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NGO Jobs in Kenya - AMREF (6 Positions)

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.

For more information visit our website www.amref.org

Career Opportunities

Global Fund Malaria Round 10 Project

AMREF Kenya has been selected by the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) as the dual track Principal Recipient (PR) for the malaria component under Global Fund Round 10 and will be responsible for the financial management of the grant and ensuring quality implementation by Sub Recipients (SR).

The project aims at contributing to the acceleration of quality and effective management of malaria in the country in order to achieve and sustain national malaria control targets in line with global malaria control targets and the Millennium Development Goals.

The project will work with thirty civil society organizations providing them with grants and building their capacity to implement quality and effective malaria interventions. The project will establish the first ever Community Case Management of Malaria (CCMM) in the country.

We are therefore looking for individuals, who are well organized, highly motivated and results oriented to join a dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa, to fill the following positions which are based in Nairobi.

Grants Officer

Ref. No. - KCO/HR/070/2011

The position reports to the Project Manager.

Purpose of the Job:

To provide technical expertise and support of grant component and implementation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing the resources for grant component and ensuring equitable distribution and CSO compliance as per set guidelines.
  • Working with the project Manager and the project team to harmonize and foster consistency in communication with all partners on issues that relate to grant component.
  • Receiving and reviewing proposals/grant applications to assess compliance with relevant guidelines and carrying out technical reviews.
  • Assisting in reviewing and finalizing budgets with the CSOs and approval, preparation of contracts/agreements for the CSOs and the follow up on compliance.
  • Providing feedback to all the applicants and handling the grant application in consultation with the Project Manager.
  • Participating in the pre-funding capacity assessment of the potential grantees and following up training to build their skills.
  • Mentoring CSOs and providing technical advice and capacity development to CSOs to plan, implement, monitor and report on grants awarded.
  • Receiving and reviewing grants reports for all funded CSOs and recommend any measures that may be appropriate for the success of the programme.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Commerce or its equivalent and CPA(K) or its equivalent.
  • Must be ICT proficient.
  • At least four years of relevant NGO work experience in CSOs grants management.
  • The candidate should have proven abilities in managing CSOs grants, understanding of community development issues, proven capacity building and mentoring for grass-root CSOs, pre- funding assessment, contract design, compliance management, data analysis, budget and report review for CSOs.
  • Have good communication skills oral and written.
  • Be a team player, work under minimum supervision and demonstrate high integrity.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Ref. No. -
 KCO/HR/071/2011

The position reports to the Project Manager.

Purpose of the Job:

To provide M&E technical expertise and support project activities and implementation of the project strategy.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Participate in strengthening existing M&E systems in the project, program and AMREF Kenya Country Office levels.
  • Take lead in data capturing and reporting using monitoring tools to track project indicators.
  • Provide technical input in the review of reports and participate in field assessments.
  • Take lead in program surveys, organizing and facilitating quarterly, semi-annual and annual project review meetings with program staff and partners and giving feedback on M&E activities.
  • Support project implementation team to document and disseminate lessons learnt and best practices.
  • Ensure program integration and growth by participating in meetings and conferences.
  • Participate in operations research and documentation.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Statistics, Social Sciences or its equivalent.
  • Professional training in M&E and at least four years relevant work experience.
  • Experience in operation research will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in the use of statistical analysis packages - STATA; SPSS, Epi info.
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative skills.
  • Must be a team player, good communicator and ability to work under minimum supervision.
Project Officer

Ref. No. -
 KCO/HR/072/2011

The position reports to the Project Manager.

