Job Title: Nutrition Program Manager
 
Country: Kenya

Base: West Pokot
 
Direct line manager: Nutrition Head of Department
 
Line management of: Nutrition Program officers 

Starting date: 1st May 2014    

Founded in 1979, ACF International (Action Against Hunger) is an international humanitarian organization that delivers programs in over 40 countries. 

Recognized worldwide as a leader in the fight against hunger, our mission is to save lives through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations and conflicts. 

From crisis to sustainability, ACF tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects. By integrating our programs with local and national systems, we further ensure that short-term interventions become long-term solutions. 

With Head Offices in France, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States and Canada, our international network shares its combined resources, breadth of experience and technical expertise in pursuit of a world without hunger. 

ACF is present in Kenya since 2001. Currently the mission is implementing program activities in West Pokot, Isiolo, Tana River, Garissa and Dadaab refugee camps.

Summary: Action Against Hunger is looking for an enthusiastic, result oriented and experienced candidate to take on the position of a nutrition program manager West Pokot County. 

The nutrition program manager will be based in Kapenguria office in West Pokot County. He/she will be under the supervision of the Head of Nutrition Department. 

The manager will be directly responsible for overseeing the implementation of ACF nutrition activities in West Pokot County while working closely with MoH and key stakeholders in the county to ensure linkages between nutrition sensitive and specific interventions. 

Key activities of the manager will include; provision of technical support and oversight, representation of ACF in necessary fora, proposal formulation/writing, capacity building, monitoring, evaluation and reporting, budget management and staff management.

Objectives and detailed activities for the assignment include:


Objective 1: Program implementation and oversight
  • Ensure adherence of all ACF activities to national and international guidelines
  • Ensure and supervise directly the technical work of the nutrition team in West Pokot County
  • Supervise and manage the implementation of capacity building activities through OJT in HINI and trainings in close liaison with the county health management teams.
  • Ensure integration of IYCN activities to the component of the nutrition program in the camps.
  • Ensure monthly meetings with the staff based in the field to review implementation progress.
  • Participate and ensure the implementation of sporadic assessments, and actively participate to nutritional surveys and program coverage surveys, according to the needs.
  • Ensure frequent  visits to the field to monitor activities, supplies, and general running of the programs
  • In collaboration with the Nutrition Head of Department; Propose and initiate improvements according the analysis and findings of sporadic assessment that will contribute ACF strategy reviews and advocacy.
  • In collaboration with Nutrition Head of Department adjust the program to any change in the context (location of the centers, number of staffs, and communication with the field…)
  • Identify and participate in the nutrition and other related meetings with key stakeholders in the county
  • Overall review of program performance as per stipulated standards and development of feasible action points thereafter
Objective 2: To coordinate activities within ACF and between partners/stakeholders
  • Oversees the coordination of all the components of the HINI program in collaboration with the ACF team
  • Coordinates nutrition activities, with other nutrition sensitive stakeholders in the county
  • Plan field movement on a weekly basis and coordinate with logistics and finance department on purchase orders, cash forecast and BFU/PFU on a monthly basis.
  • Works closely with logistics and administration to ensure timely delivery of supplies.
  • Coordinates the orders and supply of food and non-food items with the organizations in charge of the supplies in collaboration partners if need be.
  • Work closely with the Advocacy PM in follow up of relevant advocacy issues in the county
Objective 3: Reporting and documentation of all related nutrition activities
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation plan as per ACF guidelines and follow up implementation of the same
  • Develop and follow up on activity progress reports, evolution and monthly narrative report. This will entail monthly review of statistics and changing dynamics at the county level and advise coordination on any specific issues for consideration in West Pokot County
  • Write the first draft of the proposals, project procurement plans and donor reports based on donor guidelines and timeframes. This will be shared by the line manager for further review and follow up till the final version is developed
  • Review activity reports of staff and provide necessary feedback to the staff in West Pokot County.
  • Actively contribute to surveys and assessments process and report writing
  • Participate in the analysis and drafting of activity reports and evaluation of the project.
  • Contribute in defining technical strategy and country strategy when required.
  • Work closely with ACF team in West Pokot and Nairobi to include the advocacy PM in documentation of key activities, development of lesson learnt documents and other related advocacy issues
Objective 4: Budget management
 
The Nutrition PM will be directly responsible for monitoring of project activities in the area. 

