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The Health Support Organisation (THESO)
Job Title: Finance / Admin Assistant, Nairobi – Kenya
Categories: Programme
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Start Date: Immediate
Duration: One Year (Extendable and depends on performance)
Position: One (1)
Report to: Finance Manager
General Description of the Programme: The Health Support Organisation is a leading registered South Sudanese based international nonprofit organisation dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programmes.
Formed in 2005, incorporated in 2008 by South Sudanese doctors to support the national efforts in addressing health challenges in South Sudan, THESO is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organisation.
Its mission is to implement evidence-based, culturally sensitive, innovative projects promoting health, according to perceived public health needs and priorities as understood through quality research.
By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, THESO rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
THESO is seeking to recruit a Finance / Admin Assistant for its Kenya programme to be based in it regional office in Nairobi
Job Summary: The Finance / Admin Assistant directly oversees all financial, accounting and administrative activities including human resources administration and all finance administrative activities and reporting.
Essential Responsibilities
Accounting and Finance Management
·         Ensure compliance with the organisation and donor regulations and procedures; establishing finance and supporting function policies, systems and procedures, and directing or performing their development, documentation, and implementation
·         Supervise and ensure that the day-to-day accounting operations and financial management functions in field offices are performed in accordance with internal policy and procedures
·         Review and account for procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy of amounts and control over payments
·         Suggests formats for financial reporting to aid financial statement users to better understand the contents of the reports for decision-making and strategic planning purposes
·         Ensures the maintenance of accurate records of financial transactions in order to monitor financial status of project activities
·         Manages the finance department to meet the financial reporting requirements of Regional Office and Headquarters; This function includes ensuring that all financial reports are submitted on or before the deadlines set and contain relevant information for all the users of the financial reports
·         Directs the preparation of all financial reports for external purposes in respect to accounting, legal and contractual requirements
·         Maintains the organisations system of accounts ensuring all accounting data are updated, reconciled and fully supported
·         Oversee training of finance staff and provide technical support to country program and logistics
·         Supervise or prepare budgets
·         Present & facilitate review of actual to budget expenditures with Programme Director and County Coordinators
Human Resources Management
·         Supervise the human resource and administrative functions in field offices to ensure their smooth and effective operations
·         Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified program field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with supervisors
·         Collaborate with security officer/programme department to maintain security of staff in the field locations
·         Make frequent site visits to facilities to ensure that appropriate care and training are being conducted and to offer support to field staff
·         Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff
Training / Capacity Building
·         Determine training needs for finance and human resources staff
·         Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability of programmes
Programme Management
·         Assist the Programme department in development of project proposals and reports writing
·         Help County Coordinators in tracking projects implementations and measuring it against its indicators using performance based management
Working Relationships
·         Maintain frequent communication with finance officer to ensure finance activities and objectives are communicated
·         Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to project activities
·         Interface with national government and relevant agencies to ensure compliance with varying government regulations
Representation
·         Serve as the principal liaison with donors on matters related to the programme to ensure financial and programmatic accountability to donors
·         Establish and update contact details of potential donors in-country
·         Participate in donor meetings and communicate relevant information to HQ
·         Work with key donor Staff to develop and maintain optimum financial and programmatic relationship
·         Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the NGO community
·         Lead the production of reports and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information.
·         Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organisation, notably through the application of the organisations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors
Security
·         Ensures financial considerations are planned for and implemented as required at each security level
·         Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies
·         Conduct back-up of key internal documents copies
·         Facilitates emergency and non-emergency security expenditures
Qualifications:
·         Minimum of a college or university degree in Accounting or Business Administration; preferably a Master’s degree.
·         Minimum 3-5 years managerial experience in a non-profit organisation or equivalent experience, training and education
·         Extensive experience in the administrative and financial management of overseas programs at the management level
·         Extensive experience in working with computerized accounting systems, preferably QuickBooks
·         Comprehensive knowledge and working experience with EU, CHF, USAID, ECHO, DFID and UN Agencies
·         Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public-private partnerships and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods)
·         Strong writing and presentation skills
·         Proven capabilities in leadership required
·         Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organisation skills
How to Apply
Interested applicant should send her/his CV with covering letter and supporting documents addressing it to the
Human Resource Manager,
The Health Support Organisation;
email: info@theso.org
Closing date: Dec 31st 2016
THESO is an equal opportunity employer and women candidates are encouraged to apply.
