The Indiana University Center for Global Health is currently recruiting for a USAID - AMPATH Chief of Party position.

This is a full-time position based in Kenya. The COP’s primary role is to provide management and oversight for the USAID-AMPATH partnership, a comprehensive primary care and HIV control program in western Kenya serving a population of nearly 2 million people.

The incumbent must be able to leverage financial and administrative knowledge and assimilate new management concepts and processes to improve financial operations, grant management and overall operating processes.

Qualified applicants must have the ability to manage the public health / international development program, ensure monitoring, and oversee financial and programmatic reporting to USAID, and Indiana University.

Minimum Education Requirements:
  • MS/MA in public health or related field; or PhD/MD or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum Experience: 7-9 years of relevant experience (5-7 with a PhD/MD) with international development programs including 3-5 years of managerial experience.
How to apply

Apply on-line at www.hra.iupui.edu.

Position Number 00036346. IUPUI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator and affords reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities.

Closing date: 29 Apr 2011

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Save the Children UK in Kenya works in the North Eastern Province (Dadaab, Wajir and Mandera) with Programmes in Child Protection, Nutrition, Livelihoods and Health.

We are seeking a qualified candidate to fill the following position:

Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator – Wajir East

Job Purpose

The M&E Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of Save the Children’s monitoring systems in three districts (Mandera Central, Wajir East and Habaswein districts).

The coordinator is responsible for proper data collection and management to ensure transparency and accountability of the projects in order to provide reliable analysis for reporting and project monitoring, as well as raw data when required.

Key Responsibilities

Data collection
  • Work closely with the Programme staff to identify key Indicators to Monitor and Evaluate SCUK programmes (Health, Nutrition and Food Security and Livelihoods).
  • With the support of the Technical Advisors and Programme Managers, develop M&E System’s documentation and SOPs, maintain systematic data storage, filing and a report tracking system.
  • Identify capacity gaps and provide capacity building and technical support when relevant to the team of M&E officers, data entry clerks, field monitors and officers. Build capacity of the team to provide high quality data for the M&E systems.
  • Ensure timely and quality data collection and reporting from field teams.
  • Monitor data collection through field visit and consistency checks.
  • Actively collect data as necessary.
  • Support as necessary programme assessments in the area.
  • Assist to gather technical updates for programme planning, monitoring, evaluation and operations research.
  • Develop and maintain a system for archiving projects M&E guidelines, tools, data files, analysis files, reports and presentations, develop and document data analysis plan.
  • Lead the M&E responsibilities in the preparation of all projects reports.
  • Work with the project teams in producing and maintaining up-to date out put tracker and PMPs.
Quality and timely data entry, data analysis and reporting
  • Ensure that all collected data is properly filed and stored for high accountability and transparency.
  • Design database formats to ensure easy analysis and reporting as well as information security.
  • Ensure that relevant data is timely computerized by the data entry clerks in order to respect reporting timelines.
  • Actively support data entry when necessary.
  • Perform consistency checks on databases and be the overall responsible for data quality.
  • Provide data analysis, M&E reports and raw data as agreed with line manager, according to the agreed format and schedule.
  • Provide regular reports on the M&E systems performance.
M&E quality
  • Provision of critical analysis on the information gathered as well as M&E systems in place.
  • Participate actively to team planning and team coordination meetings to ensure that data collection and data management is considered in team activity.
  • Identify M&E gaps and miss quality, and actively address their causes through training, field visits, and propose solutions to line manager.
  • Ensure that projects’ information (databases and paper work) provides high standards of transparency and accountability.
Person Specification

