Gold Star Kenya NGO Several Job Vacancies

Gold Star Kenya NGO Several Job Vacancies

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GoldStar Kenya (GS Kenya) is a Kenyan nonprofit health non-government organization dedicated to empowering communities for better health by advancing and implementing integrated, locally driven and evidence-based solutions. GS Kenya, through its flagship social franchise health programs. GS Kenya is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following position for the follow-on program, the Kenya Tuberculosis Support Program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development in Kenya (USAID/KEA).

Recruitment into the position is consequent to the USAID/KEA release of Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) No: 72061518RFA00001 and subsequent to the successful award of the program to GS Kenya. In addition, the selection of the final applicant for each position is subject to USAID/KEA approval.

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit

JOB SUMMARY:

The Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Technical Advisor is responsible for providing technical and management leadership for technical assistance teams, sets timelines and goals for team implementation and monitors quality of processes and deliverables, mentors technical teams to produce quality work and build capacity over time and liaises with partners, the Ministry of Health and Council of Governors for matters related to technical program aspects. While deputizing the Chief of Party, he/she provides supportive day-to-day management oversight, operations and supervision of project implementation activities to ensure the program delivers upon its defined goals and accountability requirements. The position, while leading the support to the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease (NTLD) program, entails taking the leading representative role in the effective coordination among related USAID/KEA funded mechanisms, key national TB stakeholders and implementing partners. To be effective, a high degree of collaboration is necessary with senior-level Kenya National and County government health sector institutions, agencies and officials.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Deputy Chief of Party, as the principal assistant to the Chief of Party, will be responsible for the day-to-day technical and program management leadership of the Kenya Tuberculosis Support Program. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Functioning as the immediate liaison between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/KEA), Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH), Council of Governors (CoG) at national level and the County Health Executives (CeCs) and County Director of Health (CDHs) at county level, on administrative, financial and programmatic matters related to the program;
  • Leading the implementation of the Annual Program Planning cycle and the development of comprehensive annual work-plans and budgets in accordance with the USAID/KEA annual planning cycle;
  • Monitoring the implementation of the programs interventions and contribution towards National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program (NTLD) Strategic Plan (NSP) goals and objectives;
  • Reviewing and finalizing the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual program progress reports to USAID/KEA, MOH and other partners;
  • Contributing to the identification and prioritization of technical assistance needs at national and county levels to be supported in order to improve program performance and towards achieving the goals and objectives of the NTLDP/NSP;
  • Providing technical and operational monitoring of consultants engaged to undertake activities supported by the TB Support program
  • Immediate supervision of day-to-day of performance of all program staff, including ensuring that field-based staff regularly prepare and update required performance data;
  • Overseeing management systems for the cost-effective implementation of all program activities;
  • Initiating the development of suitable scopes of work and overseeing the execution of appropriate technical assistance contracts as needed.
  • Performing any other duties assigned by the Chief of Party

MINIMUM REQUIRMENTS:

  • A minimum of Medical degree and a Master’s Degree in public health or related field.
  • A minimum of 7 years of project management experience in large health sector development programs that have implemented successful activities
  • Demonstrated expertise in all aspects of TB and TB-HIV/AIDS
  • A clear track record of provision of technical assistance of similar complexity and magnitude to the one being procured
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level Government of Kenya officials, USAID, NGOs, private sector groups, cooperating agencies and donor organizations
  • Familiarly with the Kenyan TB context, relevant implementing partners, MOH, NTLP and other stakeholders preferred.
  • Kenyan nationals and other candidates currently based in the East Africa region are encouraged to apply.

