International is an international non-profit organization that is dedicated to
supporting high-quality comprehensive reproductive health services in Kenya. We
are seeking highly motivated, talented and hard working individual for the
position of Grants Officer for our Nairobi office
to the Grants Manager the incumbent will be responsible for sub-grant
compliance as well as programmatic guidance and support.
will include reviewing of new subgrant proposals, processing of sub-grant
agreements and subsequent modifications and monitoring programmatic
aspects of the sub-grant during the sub-award period and closing of the
will be responsible for development of procedural documents and processes
and ensure that pre-award risk assessments are carried out on each grantee
and that decisions are incorporated into grant awards
degree in Social Sciences, Project Planning and Management.
least 5 years work experience managing sub-award, proposal development and
understanding of USG funding requirements
experience in HIV/AIDS programming.
possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
proficient in MS Office, spreadsheets and database skills
knowledge of regulations applicable to grants management and
analytical skills to successfully perform financial reviews and other
who meet the above requirements should send their CV and cover letter detailing
current and expected salary clearly indicating the location they are applying
for and include daytime telephone contacts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications is 16th March, 2012.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who meet the above
qualifications and are available to start immediately are encouraged to apply.
Nations Children’s Fund Kenya Country Office
Maternal and Newborn Technical Advisor - NO-C
Consultant: Special Service Agreement (SSA) Duration – 12 Months Date of Issue: 09 March, 2012 Closing Date: 15 March, 2012
Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above
Temporary Position in the Programme Section, UNICEF Kenya Office.
Purpose of the Post: The consultant will work under the guidance of the
Chief of Health.
UNICEF Kenya, as one of the key partner in addressing Maternal and Newborn
health has been working with the government and other development partners in
providing strategic support including:
and Neonatal Death Review (MNDR): Strong and integrated MNDR system has
shown to elevate the maternal and new-born agenda at all levels by
providing forum for: documentation of incidents; consolidation of
data/information for action at source and up to the national level; and
improving health worker’s knowledge base through a feedback mechanism
impacting on theory and practice at all levels;
Based Assurance (OBA): Cost incurred by mothers for health facility
supported delivery has been one of the barriers to low coverage of skilled
delivery across the board and particularly in the arid areas of the
country. Introduction of OBA, i.e paying the health facilities for the
deliveries attended has significantly improved the coverage of facility
based deliveries by reducing financial burden at household level and
improving availability of basic supplies and skills at the facility level;
Health Strategy (CHS): The MoPHS identified the CHS as one of its
cross-cutting flagship program with the potential to strengthen the health
system links to the community structure impacting on improving demand for
access to quality health care and also to develop health behaviour and
practices at individual, household and community levels; and
integration of HIV into Reproductive Health (RH) Services: Within the new
Kenya National Strategic Action plan III, Emphasis has been placed in
mobilization and coordination of partners to support integrated approach
targeting the elimination of MTCT of HIV and AIDS and Paediatric Care and
Treatment. These approaches require systematic integration of HIV and AIDS
programs into the wider RH activities.
Considering the high level and technically complex nature of the MNH
coordination requirement in UNICEF Kenya Country Office, the Health Section has
proposed converting the existing approved NOC MNH position to International
Professional (IP) position at L-4 level. Once approval for the proposed
position is granted during the mid-term review process, the position will be
advertised and filled.
In the meantime, as part of streamlining its program support to Maternal and
New-born Health (MNH), the Health section with the support of external
consultant has reviewed its 2011 achievements and the plans for 2012/13. Major
lesson from the exercise was that, the health team had been working in many
important areas and hence overstretched with too many activities rather than
investing in key strategic areas. This is felt diluting the potential value of
its support to the government and undermining its visibilities. The MNH
consultant will therefore focus on key tasks outlined below.
The consultant will be responsible for carrying out the following tasks:
leadership facilitating MOH and partners’ efforts to effectively
institutionalize MNDR system at all levels of the health service delivery;
the development of Reproductive Health coasted Business Plan to guide
resource mobilization and allocation processes;
RH Unit of the MoPHS to conduct national annual review of MNH
implementation agreed as the Nakuru MNH Plan of Action;
the UNICEF assisted model Community Health Strategy focus areas to
integrate implementation of MNH activates with Community Health Workers
concept notes/proposals to support resource mobilization activities of
UNICEF Kenya Country Office.
UNICEF at the national RH Technical Working Group and Interagency
Coordinating Committee forums; and
regular reports and program update on MNH activities
process of completing the above tasks involves:
key documents including the Maternal and Newborn Road Map, the Nakuru MNH
plan of action, the UN plan of action on Maternal Health (H4),
Harmonization of Reproductive Health in Kenya (review undertaken by major
donors in Kenya), Evaluation of OBA scheme by UNICEF, and the UNICEF KCO
rolling work plan related to MNH;
regular consultative meetings with RH Unit of the MOH at national level
and provinces and districts where model Community Health Strategy is being
the work done by UNICEF and MOPHS on MNDR and support the development of
comprehensive national plan to institutionalize the system within the
TA to the RH Unit of the MoPHS to undertake key program review, planning
and monitoring of RH activities;
The consultant is expected to deliver the following:
document showing the architect of institutionalizing MDR into the existing
health management information system agreed by government and partners;
MDR national and provincial report with feedback mechanism to provinces,
districts and health facilities
activity report on the implementation of High Impact MNH activities and
national MNH joint supervisory support visit reports;
summary report of key activities including: i) MNH High Impact
Interventions implementation; ii) RH related donor coordination; and iii)
Integration of MNH activities into Community Strategy.
Degree in Medicine (Gynaecology) and a post graduate degree in Public Health.
At least ten years of relevant experience at international level with extensive
experience in providing advisory services to
Core Competencies (Required) :
setting standards and monitoring work
and suitable candidates should ensure that they forward their applications
along with their curricula vitae, (internal candidates should attach copies of
their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to;
The Human Resources Specialist
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: email@example.com
Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/SSA/PROG/HLTH/2012/002” in the email
Interested candidates should also complete the Personal History (P11) form,
which can be downloaded from the UNICEF Kenya website (http://www.unicef.org/kenya).
“Qualified Female Candidates Are Encouraged To Apply”