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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) founded in 1971, is a non-profit organization with a mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. 

Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing and transitional countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact. 

Headquartered in the United States, we have operations in more than 30 countries and employ more than 2,000 people from over 73 nations. 

For more information please visit our website
MSH seeks to recruit highly motivated and result oriented individual for the following positions;

Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist - New Business Development (Africa)

(Local Hire Only)
If you love the fun of winning and the joy of accomplishing new results, apply today to this exciting opportunity!
The Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, New Business Development (Africa) to be based in Nairobi, Kenya, will source, generate leads, identify, screen, interview and recommend candidates to be included in MSH proposals in the African continent.

Work with the proposal team to recruit appropriate staff for the project that meets requirements, participating in all relevant proposal meetings 

S/he may also perform full-cycle recruiting to fill positions for the region.
Roles & Responsibilities
·                     Using innovative networking sources including employee referrals, work with hiring managers in the U.S. and overseas to fill positions.
·                     Identify and recruit a pipeline of key personnel candidates for new business proposals and will serve as the Staffing Specialist for the live proposal to the extent possible.
·                     Conduct initial interviews to determine suitability of candidates and make recommendations.
·                     Maintain an on-going relationship with candidates that may be best suited for future MSH open positions.
·                     Obtain information regarding HR practices in the local market, and benefits and compensation offered by local organizations.
·                     Prepare and keep up-to-date a staffing matrix using designated templates.
In addition, the Staffing Specialist, with support from the HR Partner as needed, New Business Development:
·                     Draft and post job descriptions based on the agreed upon organizational chart.
·                     Review the qualifications of candidates in past procurements for countries in Africa to look for patterns/ precedents on the qualifications Donor is seeking.
·                     Shortlist candidates for review by designated proposal team members.
·                     Prepare requisite letters of commitment, CVs, bio-data forms, and certifications for personnel named in the proposal as appropriate.
·                     Coordinate side meetings/conversations as follow up to daily huddles as necessary.
Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or related field.

A minimum of five years’ demonstrated success supporting recruiting for employee groups of 500+ employees, preferably in international locations; AIRS Certification strongly preferred. 

Solid recruiting, sourcing, research, and cold calling experience with wide variety of sourcing vehicles, including internet sourcing/advertising, direct sourcing, trade journal/newspaper advertising, employee referral campaigns, job fairs and outplacement firms. 

Hands on experience with applicant tracking systems.
Significant knowledge of HR and recruiting functions, practices, and approaches.
A people and strong collaborator with effective interpersonal communication skills who enjoys working across countries, cultures, and organizational units. 

Demonstrated ability to work, manage, and meet competing deadlines. 

Effective written and verbal communication skills required. 

Capable of managing conflict and conflicting views.

Willingness and ability to travel internationally and domestically. Proficiencies with Applicant Tracking Systems, MS Office Suite and Human Resources Information Systems. Fluency in French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic preferred.
Technical Advisor – Governance, Strategy and Resource Mobilization 

ID: 13-5439

Working under Leadership Management Sustainability (LMS Kenya) Project and reporting to the Technical Director, the Technical Advisor will be responsible for technical leadership through initiatives in governance, strategic planning, and resource mobilization. 

S/he will provide focused, high-quality technical assistance to partners and clients of the Leadership, Management and Sustainability (LMS) Program in Kenya.

S/he should be willing to travel within Kenya regularly.

Roles & Responsibilities
·                     Building and managing professional relationships with key stakeholders, and providing reliable, high-quality follow through on all obligations to clients and other parties.
·                     Assessing governance, strategic planning, and resource mobilization capacity building needs for both individuals and systems of Public Sector, FBOs, training institutions and other LMS/Kenya client organizations.
·                     Developing and/or reviewing tools and interventions as needed to address client needs, including manuals and new systems and providing direct technical assistance in these areas and guiding the adaptation of materials for the Kenya context.
·                     Contributing to the design, implementation, and review of strategies across multiple clients, utilizing existing resources, according to client’s greatest needs, with awareness of cultural and political sensitivities, and according to donor expectations and timeframes.
·                     Delivering diagnostic, training, mentoring, and other organizational development services to client  organizations within both the public and private sectors of Kenya, and coordinating with LMS partners offering similar service to client organizations.
·                     Designing and conducting learning opportunities for people serving in leading, managing, and governing roles in hospitals, health centers and other organizations within both the public and private sectors of Kenya (including face to face, webinars, workshops, and conferences)
·                     Participating in the consultant management process, including contributing to the development of scopes of work, providing quality assurance and review of deliverables.
Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate is required to have a master’s level education in public health, international development, organization development, public administration, management, social sciences or a related field. At least five (5) years of experience in managing public health programs in developing and transitioning countries.
S/he should have significant senior-level work experience in activities across the areas of leadership and management, specifically strategic planning, resource mobilization and governance with successful track record implementing interventions within the Kenyan health system.
S/he should have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, demonstrated leadership, and the ability to work collaboratively across technical disciplines.
The successful candidate should have familiarity with and understanding of USAID administrative procedures and regulations. In addition, s/he should be a strong team player with excellent interpersonal, facilitation, relationship-building, negotiating and influencing skills.
Financial Analyst

