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CARE (KENYA) Global Fund Program Jobs

1. GLOBAL FUND PROGRAM
CARE International in Kenya was nominated by the Kenya CCM and has been
contracted by the GFATM to undertake the Principal Recipient responsibilities
for the Non Government component of the GF Round 7 program (Civil Society
and Private Sector). In this role, CARE shall undertake program and financial
management, monitoring and evaluation, program reporting, procurement of non
pharmaceutical products and manage sub recipients.

Global Fund Program Manager– 1 Position
Job Summary
Reporting to the Senior Sector Manager, HIV&AIDS and CSO Strengthening
Sector, the incumbent shall work closely with the program support units for program
support services to manage the successful implementation of the GF performance
based funding. He/She shall ensure that all program obligations are realized,
accounted for, documented and reported.
Duties and rresponsibilities:
• Ensure the realization of full contract compliance including and not limited to
achieving the approved performance framework (targets), operationalization of
the program systems including M&E, grants and opertaional manuals, financial
and reporting systems while ensuring achievement of timely requests for and
flow of disbursments, budget development and efficient budget utilization as
per operational and service delivery areas;
• Ensure achievement of program outputs as per approved work plans,
successful implementation and reporting by sub reciepients and CARE in
line with program timelines; staff management and coordination, supervision,
mentorship and motivation;
• He/She shall be responsible for ensuring program adhereance to government
regulations and contract compliance; maintaining and strengthening synergies
within the GF program partners in the country;
• Overseeing implementation of the selection and management of selected
partner organizations, managing capacity building for staff and partners
technical assistance, team building; develop and implement a system for
knowledge sharing and lessons learnt;
• He/she shall ensure integrity of the program systems and processes in line with
CARE International program principles and international standards.
Qualifications and Experience
Masters in either Public Health, Business Administration, Social sciences, Project
Management or other relevant discipline coupled with at least 5 years of experience
in program management capacity in grants making programs
• Minimum of 5 years experience in program management capacity in grants
making programs with ability to develop and implement monitoring and
evaluation plans and performance based funding mechanisms and Stong
budget management skills and experience.;
• Minimum of 5 years experience in HIV&AIDS Programming in Kenya
(Prevention including BCC mass media and and community Outreach), care,
support and mitigation)
• Strong staff and program management skills, partnership skills
• Excellent inter-personal, facilitation skills and communication skills as well as
high moral character and professional integrity.


Program Quality Coordinator– 1 position
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Program Quality Coordinator shall work
closely with the M&E specialist and ICT department to set up and manage
a functional GF Program Monitoring & Evaluation system at PR and sub
recipients levels while ensuring there is adequate technical capacity to enhance
the performance of the system to achieve optimal reporting of the program,
demonstrate program performance and ensure utilization of M&E results to make
program decisions for improved program management.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Ensure realization of verifiable and full reporting for all contract deliverables and
the project realizes full contract compliance in relation to M&E functions.
• Operationalize the M&E framework designed for the GF program including and
not limited to; designing program M&E tools for data collection, verification,
data management and reporting and data audits, supporting partners in
setting up functional data management systems and processes, support the
assessment processes of sub recipients and implement actions emanating
from the assements;
• Ensure effective program documentation and timely preparation of quality
reporting; oversee technical assistance and capacity building processes and
strengthen partnerships and networking.
Qualifications and Experience
• Masters degree Business Administration (Finance) or Bachelor of Commerce,
accounting option. Holders of CPA-K with Trainings on financial management
will be considered;
• In addition the holder will have at least 2 years of experience in Grant
Management capacity in grants making programs in reputable organizations
coupled with trainings in Project Management , Monitoring and Impact
Evaluation.Previous work in HIV and Health grant programs will be an added
advantage
• Minimum of 5 years experience in HIV&AIDS Programming in Kenya
(Prevention – BCC and Counseling and Testing)
• Experience in training in M&E and setting up M&E systems
• Strong staff and program management skills, partnership skills
• Excellent inter-personal, facilitation skills and communication skills
• Person of high moral character and professional integrity

