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NGO Jobs in Nairobi Kenya – Poverty Action

About Evidence Action: Evidence Action is a new organization working in partnership with Innovations for Poverty Action, (IPA), a nonprofit organization, to scale proven interventions to improve the lives of the poor in Africa and Asia. Rigor, evidence, and action are all part of the organizational values.

While Evidence Action continues to grow the pipeline of proven-interventions to bring to scale, its current programs in the Africa Region include:

Deworm the World Initiative (DtWI) actively supports the scale-up of school-based deworming programs worldwide to improve children’s health, education, and long-term development.

Dispensers for Safe Water is an entrepreneurial program scaling the chlorine dispenser system – a proven innovation that dramatically expands access to water treatment at an extremely low cost.

DtWI provides technical assistance to National School-Based Deworming Programme (NSBDP), which is implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) in 28 Counties and 143 Sub-Counties across Kenya. In the first year of the Programme (2012-2013), 5.9 million children were dewormed in over 13,000 schools in Nyanza, Western, Rift Valley, Coast and parts of Central regions.

Position: Associate - Communications and Media

Deadline to Apply: 19th June 2014

Start Date: ASAP

Location: Nairobi, Kenya with regular travel to the field

We are looking for a dynamic, engaged individual to join our team as an Associate, Communications and Media working within organization’s Programme Implementation Team.

The successful candidate will have a passion for communications, public relations, and media and driven by a mission to increase the presence of the NSBDP to all of its relevant partners.

Job Purpose: To strengthen the communications and media work of the Kenya National School-Based Deworming Programme by engaging the broader Kenyan public (including rural communities where the programme focuses treatment) through media outlets to raise NSBDP’s profile and objectives, primarily through communication tools, media/public relations and stakeholder events.

Management Responsibility

Description of Duties

Programme Communications:
  • Develop, design and review, in collaboration with the Programme Implementation team, non-technical programme materials, including: PowerPoint presentations, briefing materials, fact sheets, marketing materials, reporting templates, media materials, and other documents as assigned
  • Manage final layout and design of programme training materials, reports, and other documents as assigned
  • Support the process of drafting, editing and updating programme-specific donor and programme reports
  • Conceptualize and develop creative communication actions and tools for NSBDP
  • Assist in development and implementation of NSBDP’s communication strategy and report on the progress of implementation

Media/ Public Relations
  • Coordinate programme engagements with media (specifically radio) for community sensitization and mobilization for deworming, including:
  • Identifying appropriate national and local radio stations within treatment areas
  • Developing radio messages for use pre-Deworming Day
  • Developing and packaging media briefs and media packets
  • Participating in sensitization meetings with partner radio stations as directed by supervisor
  • Build and maintain relationships with various media houses within all treatment areas and maintain communication lines at during relevant moments during implementation
  • Provide updates/reports on media relationships to NSBDP governance structure
  • Support the development of programmatic media engagement protocols and guidelines and build the programme’s capacity on engagement with media
  • Support and strengthen internal and external communication and media work of NSBDP
  • Oversee, monitor and document media coverage of the NSBDP and press around deworming, child health/education, and other relevant areas
  • Develop communication messages, draft documents relevant to NSBDP’s work and disseminate to pertinent audiences via SMS platform, email, and other communication channels
  • Assist in organization and planning of meetings and events with relevant programme stakeholders, including Government of Kenya personnel, NTD experts, and media
  • Liaise with communication teams at Evidence Action to ensure NSBDP/DtWI is featured in the organization’s online and print documentation platforms (e.g. newsletters, brochures, blog) and social media outlets (Facebook and Twitter)

Accountability

Decision Making:
  • Guidance will be provided by the Senior Associate communications and media on any relevant decisions relating to the tasks within this portfolio.
  • Responsibility over data or information:
  • Has access to important and sometimes confidential programme data and information.