NB: This position is only for qualified Kenyan nationals. Shortlisted applicants shall be contacted for interviews.
Job Title: Programme Director – Juba, South Sudan
Categories: Programme
Location: Juba, South Sudan
Start Date: Immediate
Duration: One Year (Extendable and depends on performance)
Position: One (1)
Report to: Chief Executive Officer
General Description of the Programme: The Health Support Organisation is a leading registered South Sudanese based international nonprofit organisation dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programmes.
Formed in 2005, incorporated in 2008 by South Sudanese doctors to support the national efforts in addressing health challenges in South Sudan, THESO is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organisation.
Its mission is to implement evidence-based, culturally sensitive, innovative projects promoting health, according to perceived public health needs and priorities as understood through quality research.
By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, THESO rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
THESO is seeking to recruit a Programme Director for its South Sudan programme to be based in the regional office in Nairobi.
The Programme Director (PD) will lead the strategic development and overall management of the rapidly growing THESO South Sudan Country Programme.
The Programme Director is overall responsible for building the capacity of THESO team and for cultivating a performance based results-focused culture, ensuring programme, research and operational departments work in an integrated manner and towards a common vision.
The Programme Director anticipates and manages risks, fostering a culture of accountability, and ensuring organisational resources are used in a cost-effective manner to maximize impact.
The Programme Director is also responsible for positioning THESO as a leading international organisation in the health sector in South Sudan through actively representing THESO at national policy forums and managing its partnership with the Ministry of Health and relationships with other relevant Government departments.
In addition, the Programme Director builds strategic partnerships and institutional relationships, which will further THESO’s organisational mandate.
The Programme Director ensures that knowledge generated by the Country Programme is effectively documented and shared in order to inform ongoing quality improvement processes in THESO’s programming, and its advocacy and policy engagement initiatives in South Sudan, Africa and globally.
Key Responsibilities
Strategic Programme Development
·         Provides vision and guidance in overseeing the development of the Country Programme’s multi-year strategic and annual plans in line with THESO’s vision, mission and strategic priorities, including narrative, action plans and budgets.
·         Actively contribute to the national and international organisation’s overall strategic planning processes.
·         Leads direct reports in the delivery of annual plans, providing strategic direction through prioritizing and organising actions and resources to achieve programme and organisational objectives, as well as providing technical input and advice.
·         Provides oversight to ensure that programme and research activities are implemented in line with organisational standards and best practices, and in accordance with internal and external commitments.
·         Ensures that THESO is appropriately accountable to programme beneficiaries, the Ministry of Health, other partners, and complies with all guidelines and laws relevant to its sector work and overall operations.
·         Manage THESO’s partnership with the Ministry of Health and relationship with other relevant Government departments.
·         Builds strategic partnerships and institutional relationships with like-minded actors and organisations which will further THESO’s organisational mandate.
·         Oversees the negotiation and management of formal partnership agreements, to ensure all parties meet their commitments and achieve the intended impacts.
·         Oversees the management of donor grants and ensures full compliance with donor agreements including the delivery of committed results, appropriate management of financial resources in line with donor regulations, and timely submission of reports.
·         For major programme grants from South Sudan-based donors, act as the official channel of communication for donor contacts and negotiate any agreement amendments/addendums and budget revisions.
·         Provides oversight and direction to ensure alignment between programmatic work and the organisational M&E framework, routine collection of M&E data in accordance with internal and external requirements.
·         Ensure that M&E data is routinely used to assess and improve programme performance, to report on results, and to contribute to overall organizational learning.
Operations Oversight
·         Provides leadership, management and development of national and international staff. Line manages members of the senior management team (SMT), mentoring key position holders, identifying capacity-building needs.
·         Responsible for the overall financial management of the Country Programme.
·         Ensures financial controls, accountability standards, procedures and records are in place and adhered to as per THESO’s financial policies and procedures.
·         Oversee the management of the allocation of resources and assets, ensuring that appropriate monitoring and control mechanisms are in place and that these are maintained at all levels.
·         Manage the overall country budget within approved spending levels and oversee monthly cash flow to ensure steady and adequate funds for operational and programme expenditure.
·         Maintains an overview of potential/current funding gaps and ensures these are incorporated into HQ and globally-initiated proposals/donor asks.