Program Officers – 8 Positions
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Program Quality Coordinator, the Program Officers shall
support the program coordination and technical oversight of sub recipients in the
implementation of the program. The PO’s shall be the sub recipients first point of
contact on all technical, programmatic implementational aspects, M&E support,
reporting and operational support.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Coordinate with sub recipients to develop costed work plans as per the service
delivery areas of the Global Fund round 7 program; ensuring that work plans
are well costed and timelines adhere to performance deliverables; ensure that
capacity gaps are identified on time as well as risks to contract compliance.
• work closely with contact Grants officers to undertake joint program and
financial reviews to ensure financial reporting is in line with program
implementational reports, and provide timely feedback to the sub recipients
and CAREs GF program leadership.
CARE International in Kenya
VACANCIES
CARE International in Kenya seeks to fill the following positions in the Global Fund Program and the Arid and Marginal Land Recovery project.
• ensure contract management, contract compliance and efficient budget
management by sub recipients while ensuring timely review and advise on
funds utilization per contracted deliverables; responsible for sub recipients
program monitoring, evaluation and reporting while ensuring validity of M&E
data reported,
• Ensuring optimal reporting against targets per timelines; ensure clarity in
identification of technical assistance needs and supporting or mobilizinf capacity
building on gaps identified per sub recipients and track implementational
challenges, lessons learnt and stregthen knowledge management and sharing;
timely follow up and feedback on all management concerns raised per sub
recipient and strengthen CAREs peformance in Health programming and
grants management in all aspects;
Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelors degree in; Science, Social Sciences, Project Management or other
relevant discipline. Masters degree will be an added advantage.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in program management capacity in grants
making programs
• Minimum of 5 years experience in HIV&AIDS Programming in Kenya
(Prevention including BCC, HIV counseling and testing) and institutional
capacity building especially for civil society organizations
• Trained and experienced in M&E and project managementand ability to
implement monitoring and evaluation plans
• Strong program management skills including partnership skills& supervision
• Familiarity with GF systems and procedures and performance based funding
will be an added advantage
• Excellent inter-personal, facilitation skills and communication skills
• Stong budget management skills
• Person of high moral character and professional integrity

Grants Officers– 2 Positions
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Grants Coordinator, the the Grants Officer(s) shall support the
Grants Coordinator in managing and coordinating all financial aspects of the
program to ensure there is optimal compliance with contract obligations .
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Realization of full contract compliance per sub recipient; that targets contracted
and financed per service delivery area and operational areas are fully
accounted for within the program period under which they are utilized; and that
the program is cleared in all audits to the PR and SR.
• Coordinate sub recipients Grants, Contract compliance enforcement by
ensuring the operationalization of the program grants management systems
and cycles and working closely with the program officers to support adherance
to all financial contract compliance aspects by ensuring that funds are clearly
programed and that targets are clearly costed and contracted by supporting sub
recipients development and review of budgets to ensure harmony with program
performance targets, (financial and program targets); support interpretation and
enforcement of all contract obligations in sub recipient contracts,
• Provide on going support and supervision to sub reciepients to comply with
standard contract clauses to enhance compliance, provide technical advise
on financial, grants and governance management components during field
technical support visits; ensure sub contractor systems are supportive to GF
contract compliance;
• Identify risks to contract compliance and inform management on timely basis;
provide support to GF Budget Management; program grants monitoring,
evaluation and reporting by supporting the development of grants portfolio
performance reports, ensure funds utilization is adequately documented,
accounted for, reported and cleared and review sub recipients financial reports;
support preparation of annual sub recipients and PR GF Program audits;
• Ensure contractor budgets are effectively and timely utilized as per program
work plan and provide sub recipients technical assistance and capacity
building; strengthen partnerships and knowledge sharing processes; enhance
and strengthen partnerships and synergies within the GF program partners in
the country.
Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelor of Commerce, accounting option, CPA-K and Trainings on financial
management; Masters in Business Administration (Finance) will be an added
advantage; in addition the holder will have at least 2 years of experience
in Grant Management capacity in grants making programs in reputable
organizations.
• Previous work in HIV and Health grant programs will be an added advantage
• Familiarity with GF systems and procedures and performance based funding,
• Demonstrable program budget and grant management skills and experience
• Understanding and experience in HIV programming in Kenya will be an added
advantage
• Ability and experience to develop and implement grant performance
management and monitoring plans
• Excellent inter-personal, facilitation skills and communication skills
• Ability to work well in a team and provide staff leadership
• Person of high moral character and professional integrity.

