Vacancy: NRHS / JSI Family Planning Field Coordinator

Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Kisumu dedicated to improving the reproductive health of men and women. 

NRHS has a variety of research projects, it runs support groups for PLWHA and MARPS, and it is working with the Ministry of Health to scale up male circumcision for HIV prevention in Nyanza Province.

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Location:
 Kisumu, Homa Bay & Siaya Counties

Reporting to: Project Advisor

Contract Type:  One year, renewable

Salary: Commensurate with experience/education    

Job Description:
  • Oversee all aspects of the Family planning integration
  • Ensuring that field activities are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Make arrangements with suppliers of family planning products to supply or sell contraceptives to local NGO partners
  • Ensure training activities of the project are carried out as per the work plan
  • Work with and advise the Project Advisor on emerging trends that can used to strengthen project operations
  • Establish a strong and harmonious working relationship with NRHS partners implementing the project
  • Oversee the logistics of all field operations
  • Train, and manage project team.
  • Prepare comprehensive timely project reports.
  • Represent NRHS FP Study to the MoH, taskforces, donors, and others as necessary.
Required Qualifications & Experience:
  • Bachelors degree in Social work or Diploma in Community health programming
  • Minimum of three years job experience, at least one in supervisory
  • Previous  program implementation experience
  • Familiarity with the Kenyan health system and governmental structures
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Excellent writing, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer literacy; capability in data management and analyses a plus
  • Licensed health provider (nurse or clinical officer) will be an added advantage
Applications Should Include:
  • Cover letter detailing current work, prior experience and qualifications including the areas described above, telephone and e-mail contact
  • Current CV
  • Names, telephone and e-mail contacts of at least 3 professional referees
Apply via email to humanresources@nrhskenya.org with the job title `FP Field Coordinator’ on the subject line. 

Applications submitted by September 18,2014


Free The Children is an NGO based in Narok South district, we are looking to hire High School Teachers to join the existing team in 2015 with the following qualifications;
  • Bachelor of Education in related subjects.
  • Excellent organizational and communication (interpersonal/oral/written)
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player
  • Demonstration of clear, critical thinking and decision-making
  • Excellent Computer skills and Project reporting skills.
  • Loyal, humble, appreciative, full of initiative and energetic.
  • Ability to work in a rural set up with limited resources.
Subjects Combination Required            
  1. Kiswahili / Geography               
  2. Kiswahili /History
  3. Kiswahili / CRE
  4. History / C.R.E.           
  5. Biology / Chemistry
  6. Biology / Agriculture               
  7. Mathematics / Business studies
  8. Mathematics / Physics           
  9. Mathematics / Chemistry
  10. English / Literature
If you meet the above requirement then Send us your Cv only indicating your current salary to; P.O Box 883 -00621, Nairobi

or eMail: infokenya@freethechildren.com by 30th September 2014

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted due to the large volumes of applicants.

For general information on the organization visit our website: www.freethechildren.com


East Africa Trade and Investment Hub

Scope of Work: M&E Assistant

Background: The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (TIH) project is intended to spur inclusive economic growth by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment and increasing East African trade and investment, particularly to and from the United States. 

The project will build upon prior investments to increase regional trade competitiveness and reduce poverty.
 
Objectives and Duties: The M&E Assistant will support the Knowledge Management and M&E team with data collection and analysis to inform program implementation and management. 

The M&E Assistant will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:
  • Support day‐to‐day implementation of the project’s M&E plan, focusing on data collection methodology, data quality, and indicator validity.
  • Contribute to baseline assessments and specialized studies.
  • Maintain the TIH M&E database, providing timely inputs of data and supporting data analysis.
  • Support TIH technical teams in data collection.
  • Train and oversee short‐term enumerators.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • At least 4 years of experience in M&E on donor-funded development projects.
  • Previous experience working in M&E on USAID-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical analysis programs, such as SPSS or STATA, is preferred.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.
Supervisory Responsibilities: The M&E Assistant will have no supervisory responsibilities.
 
Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Reporting: The M&E Assistant will report to the Knowledge Management/M&E Director.

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV to EastAfricaTrade@dai.com. 

Candidates must reference the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. 

CVs are due by September 18th, 2014.

No phone inquiries will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
East Africa Trade and Investment Hub

Scope of Work: Logistics Coordinator
 
Background: The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (TIH) project is intended to spur inclusive economic growth by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment and increasing East African trade and investment, particularly to and from the United States.

