UN World Food Programme – Somalia
 
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Vacancy Announcement: VA 045/2012
 
Post Title: Procurement Assistant 

Post Grade: G5
 
Duty Station: Nairobi 

Date of issue: 13.09.2012
 
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Closing Date: 26.09.2012
 
Organizational background
 
The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, relief and emergency school feeding, while also supporting humanitarian air and logistics services, food security coordination and infrastructure rehabilitation projects.
 
This position is open to qualified Kenyan nationals only. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
 
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Under the direct supervision of the Procurement Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:-
  • Extract, analyze and input data from various sources in procurement systems;
  • Respond to queries regarding procurement data and transactions;
  • Initiate administrative actions related to procurement;
  • Update and track processing of procurement actions;
  • Prepare initial purchase orders and contracts;
  • Prepare periodic statistical tables and monthly reports;
  • Maintain relevant internal databases, files and keep track of contractual agreements;
  • Verify claims for accuracy and conformance with procurement rules and regulations;
  • Draft and type routine correspondence;
  • Provide information related to the above functions and exchange a variety of statistical information;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Minimal Qualifications:
 
Education: Secondary school education. Formal training in the area of work is desirable.
 
Experience: At least four years of progressively responsible support or secretarial work experience, including at least one year in the field of finance, accounting, procurement, evaluation, audit or administrative services or other related field and at least one year at the G4 level or equivalent.
 
Language: Fluency in both written and spoken English is a requirement.
 
Knowledge: Experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other WFP standard software packages and systems. General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing procurement administration.
 
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:
 
All applications must include an accurately filled in Personal History Form (P11) available at the following link http://www.unon.org/docs/P11.doc to be sent by e-mail to HR-SOM@wfp.org
 
Quote the Vacancy Announcement number, job title and location of preference;
 
Hand delivered applications will no longer be accepted;
 
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded;
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Scope of Work

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization with over four decades of experience in strengthening health systems, and capacity of local institutions. 

MSH takes a comprehensive approach to improving health to achieve scalability, lasting impact, and sustainability. 

Our mission  is  to  save  lives  and  improve  the  health  of  the  world’s  poorest and   most vulnerable  people  by closing  the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

For more information please visit our website www.msh.org.

Project Background information
 
The SIAPS Program is funded by USAID and will work towards ensuring the availability of quality pharmaceutical products and effective pharmaceutical services to achieve desired health outcomes.

Project Activity
 
Support for Multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) management in Public and Private Sector

Performed by: Consultant

Dates: October 1, 2012-September 30, 2013

Number of Days: 220 days

Overall responsibilities:
 
The consultant will support the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) TB public-private mix (PPM) activity lead, portfolio manager and in-country teams in the development and implementation of technical activities ensuring their adequate contribution to SIAPS results. 

The Consultant will be responsible for providing technical assistance aimed at establishing MDR treatment sites in select private sector hospitals in Kenya. In addition, the consultant will provide short-term support in finalizing guidelines for Drug Utilization Review (DUR) for MDR treatment regimens in select public sector MDR treatment hospitals. 

In close collaboration with the Division of Leprosy, TB and Lung Diseases (DLTLD) and the Kenya Association for Prevention of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (KAPTLD), s/he will be responsible for the adequate coordination of all activities to ensure that technical assistance activities are designed and implemented according to the timeline and that deliverables are meeting quality standards.  

S/he supports documentation of results of the SIAPS supported TB activities in Kenya. 

Specific Responsibilities
 
1. In collaboration with DLTLD, KAPTLD and other stakeholders provide technical support in the expansion of MDR-TB treatment services to selected private sector hospitals. Specifically,
  • Prepare and coordinate the assessment of the selected private hospitals that would be willing to provide MDR-TB treatment in accordance with the DLTLD guidelines and policies.
  • Coordinate finalization of the tools to assess hospital MDR TB practices, diagnostic capacity, infrastructure, estimated number of MDR patients currently treated or referred recording and reporting system in place for TB etc.
  • Lead and participate in the development of a detailed plan to institute MDR TB management in the selected private sector hospitals interested in MDR TB management [this will include staff training, second-line drug supply system from national program, guidelines/Standard Operating Procedures etc.]
2. Provide technical support and coordinate development of materials for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on MDR TB, planning and delivery of regular CPD programs targeting select hospitals staff, chest physicians and other providers in the private sector in collaboration with professional bodies. Develop CPD/Continuing Medical Education (CME) assessment plan.
 
