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Finance Director/Business Official

The FD/BO will ensure proper management of grant funds within Global Communities as well as the partner organizations. S/he is responsible for overall maintenance of the project’s grants management system and advising on issues related to general compliance and implementation. S/he will also oversee the work of finance staff; coordinate, design and carry out training courses for finance staff; orient partners on donor regulations; monitor financial procedures, policies and reports; and provide ongoing support in financial management. The FD/BO will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to project sites. The high-level responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain comprehensive sub-grant agreements which stipulate the necessary policies and procedures for administering sub-grants.
  • Ensure compliance with CDC/PEPFAR rules and regulations and legal and regulatory requirements governing the award
  • Maintain information on the contractual obligations of sub-grants.
  • Work with project team and follow-up with partners to ensure information flow and assist in collection of financial information and report writing.
  • Meet submission deadlines and requirements for programmatic and financial reports.
  • Advise on the amount of funding to be dispersed based on the approved budget and ensure timely settlement of funds by implementing partners.
  • Coordinate monthly budget projections, cost allocation and reporting
  • Develop and embed best practices to comply with donor financial rules, supporting donor proposal budgeting, and expenditure tracking
  • Monitor and provide management information on risks to the Finance Director and PI
  • Monitor sub-grants and institute a system of financial templates to monitor sub-grant expenditures against partner budgets.
  • Coordinate, design and conduct grant management training courses for financial staff
  • Analyze financial statements, audits and other documentation.
  • Identify organizations eligible for grants based on pre-determined criteria and assess the credibility of organizations and proposed programs.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, procurement, Commerce, Finance, Economics Accounting, Management Auditing or related field and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).
  • Minimum of eight to ten (8-10) years of professional experience, with five to seven (5-7) years of experience working with a national/international non-profit organization in senior grants accounting and compliance management.
  • Indepth understanding and experience of working with proposals, contracts and cooperative agreements from institutional donors
  • Experience of complex planning and budgeting processes including the ability to provide clear guidance on donor policies and procedures
  • Experience with financial management training, sub-grantee financial reports, and audits.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

Health Systems Strengthening Lead

Responsibilities

Working under the overall direction of the Principal Investigator (PI) and in coordination and collaboration with project technical staff, the Health Systems Strengthening Lead will have the primary responsibility of providing a high level of technical oversight and management support to the Project’s technical team. This is expected to be a long-term position based in Nairobi. The high-level responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide technical oversight of integrated health systems strengthening programming and technical assistance activities.
  • Lead health systems assessment, identify gaps and develop tailored course correction strategies
  • Design and lead activities related to differentiated service delivery systems, including client-centered and community-led/ community-based interventions, provide prevention and treatment services to people at risk for or living with HIV.
  • Foster collaborations with county governments to ensure transition to sustainable high quality HIV service delivery
  • Support implementation of HIV prevention and treatment services in an integrated and sustainable model
  • Build FBOs’ capacity to effectively manage HIV prevention and treatment services
  • Support the development and roll-out of a robust HRH system to effectively and efficiently manage and oversee health workforce
  • Support development, implementation, and monitoring of a comprehensive sustainable transition plan for faith -based facilities for uptake by County governments
  • Coordinate with implementing faith partners, CDC, MOH, CSOs, and other county, national and international stakeholders.
  • Leads training and capacity building for FBOs, staff, partners, healthcare providers, and relevant stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher (or significant practical experience) in Public Health, Social and/or Behavioral Sciences or a related field, with specific experience emphasis on Health Systems Strengthening
  • Minimum of twelve (12) years of professional experience, with five (5) years of experience in designing and implementing large-scale US government funded HIV Health Systems Strengthening projects in a similar context
  • Experience in a leadership/management role for a project of similar size and complexity, including experience with direct supervision of professional staff.
  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of senior and mid-level public and private sector counterparts, donors, and other key stakeholders.
  • Prior experience in building capacity for staff, partners, healthcare providers, and relevant stakeholders in improving health.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships and to work collaboratively with host country government counterparts and project stakeholders.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.

