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Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK)


The Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK), National faith-based organization of 576-member health units working in all the 47 counties of Kenya.
CHAK has a well-developed capacity and a vast and rich experience in the development and implementation of community health programmes across the Kenya, dating back to over 70 years.
CHAK is anticipating to implement a large and complex five-year USAID funded Community Health Networks (CHN) RMNCAH/FP project via a national subgrant from the Africa Christian Health Association Platform (ACHAP) in the counties of Kilifi and Kwale at the coast and Homabay and Migori south Nyanza region, with the objective of improving the capacity of the local community networks and primary health care systems to improve the uptake, access and utilization of RMNCAH/FP services thus reducing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in the two regions.
The organization is therefore seeking to recruit qualified potential staff to support the implementation and management of the project as described here below:-
RMNCAH SD Coordinator and TA (#1)
CHAK seeks to improve and increase access, uptake and utilization of quality community and facility based RMNCAH/FP services in the counties of Kilifi, Kwale, Migori and Homabay through strengthened community health networks/systems and institutional capacity of County health systems in order to contribute to sustainably reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality.
Consequently, CHAK is are currently seeking a highly motivated individual to undertake the role of RMNCAH SD coordinator and TA
Location: Nairobi, with frequent visits to Kilifi, Kwale, Homabay and Migori Counties.
Reporting to the Head of Health programmes.
Direct Reports: The RMNCAH/FP CHN project coordinator and TA will directly supervise regional project managers at the county level and the project M and E , finance and grant officers at the secretariat level.
He /She will provide strategic direction and overall technical leadership for MNCAH / Family Planning (FP) related activities in the community including the health facilities that are part of the primary health care.
Key Accountabilities:
·         Take up the responsibility of project coordinator and the technical advisor of the USAID supported CHAK RMNCAH Community Health Network project, reporting to the head of health programmes department.
·         Oversee the implementation of project activities and interventions from a technical perspective and adjust to strategies based on best practices and lessons learnt from early implementation and other field experiences.
·         Provide direct Technical Assistance (TA) and support to program teams, communities and health facilities in the areas of expertise specifically in RMNCAH/FP and the relevant community health strategy management program areas.
·         Management and human capacity development in performance and Quality Improvement (QI).
·         Provide support to operationalize health policies, ensure client responsive services as well as optimal use of government and donor resources.
·         Use knowledge of best practices in MNCH, FP/RH to direct strategic planning, implementation and evaluation.
·         Design the implementation and monitoring of the project MNCH/FP activities in consultation with the M and E and superintend on them to be implemented.
·         Support program monitoring of technical quality MNCH/FP activities at both community and health facilities.
·         Lead activities related to identification of MNCH/FP service delivery barriers and initiate innovative approaches to address them.
·         Model a proactive and problem-solving attitude which encourages teamwork as well as fosters high motivation and enthusiasm amongst colleagues and communities.
·         Ensure timeliness in the preparation of program reports to CHAK, ACHAP who is the PR for onward transmission to USAID.
Qualifications
·         The successful candidate should have a Master’s Degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or Medical officer with a masters in Public Health.
·         S/he must have at least 8 years’ experience in providing hands-on Technical Assistance in MNCH/RH/FP leadership especially PEPFFAR USAID supported programmes
·         Familiarity with the Religio-political, socio-cultural and economic and context of communities in the counties of Kilifi, Kwale, Homabay and Migori County is required.

