VSF Belgium is a recognized developmental International NGO founded in 1995 working with disadvantaged communities to increase their standards of living, improve food security and livelihood sustainability through improved animal health and animal production.

In East Africa, our programmes focus on community based animal health services, capacity building of local institutions and governments, conflict mitigation and sustainable natural resource management.

Position Title: Project Manager – Lomidat Project
Duty Station: Lodwar, Kenya
Availability: Immediately
Deadline: 11th April 2011

Role

The Project Manager for the LOMIDAT Project will oversee, lead and manage the Technical team working on food facility and livestock market chain on the Lomidat project.

He/She will be responsible for maintaining relationships with the partner, monitoring, and ensuring that the strategies in place enable the project to reach the set objectives.

He/she will support in technical backstopping of relevant areas in other Lodwar projects, DMI, Fodder production, CERF, Emergency projects etc.

Main responsibilities of

A) Program management and development
  • Project Action planning, implementation and coordination.
  • Networking and collaboration with the Lomidat team.
  • Facilitate the technical implementation of result two and the parts of result three of the action as appropriately designed.
  • In coordination with the VSF B Lodwar project manager coordinate research activities for the improvement of livestock market chain and the development of new project areas.
  • To maintain close linkages with the Lomidat project Butchery/factory and staff
  • To work with the Lodwar project manager, in identifying and develop new projects based on the strengths, capacity and local resources of beneficiaries and specific calls from donors.
  • To ensure synergy in the Livestock market chain project activities.
  • To work with the Livestock traders to develop a clear livestock Value chain, in Turkana.
  • To submit timely project reports based on donor guidelines to the Lodwar project.
B) Staff management and development
  • Development of a team building strategy to promote an effective and supportive working environment within the Turkana Program.
  • Work with the Lodwar team to form a strong technical team.
  • Coach and mentor staff in order to ensure that they perform to the best of their abilities and are fully aware of the theory and practise of development work and the project management cycle.
C) Representation of VSFB
  • Development of relationships with Government representatives, the Lomidat and other local stakeholders
  • Represent VSF B in the Livestock Market chain Project Management Unit (PMU) meetings and coordination meetings
D) Financial Management
  • Ensure that projects are implemented in full compliance with both donor and VSF B guidelines and regulations
  • Authorizing all expenditures for the project and monitoring expenditure on line items as per the approved budget
  • Timely reporting as per donor regulations
  • Facilitation of visits by monitoring teams
E) Communication and Information
  • Inform and collaborate with the lodwar projects manager on a continuous basis
  • Forward relevant project information for the promotion of the Livestock infrastructure development to the Lodwar and regional offices
F) Networking and Liaison
  • Liaison and networking with relevant livestock partners and collaborators to improve the performance of the Livestock chain project in a dynamic environment
  • Assist the Lodwar Project manager in the Development of a joint and common approach the implementation activities of all projects in for the communities in Turkana and the Ecosystem of north-western Kenya
  • Network with Lomidat project manager, General Manager and ensure a common approach and the coordination of activities
  • Promotion of team spirit on all levels within VSF belgium
Essential or Minimum Requirements

Education
  • University degree in a development related field, Range management, (a degree in Veterinary science or animal science would be an advantage but is not essential)
  • Post graduate training in either Pastoralism and ASALs policy, Development studies, Entrepreneurship, or Agricultural Economics
Knowledge and experience
  • 5 years experience in project development and management.
  • Should have 3 years experience in a senior position in project management and implementation at least to senior project officer level.
  • Experience of working on an EC project is an advantage
  • An understanding of the ABCD, VICOBA, PFS, CAHWAs privatization systems, WUA management and VLUP approaches is crucial.
  • Good knowledge of project cycle management
  • Experience with proposal development and implementation
  • Good knowledge of donor rules, in particular USAID, EC.
  • Experience with administering budgets
  • Ability to operationalise project logical frameworks
Skills
  • Computer literacy with very good MS Excel, Word and Power point
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent management skills
  • Good writing and reporting skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Accuracy and keen for detail skills
  • Ability to deal with organizational conflict and crises
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to prepare and present issues at all levels
  • Proven ability to work with a range of stakeholders including civil authorities, donors and project partners
Attitudes
  • Team player
  • Attentive to detail
  • Flexible
  • Identify him/herself with the mission, vision and values of VSF-B
  • Display of intercultural sensitivity
  • Respect in dealing with others
  • Willingness to travel (frequent visits to the field, Turkana and the Regional Office Nairobi)
Desirable Requirements
  • Knowledge of Turkana language would be an advantage but is not essential
  • Experience of working in the Arid Lands of Northern Kenya is desirable
Please send your application letter, CV by e-mail (reference “PM Lomidat”) before 11/04/2011 to recruitment@vsfb.or.ke

This vacancy is open to male and female candidates of Kenyan nationality.