·         Ensures adherence by all South Sudan Country Programme staff to THESO organisational policies and procedures.
Advocacy and Representation
·         Represents THESO to local and national authorities, donors and relevant partners, and as part of media and external visits.
·         Actively participate in national policy forums and working groups, and other relevant forums in South Sudan and internationally, in order to further THESO’s vision and mandate.
·         Ensure programmatic work is informed by, and responsive to, national and international developments in policy and practice, and where appropriate, contributes to developments in and changes to policy/practice.
·         Contribute to the ongoing development of THESO’s advocacy strategy and agenda, ensuring programmatic alignment to its global objectives and translating these into appropriate action in the South Sudan context.
·         In collaboration with other actors (civil society, government, donor and/or multi-lateral), identify areas of potential influence and ensure that knowledge and evidence generated by THESO’s Country Programme and organisationally is effectively applied at local, national and international levels in order to realize THESO’s vision and bring positive change to its target groups.
Fund Development
·         Explore, assess and present in-country and regional funding opportunities relevant to THESO’s strategic priorities and Country Programme plans. Develop and maintain positive relationships with in-country donor agencies.
·         Develop an annual both in-country and global development and humanitarian plan and negotiate annual fundraising and cost-recovery targets. Oversee the implementation of the plan; support and direct related fund development in the head office.
·         Contribute to the writing and review process of institutional proposals initiated ensuring alignment to plans and identified funding needs.
Organizational Development
·         Assess opportunities for organisational development and growth programme and the resources/systems/capacities required to support these potential areas. Identify areas of current work that requires further support, capacity building and/or resources.
·         Participate in strategic organisational discussions, processes and working groups to expand current, or develop new, areas of programmatic work at THESO Headquarters. Contribute to organisational policy development processes, contributing South Sudan experience and perspectives.
Qualifications
·         MPH or equivalent post graduate degree in International Health, Development Studies, International Relations or similar discipline. Medical Doctor with a post graduate master in public health is strongly preferred.
·         Experienced leader with at least 5-10 years’ senior management experience in multiple countries; at least 3-5 years as the head of a medium to large country programme of an INGO that focuses on health, preferably in Sub Sahara Africa
·         Minimum of 3 years’ international experience working in public health, health systems strengthening and health management programming; strong knowledge and experience of the health and nutrition clusters in developing countries
·         Extensive experience in high level representation at policy level, managing government relations and working in partnership with MOH’s and other national level stakeholders, with demonstrated success in bringing about evidence-based policy change at the organisational and local/national government levels
·         Demonstrated success in country programme strategic planning, programme design and organisational development
·         Track record in building, leading and developing high performance teams with a range of backgrounds and expertise
·         Proven track record is building a sustainable funding base for programmes including securing medium to large-scale institutional grants
·         Extensive experience in budget control, budget management and donor compliance is highly desirable
·         Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of complex programmes; practical understanding of quantitative and qualitative research data collection in support of programme development
·         Sound understanding of practical innovation within the health sector and the ability to foster organisational culture that champions this approach
·         Ability to identify and analyze opportunities that contribute to strategic aims, and translate them into practical plans and actions
·         Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal, relationship-building, negotiating communication and diplomatic skills; excellent verbal and written English skills
How to Apply
Interested applicant should send her/his CV with covering letter and supporting documents addressing it to the
Human Resource Manager,
The Health Support Organisation;
Closing date: Dec 31st 2016
THESO is an equal opportunity employer and women candidates are encouraged to apply
NB: Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted for interviews.
Job Title: Finance / Admin Assistant – Juba, South Sudan
Categories: Programme
Location: Juba, South Sudan
Start Date: Immediate
Duration: One Year (Extendable and depends on performance)
Position: One (1)
Report to: Finance Manager
General Description of the Programme: The Health Support Organisation is a leading registered South Sudanese based international nonprofit organisation dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programmes.
Formed in 2005, incorporated in 2008 by South Sudanese doctors to support the national efforts in addressing health challenges in South Sudan, THESO is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organisation.
Its mission is to implement evidence-based, culturally sensitive, innovative projects promoting health, according to perceived public health needs and priorities as understood through quality research.
By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, THESO rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
THESO is seeking to recruit a Finance/Admin Assistant for its South Sudan programme to be based in Juba.
