Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in Kenya. Its mission is to be the leading humanitarian organization in Kenya delivering excellent quality service of Preventing and Alleviating Human Suffering. 

The Society is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:

Position Title: Project Officer - Maternal and Child Health (MCH)

Reporting to:
 County Manager

Job Location: Madogo

Position Summary: The principal function of the post holder is to provide technical leadership and management at the community Level of day-to-day implementation of to the MCH project in Tana North District, Kenya. 

The Post holder will oversee the implementation of the MCH Project initiatives in close collaboration with MoPHS to improve the accessibility, utilization and quality of maternal and child health services.

Duties & Responsibilities

General 

  • Follow up public health situation in general in the country, region and county to inform relevant counterparts as well as to adjust project plans accordingly
  • Manage the project assistant and ensure that his/her skills and competencies are supported to meet the needs of the project
  • Representation at county level health fora, sharing of Red Cross role as an auxiliary to the Government, project progress and best practise  
  • Contribute to documentation of the project lessons to enable learning from the action.
Technical support to project
  • Establish Project Steering Committee in Tana North -Madogo project site and ensure linkages with HQ Project Steering Committee
  • Support to setting up community structures, including training, according to the Community strategy  and project plans 
  1. Community units
  2. Resource persons
  1. RC volunteers
  2. CHW
  3. CHEWs
  4. Local health facility staff
  • Support the trained resource persons in the implementation of community activities as per community assessments and action plans
  • Set up and support running of mobile clinics in collaboration with MoPHS
  • Identify and support setting up services for Obstetric Fistula services
  • Familiarise with local issues related to Gender Based Violence and support the volunteers and relevant project staff to develop sensible and feasible ways to influence positive change 
  • Coordinate with MoPHS at the field level regarding mobile health message delivery pilot 
  • Ensure at the field level that project volunteers and staff have necessary tools for implementation of the planned community work including relevant adapted IEC materials
  • Continuously assess the skills and capacities of the project staff and volunteers to implement the work; organise and facilitate regular opportunities for volunteers to update their knowledge and skills e.g. through monthly / quarterly meetings
Quality Assurance
  • Ensure that project plans and budget reflect the actual situation in implementation and suggest adjustments when necessary
  • Compliance with policies, strategies and standards (RC and MoPHS)
  • Prepare concept papers, periodic progress and annual reports showing achievements against planned targets as well as providing justification for performance variance and areas of improvement
  • Liaise with County Health Office about health data management and support when necessary through community units supported by the project 
  • Encourage and seek opportunities for community participation in monitoring and demanding for quality health services.
Coordination
  • Conduct annual district/county workshops to explain project strategy, engage relevant decision-makers such as MoPHS, social services, county authorities and community leaders in monitoring of the project progress.
  • Ensure coordination at different levels within the project framework (HENNET) and externally
  • Provide technical support and supervision to project the Nutrition assistants of the MCH  project in Tana River.
  • Coordinate capacity building of MoPHS health workers as CHEWs at project supported health facilities through training on Community strategy and MCH related trainings.
  • Coordinate capacity building of CHW’s health workers at project supported community through training on Community strategy and MCH related trainings.
  • Oversee all community-based activities including outreaches, Community Conversations (CC) sessions and Mobile clinics, and encourage community participation in monitoring and demanding for quality health services.
  • Coordinate and conduct monthly and quarterly coordination meetings by and with CHW’s and DHMT meetings on MCH and other aspects relating to the project.
  • Identify and recruit CHW/Vs: collaborative effort Coordination teams/MoPHS-supervisors/Community Health Committees (CHCs) (minimum 1 woman/team)..
  • Establish/revitalise/reinforce CHCs to support Red-Cross-CHW/Vs, activities, health-system linkages.
Project Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Establish Project Steering Committee in Tana River-Madogo project site. Good! But assume will have HQ involvement as well?
  • Train locally recruited branch – level Red Cross- facilitators: Red Cross induction package, Red Cross Community-based Health and First Aid (CBHFA), MoPHS’ MCH approach, effective educational-transfer techniques, MCH-related BCC messages and communication skills.
  • Develop and implement clear handover/exit strategy to MoPHS. GooD
  • Support overseeing  baseline, MTR and endline/evaluation at the field level with the support of the RHO at the regional level and the Project Manger at the national level
Minimum Qualifications
  • BSc in Environmental Health or equivalent qualifications
  • Indepth experience and understanding of Infant, young child and maternal health interventions in rural areas.
  • At least two years field experience, preferably with an NGO and or MoH.
Key Competencies
  • Strong background in training and committment to capacity building.
  • Project management skills including PMER
  • Coordination and networking
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Strong computer skills Flexible, ability to work both as an individual and as a team leader and under stress in what can be a harsh environment.
How to Apply

Applications should be sent to the following address to be received on or before 5:00 pm Friday, 26th September 2014. 

Late applications will not be considered:

Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P.O. Box 40712-00100, 
Nairobi
Position: Project Manager – Maternal, Newborn, Child Health project
 
Responsible to: Operational Coordinator 

Location: Nairobi (Kibera and Korogocho slums)

The Organization: Handicap International (HI) is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. 

Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.
 
The Project: HI, together with local partners, will launch a four-year programme, funded by the European Union, to reduce the maternal, infant and child mortality rates among people with disabilities in the Kibera and Korogocho slums of Nairobi, Kenya. 

The action aims to improve the long-term capacity of civil society organisations, in partnership with state actors, to implement effective Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH), Nutrition and Family Planning services for marginalised populations in Nairobi, especially those with disabilities. 

By the end of the Action, healthcare workers will have improved their Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices related to the needs of people with disabilities in services for MNCH, nutrition and family planning. 

Local partners will have the technical, financial and managerial capacity to implement effective community-based programmes on MNCH, nutrition, and family planning for people with disabilities.
 
The Position: Responsible for the development and the implementation of the Maternal, New Born, Child Health (MNCH) project, which is part of the HI Kenya sector’s programme strategy. He/she contributes towards the capitalization of experience gained from the project
 
S/he will be responsible for:
 
1. Overall management of the project
 
Under the supervision of the Operational Coordinator, and in collaboration with the technical advisors

Implementation of the activities
  • Be in charge of the implementation of the project respecting all the requirements detailed in the project proposal agreed with the donor European Union (logical framework, work plan, monitoring plan, etc) as well as HI technical specificities.
  • Ensure that all technical tools, reports, document, IEC material are validated before use by the adequate body (technical referent, operational coordinator, program director, etc)
  • Data collection, monitoring and evaluation
  • Be in charge of the implementation and the respect of HI Monitoring and Evaluation policy
  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive and effective data collection system, in collaboration with implementing partners
  • Ensuring that the data collection tools and the monitoring system is understood by its team and the partners to the project
Reporting
  • Be in charge of the writing and making timely submission of the reports requested by the donor
Development
  • Liaising with the Operational Coordinator and the Technical Advisors in the development of the project strategies, interventions and approaches
  • Participating to the fundraising strategy
Visibility
  • Ensuring that the visibility policy defined by the donor and HI is respected and implemented (stickers, banners, logos, etc)
2. Establishing and maintaining linkages with partners
  • Develop partnerships agreements with local implementing partners as defined in the proposal.
  • Ensuring that the partnership agreements are respected.
3. Supervision of financial, logistic and material resources of the project implementation
  • Develop a budget for the project during proposal development and budget revision.
  • Monitor the project’s financial, logistical and material resources according to HI procedures
4. Management and supervision of staff under his/her line management
 
5. Contribute towards the capitalization of experience
  • Identifying issues or subjects for capitalization in collaboration with the Technical Advisors and coordinators
  • Be in charge of the lesson learnt/best practice strategy
6. Respect of HI identity, rules and policies
 
Education 
  • At least a University Degree in Public Health /Health Science
Experience
  • Minimum of 10 years practical experience in project management in Public Health interventions
  • Applied knowledge of disability issues and/or humanitarian work desirable
Competencies 
  • Minimum 10 years practical experience with international donor-funded projects
  • Proven skills in strategic and operational planning
  • Proven skills in budget development, budget monitoring, cash forecast and financial management
  • Donor report writing skills
  • Staff administrative management
  • Technical background in MCH
  • Excellent written and spoken English (working language).
  • Computer skills (Ms word, excel, power point, internet and electronic messaging system)
Personal Qualities:
  • Good organizational skills
  • Team player
  • Good decision making skills,Good communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, innovative and problem solving
How to Apply

If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV(including 3 referees with their current OFFICIAL contacts) email to :- recruit05@handicap-international.or.ke. 

The email subject line should be marked: “Application for PM – MNCH project ”.

Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

Closing Date: 24th September, 2014

Vacancy: Community Mobiliser - Kericho

Organisation: Catholic Diocese of Kericho (CDOK) covers the two counties of Kericho and Bomet. The area covers 4,800 km2 with a population of about 1.8 million. Kericho County appears like is a green paradise with its tea plantations, receiving high rain fall and having no obvious water problems. 

However, on a closer look, one discovers that the greenery is not an indicator of the whole region. In the same county, there are semi-arid zones particularly in Kericho West, Bomet and the lower parts of Kipkelion. 

These areas are plagued with low rainfall, inadequate water sources and a generally harsh environment. Due to their proximity to the tea growing zones, they are often neglected in terms of service provision especially regarding water, sanitation and agriculture. 

Apart from water shortage and food insecurity, these areas also face the challenge of low income levels due to reduced productivity of land, land fragmentation and increased incidences of cattle rustling.
 
Caritas Kericho as part of the CDOK has in past two years in partnership with Caritas Swirtzerland and Caritas Kenya supported these communities to improve food security and health status through a joint project. 

The project aimed to sustain the earlier emergency responses by bringing in development oriented components through the sustainable management and delivery of the water systems.

Caritas Kericho plans for a new WASH project and is therefore seeking to recruit two competent Community Mobilisers for its project office in Kericho.
 
