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International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) Jobs in Kenya

Our client, the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), based in Seattle at the University of Washington, undertakes activities to support the development of a skilled health work force and well-organized national health delivery systems.

I-TECH has been working in Kenya since August 2009, in partnership with CDC and the Ministry of Health, to improve the capacity of the Kenyan health system to use electronic medical records and other health information systems.

I-TECH is looking for highly qualified individuals to join its team to assume the following key and rewarding roles:

1. Training Manager Position

Position Purpose: Under the supervision of the Kenya eHealth Projects Director, the Training Manager will be responsible for ensuring the implementation of high quality capacity building activities

Overall Responsibility:

  • Manage development of curriculum and training materials
  • Design and develop new curricula, study guides, training materials, and job aids, following I-TECH guidelines and approaches
  • Supervise subcontracts with training institutions implementing I-TECH related training.
  • Provide technical assistance and skill building to faculty of training institutions, in-service trainers and curriculum developers.
  • Liaise with the quality improvement (QI) team to integrate QI approaches into I-TECH’s training efforts.

Minimum Education & Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Health, Health Education, Education, Communication, Computer Science and/or related field.
  • Academic focus in education, training and/or instructional design and/or extensive training experience.
  • 1-2 years demonstrated experience designing, developing, and/or editing professional-level training materials for adults.
  • Experience with health and/or technology-related subject matter.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Strong editing skills and familiarity with the use of a style guide.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Client-orientation and ability to productively and diplomatically interface with multiple staff and internal and external clients.
  • Computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.

2. Finance Manager Position

Position Purpose: Under the supervision of the Kenya eHealth Projects Director, the Finance Manager provides leadership and oversight for fiscal operations and ensures compliance with the relevant rules and regulations of the Kenyan government, United States Government, and the University of Washington.

Overall Responsibility:

  • Manage the I-TECH’s Kenya’s QuickBooks accounting and reporting systems.
  • Provide timely and accurate financial and budget reporting.
  • Support the annual audit locally.
  • Supervise accounts payable, travel reimbursements, consultant payments and other cash management functions.
  • Supervise weekly preparation of field advance reconciliations.
  • Perform reconciliation of bank statements, petty cash registers, A/R and A/P and travel advances.
  • Maintain and manage all vendor relationships.
  • Supervise and lead payroll management, and work to establish internal payroll management systems.
  • Assist the Kenya eHealth Projects director in the preparation and review of budgets.
  • Monitor and assure VAT compliance and refund requests.
  • Maintain compliance with Fiscal Policy per the Field Office Manual and GAAP

Minimum Education & Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting, Business Administration or related degree; Masters Degree in relevant field desired.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar finance team role.
  • Advances knowledge of QuickBooks Pro or other comparable accounting software.
  • Proven knowledge of budgeting, accounting and cash processes within a non-governmental organisation required.
  • Strong communication skills in English as will need to communicate financial and accounting information to ITECH Management both in Kenya and the U.S.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast- paced, politically and legally complex environment where priorities may change frequently.
  • Computer skills including MS Word and Excel.

3. Office Manager Position

Position Purpose: Under the supervision of the Kenya eHealth Projects Director, the Office Manager will be responsible for establishing and ensuring smooth running of administrative systems at I-TECH Kenya.

Overall Responsibility:

  • Identify and resolve administrative issues; analyze and recommend solutions that integrate with existing rules, systems and practices.
  • Manage all operational aspects of the I-TECH Kenya countryoffice.
  • Assume overall responsibility for procurement of goods and services.
  • Manage real estate activities.
  • Establish and maintain systems for: office supplies, local and international courier services, telephone/internet, utilities etc.
  • Liaise with HR agency to ensure prompt payment of salaries, guidance to their consultants and resolution of HR issues.
  • Assist eHealth Projects Director in Kenya NGO registration process.
  • Manage reception area and activities
  • Coordinate travel logistics for international visitors and consultants as well as staff.
  • Coordinate all meeting logistics
  • In collaboration with the Finance Manager, establish and administer petty cash system.
  • Following I-TECH’s successful NGO registration, manage the human resources duties.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Degree or diploma in business administration, secretarial sciences, management or related field
  • Minimum three to five years relevant experience in office management and administration in an international NGO
  • Excellent problem solving, decision making, and organizational skills with ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work effectively in a demanding and complex project environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, flexibility, diplomacy, willingness to listen, ability to communicate with partners and staff, and respect for colleagues with a variety of cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong English writing and speaking skills
  • Strong initiative
  • Computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Application Procedures:

Applicants should email or drop off their applications attaching a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter indicating why they are interested in and qualified for the position and the names of three referees who can provide confidential assessment of their capabilities to a Search Committee.

All communications relating to applications for this position should be addressed to:

The Recruitment Team,
Preferred Personnel Africa Limited,
P.O. Box 53385-00200
Nairobi,

email address: cvs @ preferredpersonnel.co.ke.

or drop off at 13th floor, Ambank House, University Way.

Applications should be received by 5 pm on 5th March, 2010.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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