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Project Coordinator Job in Kenya - NGO Project

Program Description: The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW). 
RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV prevention and Treatment program working in over 140 clinics in Nyanza, Kenya.

RCTP is seeking motivated individuals to fill the following vacancies in the “Linda Kizazi Project”: 

A multi-faceted community-based approach to promote and support exclusive breastfeeding in Kibera slum, Nairobi, Kenya
 
Job Title: Project Coordinator
(1 Position)
 
Reports to: The Principal Investigator and Co- Principal Investigator
Location: Nairobi
 
Duration: 17 months
 
Vacancy No. FN-36-08-2014
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership in the project through co-ordination and supervision of the implementation of project activities and supervision of staff in the project
  • Assign work on project implementation and undertake continuous coordination and monitoring of the project activities
  • Preparation of project work plans on a regular and ad-hoc basis.
  • Preparation and dissemination of project reports on a regular basis, including financial reports to internal users and donors
  • Monitor and control project resources utilization, cash flow and expenditure
  • Maintain regular communication with members of the project management team
  • Organize and coordinate regular staff meetings and quarterly progress meetings
  • Coordinate communication with staff and the P.I/Co-P.I
  • Ensure regular and timely updates of recruitment, follow-up and data collection progress
  • Summarize and convey project-relevant information to the P.I/Co-P.I
  • Supervise staff involved in the collection of data
  • Act as a link person between the project and the local health systems
Key Requirements:
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related or social science-related field
  • At least 2 years’ experience in health research
  • At least 2 years’ experience in coordinating community-level projects
  • Prior experience supervising field teams preferably in community-based projects
  • Experience in preparing reports for internal users and donors
  • Working in a community-based project in an urban slum for at least 1 year
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work well under minimal supervision
Desired qualities
  • Project management training
  • Project coordination in urban slums
  • Prior training and experience in data management
All Applications should include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable)
  • A current CV with the names and telephone contacts of at least 2 referees
  • At least two letters of reference preferably from a previous employer
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates
  • An email address and a telephone number (landline or mobile).
How to Apply

All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 22nd August 2014

eMail: hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org

Human Resources Manager
KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
P. O Box 614-40100
Kisumu

Please write the Vacancy Number, and Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line of the Email.

Note:
 RCTP or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Any job applicant who tries to corrupt our employee during any stage of the staff hiring process will be disqualified.


KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer. Women, the Youth, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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