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NGO Jobs in Kenya - KNCV

The KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Office in Nairobi seeks suitable candidates to fill the following positions:

Technical Officer

Reports to:
 TB CARE I Kenya Project Coordinator

Main purpose of the post

The holder of this position will be responsible for providing technical assistance to the TB CARE I Project by ensuring technical oversight for project activities implemented in the country.

S/he will be involved in TB CARE I workplan development, implementation and monitoring.

The scope of technical assistance will include all the elements of the Stop TB Strategy with a focus on the four TB CARE I project technical areas; namely Universal access to TB care, Programmatic Management of Drug – resistant TB (PMDT), TB/HIV care and treatment and health systems strengthening.

S/he will keep track that the objectives of TB CARE I in Kenya are monitored and met.

Main duties
  • Participate in project planning activities at all levels
  • Provide technical support at implementation level of project activities
  • Monitor implementation of activities with a focus on completion and quality
  • Compile activity reports for trainings and workshops
  • Participate in projects’ monitoring and evaluation activities, including field visits
  • Contribute to M&E reports to ensure technical soundness
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the project coordinator
Profile of expected competencies
  • A medical doctor with postgraduate qualifications in public health or other related field
  • Must possess technical expertise in TB control with emphasis on implementation of the Stop TB Strategy in Kenya. Specific orientation on TB/HIV and PMDT programming and implementation will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with MOH and other officials from the public, private and NGO sector
  • Conversant with TB technical support supervision, and other quality improvement approaches
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; as well as computer skills
  • Ability and availability to travel extensively within Kenya
  • Minimum of two (2) years hands on experience preferably with USAID or other donor funded projects
Accounts Assistant

Reporting to the Accountant, the assistant accountant will ensure adherence to quality financial stewardship, internal control and promotion of good financial management practice.

Duties and responsibilities:

The account assistant will:
  • Ensure timely disbursement of funds for implementation of TB CARE 1 project activities
  • Collaborate with implementing Partners to ensure appropriate financial management and timely submission of financial returns from the field.
  • Review all invoices, financial returns and payment to be made for appropriateness, proper documentation, internal authorization and funds availability
  • Process cheque payments ensuring that invoices are thoroughly checked and cheques together with payment vouchers raised are appropriately approved
  • Ensure timely review of all financial returns and reports from the field.
  • Ensure proper coding of all transactions.
  • To ensure that a complete and accurate record of all petty cash transactions is maintained at all times that expenditure of petty cash is fully monitored; and that requests for replenishment are made in a timely manner, when required.
  • Ensure timely data entry of all financial transactions into the QuickBooks database.
  • Prepare audit files and audit schedules in readiness for annual audits.
  • Manage all incoming and outgoing financial mail and correspondence in a secure manner
  • Maintain and update electronic and manual financial filing systems and generation of financial reports as required
  • Ensure adherence to financial policies and procedures by both staff and partners.
  • Prepare cash reconciliations and cash counts at the end of the month.
  • Prepare bank reconciliation.
  • Initiate EFT and online bank payments in accordance to the rules and regulations of the organization.
Minimum requirements
  • Accountancy professional qualification ie. Completed ACCA or CPA (K) or equivalent. University degree will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in a busy finance office preferably an NGO , with thorough knowledge of book keeping in an organization with international scope or wider national coverage
  • Experience in donor contract management and budget monitoring
  • Manages resources and deadlines with minimum supervision.
  • High level of initiative
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.5
  • Recommends and implements improvements
  • Computer knowledge and skills: word processing, database management and spreadsheets packages
  • Thorough knowledge and hands-on experience with QuickBooks

Reporting to the Finance and Operations Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

Duties and responsibilities
  • Driving staff to their destinations within and outside Nairobi.
  • Maintenance of the office vehicle and updating of vehicle particulars
  • Maintaining the car logbook
Minimum requirements
  • Completed secondary education
  • At least 5 years experience in a similar position with a reputable organization.
  • Good communication in English(Verbal, reading and written)
  • Must have excellent driving skills and extensive knowledge on care maintenance of vehicles. Basic training in vehicle mechanics will be an added advantage
  • Good knowledge of roads in Nairobi, outside Nairobi
  • Must have a valid driving license.
Interested applicants should send their CVs and application letter via email to: on or before Thursday June 30, 2011

KNCV TB Foundation is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled.

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