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NGO Jobs in Kenya – LVCT

LVCT Health is an established Kenyan NGO that utilizes research and strategic information to inform policy reform advocacy and strengthen HIV service delivery and programming. 

Our vision of healthy societies drives our Mission and institutional mandate. 

The organization undertakes operations and implementation research in HIV, sexual and reproductive health, sexual and gender based violence and related areas. 

We give special attention to key populations and work within the national strategies and priorities.

We seek to fill the following vacant position.
Director Research and Strategic Information

Job Ref: DRS/LVCT/07/2014
Reporting To: Executive Director
Location: Nairobi
Job Purpose: To provide leadership, strategic direction, mentorship and build capacity to deliver the LVCT Health’s objectives in Research & Strategic information

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership, strategic direction and oversight for execution of LVCT business plan as part of the core management team
  • Delivery of the departmental performance through line management, supervision and mentorship of staff
  • Provide oversight for compilation of Institutional work plans, monitoring and evaluation, performance tracking and reporting indicators and systems
  • Ensure data quality standards and on time reporting to government, donors and partners
  • Deliver quality research studies, data analysis and publications
  • Oversight for internal and external communications and relevant documentations
  • Mobilize and manage resources to deliver the business plan
  • Review of contracts, budget development and monitoring
  • Review regular internal and funder reports, including quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress and performance reports
  • Ensure adherence to institutional policies and procedures
  • Develop professional and expert networks and partnerships nationally and internationally to support LVCT Health’s research and strategic information objectives
  • Provide institutional capacity building and cross departmental support as necessary
  • Develop and maintain donor relations
Qualifications and Skills
  • PHD in social sciences, public health or other relevant field from a recognized university with 5 years’ experience in a management position. A Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Research and M&E experience in HIV, SRH or related health area
  • Demonstrated ability to design, implement, analyze and disseminate research and strategic information
  • Excellent analytical, proposal writing, report writing, communication, presentation, interpersonal and supervision skills
  • Demonstrated experience in resource mobilization
  • First author publications
  • Critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Must be an innovative and results oriented person

Position: Business Development Manager

Job Ref: D/LVCT/01/2015

Reporting To:
 Executive Director

 Renewable 2 Years Contract


 LVCT Health has a Training Institute which is registered by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. The Training Institute is accredited by NASCOP to offer HIV related courses and by Kenya Counselling and Psychological Organization for counselling training programmes. 

The Institute is also registered as an examination center for the Kenya National Examination Council with an approved KIE curriculum. 

LVCT Health is seeking to recruit a Business Development Manager whose role will be to grow the business of the LVCT Training institute and LVCT Health’s workplace wellness programme WEMA Kazini.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Manage execution of Training Institute’s and WEMA programme business plans while managing linkage to LVCT Health’s institutional strategy
  • Mobilize and manage resources to deliver the business plan
  • Identify new business opportunities of strategic and technical interest to LVCT Health locally and internationally
  • Serves as the primary liaison for Training Institute, WEMA Kazini and technical departments of LVCT Health
  • Leads development of annual work plans for the Training Institute and WEMA Kazini
  • Lead implementation of diversified trainings and new products
  • Monitor budgets and advise management accordingly
  • Implement a strong communicating, professional profile and relationships with a wide range of existing and new public and private sector stakeholders, partners, alumni and collaborators nationally and internationally
  • Continuous monitoring of the market to ensure suitability and sustainability of the institution’s products in the market
  • Be accountable for the quality, delivery, reporting and documentation of all the Training Institute and WEMA Kazini curriculums, services and reports
  • Line management, supervision and mentorship of staff
  • Management of organizational resources
  • Ensure adherence to institutional policies and procedures
  • Contribute in building and maintaining a positive brand image of the LVCT Health and its products
  • Presentation of service reports to clients
  • Participates in proposal development in LVCT Health as required
  • Provide institutional capacity building and cross departmental support as necessary to growth of the Training Institute and WEMA programme
Qualifications and Skills
  • Masters degree in a Business related field from recognized university;
  • 5 years of management experience in business development preferably from a learning institution
  • Demonstrated marketing experience
  • Demonstrable Proposal writing skills and fundraising experience
  • Creativity and innovation, Confidence and Leadership skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and critical thinking;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously and deliver them on schedule and to a high standard
  • Energetic, creative individual of high integrity

