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NGO Jobs in Kericho Kenya - Walter Reed Project

Walter Reed Project, HIV Program Kericho, in collaboration with Kenya Medical Research Institute and Henry Jackson Foundation, is seeking to recruit qualified persons to fill the following positions.

1. Assistant HIV Prevention Manager (MARPs, MC) 

Vacancy No. SR 075
Key Responsibilities:
Reporting to the HIV Prevention Manager, the officer will assist the HIV Prevention Manager to coordinate HIV Prevention interventions, particularly Male Circumcision (MC), and programs targeting Most At Risk Populations (MARPs) in the South Rift Valley Region.

The position involves working with PEPFAR partners, relevant stakeholders, and government departments to ensure provision of quality HIV prevention services. 

S/he will also offer Technical Support and Supervision to SRV PEPFAR partners on MARPs programs and activity implementation amongst other assigned duties.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in social sciences or other relevant field. Masters in Public Health would be an added advantage.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Be conversant with National Policies and Guidelines in HIV prevention, particularly on MC and MARPs interventions.
  • Training in project management and Research/ Basic Program Evaluation, data analysis and interpretation is desired.
2. SRV PMTCT Technical Advisor 

Vacancy No. SR 076
Key Responsibilities:
  • Participate in planning and implementing HIV Care and Treatment services in PMTCT settings in our facilities.
  • Represent the program in National PMTCT technical working groups and train/mentor staff on PMTCT related areas.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress of supported program areas to inform program design and prioritization of needs.
  • Liaise with MOH officials and other stakeholders and give technical assistance to the MOH on PMTCT/ EID matters.
  • Develop and implement strategies for new program areas such as EMTCT.
  • (Prepare budgets, work plans, reports and other technical papers as needed.
Minimum Requirements:
  • MBChB Degrees from a recognized university. Masters in Public Health is an added advantage.
  • Registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners & Dentists Board.
  • Three years’ experience in HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment, PMTCT or Reproductive Health.
  • Be conversant with National policies and guidelines in HIV, PMTCT and Reproductive Health.
  • Leadership skills with ability to nurture good working relationships with partner institutions and other stakeholders.
  • Training and experience in Mentorship and Quality Improvement programs will be a distinct advantage.
3. Accountant 

Vacancy No. SR 077
Key Responsibilities:
  • Work with partner institutions to ensure timely submission of periodic financial reports as per contractual requirements.
  • Facilitate partner financial reviews through HJF’s financial framework and manage administrative and contractual financial matters associated with sub contracted partner institutions.
  • Review financial reports and accompanying documentation from partner institutions for accuracy and compliance.
  • Support partner institutions on projects’ fund management issues amongst other assigned duties.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Business Administration and CPA (K), or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in donor fund management, grants financial reporting and liquidation of partner advances.
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks accounting system is preferred.
  • Experience in a research set-up and basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS are added advantages.
4. Warehouse Manager

Vacancy No. SR 078
Key Responsibilities:
The Warehouse Manager will be in charge of all Warehouse operations. 

S/he will oversee the efficient receipt, storage and dispatch of goods. 

S/he will manage staff, ensuring workplace health and safety requirements, and oversee smooth operations at the warehouse including the security of the building and stock. 

S/he will develop operational SOPs and recommend layout and space management of the warehouse, control inventory levels and prepare periodic reports.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Relevant Bachelors degree and a diploma in supplies management.
  • At least three years experience managing a busy warehouse preferably in a hospital/medical research setup.
  • Must have a valid and current certificate of good conduct, and knowledge in relevant stock monitoring software.
  • Demonstrate leadership capabilities, honesty and ability to work with minimum supervision.
5. Laboratory Technologist

Vacancy No. SR 079
Key Responsibilities:
  • Collect specimens from subjects and performs tests and sample analyses in: chemistry, Hematology, parasitology,microbiology, immunology and urinalysis. Also prepares samples for storage and maintains specimen inventory.
  • Verifies the validity of all submitted samples for specimen acceptability, labeling and evaluates correct specimen for the tests requested; performs QA/QC activities and reviews all tests results for accuracy and consistency.
  • Performs calibration, standardization and routine maintenance on laboratory instruments among other assigned roles.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Degree or Higher Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences or equivalent.
  • Must be registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians Board.
  • At least two years experience in a busy medical laboratory and good knowledge of lab operations and procedures.
  • Previous experience in research and knowledge of HIV / AIDS related issues are added advantages.
Terms of service: Contract for 1 year, renewable as per KEMRI Scheme of Service.
To apply, submit your application letter, resume, testimonials, copies of certificates and day time telephone contact(s) no later than March 14, 2013 to:
The Human Resources Manager
“The Walter Reed Project” / KEMRI
P.O. Box 1357 - 20200; Hospital Road; 
Kericho, Kenya
Indicate clearly the position title and vacancy number. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Walter Reed Project, HIV Program is an equal opportunity employer.

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