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Daily Nation : February 21st 2014
52 | Jobs DAILY NATION Friday February 21, 2014 VACANCIES FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We seek qualified candidates for the following positions to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. CHIEF OF PARTY Location: Nairobi, Kenya Requisition ID: FHI360-COP-084 Basic Function: The Chief of Party (COP) will be the project’s senior supervisor and will oversee all aspects of performance for the anticipated USAID/Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans. Under the supervision of the Country Director, the COP will serve as the project’s principal contact point for funder, government, civil society, and implementing partners. The COP will supervise and oversee project staff and consultants. S/he will have overall responsibility for ensuring that procedures are established and adhered to for activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting. S/he will provide overall supervision of implementing partners and ensure timely progress against schedules, achievement of deliverables, and quality of results. Essential Job Functions: Duties & Responsibilities: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Lead and provide day-to-day management oversight and technical guidance to the project, including general financial oversight and programmatic monitoring, ensuring quality and timeliness of all activities. Oversee project technical and strategic planning including annual work plan, budget, progress reports, and financial reports, and ensure timeliness and quality of project deliverables. Ensure programming complies with priorities and systems of the Government of Kenya, the funder, and FHI 360/global rules and regulations, and that systems are in place so that local implementing agencies fully comply with programming, implementation, reporting and evaluation procedures. Serve as the primary liaison for the project with the funder, government counterparts, other stakeholders, and FHI 360 headquarters, playing a coordination role as needed. Provide ongoing programming/technical support and guidance to build the capacity of the government counterparts and civil society in coordinating, managing and implementing relevant public health services. Manage the selection, development, supervision and evaluation of assigned staff and budgets including recruitment, establishment of performance expectations, performance assessments, recommended action based on performance (e.g., recognition, disciplinary action). Provide leadership and team building at the project level and supervise project staff. Represent the project and FHI 360 with external audiences as needed. Participate in country office strategic planning and resource development efforts, if necessary. Participate and contribute to the overall mission of FHI 360. Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor. Minimum Requirements: • • • • • • • • PhD or MS/MA/MPH in international development, public health or related field. At least 7-11 years of demonstrated technical expertise, with substantial developing country context experience, coordinating development efforts in nutrition and health. At least 5-7 years of demonstrated excellence in a senior level management and leadership position; Chief of Party experience a plus. Previous experience in East Africa is strongly preferred; Kenya experience is a plus. Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated ability to think strategically, lead teams, make high-level decisions, and navigate politically-sensitive terrain. Familiarity with US government programming, rules and regulations. Experience working with an international non-governmental organization (NGO) preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, TECHNICAL Location: Nairobi, Kenya Requisition ID: FHI360-ADT-085 Basic Function: The Associate Director, Technical provides technical leadership and oversight to the anticipated USAID/Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans. Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Associate Director, Technical will oversee technical staff and implementation activities across the intermediate results. The Associate Director, Technical will be responsible for leading a broad spectrum of activities, including strategic planning, overall program execution and evaluation, technical thought leadership and facilitation of global knowledge sharing. The Associate Director, Technical will ensure the program is well executed per high quality standards. In the absence of the COP, the Associate Director, Technical will assume full responsibility for the project. Essential Job Functions: Duties & Responsibilities: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Provides technical direction to the team for the design, implementation and monitoring of project activities. Supports development of quality annual work plans for timely submission to and approval by USAID. Support the COP in preparing annual budgets and assuring adequate budget control Contributes to the production of timely and accurate financial and programmatic reports to FHI 360, and donor as required. Coordinates, manages and evaluates technical staff, budgets, and programmatic activities to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness. Supervise staff as assigned, including providing regular professional support and coaching to supervisees, assessing their performance and recommending improvements they can make to achieve their annual objectives and project’s goal in general. Respond to pertinent information requests from project partners and other relevant organizations/institutions. Build and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with key partners, including the Government of Kenya and USAID. 9. Work with the project team to ensure program quality according to organization standards including all programs, tools and systems are implemented in an effective, efficient and integrated manner. 10. Ensuring that the project focus remains on achieving results and capitalize on synergies of project elements. Minimum Requirements: • • • • • • • • MS/MA/MPH in international development, public health or related field. Extensive and demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: nutrition, health, commodity management, food and nutrition security, with focus on HIV/AIDS. At least 5-8 years’ experience as an Associate Director, Technical or similar senior level experience on a large, donor-funded program in Kenya. Familiarity with US government programming, rules and regulations. Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to manage and motivate teams. Demonstrated skill in quickly assessing priorities and opportunities and managing a variety of activities with attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to find viable solutions to complicated problems in a flexible, time-sensitive and creative manner. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. 2. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, M&E Location: Nairobi, Kenya Requisition ID: FHI360-ADM&E-087 Basic Function: The Associate Director, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) will lead the design and implementation of a comprehensive M&E plan and activities to the anticipated USAID/ Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans. Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the position overseas implementation of data management and M&E activities in accordance with guidelines stipulated by the funder and the Government of Kenya and regularly updates project staff on progress towards implementation of the work plan and designing methods for demonstrating program outputs, outcomes and impact. Essential Job Functions: Duties & Responsibilities: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Manage and coordinate implementation of M&E for the project. Supervise and provide guidance to relevant project staff. Lead development of quality assurance systems for the project to ensure data quality. Ensure appropriate data collection tools and systems are in place and are being used correctly by staff and partners to collect required and accurate data for performance, monitoring and evaluation. Oversee and guide development of the project’s management information system and database. Prepare and review program performance monitoring plan (PMP) as required by the funder. Operationalize the PMP, including data collection and verification and prepare project performance and data reports as required. Identify M&E technical assistance (TA) needs of partners, facilities and/or government counterparts and provide/organize TA through training, mentorship, and/or on-site supervision. Participate in program monitoring visits/forums with other project staff as necessary. Ensure all relevant project staffs are aware of and adhere to funder and government monitoring, evaluation and reporting guidelines and requirements. Continuously review and analyze collected data and advise program management on needed program revisions. Contribute to progress reports for the funder and other program deliverables as required. Advise and promote best practices in data management and M&E among project staff and partners. Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor Minimum Requirements: • • • • • • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in operations research, quantitative analysis, public policy, economics, or other social science fields, with advanced training in rigorous empirical research and evaluation methodologies. At least 5-9 years of experience in managing and executing M&E activities for donor-funded programs in Kenya. Computer proficiency in word processing, databases, spreadsheets, including advanced skills in at least two of the following programs: SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, Stata, and MS Access. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability lead a team. Experience with US government-funded programs and reporting requirements is an advantage. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. COMMODITIES AND DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Location: Nairobi, Kenya Requisition ID: FHI360-CDM-088 Basic Function: The Commodities and Distribution Manager will provide management of procurement, distribution and monitoring of supplemental nutrition support to the anticipated USAID/ Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans. Essential Job Functions: Duties & Responsibilities: 1. Leads in the implementation of the product supply chain including a system for the procurement and distribution of the nutrition products. Interacts with the technical teams in the preparation of appropriate documents: • • • • ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS Location: Nairobi, Kenya Requisition ID: FHI360-ADO-086 Basic Function: The Associate Director, Operations provides operational leadership and oversight to the anticipated USAID/Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans. Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Associate Director, Operations will be responsible for all aspects of operations, including administration, commodity management and procurement, human resources, and grants administration, if relevant. Essential Job Functions: Duties & Responsibilities: 1. 2. 3. Establish the program’s administrative and management systems (personnel, finance and accounting, procurement, logistics, grants and sub-contractor management) and internal control mechanisms to ensure their compliance with USAID regulations and FHI 360 policies and procedures. Ensure smooth day-to-day operations and administration of the program by overseeing national and regional financial and administrative operations of the project. Manage human resources, including leading operations staff orientation, training, and supervising, and team-building activities for the project. 4. Work closely with Chief of Party and operations staff as well as HQ project team to ensure efficient use of project funds and accurate accounting, monitoring, and reporting of project finances. 5. 6. 7. 8. Monitor program expenditures and prepare periodic financial reports. Adhere to FHI 360 and USAID guidelines and regulations for local subcontracting, procurement, and staff management with support from HQ team. Establish professional and trustworthy relationships with local vendors, subcontractors, and collaborators and ensure that financial obligations to local service providers are met in a timely manner. Manage the day”to”day operations of the project. Minimum Requirements: • • • • • • • • Masters’ degree in Finance, Business Administration or related field. At least 5-8 years’ experience as an Associate Director, Operations or similar senior level experience on a large, donor-funded program. Previous experience in Kenya or East Africa with knowledge of the Kenya procurement and commodity management process is highly desired. Familiarity with US government programming, rules and regulations. Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to manage and motivate teams. Demonstrated skill in quickly assessing priorities and opportunities and managing a variety of activities with attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to find viable solutions to complicated problems in a flexible, time-sensitive and creative manner. