Wednesday, February 10, 2010

EngenderHealth NGO Jobs in Kenya

EngenderHealth works to improve the health and well-being of people in the poorest communities of the world.

We do this by sharing our expertise in sexual and reproductive health and transforming the quality of health care.

We promote gender equity, advocate for sound practices and policies, and inspire people to assert their rights to better, healthier lives.

Working in partnership with local organizations, we adapt our work in response to local needs.

We are seeking qualified candidates for the following potential positions to improve and expand access to sustainable HIV and tuberculosis prevention, treatment, care and support services, along with integrated reproductive health (RH), safe motherhood, family planning (FP) and selected child survival services provided by health facilities, non-governmental and community-based organizations to reach the most-vulnerable populations and the general community, providing care and support for OVC and PLWA, including economic empowerment.

1. Project Director

The Project Director serves as key personnel on the [Project] and has overall responsibility for setting strategy, directing and achieving project results, and for managing the critical relationships with funders, in-country agencies, EngenderHealth Headquarters, Global Project’s management (where applicable), partners, and other key stakeholders, and donors.

(S)he has overall program, managerial and fiscal responsibility for the project including ensuring compliance with donor’s and EngenderHealth’s regulations, policies and procedures..

(S)he will have direct responsibility for supervision of designated staff.

(S)he oversees and works closely and in a complementary fashion with other key personnel, internal and external stakeholders to effectively lead and manage the project (in [country]).

This role is likely to require at least [35]% travel.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in health sciences or related advanced degree relevant to the field of RH/FP, MCH, HIV/AIDS.
  • Minimum of 10 years senior level programmatic and technical experience
  • At least 5 years experience with management of donor programs USAID experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills working with the staff of large, complex programs addressing a variety of social and health issues, particularly pertaining to reproductive health and family planning in developing countries
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of RH/ FP and experience in the design and implementation of RH and FP programs
  • A proven leader, manager, and mentor, with excellent interpersonal skills, capable of directing and managing change, and inspiring teamwork and high-performing teams
  • Demonstrated leadership in working and collaborating with other donors and a wide range of USAID and other donor-funded organizations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills applicable in a wide variety of settings
  • Demonstrated leadership in working with country officials from the public, private commercial, and NGO sectors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ability to travel up to 35%
2. Deputy Project Director

The Deputy Project Director works closely and in a complementary fashion with the Project Director to effectively lead and manage the project.

This includes achieving the Project’s vision and strategy, and managing relationships with USAID, the Project Management Committee, Project partners, Region and District health staff, communities, local implementing partners and other stakeholders.

He or she will assist the Project Director in ensuring compliance with all contractual matters related to the USAID cooperative agreement and strict oversight of project activities and funds.

S/he will have direct responsibility for supervision of project technical staff on programmatic issues.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Master’s Degree public health and/or medical degree with relevant public health and management expertise.
  • Four years experience and demonstrated leadership as a Project Director or Senior Project Manager in complex, donor-funded development programs in HIV, FP/RH and/or child survival. Experience working with USAID or with USAID-funded projects is a distinct advantage.
  • Technical knowledge of HIV, FP/RH and/or child health to provide technical and supervisory support to staff
  • Ability to develop and apply concepts, interventions, and strategies to a range of development concerns, with a strong background in program design, implementation and management.
  • Demonstrated capacity to oversee development/implementation of work plans, monitoring and evaluation activities, and reports
  • Experience working with a wide range of national counterparts and with local organizations.
  • Strong leadership and technical skills, with exceptional interpersonal skills and proven capacity to direct and manage change, and inspire high performing teams.
  • Strong communication, partnering, supervision and writing skills
  • Demonstrated leadership in working and collaborating with USAID, Kenya Ministry of Health, other organizations and with community NGOs and CBOs.
  • Ability to travel regularly within project areas.
3. Finance & Administration Director

The Director – Finance and Administration works in a complimentary fashion with the PD to effectively lead and manage the country program’s essential finance and administrative systems for budgeting, financial monitoring and reporting, consultants, procurement and inventory management, as well as sub-award procedures.

