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Position Title: Finance Manager 

Office Location: Kenya

Supervisor Name: Chief of Party, TBD 

Supervisor Title: Chief of Party 

New or Replacement: New

Replacement for: N/A 

Full or Part-Time: Full time 

Project End Date: 2020 

Pact Overview: At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. 

Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. 

Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. 

Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. 

Department Overview: Pact seeks a Finance Manager for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC. 

This position is contingent on award.

Position Purpose: Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and accounting for Pact and all partners. 

Key Responsibilities
 
General Financial Management
·                     Design and implement systems and procedures following Pact standards adapted to handle specific country constraints and conditions, yet ensuring effective internal controls and minimizing risks
·                     Supervise the finance team in reviewing cash receipts and disbursement transactions such as but not limited to travel, advances and liquidations of sub-grantee expenses, and vendor transactions – ensuring adequacy of supporting documents and appropriate cost accounting allocations
·                     Work with the relevant Departments (Programs, M&E, etc.) on integrated management of all project finances to ensure effective use of resources in order to achieve program objectives in compliance of all donor requirements
·                     Provide training and/or guidance to field staff on Pact policies, procedures and requirements; donor guidelines, procedures and requirements; rules and regulations
·                     Review monthly Financial Reports from field programs for completeness and accuracy; ensure appropriate budget approvals, and submit to HQ Finance department
Sub-award Management
·                     In collaboration with the Agreements Management Department, design, develop, and adapt policies, guidelines and criteria for the management of sub-recipient and subcontractor financing using the Pact worldwide standards for the conditions and constraints of the specific country
·                     Oversight of and coordination with the grants unit as well as training/mentoring of staff where necessary in the financial management of the programs’ grant agreements with local and international NGO's
·                     Supervise regular site visits by finance staff to conduct site visits to audit partner transactions matching expenditures to adequate supporting documentation
·                     Support financial management of sub-grants including processing advances/liquidations, monitoring/compliance visits and close-out procedures
·                     Equip staff to provide technical assistance to local NGO's in the area of financial management and sub contract compliance
·                     Coordinate with other Departments for training/mentoring of sub-grantees where necessary in the administration of the program’s sub-agreements with partners
Budgeting and Financial Planning
·                     Oversight of budget preparation, processes, and management in conjunction with the relevant program managers, including the development and review of relevant standard costs and scales for the programs
·                     Track expenditures and provide justification for allocations and reclassifications, when required
·                     Approve journal vouchers and ensure accurate, current, and complete entries into the financial management system including ensuring adequate supporting documentation
·                     Assist in development and tracking of budgets for field programs
Basic Requirements

Skills and Abilities

Leadership
·                     Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations
·                     Deep understanding of Pact’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good
·                     Consistently works within internal process and procedures
·                     Strong interpersonal and team building skills
·                     Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives
Project Management
·                     Strong planning and time management skills
·                     Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences
·                     Ability to problem-solve difficult issues
·                     Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities
·                     Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills
·                     Proficiency in developing and managing a budget
Technical Skills
·                     Strong experience in one of Pact’s technical areas or a support function
·                     Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations
·                     High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems
People Management
·                     Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback
·                     Ability to mentor others
Preferred Qualifications
·                     A post-graduate degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field
·                     At least eight years of experience in financial management for large complex projects, of which at least five years were working in the field of international development, preferably in East Africa with specific experience in Kenya
·                     Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.

Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist 

Office Location: Kenya 

Supervisor Name: Chief of Party, TBD 

Supervisor Title: Chief of Party 

New or Replacement: New 

Replacement for: N/A 

Full or Part-Time: Full time 

Project End Date: 2020 

Pact Overview: At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. 

Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. 

Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. 

Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. 

Department Overview: Pact seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC. 

This position is contingent on award. 

Position Purpose: The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will report to the COP and will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts. 

He/she will lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement and overall data management. 

He/she will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidates program reports, and promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned. 

He/she will support all the technical staff in M&E functions and will manage any M&E related staff in the program. 

