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Finance Assistant 

Ref: 04/CHS/FA/2018
CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Finance Assistant in its Key Population Project.
This project will support the provision of high quality HIV prevention and treatment services targeting sex workers, Men who have sex with men (MSM) and Female Sex Workers (FSW) in Machakos and Kitui Counties.

Job Function
Reporting administratively to the Program Manager and functionally Senior Finance Officer, the Finance Assistant will ensure proper recording of project expenditures in the Key Population Project.

Responsibilities

·         Responsible for making payments via MPESA platform to field staff, workshop participants and movement of funds in Utility and M-Pesa platform.
·         Preparing payment requisitions (invoicing in Navision system) and relevant documents and processing for payment.
·         Ensuring timely payments of monthly bills and utilities to vendors and suppliers.
·         Preparing statutory payments such as withholding tax, HELB, NSSF, NHIF, NITA and ensure timely and compliance with regulatory bodies.
·         Preparing bank reconciliations and follow up on any outstanding items.
·         Maintaining an updated filing system and ensuring posting of all transactions.
·         Maintain a monthly creditor aged analysis
·         Maintain a system for the use of the office Imprest/ petty cash and undertake a monthly cash verification procedure to ensure proper use of the imprest.
·         Ensure full compliance with USG and CHS policies and regulations.
·         Maintain a proper system of advances to employees, according to CHS policy
·         Ensure optimum utilisation of resources within the program

Qualifications

·         Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting Option) or Business Studies from a recognized university
·         A professional seeking accountancy qualification, such as CPA (part 1)
·         Minimum of two (2) years’ relevant work experience in an NGO
·         Computer literate and working experience in NAVISION accounting package.
·         Understanding the donor rules and regulations requirements
·         Familiarity with the local and International accounting and auditing standards

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer 
Ref: 02/CHS/PO/2018
CHS is currently sourcing for high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individuals to fill the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – HIV Prevention (Key Populations in its Key Populations Project. This project will support the provision of high-quality HIV prevention and treatment services targeting sex workers, Men who have sex with men (MSM) and Female Sex Workers (FSW) in Machakos and Kitui Counties.
Purpose
Reporting to Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for coordinating all M&E field-related activities and providing constant feedback to the program teams and health care workers in DICES

Responsibilities

·         Facilitate routine data management activities that include; data collection, cleaning, validation, compilation analysis, and reporting to relevant stakeholders.
·         Facilitate the process of developing the capacity of health care workers to monitor and evaluate strategic programming for key populations.
·         Ensure timely and proper implementation of the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) monitoring and evaluation guidelines including the roll-out of new tools in all CHS-supported DICEs.
·         Contribute in the review and/or development of monitoring and evaluation tools and systems that are responsive to data needs.
·         Strengthen data utilization for decision making at DICES, counties and program level.
·         Work closely with stakeholders to strengthen systems for monitoring client’s outcomes; monitoring the quality of care; tracing clients who default; and data quality assurance.
·         Support data quality initiatives and prepare data analysis required for program performance review as well as for quarterly and annual progress reports.
·         Provide expertise in developing and/or review of indicators for monitoring and evaluation of program performance.
·         Document best M&E practices and disseminate the same to relevant stakeholders.
·         Respond to ad hoc requests for collection and analysis of data when the need arises.
·         Act as a link between CHS and stakeholders on all dices data related issues.
·         Actively contribute and participate in conducting project self-assessments and addressing the M&E capacity gaps that are identified.
·         Assist all relevant stakeholders to make use of data to aid informed decision-making by availing analyzed datasets.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Biostatistics, Information Technology or any other related discipline.
·         Training in M&E systems will be an added advantage.
·         At least 3 years’ experience in supporting M&E systems for public health projects.
·         Proficiency in the use of spreadsheet packages (Ms-excel), database management systems (Ms-Access or Epi-Info), Ms-Word, Ms-Power-Point, the internet, SPSS or STATA.
·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
·         Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
·         Good analytical and presentation skills

Prevention Officer – Key Populations
Ref No (03/CHS/PO/2018)
Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation that utilises local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence-informed solutions and interventions to address existing and emerging public health concerns.
Overall Job Function
Reporting to the Program Manager – HIV Prevention (Key Population) Program, the Prevention Officers will be responsible for planning, coordinating and providing technical assistance to outreach workers and peer educators to help them implement efficient and effective HIV prevention programs targeting KPs.

Responsibilities

·         Plan and coordinate the implementation of HIV prevention programs among key populations within their area of coverage.

