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Trócaire’s Horn & East Africa Regional Office (HEARO) Jobs in Kenya

Trócaire’s Horn & East Africa Regional Office (HEARO) offers a challenging opportunity for a self directed, dynamic and highly motivated persons for the following positions in the Somalia programme.

Only those who meet the required criteria need to apply.

Hospital Coordinator

The position:

Based in Mandera with frequent travel to Somalia, the Hospital Coordinator will be responsible for coordination, supervising and providing technical support to the service delivery and development of three hospitals.

The position works in collaboration with other functions to achieve programme purpose and results.

  • Must have at least MB ChB or its equivalent from a recognised University and at least four years experience in managing health programmes, preferably with an international NGO in conflict situations.
  • Strong report writing skills with ability to collate and analyse information.
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to achieve programme results.
  • Strong problem solving skills. Should be a good communicator as well as having basic computer skills
  • Must be able to communicate in Somali language
Laboratory Skills Tutor

The position:

Based in Mandera with frequent travel to Somalia, the Skills Tutor will be responsible for providing training in basic laboratory procedures to field laboratory staff as well as supervising and managing laboratory services in a rural setting in Somalia.

Provide effective supervision and management of laboratory services as well as on the job training of field laboratory staff in basic laboratory procedures as a key step towards sustaining appropriate and effective diagnostic services in a district health programme.

Will also be responsible for quality control of tests e.g malaria and TB slides.

  • Must have at least a Diploma in Laboratory Technology from a recognized institution and should have held a senior position of responsibility for at least one year in addition to 5 years of varied post-qualification experience, including working in rural settings.
  • Fluency in Somali and experience working in post-conflict environments would be advantageous.
  • Teaching experience is desirable while good communication, basic computer skills and report-writing skills are essential.
  • Must be able to communicate in Somali language
Project Accountant

The position:

Based in Nairobi with occasional travel to Mandera, the Project Accountant in collaboration with the Finance Manager, and other teams will ensure adherence to quality financial stewardship, internal control and promotion of good financial management practice and compliance with audit requirements for the Somalia programme.

The position comprises day to day financial management support with special focus on financial operations and reporting for donor contracts.

  • Possession of a Bachelors degree in finance or accounting in addition to an accountancy qualification such as CPA (K), ACCA or CIMA.
  • Minimum five years experience with a similar role.
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting/ finance management software and ability to adapt to such systems/ software.
  • Ability to prepare and present concise and accurate financial reports.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Good professional verbal and written communication skills.
Advocacy and Grants Officer

The position:

Based in Nairobi, the Advocacy and Grants Officer will be responsible for coordinating Trócaire’s advocacy and grant management activities for Somalia. The position will work in close collaboration with the Country Representative, programme teams and advocacy and finance staff at country, regional and HQ levels.

  • Must have at least a degree or its equivalent from a recognised university and a minimum of five years experience of working with an international organisation.
  • Must have experience of managing advocacy work in complex and politically sensitive environments, a good understanding of proposal development, project cycle and budget management and a proven track record of securing donor funds and managing stakeholder relationships.
  • Strong writing skills with ability to collate and analyse information are essential.
Applications comprising a comprehensive updated CV plus cover letter should be sent to:

The Human Resources Officer
Trocaire Regional Office
P.O Box 66300 – 00800 Nairobi

Or by e-mail to

Closing date for applications: 22nd October 2010

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