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AMREF Global Fund Project and APHIAPLUS Project Jobs in Kenya

AMREF is the largest indigenous health development non governmental organization based in Africa. AMREF works with and through African communities, health systems and governments, and aims to close the gaps that prevent people from accessing their basic right to health.

With headquarters in Kenya, AMREF has programs in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Sudan and South Africa. Employing over 800 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $70 million, AMREF is a knowledge resource for donors and partners.

For more information visit our website www.amref.org

AMREF in Kenya is looking for individuals who are well organized, highly motivated and results oriented to join a dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa, to fill the following positions.

Global Fund Project

AMREF has been selected by the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) as the dual track Principal Recipient for the TB component under Global Fund Round 9 and will be responsible for the financial management of the grant and ensuring quality implementation by sub-recipients (SR).

AMREF Global Fund TB Project aims at contributing to the acceleration of quality DOTS expansion in the country in order to achieve and sustain national TB control targets in line with Global TB control targets and the Millennium Development Goals.

The project will work with 21 civil society organizations providing them with grants and building their capacity to implement quality TB and TB/HIV interventions.

Project Manager
Ref. No. KCO/HR-GF001/2011

The position reports to the HIV/AIDS Program Manager and is based in Nairobi.

Purpose of the Job:

  • To provide managerial guidance and technical leadership in the implementation and expansion of project.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall leadership and project management through co-ordination and supervision of the implementation of project activities.
  • Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate project activities including writing technical reports for donors as well as for internal purposes.
  • Facilitate capacity building activities for the project implementation team and other stakeholders.
  • Conduct operations research, document and share results for advocacy in order to influence relevant policies and practices.
  • Work with program staff to document and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt.
  • Manage project resources including staff, finances and assets.
  • Develop and promote partnerships and networking with relevant stakeholders including but not limited to donors, relevant Government of Kenya Ministries and NGOs.
  • Ensure project integration and growth by participating in country office and program meetings.
  • Participate in the development of new concepts and proposals for fundraising.
  • Represent AMREF in partners and collaborators consultative meetings.
  • Actively contribute to the growth and development of the TB project.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a Masters Degree in Public Health with at least seven years programming work experience related to health and computer literate.
  • He/she should have experience in project management, capacity building, community based health care, collaboration with government of Kenya ministries/departments, health systems research, documentation, monitoring & evaluation, budget management and people management.
  • In addition the ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator, team player and visionary leadership.
Grants Officer 
Ref. No. KCO/HR-GF002/2011

The position reports to the Project Manager and is based in Nairobi.

Purpose of the Job:
  • To provide technical expertise and support of grant component and implementation.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Managing the resources for grant component and ensuring equitable distribution and CSO compliance as per set guidelines.
  • Working with the project Manager and the project team to harmonize and foster consistency in communication with all partners on issues that relate to grant component.
  • Receiving and reviewing proposals/grant applications to assess compliance with relevant guidelines and carrying out technical reviews.
  • Assisting in reviewing and finalizing budgets with the CSOs and approval, preparation of contracts/agreements for the CSOs and the follow up on compliance.
  • Providing feedback to all the applicants and handling the grant application in consultation with the Project Manager.
  • Participating in the pre-funding capacity assessment of the potential grantees and following up training to build their skills.
  • Mentoring CSOs and providing technical advice and capacity development to CSOs to plan, implement, monitor and report on grants awarded.
  • Receiving and reviewing grants reports for all funded CSOs and recommend any measures that may be appropriate for the success of the programme.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Commerce or its equivalent and CPA(K) or its equivalent.
  • Must be ICT proficient.
  • At least three years of relevant NGO work experience in CSOs grants management.
  • The candidate should have proven abilities in managing CSOs grants, understanding of community development issues, proven capacity building and mentoring for grass-root CSOs, pre- funding assessment, contract design, compliance management, data analysis, budget and report review for CSOs.
  • Knowledge of TB and HIV/AIDS policy issues.
  • Good report writing, communication and presentation skills.
  • Team player and demonstrates high integrity.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 
Ref. No. KCO/HR-GF003/2011

The position reports to the Project Manager and is based in Nairobi.

