Friday, May 31, 2013

NGO Jobs opportunity in Kenya

Program Description:  

The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP), is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW). 


RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment program working in over 100 clinics in Nyanza Province, Kenya.

RCTP is seeking motivated individuals to fill the following vacancies for integrated Community Case Management of pneumonia, Malaria, diarrhea in Children under 5 years project.

County Project Officer- Child and Health Services

Reports to: Principal Investigator
Duty Station: Kisumu with frequent travel to Homa Bay County

Duration: 18 Months, starting July 1, 2013
Vacancy No. FN-031-05-2013

Opening Date: 28-05-2013 
Closing Date: 12-06-2013

Job Summary

Responsible for providing technical leadership to the field level, day-to-day implementation of to the iCCM project. 

Oversee the implementation of the iCCM Project initiatives by CHW’s and the partners MOH and UNICEF to improve the accessibility, utilization and quality of child health services at the community level

Duties & responsibilities
  • Provide technical support and supervision to project assistants of the iCCM project.
  • Coordinate capacity building of MOH health workers and CHEWs at project supported health facilities through training on Community strategy and iCCM related trainings.
  • Coordinate capacity building of CHW’s at project supported health facilities, and community units through training on Community strategy and iCCM related trainings.
  • Support health data management at the District Health Office and the project supported facilities and community units.
  • Support all community-based activities including outreaches, Community dialogue days, and encourage community participation in monitoring and demanding for quality health services.
  • Coordinate and conduct monthly and quarterly coordination meetings by and with CHEWs, CHW’s and DHMT meetings on iCCM and other aspects related to the project.
  • Contribute to documentation of the project lessons to enable learning from the action.
  • Network and collaborate with the existing partners on the ground
  • Support the PI in other research projects.
  • Work closely with the principal investigator to produce reports on the county set indicators.
  • Document finding and recommendations of field visits for follow-up action
  • Prepare quarterly, biannual and annual tabular and narrative reports.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bsc. Nursing, Environmental Health or Social science. Masters in Public Health will be an added advantage
  • In-depth experience and understanding of Infant and young child health and survival interventions in rural areas.
  • At least Four years field experience, preferably with an NGO and or MOH.
  • Experience in writing professionals reports and data analysis;
Key Competences
  • A broad range experience of health services support services including logistics, financial management among others
  • Strong background in training and capacity building.
  • Ability to find solutions to complex problems in a challenging environment.
  • Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft Office and data analysis packages.
  • Experience working in drug/commodity supply management
Sub County Project Officer - Child & Health Services - (6 Positions)

Reports to: County Project Officer

Duty Station: One each in Homa Bay, Nthiwa, Suba, Mbita, Rachuonyo North, and Rachuonyo South Districts

Duration: 18 Months, starting July 1, 2013
Vacancy Number: FN-032-05-2013

Job Summary

Responsible for providing technical leadership at the district level, day-to-day implementation of to the iCCM project. 

Oversee the implementation of the iCCM Project initiatives by CHW’s and the partners MOH ,UNICEF, and WHO to improve the accessibility, utilization and quality of child health services at the community level

Duties & responsibilities
  • Coordinate capacity building of MOH health workers and CHEWs at project supported health facilities through training on Community strategy and iCCM related trainings.
  • Coordinate capacity building of CHW’s at project supported health facilities, and community units through training on Community strategy and iCCM related trainings.
  • Support health data management at the District Health Office and the project supported facilities and community units.
  • Support all community-based activities including outreaches, Community dialogue days, and encourage community participation in monitoring and demanding for quality health services.
  • Coordinate and conduct monthly and quarterly coordination meetings by and with CHEWs, CHW’s and DHMT meetings on iCCM and other aspects related to the project.
  • Contribute to documentation of the project lessons to enable learning from the action.
  • Network and collaborate with the existing partners on the ground
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bsc. Nursing, Environmental Health or Public Health or equivalent.
  • In-depth understanding of community Health Strategy
  • In-depth experience and understanding of Infant and young child health and survival interventions in rural areas.
  • At least Two years field experience, preferably with an NGO and or MOH.
Key Competencies
  • A broad range experience of health services support services including logistics, financial management among others
  • Strong background in training and capacity building.
  • Ability to find solutions to complex problems in a challenging environment.
  • Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft Office packages.
Statistician (1 Position)

Reports to: Principal Investigator
Duty Station: Kisumu with frequent travel to Homa Bay County

