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NACC Legal Head, Communication Head, Finance Head, Communication Officer and Accountant Jobs in Kenya

Our client, the National AIDS Control Council (NACC), wants to fill the following vacancies urgently.

Head Legal

Job Ref.
 MN 4657

Job Purpose

To provide legal counsel to ensure appropriate interpretation of NACC legal safeguards and rights at all times, provide advice to ensure appropriate risk management for Council and Secretariat, and also provide counsel on legislative and legal aspects that impact on the national response.

Job Profile
  • Legal advice on organization level issues
  • Advising the council on all legal matters related to its activities and mandate.
  • Advising on all matters pertaining to contract appointments for all employees of the Council.
  • Maintaining legal documents and records of the Council.
  • Preparing draft legislation to support the implementation of the National Aids Control Council’s policies and strategies.
  • Prepare drafts and negotiate contracts, leases, formal agreements and other legal instruments between the Council and other parties, participate in settlement and arbitration of disputes to protect Council’s interests.
  • Conduct legal research, develop concept papers, prepare legal briefs and opinions as well as develop effective defence strategies, arguments and testimony in preparation for legal proceedings.
  • Legal advice on role of NACC in the National Response
  • Providing legal counsel on legal and legislative issues impacting on the national response.
  • Support NACC in identifying the legal and legislative issues in the process of facilitating policy development support.
  • Assisting communication and advocacy on legal aspects associated with HIV and AIDS.
  • Support to partners engaged in the legal aspects of the national response through key partners such as FIDA, CBOs, LSK, PLHIV and other bodies that communicate on legal HIV and AIDS education or technical services.
Person Profile
  • Possess an LLB degree from a recognized institution
  • Have a Masters degree in law from a recognized institution
  • Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Have seven (7) years experience in litigation and conveyance in the public sector, or a large and reputable private sector organization. Preferably have served as a Senior State Counsel or a Principal Magistrate.
  • Have proven interpersonal skills, management and leadership qualities.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
Head Communication

Job Ref.
 MN 4658

Job Purpose

To develop and implement a national communication strategy for the national response at national, regional and international level, that enables stakeholders to understand their roles, provides them with the information necessary to support and implement their roles in the strategic objectives.

Job Profile

Communication on National Strategy
  • Communicating status of national response: Briefing to the nation on status of pandemic, emerging trends, challenges and areas of success.
  • Communicating national strategy: key priority strategy areas, current and future areas of focus.
  • Communicating vision, outputs, expected outcomes of current strategy.
Communicating roles of stakeholders in strategy
  • Developing materials and targeted messages to key stakeholder groups: Parliament, Cabinet, Private Sector, NGO, Community groups, on national response status and their respective roles.
  • Presentations on strategy to support implementation.
  • Materials and reports that present status of programming, achievements in the national strategy, financing status, highlighting priority areas.
  • Coordinate national advocacy campaigns and facilitate selection of themes and campaigns that support the national response, and support development of targeted campaigns to support aspects of national strategy.
  • Maintain high profile of the national response: talks to private sector, researchers, Government, donors, NGOs, Community leaders, etc.
  • Keeping Kenya NR engaged in national, regional and international policy issues such as access to drugs, drug research, presentations on trends of the pandemic, etc.
  • Liaison with national, regional and international forums and other agencies coordinating national, regional or international responses.
Person Profile
  • Masters degree in Mass Communication or Information Sciences and a relevant Bachelor’s degree.
  • Training in strategy development.
  • Have seven (7) years experience in: Media Management, Development of communication material, Coordinating communication strategies by different stakeholder groups, Media, message and appropriate target group research skills, Public relations skills, Advocacy skills, Influencing skills, Co-ordination skills, Ability to commission and supervise external technical input by consultants and other service providers, Performance monitoring skills.
Head Finance

Job Ref.
 MN 4659

Job Purpose

To safeguard and optimize the utilization of the organization’s financial resources through the
implementation of appropriate accounting systems that ensure timely production of financial information, and efficient planning, monitoring and control of resources.

