Job Opportunities

CHAK is seeking an Service Delivery Advisor HIV prevention to provide technical expertise and ensure soundness of prevention activities. The successful candidate will be responsible for offering strategic direction, leadership and implementation of prevention components of HIV programming including HIV testing services, Gender based violence, adolescent girls, young women, Men and boys, PrEP and successful linkage**

Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party, this position will:

  • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and definition of project activities within their areas of HIV prevention and linkage based on national and PEPFAR guidelines;
  • Establish and implement a system to ensure technical quality of project activities;
  • Develop and/or update evidence-based training materials, standards, job aids, curricula, and/or supervisory systems needed for implementation of the project to meet the needs of the counties and the donor;
  • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and definition of project activities within their areas of HIV prevention and linkage based on national and PEPFAR guidelines for the Key population program
  • Promote relevant adult and youth friendly prevention and clinical services and demand creation to increase awareness, acceptability, and uptake of these services;
  • Work in close coordination with county health management teams to ensure provision of standardized, evidence-based interventions that are designed to promote the adoption of HIV prevention, behaviors and service in the communities and health facilities and for priority populations, while strategically strengthening county health systems for greater responsibility along the J2SR;
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building at the health providers level and community volunteers on prevention program;
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building at the health providers level and community volunteers on Gender, SGBV and SVAC;
  • Coordinate advocacy, demand generation, and policy support, across project sites and communities for AGYW, Men, CSW, MSM, FSW and other special populations and lead the formulation of innovative approaches for scale up of targeted HIV prevention and linkage services;
  • Coordinate, demand generation, policy support, across project sites and communities to
  • Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing CHAK and the project;
  • Work with MEL staff to design and implement a plan to track data/results to inform adjustments in project implementation;
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners to ensure activities conform to requirements and regulations;
  • Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation and contribute to reports of project activities and results to the donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports, and other reporting requirements as requested;
  • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches within their technical areas of expertise;
  • Supervise technical staff on prevention;
  • Maintain excellent relationships with the donor and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses to requests;
  • Provide technical leadership to the development of the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with the donor, Government of Kenya and other stakeholders to ensure timely implementation and compliance to the requirements and regulations of the award.
  • Support the deputy chief of party and administration teams in the design and management of annual work plans and budgets.
  • Working with MEL the service delivery advisor will support in contraction reporting obligations to CHAK and USAID.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. A medical degree (MBChB, Clinical Medicine or Nursing) or related health field;
  2. 10+ years of experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in HIV prevention including PrEP, Key Population, GBV, AGYW and Men;
  3. Demonstrated capabilities in capacity building at the community and facility level county health systems and experience working effectively with the devolved county health programs in Kenya;
  4. Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector;
  5. Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English;
  6. Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
  7. Proven leadership in the design, management, implementation and monitoring & evaluation of large and complex international donor-funded programs. Leadership roles in implementing USAID-funded projects strongly preferred;
  8. Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures preferred.

Method of Application

Applications with detailed Resume, Cover Letter including the names and contacts of 3 referees should be sent to CHAK Secretariat by post or Email using the contacts below.

The General Secretary
P.O. Box 30690 – 00100 GPO Nairobi
Tel. (020)4441920 / 0733-334419
Email: hr@chak.or.ke

The closing date for receiving all applications is July 23, 2021. Only the shortlisted candidate will be contacted for interviews.

Disclaimer: Applicants are advised that Christian Health Association of Kenya neither requires applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process nor has it retained any agent in connection with recruitment.

05 Jul, 2021

Grants Officer – Deadline: Not Specified

Reports to: Country Finance and Grants Manager

ROLE PURPOSE

Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for better lives for all children. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation. Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Our global strategy has a specific focus on girls, as they are often the most marginalized and most often left behind. We have committed ourselves to the ambitious target of reaching 100 million girls over 5 years, to ensure they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. This is our contribution to reaching the sustainable development goals, and in particular the goals on gender equality. Our organization is transforming itself to meet this enormous challenge everywhere we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to lead our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls.

With approximately 38 years of experience in implementing its programme, Plan International Kenya (PIK) mainly operates in 10 geographical areas; Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Tharaka-Nithi, Siaya, Kwale, Kilifi, Homa Bay, Kisumu and Tana River.

The Grants Officer is responsible for the assessment and compliance monitoring of grants systems, processes, partnerships; Analysis of budgets and expenditures of program areas.  This role will work with the Country Finance and Grants Manager, the Business Development staff, Project Managers, Finance Departments and implementing partners. The position will be also responsible for capacity building of partners on grants management and improving ways of working and will support start-up and closeout meetings/workshops. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

ACCOUNTABILITIES AND MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

  • Award and grants portfolio management (30%)
    • Support project specific budgeting in liaison with the grants coordinator and National Office(NO) contact person
    • Conduct regular grants monitoring for the project and ensure individual grants performance are being tracked effectively, and that risks and issues are being recognised and action taken.
    • Provide regular reports on grants performance to the Project Manager & Grants Coordinator.
    • Support in the annual planning process at project level
  • Monitoring and analysis of grants 40%
    • Track and identify NRGRANT and DUMMY expenditures and ensure timely reversals are done before the closure of the month
    • Monitor and analyse activities regularly and work with Project Manager to resolve any issues identified in specific project
    • Co-ordinate with Project Manager and Grants coordinator in order to ensure budgets are correctly allocated and phased-in.
    • Track and monitor grants expenditure
    • Prepare and deliver timely financial reports.
    • Conduct project field visits and spot checks
    • Assessment and compliance of systems, processes and partnerships 20%
    • Work with project teams to ensure adherence to both donor and Plan processes and procedures
    • Support in grants mapping, central filing and updating grants information in the grants management system
    • Participate in due diligence for implementing partners and review MOUs.
    • Conduct capacity building for partners on donor requirements
    • Coordinate grants “Kick off” meetings at project level.
    • Support timely close out processes for projects.
    • Provide information during grants audits and compliance reviews at project level.
    • Review of partner’s reports and liquidation of funds.
  • Others (5%)
    • Participate in program management meetings
    • Support finance in grants reconciliations
    • Support in the annual planning process at project level
    • Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) (5%)
    • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Qualifications/ experience essential: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in either business, social sciences or international development
  • At least CPA 2 or other equivalent professional qualification in accounting
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in grants management or a similar role in INGO
  • Experience in award portfolio management and knowledge of major donors’ (USAID, DFID, EU, etc.) compliance requirements
  • Experience in supporting program teams
  • Problem solving skills to identify and lead the resolution of issues
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills

Qualifications/ experience desirable:

  • Previous experience in SAP ERP or any recognised grants management system
  • Attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Planning, management and coordination skills
  • Experience in working with multicultural teams
  • Facilitation and training skills
  • Administration and effective communication skills
  • Ability to work and interact with others at all levels

Apply Via https://jobs.plan-international.org/job/Nairobi-Grants-Officer/688023001/?utm

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