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  • Posted: Feb 18, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 26, 2021
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  • CHAK's constitution provides for membership to Protestant churches' health facilities and community-based health programmes provided their services are not for profit. Mission To facilitate member health units in their provision of quality healthcare services through advocacy, health systems strengthening, networking and innovative health programme
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    Grant Officers – USAID Afya Jumuisha Project.

    CHAK is therefore seeking to recruit competent, experienced and highly skilled candidates expected to drive the project to achieve its objectives and to act as change agents supporting a culture of performance and accountability within the project counties.

    These are competitive positions with high degree of personal responsibility and CHAK will offer individuals competitive rewards commensurate with their level of skills, responsibility and the market tread as follows:

    The Grant Officer provides quality and proper stewardship of the grant by managing the financial resources of USAID as the donor.

    S/he coordinates the administrative and financial aspects of grants, federal awards, and cooperative agreements by reviewing budget completeness, and coordinates post award actions.

    S/he must have expertise in contracts management for USAID projects.

    Reporting to the Grant Director, the key duties and responsibilities include:

    • Budgets planning, monitoring and modification for consortium and implementing partners.
    • Take lead role in partners’ budget implementation of project activities and proper utilization of resources as per the work plan. This includes ensuring proper grant management reporting and administration of projects activities.
    • Ensure partners financial reporting is complete, accurate and timely submitted.
    • Take lead role in financial reviews and feedback and technical support to the implementing partners on resources planning & management, audits and compliance in line with CHAK policies, statutory regulations, USG rule &regulations and Donor requirements.
    • Plan and facilitate external audits and findings close out for the consortiums and implementing partners.
    • Take lead in risk assessment and management for the consortiums and implementing partners by ensuring proper stewardship of CHAK and donor resources.
    • Continuously provide partners budget implementation oversight by conducting monthly burn rate analysis, activities need assessment & prior approval for budget modification and resource reprogramming.
    • Support donor reporting by providing timely information on partners’ quarterly expenses, PEPFAR – HRIS, OGAC reporting & requirements and annual expenditure reporting.
    • Ensuring timely flow of resources to consortium and implementing partners by ensuring accurate and complete cash flow forecast and wire processing in line with project strategies and objectives,
    • To support coordination and monitoring of sites performance review meetings including; targets dissemination, Sites performance improvement plans, performance reviews and donor joint system improvement Monitoring (SIM) and Technical Assistance (TA)Reviews.
    • Supports the partners in engaging county & sub-county collaboration with other development partners and community leaders toward sustainability and furthering the project objectives and donor requirements.
    • Support in implementing sites Institutional strengthening by participating in board orientation, senior health management team orientation, bench marking on best practices, strategic plans development and review, policies review, HIV services integration and networking with church affiliated leadership.
    • Support funding application(RFA), continuation application and sub-grant processing.
    • To support partners’ transition, activation, baseline assessments, contracting and sub award management.
    • Assist Grants and Compliance Director in preparation of projections
    • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in finance or related disciplines
    • At least 3 years of experience in grants design and administration
    • Working knowledge of USAID Contract Management and Grants Management policies and procedures required.
    • Experience implementing grant policies and procedures required.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with a wide range of organizations, beneficiaries, and related parties.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Fluency in oral and written English is required.

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    Finance Officers – USAID Afya Jumuisha Project

    CHAK will be implementing a AFYA JUMUISHA USAID funded 5-year HIV Prevention, care and treatment project in Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Embu and Nyandarua, starting around April / May of 2021.

    CHAK is therefore seeking to recruit competent, experienced and highly skilled candidates expected to drive the project to achieve its objectives and to act as change agents supporting a
    culture of performance and accountability within the project counties.

    These are competitive positions with high degree of personal responsibility and CHAK will offer individuals competitive rewards commensurate with their level of skills, responsibility and the market tread as follows:

    FINANCE OFFICERS

    Responsible for maintaining sound financial and accounting systems and controls for the USAID funded project.

    The role entails performing day to day financial accounting tasks including, processing payments, filing and document retrieval, providing data for report preparation and data input for support in budgeting, financial accounting and reporting of the USAID Grant.