Duration: 18 Months, starting July 1, 2013
Vacancy Number: FN-033-05-2013.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement program tracking databases and in support of program monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Train data entry on database use and maintenance
  • Generate data reports on county level activities, both routine and as requested (with coordinator vetting and approval)
  • Conduct data entry and encounter form completion quality audits for data quality assurance purposes
  • Provide data quality assurance feedback to district managers and staff for decision-making and improvement purposes
  • Detecting Data inconsistency using STATA syntax which merges data from different databases and checking for outliers and doing data cleaning
  • Generating summary report on recruitment and enrollment of the clients and working hand in hand with the study coordinator in generating site reports and developing and modifying database to suit easy Data capture
Key Statistical Tasks
  • Organizing and directing the collection, processing, analysis and publication of statistical data on various subject matter relevant to the project
  • Designs worksheets, table formats, charts and supervises their presentation.
  • Documents methodologies and procedures used in the compilation and analysis of data, as well as data sources and limitations of estimates and guidelines for their use.
  • Applies statistical techniques and methods in the processing and analysis of data.
  • Studies, adapts and applies international recommendations and guidelines for the compilation of specific bodies of statistics
  • Prepares and publishes statistical and technical reports and research paper
Key Requirements
  • Strong academic qualifications in the Social Sciences, Statistics or Mathematics as evidenced by possession of a university Degree from recognized University
  • At least 3 years experience in statistical work at the professional level.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training.
Other requirements:
  • Knowledge of the theory, systems and application of statistical research methodology.
  • Knowledge of STATA statistical software applications
  • Working knowledge of the principles and recommendations for the compilation of Population and Social Statistics including Household Surveys.
  • Ability to compile, correlate and analyse data and arrive at sound conclusions.
  • Ability to represent findings and conclusions effectively in appropriate tabular, graphic and written formats.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues, public and private sector officials and regional professionals.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Reports to: Principal Investigator
Duty Station: Kisumu with frequent travel to Homa Bay County

Duration: 18 Months, starting July 1, 2013
Vacancy Number: FN-034-05-2013.

Job Summary:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for data Management in the ICCM project.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for ensuring that all the required data related to the ICCM implementation are captured using the ICCM database;
  • Review the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of data reported by project officers and CHWs and CHEWs
  • Analyzes the data to inform program implementation
  • Work closely with the principal investigator to produce reports on the county set indicators.
  • Document finding and recommendations of field visits for follow-up action
  • Prepare quarterly, biannual and annual tabular and narrative reports.
  • Assist the County and sub-county iCCM Coordinator in preparing programme/project status reports and documenting lessons learned in specific technical areas for wider dissemination/use.
Minimum Required Qualification and Experience:
  • MSc. Statistics/ Social Sciences or Public Health. Bsc. holders in similar specializations with Four years experience will also be considered.
  • At least three years experience with NGOs or other organizations, including significant experience developing and managing monitoring health system.
  • Experience in writing professionals reports and data analysis;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skill;
  • Team Player
  • Ability to speak/ write in English and must speak the regional language.
  • Proficient in Ms Office Computer packages and data analysis.
Finance and Administration Officer

Reports to: County Project Officer
Duty Station: Kisumu with frequent travel to Homa Bay County

Duration: 18 Months, starting July 1, 2013
Vacancy Number: FN-035-05-2013

Job Summary:

To provide Administrative, and Financial and HR support and leadership to the project.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Program budget preparation and implementation.
  • Cash Flow Management and ensuring that funds are availed for program operation as required.
  • Processing payments, internal control & supervision of petty cash payments
  • Coding, Account Management, and wire transfers.
  • Provision of efficient and effective administrative support to all study areas.
  • Provide administrative and Human Resources management support for effective implementation of program operational plans and goals
Minimum Required Qualification and Experience:
  • B.com. (Finance/Accounting option) or equivalent
  • CPA (K) or Equivalent
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in a busy organization
  • Team Player
  • Good interpersonal and communication skill
  • Ability to speak/ write in English
Applications should include the following:
  • A cover letter with current position and salary (if applicable), and date available
  • A current CV
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Copies of official certificates
  • Copy of the latest pay slip
  • Names and telephone contacts of at least 3 referees
  • An email address and a telephone number (land line or mobile)
All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 12-06-2013: hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org


Human Resources Manager
KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
P. O Box 614-40100
Kisumu

Please write the Vacancy Number indicated in the advert.

Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 



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