Purpose of the Job:
  • To provide M&E technical expertise and support project activities and implementation of the project strategy.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Participate in strengthening existing M&E systems at the project, program and AMREF Kenya Country Office levels.
  • Take lead in data capturing and reporting using monitoring tools to track project indicators.
  • Provide technical input in the review of reports and participate in field assessments.
  • Take lead in program surveys, organizing and facilitating quarterly, semi-annual and annual project review meetings with program staff and partners and giving feedback on M&E activities.
  • Support project implementation team to document and disseminate lessons learnt and best practices.
  • Ensure program integration and growth by participating in meetings and conferences.
  • Participate in operation research and documentation.
  • Manage project assets and work-plans.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Statistics, Social Sciences or its equivalent.
  • Professional training in M&E and at least three relevant work experience.
  • Experience in the use of statistical analysis packages - STATA; SPSS, Epi info.
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative skills, team player and communicator.
Project Officer 
Ref. No. KCO/HR-GF004/2011

The position reports to the Project Manager and is based in Nairobi.

Purpose of the Job:
  • To provide technical expertise and support project activities and implementation of the project strategy.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Co-ordinate and participate in planning and implementation of project activities.
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project; assist in preparation of annual work plans and progress reports as per donor requirements.
  • Participate in operation research, documentation and dissemination of new lessons and experiences.
  • Provide technical support in development and writing of new concepts and proposals for fundraising.
  • Participate in capacity building activities, field visits and meetings with relevant partners and stakeholders to strengthen networks and partnerships.
  • Participate in the development of health promotion related materials (IEC) for TB and HIV/AIDS.
  • Control and account for the use of project resources and assets by stakeholders and communities.
  • Manage project assets, work-plans and budgets including processing relevant financial transactions.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Social Sciences or its equivalent.
  • At least three years hands on experience in health promotion field.
  • Skills in organizing and conducting participatory learning approaches for CSOs.
  • Conversant with community mobilization and networking skills.
  • In addition the ideal candidate must have strong team dynamics skills, excellent communication skills and must be computer literate.
APHIAPLUS Project

AMREF is one of the partners of APHIAplus projects in Eastern & Central provinces and Rift Valley province. APHIAplus, is a five-year project funded by USAID for comprehensive health service delivery to improve the health of Kenyans.

It focuses on two result areas – service delivery and social determinants of health.

Project Manager
Ref. No. KCO/HR-AP005/2011
  • The position reports to the Chief of Party and based in Nakuru and is based in Nairobi.
Purpose of the Job:
  • To provide managerial guidance and technical leadership in the implementation of the APHIAplus Rift Valley programme.
  • The areas of intervention for which the incumbent will be responsible comprise two program areas namely the use of quality health services, products and information; social determinants of health addressed to improve the well being of targeted communities.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall leadership and project management through co-ordination and supervision of the implementation of project activities.
  • Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate project activities including writing technical reports for donors as well as for internal purposes.
  • Manage project resources including staff, finances and assets.
  • Provide technical expertise and support project in roll out of the community strategy, including strengthening the existing CHUs.
  • Develop or adopt relevant materials and systems to support CHUs and WATSAN project design, implementation and management.
  • Build capacity of CSOs, LIPs, and CHUs through the provision of Technical Assistance (TA) to CHWs, CHEWs, CHCs and other Level 1 Mechanism in technical areas.
  • Expand access to education on safe water hygiene and sanitation by using the Personal Hygiene Education on sanitation (PHASE/PHAST) methodology.
  • Identify areas for integration and linkages and enhances system and strategies in reaching pastoralists and nomadic communities by rolling out proven health strategies targeting these hard to reach populations.
  • Participate in operations research, documentation and dissemination of new lessons and experiences.
  • Participate in the development of new concepts and proposals for fundraising.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a Masters Degree in Public Health or relevant Social Sciences discipline with over all five years hands-on experience in project management with an emphasis on community health and development, public health, development studies, nursing or any other closely relevant field.
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS related work especially in Community Strategy (KEPH), Health Promotion Education, WATSAN and organizational capacity building would be an advantage.
  • In addition the ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator, team player and visionary leadership.
  • AMREF in Kenya is looking for an individual, who are well organized, highly motivated and results oriented to join a dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa, to fill the following positions in APHIAplus Zone 3 and 4.
Project Officers 
(Four Positions)
Ref. No. KCO/HR-AP006/2011

The positions report to the Project Manager and are based in various offices in the Rift Valley.

