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Massive Recruitment at Goldstar Kenya


Through the APHIAplus Nuru ya Bonde and APHIA plus Health, Communications and Marketing projects, Goldstar Kenya is building the capacity of private practitioners to provide comprehensive and integrated HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment services that are in line with Government of Kenya health strategies and national standards. 

We seek qualified candidates for the following positions.

Data Management Assistants 

 (2 Positions)
Location: Nairobi & Nyanza
Reference No: GSKenya-DMA-049

Basic Function:
  • The Data Management Assistant will be responsible for organizing, entering data into Gold Star (GS) Kenya database systems and filling of data forms appropriately to ensure security of records and timely and accurate reporting. 
  • S/he will be required to maintain data confidentiality and integrity for GS Kenya as directed. 
  • S/he will work directly with the Senior Technical Officer (STO), M&E based in Nairobi who will provide directions and guidance in data management.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Liaises with STO, M&E to ensure consistent supply of data collection tools for GS Kenya activities and other M&E resources as required.
  • Ensures timely entry of GS Kenya data into project databases in line with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and USG data management guidelines,
  • Responsible for ensuring data quality is maintained during entry.Supports the STO, M&E in data cleaning.
  • Support the STO, M&E in planning and implementation of data reviews.
  • Runs basic data analysis and summaries as required from time to time.
  • Ensures filling of GS Kenya records and reports appropriately.
  • Maintains data confidentiality and security.
  • Assists in collecting data from providers.
  • Builds the capacity of providers to collect and report data on community unit activities
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor from time to time
Minimum Requirements:

Diploma in Statistics/Health Information Systems/Information Technology with at least 2 years’ experience in data management work. 

Computer proficiency in word processing, in MS Office Suite, Epi Info and familiarity with SPSS preferred.

Driver

Location:–Nairobi
Reference No: GSKenya-DR-050

Basic Function:
  • To provide driving and logistical services to the Family Health International (FHI 360) Kenya office and Gold Star (GS Kenya). 
  • Maintain the organizations’ vehicles in a clean and serviceable condition perform minor preventive maintenance and safety checks on a daily basis and inform the supervisor of discrepancies.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Drives staff and visitors to meetings and appointments with due caution andcourtesy as assigned.
  • Maintains vehicle in good condition, including cleaning inside and outside of the vehicle and engine check-up.
  • Ensures proper fluid levels, good tire condition, and insurance certificates are up to date.
  • Ensures current driving license for self and appropriate licensing, inspections and registrations for vehicles.
  • Assists with logistical matters, e.g., deliveries, visa applications, picking up and collecting mail from post office and other errands as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Finance Assistant

Location: Nairobi
Reference No: GSKenya-FA-048

Basic Function:

Under the supervision of the Finance and Administration (F&A) Manager and being a team member of the F&A unit, maintains the office accounting in accordance with Gold Star (GS Kenya) financial control policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assists the F&A Manager with timely completion of accounting and financialreporting requirements for submission to the funding agencies.
  • Coordinates with staff on travel advances to ensure that travel advances are cleared within the allowable time.
  • Reviews travel claims of GS Kenya staff and consultants for correctness and verifies that claims conform to travel authorizations and regulations regarding routings, per diem, accommodation, and use of proper transportation.
  • Assists the F&A Manager with verification of vouchers/invoices submitted to GS Kenya for payment.
  • Tracks and monitors monthly routine bills/ invoices, i.e., telephone, electricity, etc., to ensure payments are processed on time.
  • Responsible for petty cash management.
  • Responsible for tracking and recording VAT payments and reimbursements under USG funding.
  • Maintains all office and project financial accounting files. This includes accounts payable, checking accounts, consultant contracts, travel expenses, and all subproject contracts, agreements and amendments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Minimum Requirements:
  • At least a CPA Part 1 or II. 
  • Minimum 3-5 years of progressive working experience in similar environment with adequate exposure to project accounting, financial management, including budgeting, grants and contracts. 
  • Understanding of financial records reconciliation. 
  • Must have demonstrable hands-on experience with an accounting system. Experience with USAID-funded programs preferred. 
  • Experience working with an international organization and a university degree in Commerce or Business Accounting will be an added advantage.

Technical Officer – Clinical Mentor

Location: Nakuru
Reference No: GSKenya-TOCM-047

Basic Function:

Provides training, on-site technical supportive supervision, mentorship, coaching and regular updates to Gold Star Network (GSN) service providers in the area of integrated HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment, including male circumcision. 

Responsible for working closely with service providers that Gold Star (GS) Kenya engages with to ensure that the quality of prevention, care and treatment is sustained across the program as defined by the Ministry of Health (MOH) quality standards and national guidelines.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provides training, supportive supervision, mentorship, on-site coaching and updates to GSN service providers to ensure patients receive quality HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment services according to the national guidelines and standards.
  • Supports GSN service providers by recommending relevant prevention, care and treatment for the patients with opportunistic infections and recommend initiation of ART treatment in accordance with the MOH recommended guidelines.
  • Offers mentorship to GSN service providers attending to HIV-infected individuals.
  • Coordinates and provides needed programmatic support to ensure GSN providers with high patient workloads and poor performing sites in terms of initiating patients on treatment are mentored and the necessary skills and confidence are transferred to the clinicians.
  • Supports providers to institute systems for inter- and intra-facility referrals.
  • Ensures quality of care is attained for patients seeking the services.
  • Ensures documentation of appropriate services rendered to the patients is done in the relevant service registers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Minimum Requirements:

MD/MB ChB registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board with 3- 5 years work experience with at least 2 years of experience working in a health facility offering HIV comprehensive care and treatment, demonstrable knowledge of HIV and TB knowledge and the various interventions being offered to prevent and control the morbidity and mortality arising from the infections will be an added advantage


Finance and Administration Manager

Location: Nairobi
Reference No: GSKenya-FAM-046

Basic Function:

The Finance and Administration Manager will be responsible for the everyday finance and administrative management of Gold Star (GS) Kenya, which includes overseeing and providing supervision support to the finance and administration staff, developing and monitoring project budgets and pipelines, supervising and leading procurement, purchasing, human resources (HR), and contracts and grants (C&G), ensuring adherence to funder rules and regulations, taking the leadership role in the development of sub-agreements including budgets as well as monitoring of sub-recipient financial reports, and supervising the capacity building of implementing partners.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Supervises and builds the capacity of the GS Kenya finance and administration staff.
  • Oversees finance, procurement/purchasing, C&G, and HR to ensure compliance with USAID and other funder rules, regulations and requirements.
  • Develops project budgets and monitor expenditures and pipelines.
  • Prepares financial reports for funders as required.
  • Ensures compliance with USAID and other funder rules and regulations.
  • Develops and reviews budgets for partner sub-agreements.
  • Reviews recipient monthly financial reports.
  • Supervises the capacity building of implementing partner accountants.
  • Reviews and monitors financial records of implementing partners.
  • Facilitates external and/or funding agency auditors on their auditing assignments or special assignments.
  • Provides leadership and direction in ensuring efficient and effective utilization of administrative office resources and ensures employees work in an environment conducive to their professional satisfaction and development.
  • Provides leadership in ensuring the application of procurement procedures and that they are continuously reviewed to ensure efficient and effective support and are compliant with the funder requirements.
  • Provides direction, oversight and interpretation of policies and procedures that guide the day-to-day operations for GS Kenya.
  • Reviews and recommends updates to operations policy manuals as required.
  • Provides technical direction and oversight on compliance issues relating to HR, procurement and administrative procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Minimum Requirements:
  • MBA/MA/MS with 5-7 years of progressive work experience, or BA/BCom/BS with 7-9 years working experience. 
  • Must be a CPA (K). 
  • Experience in managing an administrative function, with adequate exposure to project accounting, financial management including budgeting, C&G, HR, and procurement. Strong experience in C&G is a must. 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and computer skills in MS Office Suite. 
  • Experience working with an international organization will be an added advantage. 
  • Experience with USAID-funded programs is a plus.

Senior Technical Officer, Pharmacist

Location: Nairobi
Reference No: GSKenya-STOP-045

Basic Function:

Responsible for strengthening and managing the pharmaceutical commodity management system for Gold Star (GS) Kenya working in close collaboration and partnership with established public and private sector supply chain systems supporting integrated RH/FP, MNCH, TB, HIV and malaria programs. 

