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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Pathfinder International

Pathfinder International is the prime contractor for the USAID Afya Pwani Program in Kenya.

Afya Pwani seeks to improve and increase access and utilization of quality health services in Kenya through strengthened service delivery and institutional capacity of County health systems in Taita Taveta, Kwale, Mombasa, Kilifi and Lamu Counties.
We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual in the following area:
Communications Manager / Technical Writer
Location: Mombasa

The Communications Manager / Technical Writer will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Pathfinder International Kenya internal and external communications.
Key Accountabilities:
·         Develop, produce, disseminate and distribute Afya Pwani and Pathfinder International- Kenya communication materials in clear and accessible manner for a range of technical and non-technical audiences.
·         Serve as the point of contact with USAID Kenya on media and public relations matters as well as the in-house expert on branding, marking, and positioning of Afya Pwani communications materials and deliverables.
·         Providing advice to the Chief of Party, other staff members, grantees and Afya Pwani, partners on media engagement, deliverables, outreach, communications and public relations issues.
·         Work with Program, Finance and Administrative teams to ensure timely submission of high quality quarterly, semi-annual, annual and end of program reports to donors and HQ.
·         Coordinate and manage updates to program documents; work closely with Program Technical and Research and Metrics Unit (RMU) staff to revise content and edit, for clarity, readability, consistency and grammar.
·         Ad hoc support to all of Kenya’s Pathfinder offices and the Pathfinder Uganda office specifically copy editing of quarterly / annual reports as well as other technical and information education communication materials produced by these offices.
·         Provide technical writing support, strategic input as well as help facilitate partner meetings and design workshops for funding proposals and new business development.
·         Liaise with HQ staff, field teams and prospective partners to coordinate technical input for funding proposals.
The successful candidate should possess a Master’s Degree in Knowledge Management and/or a development area or a Master’s Degree in any Social Science disciplines from a recognized university.
He/She must have at least 5 years’ professional communications experience as a writer/editor preferably in Reproductive Health, International Health and/or HIV/AIDS.
The candidate should demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, high level of conceptual and strategic thinking as well as writing and editing skills.

Senior MNCH Technical Advisor
Location: Kilifi
The Senior Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Technical Advisor will provide strategic direction and overall technical leadership for MNCH / Family Planning (FP) related activities.
Key Accountabilities:
·         Oversee the implementation of activities and interventions from a technical perspective and adjust to strategies based on lessons learnt from early implementation and other field experiences.
·         Provide direct Technical Assistance (TA) and support to program counterparts as well as health facilities in the areas of expertise including MNCH, FP/Reproductive Health (RH) and Malaria.
·         Management and human capacity development in performance and Quality Improvement (QI).
·         Design, implementation and monitoring of all MNCH/FP activities.
·         Lead activities related to identification of MNCH/FP service delivery barriers and initiate innovative approaches to address them.
·         Support program monitoring of technical quality MNCH/FP activities.
·         Model a proactive and problem-solving attitude which encourages teamwork as well as fosters high motivation and enthusiasm amongst colleagues.
·         Use knowledge of best practices in MNCH, FP/RH and Malaria to direct strategic planning, implementation and evaluation.
·         Provide support to operationalize health policies, ensure client responsive services as well as optimal use of government and donor resources.
The successful candidate should have a Master’s Degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology; a Master’s Degree in Public Health will be an added advantage.
He/She must have at least 8 years’ experience in providing hands-on Technical Assistance in MNCH/RH/FP leadership to various teams.
Familiarity with the political, social, economic and cultural context of working in Kilifi County is required.

MNCH Manager
Location: Kilifi

The Maternal, Newborn and Child Health(MNCH) Manager will work closely with the MNCH/Family Planning(FP) team under the guidance of the Senior MNCH/FP Advisor to provide support to MNCH/FP related activities in Kilifi County.
Key Accountabilities:
·         Support and contribute to the design, implementation and monitoring of all MNCH, Reproductive Health (RH)/FP activities.
·         In collaboration with the MNCH/FP team, identify barriers to MNCH, RH/FP uptake of services and develop innovative approaches/strategies to addressing the barriers.
·         Support provision of quality of MNCH, RH/FP services.
·         Mentor and provide support supervision to health care providers providing MNCH/FP services in Afya Pwani supported facilities.
·         Prepare technical documentation and reports related to: project MNCH, RH/FP activities as well as results for donors, government stakeholders and partner organizations.
·         Apply best practices in MNCH, RH/FP activities to guide strategic planning and implementation.
·         Design innovative ways of working with young adolescent mothers to promote uptake of quality MNCH RH/FP services.
·         Provide direct Technical Assistance (TA) and support to program counterparts and health facilities, in the areas of expertise including MNCH, RH/FP.
·         Support On-the-Job Trainings (OJTs) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) in MNCH, RH/FP to Afya Pwani supported facilities.
The successful candidate should have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing with a proven progressive working experience over the years.
A Masters’ Degree will be an added advantage.
He/She must have at least 7 years’ hands-on experience in RH, FP and HIV/AIDS fields.
Familiarity with the political, social, economic and cultural context of working in Kilifi County is required.

Administrative Assistant – Finance & Administration
Location: Mombasa
The Administrative Assistant shall be reporting to the Senior Finance Director and will provide administrative support to the Senior Finance Director& Finance team on different project activities.
The role involves performing daily routine tasks on finance and procurement as key areas.
Key Accountabilities:
·         Manage the Senior Director of Finance & Administration’s diary, correspondence, travel and accommodation and booking flights as well as relevant documentation (TAF/TEV) for staff.
·         Provide administrative services to all programs, finance and administration for various project teams in addition to providing rapporteur services for departmental and other meetings.
·         Develop and manage an efficient and effective filing and documentation system for the office of the Director of Finance and Administration.
·         Receive and coordinate functions for finance & administration and HR departments procurement needs including raising requisitions in Serenic and follow up to ensure timely delivery of goods/services in addition to backstopping for the Procurement team.
·         Track admin budgets, invoices, attach them to the paperwork – LPO and forward for processing.
·         Provide effective support to the Country Procurement team by taking Minutes and keep records as well as perform any other duties as may be assigned.
The successful candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or an equivalent from a recognized University.
He/She must have at least 5 years’ administrative support experience in a similar role preferably in NGOs.
The candidate should be detail-oriented, willing to learn in a fast-paced office environment.
Prior working experience in procurement and finance will be an added advantage.
How to Apply
Candidates who meet the above requirements should send their CV and cover letter; detailing current and expected salary, referees as well as daytime telephone contacts to the following email address:
Closing date for applications is 16th August 2018.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Pathfinder International Kenya wishes to all alert members of the public to exercise extreme caution that our organization handles all recruitments directly through our Human Resources Department and not recruiting agencies.
*Pathfinder International is an equal opportunity employer*

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