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. FINANCE MANAGER Location: Nairobi, Kenya Requisition ID: FHI360-FM-089 Basic Function: The Finance Manager will provide overall financial management to the anticipated USAID/ Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans. Under the supervision of the DCOP, Operations, the Finance Manager responsibilities will include monitoring project finances, preparing project budgets, managing financial reporting to clients, ensuring adherence to funder rules and regulations, coordinating with headquarters on financial information, providing financial technical assistance to develop the capacity of FHI 360 partner organizations and entities in the country, and acting as a resource for project staff on finance-related issues. Essential Job Functions: Duties & Responsibilities: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Directs and manages the project budget in accordance with the approved annual budget and monitors the expenditures on an on-going basis. Oversees the timely completion and accuracy of monthly financial reports prepared for submission to FHI 360 headquarters and donor. Responsible for the maintenance of adequate financial resources to support monthly program operations and subproject reimbursements. Ensures all activities related to financial management are carried out in conformance with policies and procedures established by FHI 360 and the funder. Coordinates with related staff to ensure that project budgets, accounting, and fiscal control procedures are implemented effectively. Oversees the pre-award audit of new implementation agencies and guides the project budget development with country office staff. Oversees the monitoring and review of project financial reports to ensure compliance with project budgets and FHI 360 policies. Provides support with the internal audit functions. Participates and contributes to the overall mission of FHI 360. Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor. Minimum Requirements: • • • • • • MS/MA/MBA or BS/BA in Accounting, Finance or related field Must be a CPA (K) At least 5-7 years’ experience in similar capacity in accounting/budgeting management Strong working knowledge of computer programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. Experience managing US government funds; Experience working with an international organization an added advantage Good planning and organizational skills SENIOR TECHNICAL OFFICER, PARTNERSHIPS Location: Nairobi, Kenya Requisition ID: FHI360-STOP-090 Basic Function: The Senior Technical Officer, Partnerships will provide overall leadership and oversight on Public Private Partnerships to the anticipated USAID/Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans. Under the supervision of the DCOP, Technical, the position will be responsible for the initiation and expansion of Public Private Partnerships for sustainability, promotion of innovation, incorporation of private sector expertise and capitalize on corporate social investment into the program. Essential Job Functions: Duties & Responsibilities: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Sets the agenda for public private engagement; pursing and relationship-building with private sector in support of Nutrition Assessment Counselling and Support (NACS). Identify and secure opportunities towards funding and establishing sustainable financing for the expansion of private health care facilities providing NACS services. Implements internal and external marketing efforts aimed to identify, leverage, and secure innovative funding opportunities for the expansion of raw material production and manufacture. Provide timely and accurate reporting to FHI 360, and donor on all partnership project activities and results. Facilitates and conducts training and skills-building relevant to partnerships Serve as principal project liaison with private sector partners and stakeholders. Minimum Requirements: • • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field such as Economics, International Affairs, or Business Administration. Advanced degree preferred. At least 5-7 years’ experience implementing local economic development initiatives facilitating income generation, investment attraction, streamlined business processes, and public-private partnerships. Previous experience implementing inclusive economic growth programs funded by international donors, preferably familiar with USAID rules and regulations. Previous experience in East Africa is strongly preferred; Kenya experience is a plus. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior writing skills Proven management skills and ability to negotiate effectively with donors and partner agencies Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to: Kenya-HR@fhi360.org and can also visit the FHI 360’s career page website. Please specify source in your application and quote the Requisition ID provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than March 7, 2014. Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted. Offers are contingent upon receipt of award and funder key personnel approval. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Supply plans, Supply / contracts requisitions and purchase orders, etc.; according to procurement specifications and supply procedures. Facilitate efficient clearance, storage and distribution of the nutrition products to facilities from ports of entry and warehouses. When required, maintains contact with customs and immigration officials, follows up on preliminary supply clearance documentations to facilitate timely customs clearance of the products in keeping with established protocol. Undertakes local procurements, as required. Undertakes field visits to project sites to inventory and monitor supply inputs. Proposes corrective actions to improve logistical procedures. Identifies training needs and develops training activities in supply management for FHI 360’s staff counterparts, designed to improve supply delivery. Minimum Requirements: • • • • • • University degree in Business Administration, Supply & Logistics Management or related field. At least 5 years of professional experience in similar role in a large donor funded program in Kenya. Demonstrated experience in logistics management and coordination within the field of supply chain management, fleet/ transport management and asset management and distribution support. Strong planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities. Familiarity with US government programming, rules and regulations. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
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