Purpose of the Job
  • To provide technical expertise and support project activities and implementation of the project strategy.
Key Responsibilities
  • Provide technical expertise and support project in roll out of the community strategy, including strengthening the existing CHUs.
  • Develops and or participates in community strategy and WATSAN programs concepts and strategies.
  • Review implementation work plans budgets including processing relevant financial transactions.
  • Assist to develop relevant materials and systems to support CHUs and WATSAN project design, implementation and management.
  • Assist in building the capacity of CSOs, LIPs, and CHUs through the provision of Technical Assistance (TA) to CHWs, CHEWs, CHCs and other Level 1.
  • Build the capacity of CHUs in community based health management information system.
  • Monitor implementation, programming, data quality and maintain records on field activities, progress and report for field cluster.
  • Participate in the development of health promotion related materials (IEC) for water and sanitation and hygiene.
  • Assist strengthen social mobilization through networks with relevant partners, stakeholders, collaborators and partnership on implementation.
  • Participates in operations research within the project, documentation and dissemination of new lessons and experiences.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Social Sciences, Public Health or its equivalent
  • At least three years hands on experience in HIV /AIDS related work especially in community strategy (KEPH), health promotion education, WATSAN and organizational capacity building. Skills in organizing and conducting participatory learning approaches for CHWs and TOTs.
  • Conversant with health promotion school initiatives - PHASE/PHAST, community mobilization and networking skills, training and facilitation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • S/he should be a team player and good communicator.
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS office
Project Officers 
(Two Positions)
Ref. No. KCO/HR-AP007/2011

The positions report to the Project Manager and are based Nyeri and Embu.

Purpose of the Job:
  • To provide technical expertise and support project activities and implementation of the project strategy.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Co-ordinate and participate in planning and implementation of project activities.
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project.
  • Design and undertake operations research, documentation and dissemination of new lessons and experiences.
  • Provide technical support in development and writing of new concepts and proposals for fundraising.
  • Participate in capacity building activities of the Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) and other community structures such as CHCs, CHEWs, CHEWs to enhance provision of quality services/support to the OVC.
  • Team up with other APHIAplus implementing partners in zone 4 (Central and Eastern) in undertaking activities geared towards promoting food security, eradicating poverty, promoting rights of children, enhancing safe water, sanitation and hygiene practices.
  • Organize and conduct field visits and meetings with relevant partners and stakeholders to strengthen networks and partnerships.
  • Participate in the development of health promotion related BCC materials for OVC, water, sanitation and hygiene and other issues pertaining to health determinants.
  • Control and account for the use of project resources and assets by stakeholders and communities.
  • Manage project assets, work-plans and budgets including processing relevant financial transactions.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Social Sciences, Public Health or its equivalent.
  • Professional training in control and management of HIV/AIDS and Training of Facilitators (TOF) will be an added advantage.
  • He/she should have at least three years hands on experience in health promotion field especially in HIV/AIDS program; should be well versed with the MOPHS community strategy, skilled in provision of OVC services and addressing food security, poverty alleviation, promoting child right issues.
  • He/she must be skilled in organizing and conducting participatory learning approaches and conversant with health promoting school initiatives, community mobilization and networking.
  • S/he should be a team player and good communicator.
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS office
These are challenging opportunities for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.

If you would like to join this dynamic teams and help bring better health for Africa, please send your detailed application letter and up-dated CV to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF in Kenya by email - recruitment@amref.org

Please quote the position and reference number in the subject matter.

The closing date for submitting applications is 15th February 2011.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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