    Reporting to the Finance Manager the key duties and responsibilities include:

    • Prepare payments and ensure timely approval and payment.
    • Oversee the petty cash disbursement and ensure proper reconciliation and replenishment.
    • Prepare and process disbursement of funding for activities and to sub-grantee following set finance procedures.
    • Support travel arrangements, including collecting and processing travel advances and expenses.
    • Ensure clear audit trail of processed transactions and their linkage to the accounting system.
    • Implementation of any accounting and financial audit recommendations.
    • Support the Finance Manager in budget, accounting, and finance activities.
    • Support the Finance Manager to compile and prepare the monthly expenditure report.
    • Support the Finance Manager to ensure quarterly accruals reporting and other financial reports to donor are prepared and submitted on time.
    • Financial Management: Monitor expenditure against approved activity budget, Prepare budget review and pipeline analysis Review budget allocation/reallocation requests.
    • Accounting: Maintain project general Ledger account, payroll, account payable and month-end close procedures Ensure proper use of listed and approved chart of account codes for the AFYA Jumuisha project Ensure month end closure of project accounting.
    • Implement administrative processes, regulations, and procedures of CHAK and USAID.
    • Review invoices, documentation from vendors Seek Finance Director approval prior to processing payment
    • Audit and Compliance: Check chart of account coding for accuracy and compliance with CHAK Financial Procedures and Policies.
    • Alert Finance manager and Director and HQ-based Finance Manager on any outstanding advances not liquidated according to CHAKs finance procedures and policies, internal and external audit support.
    • Any other reasonable duty assigned by the FM or Management.

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related disciplines
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent current certification required
    • At least 3 years of experience managing multi-million-dollar USG/USAID contracts
    • Knowledge of financial software applications, including QuickBooks and pastel
    • Fluency in spoken and written English

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    Project Officer (HIV Care and Treatment) – USAID Afya Jumuisha Project

    CHAK will be implementing a AFYA JUMUISHA USAID funded 5-year HIV Prevention, care and treatment project in Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Embu and Nyandarua, starting around April / May of 2021.

    CHAK is therefore seeking to recruit competent, experienced and highly skilled candidates expected to drive the project to achieve its objectives and to act as change agents supporting a culture of performance and accountability within the project counties. These are competitive positions with high degree of personal responsibility and CHAK will offer individuals competitive rewards commensurate with their level of skills, responsibility and the market tread as follows:

    The program will provide technical support and mentorship to the health facility and community HIV/TB service delivery health care givers on and quality comprehensive, evidence-based HIV and TB prevention, care, support, and treatment interventions in established health facilities.

    The officer will champion use of evidence–based interventions along the continuum of HIV care services by guiding adherence to the principles of continuous quality improvement through use of data, e.g. MER indicators, MPRs and SIMS reports.

    Reporting to the Service Delivery Advisor, the Key duties and Responsibilities include:

    • Support and facilitate subcounty and Health facility level health providers to scale up high-impact retention and viral load strategies towards a 95% enrollment into care and treatment and a 95% viral load suppression rate.
    • Roll out updated care and treatment guidelines, standard-operating procedures and job aids to ensure that HCP through appropriate in-service training mechanisms to ensure that HCP have the right skills and tools to offer quality services.
    • Provide HIV and AIDS technical skills and knowledge transfer to health care providers at the facility across the clinical cascade in care and treatment including key, priority and target populations (pregnant and breastfeeding women, children, adolescents, men).
    • Support and facilitate Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiatives at the health facilities to increase the utilization of and retention in care and treatment services and effectively improve viral load suppression.
    • Provide technical assistance in care and treatment at sub county, facility and community level, including at youth-friendly facilities and facilitate and participate in the subcounty care and treatment Technical Working Groups (TWG), task teams, workshops and campaigns.
    • Assess barriers to clients retention in care and monitor trends by each health facility in order to make changes in the provision of remedial services as necessary.
    • Ensure that gender and stigma reduction interventions are streamlined with and linked with prevention, care, treatment, and support activities to ensure maximum retention and viral load suppression.

    Qualifications:

    • Medical Doctor, (MBChB) with at least 3 years hands on experience in HIV care and treatment;
    • Clinical Officer or Registered Nurse with training in HIV and AIDS care and treatment and addition at least 5 years’ experience, 3 of which are focused in care and treatment, including implementation of retention strategies and recency testing.
    • Experience in capacity building of Health facility and Subcounty level health Care Providers through onsite mentorship and facilitative supervision, planning, facilitating training at subcounty level.
    • Knowledge or experience in social, behavioral change communication implementation science.
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully subcounty and county health management team in support of facility level service delivery.

    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: [email protected]

    The closing date for receiving all applications is February 26th, 2021.

    Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

    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.

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

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