ST JOHN’S COMMUNITY CENTRE
 
JOB ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 
St. John’s Community Centre is a faith based organization of the Anglican Church of Kenya Nairobi Diocese. We are implementing a number of Child focused OVC and HIV prevention programs in Nairobi, Central and Western Kenya.
 
We therefore wish to recruit suitable professionals to the  following positions:ollowing positions:
 
1. OVC PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
Key Responsibilities 
  • Project Lead and Manager of project staff
  • Management of Project Planning implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Community Mobilization for project ownership and participation
  • Budget management 
  • Project resource mobilization
  • Liaison with partners and stakeholders 
  • Support the implementation of county-level action plans
  • Support coordination and training of service providers to improve linkages to services
  • Advocate for increased OVC access to Safety-net programs
  • Ensure delivery of the project objectives, outcomes and outputs within the stipulated time frame.
  • Custodian of project data
 
 Qualifications Required
  • Kenyan citizen with a strong drive to serve children.
  • First degree in relevant Social Sciences, a master’s degree is an added advantage
  • At least 5 years’ experience in senior Management of OVC project.
  • Experience in USAID funded projects procurement, project planning and management skills.
  • Proficiency in M&E skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills 
  • Excellent team leadership skills 
  • Strong oral and written communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent Computer Skills 
  • Proven Experience in resource mobilization 
  • Driving skills an added advantage.
 
2. OVC ASSISTANT PROJECT OFFICER
 
Primary Responsibilities
  • Enrolment and orientation of OVC Households 
  • Recruitment, training and management of Volunteers 
  • Coordinating the Provision of age appropriate services to OVC
  • Coordinating training of OVC guardians on positive parenting practices.
  • Advocacy to reduce stigma and discrimination.
  • Establishing support groups for marginalized households 
  • Promoting HIV testing and counselling of OVC 
  • Establishing referral networks for OVC and their households to access ECCD services, education, health, birth certificates and  safety nets 
  • Coordinate provision of psychosocial support to OVC and their households.
  • Supervise field Officers
  • Convene stakeholders forums
  • Document and publish case/success stories.
  • Assist in Preparation of periodic progress reports 
 Qualifications Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Community development or Psychology 
  • Certificates in counselling psychology, child development, child protection and  HIV management 
  • Computer literate (MS Word, Ms Excel, Ms PowerPoint, Ms Outlook, Internet)
  • 3 years’ experience in undertaking OVC Programs
  • Experience in designing and delivering community based training
  • Extensive knowledge of generally accepted professional social and community work principles and practices
  • Capable of working in a rapidly changing environment with firm deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal communication and cross cultural skills 
  • High personal integrity and confidentiality
  • Commitment to quality work and adherence to standards
  • Decision making skills and ability to work under minimum supervision
 
 Qualifications Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Community development or Psychology 
  • Certificates in counselling psychology, child development, child protection and  HIV management 
  • Computer literate (MS Word, Ms Excel, Ms PowerPoint, Ms Outlook, Internet)
  • 3 years’ experience in undertaking OVC Programs
  • Experience in designing and delivering community based training
  • Extensive knowledge of generally accepted professional social and community work principles and practices
  • Capable of working in a rapidly changing environment with firm deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal communication and cross cultural skills 
  • High personal integrity and confidentiality
  • Commitment to quality work and adherence to standards
  • Decision making skills and ability to work under minimum supervision
4. MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER 
 
Key Responsibilities:
Establishing, maintaining and ensuring effective utilization of the Project Monitoring and Evaluation System to provide real time information to project management on progress made in attaining project goal, outcome and outputs. This includes developing the M&E plans; managing the program database system; commissioning surveys to ensure project has appropriate baseline and end-line data on the OVC situation;  ensure proper data collection, entry and analysis procedures, storage and appropriate use of data to track program performance; Responsible for capacity building and supervising data clerks, community resource persons and project officers for compliance to M&E requirements; setting up a system for quality assurance and Quality improvement that incorporates beneficiaries; managing external M&E consultants; Responsible for documenting and disseminating M & E results, findings and sharing lessons learnt with Staff and relevant stakeholders; recommending project and system improvements based on evidence; supporting the  preparation of project reports  for submission to Coordinator, Management, partners and stakeholders.
 
