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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Kenya Red Cross

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in Kenya. Its mission is to be the leading humanitarian organization in Kenya delivering excellent quality service of preventing and alleviating human suffering.
The Society is the Principal Recipient of Global Fund HIV Grant and seeks to fill the following positions:

Position Title: Regional Programme Coordinator (4 posts)
Reporting to: Head of Special Programmes
Job location: Eldoret, Nakuru, Kisumu & Homabay

Overall Purpose: Reporting to the Head of Special Programmes, the Regional Programme Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and providing strategic and visionary leadership with full operational responsibility in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies to effectively address emerging issues, risks and opportunities related to the Global Fund programme in their respective Regions. 

S/he will spearhead the implementation of strategic capacity enhancement processes as well as review the PR and the Sub recipients’ performance to ensure effective utilisation of physical, financial and human resources.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to staff in the Region and assigned sub recipients in project management to ensure efficient and effective program delivery.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and review of the Sub recipient’s budgets and other contractual documents and ensure timely disbursements of funds to sub-recipients.
  • Ensure realization of verifiable and full reporting for all contract deliverables and the project realizes full contract compliance in relation to M&E functions
  • Ensure proper management and accountability of funds in line with financial and budgetary policies and procedures of GF in the region and assigned Sub recipients.
  • Provide leadership in ensuring Programme Quality and alignment to National Policies, Guidelines and strategies in the Region.
  • Coordinate the design, development, implementation and evaluation of capacity building programmes aimed at strengthening SRs and communities with capacity to manage Comprehensive HIV/AIDS programmes.
  • Supervise the GF programme staff both at the region and SR level to ensure quality and consistency of programme delivery.
  • Ensure adequate data quality is maintained in the region by ensuring accurate, complete and reliable datasets and reports are submitted to HQ.
  • Monitor and evaluate implementation of programme activities to identify gaps, constraints and challenges that should be taken into account in order to develop and implement more innovative and integrated programming for each target population.
  • Ensure proper documentation of innovative approaches and best practices for dissemination and sharing experiences to promote repeat applications or scaling-up in different community settings.
  • Maintain strong relationship with all key stakeholders in the region and provide the link between the GF program and the Region Management team.
  • Ensure compliance to the rules and regulations regarding logistics and procurement as stipulated in the Kenya Red Cross Society as well as Sub Recipients policy.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams to develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans to improve organisational effectiveness
  • Foster relevant networks and strategic collaborations with key stakeholders, respective county governments and implementing partners among others.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification in Community, Public Health (MPH) or equivalent qualifications with certificate in project management
  • Over five (5) years’ experience in Grants and Project Management.
  • Previous work in HIV and/or Health grant programs will be an added advantage.
Key Competencies
  • Broad knowledge of HIV management, trends and goals at national, regional and international levels aimed at preventing and alleviating HIV related human suffering
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in strategic management, project planning and budgeting, resource management, implementation ability as well as programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Ability to initiate and manage change and to recognize and adjust to rapidly changing conditions in order to align programmes to the GF strategic plan.
  • Ability to foster teamwork and communication among staffs, Sub Recipients and stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build collaborative relationships with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and political issues
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as Accounting Software, word processing, spreadsheets, data-base, email and utilization of the internet

Position Title: Regional Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (2 Posts)
Reporting to: Regional Programme Coordinator
Job Location: Kisumu & Nyeri 

Overall Purpose: Reporting to the Regional Programme Coordinator, the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for providing operational support for all M&E activities in the GF programme in the Region. 

S/he will lead M&E capacity building for the Sub Recipients’ technical reporting, ensure data quality, completeness, use and build the capacity for effective M&E system. 