Job Profile

Reporting to the Deputy Director Finance and Administration, the Head Finance will be required to perform the following functions:

Supervise Accounting Systems
  • Accounting system and financial reports.
  • Budgets and budget management
  • Financial accountability systems
Procurement Systems
  • Procurement systems and procedures.
  • Procurement records and Procurement reports.
  • Assets Management - Assets / Inventory Records.
Grant Accounting Systems
  • Grant accounting
  • Disbursement system
  • Grant expenditure reporting
  • Grant contract management
Person Profile
  • Business Masters degree (Finance or Accounting option) and a relevant Bachelor’s degree.
  • Full professional accounting qualification i.e. CPA (K), ACCA, etc.
  • Be a member of relevant professional body.
  • Have seven (7) years experience in: Finance management, Systems implementation, Experience in Procurement and Asset Management, Financial Reporting, Development and Implementation of Financial Controls, Budgeting and Analytical Skills, Planning and Organizational Skills, Staff Management Skills, Numeracy Skills.
Communications Officer, Advocacy

Job Ref.
 MN 4660

Job Purpose

The job holder facilitates effective communications of HIV and AIDS messages to employees, stakeholders and partners; and is responsible for the implementation of the advocacy strategy of NACC.

Job Profile
  • Media liaison and monitoring.
  • Develop and implement NACC’s communication and advocacy strategy.
  • Oversee development and dissemination of relevant publications for both internal and external audiences
  • Providing timely and accurate information both internally and externally
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the local media and trade press.
  • Liaison with national, regional and international forums, other NACC’s and organizations involved in HIV and AIDS intervention.
  • Raising issues to support the national HIV and AIDS strategy in areas such as financing, research, technical support etc.
Person Profile
  • Postgraduate degree in Mass Communication / Journalism/ Public Relations.
  • Bachelors degree in Communication or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of the mass media in Kenya is required.
  • Minimum five (5) years relevant experience in strategic communication including: Good administrative skills, Excellent communication skills, Excellent computer skills, Good networking skills, Resilience, Highly sociable, Open mindedness, Team working, Proficient in office computer application application packages, Able to work independently,Ability to use various communication equipment
Grant Accountant

Job Ref.
 MN 4661

Job Purpose

To manage grant funds according to contract agreements and provide reports as required by NACC and other stakeholders. He/she will be in charge of Grants Management Unit.

Job Profile

Reporting to the Head Finance, the Grants Accountant will be required to perform the following functions:
  • Verify all grant agreements for TOWA and other projects.
  • Perform responsibilities of Grant Accountant as per TOWA project operations manual.
  • Respond to parliamentary and audit queries on both closed and running projects.
  • Prepare periodic accounting reports to support allocation and utilization of resources for each project and any other reports of the projects that may be required.
  • Prepare monthly Management Reports for all projects.
  • Ensure smooth take over of activities from exiting FMAs and clear any outstanding accountability issues in the project.
  • Perform responsibilities of Grant Accountant in all projects.
  • Overall supervision of staff in grants unit.
  • Preparation of ad hoc and monthly reports for grants section.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by management.
Person Profile
  • Masters degree in a relevant field.
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in either Accounting or Finance or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Have full professional qualification in Accounting (CPA (K), ACCA) or Finance (CFA) or its equivalent.
  • Be a member of relevant professional body.
  • At least five (5) of specialized experience in grant management that included preparing and analyzing reports; reviewing grant applications for completeness.
  • Be conversant with GOK and development partners’ financial and operational procedures and regulations.
  • Be computer literate.
Send your application and a detailed CV with a daytime telephone number and copies of your key academic and professional certificates and both sides of your ID.

Please also summarize yourself as follows:
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  • Your Name
  • Current/Past Salary: Year 2010 p.m, Year 2011 p.m
  • Year 2011 Benefits: if house, state market rent, If car state cc.
Send your application by hand, courier, post or email so as to reach us by 12 Noon, 17th January 2011.

Mark Job Ref. No. on the top left of the envelope.

Send your application to:

 Selection Division,
Manpower Services (K) Ltd,
3rd Floor, Landmark Plaza,
directly opposite Nairobi Hospital Entrance.

Bus route No.46 from Kencom.

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