NGO Jobs Kenya 2013.
Project Officer – AACES
Marie Stopes Kenya (MSK) is currently implementing an AusAID funded project at the Coast across five counties (Kwale, Kilifi, Lamu, Taita Taveta and Mombasa).
The Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES) project, aims to contribute to increased access to and uptake of equity sensitive sexual and reproductive health services by marginalized populations in Kenya.
Reporting to the Regional Manager, the Project Officer – AACES; will oversee project implementation activities within the project geographical areas; and ensure that the overall project objectives are met and set targets realized
He/she will be responsible for overall grant monitoring and compliance, ensure regular reporting to MSK and donors is carried out in a timely and qualitative fashion; work with the regional team to support the implementation of community led initiatives and service delivery through social franchising, and ensuring adherence to MSK internal policies and donors’ procedures and guidelines.
Title: Project Officer – AACES
Location: Regional Office- Mombasa with constant travel within the region
Reporting to: Regional Manager
Probationary Period: 3 Months
Salary Range: KShs. 65,000 – 75,000 Gross
PayType of Contract: Fixed Term- 2 years
Marie Stopes Kenya works in partnership with Marie Stopes International (MSI) and is a marketing focused, results orientated social enterprise.
We provide efficient, effective and sustainable sexual and reproductive health services in Kenya through both a commercial and social driven approach.
Our plan is to improve and expand comprehensive sexual reproductive health care all women and men by 2015.
The primary responsibility of MSK’s role is to further MSI’s Goal: THE PREVENTION OF UNWANTED BIRTHS and its mission of ensuring the individuals’ right to: CHILDREN BY CHOICE AND NOT BY CHANCE THROUGH INNOVATION.
It is a role requirement that the job holder must fully comply with, promote and live MSI CORE VALUES: mission driven, customer focused, results orientated, pioneering, sustainable, people centered
Contribute to the development and implementation of quarterly work plans and spend plans to ensure smooth operation of all project activities.
Support the preparation of all internal and external reports, including interim and annual donor reports, consistent with donor regulations and protocols; and weekly and monthly project situation reports.
Contribute to the preparation and management of project budgets.
Coordinate project implementation, including capacity building initiatives, partnership management, demand generation, monitoring and evaluation.
Prepare and coordinate procurement requests for goods and services for the projects.
Develop relationships with all critical stakeholders; share relevant information as required, build synergies between activities, partners and different components of the project.
Coordinate information sharing across MSK departments and service delivery channels, including outreach, clinics and social franchising.
Support implementation of community mobilization and community led initiatives for the projects and work with the staff members who oversee engagement with community health workers and youth peer educators.
Assist in all research and monitoring and evaluation activities for the project, including a project reviews, operational research, best practices, data collection and coordination and on-going monitoring of project performance.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Two years NGO experience; experience in SRH would be an added advantage
Bachelor’s degree in community development, sociology or health
Project management or project coordination experience
Excellent time management and task prioritization skills
Proven track record of working with communities and understanding the GoK community strategy
Extensive knowledge of ministry of health core functions and systems
Ability to work individually and within a team environment
Computer software literate
Strong report writing skills
Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili
Experience working at the Coast is a must, familiarity with development stakeholders within the region an asset
Excellent interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity, assertiveness and negotiating skills.
How to Apply
Applications quoting the position title with detailed CV, with contact details of 3 referees (1 of which should be immediate, 1 former supervisor and any other) should be submitted to:
People and Development Dept email@example.com Marie Stopes Kenya
On or before 29th October 2013Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
NB: Please clearly indicate on the subject line as ‘Project Officer AACES’Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity Employer