The project will build upon prior investments to increase regional trade competitiveness and reduce poverty.

Objectives and Duties: 

  • The Logistics Coordinator will oversee all logistics-related activities for East Africa TIH in the Nairobi office.  
  • S/he will ensure that the outlined logistics policies and procedures are implemented.  
  • The Logistics Specialist will provide and maintain complete and accurate data for all logistics files. 
  • The Logistics Specialist will perform the following functions, but not limited to:
  • Manage the customs clearance program and document filing system and liaise with customs authorities as necessary.
  • Oversee day‐to‐day logistics issues, including travel schedules and itineraries, reservations, and support for planned TIH events and activities.
  • Manage the regional travel of staff, including flight and lodging accommodations.
  • Coordinate the daily use of vehicles and other shared office equipment.
  • Work with Finance and Procurements teams on the receiving of goods and inspection processes.
Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent in related field
  • 4 years work experience in the administrative support field preferably with international donor-funded projects, UN agencies, or NGOs.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer literate with e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheet experience.
Supervisory Responsibilities: The Logistics Coordinator will have no supervisory responsibilities.
 
Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Reporting: The Logistics Coordinator will report to the HR/Office Manager.

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV to EastAfricaTrade@dai.com. 

Candidates must reference the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. 

CVs are due by September 18th, 2014.

No phone inquiries will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

East Africa Trade and Investment Hub

Scope of Work: Knowledge Management Assistant
 
Background: 
The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (TIH) project is intended to spur inclusive economic growth by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment and increasing East African trade and investment, particularly to and from the United States. 

The project will build upon prior investments to increase regional trade competitiveness and reduce poverty.

Objectives and Duties: The Knowledge Management Assistant will support the Knowledge Management and M&E team to retain and disseminate institutional and programmatic knowledge. 

The Knowledge Management Assistant will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:
  • Support the Knowledge Management/M&E Director in all knowledge management activities.
  • Conduct research, draft knowledge management materials, and edit materials submitted by technical teams.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in knowledge management activities for donor‐funded, development programs.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.
Supervisory Responsibilities: The Knowledge Management Assistant will have no supervisory responsibilities.

Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Reporting: The Knowledge Management Assistant will report to the Knowledge Management/M&E Director.

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV to EastAfricaTrade@dai.com. 

Candidates must reference the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. 

CVs are due by September 18th, 2014.

No phone inquiries will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

East Africa Trade and Investment Hub

Scope of Work: IT Support Officer
 
Background: The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (TIH) project is intended to spur inclusive economic growth by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment and increasing East African trade and investment, particularly to and from the United States. 

The project will build upon prior investments to increase regional trade competitiveness and reduce poverty.
 
Objectives and Duties: The IT Support Officer is responsible for the IT needs of the East Africa TIH office, including system installations, maintenance, and technical support. 

S/he is responsible for ensuring that standards set by the DAI home office are followed and project solutions are the most efficient and cost effective. 

S/he will ensure that proper back up, anti-virus and disaster recovery procedures are identified and followed and that end users have access to shared files, printers and email. 

The IT Support Officer is responsible for, but not limited to, the following functions:
  • Establish office IT local area networks and ensure secure IT systems.
  • Manage all software, servers, and local networks.
  • Assess local availability of IT equipment.
  • Procure and provide staff with appropriate IT and communications equipment (cell phones, satellite phones, laptops, etc.)
  • Negotiate service arrangements with Kenyan and regional ICT service providers.
  • Check systems in order to optimize performance and initiate recovery action after system failures.
  • Make suggestions for network hardware and software system improvements.
  • Maintain inventory of IT and communication equipment.
  • Provide IT support assistance to project staff.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or other relevant field.
  • At least 5 years of experience developing and managing IT solutions.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English
Supervisory Responsibilities: The IT Support Officer will have no supervisory responsibilities.  
 
Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Reporting: The IT Support Officer will report to the ICT Team Leader.

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV to EastAfricaTrade@dai.com. 

Candidates must reference the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. 

CVs are due by September 18th, 2014.

No phone inquiries will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
East Africa Trade and Investment Hub

Scope of Work: HR / Office Manager
 
Background: The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (TIH) project is intended to spur inclusive economic growth by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment and increasing East African trade and investment, particularly to and from the United States. 

The project will build upon prior investments to increase regional trade competitiveness and reduce poverty.

Objectives and Duties: The HR/Office Manager will oversee human resources and manage office facilities for the TIH project. 