Job Summary: The Finance/Admin Assistant directly oversees all financial, accounting and administrative activities including human resources administration and all finance administrative activities and reporting.
Essential Responsibilities
Accounting and Finance Management
·         Ensure compliance with the organisation and donor regulations and procedures; establishing finance and supporting function policies, systems and procedures, and directing or performing their development, documentation, and implementation
·         Supervise and ensure that the day-to-day accounting operations and financial management functions in field offices are performed in accordance with internal policy and procedures
·         Review and account for procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy of amounts and control over payments
·         Suggests formats for financial reporting to aid financial statement users to better understand the contents of the reports for decision-making and strategic planning purposes
·         Ensures the maintenance of accurate records of financial transactions in order to monitor financial status of project activities
·         Manages the finance department to meet the financial reporting requirements of field management and Headquarters; This function includes ensuring that all financial reports are submitted on or before the deadlines set and contain relevant information for all the users of the financial reports
·         Directs the preparation of all financial reports for external purposes in respect to accounting, legal and contractual requirements
·         Maintains the organisations system of accounts ensuring all accounting data are updated, reconciled and fully supported
·         Oversee training of finance staff and provide technical support to country program and logistics
·         Supervise or prepare budgets
·         Present & facilitate review of actual to budget expenditures with Programme Departmental Heads and State Coordinators
Human Resources Management

·         Supervise the human resource and administrative functions in field offices to ensure their smooth and effective operations
·         Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified program field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with supervisors
·         Collaborate with security officer/programme department to maintain security of staff in the field locations
·         Make frequent site visits to facilities to ensure that appropriate care and training are being conducted and to offer support to field staff
·         Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff
Training / Capacity Building
·         Determine training needs for finance and human resources staff
·         Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability of programmes
Programme Management
·         Assist the Programme department in development of project proposals and reports writing
·         Help Projects Coordinators in tracking projects implementations and measuring it against its indicators using performance based management
Working Relationships
·         Maintain frequent communication with finance officer to ensure finance activities and objectives are communicated
·         Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to project activities
·         Interface with national government and relevant agencies to ensure compliance with varying government regulations
Representation
·         Serve as the principal liaison with donors on matters related to the programme to ensure financial and programmatic accountability to donors
·         Establish and update contact details of potential donors in-country
·         Participate in donor meetings and communicate relevant information to HQ
·         Work with key donor Staff to develop and maintain optimum financial and programmatic relationship
·         Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the NGO community
·         Lead the production of reports and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information.
·         Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organisation, notably through the application of the organisations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors
Security
·         Ensures financial considerations are planned for and implemented as required at each security level
·         Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies
·         Conduct back-up of key internal documents copies
·         Facilitates emergency and non-emergency security expenditures
Qualifications:
·         Minimum of a college or university degree in Accounting or Business Administration; preferably a Master’s degree.
·         Minimum 3-5 years managerial experience in a non-profit organisation or equivalent experience, training and education
·         Extensive experience in the administrative and financial management of overseas programs at the management level
·         Extensive experience in working with computerized accounting systems, preferably QuickBooks
·         Comprehensive knowledge and working experience with EU, CHF, USAID, ECHO, DFID and UN Agencies
·         Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public-private partnerships and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods)
·         Strong writing and presentation skills
·         Proven capabilities in leadership required
·         Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organisation skills
How to Apply
Interested applicant should send her/his CV with covering letter and supporting documents addressing it to the
Human Resource Manager,
The Health Support Organisation;
Closing date: Dec 31st 2016
THESO is an equal opportunity employer and women candidates are encouraged to apply
NB: Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted for interviews.
Job Title: Health Manager – Juba, South Sudan
Categories: Programme
Location: Juba, South Sudan
Start Date: Immediate
Duration: One Year (Extendable and depends on performance)
Position: One (1)
Report to: Programme Director
General Description of the Programme: The Health Support Organisation is a leading registered South Sudanese based international nonprofit organisation dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programmes.
Formed in 2005, incorporated in 2008 by South Sudanese doctors to support the national efforts in addressing health challenges in South Sudan, THESO is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organisation.
Its mission is to implement evidence-based, culturally sensitive, innovative projects promoting health, according to perceived public health needs and priorities as understood through quality research.
By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, THESO rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
THESO is seeking to recruit a Health Manager for its South Sudan programme to be based in Juba.
