Friday, July 25, 2014

The National Treasury Global Fund Programme Jobs in Kenya

Republic of Kenya
 
The National Treasury Global Fund Programme
 
Vacant Positions

Background to the Positions
: The National Treasury is the Principal Recipient for all government components of Global Fund grants in Kenya, and is therefore legally responsible for the management and the coordination of all the grants. 

The National treasury which is the Principal Recipient therefore wishes to invite applications to fill the following vacancies based at the National Treasury Headquarters.

Senior Program Officer
 
Reporting to the National Global Fund Coordinator
 

Job Description:
  • Coordinate preparation of work plans, budgets, M&E plans and performance frameworks for Global Fund, Grants (TB, HIV and Malaria) managed by the National Treasury, Principal Recipient.
  • Provide technical support to the Principal Recipient during grant negotiations with the Local Fund Agent (LFA) and the Global Fund secretariat.
  • Provide technical support to the Program Managers for the three diseases for effective and efficient implementation of all Global Fund programmatic activities under the National Treasury, Principal Recipient.
  • Coordinate the preparation and submission of progress updates and other reports to be submitted to the Global Fund as per the grant agreement between the National Treasury and Global Fund.
  • Coordinate the LFA meetings and field visits to verify information provided in progress updates and other reports submitted by National Treasury to the Global Fund.
  • Coordinate the responses to Conditions Precedent, Special Conditions, Time bound actions or management issues raised by the LFA or the Global Fund secretariat.
  • Attend HIV, TB and Malaria ICC meetings at Ministry of Health. 
  • Be in attendance at the Global Fund National Oversight Committee meetings. 
  • Undertake any other task assigned by the Global Fund Coordinator
Required Qualifications
  • A Masters Degree in Public Health Systems, Community Health or equivalent.
  • A Degree in Medicine will be desirable.
  • At least 6 years working experience in management of health programs in busy organization at a senior level.
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria programming.
  • Understanding of Project Management.
  • ICT Skills.
  • Demonstrate ability and commitment to team work and coordination with multiple partners.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Experience in implementation of Global Fund grants is an added advantage.
Malaria Program Officer
 
Reporting to the Senior Program Officer
 
Job Description
  • Provide support in the preparation of work plans, budgets, M&E plans and performance frameworks,for Global Fund Malaria Grants managed by the National Treasury.
  • Coordinate the implementation of Malaria Global Fund activities with the Program manager in charge of Malaria Control Unit and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide support for the Monitoring and Evaluation at the National Regional and County levels of Malaria Global Fund activities under the National Treasury, Principal Recipient.
  • Provide necessary support and coordinate preparation of Malaria Program Progress reports.
  • Work closely with the Global Fund focal persons and the M&E officers at the program level to strengthen the M&E and ensure timelines, completeness and quality of reports submitted to Global Fund.
  • Plan and participate in the field visits for data verification and support supervision.
  • Attend Malaria ICC meetings at the Ministry of Health.
  • Undertake any other task assigned by the Senior Program Officer or the Global Fund Coordinator.
Required Qualifications
  • At least a Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences, Public Health, Community Health or equivalent.
  • Good knowledge of Malaria programming, monitoring and reporting.
  • At least 5 years experience in a busy organization implementing a large scale malaria program.
  • Good capacity to produce reports ontime.
  • ICT knowledge.
  • Demonstrate ability and commitment to team work and coordination with multiple partners.
  • Experience in the implementation of Global Fund grants is an added advantage.
Procurement Specialist
 
Reporting to the National Global Fund Coordinator
 
Job Description
  • Support the preparation of the Global Fund procurement plans for the three programs (HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria) in line with the Global Fund procurement policies and guidelines. .
  • Participate in all steps of designing, implementing and monitoring of procurements under Global Fund grants.
  • Ensure the procurement, warehousing, distribution and proper use of pharmaceutical and other commodities under Global Fund grants taking into account GF guidelines quality assurance policies and approved PSM plans.
  • Monitor procurement and distribution of drugs and other commodities procured under the Global Fund grants and prepare monthly reports for the Global Fund Coordinator.
  • Represent the Principal Recipient at all Ministerial Tender Committee meetings ensuring that the deliberations are in line with Global Fund requirements and country laws.
  • Coordinate the responses to issues raised by the LFA or the Global Fund secretariat on Procurement and Supply Management plans.
  • Prepare and maintain an asset register for all assets acquired through GF grants under National Treasury Global Fund Principal Recipient.
  • Participate in the re-allocation, revision and re-programing of the PSM plans and budgets. Advising the National Global Fund Coordinator on all procurement issues.
  • Maintain records of all procurements under the grants.
  • Secretary to the Commodity Coordinating Committee.
  • Prepare and update procurement tracking tool for all the grants implemented by the Principal Recipient
  • Undertake any other task assigned by the Global Fund Coordinator.
Required qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in procurement, supply chain management, commerce, economics or their equivalent from recognized institutions.
  • Professional diploma in procurement or supply management from recognized institution.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience at senior level in procurement and supply management in a busy organization.
  • Experience in preparation of PSM plans.
  • Knowledge of Global Fund and Government of Kenya procurement procedures is desirable.
  • Good computer skills, knowledge of procurement and supply management software would be an added advantage.
Personal attributes: Integrity, Honesty and Self-motivation.