Responsibility over assets:
  • Computer, printer, office equipment, office furniture, media equipment within the programme

Required Qualifications

Professional qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree (and additional work experience) in communications, public relations, media, or related field

Relevant Experience and Key skills:
  • A minimum of 3 years work experience with developing media plans, working with media to (e.g. developing press kits, writing press release, managing media-focused events).
  • High-quality professional writing skills (ability to develop technical pieces and able to translate technical information into lay language)
  • Relationships with national and local media (within and outside of Nairobi) or ability to develop continuous relationships to maximize NSBDP visibility
  • Experience designing and editing documents and presentations using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher), Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop/Acrobat, and other editing/design software.

Personal Attributes
  • Quick to learn and capable of proactively developing new ideas to reach out to the programme’s various audiences
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to work effectively within a fast-paced work environment
  • Proven skill in negotiation and managing complex relationships
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills

Position: Associate, Implementation Cascade

Deadline to Apply: 19th June 2014

Start Date: ASAP

Location: Nairobi, with regular travel to the field

We are looking for a dynamic, engaged individual to join our team as an Associate, Implementation Cascade, working within organization’s Programme Implementation team.

The successful candidate will have a passion for programme coordination and driven by a mission to continually improve the quality of implementation and outcomes.

Job Purpose: To contribute to the coordination of field activities of the Kenya National School-Based Deworming Programme by working closely with counties and sub-counties.

The position holder will ensure that the training cascade is effectively delivered and that treatment data generated after all deworming activities are submitted for analysis.

This role has to work closely with the training, supply chain, logistics and communication teams to ensure programme plans are executed at the counties and districts.

Description of Duties

Cascade planning and implementation
  • Negotiate with CDEs on receipt of materials by their offices, their storage and final dispatch to districts and follow up on whether they received these materials
  • Communicate with DMOHs to inform them about arrival of drugs at their regional depots, the dates when they should start collecting the drugs and the funds available for this exercise
  • Fast track any challenges faced by DMOHs regarding drugs and respond accordingly. These may include:
  • Accessing tab-pick up forms and filling them
  • Accessing funds for drug pick up
  • Completing accountability documents
  • Connecting with KEMSA depot
  • Accessing the right quantity of drugs by DMOH or schools
  • Expiry date and batch number issues
  • Redistribution or transfer of drugs between districts
  • Monitor delivery of drugs to TTSs to ensure all schools receive sufficient drugs for DD
  • Follow up events of deworming day for any reports of SAE for schistosomiasis treating districts and report the same to the supervisor
  • Plan and implement county meetings, district trainings, CHEW forums, teacher trainings, deworming days
  • Oversee full implementation of the reverse cascade (return of treatment data, tablet accountability documents, financial accountability documents)
  • Update school treatment lists for schistosomiasis
  • Communicate schistosomiasis targeting with the districts
  • Participate in the planning and execution of programme trainings and meetings.
  • Accompany GoK and other external partners to monitoring visits as may be assigned by the supervisor to help support with a better understanding of the programme’s implementation

Reporting:
  • Contribute to the writing programme and donor reports as assigned by the supervisor
  • Document any unique features from counties and districts that may require special attention from the programme
  • Document lessons learnt, challenges from cascade implementation activities and provide suggestions/recommendations to the supervisor for programme adjustments for future implementation approaches and activities

Accountability

Decision Making:
  • Guidance will be provided by the Project Manager: Implementation on any relevant decisions relating to the tasks within this portfolio
  • Responsibility over data or information:
  • Has access to important and sometimes confidential programme data and information

Responsibility over assets:
  • Computer, printer, office equipment, office furniture

Required Qualifications

Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Anthropology or any other social sciences from a recognized University.
  • Masters in the relevant field will be desirable.