Essential:
  • University Degree in Statistics/Computer Science/Mathematics/Population Studies or related fields and good understanding and interest for M&E systems in Health and Nutrition, Livelihoods and Food Security Projects.
  • Training in Monitoring and Evaluation fundamentals.
  • At least three (3) years experience of working on M&E systems, preferably with International NGO’s or UN agencies.
  • Experience in assessment methodologies (PRA/PLA, RRA), organizing and implementation of seed fairs and vouchers, livestock re-stocking and cash for work activities. Experience in nutritional and health surveys highly preferred.
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Access, Ms Excel, SPSS, Epi Info.
  • Proven data analysis (Qualitative and Quantitative) and report writing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Ability and willingness to make frequent field visits to the project sites for data verification (Routine Data Quality Audits) and technical support.
  • Proven people management skills.
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing program priorities and emergency priorities that may arise.
  • Strong self starter, able to take initiatives.
  • Commitment to Save the Children Policies.
  • A good team player.
Desirable:
  • Experience and skills in project planning and financial reporting
  • Experience in designing and facilitating training and mentoring of staff
  • Experience of working in livelihood projects and integrated Health and Nutrition projects.
If you meet the above requirements, please send your detailed CV together with a cover letter and current contacts of three referees including immediate supervisor addressed to:

Head of Human Resources,
Save the Children UK, Kenya Programme
E-mail: jobskenya@scuk.or.ke

not later than 5th April, 2011.

Quote the job title on the subject line.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Save the Children (UK) recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal employment opportunities and the protection of children from abuse.

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AFIDEP is a non-profit policy think-tank whose purpose is to facilitate the synthesis, translation and utilization of research evidence in policy-making, program design, and resource allocation in Africa.

AFIDEP, which has its Head office in Nairobi, is seeking a highly qualified and self-motivated individual to fill the position of a Receptionist/Office Assistant.

The Receptionist/Office Assistant contributes to AFIDEP’s mission by providing front office, clerical, janitorial and catering services.

Position: Receptionist/Office Assistant (1 Post)

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Nature of Employment: Contractual (two years)

Pay Period: Monthly

Summary

The incumbent will undertake general office cleaning, run office errands and manage the front office.

Responsibilities
  • Maintain cleanliness and orderliness in the office
  • Manage the reception; including receiving, screening and transferring calls to relevant staff, welcoming guests and responding to enquiries
  • Collect, sort, distribute and prepare mail, messages and courier deliveries
  • Carry out routine clerical duties including banking.
  • Deliver payments of office bills
  • Make coffee and tea for staff and visitors
  • Type documents, reports and correspondence as and when required.
  • Process orders of supplies, stationery, and equipment
  • Support processing of travel
  • Support organization of meetings and conferences
  • File data/documents and maintain records
  • Keep stock of kitchen, janitorial and sanitary supplies
  • Any other duties as assigned.
Requirements
  • A diploma in Business Administration and KCSE mean grade C plain or higher
  • Good oral and written communication skills, with ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge to operate office equipment
  • Working experience with MS Office Suite and Adobe
  • Have excellent interpersonal, organizational and customer care skills.
  • At least one year of relevant office experience in similar capacity
Applicants are required to send a one-page cover letter and CV not later that 29th March, 2011 to

Administration Officer,
African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP),
P.O. Box 14688-00800, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
Website: www.afidep.org
Email: info@afidep.org

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Women’s Empowerment Link (WEL) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit making organization, whose major position is to promote and uphold women and girls in society through advocating for opportunities that explore their potentials.

WEL envisions a society that is gender sensitive where women and men have equal rights and opportunities for a just society.

WEL seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the position of a Legal Officer who will be reporting to the Programs Coordinator –

Legal Officer (to be based in the Nairobi Office)

Duties:-
  • Provide legal advice to WEL clients who are women and girls survivors of Gender based violence
  • Provide legal representation to WEL clients who are women and girls survivors of Gender based violence
  • Prepare pleadings, proofs of evidence and legal briefs
  • Intervene and petition on behalf of the public in gender related issues.
  • Take up public interest litigation cases for advocacy
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with other NGO’s, Government departments and relevant bodies in gender related cases
  • Undertaking legal research
  • Undertaking associated general administration including correspondence, the preparation of reports etc.
  • Undertaking any other duties appropriate as may be assigned from time to time
Minimum qualifications and attributes:-

