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  • Posted on: 10 November, 2016 Deadline: 11 November, 2016
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  • Options Consultancy Services Limited (Options) was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International.

    We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children.
    We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.

    Finance & Administration Officer - 2 positions

     

    Location: Turkana and Samburu, Kenya

    Responsibilities for the Finance & Administration Officer Job

    Finance

    • Manage all cash transactions including: issue, track and clear operational and travel advances, daily payments of approved transactions
    • Review expense reports (travel expense reports and operational expense reports) for accuracy and completeness and ensure that expense reports have been fully approved before payment
    • Input data into the accounting system, ensuring accuracy in coding and description
    • Maintain financial databases and ensure timely payments
    • Ensure compliance with USAID and Options Kenya regulations and policies on all financial, administrative, and procurement activities
    • Undertake weekly/monthly cash counts and reconciliations and monthly bank reconciliations,
    • Undertake processing and payments of project activities through the M-Pesa platform
    • Prepare and submit monthly cash forecast and funds requests,
    • Produce monthly financial, Budget vs Actual and variance analysis reports
    • Provide financial support to Options project team members (i.e. funds disbursement during trainings and budgeting for work planning)
    • Support all internal and external audit requirements in liaison with the senior staff
    • Support statutory returns filing on a monthly basis i.e. PAYE, NSSF, NHIF and Pension

    Administration

    • Produce and maintain an Asset Register and ensure compliance by USAID regulations
    • Maintain a project Risk and Issue Register and share with the Options Program Manager
    • Ensure accuracy, completeness and timely submission of Options staff time sheets
    • Set-up and maintain personnel files for all Options staff using the Options Kenya Human Recourses Handbook
    • Support Options staff with all administration tasks
    • Support proper orientation, on-boarding and supervision of Staff members as required

    Logistics

    • Assist with preparation and logistical support for workshops, meetings and seminars
    • Support Options staff and consultants with all travel arrangements
    • Comply with Amref, Options Kenya and USAID safety procedures at all times, and contribute to building a strong culture of staff safety

    Finance & Administration Officer Job Qualifications

    • The candidate will hold at minimum CPA 2(Section 4) qualification in accounting and a bachelor’s degree in finance and/or accounting
    • The candidate will have at least 3 years of NGO experience in a similar role
    • The candidate will have demonstrated strong finance and accounting skills, including experience with QuickBooks. You will have good experience and knowledge of USAID-funded projects
    • The candidate will have strong multi-tasking, inter-personal, and Microsoft Office suite skills ( advanced in Excel)
    • The candidate will be fluent in English and Swahili.
    • A practical knowledge of the Turkana and/or Samburu context would be an added advantage

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    Family Planning RMNCAH Advisor

     

    Location: Turkana, Kenya

    Responsibilities for the FP/RMNCAH Advisor Job

    • Provide technical guidance, advice and support to project counterparts to effectively implement activities across a broad range of service delivery areas, including: quality improvement of FP/RMNCAH, MPDSR, maternity care, treatment and management of STIs, Family Planning, Nutrition and Wash
    • Promote the development of health workers and management staff capacity
    • Effective implementation and delivery of activities
    • Supervise RMNCAH Officers, and source and manage short-term consultants

    FP/RMNCAH Advisor Job Qualifications

    • The candidate will hold at minimum a bachelor’s degree in a clinical field. S/he will have proven senior experience in implementing complex RMNCAH programs, preferably in Kenya.
    • The candidate will have experience in managing donor-funded programs and demonstrated ability to work effectively with all kind of stakeholders: government representatives, local community organisations, for-profit private sectors entities
    • The candidate will be fluent in English and Swahili.
    • A practical knowledge of the Turkana context would be an added advantage

    Benefits

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance, season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and a performance related bonus scheme.

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    Family Planning RMNCAH Officer - 4 positions

     

    Location: Turkana & Samburu, Kenya

    Responsibilities for the FP/RMNCAH Officer Job

    Technical Inputs

     

    • Provide technical guidance, advice and support to project counterparts to effectively implement activities across a broad range of service delivery areas, including:
    • Quality improvement along FP/RMNCAH continuum of care
    • Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR)
    • Respectful maternity care
    • High impact and locally appropriate interventions, such as KMC, birthing cushions, youth friendly services, post-abortion care
    • Treatment and management of STIs including HIV (eMTCT)
    • Integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI)
    • Improved inter-facility referral
    • Improved blood availability
    • Family planning service delivery including long-term methods (through static clinics and outreach)
    • Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
    • Work with hard-to-reach or marginalised communities

     

    Capacity Development

     

    • Promote the development of health workers and management staff capacity in the above areas through a broad range of approaches such as curriculum development and training, one-on-one mentorship and on-the-job training, supportive supervision, etc.