The Health Manager is primarily responsible for technical design vision, strategy, design, implementation and management of the health programmes at national level.
The Health Manager will work in collaboration with the senior management team and health teams in the field to deliver high-quality health services to the targeted beneficiaries.
The Health Manager will make frequent visits to the field sites to ensure the highest standards of service delivery. S(he) will ensure high-quality clinical services in all THESO-supported health facilities.
S/he will monitor service quality, ensure that all staff are trained and well-supported, pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies are properly managed, and apply clinical-level data to national-level quality improvement efforts.
The Health Manager will represent THESO in the national Health Cluster, Health Forum and other technical working groups.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation
Technical Monitoring and Program Quality
·         Work closely with the Country Director and Programmes Director to ensure smooth running of health programmes and provide technical supervision of, and technical support to the organisation’s health programming activities;
·         Ensure activities are consistent with established best practices, acceptable international (WHO/SPHERE) and national standards as well as ensure programmes across different sites in the country are of comparable quality by encouraging transfer of good practices form one field site to another;
·         Ensure health Programmes utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines according to Ministry of Health Regulation for Migrant Health Services and WHO.
·         Work closely with the senior management and field teams to determine the operational needs of the medical program within the scope of the grants;
·         Oversee the collection and timely reporting of data and statistics for all Programmes (including objectives, indicators and outcomes of health Programmes) according to internal and donor requirements
·         Review monthly field and donor reports and ensure appropriate follow up and decision making on data relevant to the organisations health Programmes;
·         Where feasible work with government health authorities and international agencies such as WHO to ensure implementation of standardized national health information systems
·         Work with field teams, partner agencies and national health authorities for outbreak preparedness and contingency planning
·         Ensure timely and adequate provision of supplies and drugs through review of pharmacy consumption reports, national drug protocols, program budgets, acquisition of partner agency and health information materials.
·         Ensure all stakeholders, including senior management team, the Health Technical Unit and donors are provided with updates, following the established reporting structures.
Program Development
·         Work with senior management team, field teams, regional desk and the Health Technical Unit in strategic planning for future health Programmes.
·         Work with program director and management team to draft concepts for future funding following the protocols and formats of each relevant donor.
·         Provide technical input during proposal development and technical reviews, and feedback to the field to improve the quality of the final proposals;
·         Strive to ensure as much as possible to integrate health with other THESO sectors (Health, WASH, and Nutrition).
Representation
·         Represent the organisation to UN, health cluster, international and national NGOs and Ministry of Health at health coordination meetings as well as other meetings which are relevant to country Programmes and enhance the organisations visibility (I.e. task force meetings, assessment missions, camp coordination meetings, UN coordination meetings, INGO coordination meetings).
·         Serve as the principal liaison with health authorities on matters related to the program to ensure programmatic accountability. Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organisation, notably through the application of the organisations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors.
Human Resources Management
·         Assist in the selection and training of qualified health program staff, recommend promotions, and implement disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with the Country Director and Program Director.
·         Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff.
·         Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability of Programmes.
·         Ensure professional development for expat and national health staff through assessment of training needs and capacity building activities.
·         Support direct supervisors in ensuring staff performance evaluations and professional development plans are in place.
·         Work closely with the medical coordinators and health teams to determine the training needs of the medical staff.
·         Overseeing trainings of all national healthcare staff, including national Doctors, non-physician clinicians, nurses, midwives and other technical staff to ensure that the provided trainings are of acceptable quality and address the identified needs and to ensure sustainability of Programmes
·         Collaborate with national health authorities and relevant international health agencies for the development of an approved curriculum to meet training needs and implement those plans through the management team and field teams;
Working Relationships
·         Work closely with country senior management team and the Health Technical Unit
·         Ensure program progress through communication with Country Director, Programmes Director, Logistics Staff and Finance team to ensure coordination of Programmes supplies are consistent with management of budgets, including budget forecasting, development of spending plans.
Security
·         Collaborate with security Manager in order to maintain security of health staff in the field
·         Ensure application and compliance of security protocols and policies
·         Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies
·         Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within THESO and amongst beneficiaries served by THESO
Compliance & Ethics:
·         Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout The Health Support Organisation.
·         As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of The Health Support Organisation’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
·         Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.
·         Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
“Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.”
