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NGO Jobs in Kenya - RTI International

RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multi disciplinary research that improves the human condition. 

With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.

RTI's International Education Division is supporting education development around the world by strengthening education policy, management and practice in order to achieve measurable improvement in teaching and learning. 


The Tusome Early Grade Reading Activity is focused on classroom support, teacher training and improved access to learning materials to improve the quality of early literacy instruction in formal and Alternative Provision of Basic Education and Training (APBET) schools through a national literacy intervention. 

Education Assistant

1 Position – Lamu

The will provide support to Tusome technical activities such as materials development, organization of technical workshops and training of TAC Tutors, head-teachers, teachers and data collectors. 

S/he will work with RTI technical staff to help implement instructional approaches to be used in Tusome Project. 

S/he will provide support for Curriculum Support Officers (CSO’s) working to implement revised lesson guides as well as assist with activities related to conducting research studies.

 Required qualifications and experience: 
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education or a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts with a Post Graduate Diploma in Education or a related field with at least five (5) years of experience working in Education sector;
  • Experience with data collection and research studies, teacher training and Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MoEST) support, especially related to literacy programs. Experience supervising and training data collectors; 
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili and English instruction in Kenya and Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Candidates from the following counties; Kwale, Lamu and Mombasa are encouraged to apply.


Vacant Position: Senior Grants and Partnership Funds Manager

RTI is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. 

With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and multidisciplinary services. 

Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.
 

The Tusome Early Grade Reading Activity is a national level activity with the goal of improving the Class 1 and 2 quality of instruction and student outcomes. 

Tusome provides pupils with literacy books and teachers with the training, ongoing support, and teachers’ guides that enable them to improve their daily instructional practice. 

Tusome uses ICT tools on tablets for Curriculum Support Officers and coaches to support improved learning.

Senior Grants and Partnership Fund Manager - Nairobi: Will be responsible for the administration and management of the Tusome Partnership Fund and the Youth Grants Fund under the USAID and DFID-funded Tusome Early Grade Reading Activity in Kenya.

He/she will provide leadership, management, and reporting functions for a multi-million dollar grants component to ensure compliance with the terms of the contract in close coordination with other members of RTI’s technical and operational teams. 

He/she will ensure compliance to RTI financial and accounting policies and procedures to ensure both funds are managed ethically and efficiently.

Qualifications: Master’s degree and 9 years of relevant experience in grants management / administration and international development projects, or Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, International Relations, or related field with 12 years of relevant experience in grants management/administration and international development projects, preferably USAID-funded.

Administrative Assistant 

3 Positions 

(Eldoret, Mombasa and Machakos) 

Ensures that administrative systems in the field office are conducted according to all RTI policies, client regulations, standard operating procedures and good business practices. 

In addition, he/she provides reception, secretarial, administrative and logistics support management to the field staff. 

She / he will facilitate effective communication between the Field Office, Project Office in Nairobi and its key clients and partners. 

Required qualifications and experience: 
  • A minimum of three (3) years relevant experience and a Higher Diploma in Administration or Secretarial studies; 
  • Additional qualification in office management, business management or accounting preferred. 
  • Experience in logistics management, organizing workshops and training courses, preparing and monitoring budgets and petty cash management in an international organization preferred. 
  • Previous work in the Not for Profit sector and familiarity with donor reporting requirements is preferred. 
  • Candidates from the local county locations preferred.
Finance Assistant

1 Position

Nairobi 

Will be responsible for providing support in overseeing smooth accounting, and tax operations of project efforts including field activities, linking with administrative and logistical teams on key procurement tasks for implementation of project activities within Tusome Early Grade Reading Activity.

S/he works with the Finance Specialist in ensuring effective and efficient invoices tracking, staff Advance tracking and liquidations, vendor engagement, and follow through DA1 processes. 

Required qualifications and experience: 

Bachelor Degree in Finance related field, CPA part II or equivalent and 2 years of experience in the finance department of a USAID funded project, Knowledge of general finance and accounting procedures. 

Experience with Supplier payments and invoice processing. 

Good problem solving skills. 

Good interpersonal communication skills. 

She /he needs to be a detailed oriented person with excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team and to learn complex procedures. 

The potential candidate needs to have the ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and to take initiative. 

In-depth understanding of major donors such as USAID and DFID tax regulations and procurement procedures a plus.

Driver

1 Position 

(Mombasa)  

Drive project / office staff members, consultants and other visitors on project / office business. 

S/he will ensure that the vehicles have all required registrations / licensing and inspections, and that necessary documentation is retained with the vehicle, sufficient amount of gas. 

He/she will maintain the vehicles’ cleanliness and its security and maintain a record of trips including kilometers traveled, fuel consumed and dates of oil changes, all according to established reporting framework. 

Required qualifications and experience: 
  • A minimum 5 years relevant experience with valid Kenya driver’s license; 
  • proof of good driving record; 
  • Previous work in the Not for Profit sector and familiarity is through rural terrain preferred. 
  • Oral and written English and Kiswahili language fluency 
Candidates from the local county locations preferred.

To apply, please email cover letter and CV to hrapplications@nb.rti.org by 3rd June 2016 at 2.00pm. 

Applicants must include the, POSITION and REGION in the subject line of the email. 

Please do not attach copies of certificates. 

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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