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  • Posted: Jan 21, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 1, 2021
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  • The name Helen Keller is known around the world as a symbol of courage in the face of overwhelming odds, yet she was much more than a symbol. She was a woman of luminous intelligence, high ambition and great accomplishment who devoted her life to helping others. Helen Keller, our co-founder, envisioned a world without barriers to human potential. Guided by her fierce optimism, we have been working on the front lines of health and well-being for more than 100 years. Working in 19 countries across Africa and Asia-as well as in the United States-we are dedicated to eliminating preventable vision loss, malnutrition, and diseases of poverty.
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    Program Manager- Every Child Thrives and Covid-19 Response

    Objective of the Position:

    1. Provide technical leadership for the project and ensure quality implementation of activities
    2. Ensure coordination of the project at the counties and national level with the Ministry of health and relevant stakeholders
    3. Continuous monitoring and supervision of project activities evaluating progress and communicating feedback.
    4. Provide administration leadership and financial management of the project

    Specific Objectives

    • Provide technical leadership for the project and ensure quality implementation of activities
      • Develop project work plans and monitor their implementation regularly
      • Lead in implementation of all activities according to the work plan ensuring objectives are met
      • Develop and produce monthly, quarterly and annual technical reports for the project
      • Review and monitor project budget and follow the burn rate throughout the project duration
    • Ensure coordination of the project at the counties and national level with the Ministry of health and relevant stakeholders
      • Organize project coordination forums with external and internal stakeholders
      • Actively participate in National and County level coordination programs that are relevant to the project objectives
      • Organize project inception, feedback and closure meetings and provide feedback on the project progress and impact
      • Ensure effective communication and networking is developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration with donors, CHMTs and other partners within implementing counties
      • Act as the focal communication point for the project
    • Continuous monitoring and supervision of project activities evaluating progress and communicating feedback
      • Track project performance and regularly update the project monitoring framework
      • Document lessons learnt, human interest stories and success stories from the project implementation
      • Provide leadership and technical support in implementation of operational study embedded in the project
      • Ensure relevant project data are collected, analyzed and reports developed to inform program impact.
    • Provide administration leadership and financial management of the project
      • Ensure respect for HKI budgeting and procurement procedures for the program.
      • Support and facilitate the logistics activities of the project particularly in relation to purchasing supplies and equipment for the project activities to ensuring quality and timeliness
      • Manage project budget to ensure all expenses are within the approved limits and meet HKI standards regarding financial management, accountability and good governance.
      • Provide support to the project staff through coaching and mentorship, foster teamwork through regular communication, information sharing, and provide opportunity for feedback

    Qualifications

    • Master of Nutrition, public health or equivalent
    • At least five years’ experience in humanitarian programs
    • Excellent English writing skills
    • Demonstrated experience in nutrition and health projects management and coordination
    • Good knowledge of vitamin A supplementation and deworming programs policies and strategies in Kenya.

    Competencies

    • Demonstrated experience in advanced statistical analysis and operational research
    • Ability to analyse data and produce quality reports
    • Ability to validate and interpret health data
    • Excellent communication, representation and analytical skills
    • Demonstrated experience in preparation of donors’ proposals, budgets, and reports
    • Able to prioritise clearly, oversee multiple tasks, set clear objectives for staff and delegate.
    • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.
    • Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner.
    • Team-player with good inter-personal skills.

    Terms and conditions

    One-year contract preferred start date 1st March - Staff to based in Kilifi with frequent travel

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    Program Officers – Every Child Thrives (ECT) and COVID-19 extension and VAS programs

    Objective of the Project Officer Position:

    1. Ensure quality implementation of the project
    2. Monitor Project Progress and document the achievements
    3. Strengthen Coordination with project stakeholders
    4. Facilitate timely provision of project supplies and commodities.

    Specific Objectives

    • Ensure quality implementation of the project
      • Develop monthly activity workplan and track the progress regularly
      • Ensure activities are implemented within the approved budget
      • Develop quality monthly, quarterly and annual project performance reports to share with donors and relevant stakeholders
      • Ensure integration of project plans in the County health and nutrition annual work plan (AWPs) by actively participating in County planning and coordination meetings.
    • Monitor Project Progress, and Document the achievements
      • Track project performance and document achievements
      • Document human interest stories, lessons learnt and best practices from the project implementation for learning and duplicating in other project areas
      • Conduct day to day monitoring of the project and provide feedback to improve project performance
      • Plan and implement project data reviews, document findings and recommendations and work with counties to implement the actions agreed.
    • Organize project coordination forums with external and internal stakeholders**
      • Represent Helen Keller Intl in county coordination forums
      • Organize county project inception meetings, project planning, project closure meetings and other relevant forums that facilitate project implementation and feedback sharing.
      • Ensure effective communication and networking is developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration with the CHMTs and other partners within implementing counties**
      • Act as the focal communication point for the project in the counties assigned.**
      • Facilitate timely provision of project supplies and commodities
      • Through respect of Helen Keller procurement processes and procedures, make timely request for supplies and commodities as detailed in the project procurement plan.
      • Manage activity budget to ensure all expenses are within the approved limits and meet HKI standards regarding financial management, accountability, and good governance

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, public health or equivalent
    • At least five years’ experience in humanitarian programs
    • Excellent written and spoken English and Swahili.
    • Good knowledge of vitamin A supplementation and deworming programs policies and strategies in Kenya.

    Competencies

    • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation and operational research.

    · Demonstrated experience working with health care workers and community health volunteers.

    • Demonstrated experience in coordination and management of nutrition and health projects
    • Ability to analyze data and produce quality reports
    • Demonstrated experience in preparation of donors’ proposals, budgets, and reports
    • Able to priorities clearly, oversee multiple tasks, set clear objectives for staff
    • Knowledge of computer applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Outlook;
    • Commitment to accountability principals and knowledgeable of quality assurance.
    • Knowledge of computer applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Outlook.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.
    • Creative, open-minded, flexible, and self-learner.
    • Team Player with good interpersonal skills

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates to send their cover letter and a curriculum vitae to [email protected]. The deadline of application is 1st February 2021.

    HELEN KELLER INTL:

    • DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, TEST, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING).
    • DOES NOT ASK FOR INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
    • DOES NOT RECRUIT THROUGH ANY RECRUITMENT AGENCY.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

    We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individual with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need to request an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact us at the email above.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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