Key Responsibilities
·                     Assist partners to develop strong M&E systems that will allow accountability for programming to Pact and to the donor
·                     Providing training and mentoring support to partners and staff to ensure the implementation of strong M&E systems
·                     Assist with development of the Performance Management Plan for the project, including decision on and definition of key indicators, targets and systems for measurements
·                     Assist the OVC Manager and COP to design the overall measurement system for the project to include outcome measures at the end of the project
·                     Collect, aggregate, analyze and visual data for the project for reporting to Pact and to the donor. 
Basic Requirements

Skills and Abilities
 
Leadership
·                     Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations
·                     Deep understanding of Pact’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good
·                     Consistently works within internal process and procedures
·                     Strong interpersonal and team building skills
·                     Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives
Project Management
·                     Strong planning and time management skills
·                     Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences
·                     Ability to problem-solve difficult issues
·                     Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities
·                     Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills
·                     Proficiency in developing and managing a budget
Technical Skills
·                     Strong experience in one of Pact’s technical areas or a support function
·                     Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations
·                     High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems
People Management
·                     Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback
·                     Ability to mentor others
Preferred Qualifications
·                     A post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as mathematics, business, statistics, or international relations
·                     At least seven years of experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluating activities for complex programs in developing countries
·                     A firm command of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality integrated service and support programs
·                     Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives of this project (e.g. service integration and performance against each result area)
·                     Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project’s activities and support project supervision
·                     Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program and program outcomes and impacts
·                     Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language

Position Title: Chief of Party 

Office Location: Kenya 

Supervisor Title: Country Director, Kenya 

New or Replacement: New 

Replacement for: N/A 

Full or Part-Time: Full time 

Project End Date: 2020 

Pact Overview: At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. 

Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. 

Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. 

Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. 

Department Overview: Pact seeks a Chief of Party for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC. 

This position is contingent on award. 

Position Purpose: Reporting to the Kenya Country Director, the Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the project. She/he will supervise project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. 

The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners. 

The COP position requires political savvy, as she/he will interact with numerous GOK institutions and senior-level national and county-level government officials. 

Key Responsibilities
 
Specific Duties:
·                     Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements
·                     Participate in the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in negotiating with donors and partners
·                     Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual workplans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports
·                     Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources
·                     Ensure compliance with HQ and USAID requirements, policies and regulations.
·                     Act as liaison to relevant donors and the local government
·                     As relevant, manage all local grantmaking mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policy; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs.
·                     Provide training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations
·                     Recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact HR policies; 
·                     Oversee the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact’s values are practiced 
Basic Requirements
 
Skills and Abilities
 
Leadership
·                     Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations
·                     Deep understanding of Pact’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good
·                     Consistently works within internal process and procedures
·                     Strong interpersonal and team building skills
·                     Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives
Project Management
·                     Strong planning and time management skills
·                     Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences
·                     Ability to problem-solve difficult issues
·                     Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities
·                     Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills
·                     Proficiency in developing and managing a budget
Technical Skills
·                     Strong experience in one of Pact’s technical areas or a support function
·                     Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations
·                     High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems
People Management
·                     Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback
·                     Ability to mentor others
Preferred Qualifications
·                     At least seven years experience in managing complex orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) programs, social services programs, and/or public health programs of similar scope and size is desired;
·                     At least seven years experience as senior staff in at least three of the following areas: child protection, economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; social service systems strengthening; quality improvement/quality assurance; M&E; and operations research preferred;
·                     At least five years international experience in development, managing, overseeing, or evaluating comprehensive social services programs of similar size and complexity, with USAID experience preferred;
·                     At least five years demonstrated skills and experience in partnership building, especially with the Government of Kenya, donors, private sector, NGO and local community organizations;
·                     At least seven years of experience in program management and administration, financial management, award cooperative agreement compliance, subaward management, and tracking project performance and costs;
·                     Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language;
·                     At least a Master’s Degree in social sciences, public health, management, business administration, or a related field required;
·                     Strong management and communication skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description.

Position Title: OVC Manager 

Office Location: Kenya 

Supervisor Name: Chief of Party, TBD 

Supervisor Title: Chief of Party 

New or Replacement: New 

Replacement for: N/A 

Full or Part-Time: Full time Project

End Date: 2020 

Pact Overview: At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities.

Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. 

Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides.

Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. 

Department Overview: Pact seeks an OVC Manager for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC. 

This position is contingent on award. 

Position Purpose: Reporting to the Chief of Party, the OVC Manager will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate to community and families, and ensure strong linkages with facility- level and other service delivery points. 

She/he will advise and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements. 

She/he will take technical leadership role in coordination with GOK, local community organizations, and other partners. 

She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and state-of-the-art social service delivery approaches.  