Grants Accountants - 2 Positions
Job Summary;
Under supervision of the Budget and Contracts Manager and technical support
of the Grants coordinator, the incumbent (s) will work with the Grants officers to
support grants administrative functions of the program.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Undertake audit of program transactions by ensuring the review program
transactions to ensure appropriate charging per contracts and budgets
• Process clearance of contracts and financial transactions incurred by the
program operations and sub recipients financial reports while ensuring the
enforcement of policies and procedures to grants compliance and controls
• Undertake reconciliation of program transactions per budget holder (sub
recipients and program operations)
• Support preparation of PR program and SRs audits
• Support preparation of financial reports and analysis of the same on monthly
basis or as required
• Identify, communicate and support correction of challenges identified in
financial administration of the program
Qualifications and professional experience
• Bachelor of Commerce, accounting option, CPA-K and Trainings on financial
management; Masters in Business Administration (Finance) will be an added
advantage; in addition the holder will have at least 2 years of experience
in Grant Management capacity in grants making programs in reputable
organizations.
• Previous work in HIV and Health grant programs will be an added advantage
• Familiarity with GF systems and procedures and performance based funding,
• Demonstrable program budget and grant management skills and experience
• Understanding and experience in HIV programming in Kenya will be an added
advantage
• Ability and experience to develop and implement grant performance
management and monitoring plans
• Excellent inter-personal, facilitation skills and communication skills
• Ability to work well in a team and provide staff leadership
• Person of high moral character and professional integrity

Administrative Assistant – 1 position
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Programme Manager and supervising drivers in the program,
while also providing support to the program team, the incumbent will be responsible
for the day-to-day program administrative responsibilities required for the smooth
running of the Global Fund Programme.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Establish and manage program documentation and up to date filling for Global
Fund Program.
• Provide support in preparation of program documents including typing and
hard copy documents and prepare records on paper for day-to-day projects’
operations
• Compile all Global Fund Program workshop and training reports and share with
stakeholders.
• Coordinate distribution and dispatching of all incoming and outgoing mail, emails
and faxes.
• Prepare materials and supplies requirements for the project and follow-up on
the ordering and delivery of supplies.
• Maintain communication and handle Global Fund program enquiries and
visitors
• Maintain an up to date inventory supplies for the unit.
• Ensure project vehicles’ maintenance and service and maintain up to date
records on vehicle use and maintenance
Qualifications and Experience:
• Minimum of Diploma in Business Administration.
• Must be computer literate (excellent skills in MS Work, Excel, Power Point, etc)
as a basic requirement.
• Supervision skills and experience
• Good interpersonal skills and a team player.
• Commitment and dedication to work for long hours when required.
• Excellent verbal and written communication.
• Experience in project administration.

Drivers – 2 positions
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Program Administrative Assistant , the drivers will be responsible
for providing transport services through safe driving of the organizations vehicles
and ensuring safety for passenger and property. She/he will be required to
comply with the road traffic regulations and CARE’ Kenya’s vehicle policies and
procedures.
Duties and responsibilities :
• Drive Organization vehicles to specified and authorized destinations
transporting staff, other authorized passengers and materials in a safe
manner.
• Check validity of vehicles insurance, road license and police inspection stickers
and report status to the senior driver.
• Make sure all vehicle tools and accessories are taken care of and are checked
daily.
• Update vehicles logbook particulars by making sure right entries are made.
• Report all vehicle defects and accidents to the supervisor.
Required qualifications and competencies.
• Must have attained O level Secondary education
• A Valid accident free driving license with Class B, C, E. and certificate of Good
Conduct
• At least three years experience in a busy organization based in the arid part of
Kenya.
• Good communication, writing & interpersonal skills in English and Kiswahili.
• Ability and willingness to work in a difficult environment.
• Those with NGO experience and basic skills in mechanics will be an added
advantage.
2. ARID AND MARGINAL LAND RECOVERY PROJECT
CARE also seeks to fill the following positions for its OFDA/USAID funded Arid
and Marginal Land Recovery project based in Garissa with possible travel to other
regions of North Eastern province.

Project Manager
Job Summary
Reporting to the Sector Manager, the Project Manager is responsible for overall
management, oversight, leadership and strategic direction of the program. He/She
will be expected to lead the program and ensure attainment of expected results.
Key Responsibilities:
• In collaboration with the Sector Manager she/he will be required to: Ensure
the set up and running of a collateral/guarantee fund set up with a commercial
bank for onward lending to pastoralist in the target areas as per the project
plan ,facilitate the programming for cash/food vouchers and cash grants for
basic economic activities in the target areas specifically targeting women and
develop a training strategy for all the target groups.
• Ensure project implementation in compliance with all, contractual and statutory
requirements and agreements by donors and government.
• Plan and manage project budget ensuring appropriate expenditure in line with
contractual obligations.
• Coordinate activities with other agencies, NGOs, government departments and
other CARE projects as well as capacity building of partners
• Ensure that all program reporting (internal and external) is completed in a
timely and qualitative manner as per the donor agreement.
• Development of strategies and plans which correspond with CARE Kenya
mission and vision.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
• Master Degree in development related field or Bachelor degree with over 5
years of experience in leading implementation of livelihood interventions in
North Eastern.
• At least 3 years on similar, senior management position, in developing
programs including the preparation and monitoring of budgets.
• Proven experience in management of complex, multi-sectoral programs with
emphasis on livelihoods programming integrating conflict resolution.
• Demonstrated understanding of disaster risk reduction (DRR) integration
techniques into regular programming.
• Experience in handling effectively key donor contracts and reporting
requirements is crucial.
• Excellent team building, training, coaching and mentoring skills.

