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NGO Jobs in Kenya - RTI International

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

Founded as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina in 1958, RTI offers  innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. It has a worldwide staff of more than 5,000 people.

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

RTI anticipates staffing the following job position for TUSOME, a donor funded Project. 

TUSOME Project is a national literacy intervention focused on curriculum support, teacher training and teaching material development to improve the quality of early grade instruction in formal and non-formal schools through a reading intervention.

Regional Education Program Officer (Garissa)

S/he will provide technical support for the implementation of technical reading activities, development of assessment for reading in English and Kiswahili, development of instructional material, including lesson guides and contribute to the revision of the same and also train and support Curriculum Support Officers (CSOs) on specified frameworks as funded by the client and agreed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST).
Required qualifications and experience:
·                     Bachelors of Education or its equivalent and eight (8) years of experience in the education sector, M.A./M.Ed. preferred; 
·                     Understanding of scientifically-based reading research; 
·                     Knowledge of a balanced early literacy framework understanding; 
·                     Knowledge of Kiswahili and English transition instruction strategies; 
·                     Familiarity with the policies and procedures of the MoEST and local school communities. 
·                     Candidates from the local county locations preferred.
Driver –  Nairobi

1 Position

S/he will drive project / office staff members, consultants and other visitors on project / office business. 

S/he will ensure that the vehicle has all required registrations / licensing and inspections, and that necessary documentation is retained with the vehicle as well as 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; supporting in project logistics activities.

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 with rural terrain preferred. 
·                     Experience in logistics support is an added advantage. 
·                     Oral and written English and Kiswahili language fluency is necessary. 
·                     Candidates from the local county locations preferred.

Finance Specialist (Nairobi)

S/he will be responsible for providing support in overseeing smooth daily accounting operations of project efforts including field activities, linking with administrative and logistical teams on key procurement tasks for implementation of project activities. 

S/he will be working closely with the Finance Manager in ensuring efficient daily project accounting including preparing activity budgets, analysis of project actual costs against budget and processing of allowances through MPESA system etc. 

S/he will maintain regular contact with the field Team in the field Offices to ensure that the project receives support in the specific functional areas of the role and respond to compliance issues raised by Q&A team.

The candidate need to be knowledgeable about work plan implementation through regular interaction with the technical team and Chief of Party. 

S/he will need to be aware of, and adheres to RTI’s, and Client’s, financial, procurement and administrative procedures in all activities. 

Provides Technical leadership to the finance Assistants and assignments associated with accounts payable and receivables.

·                      Bachelor’s degree with at least 4 years relevant experience, or Master’s degree and 3 years of experience, in international development projects, preferably donor-funded, CPA (K) or equivalent required. 
·                     Knowledge of general Finance and Accounting procedures and advanced skills in MS excel.
·                     Experience in Budget preparation, use of MPESA system for bulk payment and use of Quick Books will be an added advantage. 
·                     Willingness to be flexible in working hours and adapt to changing priorities and deadlines. 
·                     Experience with General ledger reconciliations, Supplier payments, invoice processing, travel advance Management and activity budgeting. 
·                     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 and tax regulations and procurement procedures a plus.
How to Apply

To apply, email your cover letter and CV to hrapplications@nb.rti.orgby 18th December, 2017.

Applicants must include 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. 

Please note: RTI International does not use agents or require any form of payment in the recruitment process.

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