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Nutrition International (NI)

Finance Assistant – Kenya
Location: Nairobi
Nutrition International (NI), formerly the Micronutrient Initiative, is a Canadian-based international non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to improving the health and nutrition of the world’s most vulnerable; especially women and children. Nutrition International, Kenya, is adopting a Direct Funding Model for implementation of the Right Start program in 10 counties namely; Kajiado, Nandi, Nakuru, Vihiga, Busia, Muranga, Embu, Kiambu, Makueni and Kitui.
The main role and responsibility of this position is to provide support to finance officer in execution of Kenya program.
The Finance assistant will be responsible for supporting in the financial and administrative management of grants to counties.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Provide effective support to Finance officer overseeing budget execution and monitoring in line with NI policies and procedures.
·         Ensure the accuracy of NI Kenya projects and contracts information entered in the Contracts Database and that all related milestones are kept up to date at all time by Program Officers.
·         In liaison with the Finance officer, assist in the preparation and review of program and operational budgets.
·         Process payment request and travel authorization forms for NI Kenya staff
·         Support the Finance Officer in preparation of mid-month and end month corporate financial reports
·         Manage Kenya Office petty cash
·         Process and make payments using Mpesa Platform
·         Effective cash flow management
·         Other relevant duties as assigned from time to time.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Education / Professional Designations / Experience:
·         Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with at least three to five years of working experience in finance, preferably in the development sector;
·         CPA II or equivalent professional qualification preferred.
Language Skills: Proficiency in English and Swahili Language.
Travel Requirements: None
Other Specific Skill Requirements:
·         Interpersonal and people management skills
·         Competent IT skills, i.e. Word, Excel advanced, and Outlook, knowledge of Great Plains will be an advantage
·         Attention to detail
·         Ability to work under minimal supervision
·         Ability to work under pressure
·         Multi-tasking ability with an analytical and methodical approach.
·         High level of integrity, maturity and professionalism
To apply for this position please log into https://nutritionintl.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=90

Finance Officer – Africa
Location: Africa Regional Office, Nairobi.
Nutrition International (NI), formerly the Micronutrient Initiative, is a Canadian-based international non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to improving the health and nutrition of the world’s most vulnerable; especially women and children.
At Nutrition International, we believe nutrition is the difference between what could be and what never gets the chance. So, every day, we drive for better, faster ways to deliver the nutrition interventions we know work to those who need them most.
If you are interested in being part of a team that is improving the lives of millions around the world, please submit your application for the above position.
Reporting to the Senior Finance Officer, the Finance Officer is responsible for operational accounting for assigned Country Offices within NI Africa Region including review of monthly financial reports, cash flow management, all non-bank GP entries and operational payments.
Key Duties and responsibilities:
Budgets
·         Verification of contract budgets to ensure that they are in line with the approved budgets.
·         Operational budget monitoring for assigned countries
Accounts and Program Payments
·         Responsible for processing weekly batch sheet and payments for assigned Country Offices
·         Review and submit the mid-month and month end financial reports of the country offices to
HQ
·         Checks account coding, verifies the entry and signs off the voucher
·         Verifies and processes all financial reports including bank reconciliations, petty cash reconciliations received from country offices
·         Cash flow management and replenishment processing for assigned countries
·         Processes procurement and service bills of suppliers, consultants and service providers.
·         Processes travel expense reports/bills and other claims for the countries.
·         Regularly scrutinizes the general ledger for analysis and rectification etc.
·         Reviews and updates the Fixed Asset Registers for all countries within Africa Region.
·         Reviews and provides travel MIS for all countries within the Region.
·         Review of annual financial statements in preparation for statutory audits
·         Any other specific task assigned by the supervisor.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Education / Professional Designations / Experience:
·         Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with at least five years of working experience in finance, preferably in the development sector;
·         Professional qualification in accountancy(CPA 3 or ACCA)
Language Skills: Fluent in English. Knowledge of other languages spoken in countries supported by Nutrition International is an asset.
Travel Requirements: None
Other Specific Skill Requirements
·         Skills in financial management and administration skills
·         Superior interpersonal and people management skills
·         Competent IT skills, i.e. Word, Excel advanced, and Outlook, knowledge of Great Plains will be an advantage
·         Attention to detail
·         Ability to work under minimal supervision
·         Ability to work under pressure
·         Multi-tasking ability with an analytical and methodical approach.
·         Highest integrity, maturity and professionalism;
·         Integrity;
To apply for this position please log into https://nutritionintl.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=89

