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Technical Specialist – Pharmacy 

Purpose of the Position
The incumbent will be the focal point person for all Global Fund pharmacy activities. He / She will monitor the national pipelines for all TB commodities to ensure that adequate quantities of required commodities are readily available for distribution.
The position holder will provide technical assistance and support for the development and management of a national procurement plan for all TB related commodities.
He /She will be responsible for conducting quarterly integrated supportive supervision of TB centres and develop SOPs for use in the management of TB commodities. Main

Responsibilities

·         Develop and periodically review Pharmacovigilance (PV) guidelines and written instructions.
·         Ensure quarterly reporting on Pharmacovigilance, Drug Resistance Surveillance (DRS) and Rational use of drugs.
·         Lead Capacity Assessment and training initiatives focusing on Tuberculosis management centers and follow-up on the implementation of capacity-building plans.
·         Provide training to key partners and stakeholders on quantification and forecasting, storage, Logistics Management Information System (LMIS), distribution and rational use of drugs.
·         Lead in the Quality Assurance and Quality Control of medical products at all levels of the supply chain.
·         Participate in Annual Evaluation Missions by Global Drug Facility and other missions.
·         Participate in the supply chain technical working group meeting with stakeholders that will include; Ministry of Health, UNICEF Somalia, WHO-Somalia and UNFPA – Somalia.
·         Responsible for the maintenance and implement the LMIS system
·         Responsible for the maintenance and updating of the Global Fund Price Quality Reporting (PQR) database.
·         Maintain an auditable procurement documentation in compliance with Global Fund standards.
·         Act as a resource person for all pharmaceutical matters in the implementation of the Global Fund grant.

Qualifications

·         Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy.
·         At least 5 years of relevant work experience in public care health management.
·         Knowledge in procurement and distribution of pharmaceuticals will be an added advantage.
·         Past experience in implementation of Global Fund grants will be an added advantage.
·         Should demonstrate experience in capacity-building and excellent report writing skills.
·         Strong organisational skills and ability to work in a team and culturally diverse environment.
·         Excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgment, communication skills, ability to identify and resolve policy and operational constraints.
·         Knowledge of appropriate systems and tools for data analysis and reporting.
·         Should demonstrate ability to multitask, set priorities and work with minimal supervision.
Work environment: This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya but will require frequent travel to Somalia.
How to apply:
For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV, current and expected salary, with names of three referees.
Application deadline is June 20, 2018 at midnight.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse related offenses. World Vision is an equal opportunity employer. World Vision does not use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks. More information about vacancies can be found on our official careers pagehttps://careers.wvi.org/.

Regional IT Director, East Africa
Job description

Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within the East Africa Region where WVI is registered to operate.
Purpose Of Position
The Regional IT Director is responsible for providing IT leadership in the region, managing and maintaining global IT processes and standards in the region. This position manages multiple IT processes and is accountable for IT services in the region.
Individuals within the IT leadership job family have responsibility for activities that contribute to planning, creating and implementing an IT vision and strategy that is aligned with the global IT strategic plan so as to enable the regional business strategy. They provide input to the development of global IT standards, technology architecture, technology evaluation and transfer. They manage small to large teams of IT staff in the region who are responsible for delivering and supporting IT solutions for the business and customers. They provide technical and business leadership to IT team in the region as well as to the business.
The Regional IT Director is also responsible for analyzing trends in technology, assessing the impact of emerging technologies on the business, providing solutions to address technology and business issues, and managing financial resources while ensuring the development of high-quality technology solutions. These solutions must be developed at the best possible cost and be aligned with customer and business needs while establishing relationships with employees and key internal and external stakeholders. They are also responsible for participating and providing input into the development of an IT governance framework that defines the working relationships and sharing of IT components among various IT groups within the organization.
To be successful, individuals must possess a combination of business, technical and leadership skills and competencies. This requires an understanding of organization’s business needs, processes and functions. They also need a solid knowledge of IT infrastructure, architecture, applications development and support, networks, and computer operations. In addition, individuals working in this role must have excellent communication skills and the ability to influence others.
The Regional IT Director has a matrix reporting to the Senior Director of Operations (SDO) for the region.

Key Responsibilities

Business and IT Strategy:
·         Develops the tactical components and strategies to achieve goals at an enterprise level.
·         Works with business partners to understand business needs.
·         Manages the development and implementation of IT initiatives to support business strategy.
·         Change Management
Articulates change.
·         Is active and visible throughout the change process.
·         Provides frequent, communication to department/organization and clients about the change (i.e., rationale, expected outcomes, the “big” picture) and the impact of the change (individual and business).
·         Builds a coalition of sponsorship (managers, staff and clients) and manages resistance to the change
·         Identifies and removes obstacles to change.
Governance
·         Leads or participates in a customer advisory board to manage IT services demand.
·         Communicates client’s needs and priorities and provides feedback on pricing and investment.
Architecture
·         Provides input to technology planning within multiple functional areas.
·         Implements solutions consistent with current and future architecture.
·         Process Improvements
·         Manages the improvement processes that impact customer satisfaction and relationships.
·         Owns the designated processes and is accountable for ensuring that established processes are followed.
Finance
·         Owns and manages the Regional IT budget
·         Participates in the development of IT budgets.
·         Tracks and takes appropriate steps to stay within budget.
·         Provides high-quality services at optimal cost to customers.
·         Measures service performance and implements improvements.
IT Technology Development
·         Directs the development, implementation and support of technology solutions required to increase business efficiency and effectiveness.
·         Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
·         Participates and provides input to the SLA development process.
·         Ensures internal SLAs are met.
Vendor Management
·         Provides advice and counsel to the vendor relationship decision-making and contract development processes.