3. Support in design of private sector peer support and mentoring model for MDR TB facilities and other private hospitals providing TB care and treatment services.
 
4. The consultant in cooperation with the SIAPS TB team, DLTLD, and TB health care workers will provide technical assistance for the implementation of the MDR-TB DUR tool in Kenya. Specifically:
 
a. Participate in Train the Trainer workshops
 
b. Assist the DLTLD develop implementation plans
 
c. Assist with TB unit MDR-TB DUR trainings
 
d. Assist the DLTLD with MDR-TB DURs during supervisory and support visits
 
e. Monitor MDR-TB DUR implementation progress and provide feedback to the SIAPS TB team
 
5. Support Portfolio Managers and others in the adequate documentation and dissemination of program results and lessons learned including the development and submission of abstracts and articles to scientific journals and conferences.
 
6. Participate in regular weekly touch base call conference with activity manager and other technical staff in SIAPS Arlington.

Deliverables
  • Quarterly progress report
  • Site assessment reports
  • Training reports
  • Supervision reports
Location
  • The consultant will be based in Nairobi
Travel
  • The consultant will be expected to travel in country
Preferred Skills/Qualifications
  • Medical graduate with public health training qualification preferred.
  • Relevant experience in public health particularly in the implementation of TB prevention, care, and treatment programs, strengthening of National TB programs, and experience with management information systems for TB.
  • Training and/or experience relating to pharmaceutical systems, management information systems, supply chain management or pharmaceutical services.
Professional Skills
  • Strong aptitude for analytical and investigative work.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Prior experience in consulting, health sector, research, or other related jobs is preferred
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Well developed writing skills
If you meet the above qualifications and skills, kindly send your CV to hrkenya@msh-kenya.org by September 14, 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization with over four decades of experience in strengthening health systems, and capacity of local institutions. MSH takes a comprehensive approach to improving health to achieve scalability, lasting impact, and sustainability. 

Our mission  is  to  save  lives  and  improve  the  health  of  the  world’s  poorest and   most vulnerable  people  by closing  the gap between knowledge and action in public health. 

For more information please visit our website www.msh.org.

MSH seeks to recruit highly motivated and result oriented individual to join a dynamic team in FANIKISHA Project, a USAID funded project that focuses on Strengthening the Technical and Institutional Capacity of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Kenya to enable them to be responsive to the community health response for the health and well being of Kenyans.

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Senior Technical Advisor – Institutional Strengthening

The Senior Technical Advisor, Institutional Strengthening will oversee the delivery of institutional strengthening technical assistance aimed at strengthening the institutional capacity of CSOs and their affiliates to deliver quality services, manage resources efficiently and with accountability, and achieve and report results. 

The position is key to the efficient delivery of technical assistance for CSOs and other FANIKISHA partners implementing community health activities.

The ideal candidate will, coordinate institutional strengthening technical advisors and enhance synergy between the different components of technical assistance, respond to technical assistance enquiries from implementing partners including the APHIAPlus and other community health interventions.

S/he will establish and coordinate forums for information sharing to define technical assistance needs and work with the Senior Director for Institutional Strengthening to ensure acquisition and delivery of quality short term technical assistance.

She will also be required to provide day to day overall supervision of institutional strengthening technical advisors, plan and conduct mentorship support, provide oversight on the documentation and dissemination of technical assistance results in collaboration with the Director for Monitoring & Evaluation and prepare regular and adhoc reports.  

Qualifications
 
The ideal candidate should have a minimum of ten (10) years working experience in designing, implementing and managing health programs in Kenya with substantial knowledge and experience in building capacity for NGOs and CSOs in Kenya.  

At least 5 years of experience as a consultant in a relevant health or capacity building field.  S/he should have a proven track record in managing successful consultancy with USAID, PEPFAR or other major donor funded projects in Kenya.

S/he should have significant experience in supporting local governance/public administration including capacity development of civil society organizations.  

S/he should have proven, effective leadership, with strong financial operational and people management skills with ability to demonstrate initiative, self-motivation and a commitment to lead and work with a diverse team.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and national origin, and citizenship, physical or mental handicap. 

For further detail and  to apply  for  this  position, please visit  the  Employment Opportunities  section of our website at  www.Jobs-msh.icims.com  by September 14, 2012. 

If you cannot apply online or have difficulty doing so, please email an explanation of your problem to iRecruiterproblem@msh.org.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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