The ideal candidate should at least posses the following qualifications and attributes:-
  • Advocate of the High court of Kenya
  • Should have knowledge of program planning, designing, monitoring and evaluation
  • Must possess strong writing skills, proficiency in computers, organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Should be able to work under pressure
  • Demonstrate knowledge in gender and women’s rights issues.
  • Results oriented, creative and innovative
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be a good team player, highly self motivated and self driven
Skills required for the position
  • Self-motivated, extremely organized, and collegial and have the ability to function well under pressure while handling numerous tasks simultaneously.
  • She/he must be willing to take initiative, prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team.
  • The candidate must have demonstrated organizational skills and excellent computer skills including proficiency Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, and Word).
  • Impeccable field and internet –based research abilities.
  • Ability to work in a diverse team
  • Strong interest in the area of women’s rights and a commitment to the empowerment of women.
  • It is also important with good interpersonal skill, co-operative attitude, cultural sensitivity, and positive attitude to working.
Languages
  • Excellent writing skills in English, with fluency in speaking Kiswahili
Apply no later than 29th March 2011

Application Process

Applications and all supporting documents must be received by 29th March 2011 Please submit the full application to WEL offices by email or post (see below).

Send letter of interest addressed to

The Selection team,
Women’s Empowerment Link,
P.O Box 22574-00100,
Nairobi,

Or email to info@wel.or.ke

Attach Curriculum Vitae with three references and application letter

WEL is an equal opportunity employer

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Montrose is an international development services company providing support to clients operating in the developing world. We provide comprehensive services in the areas of technical assistance, social investment programming, project management and business development.

Specialized in the sectors of health, water & sanitation, education and rural livelihoods we also provide support in the cross-cutting area of monitoring and evaluation, particularly the application of the newest technology to improve the performance and reach of development programmes.

Our clients include bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organizations and other development stakeholders.

Health Management Capacity Building Consultant (3 months)

We are seeking a specialist in Health Management Capacity Building for a short-term consultancy to support the health management capacity strengthening in Somalia.

Specific tasks include:
  • developing a tool to assess the need for management capacity strengthening;
  • carrying out a needs assessment and developing a framework of management capacity strengthening for Somalia, based on the findings of assessment;
  • preparing a plan and conducting training; and
  • developing a system of supportive supervision and tools for managers to carry out supervision at various levels.
The Consultant will be based in Nairobi with travel to Somalia for the needs assessment and training delivery. The estimated duration of this consultancy will be 3 months.

Skills and experience
  • Masters Degree in a relevant discipline
  • Five years plus experience working in international health
  • Experience in health management systems strengthening and training
  • Three years minimum international experience working in a related field in Africa or Asia
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English
  • Immediate availability
  • Preference given to candidates based in Nairobi or the East African region
How to apply

Candidates who fully meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CV together with a covering letter explaining how you are suited for the position.

Documents must include a daytime telephone contact and three referees (with telephone and email contacts).

Applications should be emailed to hrsomallia@montroseafrica.com by Friday March 25, 2011.

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Republic of Kenya, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Finance

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&EO), Programme Financial Controller (PFC)

Programme for Rural Outreach of Financial Innovations and Technologies (PROFIT) - GOK/IFAD Funded Programme

The government of the Republic of Kenya has entered into a financial agreement with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) towards financing a six year Programme For Rural Outreach Of Financial Innovations and Technologies (PROFIT).

The overall goal of the programme is to contribute to the reduction of poverty in rural Kenya. Its development objective is enhanced access of poor rural households to a broad range of financial services. The Programme is National In coverage with initial roll-out In Mount Kenya Region, Southern Nyanza and North Eastern areas of Kenya.

The programme Management Unit (PMU) is based in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Finance - Nairobi.