Internal Auditor
 
Reporting to the National Global Fund Coordinator
 
Job Description
  • Prepare and implement an annual action plan for internal control of Global Fund grants activities implemented by public sector implementers.
  • Review Global Fund and Government of Kenya financial procedures and monitor compliance by the public sector implementers of Global Fund grants.
  • Work closely with Global Fund Program Implementers to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of Global Fund resources.
  • Identify all potential risk related to the implementation of Global Fund grants and prepare a risk mitigation plan.
  • Carry out sport checks on implementers to ensure compliance with Global Fund program and Government of Kenya requirements.
  • Prepare quarterly internal audit reports and submit them to the National Global Fund Coordinator.
  • Review appropriateness of program expenditure and compliance with the PSM plans and budgets.
  • Ensure Global Fund fixed assets are appropriately recorded in the relevant registers and carry out physical verification of the assets.
  • Undertake any other task assigned by the Global Fund Coordinator.
Required Qualifications
  • Business related degree, preferably Finance, economics or business administration.
  • CPA(K)
  • Knowledge of GOK financial and accounting procedures
  • At least 5 years working experience in similar work at a senior management level in a busy organization
  • Track record in financial monitoring and control
  • Good computer skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Personal attributes: Integrity, Honesty and Self-motivation
How to Apply:
 
All positions are for one year renewable contracts subject to performance and continued disbursement of funds from the respective grants by the Global Fund. Gratuity shall be paid at the end of each year of contract. 

Interested candidates should make their applications and attach the following documents: certified copies of their certificates and testimonials, Curriculum Vitae and their telephone contacts and email addresses by 8th August, 2014 to:
 
Principal Secretary
Attn: National Global Fund Coordinator
The National Treasury
Global Fund Program,
P.O. Box 30007-00100
Nairobi

Or hand delivered to the National Treasury, Global Fund Program, Treasury Building, 11th Floor, Room 1105.

The applicant should indicate the position they are applying for on the envelope.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Telecom Dealership Dealer Sales Agents Jobs in Kenya

an established telecommunications dealership and wholesale distributor for a leading mobile provider with an established network of shops across the country primarily in the following regions: Nairobi, Coast, Mt Kenya, Rift Valley, Western, Nyanza, and Eastern province. 

We are seeking applications to fill the following positions available across the country:

Dealer Sales Agents
 
This is a field sales position with key role of undertaking wholesale distribution of airtime cards and other products. 

This is a commission based direct sales position based in dealer shops spread across the country.

We invite applications from highly energized individuals with passion to sell and achieve sales targets who demonstrate the following criteria:
  • Completed ‘O’ Level education
  • Age - 23 years and above
  • Knowledge of a given local geographical area
  • Communication skills with ability to persuade customers
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • High degree of honesty and integrity
  • Should be flexible and highly mobile to undertake field sales activities
  • Ability to adapt to demanding working hours including working over weekends
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide credible guarantors and references.
Interested candidates for the manager position should send their CV and applications to dsa@peopleinsightslimited.com. 

Please clearly indicate preferred location in job application.

Telecom Dealership Branch Managers Jobs in Kenya

an established telecommunications dealership and wholesale distributor for a leading mobile provider with an established network of shops across the country primarily in the following regions: Nairobi, Coast, Mt Kenya, Rift Valley, Western, Nyanza, and Eastern province. 

We are seeking applications to fill the following positions available across the country:
 
Branch Manager
 
This is a role required to provide leadership to the branch teams to drive sales strategies and initiatives to meet business targets for the branch amidst a challenging and highly competitive environment.
 
We have an immediate need in the following locations: Kakamega, Meru, Murang’a, Maua, Embu, Kitui, Mombasa, Mtwapa, Karatina and Malindi.

Applicants for this position should possess the following:
  • A business-related Degree or Diploma.
  • A least 1 year in sales leadership or supervisory experience.
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills.
  • Strong sense of responsibility and accountability for delivery of sales performance and managing company assets.
  • Should be flexible with working hours including working over weekends.
Interested candidates for the manager position should send their CV and applications to managers@peopleinsightslimited.com. 

Please clearly indicate preferred location in job application.

Impact Research and Development Organization Jobs in Kenya

Impact Research and Development Organization is a registered Kenyan NGO headquartered in Kisumu, with regional offices in eight counties. 

IRDO’s principal mandate is to design, implement and evaluate HIV/AIDS research and intervention programs that improve the health status of individuals and local communities. 

We are looking for qualified and experienced personnel to fill various positions in a pilot study to be conducted in Homabay County in collaboration with the University of Nairobi and New York University. 

The study is on combination HIV prevention for youth aged 15-24 years, also known as MP3. 

Job Title: Mobile Events Coordinator
Duration: 6 months

Job Description: Reporting to the Study Coordinator, the Mobile Events Coordinator will organize activities during the mobile recruitment events. 

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop calendar of mobile events  and oversee the coordination of all the activities 
  • Spearhead mobilization campaigns
  • Ensure the mobile events are organized and coordinated, trouble shoot emerging problems, help with procedures during the events, and provide day-to-day support for the study as needed.
  • Monitor participant flow and suggest/make changes as necessary.
  • Serve as a liaison person between the IRDO, staff, study participants and the general community in the study region.
  • Prepare and submit mobile events reports on a daily basis to the overall study coordinator.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Study Coordinator or Investigators.
Minimum qualification and Competencies:
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in health related field or Social Sciences.
  • Must have 2 years research study coordination experience, preferably HIV prevention research.
  • Candidates with a diploma in Community Health, Social Work or related fields, coupled with over 3 years experience will be considered.
  • Ability to multi-task with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willing to work in challenging environments including long hours, weekends and public holidays when necessary without additional financial compensation.
  • Applicants must be willing to reside in Homabay County, where the study will be conducted.
  • Should be fluent in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo (the local community language)
Job Title: Nurse Team Leaders (2 positions); Clinical Officers(3 positions)

Duration: 
6 months with possibility of extension to at least 6 more months.

Job Description: The Research Nurse/Clinical officer will assist in facilitating the implementation of MP3 Youth Pilot Study. S/he will be responsible for explaining the study to potential participants, administering consent, conducting interviews and performing clinical procedures. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Screen and recruit study participants.
  • Communicate  about the study and referring relevant/complex questions to the coordinator or Principal Investigator
  • Administer consent and baseline and follow up questionnaires; ensure accurate documentation of research data.
  • Obtain, label and package laboratory samples from the participants
  • Conduct clinical follow up and document communications with study participants.
  • Manage and ensure safe custody and prudent use of study supplies at the study site
  • Ensure confidentiality of any information relating to study is maintained.
  • Attend and participate in collaborative, management and clinic meetings.
  • Support other clinical duties in the study sites as and when feasible
  • Other duties as assigned by the Study Coordinator, Mobile Events Coordinator, or Investigators
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • Diploma in Nursing or Clinical Medicine, with at least two (2) years of relevant work experience and ICT proficient.
  • Must be registered with the relevant bodies and have a valid practice license
  • Having at least 2 years of experience working in CCC or PSC, offering HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment and counselling services highly recommended.
  • Should have at least 2 years research experience (involving collection of clinical specimens) with good report writing skills.
  • Must have strong analytical, problem-solving and networking skills.
  • Should be a team player and a good communicator with the ability to work in a multicultural environment with minimum supervision.
  • Must be a trained and experienced HTC counselor.
  • Should be fluent in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo (the local community language)
  • Applicants must be willing to reside in Homabay County, where the study will be conducted.
Job Title: MP3 Youth Research Assistant 

5 Positions

Duration: 
6 months
  
Job Description: The Research Assistants will support the implementation MP3 Youth study activities in the study sites in Homa-Bay 

Key Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Support the recruitment of study participants
  • Consent and enrol study participants
  • Administer questionnaires
  • Deliver study intervention packages
  • Manage client flow during mobile events
  • Maintain and file study documents
  • Other duties as assigned by the Study Coordinator, Mobile Events Coordinator, or Investigators
Qualifications and competencies:
  • Diploma in Community Health, Social Work or related field.
  • Working experience within HIV prevention setting preferred.
  • Must be keen and attentive to details and have ability to follow instructions and procedures properly.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and good inter-personal skills.
  • Fluency in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo required.
  • Basic knowledge of and experience in ICT required
  • Experience with research/study protocols added advantage.
  • Training in HTC required. 
  • Applicants must be willing to reside in Homabay County, where the study will be conducted.
Job Title: Pharmaceutical Technologist 

1 Position

Duration:
 1 year

Job Description: The Pharmaceutical Technologist will be responsible for pharmacy services in the MP3 youth study.