Regional Project Manager (#2)
CHAK seeks to improve and increase access, uptake and utilization of quality community and facility based RMNCAH/FP services in the Coast and South Nyanza Regions, covering the counties of Kilifi, Kwale, Migori and Homabay, through strengthened community health networks/systems and institutional capacity of County health systems in order to contribute to sustainably reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality and consequently, CHAK is are currently seeking a highly motivated individuals to undertake the role of Regional RMNCAH Managers in the two regions.
Location: The regional RMNCAH/FP managers will be stationed at the regional project offices in Kilifi and Homa bay but will travel to the field frequently to support their Programme officers and the communities.
Reporting lines: The regional managers will report to the to the RMNCAH SD Coordinator and TA in Nairobi.
Direct Reports: The regional manager will be the overall project manager and RMNCAH coordinator in the region and will be tasked with the responsibility of supervising the Programme Officers, the M and E Assistants, the Logistics Assistant/Driver.
S/he will provide overall technical leadership and programmatic coordination for RMNCAH /FP activities of the Community Health Networks project at the community level and the primary health care health facilities in the supported counties.
Key Accountabilities:
·         Take up the responsibility of project coordinator and the technical advisor of the USAID supported CHAK RMNCAH Community Health Network project, reporting to the RMNCAH/FP project coordinator and technical advisor.
·         Oversee the implementation of activities and interventions from a technical perspective and adjust to strategies based on best practices and lessons learnt from early implementation and other field experiences.
·         Provide direct technical assistance (TA) and support to the program team, communities and health facilities in the areas of expertise, specifically in RMNCAH/FP and in the relevant community health strategy application and management to ensure attainment of the project deliverables in all the areas of engagement.
·         Management and human capacity development in performance and Quality Improvement (QI).
·         Provide support to operationalize health policies, ensure client responsive services as well as optimal use of community and County government and donor resources.
·         Use knowledge of best practices in RMNCAH/FP to direct strategic planning, implementation and evaluation.
·         Lead in the monitoring of all project RMNCAH/FP activities at both the facilities and in the communities in consultation with the M and E officer and offering supervisory support to the M and E assistants.
·         Lead activities related to identification of MNCH/FP service delivery barriers and initiate innovative approaches to address them.
·         Model a proactive and problem-solving attitude which encourages teamwork as well as fosters high motivation and enthusiasm amongst colleagues and communities.
·         Ensure timeliness in the preparation of program reports to CHAK and submit them to the project coordinator.
·         Will be the liaison officer between CHAK and the county government and other stakeholders in the region and the counties.
Qualifications
The successful candidate should Medical background: Medical Doctor, BSC Nursing.
·         S/he must have at least 8 years’ experience in providing hands-on Technical Assistance in MNCH/RH/FP leadership especially PEPFFAR USAID supported programmes
·         Familiarity with the Religio-political, socio-cultural and economic context of community’s resident in counties of Kilifi, Kwale, Homabay and Migori County is required.
·         Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, advanced Excel, and PowerPoint).
·         Strong writing skills, including writing of reports.

Job Vacancy: Programme Officer Community RMNCAH/FP (#8)
With the objective of improving and increasing access, uptake and utilization of quality community and facility based RMNCAH/FP services in the counties of Kilifi, Kwale, Migori and Homabay through strengthened community health networks/systems and institutional capacity of County health systems in order to contribute to sustainably reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, CHAK we are looking for Programme Officers who will take up the project activity implementation in the four project counties.
Work station: Migori, Homabay, Kilifi or Kwale Counties.
Job Reporting to: The Project Regional manager
Summary roles and responsibilities: The MNCH/FP Programme Officer, working under the guidance of the overall MNCH/FP lead will be responsible for implementing a range of RMNCH/FP strategies within the designated County health facilities and communities.
The RMNCAH/FP PO will provide technical support to the project activities to scale up quality RMNCAH/FP activities in the county.
S/he will be responsible for supporting the RMNCH TWG, and relevant quality improvement structures at both Sub county and facility level including Work Improvement Teams.
S/He will strengthen the community dialogue mechanisms to ensure that all maternal and neonatal deaths, are reported, documented and audited with the community stake holders. Further s/he will support the scale up of family planning services in the sub-county health facilities with a focus on availing choices at every supported facility.
Working with the community engagement, the Programme Officer will develop innovative community level models that support uptake of FP, early ANC attendance and retention to 4th ANC, and finally increased facility-based deliveries, aggressive MNCH approaches in informal settlement with high perinatal deaths.
The PO will represent CHAK Community Networks project in relevant sub county and facility technical meetings. Working under the regional manager, s/he will support RMNCAH activities at the communities and the primary health care facilities under the project.
The PO will also be tasked with building the technical capacity of facility-based health Care workers in RMNCH/FP, preparing biweekly, monthly and semi-annual and annual project reports to contribute the consolidated project reports.
The qualifications, skills, and experience
·         BSC Nursing graduate, KRCN or RCO.
·         At least 3-5 years’ experience in successful field implementation of community and facility based RMNCAH/FP programs.
·         Demonstrable skills in rolling out county-endorsed approaches that result in improved uptake of services for, reproductive health, maternal health and family planning.
·         Experience conducting training and capacity building related to data quality, data dissemination and information use, and other M&E related issues for health facility staff is critical.
·         Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform; ability to manage several major multidimensional activities simultaneously.
·         Experience working on U.S. government (PEPFAR) or other large donor-funded projects preferred.
·         Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, advanced Excel, and PowerPoint).
·         Strong writing skills, including writing of reports.

