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AMREF Jobs in Kenya

1.     Grants Manager
2.     Transport Officer
AMREF is the largest indigenous health development non governmental organization based in Africa. AMREF works with and through African communities, health systems and governments, and aims to close the gaps that prevent people from accessing their basic right to health.
With headquarters in Kenya, AMREF has programs in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Sudan and South Africa. Employing over 800 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $70 million, AMREF is a knowledge resource for donors and partners.
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AMREF Kenya is looking for individuals who are well organized, highly motivated and results oriented to join a dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa.
Grants Manager
Ref No:-KCO/HR/030/2010
The Maanisha programme is a community focused initiative of AMREF in Kenya. It aims at sustained reduction in HIV incidence, reduced HIV – related mortality and morbidity, and social protection of HIV infected and affected people.
“Maanisha” is a Swahili word that means “giving meaning to”. The programme aims at giving meaning to the war against HIV/AIDS in Kenya. Working with more than 700 Civil Society Organizations in partnership with NACC, ministries of health and other government ministries in four provinces of Kenya.
Maanisha Programme wishes to recruit a Grants Manager.

Provide leadership for the effective management of the Maanisha programme grants scheme including demand creation, development of grant management systems, review of grants proposal/grants application, mentoring & monitoring of grantees, grant compliance and reporting. This position reports to the Maanisha Programme Manager and is stationed in Nairobi, with travel within the programme regions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership for the effective management of the Maanisha programme’s grants scheme to ensure sufficient demand creation among potential grantees, development of grant management systems, review of grants proposal/grants applications, mentoring & monitoring of grantees, compliance and reporting.
  • Setting grant award policy, and developing and enforcing procedures that assure equity and transparency in the grants award process.
  • Organize and supervise review of proposals, pre-funding assessment and contract management to ensure that the programme receives the best value and that grantees are capable of meeting services specifications and delivering expected outcomes.
  • Co-ordinate the programme’s grants accounting, reporting, compliance and risk management.
  • Co-ordinate various technical committees that oversee the awarding of grants and corresponding grants award processes that ensure equal opportunity for all qualified grantees.
  • Provide leadership in all aspects of grantee grants management, accounting and reporting.
  • Provide technical support, supervise and co-ordinate a team of Grants Officers in regional offices.
  • Work with Grants Officers to organize training, workshops/seminars for grantees, to facilitate understanding of the grants award process, implementation, reporting and accounting.
  • Work with the research team to initiate and implement Operational Research on the grant scheme.
  • Initiate and lead documentation on grant related issues.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • Masters in Business Administration and CPA(K) or its equivalent with more than five (5) years experience in managing large grass-root grantees funding in NGOs at senior level.
  • Understanding of community development and proven capacity building and mentoring of grassroots. Pre-funding assessment of CSOs and proposal review.
  • Experience in contract design and compliance management. Experience in data analysis, budget and report review for CSOs.
  • Proven skills in project management, documentation, monitoring and evaluation and budget management.
  • Excellent analytical, training and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent computer skills including data base management.
  • Excellent networking and relationship building to effectively collaborate with partners and GOK.
  • Good report writing, communication and presentation skills both written and oral.
  • Good interpersonal skills and demonstrates high integrity.
Transport Officer
Ref No:-KCO/HR/031/2010
To provide support to all aspects of the transport function by ensuring optimal utilization and cost effectiveness
in the use and maintenance of AMREF fleet of vehicles.
This position reports to the Administration Manager and is stationed in Nairobi.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support the preparation of annual budgets for the relevant cost centres for the manager’s compilation with unit budget.
  • Prepare monthly reports for recharges for vehicles usage, maintenance costs, fuel usage and recoveries as well as quarterly and annual monitoring reports.
  • Provide and plan transport requirements for all program activities.
  • Supervision of drivers and provide them with work plans according to requests and priorities.
  • Maintain vehicle log books to AMREF’s standard and ensure the daily vehicle movement board is maintained.
  • Regular collection of vehicle log books in order to carry out transport analysis and summary.
  • Liaising with service providers to ensure that servicing and vehicle repairs is done and completed on time.
  • Review and oversee services provided by contracted garages and fuel stations and ensure prompt payment to suppliers.
  • Maintain up to date insurance and licenses for all AMREF vehicles and provide necessary reporting and claim process co-ordination in case of accidents.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum first degree in Business Management or relevant discipline.
  • A Diploma in Logistics will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of four (4) years work experience in transport and fleet management in a busy environment.
  • Working knowledge of vehicle mechanics and electrics.
  • Must be ICT proficient.
  • In addition, the candidate should have excellent interpersonal, communication, influencing, facilitation and negotiation skills.
If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number in the subject matter and send a copy of your CV, together with a supporting statement, which should include evidence of competence against key criteria, remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF in Kenya by email to
Closing Date: 10th July, 2010
We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted
AMREF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a non-smoking environment policy

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