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NGO Programme Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

The Consortium for National Health Research (CNHR) is a not-for-profit public/private partnership that brings together leading teaching and research institutions in Kenya undertaking research-for-health activities.

CNHR is committed to supporting high quality multidisciplinary research aligned to Kenya’s health priorities.

Job Reference: CNHR/01/11

Job Summary: 
  • Reports to the Deputy-Director & Head of Scientific Programmes
  • Manages the grant-related programme activities of the Consortium

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Undertake CNHR’s grant-related activities which includes grant negotiation processes, award, monitoring for compliance, general administration and closure;
  • Undertake the preparation of contracts, grant correspondence, grantee payments based on CNHR’s and funder guidelines;
  • Review progress reports from CNHR funded projects (financial and narrative) and communicate outcomes and recommended action to CNHR’s Programme Management Committee (PMC) as well as to the grantees;
  • Coordinate the pre- and post- award activities including monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of grantee projects and preparation of outcome reports;
  • Participate in the merit review process of grant project proposals;
  • Participate in the development of proposals for funding of CNHR activities;
  • Participate in the preparation of funder reports;
  • Manage the CNHR grants database;
  • Undertake all routine correspondence with grantees on behalf of the Consortium.

  • A Masters degree in health-related field or social sciences
  • Additional qualification in a grants management related field will be an added advantage
Experience and Skills:
  • Experience (over 3 years) in working in a busy grant management office
  • Knowledge in project design and M&E
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and spoken)
  • Ability to work independently to meet tight deadlines and coordinate multiple demands
  • Ability to read, understand and evaluate progress reports from researchers
  • Excellent skills in use of computer softwares for word-processing, spreadsheet analysis and construction of databases
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Good interpersonal attributes and be a team player
If you believe you meet the criteria given, please submit your online application on the CNHR website:, CV (maximum 3 pages on a font 11) and covering letter (maximum one page on a font 11) stating your current position, current remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts and contact information for three referees.

Please address the covering letter, quoting the job reference indicated in this advertisement, to:

The Director,
Consortium for National Health Research (CNHR),
PO Box 29832-00202, KNH,

Your application should reach us on or before Friday June 10, 2011.

Only applications from candidates who meet the minimum criteria will be shortlisted and acknowledged.

CNHR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and female candidates with the requisite qualifications for the job are encouraged to apply.

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