Qualifications required:
  • Kenyan citizen, aged 25-40 years who has a strong drive to empower the community to address OVC issues
  • A first degree in social sciences, public health, or other related discipline from a recognised university.
  • Comprehensive training in M & E and gender
  • 4 years relevant working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in a USAID funded project, preferably in integrated OVC Programming
  • Demonstrated skills in M&E frameworks, systems development  and development of data collection tools
  • Experience in conducting trainings in M&E development.
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, databases, spreadsheets, including advanced skills in at least two of the following programs: SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, Stata, SQL and Ms Access or any other relevant to OVC Programming
  • Skills in research statistics, critical and analytical thinking, Good judgment and problem solving skills are critical.
  • Field experience in data collection, analysis & quality assurance.
  • Good understanding of OVC issues particularly HIV/AIDS, children and youth development and health, education and training, life-skills and household economic strengthening.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in both written and oral English and Kiswahili.
5. OVC FIELD OFFICERS ( SOCIAL WORKERS)
 
Primary Responsibilities
 
Effective case management and ensuring all clients and their care givers access appropriate services. Key tasks to be done include enrolment and orientation of OVC Households; Recruitment, training and management of Volunteers ; Coordinating home and school visits for monitoring OVC; Providing OVC with age appropriate services; Training OVC guardians on positive parenting practices; Advocacy to reduce stigma and discrimination; Establishing support groups for marginalized households; Promoting HIV testing of OVC and linking them to treatment and care services as appropriate; Referral and support for OVC and their households to access ECCD services, education, health, birth certificates and other safety nets; Provide psychosocial support to OVC and their households; maintaining updated client files; Document case/success stories; Project fund management; Preparation of periodic progress reports.
 
 Qualifications Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Community development or Psychology 
  • Certificates in counselling psychology, child development and  HIV management or Business Management will be an added advantage
  • Computer literate (MS Word, Ms Excel, Ms PowerPoint, Ms Outlook, Internet)
  • 3 years’ experience in undertaking OVC Programs
  • Extensive knowledge of generally accepted professional social and community work principles and practices
  • Capable of working in a rapidly changing environment with firm deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal communication and cross cultural skills 
  • High personal integrity and confidentiality
  • Commitment to quality work and adherence to standards
  • Decision making skills and ability to work under minimum supervision
 
6. PROJECT ACCOUNTANT
 
Key Responsibilities 
 
Management of project funds whose tasks include maintenance of Project cash book & ledger as per donor guidelines; Preparation of project budget; Preparation of monthly project financial reports; Procurement of project supplies as per organizational guidelines; Cash flow management; Preparation of monthly bank reconciliation statements; Project audit coordination and management; Training project staff on sound financial management and policies; Supervising project support staff. 
 
Qualifications Required 
  • Kenyan citizen aged 25 – 35 years
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting / commerce or in any of business related field accounting/ finance option.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA K) or its equivalent
  • Qualification in relevant financial software application (Quick books, Pastel, Sage). Qualifications and experience in Navision financials will have added advantage.
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience preferably in an NGO
  • Experience in USAID funded project will be an added advantage
 
 
7. PROJECT MANAGER FOR ELIMINATION OF MOTHER TO CHILD HIV TRANSMISSION PROJECT
 
Key responsibilities: 
Project Lead and Manager of project staff who is responsible for Project Cycle management which includes Need assessment, intervention design, planning, implementation, Monitoring and evaluation of the project. Other related tasks will include mobilizing target communities for effective participation and project ownership; recruiting , training and managing project Staff and Mentor mothers; Establishing relations and working system with health centers that host the project; Mobilize communities to increase demand for PMTCT services ; Increase the involvement of male partners in PMTCT; Establishing working relations with pertinent service providers to complement service delivery; convening stake holder forums; Resource mobilization and management of project resources; Preparation of progress reports and managing project documentation
 