Program Officer, Behavior Change Interventions – Kenya Office
Location: Nairobi
Background: Nutrition International (NI), formerly the Micronutrient Initiative, is a Canadian-based international non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to improving the health and nutrition of the world’s most vulnerable; especially women and children.
Nutrition International, Kenya, is adopting a Direct Funding Model for implementation of the Right Start program in 10 counties namely; Kajiado, Nandi, Nakuru, Vihiga, Busia, Muranga, Embu, Kiambu, Makueni and Kitui.
The Behavior Change Interventions (BCI) Officer will be responsible for ensuring timely implementation and prompt reporting of BCI related program activities at county level. He/she will work closely with SPO to plan and implement BCI in collaborating with counties and stakeholders at the community level.
Specifically, the officer will ensure evidence-based BCI approaches are adopted in project design and plans for all counties, coordinate implementation and monitoring of the Right Start BCI Strategy.
She/he will provide technical assistance and capacity building to local actors (health manager, health workers and community service providers) in the counties to implement activities in line with the BCI strategy. She/he will design/update training tools and support training-of-trainers (TOT) to cascade training at county level, establish cost effective partnerships with regional and community mass media entities, information dissemination and community nutrition education.
The officer will also revise/reproduce BCI materials and disseminate to counties, monitor coverage and document emerging communication/information needs from to inform response planning.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
·         Provide technical leadership and support to counties during project planning to ensure evidence based comprehensive BCI approaches are incorporated in the overall program
·         Develop and implement a capacity building plan to improve BCI skills of program personnel at county level
·         Continuously review program strategic approaches and make viable recommendations/cost-effective solutions on community strategies, approaches and methods in the areas of participatory engagement, social mobilization and behavior change and on appropriate materials and media to reach target audiences
·         Work with program teams to adopt the Anzilisha social, behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy, materials and tools to approaches related to interpersonal, small group, community mobilization and mass media interventions to promote utilization of services

·         Provide effective coordination and technical support to county government counterparts, NI county coordinators and other partners in the counties and sub counties to implement and monitor outcomes of BCI activities
·         Together with government counterparts, partners and program team, lead the identification, production and/or adaptation of related job aids, or promotional materials related to nutrition and health and ensure dissemination is done to appropriate service delivery points
Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation
·         Monitor BCI program outputs and ensure timely, accurate, and appropriate reporting of activities in the monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports
·         Participate in periodic NI assessments by providing feedback from collected information on NI interests that is not routinely collected using the Kenya Health Information System.
·         Participate in preparation of narrative reports for donor reporting as required, ensuring these are of high quality and submitted for review in a timely manner. This will involve compilation of information from MOH partners and county coordinators by working closely with the SPOS and the
Monitoring & Reporting team
·         Promote, guide and support documentation and dissemination of best practices among project teams and partners. This includes preparation of presentations, briefs and articles for presentations
·         Participate in supervisory site visits to counties as may be required, documenting the process, output and action points for program improvement.
Coordination, Partnership and Communication
·         Represent NI in relevant internal and external fora including national technical working group meetings Advocacy fora, Social Mobilization and Communication team meetings at national and county level (as appropriate)
·         Represent NI in partner meetings at national and county level as delegated from time to time
·         Foster partnerships with other stakeholders at county and national levels
·         Promote NI visibility in every forum.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Education / Professional Designations / Experience:
·         Master’s degree in one of the following or related fields: public health, health communications, behavioral sciences, health promotion, social sciences or community development with at least 5 years of relevant experience
·         Knowledge on application of theories of behavior change in programming
·         A good understanding of evidence based approaches in health communication
·         Knowledge of current debates and recommended approaches in health communication
·         Extensive experience designing, managing, and evaluating culturally-sensitive behavior change components of public health and/or nutrition programs
·         Experienced in training needs assessment, learning module/curriculum development and facilitation skills
·         Familiarity with the principles and approaches in community mobilization and the application of information technology in development programs and well versed with Kenya’s health system
·         Experience in working in diverse cultural background
·         Experience in community entry approaches and engagement, and implementing partners’ management coordination skills
·         Demonstrated success in planning, facilitation, and management of events including stakeholder/audience consultation workshops, materials/product pretesting activities, focus groups, meetings, conferences, and program launches
Language Skills: Proficiency in English and Swahili Language
Travel Requirements: Official travel within Kenya and occasionally other countries to be authorized when need arises.
Other Specific Skill Requirements:
·         Strong leadership and negotiating skills
·         Excellent communication, presentation and reporting skills
·         Excellent interpersonal skills
·         Discretion
·         Integrity
To apply for this position please log into https://nutritionintl.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=92