He/She is the budget holder and will be responsible for the following specific issues with close liaison and authorization where necessary from the Nutrition Head of Department.
  • Preparation of budget and budget narrative and project inception phase
  • Development of spending plans based on activity plan
  • Closely monitor project expenditure against stipulated deliverables and budget agreements/donor guidelines
  • Have monthly review meetings based on budget follow up from finance departments and advise where necessary
  • Closely liaise with the finance and logistics unit  to follow up expenses
  • Prepare cash forecasts on monthly basis
Objective 5: Staff management  
 
This will be in line with ACF HR manual to include:
  • Staff management of all nutrition staff in the area of operation to include identification of staff training needs, staff supervision, capacity building  and follow up
  • Undertaking of staff evaluations
  • Launch of staff requests, call for applications and recruitments of nutrition officers
  • Staff motivation in close liaison with HR
Objective 5: Relations and others
  • Representation of ACF in various meetings as stipulated above, to include creation of awareness of what ACF does in the region.
  • Problem solving of any matters arising in the area related to the project in close liaison with the head of base and national team
  • Adherence to ACF security guidelines and sensitization of staff on the same as per ACF SOP in close liaison with HOB
Objective 5: Any other duties 
  • The job description is flexible as per existing duties and project needs. Various or additional duties may be assigned by the supervisors as per project needs
Qualifications
  • Master of Science or Bachelor of Science (Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics) or a closely related field  (must be registered with the Kenya National Dietetics Institute)
  • 2 years’ experience in HINI related  nutrition programs
  • Over 3 years field experience as a Program Manager
  • Experience working with national, county and local authorities in Kenya
  • Previous experience with ACF preferred though if not available strong experience with an international humanitarian agency would be acceptable.
  • Knowledge on basic computer applications such; excel, word, power point presentation.
  • Knowledge on Maternal Infant Young Child Feeding
  • Knowledge on surveys and assessments and data analysis.
  • Fluency in English with good verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to communicate and negotiate effectively.  
  • Communication skills ( written, oral and cross cultural)
What ACF will offer:
  • Start date: 1st May 2014
  • Duty station: West Pokot
  • Remuneration package: Very Competitive salary package with additional benefits to include:
  • Career development opportunities with ACF including expatriation
  • Comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents
  • Opportunity to work in a nice  and friendly environment with a dynamic and motivated team
  • Individual training and capacity building budget
Closing Date: Friday 11th April 2014 by Close of Business 5pm. 

Applications sent after the closing date and time will not be considered.

Interested candidates should forward their applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and telephone contacts and email addresses of 3 referees preferably former/current supervisors (certificates will be required later on in the recruitment process) to: 

e-mail: recruit.ke@acf-international.org  indicate the position on the subject line of the email.

Position opened to Kenyan Nationals only



Job Title: Nutrition Program Officer (Micronutrient Program - MNP) 

Country: Kenya

Base: Garbatulla and Merti Sub-counties
 
Direct line manager: Nutrition Program Manager
 
Line management of: None

Starting date: 1st May 2014
    
Founded in 1979, ACF International (Action Against Hunger) is an international humanitarian organization that delivers programs in over 40 countries. 

Recognized worldwide as a leader in the fight against hunger, our mission is to save lives through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations and conflicts. 

From crisis to sustainability, ACF tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects. By integrating our programs with local and national systems, we further ensure that short-term interventions become long-term solutions. 

With Head Offices in France, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States and Canada, our international network shares its combined resources, breadth of experience and technical expertise in pursuit of a world without hunger. 

ACF is present in Kenya since 2001. Currently the mission is implementing program activities in West Pokot, Isiolo, Tana River, Garissa and Dadaab refugee camps.

Under the supervision of the Nutrition Program manager the incumbent will be part of the team implementing High Impact Nutrition Interventions program (HiNi) in Isiolo County (Garbatulla and Merti). 

His/her support will focus on integrating Micronutrient programming to the mainstream HiNi program. 

General objectives include: Strengthening of systems to ensure sustainability; Strengthening planning and coordination; Strengthening service delivery by ensuring scale-up and integration and joint support supervision and monitoring with MoH and partners.