Qualifications
“To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.”
·         Minimum medical degree; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health
·         Minimum 3 years’ experience in programmes implementation in developing countries or low-resource setting with an NGO at the Manager level relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and communicable diseases or equivalent combination of education and experience.
·         Must have excellent communications skills, both oral and written
·         Must have excellent self-motivation skills
·         Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters staff, as well as donor agencies, government officials, and other NGO’s; the ability to work with a broad spectrum of people
·         Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
·         Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
·         Ability to relate to and motivate staff effectively
·         Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
·         Ability to assume non-medical responsibilities from time to time to cover for other team members
·         Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public-private partnerships and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods)
·         Proven capabilities in leadership required
·         Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organisation skills
How to Apply
Interested applicant should send her/his CV with covering letter and supporting documents addressing it to the
Human Resource Manager,
The Health Support Organisation;
Closing date: Dec 31st 2016
THESO is an equal opportunity employer and women candidates are encouraged to apply
NB: Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted for interviews.

Job Title: Interim Programme Director, Nairobi – Kenya
Categories: Programme
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Start Date: Immediate
Duration: One Year (Extendable and depends on performance)
Position: One (1)
Report to: Chief Executive Officer
General Description of the Programme: The Health Support Organisation is a leading registered South Sudanese based international nonprofit organisation dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programmes.
Formed in 2005, incorporated in 2008 by South Sudanese doctors to support the national efforts in addressing health challenges in South Sudan, THESO is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organisation.
Its mission is to implement evidence-based, culturally sensitive, innovative projects promoting health, according to perceived public health needs and priorities as understood through quality research.
By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, THESO rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
THESO is seeking to recruit a Programme Director for its Kenya programme to be based in the regional office in Nairobi.
The Programme Director (PD) will lead the strategic development and overall management of the rapidly growing THESO Kenya Country Programme.
The Programme Director is overall responsible for building the capacity of THESO team and for cultivating a performance based results-focused culture, ensuring programme, research and operational departments work in an integrated manner and towards a common vision.
The Programme Director anticipates and manages risks, fostering a culture of accountability, and ensuring organisational resources are used in a cost-effective manner to maximize impact.
The Programme Director is also responsible for positioning THESO as a leading international organisation in the health sector in Kenya through actively representing THESO at national policy forums and managing its partnership with the Ministry of Health and relationships with other relevant Government departments.
In addition, the Programme Director builds strategic partnerships and institutional relationships, which will further THESO’s organisational mandate.
The Programme Director ensures that knowledge generated by the Country Programme is effectively documented and shared in order to inform ongoing quality improvement processes in THESO’s programming, and its advocacy and policy engagement initiatives in Kenya, Africa and globally.
 Key Responsibilities
Strategic Programme Development
·         Provides vision and guidance in overseeing the development of the Country Programme’s multi-year strategic and annual plans in line with THESO’s vision, mission and strategic priorities, including narrative, action plans and budgets.
·         Actively contribute to the national and international organisation’s overall strategic planning processes.
·         Leads direct reports in the delivery of annual plans, providing strategic direction through prioritizing and organising actions and resources to achieve programme and organisational objectives, as well as providing technical input and advice.
·         Provides oversight to ensure that programme and research activities are implemented in line with organisational standards and best practices, and in accordance with internal and external commitments.
·         Ensures that THESO is appropriately accountable to programme beneficiaries, the Ministry of Health, other partners, and complies with all guidelines and laws relevant to its sector work and overall operations.
·         Manage THESO’s partnership with the Ministry of Health and relationship with other relevant Government departments.
·         Builds strategic partnerships and institutional relationships with like-minded actors and organisations which will further THESO’s organisational mandate.
·         Oversees the negotiation and management of formal partnership agreements, to ensure all parties meet their commitments and achieve the intended impacts.
·         Oversees the management of donor grants and ensures full compliance with donor agreements including the delivery of committed results, appropriate management of financial resources in line with donor regulations, and timely submission of reports.
·         For major programme grants from Kenyan-based donors, act as the official channel of communication for donor contacts and negotiate any agreement amendments/addendums and budget revisions.
·         Provides oversight and direction to ensure alignment between programmatic work and the organisational M&E framework, routine collection of M&E data in accordance with internal and external requirements.
·         Ensure that M&E data is routinely used to assess and improve programme performance, to report on results, and to contribute to overall organizational learning.
