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  • Posted: May 8, 2024
    Deadline: May 22, 2024
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    Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) is a registered trust of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) with the mandate to provide reliable, quality and affordable essential drugs, medical supplies, training and other pharmaceutical services.
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    Program Manager

    About the role

    • The Program Manager will be responsible for supporting the Project Director to manage and deliver work plans and donor reports. S/he will work pro-actively with colleagues to ensure that necessary information for donor reporting is available and that donor reports are drafted to a high standard and according to deadlines. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with occasional in country travels as needed. The offer and contract are subject to donor funding and approval.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Preparing intermediate and final narrative and progress reports, adhering to internal and donor regulations
    • Monitor the quality and effectiveness of project activities, working closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to ensure that the project document and capture the impact and learning and promote knowledge sharing in the programme
    • Completing all project management documentation and regularly communicating updates internally
    • Lead on the design and delivery of workshops which co-create results and sustainability frameworks for Dawa za Ubora project
    • Be at the fore front of latest donor trends and share knowledge across the organization
    • Support management of knowledge and learning developed by Dawa za Ubora project, including lessons learned, best practices, challenges, how-to information, and information on reach and impact
    • Provide support and substantive inputs in project planning, proposal, budget and log frame development, project appraisal, and monitor project progress against approved programmatic and budgetary targets
    • Maintain a calendar of activities, such as the annual work plan and timelines for the various reports. Maintain programme risk log
    • Work closely with the Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager, enabling teams and the Programme team to develop efficient impact measurement and accountability mechanisms for proposed grants.
    • Conducting needs assessments and developing new project scope as necessary. Lead development of high-quality responses, coordinating input from other teams, including proposal writing, budget planning and contract management.
    • Supervise the staff for smooth implementation of the contract

    Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in health-related studies, development studies, project management, business administration, communication and/or related field and Project management certification
    • A minimum of 7 years’ experience with donor funded programmes in a similar role of which three years as Program Manager
    • Writing and presentation skills: Ability to prepare clear and concise reports and ability to communicate clearly in a multicultural environment
    • Fluency in written and spoken English
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work comfortably as a team player and thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Significant knowledge in communicable disease control particularly malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS

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    Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

    About the role

    • The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will support the project to plan and implement process and impact evaluations, and M&E frameworks as well as support data analyses and interpretation of commodity distribution data. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with occasional in country travels as needed. The offer and contract are subject to donor funding and approval.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Develop and maintain an M&E database for all indicator-relevant data for the project
    • Lead the creation and customization of data collection tools, managing data collection and digitalization processes, conducting analysis, preparing reports, and facilitating the dissemination and visibility of findings
    • Oversee the M&E system, including routine checks and troubleshooting as necessary; coordinate with project staff to ensure proper M&E procedures are followed and all data is recorded timely and correctly
    • Guarantee timely submission of all deliverables for decision making and reporting and support the monitoring of strategic key performance indicators
    • Maintain programme M&E framework, results framework, and baseline information
    • Provide mentoring and support to organizations in the implementation of results and sustainability frameworks
    • Develop and maintain dashboards to provide visibility to the program processes
    • Coordinate data quality audits and continuous quality improvement exercises
    • Oversee the audit, validation, storage, and retrieval of proof of deliveries
    • Manage the assigned team to ensure a healthy work environment
    • Any other tasks assigned by supervisor

    Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in public health, development studies, computer science, business administration, statistics, economics, social sciences, monitoring and evaluation, project management or other relevant field
    • Monitoring and Evaluation or Project management certification is an added advantage
    • A minimum of seven years of experience in monitoring and evaluation management for international development programs; ECHO, USAID, FCDO or other donors three years as Monitoring & Evaluation Manager
    • Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with strong attention to consistency, detail, and quality
    • Experience in the development of databases and data analysis, digital data entry systems, statistical analysis software and visualization software
    • Significant knowledge in communicable disease control and particularly malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS, preferred
    • Experience in quality management systems eg. Gemba, Kaizen, Six Sigma will be an added advantage
    • Experience working in epidemiology within government, a public sector agency, a not-for-profit organization or research institution preferred
    • Communication skill; ability to prepare clear and concise reports. Ability to communicate clearly in a multicultural environment

    Method of Application

    If you fit the profile of this position, kindly submit your application including detailed CV stating your current position and salary, email address and telephone contacts to hr@meds.or.ke

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