S/He will mentor and support capacity building of health service providers on pharmaceutical management information systems, pharmacovigilance tools and provide policy and technical updates in support of current national guidelines for the priority high impact interventions on HIV/TB management including ART.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic management and oversight of the pharmaceutical commodity management system for a national network of private sector providers franchisedby the Gold Star Network (GSN).
  • Develop and foster partnerships and collaborative relationships with public sector commodity supply systems and private sector suppliers of essential commodities to the GSN.
  • Strengthen the logistical arrangements for private providers to access and account for the essential commodities.
  • Monitor the use of the pharmaceutical commodities by the private providers in the network by providing mentorship and coaching to service providers on inventory management (quantification, requisition, storage, expiry tracking and reporting).
  • Provide updates to service providers on pharmaceutical management information system (PMIS) and the use of current tools
  • Provide updates to the service providers on the revised HIV/TB treatment and ART policies, service guidelines and facilitate the development of treatment standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Provide mentorship and coaching on ART adherence preparation of new patients, medication use, counseling and the use of the ART dispensing tool (where applicable).
  • Provide supportive supervision on monitoring ART and TB treatment adherence (using multiple approaches).
  • Provide support in counter-checking provider prescribing practices, use of appropriate formulations, documentation and reporting of adverse drug interactions.
  • Support quality assurance and improvement initiatives for rational drug use amongst the network providers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from a recognized university with at least 7-9, Master’s degree in same field with 5-7 years relevant work experience in providing support to a busy integrated TB/HIV/Malaria (including ART) program.
  • Registered with the Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board. 
  • In-service update training on TB, malaria and HIV care/ART, Commodity Management (and preferably TOT experience).Continuous use of the ARV Dispensing Tool (ADT). 
  • Experience in mentoring and supervision of other pharmacy staff on inventory management, rational use, quantification and pharmacovigilance. 
  • Demonstrated management of a commodity management system to support a busy clinical program. Experience working with the private sector (NGO/FBO/Private for Profit) is an added advantage.

Senior Technical Officer-M&E

Location: Nairobi
Reference No: GSKenya-STOME-044

Basic Function:

Undertakes functions for the overall management and coordination of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for Gold Star (GS) Kenya, focusing specifically on systems for collecting data for measuring project implementation, effectiveness, quality assurance, documentation and reporting. 

The position overseas implementation of data management and M&E activities in accordance with guidelines stipulated by the funder and regularly updates project staff on progress towards implementation of the work plan and designing methods for demonstrating program outputs, outcomes and impact.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manages and coordinates implementation of M&E for GS Kenya.
  • Supervises and provide guidance to Data Management staff.
  • Leads development of quality assurance systems for GS Kenya to ensure data quality.
  • Provides direction and technical assistance to GS Kenya in developing strategic and implementation plans.
  • Ensures appropriate data collection tools and systems are in place and being used correctly to collect required and accurate data for performance, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Oversees and guides development the management information systems and project databases.
  • Prepares and reviews program performance monitoring plans (PMP) as required by funders.
  • Operationalizes the PMP, including data collection and verification and prepares project performance and data reports as required.
  • Identifies M&E technical assistance (TA) needs of providers, facilities and/or subrecipients and provides/organizes TA through training, mentorship, and/or on-site supervision.
  • Coordinates schedule of and participates in program monitoring visits/forums with other GS Kenya staff as necessary.
  • Ensures all relevant GS Kenya staffs are aware of and adhere to funder monitoring, evaluation and reporting guidelines and requirements.
  • Continuously reviews and advises on progress towards the achievement of targets.
  • Advises and promotes best practices in data management and M&E among GS staff and providers/facilities/sub-recipients.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Masters degree in Social Sciences or Public Health. Must have at least 5-7 years of experience in M&E.
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, databases, spreadsheets, including advanced skills in at least two of the following programs: SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, Stata, and MS Access. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability lead a team. Experience with USAID-funded programs is an advantage. 
  • Proven experience in HIV/TB/STI- and/or reproductive health-related research and/or surveillance is a plus. 
  • Flexibility to travel up to 25% time.

Associate Director

Location: Nairobi
Reference No: GSKenya-ED-043

Basic Function:

Provides technical and management oversight and leadership for Gold Star (GS) Kenya.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provides technical and managerial oversight and leadership in the implementation of GS Kenya Programs.
  • Manages GS Kenya staff.
  • Ensures technical quality of GS Kenya programs according to Government of Kenya (GoK) and donor standards.
  • Identifies and leads resource mobilization efforts for GS Kenya.
  • Represent GS Kenya among stake holders and funders.
  • Ensures the achievement of results for which GS Kenya is responsible under agreements with funders.
  • Ensures that project resources are utilized in accordance with applicable GS Kenya and funder policies, requirements, and procedures.
  • Ensures appropriate monitoring of projects to achieve financial, administrative, and programmatic goals.
  • Ensures production of timely and accurate financial and programmatic reports to funders as required.
  • Ensures that appropriate GS Kenya office policies and procedures are developed, implemented, and adhered to.
  • Recruits, orients and supervises staff.
  • Writes proposals, protocols, and papers, reports for submission to funders and/ or conferences, ensuring accuracy and appropriateness.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the Board.
Minimum Requirements:

MPH, MS/ MA in Social Science, Public Health or related field with 7-9 years relevant experience, PhD with 5-7 years including five years relevant supervisory experience and experience with private sector health services. Experience with USAID-funded programs is a plus.

Gold Star Kenya has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. 

Interested candidates are encouraged apply via email to: gskenya-hr@goldstarkenya.org. 

Please specify source in your application and quote the Reference # provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than November 2, 2012. 

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

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