Relevant Experience and Key skills:
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in coordinating education or health projects and working with communities
  • Past experience in implementation of large scale programmes.
  • Experience working with County and District government officials in planning and implementing programmes
  • Experience in working with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education in public health/ and school health interventions
  • Experience in developing programme work plans and budgets, donor and government reports and documentation of lessons learnt
  • Experience in development of training materials

Personal Attributes
  • Strategic thinker with a passion for innovations
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced working environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work as a part of a team and across multiple groups
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Quick to learn and capable of proactively developing new ideas to reach out to the Programme’s various audiences
  • Proven skill in negotiation and managing complex relationships
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills


Position: Associate - Implementation Logistics

Deadline to Apply: 19th June 2014

Start Date: ASAP

Location: Nairobi, with regular travel to the field

We are looking for a dynamic, engaged individual to join our team as an Associate, Implementation Logistics working within organization’s Programme Implementation team. The successful candidate will have a passion for logistics and driven by a mission to offer cost effective solutions and timely support for implementation of the NSBDP.

Job Purpose: To coordinate supply and team logistics for the National School-Based Deworming Programme.

This role works very closely with the team members (Programme Associate: Supply chain, Programme Associate; Budgeting and Costing, Programme Associate: Cascade Implementation, Procurement, and Finance and Administration) to ensure successful delivery of programme supplies and teams to the field and that the field teams are sufficiently supported logistically to deliver trainings and deworming days.

Description of Duties

Transportation and Travel:
  • Engage a transporter identified by the procurement team to deliver training materials and tablet poles to the field
  • Work with an appointed MoH official in organizing transport and accompaniment for drugs to regional KEMSA depots
  • Create and manage customized transport and logistical itineraries for delivery of programme materials, master trainers and drugs to districts
  • Liaise with the programme coordination team to ensure the decisions for movement of materials drugs and people to programme sites is both efficient and timely
  • In liaison with the training team, develop and communicate both inter and intra district movements for programme trainers optimizing partner relationships to bring about efficiency and cost-savings from the national to the school level in liaison with the larger DtWI Team
  • Work with the procurement team in identifying programme vendors with the goal of ensuring listed vendors meet the requirements of efficient programme delivery
  • Engage and monitor programme transport vendors to deliver training materials, tablet poles, programme trainers, and other related programme deliverables to the right programme sites
  • Maintain healthy relationships with vendors and service providers such as transport companies, hotels, training venues and other vendors relevant to Programme Implementation
  • Initiate and manage all programme communications relating to movement of materials, drugs and trainers to programme districts
  • Support the procurement team in the purchase of programme promotional materials e.g. banners, fliers, T-shirts, bags etc.

Programme support:
  • Contribute to review of training materials at all stages of implementation and provide input related to programme logistics
  • Support in the planning and execution of events to advocate on behalf of the program or to advance its mission such as Annual Programme Review
  • Participate in programme strategy development meetings and contribute logistical implications of proposed decisions
  • Consolidate and continuously update observations and lessons learned from all logistics activities and share with the broader DtWI team for programme improvement and for donor reporting
  • Participate in the planning and execution of programme training activities and meetings

Accountability

Decision Making:
  • Guidance will be provided by the Project Manager: Implementation on any relevant decisions relating to the tasks within this portfolio.

Responsibility over data or information:
  • Has access to important and sometimes confidential programme data and information

Responsibility over assets:
  • Computer, printer, office equipment, office furniture

Required Qualifications

Professional qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in logistics or supply chain management or Business Administration or any other related field from a recognized university. Masters in the field is relevant.
  • Relevant Experience and Key skills:
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in coordinating logistical components of a large or fast passed project/programme
  • Experience working with local or international NGO

Personal Attributes
  • A fast and strategic thinker
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced working environment including support in managing the teams’ logistical requirements
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work as a part of a team and across multiple groups
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Quick to learn and capable of proactively developing new ideas to reach out to the Programme’s various audiences
  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills with an ability to manage complex relationships
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills

To apply:

Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address.

Your CV should include details about your academic qualifications and any relevant work experience.

Applications can be submitted by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org  please ensure that the subject line reads: “Associate-Implementation Logistics” REF NO: Evidence Action-2014-05-01.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by phone and email for an interview.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a ROLLING BASIS


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Associate-Implementation Logistics. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that Evidence Action will never request any form of payment from an applicant. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org.

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