ID: 13-5440
Working under the Center for Pharmaceutical Management (CPM) and reporting to the Senior Finance Manager, the Finance Analyst will provide financial management support to CDC - Strengthening Public Health Laboratory. 

S/he will develop and monitor project and activity budgets. S/he should be willing to travel within Kenya regularly.

Roles & Responsibilities
·                     Participate in improving and maintaining project financial management systems.
·                     Developing routine and ad hoc reports for appropriate project senior staff to ensure the regular flow of relevant and accurate financial information for decision making using MSH Business information system (BIS) and Quick Books.
·                     Assist the technical team in developing work plan assumptions for budgeting. Developing and revising budgets for assigned portfolio in consultation with the Project Director and Senior Finance Manager
·                     Conducting thorough cost research as needed and monitoring accruals and incorporating them in relevant reports and analysis.
·                     Assisting the project staff in activity implementation, particularly in efficient liquidation and reporting of advances and in preparing accurate activity specific estimated budgets.
·                     Assisting in reviewing of project financial documents to ensuring accurate coding of expenses
Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate should have a Bachelors Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business management with at least CPA Part II. S/he should have at least three (3) years relevant working experience in Accounting/financial analysis and management. 

Project budget management experience and accounting familiarity is preferred.

S/he should be able to work independently with minimal supervision, ability to assess priorities, handle a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and able to meet competing deadlines with great attention to detail and quality.

In addition, s/he should have advanced spreadsheet skills with hands on experience with accounting or business information systems software. S/he should have excellent communication and interpersonal skill.

Familiarity with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or comparable United States Government regulatory environment and compliance requirements will be an added advantage.

Data Officer (2)

ID: 13-5441
Working under FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project and reporting to the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Advisor, the Data Officers will ensure implementation of a robust project data management system. 

S/he will ensure data submitted by CSOs is analyzed, and feedback and technical support in data management is provided to CSO for project improvement.. 

In addition, s/he will be responsible for maintaining an up to date data management system to inform project reporting.

Roles & Responsibilities
·                     Ensure timely submission of data by Civil Society Organizations partnering with FANIKISHA
·                     Provide timely feedback to CSOs on data quality.
·                     Conduct data quality assessments on submitted data, enter data into the project data management system and conduct analysis to inform project reporting and improvement.
·                     Working closely with the project teams to identify needs, gaps, and opportunities in the data collection tools and processes at project and CSO level.
·                     Support the implementation of a data management system to ensure submission of quality data by CSOs in a timely manner.
·                     Keep an up to date project data management system for the project
·                     Update the project data management Standard Operating Procedures to sustain quality
·                     Supporting data collection and management for non routine project surveys
·                     Generate relevant reports as required and provide support and feedback to the project technical teams as required.
·                     Support the management of the Kenya National Civil Society Portal for Health
·                     Assist the technical teams in data and information analysis and in the preparation of ad hoc reports for internal use as well as meeting donor reporting requirements.
Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate should have a degree in Health/Statistics or related field. S/he should have at least 3 years relevant professional working experience in an NGO environment.
S/he should have demonstrated analytical, communication, reporting and presentation skills. Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office Software applications is necessary. Demonstrated advanced skills in use of MS Excel and SPSS and experience in designing and conducting simple surveys will be an added advantage
In addition, s/he should have experience in providing technical assistance to CSOs in data management; s/he should be able to work under pressure independently with minimal supervision, have ability to assess priorities, handle a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and able to meet competing deadlines.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, and national origin, and citizenship, physical or mental handicap. 

For further detail and to apply for this position, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of our website at by August 31, 2012.

If you cannot apply online or have difficulty doing so, please email an explanation of your problem to 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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