• Job Openings at Food for the Hungry, Kenya - 2 Positions

  • Posted on: 15 May, 2018 Deadline: 17 May, 2018
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    At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call “The Heartbeat.” This includes our Values, Vision, and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as an organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty.

    Programs Supervisor – Aphia Plus Imarisha

     

    Department: Programs

    Reports To: Marsabit Mountain Cluster Manager

    Job Code: FHK 54

    Contract expiry date: 30th September 2018

    Deadline for applications: 17th May 2018

    Position in the Organisation

    • The Programs Supervisor- Aphia Plus Imarisha reports hierarchically to Marsabit Mountain Cluster Manager.
    • The Programs Supervisor- Aphia Plus Imarisha manages a team of between 3-5 employees

    Purpose of the Job: To spearhead achievement of program goals through guiding and directing program staff in conducting social work, giving spiritual, Social/psychological, mental and physical health needs of orphans, and vulnerable children in Marsabit and Isiolo regions

    Essential Tasks and Responsibilities

    Key result area# 1. Monthly work plans:

    • Develops draft monthly and quarterly work plans for the project. Ensures the process takes bottom up approach from Multi Sector Facilitators. Ensures team discussion of the work plan, shares with the Cluster Manager for approval and onward submission to Imarisha technical officer
    • Ensures the approved work plan is implemented in the month with adequate follow up to implementation teams.

    Key result area #2. Coordination of provision of care and Support to OVC

    1. Familiarizes with all the components of OVC project, the strategies and expected outcomes i.e. Health and Nutrition (including WASH), Education, household economic strengthening, protection, and psychosocial support.
    2. Ensures that MSF understand their roles in undertaking the interventions and that they are in direct contact with CHVs and caregivers
    3. Supports in direct implementation of activities in Marsabit County which is expansive
    4. Ensures that there is adequate plan for all households to receive both tangible and non-tangible benefits.
    5. Liaise with APHIA plus technical persons for support on the various areas of Health and Nutrition, Education, household economic strengthening, protection, and psychosocial support.
    6. Ensures that all the activities being implemented are conducted within a process that enhances community ownership, participation and contribution for sustainability.

    Key result area # 3: Coordination and capacity building of implementation structures

    1. Ensures that MSF organizes CHVs into clusters, inventory developed and filed.
    2. Follows up with MSF to ensure that CHV monthly meetings are held, the recommended forms submitted on time and challenges arising addressed.
    3. Supports MSF to develop and implement capacity building plans for CHV clusters to understand their roles and grow as individuals.
    4. Follows up with MSF to ensure that the caregivers are mobilized into caregiver forums, inventory prepared and filed, holds monthly meetings and that each caregiver forum is undertaking OVC care and support activities.
    5. Supports MSF to develop and implement capacity building plans for caregiver forums to understand their roles in child care and grow as households on economic strengthening.

    Key result area #3. Documentation and Knowledge Management

    1. Document best practices, human interest stories and lessons learnt.
    2. Prepares and organizes various knowledge products for show casing at partner annual dissemination forums

    Key result area #4. Monitoring and Evaluation

    1. Conducts routine support supervisions and spot checks to MSF, CHVs and caregivers to ensure compliance to standards and satisfaction with service delivery.
    2. Works with M&E department and data clerks to ensure that the project is adequately monitored, and feedback mechanisms put in place to support quality improvement and change management.
    3. Ensures that source documents are properly filled and timely submitted in an organized manner to the M&E for data entry.

    Key result area # 5. Quality Improvement, report writing and reviews

    1. Directly responsible and in charge of training quality improvement teams, implementation and documentation of results all through the project.
    2. Responsible for monthly and quarterly narrative report writing in liaison with the M&E officer for the quantitative data reporting as per prescribed standard.
    3. Ensures that monthly and quarterly staff review meetings on performance are held and challenges addressed.

    Key result areas #6 . Networking and partnership development

    • In consultation with the Cluster manager, takes lead in development of new partnerships ensuring there is effective integration of their work into the project work.
    • Ensure adequate engagement of main line ministries such as Ministry of Education; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Agriculture; department of children services etc.