The Nutrition Program Officer (MNP) will be tasked to:
  • Ensure that MNP is appropriately incorporated into the ongoing HiNi program
  • Oversee Community mobilization and sensitization of the MNP program including  planning sensitization meetings for  local leaders
  • Oversee registration of beneficiaries according to the laid out procedure
  • Ensure proper beneficiary documentation in the MNP registers
  • Coordinate the activities of community health workers  in collaboration with the Nutrition Staffs to  enhance increased uptake of the MNPs
  • Ensure increased uptake and utilization of MNPs through conducting home visits with CHWs, documenting experiences and having feedback sessions with the beneficiaries.
  • Together with link facilities oversee training of MTMSGs on use of MNP and appropriate IYCN practices
  • Conduct on job training of CHWs and Health workers on use of MNP
  • Ensure that facilities have monthly health education sessions at  the community level including promotion of proper IYCN practices
  • Ensure that home visits are conducted by CHWs and document the experiences among household using MNP
  • Liaise with local leaders to have frequent Barazas to get feedback from the beneficiaries on the MNP Program
  • Prepare monthly, progress and Quarterly reports for presentation to WFP.
  • Monitor stocks of the MNP in all the health facilities and advice the program on procurement to ensure no stock-outs at any time
  • Attend and participate in coordination meetings with partners and the MOH and report on progress
  • Plan and conduct Post Distribution Monitoring together with MOH and WFP
  • Assist the Deputy Program Manager to work with the logistic and admin departments to plan, procure appropriate supplies and follow up community based activities
Qualifications and Skills Required
  • Degree in Nutrition or any closely related field
  • At least 2 years’ experience in nutrition programming preferably in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas (ASAL). HiNi experience will be an added advantage
  • Computer skills with excellence in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Previous experience with an international relief humanitarian agency and a demonstrated humanitarian motivation.
  • Proven ability to work in a team and proven skills in capacity building and community development (including community participation).
  • Good communication skills, particularly with Health Workers, children and mothers and general community members.
  • Must be a leader who is organized, motivated, autonomous and able to take initiatives, courteous and must have the ability to interact with a wide variety of people and communities.
  • Good level of spoken and written English and Kiswahili.  Understanding of local languages will be an added advantage.
  • Good report writing skills and a fast learner
  • Ability to work within deadlines, follow security rules and be flexible.
What ACF will offer:
 
Start date: May 2014
 
Duty station: Garbatulla and Merti
 
Remuneration package: Very Competitive salary package with additional benefits to include:
  • Career development opportunities with ACF including expatriation
  • Comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents
  • Opportunity to work in a nice  and friendly environment with a dynamic and motivated team
  • Individual training and capacity building budget
Duration of contract: One year contract, renewable depending on funding availability and performance

Closing Date:  Friday 11th April 2013 by Close of Business 5pm. 

Applications sent after the closing date and time will not be considered.

Interested candidates should forward their applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and telephone contacts and email addresses of 3 referees preferably former/current supervisors (certificates will be required later on in the recruitment process) to:

e-mail: recruit.ke@acf-international.org  indicate the position on the subject line of the email.

Position opened to Kenyan Nationals only
Jesuit Refugee Service 

Community Service Learning Track Facilitator 

Organizational Context: 
Jesuit Refugee Service is an international humanitarian organization, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. 

JRS has a priority to work wherever the needs of displaced people are urgent and unattended by others, and offers a human service to refugees and the communities through a wide range of rehabilitation and relief activities most of which centre around formal and informal education needs.

Description: Community Service Learning Track Facilitator (Community Development and Organization) and JC-HEM Diploma in Liberal Studies Liaison
The position serves within newly developing pilot online tertiary education partnership between JRS and number of Jesuit Universities in the USA called Jesuit Commons – Higher Education at the Margins (JC-HEM). 

The position is based in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya.

The CSLT Facilitator and JC-HEM Diploma in Liberal Studies Liaison will be responsible for the development and delivery of a 15-week (150 hrs total) training of trainers professional course in English Language Learning (ToT-ELL) for refugees and host community members in Kakuma. 

At the same time, the position serves as a Liaison for 35 students of online Diploma in Liberal Studies program established through JC-HEM.

