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Green Zone Agencies (GZA), desires to enable the Orphan and Vulnerable Children live in peace, with dignity, be in good health, and have access to essential resources. We strive to support and promote Human rights for this vulnerable population in Nyanza, in order to achieve an equal and just society.

The Organization works in collaboration with local groups and other organizations through partnerships in order to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS, sexual and gender-based violence issues and improve people’s livelihood.
GZA empowers local and county-level OVC stakeholders to strengthen the formal and informal HIV, child protection systems and services as well as linkages between them, including multi-sectorial service referrals and coordination to ensure quality service delivery to OVC and their Households.
To advance this, GZA desires to integrate OVC/HCBC with the ART (AIDS Relief) and other on-going OVC-PEPFAR programs, ensure that the OVC/VHH integrates agriculture and microfinance to promote food security and improve incomes, Initiate collaborative activities with county partners, including Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Development, Children’s Department and other National organizations as appropriate.

GZA is one of the MWENDO OVC Project funded partners in Kisumu.
GZA wishes to recruit the following:
Position: Data Clerk
(2 Positions)
Area of Operation: Kisumu County.
Overall Purpose: To manage efficient data entry and data base support services to GZA OVC project in co-ordination with the Social workers and project M&E Officer. S/He will ensure proper data entry and filing system for the data collected in the field.
Specific Responsibilities:
·         Verifying data and ensuring entries are correct daily.
·         Ensure that data from the field captures defined variables.
·         Coordinates with the Social Workers in ensuring that required data is timely sent to project M&E person.
·         Backing up the database daily
·         Ensure daily filing of the data forms after entry into the database as per protocol
·         Update the data Centre tracking sheet daily
Required qualifications and experience:
·         Vocational training in IT related course
·         2 year experience is desirable
·         Additional professional training in data entry preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
·         Willingness and flexibility to work long hours
·         Proficiency in written and spoken English and Swahili.
·         Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and database software;
·         Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting;
·         Valid Motor cycle Ridding licence will be an added advantage.
Required Travel: Travel within the project area at least 90%
NB: Knowledge of the local language (Luo) is an added advantage.

Position: Social Worker
(3 Positions)
Area of Operation: Kisumu County
Purpose of the Position: Provide quality, comprehensive OVC support i.e. health, education, psychosocial support, economic opportunity, shelter, nutrition, HIV prevention, Social and legal protection, Economic Strengthening e.t.c working together with Community health Volunteers.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
·         Conducts needs assessment for individual OVC and recommend necessary care and support.
·         Make referrals and follow up of OVC under support through home and school visits
·         Network with other partners to ensure child welfare, wellbeing and survival in the community
·         Lead and ensure proper distribution of one time relief services to children in need
·         Work with health department to advice on the social issues affecting child health and recommend a care plan for the necessary therapy
·         Work with vulnerable families and economic empowerment team to assess and advice on social economic needs of the families
·         Maintain child documentation and profiling for all the OVC in the program
·         Manage and maintain a profile of donor funding to individual families in need
·         Assist the households to come up with a quarterly budget and make follow ups to ensure that the households are incurring expenditure as per the stipulated budget.
Communication support
·         Writing a Child Status Progress report on a quarterly basis
·         Developing a school lists for all school going children at all levels
·         Assist in any other communication need between the organization and the OVC
·         Develop and manage a child profiling system.
Child Participation
·         Ensure child participation in special events like; the day of the African Child, world Malaria day, World Aids day, clean up exercises amongst others.
·         Train the OVC on different life skills areas and supervise their progress
·         Identify challenges that the OVC may be experiencing and identify possible solutions.
·         Assist to carry out holistic empowerment of the OVC
·         Ensure all caregivers are registered in Village Savings and Loaning groups where they abide by the groups laws and undergo continuous capacity building.
·         Properly maintain parent/guardian group lists
Internal Administration
·         Writing monthly status reports
·         Complete the home visits records as well as OVC information and submit the same to the supervisor
·         Assist in Coordinating, monitoring and supervising the implementation of OVC activities
·         Write and analyze the field reports before submission to the supervisors
·         Attend meetings whenever called for and participate with opinions and ideas.
·         Actively participate in the Psycho-Social Support, for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children and build the community’s capacity to eventually run the PSS on their own.
·         Any other duties and responsibilities assigned by the supervisor from time to time and which are geared towards achieving the overall goal of home visitation.
Level of education and Professional Qualifications
·         Diploma in any Social Science discipline focused on community development.

·         Must have at least 3 years’ experience working with high number of OVC burdens preferably with USG funded project.
·         Computer skills in Word, Excel and Access.
·         Holder Valid Motor cycle Ridding licence
·         High analytical skills.
·         Records Management Training.
Required Travel: Travel within the project area at least 90%
NB: Knowledge of the local language (Luo) is an added advantage.

