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OVC Officer
 
Reports To: Program Manager
 
Location: Head Office (Kisumu)
 
Closing Date: 9th January, 2013

Omega Foundation is seeking to recruit an OVC Officer to perform the functions outlined below;

Main Purpose and Scope
 

The OVC Officer will be responsible for providing technical support and guidance to the affiliates and their constituent groups where this is applicable, to ensure sustainable OVC service delivery.
 
She/he will support the affiliates to facilitate, promote and ensure that the activities of the groups are linked to other locally available services within the government and other civil society organizations.
 
She/he will provide close supportive supervision and spot-checks to beneficiary and service delivery points (Schools, OF Service centres, communities etc).

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Build collaborative relationships within and outside Omega Foundation fraternity, particularly with the Ministry of Health; Ministry of Gender, Culture and Social Services; Ministry of Education and other stakeholders, and the donor communities.
  • Facilitate, guide and direct the CBOs in a proactive approach to planning and address identified OVC and caregiver needs.
  • Document all services provided to OVC and caregivers including lessons learnt, best practices, and case studies of most Significant Change sharing with partners for replication and up-scaling.
  • Participate, on behalf of the program manager, in county/local level AACs or other forums as may be appropriate.
  • Collate timely OVC monthly and quarterly progress reports ensuring quality standards are met.
  • Plan and oversee implementation of the education support to Omega supported OVC.
  • Develop detailed annual work-plan for OVC Care and support in the program implementation sites and participates in project evaluations and assessments.
  • In consultation with the Program Manager, M&E officer and other stakeholders, develop and implement OVC focused M & E tools friendly to all implementing stakeholders/ partners.
  • Facilitate needs assessments, survey design, data gathering and analysis, needs prioritization, strategy development, program design, supervision, monitoring and evaluation, training, and project redesign as appropriate.
  • Provide coordination for all OVC care and support activities including the establishment and supervision of affiliates involved in OVC work.
  • Coordinate implementation of OVC care programs with affiliates, and strengthen affiliate capacity to carry out sustainable OVC care and support programs.
  • Coordinate identification and support of OVC in the continuum of care, promoting mentorship for creating future leadership
  • Coordinate stigma reduction activities and work to get rid of obstacles to accessing health services.
  • Plan for and undertake follow-up trainings for area community care coalitions and stakeholders.
  • Plan and oversee capacity building of care-givers on community home-based support.
Critical Competencies
 
The incumbent must have strong analytical skills; have excellent interpersonal; communication, strong results orientation, organizational, creative and multitasking ability.

Proficient in Project Cycle management, aptitude for report writing and willing to work under pressure and within tight deadlines

Job Requirement (Knowledge / Skills Competencies)

Qualifications
  • Bachelors’ degree in Social work, or any other Social Development studies, or Diploma level education in Social work and community development..
  • At least two years of experience in community development work preferably in the field of community health with Orphans and Vulnerable Children
  • Knowledge and experience with NGO operations and community-based programming.
  • Psychosocial support and life skills training experience will be an added advantage.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially with community-based groups.
  • Knowledge and use of computer (MS office and Excel).
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team is essential.
  • Must demonstrate sound training expertise and skills in a cross-cultural setting
Desirable Characteristics
  • Mature and professional composure.
  • Highest level of honesty and integrity.
  • Desire to develop personally/professionally, willingness to learn, develop new skills, and take on more responsibilities.
  • Openness to working in a flexible work environment with fast evolving systems and procedures.
  • High level of initiative in improving the organization’s working environment.
  • Results oriented to the point that the person is willing to engage hands-on with duties of all variety.
Terms & Conditions
 
Applicants MUST quote current and expected salary.
 
One year contract – renewable depending on performance and availability of funds.
 

IT Intern
 
Reports To: Data Officer
 
Location: Head Office (Kisumu)
 
Closing Date: 9th January, 2013

Omega Foundation is seeking to recruit an Intern to perform the functions outlined below;

Main Purpose and Scope
 
Omega Foundation is increasingly relying on computer systems in all areas of its operations and decision-making processes. 

It is therefore crucial to ensure the correct running and maintenance of its IT system. The IT technical support intern will monitor and maintain the computer systems and networks of Omega Foundation. 

The incumbent will support the installation and configure computer/IT systems, diagnose hardware/software faults and solve technical and applications problems. 

This work will need the person to have an understanding on how information systems are used and applying technical knowledge related to computer hardware or software.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Installing, testing and upgrading new software  from time to time
  • Ensuring the anti-virus software is installed, properly configured, regularly updated and working properly on all PC and server stations
  • Maintaining server and network hardware
  • Supporting the roll-out of new applications and Setting up hardware.
  • Checking new computer equipment and installing as per requirements.
  • Maintaining computer peripheral equipment e.g. printers, scanners and projectors
  • Maintaining wireless networks, desktop and server computers
  • Providing technical support for hardware and software issues in the office
  • Setting up and maintaining backup system for file servers and in-office desktop computers
  • Participate in data entry and perform data cleaning.
  • Monitoring and maintaining computer systems and networks;
  • Setting up new users' accounts and profiles and dealing with password issues;
  • Providing support, including procedural documentation and relevant reports;
  • Conducting electrical safety checks on computer/IT equipment
  • Testing and evaluating new technology;
  • Installing and configuring computer systems
Critical Competencies
 
The incumbent must be knowledgeable in use of computers and accessing internet resources and have excellent interpersonal; communication, strong results orientation, organizational, creative, multitasking and analytical skills. 