Key Responsibilities

Specific Duties:
·                     Ensure high-quality technical programming related to community and families, through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements
·                     Advise and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation, including but not limited to providing input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met and assist implementing partners/grantees in setting up reporting and tracking systems to provide such information in an efficient and timely manner
·                     Ensure effective coordination and communication between each partner organization
·                     Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact and USAID resources
·                     Ensure provision of management support and technical assistance to grantees on program design, budget/work plan development, and M&E planning
·                     Provide regular written/oral program progress updates, as requested
·                     Ensure that the most up-to-date information regarding the programs or initiatives shared via a range of mechanisms: including reports, newsletters, and the Internet
·                     Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the COP Basic Requirements
Skills and Abilities
 
Leadership
·                     Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations
·                     Deep understanding of Pact’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good
·                     Consistently works within internal process and procedures
·                     Strong interpersonal and team building skills
·                     Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives
Project Management
·                     Strong planning and time management skills
·                     Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences
·                     Ability to problem-solve difficult issues
·                     Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities
·                     Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills
·                     Proficiency in developing and managing a budget
Technical Skills
·                     Strong experience in one of Pact’s technical areas or a support function
·                     Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations
·                     High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems
People Management
·                     Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback
·                     Ability to mentor others
Preferred Qualifications
·                     Eight years of experience implementing OVC programs in a development context, with five of these years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved with social services and or public health project design, implementation, reporting and evaluation
·                     Experience at a mid- or senior level in at least three of the following areas: child protection, household economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; quality improvement; social service systems strengthening, including social services workforce; M&E; and operations research
·                     Five years demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a team working with local community organizations, families and communities
·                     At least five years demonstrated skills in project design, implementation and reporting, preferably for USG funded programs
·                     Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level
·                     At a minimum, a Master’s Degree in social sciences or related field
·                     Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language
·                     Strong writing skills about program activities, outcomes and impact

Position Title:Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist 

Office Location:Kenya 

Supervisor Name:Chief of Party, TBD 

Supervisor Title:Chief of Party 

New or Replacement: New 

Replacement for: N/A 

Full or Part-Time: Full time 

Project End Date: 2020

Pact Overview: At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. 

Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. 

Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. 

Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. 

Department Overview: Pact seeks an Economic Strengthening/Livelihoods Specialist for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC.

This position is contingent on award. 

Position Purpose: Reporting to the Chief of Party and OVC Manager, the Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate household economic strengthening activities.

 She/he will advise and support the OVC Manager and COP, providing technical direction to project implementation and ensuring the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements. 

She/he will take technical leadership role designing and promoting use of low-risk activities to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project. 

She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and start-of-the-art household economic strengthening approaches/strategies that address the different levels of household vulnerability. 

Key Responsibilities
 
Specific Duties:
·                     Ensure high-quality technical programming related to economic strengthening and livelihoods generation at the household level
·                     Advise and support the COP and OVC Manager in providing technical direction to project implementation, including but not limited to providing input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met
·                     Design and promote use of low-risk activities to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project
·                     Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact and USAID resources
·                     Provide regular written/oral program progress updates, as requested
·                     Any other tasks as assigned by COP or OVC Manager
Basic Requirements
 
Skills and Abilities
 
Leadership
·                     Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations
·                     Deep understanding of Pact’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good
·                     Consistently works within internal process and procedures
·                     Strong interpersonal and team building skills
·                     Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives
Project Management
·                     Strong planning and time management skills
·                     Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences
·                     Ability to problem-solve difficult issues
·                     Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities
·                     Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills
·                     Proficiency in developing and managing a budget
Technical Skills
·                     Strong experience in one of Pact’s technical areas or a support function
·                     Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations
·                     High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems
People Management
·                     Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback
·                     Ability to mentor others
Preferred Qualifications
·                     At a minimum, a Master’s Degree in commerce, economics, business management and administration or related field
·                     At least five years of experience managing complex development projects, with least two of these years working in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved in the design, implementation, reporting and evaluation of evidence-based economic/livelihood projects for vulnerable groups.
·                     Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language
·                     Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

We encourage interested applicants to submit their applications to the attention of Pact HR Office in Kenya via the following email address: kenyahr@pactworld.org clearly indicating in the subject field of your email Economics Strengthening Specialist (OVC) by 29th December 2014. 

All applicants should submit their application with a detailed CV, which should include names and contacts of 3 referees.



Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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