The Director – Finance and Administration, provides regular technical support and training to operations and project teams as well as to other partner organizations to help them establish sound, reliable, effective, and efficient administrative and financial management systems.

In tandem with the Finance & Grants Manager, s/he will work with the project team to develop the procedures for the administration and management of the grants and contracts program.

S/he will also monitor the grant funds, develop the project’s financial reports to donors including USAID as well as submissions to the agency’s HQ in New York, and also work in close collaboration with EngenderHealth corporate and headquarters finance and administration staff in order to ensure top quality procedures and reporting.

The Director – Finance and Administration is also responsible for overseeing the sub-contracting and local procurement of equipment and supplies.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Master’s degree or other advanced degree in finance, business administration, or other related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in the administration and financial management of a large program of national, and preferably regional/international scope.
  • Experience in project administration with multiple partners is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with the finance and administration functions of international organizations.
  • Experience in development and implementation of systems for grants and grant monitoring.
  • Knowledge and technical experience in accounting, administration and operational practices.
  • Experience in management and administration of human resources and personnel issues.
  • Knowledge of US government funding rules and regulations, financial reporting and disclosure requirements.
  • Demonstrated skills in negotiations and effective communications with partner organizations and sub-grantees.
  • Ability to facilitate decision-making processes and to build constructive alliances internally and externally.
  • Ability to provide technical support and training in finance and administration.
  • Knowledgeable of logistics and procurements systems for supplies and equipment
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and manage and accomplish multiple priorities; goal oriented.
  • Knowledgeable about information technology systems, including business software
  • Strong leadership and technical skills, with proven capacity to direct and manage change, and inspire high-performing teams.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, teamwork, communication, partnering and supervisory skills
4. Monitoring & Evaluation Director

The M&E Director provides strategic leadership for the overall knowledge management functions of the project; including the identification, analysis, and dissemination of data as well as lessons learned, study findings and best practices.

He/she is responsible for guiding the overall M&E strategy and implementation of related activities within the project and partners, plus providing timely and relevant information to project advisors, partners and USAID. He/she will work with staff to develop and integrated M&E plan and to track and report project performance to USAID, project staff and local partners.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Masters in demography, development studies or other related topic; University degree in community health or demography or Advanced degree in a relevant discipline including Public Health or social sciences;
  • At least 5 years in applied skills in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluating
  • At least 5 years experience in planning, designing and implementation of M&E systems & activities and, formative or operations research for integrated HIV/AIDS or related programs in developing countries;
  • firm command of M & E issues related to populations of special interest including orphans, PLWA, high-risk groups, mothers and children;
  • Demonstrable analytical skills and experiences to identify and evaluate best practices and state-of-the-art approaches;
  • strong writing and organizational skills for reporting on program and study results; demonstrated experience working in close collaboration with host country officials, government ministries, NGOs, FBOs, and CBOs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills, capable of directing and managing change, inspiring teamwork, and motivating staff and partners to achieve results
  • Ability to conceptualize, analyze and synthesize information on program impact and lessons learned
5. Technical Advisor, HIV and AIDS

The Technical Advisor will provide technical assistance to project staff and collaborating partners in one or more clinical HIV areas including HIV counselling and testing, male circumcision, PMTCT, treatment of opportunistic infections, treatment of children and adults with ARVs, palliative care, and diagnosis and treatment of TB and STIs.

S/he will identify, develop and disseminate relevant clinical tools and approaches to support MOH guidelines and standards; conduct regular technical monitoring visits of EngenderHealth’s HIV projects; and provide training, technical updates and mentoring for project staff in relevant clinical areas.

S/he will work closely with other technical advisors and senior project management to identify, document, disseminate, adapt, and replicate clinical best practices in HIV prevention, care and treatment and take them to scale.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Interested candidates must have a Medical degree and postgraduate medical qualifications in HIV care and treatment and/or infectious diseases and at least 2 years’ specialist experience in providing diagnosis and treatment of HIV and AIDS, TB, and STIs and specialist medical training and clinical experience in one or more the above HIV technical areas;

2 years demonstrated experience with sustainable training and quality improvement approaches; recent hands-on experience with HIV project design, implementation and evaluation; excellent written and oral communication skills; and fluency in English at the S5/R5 level are also required.