Operations Oversight
·         Provides leadership, management and development of national and international staff. Line manages members of the senior management team (SMT), mentoring key position holders, identifying capacity-building needs.
·         Responsible for the overall financial management of the Country Programme
·         Ensures financial controls, accountability standards, procedures and records are in place and adhered to as per THESO’s financial policies and procedures.
·         Oversee the management of the allocation of resources and assets, ensuring that appropriate monitoring and control mechanisms are in place and that these are maintained at all levels.
·         Manage the overall country budget within approved spending levels and oversee monthly cash flow to ensure steady and adequate funds for operational and programme expenditure.
·         Maintains an overview of potential/current funding gaps and ensures these are incorporated into HQ and globally-initiated proposals/donor asks.
·         Ensures adherence by all Kenyan Country Programme staff to THESO organisational policies and procedures.
Advocacy and Representation
·         Represents THESO to local and national authorities, donors and relevant partners, and as part of media and external visits.
·         Actively participate in national policy forums and working groups, and other relevant forums in Kenya and internationally, in order to further THESO’s vision and mandate.
·         Ensure programmatic work is informed by, and responsive to, national and international developments in policy and practice, and where appropriate, contributes to developments in and changes to policy/practice.
·         Contribute to the ongoing development of THESO’s advocacy strategy and agenda, ensuring programmatic alignment to its global objectives and translating these into appropriate action in the Kenyan context.
·         In collaboration with other actors (civil society, government, donor and/or multi-lateral), identify areas of potential influence and ensure that knowledge and evidence generated by THESO’s Country Programme and organisationally is effectively applied at local, national and international levels in order to realize THESO’s vision and bring positive change to its target groups.
Fund Development
·         Explore, assess and present in-country and regional funding opportunities relevant to THESO’s strategic priorities and Country Programme plans. Develop and maintain positive relationships with in-country donor agencies.
·         Develop an annual both in-country and global development and humanitarian plan and negotiate annual fundraising and cost-recovery targets. Oversee the implementation of the plan; support and direct related fund development in the head office.
·         Contribute to the writing and review process of institutional proposals initiated ensuring alignment to plans and identified funding needs.
Organizational Development
·         Assess opportunities for organisational development and growth programme and the resources/systems/capacities required to support these potential areas. Identify areas of current work that requires further support, capacity building and/or resources.
·         Participate in strategic organisational discussions, processes and working groups to expand current, or develop new, areas of programmatic work at THESO Headquarters. Contribute to organisational policy development processes, contributing Kenyan experience and perspectives.
Qualifications
·         MPH or equivalent post graduate degree in International Health, Development Studies, International Relations or similar discipline. Medical Doctor with a post graduate master in public health is strongly preferred.
·         Experienced leader with at least 5-10 years’ senior management experience in multiple countries; at least 3-5 years as the head of a medium to large country programme of an INGO that focuses on health, preferably in Sub Sahara Africa
·         Minimum of 3 years’ international experience working in public health, health systems strengthening and health management programming; strong knowledge and experience of the health and nutrition clusters in developing countries
·         Extensive experience in high level representation at policy level, managing government relations and working in partnership with MOH’s and other national level stakeholders, with demonstrated success in bringing about evidence-based policy change at the organisational and local/national government levels
·         Demonstrated success in country programme strategic planning, programme design and organisational development
·         Track record in building, leading and developing high performance teams with a range of backgrounds and expertise
·         Proven track record is building a sustainable funding base for programmes including securing medium to large-scale institutional grants
·         Extensive experience in budget control, budget management and donor compliance is highly desirable
·         Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of complex programmes; practical understanding of quantitative and qualitative research data collection in support of programme development
·         Sound understanding of practical innovation within the health sector and the ability to foster organisational culture that champions this approach
·         Ability to identify and analyze opportunities that contribute to strategic aims, and translate them into practical plans and actions
·         Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal, relationship-building, negotiating communication and diplomatic skills; excellent verbal and written English skills
How to Apply
Interested applicant should send her/his CV with covering letter and supporting documents addressing it to the
Human Resource Manager,
The Health Support Organisation;
email: info@theso.org
Closing date: Dec 31st 2016
THESO is an equal opportunity employer and women candidates are encouraged to apply
NB: Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted for interviews.

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