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World Vision Kenya (WVK) Career Opportunities in Kenya

World Vision Kenya (WVK) is a leading non-governmental Christian humanitarian, relief, development and advocacy organization with projects in most parts of Kenya.

We wish to urgently recruit highly competent, proactive and self-driven people to fill the following positions within our organization.
1. Program Manager 
Field based
Purpose of the position:
 To provide the operational leadership and management leadership direction needed to successfully promote child focused, community development within the Program Area of influence.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish operational priorities, set, implement and monitor performance targets for the Program area in the three track ministry (transformational development, advocacy, disaster management) approach to child centered community development;
  • Lead IPA efforts to engage and successfully coordinate and partner with key stakeholders in the Program’s area of influence by serving as WVK’s primary local representative;
  • Work with others to mobilize resources;
  • Establish and consolidate a working culture - based upon results based management principals - that consistently achieves and/or surpasses established targets and standards and;
  • Impart appropriate mentoring, coaching and supervision in order to equip, motivate and empower a new generation of program leaders within WVK.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field from a recognized University;
  • A minimum of 7 years experience with regards to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development, relief and/or advocacy projects; Two (2) of these years should be at managerial level;
  • Results orientated leader who is able to handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting donor and other stakeholder demands
  • Good team player, self starter, has ability to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships;
  • Strong commitment to WV Values, Mission and Vision.
2. Project Coordinator 
Field based
Purpose of the position:
 To provide technical support needed to successfully promote child focused, community development within the Program Area of influence.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure the timely and effective implementation of all Program related projects interventions as well as the successful achievement of proposed outcomes and intended impact;
  • Support the Program Manager to direct the successful implementation of a fully integrated three track ministry approach to child centered community development within the Program’s area of influence;
  • Ensure that all Program projects achieve acceptable financial and operational audit results by implementing interventions in accordance with established norms and policies;
  • Provide effective technical support to all staff within the Program;
  • Ensure that efforts to engage and successfully coordinate and partner with stakeholders in the Program’s area of influence are met.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field from a recognized University;
  • A minimum of three (3) years experience with regards to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development, relief and/or advocacy projects; Two (2) of these years should be at project coordination level;
  • Results orientated leader who is able to handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting donor and other stakeholder demands
  • Good team player, self starter, has ability to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships;
  • Strong commitment to WV Values, Mission and Vision.
3. Child Protection & Advocacy Officer 
To be based in Kitale
Purpose of the position:
 To provide Coordination of the Child Protection and Advocacy project as per operating plan and support integration of health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS into IPA plans/design documents.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate the Child health, protection and advocacy Projects in the sub branch;
  • Work with others to mobilize resources;
  • Networking with other organizations in materials development, implement child rights & advocacy issues and document lessons learnt and best practices;
  • Support the establishment, strengthening and operationalization of the area advisory councils (AACs);
  • Ensure sensitization of children on their rights as peer educators and change agents
  • Assist in capacity building of CBOs, Church/FBOs, law enforcers and other community groups on child health, HIV/AIDS child protection and advocacy issues;
  • Support Rehabilitation and provision of Legal assistance for abused children;
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Law, Anthropology, Public Health or Environmental health from a recognized institution;
  • At least five (5) years of extensive field level experience, especially in program planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Child Participation and Protection programs;
  • Training, facilitation, mobilization and coordination skills;
  • Experience in proposal/concept papers development for fund raising;
  • Working knowledge of Rights Based programming and Child to Child methodologies;
  • Sound understanding of global development issues, child and human rights frameworks
  • Skills in integrated approaches to advocacy, especially Child Rights Advocacy that includes research, policy, lobbying, media support, mobilization and public campaigning among others.
  • Keen sense of justice especially in pursuit of legal Aid for abused children and gender equity
  • Strong commitment to WV Values, Mission and Vision.
4. Health, HIV/AIDS Response Project Officer 
Field based position
Purpose of the position:
 To provide overall coordination of the health, Nutrition and HIV&AIDS projects aimed at contributing to improved children wellbeing outcomes within the respective WVK Program Areas.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide effective, innovative and strategic coordinating role in Health, Nutrition and HIV&AIDS project management at Program level;
  • Design appropriate strategies for Program specific Health, Nutrition and HIV&AIDS interventions;
  • Develop and support effective linkages and collaboration with Key structures and stakeholders to improve child health and social outcomes;
  • Responsible for Health, HIV and AIDs Response (HHAR) project implementation, monitoring, evaluation, documentation and dissemination of promising practices;
  • Coordinate/Conduct capacity building of partners to enable them effectively intervene in the area of Health, Nutrition and HIV&AIDS;
  • Represent WVK and Participate in networking meetings/workshops/conferences stakeholders at the District level;
  • Mobilize community for the uptake of Health, Nutrition and HIV&AIDS project interventions;
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Bachelors degree in Public health, Environmental health, Nursing Sciences, Nutrition or their equivalent.
  • Additional training in Community health will be an added advantage;
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience in Health, and/or Nutrition and/or HIV&AIDS projects at community level with bias to Child health (IMCI), malaria control, and HIV&AIDS programming;
  • Experience in some or all HIV&AIDS interventions;
  • Strong commitment to WV Values, Mission and Vision.
5. Assistant Accountants 
Field based positions
Purpose of the positions:
 To spearhead community capacity building in project financial management by ensuring that sound financial practices are observed in line with WVK Financial Policies and Procedures.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Planning and preparation of annual budgets;
  • Preparation of monthly project financial reports;
  • Procurement of project supplies;
  • CBO’s capacity building on financial management;
  • Processing of supplier’s payments;
  • Cash flow management;
  • Preparation of monthly bank reconciliation statements;
  • Maintaining accurate and up to date fixed assets register;
  • Project audits coordination and management;
  • Training project staff on sound financial management practices and policies.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Business Management degree (Accounting/Finance options) and CPA II;
  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience;
  • Working experience on accounting computer packages, especially Sun System;
  • Experience in grant-related programs will be an added advantage;
  • Strong commitment to WV Values, Mission and Vision.
6. Irrigation Engineer 
To be based in Kainuk
Purpose of the position:
 To lead the design, Implementation, capacity building, and monitoring processes for irrigation works in the Kainuk Irrigation Scheme.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Spearhead the design of irrigation works for the Kainuk Irrigation Project;
  • Oversee the project implementation;
  • Network and collaborate with Government line ministries in the design, implementation, and monitoring of irrigation and community capacity building interventions within Kainuk.
  • Provide technical leadership in the implementation of irrigation works for the Kainuk Irrigation Project.
  • Support capacity building interventions in irrigation farming for farmers involved in the Kainuk Project.
  • Conduct food security assessments that will help in coming up with suitable food security concept papers/proposals;
  • Support feasibility studies for new food security initiatives;
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Bachelors degree in Agriculture, Irrigation Engineering or their equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience;
  • Understanding of USAID/OFDA guidelines for grant projects
  • Strong commitment to WV Values, Mission and Vision.
All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees, one of whom must be a church leader/priest/pastor, should be sent to reach the undersigned not later than August 11, 2010.

Applications may also be hand delivered to our Karen office. Please indicate clearly on the envelope or on the subject line the position you are applying for. (Only short-listed candidates will be contacted).

Director, People & Culture
World Vision Kenya
P. O. Box 50816 (00200), Nairobi

Or E-mail: recruit_kenya @wvi.org

World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children.

Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse offenses.

World Vision is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our vision for every child, Life in all its fullness, Our prayer for every heart, The will to make it so.
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