Fluency in other relevant language(s) is preferred.

6. Technical Advisor, FP and RH

The Technical Advisor for FP and RH will provide technical assistance to project staff and collaborating partners to strengthen the delivery of FP and RH services provided by clinics and through community based services.

Special emphasis on meeting the FP/RH needs of PLWHAs, and integration of FP/RH with HIV prevention, counselling and testing, PMTCT and other HIV services.

S/he will identify, develop and disseminate relevant clinical tools and approaches to support MOH guidelines and standards; conduct regular technical monitoring visits of EngenderHealth supported sites; and provide training, technical updates and mentoring for project staff in relevant clinical and technical areas.

S/he will work closely with other technical advisors and senior project management to identify, document, disseminate, adapt, and replicate clinical best practices in FP/RH including integration of FP/RH and HIV prevention, care and treatment and take them to scale.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Interested candidates must have a Medical degree and postgraduate medical qualifications in obstetrics/gyneacology with specialist experience in FP service provision, particularly clinical methods, and the integration of HIV with FP/RH services in a range of service delivery settings.

Demonstrated experience with sustainable training and quality improvement approaches; recent hands-on experience with health project design, implementation and evaluation; excellent written and oral communication skills; and fluency in English at the S5/R5 level are also required.

Fluency in other relevant language(s) is preferred.

7. Technical Advisor, Maternal and Child Health

The Technical Advisor for MCH will provide technical assistance to project staff and collaborating partners to strengthen the delivery of MCH services provided by clinics and through community-based services.

Special emphasis on safe motherhood for both HIV positive and negative pregnant women; counselling HIV positive women for safe infant feeding, and ensuring continuum of care and support for mother and child.

S/he will closely with the Technical Advisor for HV and AIDS and clinical/technical specialists for PMTCT to ensure that a comprehensive approach to PMTCT is supported, provide technical advise for the integration of HIV with MCH services, and strengthen referral systems to increase access to safe obstetric care, including emergency obstetric care, and to eliminate barriers for provision of services to HIV positive women.

S/he will identify, develop and disseminate relevant clinical tools and approaches to support MOH guidelines and standards; conduct regular technical monitoring visits of EngenderHealth-supported sites; and provide training, technical updates and mentoring for project staff in relevant clinical and technical areas.

S/he will work closely with other technical advisors and senior project management to identify, document, disseminate, adapt, and replicate clinical best practices in MCH including integration of MCH and HIV prevention, care and treatment and take them to scale.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Interested candidates must have a Medical degree and postgraduate medical qualifications in obstetrics/ gynaecology with specialist experience in obstetrical care, and the integration of HIV with MCH services in a range of service delivery settings.

Candidate must also possess considerable technical knowledge in neonatal and child health and in the design and implementation of safe motherhood and child survival programs.

Demonstrated experience with sustainable training and quality improvement approaches; recent hands-on experience with health project design, implementation and evaluation; excellent written and oral communication skills; and fluency in English at the S5/R5 level are also required. Fluency in other relevant language(s) is preferred.

8. Technical/Clinical Specialists in VCT, PMTCT

Advisor level candidates must possess a medical degree and have at least 7 years of experience working in a similar capacity, including on USAID and/or other foreign donor funded large health sector programs, significant technical expertise spanning the relevant content areas.

Specialist candidates must possess a medical degree have at least 5 years of experience providing technical assistance to and building the capacity of local implementing partners in clinic and community-based settings through training and other means, and have experience working for international agencies.

Masters of Public Health degree or equivalent work experience, along with experience in integrated approaches to health service delivery through government, NGOs and community based services and community engagement for health is a plus for all candidates.

All positions are subject to change based on procurement requirements and are contingent on EngenderHealth being awarded the project.

EngenderHealth offers a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

You are welcome to visit the careers page at www.engenderhealth.org for a detailed JD and to submit your details online by 17th February 2010.

Kindly note that, only short listed persons will be contacted.

No phone calls please! *

Offers are contingent upon awarded proposal.






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