Full Time NGO Job for Business and Social Science graduates in Kenya, Salary over Ksh120,000

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Job Details: Program Officer

Vacancy Name Program Officer
Work Location Nairobi
Location Country Kenya
Company Overview
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role
Company Overview
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value.  We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For over 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible.  With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organization and screens applicants for suitability to work with children.  We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Background
The Program Officer will support the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) Kenya and East Africa team to support activities related to domestic resource mobilization for health and HIV. In addition, the person will support both national and county government effort in generate evidence to inform prioritization of health and HIV within the Medium Term Expenditure Framework. This position reports to the Senior Health Financing Advisor.

Responsibilities
Purpose of Role

The services, job functions and responsibilities (“Scope of Work”) that the Employee will perform shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Carry out technical analysis that support execution of projects technical activities
  • Organize, coordinate and support HP+ workshops to  build advocacy capacity of selected county champions to augment advocacy work at the county level to advocate for more resources for heath and HIV/AIDS
  • Facilitate and support hosting of  meetings, training workshops on resource tracking tools and advocacy under regional work, and EAC Regional Policy validation meetings
  • Support the MOH to convene inclusive ICC-HF meetings  to discuss and build consensus on the draft Kenya Health Financing Strategy and also support to convene Health Sector Inter-Governmental Forums to facilitate policy dialogue between the two levels of governments
  • Participate and guide the health sector at national and/or county levels in preparation of annual plans and Program Based Budget (PBB) as required under the Public Financial Management Act, 2012.
  • Support the enhancement of collaboration of EAC regional governments health secretariat and other partners to strengthen capacity of government’s high level advocacy skills for increased health sector allocation including HIV and AIDS to mitigate reduced donor funding threat;
  • Provides assistance to others on matters related to topic area of health financing related research and evaluation and applies relevant methodologies to programmatic issues of importance
  • Prepares health financing analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, and assessments for internal and client use. Represents the company with others in the professional community and in the regional countries.
  • Provide facilitative support to short-term local consultants assigned to work on project’s  activities
  • Represents the projects, company, and programs in the health financing area in Kenya and regional forums, as well as with others in the professional community and in countries of collaboration independent of technical supervision
  • Participates in the preparation of bids and proposals in response to government, foundations or other donor solicitation as requested by the company or supervisor
  • Conducts all work to accepted standards of research ethics
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Duration
September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019

Requirements
Minimum Education and Experience Required
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, political science, social or development studies, project management or related field;
  • A masters’ degree will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level as project/programme officer in a donor funded programme;
  • Hands-on experience in report writing, analytical pieces desirable;
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages and handling of web based management systems.
  • Fluency in English

Palladium is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, and veterans.

Interested? Please submit your CV through the Palladium Careers Page (http://thepalladiumgroup.com/jobs).

Applications close on August 3, 2018.  Only successful applicants will be contacted.

 

 

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