    Qualifications

    • Vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ
    • Should be a strong team player and have ability to manage a team
    • Ability to build strong relationships with local communities, partners and government authorities.
    • Excellent communications skills – both oral and written
    • Highly motivated, self starter able to work on own initiative in difficult conditions
    • Proficiency in computer skills is a must
    • Proven field based knowledge and experience in HIV and AIDS related program
    • Knowledge of Management of HIV&AIDS

    Education and/or Experience

    • First Degree (Bachelors) in Sociology, Social Work, Community Work, Counseling,
    • Public health or equivalent qualifications plus 3 years of NGO Project related implementation

    Language Skills: Proficiency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili.

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    Multi Sector Facilitator (Aphia Plus Imarisha)

     

    Reports To: Programs Supervisor

    Job Code: FH K 53

    Contract expiry date: 30th September 2018

    Position in the Organization: The MSF-Aphia+Imarisha reports hierarchically to the Programs Supervisor- Aphia+Imarisha.

    Purpose of the Job: To implement HIV & AIDs interventions in the funded projects and assist in provision of support to churches, leaders, families and other partners as per set guidelines.

    Essential Tasks and Responsibilities

    Key result area #1 Monthly work plans:

    1. Develops monthly work plans for the site and shares with the Programs Supervisor according to set timelines.
    2. Ensures the process of work plan puts into consideration the views and feedback of caregivers and CHVs.
    3. Ensures that the approved work plan is implemented in the month.

    Key result area # 2. Coordination of provision of care and Support to OVC

    1. Familiarizes herself/himself with all the components of OVC interventions i.e. Health and Nutrition (including WASH), Education, household economic strengthening, protection, and psychosocial support
    2. Ensures that CHVs and other project related agents understand their roles in undertaking the interventions at household and that they are in direct contact with caregivers.
    3. Monitors and follows up to ensure that caregivers receive services and are providing feedback to the project.
    4. Ensures that all the activities being implemented are conducted within a process that enhances community ownership, participation and contribution for sustainability.

    Key result area # 3. Capacity building of implementation structures

    1. Organizes CHVs into clusters, develops a capacity building plan for CHVs and ensures that the CHVs holds monthly meetings and that they benefit from capacity building for effective programming and for personal growth.
    2. Organizes caregivers into forums, develops a capacity building plan and ensures that the caregiver forums holds monthly meetings and that they participate in project decision making, contributes resources and supports
    3. Frequently conducts regular household visits to caregivers ensuring satisfaction and participation in project work.

    Key result area # 4. Documentation and Knowledge Management

    1. Ensures that all OVC files in the site have all the documents. Frequently liaises with the data clerk to track on progress towards file completion. Hands over to data clerk all data forms clearly labeled and assigned to households and CHV for data entry and filing.
    2. Identifies best practices, stories of human interests and shares with the project coordinator for documentation.

    Key result area # 5. Reporting and Review meetings

    1. Ensures that CHVs have the necessary reporting tools i.e. form 1A and caregiver service monitoring tool for utilization every month.
    2. Reviews and signs all reports from the CHVs and other project agents before onward submission to data clerk for data entry
    3. Writes monthly narrative report and shares with the programs supervisor not later than 30th of the month.
    4. Ensures that CHV clusters and caregiver forums holds monthly review meetings.
    5. Keeps minutes of all program meetings held in the site.

    Qualifications

    • Vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ
    • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment.
    • Ability to build strong relationships with local communities, partners and government authorities.
    • Excellent communications skills – both oral and written
    • Highly motivated, self starter able to work on own initiative in difficult conditions
    • Proficiency in computer skills is a must
    • Knowledge of Management of HIV&AIDS

    Education and/or Experience

    • Minimum Diploma holder in Health Sciences, Social Sciences or Nursing or other relevant qualifications plus 2 years relevant experience working in an NGO set up.

    Language Skills

    • Proficiency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications (clearly indicating their current or expected salary), updated CV with three referees, day telephone contacts to: Human Resource Manager Email address: hr-fhkenya@fh.org latest by 17th May 2018.

    NB: These are very urgent positions.

    Therefore, shortlisting will be done as CVs are received and shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview within a very short notice.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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