·         Establish, strengthen and coordinate key populations outreach team for optimum coverage and reach with HIV prevention services.
·         Collaborate with HTS counsellors to ensure 100% linkage and retention in care for KPLWHIV.
·         Network and collaborate with governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs, CBOs, FBOs) involved in key populations programming.
·         Disseminate information, education and communication materials on advocacy for key populations
·         Regularly document processes of key populations programming activities, highlighting challenges and lessons learned.
·         Maintain contact directories for NGOs, FBOs and CBOs involved with key populations programs, including key activities undertaken by each for complete linked – referrals.
·         Prepare monthly work plans for clinical outreach activities to mapped KP hotspots and prepare summary reports after every planned outreach.
·         Ensure HIV prevention commodities stock is adequate at all times.
·         Prepare and submit monthly reports to the government and the program.
·         Perform any other relevant duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

·         Degree in social sciences, public health, community development or a related field.
·         At least three (3) years working experience in key populations in Kenya with two years’ experience in HIV prevention activities in community settings with skills in training and facilitation, monitoring and evaluation.
·         Familiarity with Kenya’s HIV epidemic and the status of HIV programs among key populations is desirable.
·         Computer literate and able to work with minimal supervision.
·         Strong analytical and presentation skills.
·         Ability to work independently but also as a team member.
·         Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.
·         Strong leadership, facilitation and decision-making skills.
·         Excellent interpersonal communication.

Program Manager
Reference Number: 01/CHS/PM/2018
Purpose
Reporting to the Program Director – Naishi Project the Program Manager will provide overall strategy for CHS-Naishi’s support for HIV prevention activities to ensure that the goals and objectives of the program’s prevention activities are achieved with a special focus on Key Populations.
The position will provide oversight, technical assistance and capacity building. The position holder will be the in-house expert for mainstreaming and integrating key population needs in all HIV/AIDS services across most health facilities supported by the program through mentorship of prevention officers on the implementation of an efficient and effective program.

Responsibilities

·         Provide strategy for the provision of HIV prevention messaging and counselling services to key populations including HIV testing services as per the national guidelines coordinate assessments, site strengthening, follow-up and supervision of integrated HIV prevention and treatment services for key, priority and other at-risk populations
·         Establish systems to ensure KP programs function as per the national guidelines, periodically monitor KP risk behaviour patterns and provide feedback for programmatic adjustments where necessary.
·         Supervise the work of prevention officers in KP targeted peer-led and hotspot based outreach, providing technical and managerial guidance for conducting their work efficiently.
·         Conduct monthly reflection and review meetings with the field officers
·         Undertake specific capacity building initiatives for prevention officers.
·         Oversee data review and DDIU activities for HTS and services to KPs, monitor the core KPs program indicators and provide feedback to respective County Health Management Team, NASCOP KP program and funding agency.
·         Organize and coordinate journal review meetings and CMES for technical staff. Provide regular updates to the line manager on KP programs
·         Represent the organization in various technical and other working groups established.
·         Contribute to the program executive management team.
·         Lead KP program stakeholders’ engagement initiatives on behalf of the organization
·         Perform any other relevant duties/assignments that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

·         A degree in public health, nursing, social science, behavioural sciences or other related fields required. A clinical credential such as MD, nursing degree, and/or experience working in clinical settings will be an added advantage.
·         Minimum five (5) years working experience in HIV&AIDS programs with at least three (3) years working in combination prevention of HIV and STI transmission
·         Minimum of four (4) years working experience on issues relating to HIV programming for Key Populations (SW, MSM, and PWID) within developing country settings required.
·         Demonstrated knowledge of gender inequalities, stigma, economic barriers, discrimination and the legal rights and status of key populations in Kenya
·         Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff.
·         Strong public health and strategic thinking background showing resourcefulness, initiative, leadership qualities, skills to deal with difficult situations and sensitive areas
·         Demonstrated ability to identify, assess, analyze, synthesize and provide recommendations on key political and technical issues.
·         Strong writing skills.
·         Experience and competence in public health evaluation, including working with data sets and more than average data analysis capabilities.
Other Qualifications
·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·         Ability to handle multiple priorities and a team leader.
·         Excellent analytical and presentation skills
·         Innovative with a high degree of initiative
How to Apply
Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to vacancies@chskenya.org clearly indicating the subject title as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – HIV Prevention Key Population )  by Thursday, August 16, 2018 by 5.00PM
Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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