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NGO Jobs in Kenya - SOS Children’s Villages

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an affiliate of SOS CV- International whose mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities.


In Kenya, the organisation runs five Children’s Villages in Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Meru and Kisumu.
SOS Children’s Villages Kenya also runs education and health institutions and works with local communities through Families Strengthening Programs.
We seek to recruit internally a dynamic mature persons to become Programme Administrator for SOS Children’s Villages – Meru.
Key Functions of the Job
The Programme Administrator will undertake various duties which include but not limited to the following:-
·         Perform general administrative duties in the programme, working in close collaboration with the Programme Director.
·         Ensures effective management of Human Resource Records at the location.
·         Supervise support and maintenance staff, Support fundraising and public relations initiatives.
·         Ensure proper financial management; by assisting in the preparation of annual budgets and strict adherence to finance and administrative policies.
·         Asset management; including updating asset registers, procurement and control of asset usage.
Required Qualifications / Abilities
·         Degree in Project Management or Social Sciences preferably Business Administration.
·         Must be computer literate.
·         Training in Accounting or human resource management will be an added advantage.
·         At least 3 years work experience in an international NGO.
·         Good team player with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
The position offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

We seek to recruit a suitably qualified person for the following position:
Project Coordinator Tracking Progress of the Implementation of Alternative Care in Kenya – National Office Nairobi.
Key Functions of the Job
The Project Coordinator will provide overall leadership in the national implementation of a two-year project on “Strengthening National Alternative Care Implementation & Information Management Systems”, playing a key role in influencing quality and effectiveness of the project.
In the coordinating role, the Coordinator is accountable and responsible for the project design; development of project implementation work plan and related Monitoring and Evaluation tools; development of sustainable and formal partnerships with stakeholders in government and Non-Governmental agencies; leading project implementation, monitoring and reporting.
S/he will undertake various duties which include but not limited to:
·         Provides overall leadership in the design and management of the project
·         Leads monitoring and evaluation of project activities/Quality Management
·         Ensures monitoring and evaluation of project activities/Quality Management
·         Financial management and administration, authorization and approval of expenditures
·         Build and manage positive relations with the government representatives, develop appropriate partnerships and networks
·         Participates in National forums dealing with issues affecting beneficiaries of SOS target group and promotes the work of SOS to various organizations and communities.
·         Builds strong working relationships with National project coordinators

·         Coordinates the appropriate allocation of project resources, in line with the annual plan and budget.
·         Responsible for budgetary control so that the program’s financial resources are used efficiently and within the approved limits.
·         Implements financial and administrative procedures, in line with policies/guidelines of the national association and in consultation with financial support staff.
·         Ensures that mechanisms for monitoring efficiency and accountability in the use of resources are in a place and functioning well.
·         Ensures programme implementation is in accordance with project plan, programme description (donor proposal) and appropriate partnership agreements between SOS CV Kenya and funders
·         Acts as focal point for the project in Kenya in relation to all major inquiries and work matters.
·         Designs the project and related plans, in partnership with SOS Eastern and Southern Africa Federation (ESAF) and SOS CV Norway.
·         Leads the National project team and drives project implementation according to plan, involving relevant SOS CV Kenya staff, government representatives and National CSO representatives
Required Qualifications / Abilities
·         Documented experience conducting Child Rights Situational Analysis and/or similar evaluation process, including use of such for structured advocacy purposes
·         Familiarity with and/or direct knowledge of UN Guidelines for Alternative Care of Children (UNGA), Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) and relevant international rights documentation / reporting processes and the on-going care reforms in the children’s sector.
·         At least 3 years of documented Project / Grant management experience
·         University Degree, preferably master’s degree in Sociology, Social Work, Community Development, Project Management or other relevant social sciences.
·         Must have no criminal record and a demonstrated understanding of Children’s issues and rights.
·         Ability to effectively interact with Management
·         Ability to interact effectively with other members staff
·         Good team player
·         Ability to work within strict deadlines.
·         Ability to multi task and able to travel out of station frequently
·         Be of high moral standing and personal integrity.
·         Demonstrated team player with effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills.
·         Strong people and performance management skills and experience.
·         Excellent problem-solving, technical, managerial, and financial analysis skills and a focus on producing efficient, reliable, and cost-effective data solutions as an individual or as part of a team.
·         Ability to multi-task.
·         Demonstrated ability in meeting deadlines while producing quality results.
·         Excellent knowledge of relevant MS Office packages necessary for day-to-day work.
·         Strong oral and written communication skills in English, including evidence of quality report writing and presentations.
If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application letter(stating current and expected pay) & updated CV(with details of at least 3 referees one of which must be immediate former employer) addressed to the National Director to reach us on or before 6th December 2019 by email to: recruitment@soskenya.org
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.

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