Project Officer ( Infant & Young Child Feeding)
Job Summary
Reporting to the Project Manager, the IYCF Officer will coordinate and provide
technical support for the infant and young child feeding trainings working closely
and in collaboration with Ministry of Health (MOH) and other partners. He/she will
also over see the cash transfers/food vouchers under the program.
Key Responsibilities :
• Manage the IYCF project activities and provide leadership in the development
of program strategy
• Project Planning and Coordination in line with the MOH -IYCF policies and
guidelines.
• Coordinate and provide technical support for all IYCF activities including
trainings and surveys.
• Support promotion of optimal infant feeding practices in Garissa through
mobilization and establishment of mother to mother support
• Work in partnership with other organizations, mobilize and identify the
beneficiaries of the cash/food voucher program
• Over see the cash/food voucher distribution and redemption
Required Qualifications and Skills:
• Hold a degree in Nutrition or any other relevant qualification.
• At least three years field experience in community development programming
with a bias on IYCF implementation.
• Experience in Project Planning and Coordination.
• Innovative, creative, a team player with good assessment and analytical skills.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, good inter personal relations.
• Must be culturally sensitive and embrace diversity.
Livestock Officer
Job summary
Reporting to the Project Manager the incumbent will be responsible for mobilization
and sensitization to identify existing Pastoralist Production Groups (PPGs),
facilitate formation of new PPGs, train and link the community with markets and
financial services in the North Eastern province.
Key Responsibilities:
• Identify existing PPGs and facilitate formation and training of new PPGs.
• In collaboration with partners and program manager, provide market linkages
for the PPGs
• Mobilize and sensitise pastoralist communities on commercial livestock
production.
• Train communities in livestock marketing, market linkages, group dynamics,
market management, and business skills while ensuring ensure market
compliance on quality and quantity
• Sensitize the PPGs on the financial products and link them to the banks
• Support, sensitize and train the PPGs on access to credit from financial
institution identified by the organization as a partner in the implementation.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
• Bachelor Degree in Ranch Management or Animal Production
• At least three years experience in both livestock marketing and animal
production
• Excellent planning, organizational and communication skills.
• Demonstrated skills in community Development
• Must be a self-motivated and reliable person who can work with minimal
supervision.
• Computer literacy.
• Knowledge of Somali & Borana language will be an added advantage
Monitoring And Evaluation Officer
Job Summary
Under the supervision of the Project Manager, and supporting the program officers,
the incumbent will be responsible for a functional and dynamic planning, monitoring
and evaluation system for enhanced Program performance.
Key Responsibilities:
• Setting up functional and dynamic program-tailored M&E system relevant to
respond to project targets and goals
• Enhance process monitoring and documentation of lessons learnt and best
practices;
• Timely submission of quality M&E reports as per set requirements and
standards;
• Coordinate development, documentation and dissemination of program
performance reports as well as strengthen data collection, analysis and
management procedures and systems;
• Support delivery of quality capacity strengthening initiatives for both staff and
partners
• Represent CARE in core monitoring an evaluation committees that support the
realization of coordinated effort.
Required Qualifications and skills:
• Minimum of relevant University Degree, and other related M& E disciplines;
• Minimum of 3 years experience in similar/related position and demonstrated
experience in program design and implementation.
• Demonstrate skills and experience in utilization of data analysis and
management software’s, experience in undertaking evaluations and impact
enquiries and demonstrated
• Good report writing and communication skills besides other strong interpersonal
skills.
Applications
Qualified candidates are invited to send their application letters together with a
detailed C.V with three professional referees, copies of certificates and testimonials
including daytime telephone contacts by 30th January 2009 to: The Human
Resources & Development Manager, CARE International In Kenya, P.O
Box 43864 – 00100, Nairobi or Email: Vacancies@care.or.ke.Only short listed
candidates will be contacted.
CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity.

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