Ability to facilitate staff trainings will be a desired advantage.

Job Requirement (Knowledge / Skills Competencies)
 
Qualifications
 
A minimum of a Diploma IT, Computer Science and demonstrable experience in IT support, data entry and management.

Skills required
  • Experience in  Database use and Data management,
  • Communication and analytical skills,
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, databases, spreadsheets, including advanced skills especially statistical analysis using SPSS, Ms Access, Excel, Epi Info, among others,
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and within strict timelines,

Economic Empowerment Officer
 
Reports To: Program Manager
 
Location: Head Office (Kisumu)
 
Closing Date: 9th January, 2013

Omega Foundation is seeking to recruit an Economic Empowerment Officer to perform the functions outlined below;

Main Purpose and Scope
 
The incumbent is responsible for providing technical support and guidance to the affiliates and their constituent groups where this is applicable, to ensure vibrant and sound enterprises exist and grow to meet market demands and increase household incomes.
 
She/he will support the affiliates to facilitate, promote and ensure that the activities of the groups are linked to other locally available services within the government and other civil society organizations.
 
She/he will provide close supportive supervision and spot-checks to beneficiary and service delivery points (Schools, OF Service centres, communities etc).

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate, appraise and mentor Staff, CBOs and individuals in  pursuit of economic freedom,
  • Assist OF, affiliates and individuals in the identification of economic opportunities in various value-chains
  • Facilitate entrepreneurship skills transfer for program staff, partners, affiliates and stakeholders through trainings and other necessary means.
  • Provide technical support to staff of affiliates to ensure quality and timely implementation of all program activities;
  • Initiate linkage to micro-finance and other lending institutions for enterprise sustainability
  • Work closely with advocacy department at OF to mount lobby and advocacy initiatives targeting microfinance and other lending institutions for friendlier loaning services to CBOs, Support groups and individual enterprises.
  • Preparation of timely monthly, quarterly and end of year reports for the program; develop work plans, project briefs, case stories and other documentation that will result into quality reporting, profiling and lessons sharing for enhancing the program strategy.
  • Facilitate the development, preparation and review of entrepreneurship training materials as appropriate (hand outs, exercises, presentations etc)
  • Through regular needs assessment targeting OF supported schools and other OVC institutions, identify potential IGA opportunities for funding to ensure program sustainability.
  • Commission and coordinate surveys, appraisals, reviews and operation research activities towards learning and showcasing best practice in OF economic empowerment programming,
  • Establish business and market linkages for OF, affiliates and individuals producing goods or offering services to increase productivity and incomes
  • Provide support to CBO focal persons to ensure effective implementation of project activities, follow up, and mentor project beneficiaries to enhance success of new and  ongoing enterprises
  • Conduct routine field visits to affiliates and business visits for project beneficiaries to offer technical assistance to support implementation and monitor achievement of project outcomes.
Critical Competencies
 
The incumbent must have strong analytical skills; have excellent interpersonal communication skills; strong results orientation; as well as impeccable organizational, creative and multitasking ability.

Proficiency in Project cycle management; aptitude for report writing and willingness to work under pressure and within tight deadlines will be added advantage.

Job Requirement (Knowledge / Skills Competencies)

 
Qualifications
  • Bachelors’ degree or Diploma level education in Business Management /Entrepreneurship studies, Social work and or community development.
  • At least 2 years of experience in community development work preferably in the field of enterprise development
  • Knowledge and experience with NGO operations and community-based programming
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially with community-based groups.
  • Knowledge and Use of computer (Ms Office)
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team is essential
  • Must demonstrate sound training expertise and skills in a cross-cultural setting
Skills required
  • Mature and professional composure
  • Highest level of honesty and integrity
  • Desire to develop personally/professionally, willingness to learn, develop new skills, and take on more responsibilities.
  • Openness to working in a flexible work environment with fast evolving systems and Procedures
  • High level of initiative in improving the organization’s working environment
  • Results oriented to the point that the person is willing to engage hands-on with duties of all variety
Terms & Conditions
 
Applicants MUST quote current and expected salary.
 
One year contract – renewable depending on performance and availability of funds.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit application with CV and testimonials to:

The Human Resources Office,
Omega Foundation,
P.O. Box 3246-40100,
Kisumu, Kenya.

Deadline: 9th January, 2013.
 
E-mail applications should be addressed to info@omegafoundation.or.ke and copy to omegafoundation384@gmail.com

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