     

    FP/RMNCAH Officer Job Qualifications

     

    • The candidate will hold at minimum a bachelor’s degree in a clinical field. S/he will have proven RMNCAH clinical experience, preferably in Kenya.
    • The candidate will have at least 3 years demonstrated clinical or health management experience in FP/RMNCAH service delivery.
    • The candidate will have demonstrated experience working with ‘hard to reach’/ marginalised groups
    • The candidate will have experience in working with donor-funded programs and demonstrated ability to work effectively with all kind of stakeholders: government representatives, local community organisations, for-profit private sectors entities
    • The candidate will be fluent in English and Swahili.
    • A practical knowledge of the Turkana and/or Samburu context would be an added advantage

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    HMIS & Data Use Officer - 2 positions

     

    Location: Turkana & Samburu, Kenya

    The Health Management Information System (HMIS) & Data Use Officer will provide technical assistance to the county government to strengthen quality and routine use of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) data, with a focus on government systems. The purpose of the role is to promote the use of data driven decision making at all levels, to improve RMNCAH outcomes.

     

    Responsibilities for the HMIS & Data Use Officer Job

     

    Baseline development

     

    • Support the HMIS component of the organizational capacity assessment (OCA) and identifying capacity gaps

     

    Capacity Development

     

    • Work in partnership with the county government to create a capacity development plan to improve HMIS performance

     

    Technical Support

     

    • Coordination of M&E activities through a functioning TWG, and improved M&E planning through the development of a county M&E framework
    • Quarterly data quality assessments
    • Capacity building of HMIS mentors
    • Availability and utilization of new MOH data collection tools
    • Regular data use forums and other data use mechanisms (e.g. dashboards, scorecards, talking walls, etc.)

     

    Health Management Information System & Data Use Officer Job Qualifications

     

    • The candidate will hold at minimum a bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Health Information Systems, Social Sciences, Demography, Nursing, Public Health or related field
    • The candidate will have at least 3 years demonstrated experience at mid-level in operational set-up improving data quality and utilisation, preferably in the health sector in Kenya
    • The candidate will have demonstrated ability to work effectively with all kind of stakeholders: government representatives, local community organisations, for-profit private sectors entities, especial in building capacity in HMIS
    • The candidate will be highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
    • The candidate will be fluent in English and Swahili.
    • A practical knowledge of the Turkana and/or Samburu context would be an added advantage

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    Health Systems Strengthening Advisor - 2 positions

     

    Location: Turkana & Samburu, Kenya

    The HSS Advisor will support the county and Sub-County Health Management Teams to improve health service delivery. S/he will work with the CHMT to strengthen capacity to provide quality Family Planning/ Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health services. S/he will support the county to develop public private partnerships and integrated approaches for delivery of RMNCAH services.

     

    Responsibilities for the Health Systems Strengthening Advisor Job

    Assessment & Monitoring

     

    • Jointly administer an organizational capacity assessment tool with GOK colleagues to assess baseline health system capacity, and develop targeted capacity development plans. Administer repeat OCAs over time to assess HSS improvements.

     

    Technical Leadership and Advisory Services

     

    • Provide technical guidance, advice and support to project counterparts to improve health system performance across domains, including: Governance & Leadership, HRH, Supply Chain Strengthening, Information Systems, Health Care Financing

     

    Project Management

     

    • Effectively plan, deliver and evaluate the implementation of activities and critically reflect and improve on project strategies to promote health system performance

     

    People Management

     

    • Supervise various Officers, and effectively source and manage short term consultants to support priority activities
    • Partnership and Team Work
    • Work closely with other project staff to ensure that project strategies and approaches are delivered in a coherent and coordinated way, in line with project targets, and build partnerships with other key organisations to promote synergy

     

    Health Systems Strengthening Advisor Job Qualifications

     

    • The candidate will hold at minimum a Master’s Degree in the health sciences, public health or related field
    • The candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience in implementing complex public health programs of similar scope and size in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in Kenya.
    • The candidate will have at least five years demonstrated experience at mid- or senior level in health system strengthening, ideally including planning and budgeting, human resources for health, information systems and/or supply chain management
    • The candidate will have experience in managing donor-funded programs and demonstrated ability to work effectively with all kind of stakeholders: government representatives, local community organisations, for-profit private sectors entities
    • The candidate wil have experience in managing a technical team and monitoring HSS activities
    • The candidate will be fluent in English and Swahili.
    • A practical knowledge of the Turkana and/or Samburu context would be an added advantage

    Method of Application

    To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Charlotte Langridge opportunities@options.co.uk . Candidates should state the role in the subject header. Closing date for applications is Friday 11 November 2016. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and recruitment may be closed early if the right candidate is found, therefore early applications is advised.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.Options is an equal opportunities employer. Candidates are require to have the right to work in Kenya

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