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Mar 18, 2009

Pathfinder International Job Opportunities

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Pathfinder International is an international non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting high-quality comprehensive reproductive health services in Kenya. In order to effectively meet the growing demands for our projects, we wish to recruit for the following positions.

Project Director
APHIA II Central (Re-advertisement)

The Project Director will lead a large health sector project in Central Province, ensuring efficient programmatic and financial management, and implementation of all components while building on Kenyan and international best practices and achieving project goals.

S/he will have authority for all decisions in the field, overseeing field offices and staff, and will serve as the primary Project liaison for USAID/Kenya, GOK entities, and stakeholders. S/he will oversee planning and budgeting, and reporting/ evaluations, ensuring compliance with management and financial procedures.

  • Graduate degree in a relevant discipline. Masters will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 10 years program management/leadership experience (including planning/reporting), at least 5 years collaborating with international donor agencies (preferably USAID) and host country governments (including policy/ stakeholder engagement)
  • Experience managing HIV/AIDS programs (knowledge of PEPFAR preferred), familiarity with RH/FP, TB, and MCH
  • Excellent verbal/written communication/ and cross-cultural leadership/team skills
  • Fluency in English, including strong English writing skills
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
APHIA II Central (Re Advertisement)

Reporting to the Project Director, the M&E Specialist has primary responsibility for the design and implementation of M&E systems and activities to measure overall project performance.

S/he will assist partners in data collection, analysis, and presentation, including leading the design and operationalization of systems and tools. S/he will work closely with MOH counterparts and prepare regular reports for USAID. S/he will also design and conduct operations research, and participate in project midterm and final evaluations, and oversee M&E staff.

  • Advanced degree in quantitative social science, medicine, epidemiology, or related field
  • Minimum 5 years experience and applied skills in M&E of development projects
  • Knowledgeable of challenges faced in Kenya in the areas of HIV/AIDS, RH/FP, MCH, OVC
  • Familiarity with M&E software
  • Excellent verbal/written communication in English
  • Ability to travel extensively in Central Province
Financial Management Specialist
APHIA II Central (Re Advertisement)

Reporting to the Project Director, the Financial Management Specialist will ensure project financial planning and management, in compliance with USAID regulations and Pathfinder procedures/policy.

S/he will lead budget development and implementation, and oversee accounting, grants management finance, and financial reporting. S/he will play a key role in developing and managing sub agreements, assuring consultancy contracts and payments, and submitting regular accounting summaries. S/he will supervise Accounting staff.

  • Advanced degree in accounting, finance, or business administration
  • Applied skills in developing and managing large budgets
  • Minimum 8 years experience in accounting or auditing, minimum 4 years experience international donor reporting (USAID preferred)
  • Excellent computer skills (spreadsheets and automated accounting), English writing skills, and interpersonal skills
Data Manager
APHIA II Central

Reporting to the M & E Specialist the Data Manager will be responsible for overall management and setting up of project databases for Central province.

The role involves providing technical support to APHIA II and its partners in Management of Information systems; Coordinate with stakeholders to ensure quality data; and writing and compilation of reports for USAID.

  • The ideal candidate should have a degree in information technology, statistics, public health or equivalent with a Minimum three years experience with an international NGO preferably in HIV/AIDS sector.
  • Good working knowledge of the KePMS and experience in setting up databases and statistical analysis of data
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, good working knowledge with Geographical Information Systems (CIS) and SPSS or STATA
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Home Community Support Coordinator
APHIA II Central

The Home and Community Support Coordinator will be responsible for support to home and community based activities in central province.

This will include participation in budget preparation and reporting; provide technical assistances to stakeholders; facilitate linkages between communities and local health facilities in collaboration with the Service Delivery team and manage close collaborative relationships with relevant government ministries, particularly at the provincial level.

  • Minimum diploma qualifications in social science, community development, public health.
  • At least three years experience in hands on home based care programs.
  • Experience managing community development programs with emphasis on HIV and home based care will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and support others in their work.
  • Training of Trainer skills
Renovations Coordinator

The role of the Renovations Coordinator will be to oversee all renovations undertaken by APHIA II project in Nairobi and Central provinces. S/he will focus primarily on the upgrading and/or renovation of health facilities.

The incumbent will be responsible for preparing renovations and bill of quantities; organize and evaluate tenders and supervise and monitor renovations work on site

  • Relevant academic background in architecture or engineering - minimum diploma level
  • 5-7 years of construction experience in private sector and/or NGOs
  • Demonstrated competence in Auto Cad and Excel
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively in Central and Nairobi province
Internal Auditor

Reporting to the Country Representative the Internal Auditor will be responsible for ensuring that Pathfinder Kenya transactions are in line with accepted accounting principles and the organizations international policies.

The incumbent will monitor and supervise internal control systems; coordinate external audits and assist with following up on audit findings and participate in monitoring of sub-grant awards.

  • A Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelors degree in Finance or related field.
  • Minimum of three years work experience in an International NGO preferably in the area of auditing
  • Knowledge and experience with USAID rules and regulations
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to travel within the country
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for please send your application and CV detailing your experience for the positions; your current and expected salary and include daytime telephone contacts to kenyajobs @ or mail to the Human Resources Manager, P.O. Box 48147, 00100 Nairobi.

Closing date for applications is 31st March 2009.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Please quote as the source of the job advert in your application and refer us to your friends and peers.


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