·         Reviews service provider performance.
·         Identifies and confirms performance problems and notifies contract managers.
Resource Management
·         Meets regularly with team to gather work statuses.
·         Discusses work progress and obstacles.
·         Provides advice, guidance, encouragement and constructive feedback.
·         Ensures work, information, ideas, and technology flow freely across teams.
·         Establishes measurable individual and team objectives that are aligned with business and organizational goals.
·         Documents and presents performance assessments.
·         Recognizes and rewards associates commensurate with performance.
·         Implements organizational practices for staffing, EEO, diversity, performance management, development, reward and recognition, and retention.
·         Workforce Planning
·         Identifies the roles, skills and knowledge required to achieve goals.
·         Ensures staff has the resources and skills needed to support all work initiatives within a limited number of COCs or functions.
·         Participates in IT workforce deployment activities.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.
·         Requires leadership, business knowledge, negotiation skills and experience/in-depth knowledge of IT infrastructure operations and/or software implementation and support across multiple countries.
·         Requires demonstrated ability to launch and deliver one or more IT project(s) across multiple countries on time and within budget.
·         Typically has 10 to 15 years of IT and business/industry work experience, with knowledge of one process/service.
·         Requires experience in managing teams and building relationships with people at a variety of levels.
·         Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.
·         Effective in written and verbal communication in English.
·         Industry certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, CoBIT, ISACA, PMI, etc.
Work Environment/Travel
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time
How to Apply

Program Officer- Wash Grants 
Purpose of the Position:
To coordinate and ensure the successful implementation of WASH grants activities and interventions that directly contributes to the attainment of child wellbeing aspirations. The incumbent will oversee implementation, documentation of WASH grants projects, mobilize appropriate resources for any new opportunity for a similar grant and undertake capacity building of the project staff In order to successfully do so, the grant coordinator must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Responsibilities

·         Supervision and timely implementation of WASH grants 40%
·         Provide innovative and strategic leadership, effective management and timely administrative support for WASH grants interventions;
·         Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to initiatives developed in coordination with NO WASH team are effectively implemented by the relevant APs.
·         Ensure that requisite monitoring tools (4D matrices, DIPs, ITTs and Log frames), donor guidelines are adhered to by the relevant ADPs.
·         Coordinate in liaison with the National WASH coordinator to effectively support relevant ADP WASH staff to carry out assessments, designs, measurements of construction and in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures
·         Review all engineering surveys, assessments, evaluations, studies, designs and terms of reference and bills of quantities from the relevant ADPs
·         Collaborate with all line ministries and other relevant departments in providing technical support and assistance related to WASH projects Quality Assurance, engagement with partners and provide technical support to staff 30%
·         Oversee Implementation of WASH to ensure quality, effectiveness as per the project design and guidelines.
·         Ensure that all WASH interventions of these projects meet or exceed planned outcomes and are implemented in full compliance with GOK, WHO, SPHERE and other relevant partnership and international standards and guidelines;
·         Collaborate with the NO WASH to provide ADPs with the appropriate technical orientation needed to achieve child wellbeing outcomes;
·         Ensure that all staff implementing these projects meet or exceed basic professional requirements and conduct themselves in accordance with WV policies and principals;
·         Ensure that all staff implementing these projects are successfully engaging with key internal and external stakeholders, including other WVK entities (F, P&C) as well as Support Office, Community, government, church and other civil society representatives in order to maximize the impact of interventions
·         Collaborate with NO WASH team to provide relevant ADPs with the appropriate technical orientation needed to achieve proposed child wellbeing outcomes. Monitoring, Evaluation and budget Utilization 20%
·         Coordinate in liaison with the NO WASH team to effectively support the relevant ADP WASH and Construction staff to carry out monitoring and evaluation activities in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures;
·         Conduct field monitoring visits to ADPs implementing the relevant projects. He/she is also responsible for facilitating visiting delegations/donors
·         Provide financial oversight and budget utilization for the projects
·         Collaborate with Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and other relevant departments in providing technical support and assistance to the projects
·         Capacity building of staff and communities as stipulated in project designs and guidelines as well as promoting relevant advocacy on WASH issues
·         Ensure that ADP staff monitor the timely and effective implementation of response plans to all financial and operational audit findings of the projects initiatives, and take the needed measures to prevent such findings from recurring in the future
·         In liaison with the regional program enhancement officer and NO WASH team, develop TOR for projects evaluations. Preparation of implementation reports, documentation of best practices and fundraising 10%
·         Review and consolidated monthly, quarterly, semi- annual, annual, and end of projects reports and ensure that the reports are prepared in a timely manner and in accordance with donors and WV Kenya requirements.
·         Ensure that appropriate donor engagement and proposal development activities are successfully carried out as appropriate
·         Support timely development of funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with ADP leadership, NO WASH specialist and grant acquisition Group.
·         Document and disseminate best practices on completed initiatives and projects.

Qualifications:

·         Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University
·         Minimum 5 years’ experience with regards to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development with bias in WASH and construction projects;
·         Minimum least 2 years’ experience in leadership position
·         Must be results orientated leader who can handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands and;
·         Good public relations skills
·         Must be a strong team player.
·         Must be a committed Christian who is able to stand above denominational and cultural diversity challenges;
·         Must be able to provide spiritual leadership within but not limited to chapel and daily devotions;
·         Must have outstanding oral and written communications and relationship skills and;
·         Must be willing to perform other duties as required.
How to apply:
For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV, current and expected salary, with names of three referees.
Application deadline is June 20, 2018 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse related offenses. World Vision is an equal opportunity employer. World Vision does not use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks. More information about vacancies can be found on our official careers pagehttps://careers.wvi.org/.

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