Position: Grants and Accounts Manager 

Job Ref: GAM/LVCT/01/2015
Reporting To: Operations Director
Duration: Renewable 2 Years Contract
Location: Nairobi
Job Purpose: To coordinate, supervise and manage a full range of financial operations and grant management functions. Primary responsibilities will include providing timely and accurate financial information, accounting, financial reporting, budgets preparation and management of financial data processing systems, equipment and other resources.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Prepare financial projections and budgets for approval by the management, donors and the Board of Trustees
  • Review funding contracts and advice technical teams accordingly
  • Monitor the overall liquidity of the organisation and the cash flow position, and facilitate inter-bank transfers where necessary.
  • Approve monthly petty cash float reconciliations and review the imprest expenditures.
  • Support management in preparation, co-ordination and control of budget, cash flow projections and actual cash analysis.
  • Control costs and enforce adherence to approved financial plans, budgets.
  • Monitor the performance of LVCT Health’s operations for the purpose of including the trends in financial plans and budgets and advice the directorate.
  • Monitor expenses in relation to budgets and ensure proper account codes are being charged for expenses.
  • Audit finance documents including payment vouchers, approval of journals, audit of monthly payroll and ensure proper coding of payroll expenses.
  • Ensure that all statutory ad non-statutory payroll deductions are made properly, promptly and are remitted to the respective authorities as required by law.
  • Manage annual audit, liaise with external auditors, tax consultants and Kenya Revenue Authority.
  • To prepare, consolidate and distribute timely monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements reflecting status of programs on grant-to-date basis in accordance with International Accounting Standards, International Financial Reporting Standards and donor requirements.
  • Interpret financial reports for practical use by program staff, identify and resolve issues arising
  • Ensure timely submission of invoices and reports to all relevant parties.
  • Ensure that all institutional financial and non-financial resources are effectively and efficiently managed by maintaining financial controls, prudent procedures, adequate records and accountability standards that meet requirements of the Board of Trustees, and the regulatory authorities.
  • Ensuring that assets are safeguarded by closely monitoring and maintaining an adequate system of internal control.
  • Ensure LVCT Health complies with all legal, regulatory and audit requirements, including submitting relevant financial reports to the management and other stakeholders, according to set timetables and deadlines.
  • Monitor compliance with grant funding requirements and provide appropriate guidance to programme staff including allowable and non-allowable costs, grant closeout, preparation of budget modifications and requests for carry over or extensions as needed
  • Ensure safekeeping of all unused cheque books and receipt books.
  • Mentoring finance staff and supervise all delegated functions
  • Develop and modify policies/procedures/systems in accordance with organizational needs and objectives, and government regulations
  • Ensure adherence to LVCT’ Health’s policies and procedures as outlined in the Financial Policy and Procedures Manuals, accounting standards and statutory requirement pertaining to accounting and financial reporting.
  • Maintain accurate financial data and generate timely reports and analysis as required.
  • Support preparation of grant applications including budgets, certifications and other required supporting documentation
  • Support preparation of and award of sub-grants including review of applications, financial assessments and capacity building
Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Finance. (A Masters degree in Finance or Accounting is an added advantage)
  • Professional accounting qualification such as CPA or ACCA.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge of financial accounting principles and procedures.
  • Strong management and leadership skills.
  • Proven skills in accounting, auditing, analytical and computerized accounting skills.
  • Experience in Microsoft GP-Accounting software will have an added advantage
  • Experience in managing large donor-funded budgets and reporting to donors. (Experience with USAID, CDC, DfID fund management highly desirable)
  • Must be detail and results oriented and have ability to deliver work at highest quality and accuracy
Interested and well qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and CV (Max. 3pgs) along with contacts of three referees, Salary history and expectations to so as to arrive NOT later than January 30, 2015 stating the position and job reference number on the subject line.

Human Resource and Administration Division,
LVCT Health,
P.O Box 19835, 00202 
Nairobi, Kenya

 Only short listed applicants will be contacted. 

Failure to follow the above instructions will lead to automatic disqualification.

LVCT Health is an equal opportunity employer

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