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NGO Job Opportunities in Kenya - ChildFund International

ChildFund International exists to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities. 

ChildFund promotes societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children.

ChildFund Kenya intends to recruit for the following positions for a forthcoming Orphans and Vulnerable Children program in one or two regions in Kenya
 
Economic Strengthening Technical Director
1 Post

Duties / Responsibilities
 
The proposed Economic Strengthening Technical Director will have responsibility for all activities associated with improving the economic stability of households caring for OVC.

The position will be reporting to the Chief of Party (CoP).

Requirements / Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree or higher in social sciences or social work, or a closely related field is required.
  • Demonstrated experience to develop strong partnerships (sub-recipients, government agencies, international and local NGOs, and community organizations) necessary to deliver sustainable, responsive and legitimate Economic Strengthening interventions, which interventions contribute to strengthening an enabling environment that reduces risks of vulnerability and provides children with opportunities to develop and thrive.
  • S/he must have at least three years of experience designing, implementing and Managing household economic strengthening initiatives in/for developing countries.
  • Experience in leveraging private public partnerships is preferred. 
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English are also required.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse stakeholders, such as local NGOs, government officials, donor representatives, and international staff.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience with USAID-funded projects in a senior technical position
  • Three years of experience living or working in Kenya is required

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director
1 Post
 
Duties / Responsibilities
 
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Director will lead all monitoring and evaluation and research activities for the anticipated Orphans and Vulnerable Children program in Kenya. 

The M&E Director will provide day-to-day management of the program’s monitoring and evaluation and research activities working with the program staff, external consultants, implementing partners
and key stakeholders.

The M&E Director will report directly to the project Chief of Party (COP).

The position will be reporting to the Chief of Party (CoP).

Requirements / Qualifications
  • Master’s degree or higher in Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Health, Health Management, Sociology, International Affairs, Public Policy, Public Administration, Biostatistics, Statistics/Social Research and/or in a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in design and management of Monitoring and Evaluation and Research programs, preferably with respect to child welfare and protection systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, and service delivery;
  • Expertise in M&E-related activities such as statistical analysis, impact evaluation, performance evaluations, instrument design and management, and M&E training;
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English;
  • Strong computer skills, with familiarity in using Microsoft Office suite applications; 
  • Demonstrated experience in using SPSS, STATA and/or other analytical software packages including qualitative analytical software packages such as Atlas.ti or NVivo;
  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative evaluation design, implementation and analytical techniques for development programs; 
  • Demonstrated success in design, development and implementation of complex M&E database systems and selection of appropriate solutions/ technologies that are adapted to local context;
  • Experience working with USAID and USAID Evaluation Policy, preferred;

Finance and Operations Director 
1 Post
 
Duties / Responsibilities

The proposed Finance and Operations Director will oversee all financial and operational matters within the proposed project, including managing financial systems, generating financial reports, tracking expenses, administering sub-awards, managing finance and operational issues and staff at headquarters and supporting staff in county offices.
 
The position will be reporting to the Chief of Party (CoP).
 
Requirements / Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree or higher in accounting, finance, business management or a related field is required. 
  • Professional qualification CPA (K) or equivalent is a must.
  • S/he must have at least three years of experience managing the finances and operations of a large complex project involving multiple partners.
  • At least two years administering sub-grants under the proposed project
  • The candidate must have strong demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong Interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience with USAID-funded projects in a senior position is required
  • Two years of experience living or working in Kenya is required

Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) 
1 Post
 
Duties/Responsibilities
 
The proposed DCoP will be responsible for technical leadership of the program and manage a team of senior staff and sub partners and ensure quality, timeliness, and Efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project. 

The DCoP will be expected to work closely with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Kenya, the Government of Kenya at National and Devolved levels, and other stakeholders.

The position will be reporting to the Chief of Party (CoP).
 
Requirements / Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree or higher in international development, social sciences, public Health or a closely related field is required.
  • The DCoP must be experienced in addressing the challenges faced by children affected by HIV or otherwise living in adverse circumstances, as demonstrated by at least five years of experience designing, implementing and managing large, complex projects involving multiple partners, in/for developing countries. 
  • Experience Living and working in Kenya is required.
  • Experience with child welfare and protection programs, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, service delivery, quality improvement or policy development is required.
  • Experience with programming to address gender concerns and programming for very young children and adolescents/ youth required.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English are also required.
  • 5 years Management experience implementing USG programs required
All offers of employment are made contingent upon ChildFund winning the anticipated Grant and the successful completion of all applicable background and reference checks. 

ChildFund International is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

All applications should be sent to hr@kenya.childfund.org

The application deadline date is October 10, 2014


Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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