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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Beyond Zero Campaign

The Beyond Zero Campaign is premised on the philosophy of harnessing the convening power of Her Excellency, the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, to ensure that all Kenyan mothers deliver safely, and their children are healthy and HIV free through:

  • Institutionalizing and strengthening existing health and community systems
  • Mobilizing the contributions of private and public sectors and development partners
  • Catalyzing innovation and accelerating action by stakeholders and political leaders
The Campaign is now spearheaded by a National Steering Committee providing multi-disciplinary strategic leadership for delivery of the First Lady’s Strategic Framework through the Ministry of Health. 

In an effort to fulfill its mandate, the Beyond Zero Campaign now seeks to fill the following position:

Finance and Administrative Officer
Grade 4

The Finance and Administrative Assistant shall coordinate \ and maintains general operational and administrative functions of the Secretariat
Duties and responsibilities
S/he works in close liaison with the NACC Finance and Administration Department to:
  • Ensure compliance for budgets, activity reporting, petty cash management at the Secretariat;
  • Procure for office supplies and equipment
  • Implement finance and administrative sub-systems to enhance functioning of the Secretariat
  • Coordinate transport as required
  • S/he provides operations and administrative support for the Head of the Campaign, Management committee and coordinates NSC Steering Committee and Technical Advisory meeting logistics
  • Provide good quality drafts, reports, minutes of meetings, edit and disseminate as required
  • Adherence to the laid down human resource policies
  • Coordinates employee appraisals and evaluations
Professional qualifications and relevant experience
  • Served in a comparable position for at least five (5) years;
  • A Masters degree in either Business Administration (MBA), Economics, Finance, Commerce or equivalent and relevant qualifications in a financial related discipline from a recognized university;
  • Member of Institutes of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) K or Certified Public Secretaries or other relevant profession;
  • Computer application skills; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
Key skills
  • Strong organization skills and experience
  • Good administrative capacity
  • Experience in fund or cost accounting, budgeting, computerized bookkeeping, and computer user support
  • Should have personnel experience, including benefits administration, and supervision.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • An analytical mind and the ability to create organizational and financial systems to support the setting up of a new project

Programme Officer, Technical Support
Grade 4
The officers shall be responsible for monitoring and evaluation, delivery of the work plan with close liaison with the Technical Advisory Team and guide partners in areas of technical support required for the Campaign

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Liaise with partners and stakeholders to ensure that all technical aspects of the National Steering Committee work-plan are delivered in a timely manner
  • Design and implement a Monitoring and Evaluation plan for the NSC work-plan
  • Closely work with the Technical Advisory Team and Ministry of Health and facilitate their activities for delivery of the work-plan
  • Develop strategies, operational guidance and tools to facilitate implementation of the NSC work-plan
  • Support proposal development for resource mobilization
  • Prepare timely and quality reports of activities and resources
  • Facilitate quarterly work-plan reviews and continuous follow up with all stakeholders
Professional qualifications and relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in health or other development-related field
  • In-depth understanding of maternal health, gender, HIV/AIDS issues in Kenya
  • A minimum of 5 years of programme management and technical supervision of teams
  • Knowledge of development frameworks, donor liaison and management.
Key Skills
  • Demonstrated experience in managing Monitoring and Evaluation programme
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Excellent inter-personal and negotiation skills
  • Ability to facilitate and guide teams to work together
  • Balanced and intuitive decision-making
  • Proven results-based programme development, organization and management
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate emerging needs and turn them into actionable priorities for the different team members
  • Good understanding of electronic communications and standard office computer software