Director, Finance and Administration

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience10 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit

JOB SUMMARY:

The Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for the financial management and administration of the project, including sub-award or subcontract management, travel, human resource (HR) management, and equipment procurement and management.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishment and maintenance of a robust financial, administrative and sub-award management and monitoring system to support program activities towards project objectives, in accordance with GS Kenya policies and practices as well as USG regulations governing awards
  • Ensuring transparent, responsive and compliant financial management system that tracks and monitors project expenditures against budget;
  • Contributing to short-term and long-term program planning, as part of the management team
  • Overseeing implementation of financial and administrative systems, including cost containment measures and systems to mitigate waste, fraud and abuse
  • Development and submission of quality financial reports and prime award deliverables
  • Overseeing the HR, procurement, travel and logistics functions for program;
  • Overseeing procurement and inventory procedures, in accordance with United States Government (USG) policies and regulations;
  • Collaborating closely with the relevant GS Kenya technical teams on financial, administration, sub-award management, HR and procurement matters;
  • Managing contractual negotiations and agreements with local consultants, vendors and service providers; and
  • Supervising financial and administrative staff
  • Performing any other duties as directed by the Chief of Party

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS STANDARDS:

  • A degree in financial management, business administration, accounting or other relevant field;
  • At least 10 years’ experience with accounting, operations, and financial management in large-scale, complex, USG-funded development programs;
  • Familiarity with USG financial reporting and compliance requirements, especially USAID;
  • Excellent English language written and oral communications skills; and
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing large budgets.
  • Kenyan nationals and other candidates currently based in the East Africa region are encouraged to apply.

Senior Technical Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationMBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience7 – 10 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit   Research / Data Analysis

JOB SUMMARY:

The Senior Technical Adviser, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) will support the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) needs of the Kenya Tuberculosis Support program. S/he will lead the development of program monitoring, evaluation and learning plans (MELP) and strategies that comply with program requirements, USAID/KEA and the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program (NTLDP) requirements and data quality standards. The Senior Technical Advisor MEL will have primary responsibility to develop MEL plans, Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) plans and assist program staff to implement those plans and monitor/evaluate overall program progress against the MELP and facilitate attainment of program M&E milestones/deliverables. S/he will support the design and implementation of special studies and assessments as determined and assigned by the Chief of Party. The Senior Technical Advisor, MEL will work closely with operations and other program staff to ensure that program activities are well implemented and sufficiently documented to the required standards.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Technical Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) will be responsible for the M&E components of the project, and will serve as the primary lead in the design of the M&E tools and framework for the project, and in the development of monthly, quarterly and annual project reports. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with program teams to support design and lead MEL portfolio of work including MEL start-up activities, supporting the MELP and CLA plan development, updating the program theory of change, supporting technical team work planning and collaborating with USAID/KEA MEL counterparts, etc
  • Collaborate with NTLDP and program teams to implement MELPs including developing data collection systems and tools, setting targets, designing and implementing baseline assessments, assisting with the development of quarterly reports and baseline assessments, where needed.
  • Develop data quality assurance processes and systems and lead their implementation.
  • Acting as technical backstop to strategic partner, NTLDP and field-based program staff
  • Leading the design and implementation of the program MEL tools and frameworks
  • Assisting with monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities to partner and other donor agencies. Prepare success stories, case studies and other knowledge management products as required.
  • Overseeing the timely and accurate collection and analysis of data for quality monthly, quarterly and annual project progress reports
  • Developing and implementing interventions to improve the use of data for effective decision-making to improve program performance at National and County levels;
  • In collaboration with NTLDP and other partners, develop the capacity of relevant staff on MEL;
  • Meeting regularly with NTLDP and other key stakeholders to review program performance and to identify interventions for improved performance;
  • Providing strategic guidance on the introduction and roll out of innovative technologies to improve TB management and monitoring at national and county levels;
  • Lead the design and monitoring of operational research to identify and address TB program gaps to improve program performance including study protocol, questionnaire development, consent forms, ethics review applications, data analysis and presentation of findings in multiple communication formats.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS STANDARDS:

  • A Master’s degree in public health, public policy, epidemiology, demography, social science or related field
  • At least 7-10 years professional experience in monitoring, evaluation and research of USAID funded public health programs, especially in activities related to infectious diseases and health systems strengthening with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in M&E in TB, in a senior-level position
  • Experience with the design and/or implementation of TB MEL programs and operational research is advantageous
  • Excellent English language written and oral communications skills.
  • Kenyan nationals and other candidates currently based in the East Africa region are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Gold Star Kenya has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to: [email protected] and please specify source in your application and indicate position on the subject line. CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than 4th June 2018

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.