The Programme therefore wishes to recruit suitable candidates to fill the following Positions:
  1. Monitoring and Evaluation officer
  2. Programme Financial Controller
To be considered for these Positions one has to meet the following requirements

General Qualifications:
  • be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • have knowledge of programme management cycle with emphasis on work planning and budgeting;
  • be Computer literate (able to apply basic software);
  • be motivated and have the ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • be fluent in English - written and oral and good report writing skills;
  • have good advocacy, communication and negotiation skills and ability to work as a team member;
  • have a commitment to rural poverty reduction and gender equity; and
  • have a working knowledge of GOK policies, operations and reforms.
Specific Qualifications

A. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer(M&EO)

Reporting to the Programme Coordinator, The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for implementing a sound monitoring and Evaluation system in line with the programmes objectives and approach and compliant with IFADs Results and Impact Management System (RIMS) and GOK information Management system

In addition to the general qualifications detailed above, the following specific qualifications are required:
  • A Bachelors Degree in a relevant Social Science field from a recognised University.
  • Msc. in Computer Based Information Systems
  • A minimum of six years experience of working in the field of M&E.
  • Sound knowledge of participatory M&E approaches and techniques.
  • Sound knowledge in the development of performance based indicators.
  • Previous work experience in IFAD funded project will be an added advantage
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Contributing to the finalisation of the Programme Implementation and Financial Manuals.
  • Liaising with implementing partners and MFU technical staff to coordinate the development of the programme’s M&E guidelines and indicators.
  • In consultation with the Programme Coordinator, will be responsible for compiling and distributing the programme’s periodic progress reports.
  • In consultation with the Programme Coordinator, will be responsible for organising and facilitating the Annual Review Workshops, AWPB Workshops, supervision missions and other technical backstopping missions.
  • In collaboration with the implementing partners and MFU technical staff, will coordinate PROFIT’s Poverty Score Card exercise and any special studies, as may be deemed necessary.
  • Liaising with the Nairobi-based IFAD Knowledge Management Officer and the management of the different implementing partners for effective linkages and information exchange.
  • Providing technical backstopping to implementing partners when preparing, reviewing and revising the activity-based annual work plans and budgets and ensuring compliance with the Programme’s implementation approach and objectives.
  • Providing technical input for the recruitment of external technical assistance (i.e. consultants, civil society and private sector) and ensuring their inputs comply with contractual arrangements.
  • Undertaking any other assignment (related to the Programme’s activities) as may be assigned by the Programme Coordinator.
B. Programme Financial Controller (PFC)

Reporting to the Programme Coordinator, the Programme Financial Controller would have responsibility for overseeing the management and administration of the programme’s finances.

Qualifications

In addition to general qualifications detailed above, the following specific qualifications are required:
  • A Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting option) from a recognised university and CPA Examination Part II.
  • A minimum of 4 years experience in managing donor funded programmes and
  • must have strong working knowledge of the Government of Kenya’s accounting procedures.
  • Strong computer skills, spreadsheets, Tom-Pro, and other relevant accounting packages.
  • Working knowledge of banking and financial control procedures.
Duties and Responsibilities

The Programme Financial controller’s duties and responsibilities include:
  • Ensuring the Programme’s financial procedures as detailed in the Programme Implementation and Financial Manuals are strictly adhered to by all programme staff and implementing partners at the national and local levels.
  • Facilitating the timely disbursement of programme funds to the various accounting Units.
  • Compiling the SOEs for the MFU, and other implementing partners for submission to the Ministry of Finance.
  • Preparing financial reports and advising the Programme Coordinator on the Programme’s financial status and trends.
  • Ensuring adherence to Government of Kenya’s financial practices and circulars as issued from time to time.
  • Facilitating and ensuring that external auditors are availed all necessary documents during the audit as detailed in the Loan Agreement.
  • Undertaking any other duties (related to the Programme’s activities) as may be assigned by the Programme Coordinator.
Remuneration

Successful candidates will be offered competitive package commensurate with their qualifications and experience.

Applicants who meet the above requirements should send their applications with copies of their academic and professional certificates, testimonials and detailed curriculum vitae.

They should also state their current employer position and remuneration, names and addresses of two referees and a day time telephone/mobile phone contacts.

Applicants who are public servants should channel their applications through their heads of Department.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Women are encouraged to apply.

Interested persons should send their Applications to be received by Friday 15th April, 2011 and be addressed to:-

The Financial Secretary
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Finance
P. O. Box 30007- 00100
Nairobi

Tel: + 254 20 2252299

Website: www.treasury.go.ke

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