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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Lifeskills Promoters, Kenya

Lifeskills Promoters (LISP) is a Local charitable Organisation that has been in operation since 1999. LISP empowers young people and their influencers using empowering approaches and life skills as a foundation. 

LISP works closely with churches, communities and government departments, corporates and like-minded agencies. LISP works in 7 counties in Kenya.

Lifeskills Promoters (LISP) has been running a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded program, as the prime recipient to provide support for the OVC project, dubbed “Wezesha project” in Kenya, in partnership with St Johns’ Community Center (SJCC).


This project covers Migori, Kisii and Homabay counties of south Nyanza.

LISP is advertising for suitable and qualified candidates for the following positions:

Job Title:
 Project Officer - Community Health Linkages

Reporting to:
 Project Manager 

Job Status:
 Full-time
 
Location: Oyugis, Homabay County

Program:
 OVC Care and Support-(Wezesha)

Job Summary:
 The role of the Project Officer-for Community-Facility Linkages will be to plan and coordinate project activities at designated project catchment areas, in collaboration with Health facilities, Sub-County Health Management Team and other stakeholders / partners to ensure successful implementation and monitoring of the project.

Major Job Responsibilities and Tasks
  • Provide technical assistance to Local Implementing Partners in Pediatric HIV case identification, linkages to care and Treatment as well as Retention strategies.
  • Work with the LIPS and CHVs to conduct community education/mobilization to generate demand for pediatric HIV services
  • Link up with other HIV Testing and counselling partners to conduct Household and community based HIV testing to Children.
  • Support family testing and safe disclosure for households of index patients with children or siblings of children enrolled at the facilities
  • Coordinate and monitor the referral system between the community and the Health Facilities
  • Supervise the peer educators and CHVs to conduct referrals, follow ups and defaulter tracing
  • Facilitate initiation to care and treatment of all identified HIV positive children and adolescents including PMTCT
  • Work with the LIPS to establish new and strengthen existing pediatric psychosocial support groups (PSSGs) at LIP level to promote retention
  • Coordinate quarterly joint support supervision in collaboration with SCHMT on projects activities
  • Organize and coordinate trainings as per National Curriculums
  • Prepare a comprehensive monthly and quarterly reports of all activities carried out as per the work plan
Minimum Qualifications and Competences
  • A graduate degree in Community Public health, Community Development, Nursing or a related field is required
  • Public Health Nurse Certificates will be an added advantage
  • Minimum 3 years working experience in community health, preferably with USAID funded projects
  • Previous experience in Community development programming
  • Good experience with the community health strategy
  • Good experience with the standard NASCOP reporting tools.
  • Computer proficiency
  • Well organized and good communication skills
  • Confident and able to cope with potentially challenging situations
  • Good understanding of public health issues particularly HIV/AIDS.

Job Title: Business Development and Marketing Officer
 
Reporting to: Project Manager
 
Job Status: Full-time
 
Location: Oyugis, Homabay County
 
Program: OVC Care and Support-(Wezesha)

Job Summary:
 The Officer will be responsible for implementing activities to improve the livelihood of OVC households in Migori, Kisii and Homabay counties.

The goal of the livelihood work is to increase the household incomes of the OVC in order to enable the guardians to meet the needs of the children in a holistic and sustainable manner. 

This will include empowering such households to access finances and business development skills  that have potential to improve the productivity of their income generating activities and access to market for their goods and services. LISP/SJCC seeks to recruit an expert to fill up this position.

Major Job Responsibilities and Tasks
  • Assess the income levels of OVC households in the 3 counties
  • Identify key gaps that hinders the guardians/caregivers from either initiating/advancing their IGA
  • Carry out regular rapid assessments to inform employment, market and business opportunities for the caregivers and the youth out of shool in the program.
  • Mobilize guardians into small interest groups and work with the groups to build on groups cohesion and build a savings culture
  • Deliver trainings to the groups on financial literacy, government tenders and management of small businesses
  • Carry out regular rapid  market and employment opportunities  and strategically link guardians to new and existing markets,, employment opportunities and appropriate skills development pathways  in liaison with the County and Sub – county governments
  • Guide the guardians and youth out of school in identifying new and developing existing  viable and market-led Income Generating Activities (IGAs)
  • Initiate and complete proposals/business plans  and presentations for guardian groups for new business and tender Opportunities
  • Facilitate value chain development activities across the 3 counties
  • Facilitate guardians groups to access devolved funds within the counties
  • Take lead in monitoring of the guardian groups.
Minimum Qualifications and Competences 
  • A graduate degree in Economics, Rural Development, marketing, agribusiness, Finance or a related field is required
  • Minimum  5 years working experience in livelihoods/household economic strengthening (HES) programming preferably with USAID funded projects
  • Previous experience in OVC programming
  • Computer proficiency
  • Good understanding of public health issues particularly HIV/AIDS.
  • Knowledge of and experience in market linkages for rural community grooups.
  • Experience working with County and Sub-county levels of government.
  • Understanding of the Self-help group (SHG) model of economic empowerment is an added advantage.

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer   

Organizational Relationships

Reports To:  Executive Director

Supervises:
 Program officers, Program Assistant.

Interacts With:
 program staff, stakeholders.

Program:
 LISP Programs   

Work station:
 Nairobi 

Time Allocation:
 100% Programming and M&E

Program Monitoring and Evaluation

Overall Purpose:
 To ensure that LISP programs have an effective, efficient and quality M&E systems and processes that are easily implemented and supervised.

Scope of Work
  • Oversee all M&E aspects of LISP programs.
  • Establish and implement LISP project monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Oversee the development and implementation of M&E work plans.
  • Give guidance and participate in the development of the annual work-plan
  • Mentor and supervise the Data officer on program database system and data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Mentor the Program officers in quality report writing and ensure they meet donor standards
  • Review all monthly, quarterly and annual reports as per donor
  • Facilitate development of M&E tools and training of sub-grantees and LIPs on their use.
  • Coordinate and participate in the evaluation of LISP programs.
  • Ensure appropriate data software and tools (such as CSI tool, OLMIS and KeMPS and any other appropriate tool and software) are in place and effectively utilized.
  • Provide recommendations for improvements on M&E component of programs.
Performance Indicators  
  • Accuracy in M&E reporting on LISP Programs with 95% accuracy and timeliness in line with stipulated donor requirements.
  • A functional M&E system that is implemented
  • Data quality assessment reports
  • Existence of Data collection instruments/tools
  • Evidence of report reviews and processing
  • Data quality assessment reports
  • Training and Program data reports.
 Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as research methods, sociology statistics, economics,development, etc.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation, including design and implementation of project and program monitoring and evaluation plans
  • Program M&E planning and management skills and experience, in USAID funded projects.
  • Proficient organization and time management skills
  • Excellent team working skills and ability to provide M&E leadership to ensure smooth running of the programs.
  • Strong oral and written communication, training and facilitation skills.
  • Computer skills (SPSS, excel, spread sheet, publishing application etc.)
  • Driving skills and other trainings are an added advantage.
How to Apply

To apply for this position, please email your CV (maximum 3 pages) listing three references, including your last immediate supervisor, 

to 

Human Resource & Administrative Manager, 
email address lisp@lifeskills.or.ke 

The closing date for all applications is September 10th 2015 at 5pm. 

Late applications will not be acknowledged. 


Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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