HIV Prevention Lead

Responsibilities

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Working under the overall direction of the Principal Investigator (PI) and in coordination and collaboration with project technical staff, the HIV Prevention Lead will directly support the PI in the design, roll-out and day-to-day management and implementation of comprehensive HIV prevention combination prevention interventions to target key and priority populations and related community strengthening activities. This is expected to be a long-term position based in Nairobi. The high-level responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead technical and programmatic approaches for scale up of comprehensive HIV prevention services to ensure that target at risk populations for HIV infection are reached, tested, and effectively linked to high-quality prevention and treatment services.
  • Foster an enabling environment for provision of KP and PP services to address human rights issues, stigma, and mitigate discrimination and sexual and gender-based violence
  • Ensure integration of biomedical HIV prevention services such as VMMC and PrEP, into routine health services
  • Oversee training, mentorship, and support of front-line providers to ensure delivery of high quality, patient-centered HIV prevention services based on the most current guidelines
  • Ensure seamless management and implementation of comprehensive HIV prevention services across all prevention partners and guide development of work plans, monitoring and evaluation, and quality assurance plans.
  • Lead HIV prevention-related program design, planning and management, implementation, coordination, and communication, and reporting with partners.
  • Coordinate with implementing faith partners, CDC, MOH, CSOs, County Governments and other national and international stakeholders.
  • Leads HIV prevention related trainings and capacity building for staff, partners, healthcare providers, and relevant stakeholders.
  • Support and supervise the HIV prevention team, clarifying, communicating and monitoring their performance standards and expectations.
  • Contribute to organizational and project level plans for staff training and development.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher (or significant practical experience) in Public Health, Social and/or Behavioral Sciences or a related field, with specific emphasis on community-level health promotion and/or education.
  • Minimum of twelve (12) years of professional experience, with five (5) years of experience in designing and implementing large-scale US government funded HIV prevention and support projects for key and priority populations in a similar context
  • Experience in a leadership/management role for a project of similar size and complexity, including experience with direct supervision of professional staff.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based and combination HIV prevention care and support interventions for key and/or priority populations and linkage to services, and approaches to addressing gender issues relating to HIV prevention.
  • Prior experience in building capacity for staff, partners, healthcare providers, and relevant stakeholders in improving health.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships and to work collaboratively with host country and county government counterparts and project stakeholders.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.

Principal Investigator/Project Director (Comprehensive HIV Prevention and Treatment Programs in Faith Based Organization Facilities in Kenya under PEPFAR)

Responsibilities

The PI/PD directs all aspects of the project and ensures that the goals and objectives of the project are fulfilled. The PI/PD must provide vision, strategic leadership, management guidance, and oversight for successful execution. S/he is primary representative of the project to the faith communities in Kenya and the donor and is responsible for compliance with reporting requirements, sound management of resources and the overall quality of the project. The PI/PD will maintain excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and partners in Kenya and abroad. The position will be based in the Global Communities Office in Nairobi with frequent travel to program areas. The high-level responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Project Management

  • Provide strategic and adaptive leadership and overall technical direction of this project including results management.
  • Lead the process of strategic planning and establishment of quality standards for project management and implementation.
  • Manage the overall budget and monitors the effective use of project funds.
  • Lead the development of annual work plans and programmatic reviews to ensure progress aligns with strategic objectives and project commitments.
  • Conduct periodic field visits to local faith-based organizations facilities, and affiliated Ministry of Health (MOH) primary care facilities and keep abreast of key issues associated with overall project efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Oversee the review and analysis of strategic information for program management and decision making
  • Ensure technical quality of the program and donor reports

Representation and Coordination

  • Maintain and strengthen key working relationships with the Global Communities team, implementing faith partners, CDC, other PEPFAR programs, MOH, other relevant government of Kenya Ministries, County Governments, relevant multilateral organizations, and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
  • Ensure that roles and responsibilities of technical partners are clearly defined and upheld.
  • Ensure seamless implementation and coordination of consortium partners and all key stakeholders
  • Represent Global Communities in TWG meetings, conferences, and workshops
  • Lead development and dissemination of technical knowledge management and visibility products
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Staff Development and Supervision

  • Support and supervise the entire project team.
  • Clarify, communicate, and monitor staff performance standards and expectations.
  • Develop organizational structure and staff positions as needed to meet the growing scale and specializations of the project.
  • Contribute to organizational and project level plans for staff training and development.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or other Health Sciences required; Medical Doctor or PhD in Public Health, or related field, highly preferred.
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of professional experience, with five (5) years of experience managing complex US government funded health or development projects, with technical expertise in HIV/AIDS prevention and care preferred.
  • Experience overseeing large budgets and collaborating with multi-partner consortiums.
    Knowledge of financial and human resources management, contracts, information and general administration in the context of project management.
  • Ability to lead teams effectively, coach and mentor staff, and rapidly resolve conflicts
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.

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