Key Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with a faculty member at a US Jesuit University to design curriculum for 15-week (150 hours) Training of Trainers English Language Learning CSLT
  • Design lesson plans for ToT-ELL – CSLT
  • Facilitate transparent and efficient recruitment process for refugees and host community members to participate in ToT-ELL – CSLT
  • Carry out teaching, on-going assessment and student support for ToT-ELL – CSLT students
  • Maintain M&E and detailed reporting for ToT- ELL CSLT
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with UN agencies, NGOS, CBOS and other partners, for service learning component of the ToT-ELL-CSLT
  • Serve as liaison for JC-HEM Diploma in Liberal Studies students in communication with JRS administration, US based faculty members and Kakuma based team members supporting students with tutoring
  • Carry out yearly individual meetings with JC-HEM Diploma in Liberal Studies students
  • Assist with recruitment, regular student meetings and special events for JC-HEM Diploma in Liberal Studies students
Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Education, Social Work, International Development or related field OR equivalent of Bachelor’s degree and relevant professional experience
  • 3 years of professional experience in the field of English Language Education or a closely related field
  • Experience with teaching adults in multicultural environment or willingness to learn
  • Ability to develop curriculum and lesson plans relevant to refugee audiences
  • Excellent computer skills and comfortable with computer-based communication
  • Interest in program development
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral)
  • Flexibility, resilience to stress and ability to adapt to working in remote area with adverse climatic and environmental conditions
(Applications that have not met these guidelines will not be considered only short listed candidates will be contacted)

How to apply:

Please send your Cover Letter that indicates what your current salary is; what skills and experience one has that meets the criteria; when one is available to start. 

Please also include a CV that should include contacts for three referees to kenya.applications@jrs.net

Position open to Kenyan nationals; International volunteers
 
Candidates available for 2-year commitment
 
This is unaccompanied post with regular Rest and Recuperation (every 10 weeks)

Closing date: 30 Apr 2014



Kenyatta National Hospital

Expression of Interest (EOI) for Referral of Radiology Services from KNH

Purpose
: Kenyatta National Hospital invites expression of interest to firms with experience, expertise and capacity in providing the hospital Radiology Services.
 
Scope of Work
  1. MRI whole spine MOBI view
  2. All MRI examinations that require sedation using anesthesia
  3. MRI Spectroscopy
  4. MRI peripheral angiography
  5. Cardiac MRI
  6. CT head angiography
  7. Cardiac CT
  8. All Radiological exams incase of any equipment break down etc
Qualification Requirements

  • Facility open 24 hours so that patients can be attended to at any time.
  • Facility MUST have MRI 1.5T and above with MRI compatible Anesthetic machine, CT Scan 16 slice and above and Angiography/ Interventional machine.
  • Has capacity to handle over 40 CT scan examinations per day, and over 20 MRI examinations per day.
  • Must have the competency to perform and interpret the requested examination
  • Must provide a catalogue of tests
  • Must provide a service charter for their Radiology Services
  • Contract renewed every one year
  • License from the Radiation protection Board to possess and use radiological equipment
  • Provide the statutory registration documents which include copies of PIN, VAT, Certificate of incorporation/Registration and Tax clearance certificate.
  • Demonstrate financial and organizational strength by attaching financial statements and audited accounts for the last 2 years that will be evaluated using financial ratios.
The documents should be addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenyatta National Hospital
P.O. Box 20723 – 00202
Nairobi

and deposit in the Tender Box located at the entrance into Administration Block so as to reach not later than 14/04/2014 at 10.00 a.m. 

Any submissions done later than the indicated closing date and time shall automatically be disqualified. 

Interested bidders or their representative are invited to witness the opening to be held in the Hospital’s
Administration Block.

For more information please visit the hospital website onwww.knh.or.ke
Kenyatta National Hospital

Hospital Wide Customer Satisfaction Survey 2013/2014

Expression of Interest

Background
: The KNH vision is to be a world class patient centered specialized care hospital. It is committed to optimizing patients experience through innovative healthcare; facilitate training and research; and participate in national health policy. 

The hospital also conducts research either directly or through other co-operating health institutions.

Scope and Objectives of the Customer Satisfaction Survey: The main objective of the survey will be to assess patients, suppliers and other customers’ perception of the level and quality of service delivery and whether their service expectations are being met by the Hospital. 