Applications from qualified women candidates are encouraged.

Priority will be given to qualified internal applicants.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information: www.vsf-belgium.org

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VSF-Belgium is a recognized developmental International NGO founded in 1995 working with disadvantaged communities to increase their standards of living, improve food security and livelihood sustainability through improved animal health and animal production.

In East Africa, our programmes focus on community based animal health services, capacity building of local institutions and governments, conflict mitigation and sustainable natural resource management.

Position Title: Project Manager – Garissa
Duty Station: Garissa, Kenya
Availability: Immediately
Deadline: 11th April 2011

Role

The Project Manager will oversee, lead and manage the field operations of the emergency team in Garissa.

He/She will be responsible for maintaining relationships with the various stakeholders, monitoring, and ensuring that the project meets its objectives. He/she will support in technical backstopping of relevant areas in other Garissa based projects

Main responsibilities of

A) Program management and development
  • Project programming, implementation and direct management in line with both donor and VSF B guidelines and regulations
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of the project
  • Co-ordinate and manage the projects in Garissa by providing technical and strategic leadership
  • Identify and develop project proposals based on the needs of beneficiaries and specific calls from donors.
  • Ensure project implementation progress is in line with the activity work plan.
  • Ensure that donor regulations are adhered to and that VSF Belgium administrative, financial and implementation controls are observed.
  • Participate and contribute to relevant project related network and links.
  • Develop work plans, financial projections and verify all financial reports on the project
  • Manage the flow of technical reports and compilation of the same in the project narratives for internal and donor reporting.
  • Support internal and external monitoring and evaluation exercises.
  • Respond to cross cutting issues affecting the community in cooperation with specific Districts Expert agencies and build on arising community needs for furtherance of humanitarian Intervention as required.
B) Staff management and development
  • Development of a team building strategy to promote an effective and supportive working environment within the Garissa Program.
  • Work with the Garissa team to form a strong technical team.
  • Coach and mentor staff in order to ensure that they perform to the best of their abilities and are fully aware of the theory and practise of development work and the project management cycle.
C) Representation of VSFB
  • Development of relationships with Government representatives, in Garissa and other local stakeholders
  • Represent VSF B in various project forum and networking levels in the target districts of operations.
D) Financial Management
  • Ensure that projects are implemented in full compliance with both donor and VSF B guidelines and regulations
  • Authorizing all expenditures for the project and monitoring expenditure on line items as per the approved budget
  • Timely reporting and proposal amendments as per donor regulations
  • Co-financing
Essential or Minimum Requirements

Education
  • University degree in a development related field, (a degree in Veterinary science or animal science would be an advantage but is not essential)
  • Post graduate training in either Pastoralism and ASALs policy, Development studies, community development
Knowledge and experience
  • At least 5 years experience in project development and management.
  • Should have held a senior position in project management at least to senior project officer level for a minimum of 3 years
  • Good knowledge and working experience on an EC/ECHO/OFAD project is desirable
  • Dynamics of community engagement and participatory methods and monitoring field operations
  • Ability to operationalise project logical frameworks
  • Management of project budgets
  • Experience working in the Arid Lands of North Eastern Kenya is desirable
Skills
  • Computer literacy with very good MS Excel, Word and Power point
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good writing and reporting skills
  • Ability to work independently, under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Kiswahili and local language
  • Excellent management, planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to prepare and present issues at all levels
  • Proven ability to work with a range of stakeholders including civil authorities, donors and project partners
Attitudes
  • Team player
  • Accuracy and attentive to detail
  • Flexible
  • Display of intercultural sensitivity
  • Respect in dealing with others
  • Willingness to travel (frequent visits to the field locations and the Regional Office Nairobi)
Please send your application letter, CV and list of 3 references (one must be your current employer) by e-mail (reference “PM Garissa”) on or before 11th April 2011 to recruitment@vsfb.or.ke

This vacancy is open to Kenyan male and female candidates.