Qualifications required
  • Kenyan citizen aged 25-40 years 
  • University degree Registered Nurse, Community Health, Community Development or related social sciences.
  • It will be an added advantage if the person has done courses in Project management, project Monitoring and evaluation, HIV management has Knowledge of programming on PMTCT, Pediatric HIV and AIDS and adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues and is computer literate.
  • Has 3 years working experience in managing a Community Health integrated program in Maternal and child health or prevention of Mother to Child HIV transmission (PMTCT) 
  • Has excellent planning, community mobilization, organizational, proposal writing and project monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Fluency in both written and oral English and Kiswahili.
8. ASSISTANT PROGRAM OFFICER FOR ELIMINATION OF MOTHER TO CHILD HIV TRANSMISSION PROJECT.
 
Key Responsibilities
 
Ensuring HIV positive expectant and breastfeeding mothers access comprehensive PMTCT services through supervising community based or Health Facility based mentor mothers. The position holder will also enroll HIV positive expectant and breastfeeding mothers and their spouses; Assist program officer in training Community Health workers and Mentor mothers; Facilitate psychosocial support group meetings; Disseminate appropriate health information ; Monitor adherence to eMTCT of the clients; manage PMTCT defaulters to ensure they are restored to care; update and maintain confidential client records; Prepare activity reports for submission to the program officer; effect and monitor client referrals to ensure they are effective.
 
Qualifications required
  • Degree or Diploma in Community health, a Qualified Registered Nurse, Community Development or in  a related social science.
  • Certificate or diploma courses in HIV/AIDS management or counseling or has a certificate in HIV Counseling and Testing
  • 3 years’ experience in an integrated community based health program with a focus on PMTCT.
  • Knowledge, skills and positive attitude to provide community health services to HIV Mothers and their significant others, from informal settlements 
  • Counselling skills to support health behavior change; 
  • Fluency in both written and oral English and Kiswahili

9. PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR
 
Key Responsibilities:
 
Making Administration/Logistics plans in collaboration with project team; Managing procurement of services, stationary and project equipment and organizing maintenance of the equipment; Handling logistics to ensure goods and services are supplied promptly to project sites; Arranging for project meetings and functions; devising and managing a filing system and storing project documents, IEC materials and computer based information; Archiving project documents; Supervising project support staff and responding to client enquiries. 
 
Requirements of the Applicants
  • Have a Diploma or Degree in Office Administration, Business administration or equivalent course
  • Has experience of working in a busy donor funded development project in a similar position
  • Has experience in setting up and maintaining a filing system, archiving program documents, managing events or training workshops, procurement and staff supervision.
  • Has a certificate in community development or OVC care management.
  • Has excellent oral and written English, excellent customer care qualities and excellent organizational and presentation skills
  • Competent in managing information using a variety of software package such as MS Word, Outlook, Power point, Excel, Access and SPSS

 

10. DATA OFFICER
 
Key Responsibilities:
 
The position holder ensures all program data is entered into a computer based data base accurately in readiness for analysis. Tasks for the position include data collection, cleaning, verification, entry and data storage in a secure and logical filing system.
 
Qualifications required
  • A Kenyan citizen aged 23-30 years 
  • Has a strong drive for quality work.
  • Holds a Diploma or degree in Computer science, data management , Database management or research methods 
  • A Social worker with proficiency in Microsoft Office packages will have added advantage
  • If you only have  certificates in Microsoft office packages you must have work experience in data collection and data entry for a minimum of 1 year
  • Proven speed in data entry
  • Experience in data collection, data entry, participatory assessment and social work, 
  • Good contextual knowledge of local issues in relation to HIV and AIDS and young women 
  • Fluency in both written and oral English and Kiswahili
 
Interested candidates should submit their applications, complete with a CV, copies of ID card,
Certificates and testimonials, names and telephone numbers of three professional referees and a reliable telephone number. Address application to;
 
 
The Chairman
Human Resource Committee, P.O. Box 16254-00610 NAIROBI, KENYA. Send via Post office mail or hand deliver.
 
To be received not later than 24th November 2017. Kindly note that, only short listed persons will be contacted.   
Applicants should specify on the envelope the positions they are applying for.