Head, Communications, Public Relations and Knowledge Management Officer
The officer shall be responsible to for advocacy and communications strategy of the Campaign, be well spoken and ensure continued mobilization and catalyzation of action on HIV, maternal and child health nationally and globally.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Implement a communications strategy for Beyond Zero to ensure continued acceleration towards reduced HIV infections, healthy deliveries across Kenya
  • Collate the results achieved and information from different stakeholders and share them nationally and globally
  • Lead implementation of the advocacy agenda of the Beyond Zero Campaign
  • Turn events and technical information related to Beyond Zero to creative products for dissemination
  • Contribute to the documentation for Kenya’s MDG report in line with the achievements of the Beyond Zero Campaign
  • Manage public relations, the press and media
  • Develop messages for the campaign and promote the Beyond Zero brand
  • Oversee documentation of Beyond Zero’s lessons and the impact of the National Steering Committee, the First Lady’s Strategy on stakeholder engagement for Kenya’s achievement of HIV, maternal and child health goals
  • Manage the social media platform for Beyond Zero
  • Develop a knowledge management system for collection, collation, transformation of information into usable products for different audiences, dissemination and measurement of impact
  • Develop and update annual reports, brochures, fact sheets, website
  • Provide communication in editing, drafting and proof reading of all communication relating to Beyond Zero, from the Secretariat, NACC or the National Steering Committee
  • Contribute to preparing reports and proposals for resource mobilization
Professional qualifications and relevant experience
  • Over 7 years’ experience working in communications with excellent public relations skills and with experience in a supervision position
  • Master’s Degree in a Communications and related fields
Key Skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Demonstrated ability to turn events into high quality, easy to follow products and publications and disseminate them for highest impact
  •  A track record of utilizing communication to position an agenda and generate public interest and catalyze action to achieve tangible outcomes
  • Sound Information Technology (IT) and media skills
  • Ability to work both independently, work quickly and efficiently under pressure especially when facing tight deadlines and work as a member of a team and set own work plan, meet deadlines and balance competing priorities.

Coordinator, Beyond Zero Campaign
Grade 2
The Coordinator of the Beyond Zero Campaign and shall execute the work-plan of the National Steering Committee, chaired by the Cabinet Secretary of Health that is responsible for mobilizing and catalyzing partnerships to deliver on HIV control, maternal and child health in Kenya.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Execute Beyond Zero Campaign goals and objectives
  • Execute the work-plan as approved by the National Steering Committee
  • Resource mobilization and fundraising for sustainability
  • Execute the advocacy and communications plan of the Beyond Zero Campaign
  • Liaise with and support joint work-planning with relevant National and County Government Agencies in delivering of the Mobile Clinics by the First Lady
  • Facilitate engagement with Counties and stakeholders to accelerate the attainment of Goals of the National Steering Committee
  • Work to promote and uphold the work, spirit and the good name and reputation of the Beyond Zero Campaign
  • Liaison, partnership development and management with Government Agencies, communities, civil society, faith based, private sector, the public sector and development partners
  • Responsible for budgets, resource management and day to day running of the Beyond Zero Secretariat in delivery of the work-plan
  • Pursuant to the NACC staff manual and other regulations, she/he shall be responsible for personnel and administrative matters
  • Will promote and safeguard the interests of the BZ campaign and its business and not do anything detrimental to those interests.
  • Will be responsible to the NACC Director
Professional qualifications and relevant experience
  • Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, law, gender studies or other development-related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional and relevant working experience in advancing HIV/AIDS control, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, gender equality or social justice issues
  • Minimum 5 years senior management experience
  • Management of multiple partners and partnerships towards delivering stated goals
  • Demonstrated results in resource mobilization
  • Experience in donor engagement
Key Skills and Competencies
  • Demonstrable skills in partnership building, networking, advocacy, resource mobilization and fundraising
  • Demonstrable leadership and organizational development skills
  • Experience in programme management, implementation, monitoring and tracking results
  • Knowledge and experience in child, women’s and human rights, specifically sexual and reproductive health including elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV
  • Self-driven with initiative
  • Established proficiency in written English and oral communication skills
  • Fluency in spoken English and Swahili
  • Excellent inter-personal, public speaking and negotiation skills
  • Ability to coach and mentor
  • Balanced and intuitive decision-making
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate emerging needs and transform them into programmes
  • Good application of electronic communications and standard office computer software
How to Apply

The Beyond Zero Campaign DOES NOT discriminate any applicant on the basis of ethnic background, sex, religion, HIV status, age, marital status, or disability but is attentive of gender, regional and ethnic balance.

If you fulfill the above requirements, you are invited to apply by submitting an application together with an up to date CV, by close of business Friday, September 5th 2014 to the address provided below.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

The Director
National AIDS Control Council
Landmark Plaza 9th Floor
P.O. Box 61307 00200

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