SACCO and ensure their safe keeping.
  • Keep minutes of all general meetings and meetings of the Board of Directors
  • Prepare, approve, authorize and sign all official correspondence of the SACCO.
  • Formulation and implementation of all growth strategies.
  • Perform such other duties as he may be directed to perform by the Board of Directors.

Job Specifications:

The incumbent will be required to possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor of Commerce [Finance option] or Bachelors in Business Administration or Advanced Diploma in Cooperative Management or recognized equivalent.
  • MBA in Business related areas will be an added advantage
  • CPA [K], Qualifications in SACCO operations, Micro-Finance, Entrepreneurship or any other relevant field would be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience at Managerial level in Co-operatives or Micro Finance.
  • Computer literate [MS-Word/Excel]
  • Be in the age bracket of 35 – 50 years
  • Good administrative and public relations skills
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Very strong in written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Good Command of the English and Kiswahili Language.
  • Honest, approachable, team player, Intelligible and Resourceful.
  • Has unquestionable integrity and strong leadership skills
  • Holds a Certificate of Good conduct

How to Apply
 

Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of certificates, National ID, names and contacts of three referees, testimonials indicating the current remuneration and expected salary by e-mail to BSCrecruit2016@gmail.com or hr@bandarisacco.co.ke quoting the job reference as the subject matter e.g. “CEO/1/2016” by 24th June 2016. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.


Bandari Sacco is an equal opportunity employer.

Kenya: PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT HIV COORDINATOR (PAC): 003/CHS-CDC/PAC/2016

Organization: Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Apr 2016

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation that utilises local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence informed solutions and interventions to existing and emerging public health concerns.

CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the following position: – Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Coordinator.

Overall Job Function:

Reporting to the Director of Programs, the coordinator, using innovative evidence based interventions and national policies such as Acceleration of Care and Treatment (ACT) and Adolescent Package of Care (APOC), and with support of the HIV Prevention, HIV Clinical and the Implementation Teams, is responsible for planning, implementing, managing and overseeing all activities related to identification, linkage, treatment, retention, monitoring and evaluation of children and adolescents living with HIV in the program.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to the development and design of CHS’ pediatric and adolescent HIV strategy
  2. Participate in annual and periodic work planning for pediatrics and adolescents in the program

  3. Improve identification of children and adolescents in the program by providing implementation support to HIV Testing Services (HTS) coordinators and lay counselors at facility level

  4. Facilitate linkage to care for children and adolescents and account for all patients testing HIV positive by providing implementation support to HTS counselors, linkage officers, adherence counselors and peer educators

  5. Disseminate pediatric ACT targets to all PMTCT and care & treatment sites

  6. Track implementation progress of ACT against targets for pediatrics and adolescents at site level and flag areas of concern

  7. Identify potential need for pediatric and adolescent technical assistance through participation (through site assessments, visits, trainings, clinical mentorship, case reviews) in all pediatric and adolescent specific clinics

  8. Ensuring engagement and retention in care of HIV-infected children and adolescents by participating in facility retention activities (adolescent peer education, focused group discussions, support groups, case management)

  9. Collaborate and coordinate with counties and program staff to ensure the gap between adult and pediatric identification, ART coverage and viral suppression is closed by participating in county ACT planning activities such as site visits, trainings, review meetings and supportive supervision

  10. Ensure continuous Quality Improvement (QI) for the children and adolescent program by systematic review of routine data, conducting data driven mentorship, and participating in Quality of Care (QoC) assessment

  11. Participate and establish partnerships with other stakeholders working with children and adolescents e.g. the school health program, community adolescent friendly programs and other organizations working with children and adolescents (NOPE, LVCT)

  12. Establish pediatric and adolescent centers of excellence within existing COEs

  13. Support county pediatric and adolescent Technical Working Groups (TWGs)

  14. Participate in policy making through involvement in national TWGs

  15. Participate in writing of CDC reports

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  1. Medical Officer registered by KMPDB

  2. Training in psychology and psychosocial counseling will be of added advantage

  3. At least two years’ experience in implementing pediatric and adolescent HIV programs

  4. Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patients’ rights

  5. Knowledge of behavioral and psychosocial issues among children, adolescents, caregivers and their assessment

  6. Knowledge and experience in working with government facilities, community organizations and school health programs

  7. Skills in establishing rapport with children and adolescents

  8. Excellent communication skills

  9. Ability to supervise and train others as well as establish partnerships

How to apply:

Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria are invited to email their application letter and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to vacancies@chskenya.org clearly indicating the job title and its reference number as the subject line by 5.00PM on or before Thursday, April 21, 2016.

Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.