Program Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation – Kenya Office
Location: Nairobi
Background: Nutrition International (NI), formerly the Micronutrient Initiative, is a Canadian-based international non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to improving the health and nutrition of the world’s most vulnerable; especially women and children.
Nutrition International, Kenya, is adopting a Direct Funding Model for implementation of the Right Start program in 10 counties namely; Kajiado, Nandi, Nakuru, Vihiga, Busia, Muranga, Embu, Kiambu, Makueni and Kitui.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will provide technical oversight and support to counties in the development and implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks.
The officer will ensure effective monitoring and evaluation concepts and tools are included in program design and plans for counties, provide technical support to implementation of quality data management systems, routine monitoring of program outputs, and reporting of the Right Start and Child Survival interventions in the 10 counties.
Specifically, the officer will; design and Implement monitoring and evaluation tools, in line with county level monitoring systems; oversee program information management; conduct capacity development in M&E for responsible county officials and NI Kenya staff; data quality assurance; reporting and documentation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Design and Implement Monitoring and Evaluation System
·         With support from the Regional Monitoring and reporting team, lead the development and implementation M&E system for the Kenya Program, ensuring all the programs have detailed monitoring plans, tools for data aggregation and analysis, quality data is generated and reported in a timely manner.
·         Provide technical support to program staff, and County officials in implementing the program M&E framework, as well as utilization of data for program improvement
·         Liaise with county officials, County Program Coordinators (CPCs) and Program Officers to collect and analyze data and to determine progress achieved.
Program Information Management
·         Track Program output and outcome level results on regular basis in close coordination with County/Sub County Health and Records Information (C/SCHRIO) and program implementing team
·         In liaison with CHRIO, follow up to ensure constant availability of approved standardized tools by health facilities in accordance with MOH guidelines
·         Coordinate collection, collation and verification of program activity data from the counties as stipulated in the M&E plan
·         Manage program data-books/database.
Capacity Development in M&E
·         Enhance capacities of County and Sub-County teams as well as NI program staff including county coordinators on M&E planning and implementation, reporting requirements, indictor definition, and use of data tools through formal and on-job-training approaches
·         Strengthen the Capacity of CHMTs and SCHMTs in ensuring generation of quality data through DHIS and other supplementary data generation systems as stipulated in the monitoring plan and facilitate utilization of the data for decision making
Quality Assurance
·         Ensure county reports are complete and meet NI quality requirements
·         Lead routine data quality assessments (DQAs) in collaboration with CHRIOs and ensure development and implementation of data quality improvement plans
·         Prepare monitoring field visit plans and conduct monitoring visits to the counties as and when required
Reporting and Documentation
·         Assist program team to prepare donor reports by providing M&E related information
·         Work closely with the program team to ensure that lessons learned from program evaluations and assessments are documented properly
·         Contribute to development of relevant of knowledge products
Representation of NI
·         Represent NI in relevant internal and external fora including M&E TWGs and other stakeholder fora at national and county level
·         Represent NI in partner meetings at national and county level as delegated from time to time
·         Foster partnerships with other stakeholders at county and national levels
·         Promote NI visibility in every forum
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Education / Professional Designations / Experience:
·         MS/MA/MPH in relevant field with 3-5 years’ experience or BS/BA in relevant field with 5-7 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation within health and development projects, preferably RMNCH.
·         Excellent computing skills including Microsoft Office Suite
·         Specific proficiency in excel and access
·         Knowledge of common statistical software packages, health information technologies, software applications, as well as web technologies including DHIS 2.
·         Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
·         Well versed with Kenya’s health system
Language Skills: Proficiency in English and Swahili Language
Travel Requirements: Official travel within Kenya and occasionally other countries to be authorized when need arises
Other Specific Skill Requirements:
·         Excellent report writing and oral presentation skills
·         Demonstrable project management skills
·         Proficiency in data management
·         Good interpersonal and team work skills
·         Excellent communication, interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills
To apply for this position please log into https://nutritionintl.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=91
Nutrition International is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free work environment and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
Interested candidates should submit their applications by 31st December, 2018.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those chosen to participate in the interview process will be contacted.

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