Purpose of the Job:

To provide technical expertise and support project activities and implementation of the project strategy.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Co-ordinate and participate in planning and implementation of project activities.
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project; assist in preparation of annual work plans and progress reports as per donor requirements.
  • Participate in operations research, documentation and dissemination of new lessons and experiences.
  • Provide technical support in development and writing of new concepts and proposals for fundraising.
  • Participate in capacity building activities, field visits and meetings with relevant partners and stakeholders to strengthen networks and partnerships.
  • Participate in the development of health promotion related materials (IEC) for Malaria in liaison with the Division of Malaria Control.
  • Control and account for the use of project resources and assets by stakeholders and communities.
  • Manage project assets, work-plans and budgets including processing relevant financial transactions.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Social Sciences, Environmental Health, Nursing or its equivalent.
  • Must be ICT proficient.
  • At least four years relevant work experience in health promotion field.
  • Should possess skills in organizing and conducting participatory learning approaches for CSOs.
  • Skills in community mobilization, community strategy and networking.
  • Should be a team player, work under minimum supervision and good communicator both written and oral.
Project Assistant

Ref:
 KCO/HR/073/2011

The position reports to the Project Manager.

Purpose of the Job:

To assist in technical expertise and support project activities and implementation of the project strategy.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist in co-coordinating and participating in planning and implementation of project activities.
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project.
  • Assist in operations research and documentation.
  • Assist in organizing and conducting field visits and meetings with relevant partners and stakeholders.
  • Participate in development of new proposals and concept development for fundraising.
  • Assist in control and account for the use of project resources and assets.
  • Assist in managing relevant project financial transactions.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the project.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Social Sciences or its equivalent.
  • Must be ICT proficient.
  • At least three years relevant work experience in a busy NGO
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation and implementation of the community strategy will be an added advantage.
  • In addition the ideal candidate must have strong analytical, problem solving and networking skills.
  • Be a team player and communicator and work under minimal supervision.
Administrative Assistant

Ref:
 KCO/HR/074/2011

The position reports to the Project Manager.

Purpose of the Job

To provide administration and logistics support through effective coordination, planning and monitoring of project activities.

Key Responsibilities
  • Administrative support and information flow: In charge of receiving and dispatching correspondence (including letters, faxes, email, telephone calls).
  • Communication and correspondence support: Receives and reviews correspondence, provides the relevant case history, prepares routine responses.
  • Planning: Co-ordinates the project’s calendar of events with the relevant offices both internal and external. This includes annual planning, ad hoc planning of activities and project work-plan.
  • Organizing: Manages the execution of events including meetings, workshops and other work-related gatherings.
  • Reporting: In charge of processing and distribution of a variety of reports including minutes of various meetings, project monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Information Management: Develop and maintain relevant databases and filing systems for optimal management of information and contacts.
  • Responsible and custodian of all project assets, maintains an up-dated inventory at all times.
Qualifications and Competencies:-
  • The ideal candidate should have a Diploma in Business Management or its equivalent; a first degree is desirable.
  • Minimum of three years work experience in busy environment;
  • experience in the NGO health sector would be an added advantage.
  • Must be ICT proficient.
  • In addition, the candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to prioritize duties and work under minimal supervision.
Project Driver

Ref:
 KCO/HR/075/2011

The position reports to the Project Manager.

Purpose of the Job:

To provide safe and reliable transportation to AMREF staff.

Key Responsibilities:-
  • Driving AMREF vehicles for all official duties while ensuring timeliness and safety.
  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness of the vehicles in custody.
  • Ensuring the vehicles assigned is well serviced and maintained as required.
  • Maintaining up-to-date and accurate records of the vehicles work tickets.
  • Safeguarding all the contents in the vehicles.
  • Reporting any accidents/incidents involving the vehicles in custody.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • The ideal candidate should have a pass in ‘O’ level education and must be ICT proficient with three years of relevant work experience.
  • Must have basic Mechanical and First Aid courses.
  • Should be a holder of a clean driving licence and valid certificate of good conduct.
  • Should have good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Should be honest and have integrity, be a team player and have the ability to work under minimal supervision.
These are challenging opportunities for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa, please quote the position and reference numbers in the subject matter and send your CV and application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to the

Human Resources Manager,
AMREF Kenya
by e-mail to recruitment@amref.org

The closing date for submitting applications is 21st December 2011.

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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