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NGO Jobs in Kenya - AMREF


AMREF Kenya is looking for well organised, highly motivated and results oriented individuals to join a dynamic team and help bring lasting health change in Africa under the Child and Reproductive Health Programme with funding from Comic Relief and DANIDA.

The projects will be implemented in Makueni County and Samburu, Turkana, Marsabit, Isiolo and Wajir Counties) respectively. These projects will focus on maternal, newborn and child health interventions working in collaboration with Ministries of Health.
1. Project Officer based in Makueni.

Both report to the Project Manager.

Purpose of the Job

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

Key Responsibilities

·                     Develop project activities with timely and regularly reviewed detailed work plans
·                     Assist in monitoring and evaluation of project activities and report on impact
·                     Coordinate and participate in planning and implementation of project activities
·                     Develop/adopt relevant materials to support field activities
·                     Plan, implement and maintain records of field activities
·                     Manage activity budgets including processing relevant financial transactions
·                     Liaise with relevant partners, stakeholders and collaborators at activity level
·                     Participate in operations research within the project
·                     Participate in concepts 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) in liaison with the relevant partners
·                     Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project; assist in preparation of annual work plans and progress reports as per donor requirements.
Qualifications and Competencies

The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Social Sciences or its equivalent.

Must be ICT proficient with at least three years relevant work experience in a health promotion field.

Experience in community mobilisation and implementation of community health and networking with key stakeholders are essential.

Experience in Operations Research will be an added advantage.

Should be a team player, work under minimum supervision and a good communicator, good at written and oral research

These are challenging opportunities for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.




2. M&E Officer.

The position under the DANIDA funded programme is based in Nairobi, while that funded under Comic Relief is based in Makueni. Both report 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, programme 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 operations research will be an added advantage.

Must have hands on experience in 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.

These are challenging opportunities for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.


3. Project Manager.

The position under the DANIDA funded programme is based in Nairobi, while that funded under Comic Relief is based in Makueni.

Both report to the Child and Reproductive Health (CRH) Programme Manager.

Purpose of the Job

To provide managerial guidance and technical leadership in the implementation and expansion of project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Provide overall leadership and project management through coordination and supervision of the implementation of project activities
·                     Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate project activities including writing technical reports for donors as well as for internal purposes
·                     Facilitate capacity building activities for the project implementation team and other stakeholders
·                     Lead in operations research, document and share results for advocacy in order to influence relevant policies and practices
·                     Work with program staff to document and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt
·                     Manage project resources including staff, finances and assets
·                     Develop and promote partnerships and networking with relevant stakeholders including but not limited to donors, relevant Government of Kenya Ministries and NGOs
·                     Ensure project integration and growth by participating in country office and program meetings
·                     Participate in the development of new concepts and proposals for fundraising
·                     Represent AMREF in partners and collaborators consultative meetings.
Qualifications and Competencies

The ideal candidate should have a Masters Degree in Public Health or relevant Social Sciences discipline with at least five years relevant work experience.

Must be ICT proficient, must be experienced in project management, operations research, monitoring and evaluation and implementation of community health strategy.

In addition, the ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator, team player and have visionary leadership.

These are challenging opportunities for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring lasting health change in Africa, please quote the position and reference number (KCO/HR/001/2012) 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 Friday, April 6, 2012.

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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