PATH Kenya seeks three (3) Program Officers for a multi-year USAID-funded award Nuru-Ya-Mtoto project in Kenya, one each to be based in Kisii, Homa Bay and Migori Counties. This project will increase use of quality county-led social services in selected counties in Kenya. These will be service delivery activities providing key OVC and adolescents services at the county level that contribute to the attainment of the Government of Kenya’s (GOK) goal of safeguarding the rights and welfare of children and adolescents impacted by HIV/AIDS.
As a key member of the USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto (USAID-NYM) Project team, you will monitor and report on all project activities related to case management with respect to OVC in support of NYM’s work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. You will coordinate closely with other NYM technical team of Project Officers and Technical Advisors to contribute to a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project implementation.
These positions will be based in Homabay, Kisii and Migori counties.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with NYM’s program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
- Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
- Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting LIPs in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with LIPs to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
- Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of CBOs. Provide technical support and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
- Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices. Actively engage in dissemination and use of relevant knowledge in the field.
- Represent NYM in meetings at county, sub county and ward levels, working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations with the GOK, CBOs, other stakeholders, and the community.
- Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and NYM standards and established schedules.
- Ensure community case workers (CCWs), Child Protection Volunteers (CPVs) and mentors complete required case management forms and ensure case filing system is developed and maintained.
- Create community linkages for broader community engagement in case management.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Gender, International Development, Development Economics, or a related field
- Experience in supporting Household Economic Strengthening to reedy households for graduation;
- Experience in OVC Case Management approach aimed at increasing resiliency of the child and the family.
- Demonstrated experience in collaborating with stakeholders e.g., DREAMS, Department of Children Services and Department of Health in identifying, enrolling and cross-referring OVC.
- Working knowledge of the Children Protection Information Management System (CPIMS).
- At least 4 years of work experience in OVC project.
- In-depth understanding of donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.
- Ability to implement participatory action planning approaches and engage County, Sub-county and Ward-level stakeholders.
- Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
- Excellent understanding of the Department of Children Services and County Department of Health’s structures and services.
- Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
- Observation, active listening, and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment.
- Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members and inspire teamwork among diverse partners without direct supervisory responsibilities.
- Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.
- Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
You must currently have legal authorization to work in Kenya.
PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto aims to increase the use of quality county-led, county-owned, and county-managed health and social services for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescents, as well as reducing new HIV infections, reducing gender-based violence, and improving the health system response to post-gender-based violence care for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged 9 to 24 years. The program will safeguard the rights and welfare of children and adolescents impacted by HIV/AIDS.
USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto will be implemented at the county level, in the community and health facilities in the counties of Homa Bay, Migori, and Kisii, in close collaboration with and in support of county health management teams and the Ministry of Health of Kenya. USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto will work in coordination with USAID and other host-country public and private partners, including the departments of children services, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and public health facilities.
We seek to recruit a Procurement Associate who will be responsible for day-to-day processing of procurements in compliance with USAID rules / PATH Kenya’s internal policies and ensure timely purchase of goods and services for the project, while maintaining high standards of stewardship and accountability.
The Procurement Associate will be based in Homa Bay.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Responsible for project procurement and ensuring compliance with donor and PATH policies.
- Undertaking all procurement functions, such as preparing requests for quotations, managing bid evaluations; coordinating the vendor selection process; developing procurement justification documentation (e.g., bid analyses; selection and negotiation memos etc.); and executing purchase orders with selected vendors.
- Monitoring all purchase orders and following up with vendors to obtain invoices.
- Coordinating with the Accounting team to ensure that invoices have been paid.
- Providing updates on status of project procurement as requested.
- Maintaining up-to-date procurement files (paper and electronic backup), in accordance with project and PATH policies and procedures.
- Work closely with the project team to develop an annual procurement plan.
- Responsible for preparing procurement report on a monthly basis.
- Managing any other procurement-related tasks as needed.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in any business-related field with a specialization /bias in procurement, CIPS qualification and KISM membership will be an added advantage.
- At least three (3) years progressive relevant on job experience, preferably in a busy NGO setting.
- Familiarity with USAID Rules and Regulations and Kenyan procurement laws.
- Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
- Strong attention to detail, sound technical and analytical skills.
- High standards of integrity.
- Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize.
- Ability to take self-initiatives and solve problems.
- Ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines.