Senior Technical Advisor-Economic Strengthening (STA-ES)
- Through guidance of the STA-DREAMS and STA-OVC, develop and implement HES and ES strategies to contribute to the DREAMS and OVC objectives and outcomes.
- Mainstream gender equity and QA/QI principles within HES and ES interventions in consultation with the Gender and QA/QI Technical Advisors.
- Lead the processes of conducting, updating and disseminating the project’s Local Market Analysis/Assessment, and ensure continued adherence to the same in implementing the elements of economic strengthening;
- Design and lead initiatives to leverage on government economic support opportunities including on skills development (vocational training and subsequent business start-ups), internships and employment.
- Lead Evidence based Economic strengthening service delivery, budget management, monitoring, and reporting activities throughout relevant project cycles – project design, start-up, implementation and close-out – in line with PATH program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices to ensure quality, timeliness and efficiency of all deliverables.
- Ensure project team and partner staff use the appropriate Economic strengthening systems and tools.
- Ensure integrated implementation of HES interventions in case management to maximize impact for beneficiary households.
- Lead the projects public and private partnerships initiatives for resource leveraging and synergy, and provide periodic quantification of the PPP contributions to the project’s cost share.
- Manage talent and supervise the ES team both at project and LIP levels to ensure optimal use of their expertise to support project outcomes-through performance coaching, mentorship and accompaniment.
- Lead the development, dissemination, and implementation of Economic strengthening strategies, approaches, guidance, standard operating procedures, tools, and various job-aids to facilitate and strengthen referral networks amongst social service providers.
- Provide technical assistance, guidance, and capacity strengthening for USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto project staff and LIPs on Economic strengthening.
- Champion learning with project staff and partner teams. Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy. Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
- Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to achieve the assigned project outcome. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources.
- Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and disseminate results. Review project documentation to ensure project file is complete with all required documentation and is filed per agency and donor requirements.
- Maintain relationships and represent PATH with DCS, peer organizations, research, and other institutions, participate in relevant forums and knowledge networks to collect and share promising practices in case management systems and referral networks, promote PATH’ work, and contribute to the PATH learning agenda.
Education and Experience
- A master’s degree in relevant field with a minimum of 4 years’ of work experience on advisory with at least 3 years in an advisory role in Economic strengthening in relation to OVC and DREAMS, ideally with an international NGO, or
- A bachelor’s degree in relevant field with a minimum of 7 years’ experience with at least 3 years in an advisory role in Economic strengthening in relation to OVC programming and DREAMS, ideally with an international NGO.
- Prior experience using community led saving group MIS.
- Experience working with small scale farmers, value chain development, enterprise development, agribusiness and financial based institutions with focus on vulnerable populations.
- Experience working with private and public sector.
- Demonstrated ability to develop user-friendly guidance, tools and standard operating procedures for use at health facilities, CSO/CBO and community levels.
- Relevant grant management experience, especially for USG or other public donors, a plus.
- Experience working with stakeholders at various levels including but not limited to State and government actors, LIPs, civil society, healthcare providers and social service providers.
- Experience analyzing data and contributing to evaluation reports.
- Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
- Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
- Strong communication, relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with local stakeholders. Representation abilities.
- Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
- Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
Required/Desired Foreign Language
- Good technical writing skills in English
- Carry out procurement processes in line with the PATH Kenya laid down policies as well as donor regulations and the laws of the land.
- Prepare formal invitations for bids and requests for quotations, including required special terms and conditions, performance, and technical criteria.
- Track orders and confirm system lead times, delivery dates, and costs.
- Prepare, update, and maintain purchase orders until they are closed.
- Conduct routine vendor circularization and accounts reconciliations.
- Ensure that all the vendors that PATH Kenya does business with are properly registered and are subjected to proper due diligence processes including Bridger checks.
- Identify opportunities and implement actions aimed at achieving efficiencies in procurement processes.
- Ensure that invoices are properly supported before payment consideration.
- Facilitate good mutual business relationships with suppliers/vendors.
- Maintain up to date procurement document filing system.
Experience & Requirements:
- A bachelor’s degree in any business-related field with a specialization /bias in procurement.
- CIPS qualification and KISM membership will be an added advantage.
- At least 2 years progressive relevant on job experience, preferably in a busy NGO setting.
- Familiarity with USAID Rules and Regulations and Kenyan procurement laws.
- Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
- Strong attention to detail, sound technical and analytical skills.
- Ability to take sound meeting minutes
- High standards of integrity.
- Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize.
- Ability to take self-initiatives and solve problems.
- Ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines.
- Availability for immediate deployment.