Position: Community Mobiliser, Kericho
Reporting to: 
Technical Field Coordinator
Duration: To be confirmed
Location: Kericho County
 
Key tasks & responsibilities
  • Lead community mobilisation process;
  • Function as main liaison person between communities and CAKE;
  • Participate in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all project activities;
  • Sensitise local authorities and other stakeholders on the ground on project goals, objectives and activities;
  • Identify and register exact beneficiary households in operation areas;
  • Prepare and submit monthly report on field activities.
Essential requirements & qualifications
  • Fluent in Kipsigis language, Kiswahili and English are required;
  • Diploma in Community Development or Project Management;
  • At least three years progressive experience in community development;
  • A thorough understanding of local cultures and community dynamics;
  • Good knowledge and experience in implementing WASH projects are advantages;
  • Familiar with and having participatory methodology skills for engaging and mobilising local communities;
  • A self-driven person who takes appropriate initiatives to responding to project issues;
Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. 

Contract start October 2014, to be confirmed

Application
 
If you feel you fit the required profile, please let us know how your qualifications, experience and career ambitions match the requirements of this position. 

Send your application latest by Monday, 22nd September 2014 via email to caritas.kericho@gmail.com indicating ‘Community Mobiliser Kericho’ in the subject line.

Please provide a Curriculum Vitae (CV) that contains details of your qualifications, experience, present position, and current remuneration, earliest date of availability, names and telephone contacts of three referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Standard Group comprises, The Standard Newspapers, Game Yetu, The Nairobian, KTN, Radio Maisha, PDS, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services. 

The Group is looking for highly motivated, qualified, experienced and reputable team players to fill the following position:
SAP ABAP Developer
 
The Standard Group is implementing SAP ERP/IS-Media across core business areas of the organization and is looking for a highly motivated, qualified and experienced individual for the position of SAP ABAP Developer. 

The incumbent will be reporting to the Business Systems Manager, ICT.

Key Responsibilities
  • Gather and analyze end-user requirements for SAP ERP/IS-MEDIA development needs
  • Design, develop, and test programs and reports for all SAP ERP/IS-MEDIA modules and functions
  • Designs forms and screens using tools such as SAP script and Smart Forms
  • Debugging and correcting problems with SAP WRICEF objects
  • Managing transports for SAP development objects across the system landscape
  • Development and implementation of required changes in accordance with set out change management process and procedures
  • Provide training, technical support and assistance to business users for the various SAP modules 
  • Prepare and maintain technical program documentation including specifications, test conditions, test plans, and test data
  • Advise the business on SAP products, process improvements, technologies and general operational matters
Qualifications & Experience
  • Degree in IT-related field from a recognized university
  • At least 3 years’ SAP/ABAP development experience
  • Knowledge and proficiency in ABAP Objects, ABAP Reports, interface/dialog programming, BAPIs, user exits, batch programming, IDOC, ALE development/maintenance, ABAP Dictionary, tables, global classes, function modules and other development objects
  • Development knowledge in SAP FICO, PS, MM, IS-MSD/MAM/MAMC, PP, and PM modules
  • SAP ABAP Development Certification will be an added advantage
How to Apply

If you possess the above qualifications and have the drive to meet the challenges, visit our websitewww.standardmedia.co.ke/recruitment to browse through the current vacancies and apply not later than 22nd September 2014

Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Standard Group comprises, The Standard Newspapers, Game Yetu, The Nairobian, KTN, Radio Maisha, PDS, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services. 

The Group is looking for highly motivated, qualified, experienced and reputable team players to fill the following positions:
Regional Manager, Sales & Distribution
 
The incumbent will work closely with the MD – Print Operations to deliver the sales and market growth objectives through profitable volume and market share growth. 

Leading the sales and distribution team he/she will assess the industry’s key unmet needs and identify opportunities where Standard Group can create new markets for their products and sustainable competitive advantage. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead sales and distribution teams to deliver sales and revenue targets
  • Improved market share
  • As a key player in the Sales and Operations process, ensure alignment in the demand and supply of our products
  • Working with the marketing division, execution of marketing programs within agreed calendar & timelines
  • Identify distribution gaps, test new ideas and drive penetration into new markets; track performance and proactively take corrective measures.
  • Develop strong customer/partner relationships to help drive commercialization
  • Work with key stakeholders to optimise route to market (distribution, Finance & Regional management Team)
  • As a custodian of external customer Service, manage key stakeholders & contributors (distribution partners, Sales, Supply Chain )
  • Develop and maintain clear understanding of the market & regulatory trends as well as key drivers and barriers affecting SGL product distribution in selected markets
Qualifications & Experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in sales & Marketing, Commerce, Engineering or related discipline
  • 5-7 years sales and operations Management experience
  • Experience in developing winning distribution growth strategies
  • Strategic and creative thinker who can develop competitive plans
  • Vast knowledge of regional markets
  • Trade marketing or operational marketing role in FMCG will be an added advantage
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team is crucial
How to Apply

If you possess the above qualifications and have the drive to meet the challenges, visit our websitewww.standardmedia.co.ke/recruitment to browse through the current vacancies and apply not later than 22nd September 2014

Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

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