The HR/Office Manager will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:
  • Oversee all human resources operations on the project, including recruitment, hiring, employee on‐boarding, staff orientation, performance reviews, and disciplinary action in compliance with USAID rules and regulations, DAI policies, and local labor laws.
  • Facilitate recruitment and hiring process by advertising vacancies, shortlisting resumes, scheduling and observing interviews, collecting required documents, checking references, and verifying salary history.
  • Coordinate and supervise the preparation of employment agreements for staff.
  • Train supervisors charged with conducting evaluations of staff members in their units and monitor compliance with the process.
  • Mitigate and resolve human resource conflicts and issues, seeking assistance and guidance from the Director of Operations or other senior staff members as needed.
  • Develop and maintain the Human Resources Management section of the TIH Field Operations Manual, ensuring updates as needed.
  • Maintain personnel files in hard copy and TAMIS for all long-term and short-term project staff.
  • Work with Chief of Party to fill surge capacity technical needs, including identifying and hiring long‐term and short‐term technical experts in a timely fashion.
  • Oversee the administration of the TIH Nairobi office, including coordinating equipment maintenance with the relevant departments and managing office supplies and other office needs.
Qualifications:
  • At least 6 years of work experience in human resources, recruitment, office administration, and other relevant areas.
  • Knowledge of local laws and USAID rules and regulations related to personnel management and compliance.
  • Previous supervisory experience for office/HR teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.
Supervisory Responsibilities: The HR/Office Manager will supervise the Administrative Assistant, Logistics Coordinator, and Drivers.

Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Reporting: The HR/Office Manager will report to the Director of Operations.
 
Interested candidates should e-mail their CV to EastAfricaTrade@dai.com. 

Candidates must reference the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. 

CVs are due by September 18th, 2014.

No phone inquiries will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

East Africa Trade and Investment Hub

Scope of Work: Director of Finance
 
Background:
 The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (TIH) project is intended to spur inclusive economic growth by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment and increasing East African trade and investment, particularly to and from the United States. 

The project will build upon prior investments to increase regional trade competitiveness and reduce poverty.

Objectives and Duties: The Director of Finance will oversee all financial management and accounting functions for the East Africa TIH project. 

The Director of Finance will be directly involved in the budget planning and tracking. 

The Director of Finance will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following functions:
  • Directly supervise the work of the Finance Department including the Project Accountants and Cash Custodian/Finance Assistant.
  • Review payment requests per the Project Schedule of Authorities.
  • Review and approve project expenses allocation and allowableness vs the budget
  • In collaboration with the home office project management team and TIH leadership, participate in the project’s financial planning, budget tracking, and quarterly forecasting.
  • Ensure the finance reports are prepared and submitted to the HO and the local tax authorities correctly and on time.
  • Ensure the invoices, contracts, payroll, bills and other payments are made correctly and on time.
  • Ensure the petty cash account is maintained properly.
  • Organize smooth cooperation between the project finance team and other departments including the HO project management team.
  • Maintain the project and bank relationship.
  • Ensure project financial transactions, including payroll, are in accord with the local legislation, USAID regulations, and DAI policies and procedures.
  • Customize, implement, and oversee adherence to the project’s financial management policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate internal and external audit processes.
  • Other tasks as required by the Deputy Chief of Party.
 Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Master’s degree highly preferred.
  • At least 7 years of work experience in accounting and finance management areas, preferably on a USAID or other international donor-funded project.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Strong knowledge of local tax laws. Some knowledge of international accounting regulations and USAID rules and regulations.
Supervisory Responsibilities: The Director of Finance will supervise the Project Finance Department, including the Project Accountants and the Cash Custodian/Finance Assistant.
 
Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Reporting: The Director of Finance will report to the Deputy Chief of Party

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV to EastAfricaTrade@dai.com. 

Candidates must reference the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. 

CVs are due by September 18th, 2014.

No phone inquiries will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

East Africa Trade and Investment Hub

Scope of Work: Component 2 Lead - Senior Agricultural Trade Expert
 
Background: The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (TIH) project is intended to spur inclusive economic growth by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment and increasing East African trade and investment, particularly to and from the United States. 

The project will build upon prior investments to increase regional trade competitiveness and reduce poverty.
 
Objectives and Duties: The Senior Agricultural Trade Expert will provide leadership and day-to-day management for activities to increase the competitiveness of selected regional agricultural value chains. 

S/he will work to design and lead strategies to address broad-based policy changes to advance regional integration and agricultural growth, including increasing the predictability of the policy environment, reducing tariff and non-tariff trade barriers, and supporting the approval and implementation of harmonized standards. 