Project Accountant
Sector: Finance & Accounting
Employment Category: Contract
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Nairobi CHAK secretariat
Job Purpose: Support the country office in overseeing the financial management processes and documentation
Responsibilities:
·         Maintenance of General Ledger, Accounts Analysis, Reconciliations and Review of the Trial Balance
·         Ensure that all the bank and cash accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis and that outstanding items are followed up and cleared
·         Maintenance of the Fixed Assets Register
·         Preparation & Input of Journal Entries in the system with the approval of the Finance Manager
·         Ensure accurate and timely month-end closing tasks that include, account analysis, reconciliations, accruals, journal entries, actual to forecast variance analysis etc.
·         Ensure all incoming and out-going invoices are settled on time
·         Ensure the compliance with all PAYE, VAT, Tax return and financial reporting requirements
·         Perform day-to-day accounting functions

·         Review cash requests and disburse funds for program expenses
·         Ensure opening and maintaining project codes by regular updating of project information and linking of codes
·         Liaise with the external auditors and managing the annual audit process
·         Monitor and follow up of audit recommendations for the project under management.
·         Prepare timely and quality financial reports
·         Record accounts payables and receivables
·         Assist with budget preparation
·         Review and implement financial policies
·         Any other duties as assigned by the management team.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field
·         CPA (K)
·         At least 3 years of relevant working experience, at least within a donor funded nonprofit organization
Required Experience & Competencies:
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
·         Flexibility at work
·         Proactive, self-motivated and team-oriented
·         Excellent analytical report writing skills
·         Team player
·         Ability to organize and present issues in a clear, concise and logical manner
·         Strong technical skills, including MS Excel, and ability to navigate within accounting systems and other databases
·         Ability to manage sensitive and confidential matters with the highest level of professional
·         Must have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally with staff, partners and donors
·         Willingness to travel, sometimes to remote areas

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (#1)
Job Specification: The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against outputs, outcomes and impacts.
S/he will lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement, guide reporting processes amongst technical staff, consolidate program reports, promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt and support all the technical staff in M&E functions.
S/he will work closely with local county health teams to build local MEL capacity at both community and health facility.
Specific duties will include:
·         Developing a detailed AMEL Plan in line with USAID requirements, which will be updated annually;
·         Conducting a baseline assessment which will serve as a critical reference point for assessing changes and impact;
·         Designing data collection tools and training project partners on how to use them;
·         Validating monthly data and preparing reports on project performance;
·         Conducting DQAs and RDQAs in conjunction with county teams;
·         Leading capacity building for health facility staff, community implementers (e.g. CHVs) and project staff to strengthen overall MEL systems;
·         Leading data review meetings with various partners, including local implementing partners and county health management teams to discuss project performance;
·         Designing and implementing data-to-action frameworks to enable evidence-based decision making;
·         Leading in designing tools to capture key learnings and sharing them amongst project stakeholders for continual learning and adaptive programming.
Minimum Requirements:
·         Minimum of a Master’s Degree in public health with M&E specialization, statistics, social sciences or a related field with a minimum of 5 years’ direct work experience as a senior expert in monitoring and evaluation in the health sector;
·         Demonstrated expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, Health Management Information Systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation;
·         Demonstrated experience in strengthening M&E systems, including building the capacity of local implementing partners;
·         Experience with knowledge management, including building systems for collection and sharing learning to continually assess the efficacy of project implementation activities;
·         Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with proven ability to function effectively with multiple counterparts in both the public and NGO sectors;
·         Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level Government of Kenya officials, USAID, NGOs, private sector groups, cooperating agencies, and donor organizations;
·         Experience working with USG programs and clear understanding of the regulations therein is strongly advised
·         Proficiency in graphics presentations, use of STATA or SPSS, Excel, Access

Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant (#8)
Job Specification: Reporting to the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, the M&E Assistant will work to strengthen local community MEL systems, including strengthening community data collection, analysis and use.
Working with the regional Programme Officer, s/he will be responsible for ensuring collection of quality data from the community and facility level. The M&E Assistant will be required to regularly assess and provide feedback on data quality and recommend areas of improvement to strengthen data quality and data use for decision making.
Specific duties will include:
·         Support the M&E Officer in training on data entry using specific tools and conduct site visits to ensure data is collected accurately;
·         Work closely with the regional Program Officer to ensure timely reporting from the supported sites;
·         Collate data from supported sites on a monthly basis, conduct initial quality checks and provide feedback on gaps observed to improve data quality;
·         Submit data to regional Program Officer and support in the compilation of monthly project progress reports;
·         Conduct site visits for RDQAs and DQAs in conjunction with the M&E Officer, Regional Program Officer and the county team;
·         Work closely with the county/sub-county HRIOs to continually address data quality issues observed;
·         Support health facilities and communities to implement data-to-action frameworks to drive local data consumption for data-driven decision making;
·         Support M&E Officer to conduct regular data review meetings with various partners, including local implementing partner, county health management teams, to discuss project performance.
Minimum Requirements:
·         Diploma in Monitoring & Evaluation, Health Records Management or a related field with at least 2 years’ experience supporting monitoring and evaluation in development projects;
·         Experience working with county and sub county HMTs;
·         Experience working with community health systems;
·         Experience with data analysis, report writing and report presentation;
·         Working knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word and MS Power Point;
·         Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills
·         Strong attention to detail
·         Ability to work in a team, as well as working individually with minimal supervision

Logistic Assistance / Driver (#4)
Project: Community Health Networks RMNCAH/FP
Location of project:
1. Kilifi County (1)
2. Kwale County (1)
3. Homabay County, (1)
4. Migori County (1)
Position Reports to: The Regional Project Manager,
Key Responsibilities
The logic’s Assistance/Driver will be required to provide reliable and courteous transportation and office and field administrative support services to the CHAK RMNCAH/FP projects in the project counties while giving safety a top priority.
Specifically, s/he will be tasked with the following responsibilities.
Vehicle Operations.
·         Safe transfer of CHAK staff and other authorized passengers from and to designated places.
·         Safe driving obeying all traffic laws and regulations
·         Ensure safe parking of vehicles and secured locking
Vehicle Maintenance.
·         Cleaning assigned vehicle at regular intervals to ensure expected vehicle cleanliness standards are maintained at all times.
·         Daily vehicle inspections (oil levels, battery water etc).
·         Fueling the vehicle as required.
·         Performing minor maintenance tasks on the vehicle when required.
·         Ensuring that the vehicle is sent for service at the prescribed time.
·         Recommending major service or external maintenance requirements for the vehicle.
Record Keeping.
·         Maintaining vehicle records (mileage, service requirements etc.).
·         Maintaining of Work Ticket
·         Preparation of accident or incident reports when necessary.
Customer Service.
·         Provide safety briefings to staff during travel to ensure the safety of staff and property of both CHAK and staff and to provide staff with information when required.
Office Administrative and Logistics support
·         Provide CHAK County field office with Administrative Support services
·         Support the project with logistics tasks during trainings, meetings, deliver parcels and such other activities as assigned.
·         The applicant will need to indicate his/her preferred county of work.
How to Apply:
Applications with detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates, names and contacts of two Referees should be addressed to:
The General Secretary
P.O. Box 30690 – 00100 GPO, Nairobi
Email: hr@chak.or.ke
Closing date for receiving all applications is February 07, 2020. (Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview)
Applicants must indicate their preferred county in their Ref: Line i.e. Application for PO Community RMNCAH/FP, ( County-Kilifi or Kwale or Homabay or Migori.
Disclaimer: Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) does not, and will never solicit money for any part of its recruitment processes including short-listing, interviews, background, and/or medical check-ups. Therefore we will not be responsible for such fraudulent correspondence or any loss of money or theft which may result from anyone engaging in any fraudulent recruitment activity.

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