S/he will ensure that the Grant’s M&E outputs meets the needs of the Grant, are synchronized into the national HIV M&E System and maintain accountability.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Monitor project implementation to ensure timely and quality implementation of projects vis-à-vis approved work plans, targets and contracts and organize periodic joint grant performance review meetings.
  • Ensure regular communication and timely feedback the Sub-Recipients on quarterly and semi-annual reporting issues including timeliness, correctness, and availability of all required supporting documents and the overall implementation of the agreed work plans.
  • Support the development of log frames, QPMM, M&E work plans, and targets during the drafting of SR contracts as well as throughout project implementation.
  • Conduct month review and verification of the Reports from the sub recipients, timely development of reports (quarterly, annual, ad-hoc, grant closure etc.) and analysis of results to incorporate lessons learnt into recommendations into the programme.
  • Provide technical support on program and M&E initiatives in the region including monitoring data quality, tracking the progress of activities, proper data collection, data verification and audits and storage; and ensure timely feedback to enhance data quality and reliability.
  • Support partners in setting up functional data management systems and processes, support the assessment processes of Sub recipients and implement actions emanating from such assessments.
  • Oversee data processing, including data transfer, entry, verification and cleaning ensuring forms are filed according to compliance protocols; and enhance data demand and use as well as data captured in the DHIS.
  • Develop and/or participate in development of guidance and frameworks for regional procedures, policies and processes that will institutionalize and support high quality Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting in programmes.
  • Supervise the Mobile Outreach staff to ensure quality and consistency of programme delivery.
  • Coordinate with SR program teams to ensure compliance with all program quality, reporting and contract requirements of the programme.
  • Support programmatic documentation of best practices, promising practices, case studies and lessons learnt for purposes of knowledge sharing and retention.
  • Ensure KRCS/GF Quality Standards and Core Humanitarian Standards are applied where appropriate in programme and projects within the region.
  • Provide M&E related support to the GF staff and other programmes in the Region.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in M&E, statistics, Public health or equivalent qualifications
  • Three years of work experience in leading monitoring and evaluation of Public Health projects and /or HMIS work in Kenya.
Key Competencies
  • Strong communication and presentation skills in both English and Kiswahili, including ability to develop reports and prepare relevant publications
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, data-base, email and utilization of the internet

Position Title: PR & Communications Officer
Reporting to: PR & Communications Manager
Job location: Headquarters - Nairobi 

Overall Purpose: Reporting to the PR & Communications Manager, the PR & Communications Officer will be responsible for the effective design, development, implementation and evaluation of effective public relations & communications strategies aimed at enhancing collaborative partnerships between the PR and the Sub Recipients while at the same time, promoting the Society’s image in order to create good-will and build credibility. 

Other responsibilities include effective media relations and spearheading special media campaigns aimed at creating public awareness of the role played by KRCS in Global Fund programming.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Study the objectives, promotional policies and needs of GF programme and the Organization as a whole to develop public relations and communication strategies that will influence public opinion or promote ideas.
  • Plan and implement communications strategy aimed at advancing the mission and objectives of KRCS through a combination of traditional advocacy efforts and a focused public relations program, positioning KRCS as a leader in setting ethical and professional standards that enhance the integrity of humanitarian programmes
  • Maintain effective media relations, establish and maintain regular contact with media representatives and also promptly respond to requests for information from the media, other stakeholders and the general public in order to promote the Society’s image and reputation in regard to the GF program issues.
  • Gather, edit and package communication materials and other publications including publicity materials, posters, fact-sheets, speeches, brochures, internet web pages and other publications for internal and external audiences, including employees, communities, stakeholders and the general public
  • Coordinate the development, production and delivery of publications relating to the GF programme.
  • Monitor the implementation of GF programmes by the Sub Recipients to identify, capture and document, innovative approaches and best practices for purposes of disseminating and sharing experiences to promote repeat applications or scaling-up in different community settings within the country and around the world
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams to develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans and budgets, in order to improve performance standards
  • Strengthen partnerships and networks with stakeholders, particularly government agencies, development partners, NGO’s and private sector organisations to ensure smooth implementation of humanitarian relief programmes
Minimum Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Mass Communications, Journalism or equivalent plus membership affiliation to professional body
  • Over five (5) years demonstrated experience in developing and implementing effective corporate communications programmes
Key Competencies
  • Ability to compose and produce a variety of communications materials and website updates for release to media and other stakeholders
  • Ability to use computer software packages and internet formatting languages
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with the media, government officials, employees, donors, stakeholders and the general public
  • Working knowledge of mass media operation and its proper utilization for dissemination of information
  • Ability to provide practical training in PR/communication strategies, methods and techniques
Application Procedure
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications to the address below on or before 6th February 2016.

Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P.O. Box 40712-00100,

Applications should have a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees.

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