Applications from qualified women candidates are encouraged.

Qualified Internal candidates will be given preference.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information: www.vsf-belgium.org

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Merlin is a British humanitarian organization, set up to provide medical relief, when people are at their most vulnerable.

Merlin has been working in Kenya since 1998 and it maintains a regional office in Nairobi, which directly manages Kenya programmes and through remote management provides support to Somalia country programmes.

Merlin is looking to fill the following positions for its office in Nairobi. These are senior positions within Merlin program office that require persons of suitable experience and skills.

Finance / Grants Manager (Kenya)
Salary Range 161,130 - 186,127 Kshs

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Ensures compliance to donor requirements, statutory and Merlin internal regulations for Kenya operations;
  • Prepare/Review monthly interim and final Financial Donor reports timely and accurately as per Donor reporting requirements and contracts;
  • work with the programs department to ensure proper budget management is in place;
  • preparation and review of budgets, budget amendments, budget re-alignments;
  • working closely with the Senior Management Team (SMT);
  • assist departments in preparation of annual operational budgets;
  • carry out analysis of spending per project for review of the SMT and advise on possible over/under spends;
  • ensure proper allocation of costs is maintained across the grants;
  • to review and monitor risk management processes and implementation;
  • ensure rigorous budgetary controls;
  • sub-grantees financial monitoring and support;
  • provision of in-house training to the field finance teams and others;
  • strong knowledge of grants management tools and techniques
Essential Requirements
  • University degree in job related field
  • Previous experience in similar position with the INGOs
  • Strong ability to use Microsoft Software especially Excel (various formulas) and Word
  • Ability to work under pressure; Ability to travel when required
  • Experience of working unsupervised, taking a flexible approach to managing and prioritising a high and diverse workload in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of working with major donors (USAID, EC, DFID, ECHO, UN)
  • An understanding of and commitment to the mission and values of Merlin
Project Health Coordinator and Team Leader HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care.

Reporting to: Programme Coordinator (PC).

Location: Kisii, Nyanza province.

Salary Range 240,000 - 260, 000 Kshs based on experience

Main duties:
  • Coordinate Merlin health Care Projects in Nyanza with aim of achieving the set project and organizational objectives.
  • To the offer over all technical guidance to HIV/AIDS treatment and care services to the HIV/AIDS project.
  • Planning and implementation of HIV/AIDS/TB treatment and care activities at MOMS and MOPHS facilities with close partnership with the Ministries staff and the consortium partners,
  • Co-ordinate mentorship and supervision of facility staff of ensure adequacy of knowledge and technical skill in HIV/AIDS treatment and care , Malaria case management and other clinical interventions for efficient and effective services.
  • Oversee and conduct training, mentorship and supportive supervision of health care workers in the project districts
  • Participate in quality assurance/quality improvement of the comprehensive HIV/AIDS/TB services and other health care interventions.
  • Monitor and evaluate health activities in project areas in collaboration with the Programme Coordinator, local health authorities and other project staff and adapt interventions as necessary.
  • Prepare project monthly, quarterly, mid-term and final reports for submission to Merlin head office as well as donors on a timely manner.
Qualification and experience:
  • Minimum qualification is a medical doctor, (MBchB) with INGOs.
  • Must have over 5 years experience in experience in successful implementation of health programs, including planning, designing, supervising, and evaluating healthcare programs
  • Management, training or clinical background in the area of reproductive health, Maternal and child health, malaria and HIV/AIDS
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience in health systems strengthening and in quality of care and quality improvement principles and practices in health care programs
  • Demonstrated excellent knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS, family planning and maternal health
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS office
  • Reports to the PC for administrative, policy, program support and project reports.
  • A member of the SMT, Kisii
To apply for this positions

Please send your soft copies of the CV, Cover Letter to recruitment@merlin-eastafrica.org

Hard copies of the documents could be delivered to Merlin office at O’Washika Rd., Off Isaac Gathanju Road- Lavington P.O. Box 3350- 00200.

Hard copies should be packed in the envelope, for the attention of the Country Finance Director; these will be registered at the Main Gate with Merlin guards.

Please deliver personally, rather than by courier and sign for the delivery.

Please when sending either hard or soft copies of the documents, please indicate the position you are applying for.

Closing Date: 9th April 2011.

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