S/he would also guide TIH’s technical assistance to improve the competitiveness of staple value chains focusing on promoting financing and trading mechanisms, facilitating commercial partnerships, and supporting the evolution of sustainable market information systems and ICT to promote regional trade and increase profitability for farmers and private-sector businesses.

The Senior Agricultural Trade Expert will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:
  • Design and lead strategies to improve the enabling environment for agriculture, including providing support to partner-country governments and regional economic communities to harmonize trade, facilitate harmonization and implementation of science-based food safety and nutrition standards, and support improved regulations on warehousing and financing systems that increase farmer income and increase trade opportunities;
  • Oversee technical assistance to improve the regional competitiveness of commodities throughout the value chain, including facilitating commercial partnerships, and supporting the evolution of sustainable market information systems and ICT to promote regional trade and increase profitability for farmers and private-sector businesses.
  • Work with producers and enterprises across East Africa to develop their capacity to identify and respond to regional and international business opportunities in the potential value chains;
  • Facilitate strategic, commercially viable partnerships between value chain actors; and
  • Facilitate private sector engagement and investment among various levels of target value chains including but not limited to producer, processor, wholesaler and exporter levels.
Qualifications:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree required, Strongly preferred Master’s degree or equivalent in international trade, agricultural economics, public policy, business administration, agricultural development or related area or equivalent.
  • At least ten years of relevant experience, five of which shall be in developing countries, preferably in Africa.
  • At least five years of experience (strongly preferred over five years of experience) related to developing an enabling environment for agricultural investment and trade.
  • Demonstrated ability in policy development and in providing technical assistance in implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting.
  • Excellent English writing, speaking, reading, with good communication skills.
  • Ability to use the latest ICT technology and computer software program.
Supervisory Responsibilities: The Senior Agricultural Trade Expert will supervise the Component 2 team, including the agricultural trade specialist, the staple food markets specialist, and the agricultural trade advisor. 

Base of Operations:  Nairobi, Kenya
 
Reporting: The Senior Agricultural Trade Expert will report to the Chief of Party.

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV to EastAfricaTrade@dai.com.

Candidates must reference the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. 

CVs are due by September 18th, 2014.

No phone inquiries will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

East Africa Trade and Investment Hub

Scope of Work: Communications Officer
 
Background: The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (TIH) project is intended to spur inclusive economic growth by promoting an enabling environment for trade and investment and increasing East African trade and investment, particularly to and from the United States.

The project will build upon prior investments to increase regional trade competitiveness and reduce poverty.

Objectives and Duties: The Communications Officer will work with the Senior Communications Specialist to assist in the production, distribution, and organization of promotional materials, research documents, reports, and other East Africa TIH publications. 

The Communications Officer will also provide backstopping support in the formatting and researching of East Africa TIH documents before distribution. 

The Communications Officer will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:
  • Assist in the production of content for East Africa TIH communications material including success stories, brochures, one-pagers, posters, and other publications and facilitate their distribution.
  • Assist in the production of all required program reports for USAID including daily updates, monthly reports, quarterly reports and other documents as needed.
  • Manage East Africa TIH’s photograph archives.
  • Liaise regularly with staff to stay up to date on program activities, upcoming projects, and program successes.
  • Coordinate submission of activity reports for the preparation of USAID reports.
  • Liaise with relevant partners to increase East Africa TIH’s visibility and maximize coordination.
  • Monitor press coverage of East Africa TIH’s efforts, providing monthly updates to East Africa TIH management of press coverage.
  • Travel to project sites, events, and activities to take photographs or video footage, collect quotes from participants, and prepare written summaries and descriptions.
  • Review, edit, and revise written translations.
Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or other related field.
  • 5 years of relevant experience in reporting and communications, preferably in media or communications for USAID or other international donor-funded programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private‐sector partners and stakeholders in a multi‐country setting.
  • Demonstrated experience developing content for communications products, including social media content, success stories, web content, and other mediums.
  • Experience with still photography, video, radio and/or television production preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word and Power Point), graphic arts and/or desktop publishing software a plus.
Supervisory Responsibilities: The Communications Officer will have no supervisory responsibilities.

Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Reporting: The Communications Officer will report to the Senior Communications Specialist.

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV to EastAfricaTrade@dai.com. 

Candidates must reference the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email. CVs are due by September 18th, 2014.

No phone inquiries will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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