Specifically, the survey should:
  • Have a national coverage since KNH is a national hospital;
  • Determine compliance with the Customer Satisfaction parameters in the Board Performance Contract per Government guidelines stated below;
  • Determine the quality of service delivery as perceived by the patients, suppliers and other customers of the hospital;
  • Develop a composite measure of patient satisfaction, suppliers satisfaction and other customers’ satisfaction and use it to determine the current satisfaction index for the services provided and the overall rating of satisfaction for the whole hospital;
  • Assess satisfaction with regard to waiting times, medical procedures and ease of getting appointments (access to services);
  • Establish the extent, to which the hospital is adhering to the patients service delivery charter;
  • Identify the gaps in service delivery:
  • Identify the sources (types) and frequency of patients, suppliers and other customers complaints in regard to service delivery;
  • Establish the effectiveness of complaints resolution and the current mechanism of addressing patients, suppliers and other customer complaints;
  • Determine the level of professionalism, integrity, and fairness of KNH staff in the course of performing their work;
  • Determine corruption perception index
  • Propose service improvement measures;
  • Determine the public’s general services level of awareness on KNH Healthcare
  • Determine public perception index on the KNH brand
  • Determine the public perception index on corruption in KNH
Requirement of Eligible Consultants
  • Provide the statutory registration documents which include copies of PIN, VAT, Certificate of incorporation/Registration and Tax clearance certificate.
  • Demonstrate financial and organizational strength by attaching financial statements and audited accounts for the last 2 years that will be evaluated using financial ratios.
  • The lead consultant should provide CVs for other key staff where at least three (3) key personnel should have a blend of the relevant MA qualifications in economics, statistics, MBA in Management and public health.
  • Provide details of similar assignments recently undertaken for equally large organizations, including client lists (certified copies by the purchaser).
  • Provide company profile including physical address and telephone contacts.
  • The firm must have carried out at least 5 similar surveys in the area of customer/patients satisfaction surveys.
  • The firm must have carried out related analytical work in Government institutions.
Interested bidders or their representative are invited to witness the opening to be held in the Hospital’s Administration Block.
 
The documents should be addressed to:-
 
The Chief Executive Officer
Kenyatta National Hospital
P. O. Box 20723 – 00202
Nairobi
 
And deposit in the Tender Box located at the entrance into Administration Block so as to reach not later than 11/04/2014 at 10.00 a.m. 

Any submissions done later than the indicated closing date and time shall automatically be disqualified. 

For more information please visit the KNH Website onwww.knh.or.ke
Job Title: Farming God’s Way Field Extension Educator
 
Location: Kijabe
 
Reports To: The Executive Director

Our client, a leading mission organization dedicated to awakening the church to its responsibility in environmental stewardship, is seeking to fill the position of a Farming God’s Way Field Extension Educator. 

The ideal candidate will promote a God-centered approach to environmental stewardship and provide competent coordination of extension and educational outreach activities with farmers
  
Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the extension outreach component of the company’s Farming God’s Way program in a way that reinforces a God-centered vision of caring for creation.
  • Training and Community Development
  • Plan, organize and conduct FGW trainings in cooperation with the Executive Director or other company staff members.
  • Conduct field visits with local farmers in the broader Kijabe area to support and encourage the adoption of sustainable agriculture methodologies.
  • Provide biblically-based teaching to farmers.
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation activities with farmers.
  • Compile and produce reports, maintain databases, etc.
Skills and Qualification Required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or community development from a reputable institution or equivalent work experience.
  • Current Driver’s license (qualified for operating a motorcycle a plus).
  • Background or work experience in agriculture, forestry, conservation, or environmental education
  • Mature Christian with a heart for ministering to local communities
  • Excellent teaching skills/Demonstrated experience in teaching from Scriptures
  • Excellent management, planning and administrative skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Strong computer proficiency
  • Demonstrated background in Christian ministry and outreach
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately supervise others and work as a team
  • Ability to relocate and live within reasonable distance from Kijabe.
To apply, send your CV and Cover letter ONLY to jobs@flexi-personnel.com before 14th April, 2014. 

Clearly indicate the position applied for and the minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

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