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Family Health International (FHI) Jobs in Kenya

Family Health International (FHI) is dedicated to improving lives, knowledge, and understanding worldwide through a highly diversified program of research, education, and services in family health and HIV/AIDS prevention and care.

We are seeking qualified candidate for the following potential positions to be based in Nairobi and in the field:

1. Project Director(s)

Position Summary:

As a member of the management team, provide leadership in respective Division in support of organization’s strategic plan, mission, values, goals and objectives.

The incumbent will be responsible for engaging all sectors – public, private and NGO – to deliver high quality services in reproductive health and HIV within the framework of the Government of Kenya and PEPFAR.

Key Responsibilities
• Ensures appropriate monitoring of subprojects to achieve financial, administrative, and programmatic goals & that project resources are utilized in accordance with applicable FHI and donor policies and procedures.
• Ensures production of timely and accurate financial and programmatic reports to FHI, and donors as required.
• Manages the project level information system in order to respond fully to donor reporting requirements.
• Provide technical assistance through the review and/or writing of proposals, protocols, papers, reports to ensure accuracy and appropriateness.
Minimum Requirements: Education and Experience
• BS/BA and 9-11 years experience, or MS/MA in public health or related field and 7-9 years experience, or PhD/MD or equivalent degree with 5-7 years experience.
• A minimum of 9 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5 years relevant supervisory and field experience.
• 3 – 5 years of supervisory and field experience required.
• This is not an expatriate position. No expatriate benefits and allowances provided.

2. Deputy Director(s)


Job Summary:

Primary responsibility for implementation of project, including coordination with ministries of Public Health and Sanitation, Medical Services, other government partners, and other projects in the province.

Responsible for the achievement of the project objectives, specifically the three main result areas, and responsible for coordination of the project partners.

Manages project office administration, finances and programs. The position will be based in the field.

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide overall technical and programmatic oversight and leadership for project activities at the field level and supervise project technical and program management staff.
• Manages the project office and sub offices & ensures that program management systems and procedures are in place.
• Ensures that project resources are utilized in accordance with applicable FHI and donor policies and procedures.
• Oversees production of timely and accurate financial and programmatic reports to FHI, and the donor as required.
Minimum Requirements: Education and Experience
• Must have a master’s degree in health or social sciences, or a related advanced degree relevant to the field of HIV/AIDS and on other health field. FP/RH, maternal and child health, or infectious diseases.
• S/he is expected to have strong leadership qualities, good depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, strong management experience, and excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
• S/he must have at least 7 years experience in developing countries and have experience working with donor agencies.
• S/he must have prior experience as a supervisor, and in managing a large project or program.

3. Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists


Position Summary:

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist undertakes functions for the overall coordination of monitoring and evaluation activities of the program, focusing specifically on systems for collecting data for measuring project implementation, quality assurance, documentation and reporting.

The position overseas implementation of M&E activities in accordance with guidelines stipulated by the funding agency and regularly updates project staff on progress towards implementation of the work plan, and designing methods for demonstrating program outcomes and impact.

Key Responsibilities
• Provides direction and technical assistance to the project in developing strategic and implementation plans. Reviews sub-agreements for monitoring and evaluation.
• Develop or adapt indicators for monitoring and evaluation for all sub-agreements under the project.
• Ensure appropriate data collection tools and systems are in place collect required data for performance, monitoring and evaluation.
• Operationalize PMP: data collection, verification and prepares project performance reports periodically and as required. Participate in program monitoring visits/forums.
• Identify monitoring and evaluation TA needs for subprojects and providing TA (through training, mentorship etc) or coordinate its provision.
• Oversee and guide the MIS and project databases & supervise and provide guidance to the Data Manager and Data Clerk.
• Key contact person to liaise with the country coordinator M&E public health program in Kenya, regional and HQ strategic information division.
• Advises on and promotes best practices in monitoring and evaluation.
Minimum Requirements: Education and Experience
• Masters degree in social sciences or public health.
• Must have at least five years experience in monitoring and evaluation.
• Demonstrated knowledge of evaluation designs for HIV/AIDS/FP/RH/malaria and STI programs as well as knowledge in health other programs in developing nations.
• Good working knowledge of KEMPS, Excel, Epi Info, Access packages.

4. Finance Manager(s)


Position Summary:

Provide leadership and financial oversight for a multi-year USAID funded project; reporting to the Finance Director for technical oversight with operational responsibility to the Project Director.

Key Responsibilities
• Provide leadership and direction in the area of finance, accounting and reporting.
• Provide monitoring and financial oversight to strategic and local partners who are recipients of project funds.
• Provide technical assistance in financial, accounting and administrative matters relating to the implementation of the project.
• Manage and monitor the various controls and financial measurements for the projects including budget limits, obligations and burn-rates, advising the Project Director accordingly.
• Prepare donor reports including quarterly financial reports, pipeline and accruals report.
• Supervise the finance and accounts staff.
• Review and control of procurement process relating to the project.
• Liaise with external auditors in the review of project funds.
Minimum Requirements: Education and Experience
• University degree in commerce or business. Certified Public Accountant - CPA (K)
• Minimum five years of progressive working experience in similar environment with 3 years at the Finance Manager level.
• High level knowledge in MsExcel.
• Significant exposure to project accounting, sub-grantee management, management of USAID funds, including contracts and grants.
• A good command of oral and written English language
• Experience working with an international organization will be an added advantage.

5. Senior Technical Officer(s) Reproductive Health /Family Planning


Basic Functions:

The Senior Technical Officer RH/FP has the overall responsibility for providing programmatic and technical leadership in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the stipulated family planning, reproductive health, neonatal and maternal child health (FP/RH/MCH) service delivery activities.

Key Responsibilities
• Participate in the development and review of guidelines and training materials in FP/RH/MCH.
• Conduct training of programmatic and technical staff of key partners in FP/RH/MCH.
• Participate in the tracking, monitoring and documentation of technical achievement and evaluation of FP/RH/MCH including neonatal health activities in regard to access, quality and service delivery impact in collaboration with partners.
• Maintain smooth flow of information with, ministry officials and other FHI technical staff on FP/RH/MCH issues.
• Establish and maintain relationships with collaborating partners and donors to ensure effective coordination of FP/RH/MCH implementation.
Minimum Requirement Standards:
• A medical degree preferably in ob/gyn or equivalent degree in related field with specialized training in neonatal health .
• Five years working experience in FP/RH MCH including neonatal health in a technical capacity and two years experience working with HIV/AIDS prevention activities.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills and good computer skills on Ms Office Suite.
• Demonstrated technical assistance and consulting experience related to public health responses to FP/RH/MCH and neonatal health service delivery and STI/HIV/AIDS prevention.
• Demonstrated leadership in facilitating multi-sectoral alliances and partnerships at local, national, levels in the area of FP/RH/MCH and neonatal health.
FHI has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates please submit cover letter, resume including salary requirements via email to: Kenya-hr @

or mail to: Human Resources Office; P.O. Box 38835- 00623; Nairobi, Kenya to be received not later than February 17th 2010.

Kindly note that only short listed persons will be contacted.

Please quote the Ref No. provided on the subject line while sending your application.

No phone calls please!

* Offers are contingent upon awarded proposal

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