Key Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Establish and maintain referred participant profiles
  • Dispense study drugs and counsel patients on proper use of the various drugs dispensed.
  •  Ensure that essential stocks are available in the pharmacy at all times.
  • Monitor stock levels of study drugs and place orders as necessary
  • Ensure receipt and proper storage of pharmaceuticals
  • Keep appropriate documentation for accountability and research needs.
  • Monitor storage conditions, expiry status and security of pharmaceuticals
  • Monitor, document and report study drug related adverse events and adherence problems
  • Other study related duties as assigned by the Study Coordinator or Investigators
Qualifications and competencies:
  • Holder of diploma in Pharmacy from a recognized institution.
  • Must have a practice license duly issued by Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
  • 2 years experience in a community or hospital pharmacy
  • Good knowledge of essential drugs and medical supplies
  • Ability to dispense, record and report accurately
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills, flexible and with proven ability to work in a team
  • Experience with research/study protocols will be an added advantage
  • Applicants must be willing to reside in Homabay County, where the study will be conducted.
  • Should be fluent in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo (the local community language)
Job Title: Laboratory Technicians 

3 Positions 

Duration: 6 months
 
Job Description: The Laboratory Technician will be working closely with the Study Coordinator on issues related to collection, processing, shipment and/or analysis of study samples.

Key Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Develop laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Process all study samples
  • Compile laboratory data
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Study Coordinator
Qualifications and competencies:
  • Holder of diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences or similar qualification from a recognized medical training institution.
  • Registered by the National Laboratory Technologists and Technicians Board.
  • At least 2 years experience preferably in a busy HIV care program.
  • Self-motivated, flexible and able to work independently to improve standards.
  • Organized, detail oriented and able to thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience with research/study protocols strongly encouraged.
Applicants must be willing to reside in Homabay County, where the study will be conducted.

Job Title: Data Clerks

2 Positions
 
Duration: 1 year
 
Job Description: The data clerks will be responsible for organizing, cleaning and entering data into a computer system.

Key Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Ensure timely and accurate data entry into the databases.
  • Cleaning and ensuring completeness of electronic and hard copy data.
  • Support biometric registration and verification of participants.
  • Ensure all data (soft and hard copies) are documented and filed correctly.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Study Coordinator.
Qualifications and competencies:
  • Diploma in Data Management or Information Technology.
  • 2 years experience in a data entry position.
  • Good typing and data entry speed; attention to details and data accuracy.
  • Understand the importance of quality and timely data.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Experience in research data entry, especially HIV, highly advantageous.
Applicants must be willing to reside in Homabay County, where the study will be conducted.
 
Job Title: Motorbike Rider 
 
Duration: 1 Year 
  
Job Description: The Motorbike Rider will support the implementation MP3 Youth study activities in the study sites in Homa-Bay. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Daily collection of laboratory supplies, samples and results to and from sites.
  • Monthly collection of data reports from sites.
  • Other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or other relevant staff.
Qualifications and competencies:
  • KCSE Certificate with a mean grade of  D+.
  • Current valid riding license.
  • Valid certificate of good conduct.
  • Must be over 25 years of age.
  • Good communication skills and a team player
  • 2 years motorbike riding experience.
  • Good knowledge of the County and its environs added advantage.
  • Should be fluent in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo (the local community language)
  • Experience in basic mechanical skills added advantage
Applicants must be willing to reside in Homabay County, where the study will be conducted

Willing to be trained in handling and transport of biohazardous material
 
Job Title: Office Assistant

Duration:
 1 year

Job Description:  
The office assistant will provide front office and other administrative services at the Homabay office.

Key Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Cleaning and arranging the office
  • Helping in office administrative duties.
  • Preparing for meetings; receiving, sorting and distributing incoming mails; preparing outgoing mail for distribution
  • Monitoring and maintaining office supplies; maintaining office filing and storage systems.
  • Ensuring office equipment is properly maintained and serviced
  • Run errands as requested, such as going to the post office and bank
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Study Coordinator, Data Manager and other study staff.
Qualifications and competencies:
  • KCSE Certificate with a mean grade of C-plain
  • Certificate in Business administration, secretarial studies or any other related field.
  • Competency in computer skills including MS Office or equivalent.
  • Internet skills including use of e-mail, group messaging and information gathering a must.
  • 2 years relevant experience in a similar position.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills, flexible and with proven ability to work in a team
  • Should be fluent in English. Kiswahili and Dholuo (the local community language)
Applicants must be willing to reside in Homabay County, where the study will be conducted

Submit applications, complete with current CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, names and telephone numbers of two professional referees, current and expected salary, to reach the undersigned not later than July 31, 2014. 

Applicant should quote post the job title as shown for each posts in the advertisement. 

The Human Resources Manager,
Impact Research and Development Organization,
P. O. Box 9171, 
Kisumu.

Or 

Email to: reseach@impact-rdo.org

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.