Position: Finance Assistant and Administrator
(1 Position)
Area of Operation: Kisumu County.
·         In consultation with GZA management, setting up and monitoring the financial system in order to ensure that the organization finances are maintained in accurate and timely manner.
·         Maintaining accounts payables and accounts receivable systems in order to ensure complete and accurate monthly reports
·         Managing employee files and records to ensure complete and accurate payment of benefits and allowances.
·         Collection of data and maintaining manual and computerized prime accounting records.
·         Preparation of monthly cash flow statements.
·         Efficient and effective office management services and administrative support.
·         Preparing invoices for services rendered and Goods purchased in line with USG funded projects.
·         Maintaining up to date information on exchange rates on behalf of the organization.
·         Administration, reconciliation and weekly/monthly reporting to project Coordinator/Director on petty cash and all bank accounts.
·         Manage the project finance and oversee all local procurement ensuring that donor’s/organization’s policies are adhered to.
·         Submit monthly returns to KRA
·         Preparing and managing cash flow projections
·         Support Project coordinator and other project staff in drafting budgets, preparation of field documents and submission of field reports.
·         Implementing the organization’s internal controls
·         Performing financial monitoring of GZA and its related offices.
·         Preparing regular monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports.
Qualifications & Experience:
·         Holder of CPA K or equivalent
·         Registered with institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and registration of Accountants Board of Kenya (RAB)
·         Have at least 2 years experience in USG funded program.
·         Familiar with financial reporting software’s; QuickBooks and Tally
·         Have high integrity and fulfill the chapter 6 requirements of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Additional Required Qualities:
·         Ability to work well with others in a team environment.
·         Ability to multi-task.
·         Excellent time management skills.
·         Ability to work long hours.
·         Ability to pay attention to detail.
Required Travel: Travel within the project area at least 90%
NB: Knowledge of the local language (Luo) is an added advantage.

Position: Field Agent Supervisor
(1 Position)
Area of Operation: Kisumu County.
Job Summary: The Supervisor will support HES capacity strengthening by providing training, majorly on SILC and technical support to households and household groups, focusing on implementing and managing farm enterprises, financial education, market opportunity identification / assessment, and entrepreneurship and business development services.
Specific Responsibilities:
·         Work closely with HES officer on day to day operations and planning of all activities.
·         Work with the Case Management Systems tools to track household progress.
·         Facilitate group interactions through regular communication, and site visits to support the successful implementation of HES project activities across project area.
·         Build capacity of groups on SMART skills to better manage enterprises and engage with established markets and new market linkages.
·         Train SILC groups in 7 Steps of Marketing (market analysis, access to information and inputs, working with financial institutions, business plan development) and link them to local markets, existing associations, financial institutions, and companies working in the agriculture sector.
·         Work closely with Farmer to Farmer to provide technical assistance to farmer-focused SILC and caregiver groups where appropriate.
·         Use appropriate project management tools to plan, review, and track implementation of the project with minimum wastage of project resources.
·         Ensure a culture of accountability and learning through regular monitoring to project sites, providing oversight of studies and assessments, and proper documentation of tools and promising practices to contribute to learning and building the evidence around household graduation, transition, and economic strengthening.
·         Document project results and impacts in various forms, including media stories, lessons learned, case studies, client satisfaction, etc.
Key Competencies:
·         Knowledge of microfinance, SILC, Village Saving and loaning and Table banking.
·         Networking skills;
·         Strong organization skills;
·         Ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically, and work effectively within a team;
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Swahili;
·         Ability to work under pressure and within deadlines.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
·         Diploma in Community development, agricultural economics, Agri-business management, Business administration or related field.
·         At least 2 years experience in working with local community development project preferably with microfinance institutions or USG funded project.
·         Proficiency in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
·         Experience working with small scale farmers and/or value-chain development, business development, entrepreneurship, financial services with a focus on vulnerable populations with USG funded projects.
·         Demonstrated experience in community mobilization, organization, management and mediation among local actors and partner capacity building
·         Demonstrated experience in training design, delivery and mentoring in subject matter relevant to this position.
·         Must be a holder of Valid Motorcycle Riding licence.
Required Travel: Travel within the project area at least 90%
NB: Knowledge of the local language (Luo) is an added advantage.
How to Apply
If you meet the above requirements, Please send your application indicating current and expected salary to THE DIRECTOR GZA-CBO with your daytime contacts (cell phone number) to reach us latest Friday, 9th, November, 2018.
GZA- CBO, P.O. Box 2123- 40100 Kisumu
OR deliver to GZA office along Kisumu-Busia rd. next to Shell Filling Station.

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