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Aug 14, 2009

Compassion International (Kenya) Job Vacancies:

Compassion International (Kenya) is a Christian child development organization committed to child advocacy and working in partnership with local churches to foster spiritual, economic, social, physical and emotional development of children living in extreme poverty.

As part of our continuing growth, Compassion is looking for born-again Christians and professionals to fill in the following positions:

Partnership Auditor
Ref: HR/MS_8/09/1

The Partnership Auditor assists the Partnership Auditor Lead in the pursuit of partnership and beneficiary outcomes through on-site and remote audits of partners.

Core Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conducts audits on Compassion partnerships and programs against documented standards in Compassion International’s field manuals.
  • Implements risk assessment systems and audit techniques that are consistent with Compassion requirements and standards and uses a facilitative approach in conducting partnership audits.
Knowledge, Skills and Capabilities Required
  • University degree in Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, Business Management/Administration or Social sciences with at least CPA II and 3 years experience in accounting or auditing.
  • Leadership and developmental skills that will facilitate staff development and direction for Compassion’s auditing process. Sound judgment and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (verbal and written) for relating effectively with country office, project staff and Corporate Audit department.
Field Based Partnership Facilitators (Kinango & Ndeiya)
Ref: HR/PI_8/09/2

The Field based Partnership Facilitator is the key link in the relationship with the local church partners and the cornerstone to Compassion’s strategy of building the capacity of the local church for holistic child development.

Core Duties and Responsibilities
  • Serves the local church partner with a vision to build its capacity to achieve effective, holistic child development and develops collaborative relationships with the pastor, church partner committees and project coordinators.
  • Acts as the church partner’s primary liaison with Compassion and provides consultation and technical advice to the church partner on how to accomplish child development and sponsor/donor outcomes.
  • Manages Compassion’s requirements as well as its obligations to the church within the partnership relationship.
  • Facilitates collaborative relationships within a cluster of partnerships. Identifies and mobilizes church partners to share on best practices.
Knowledge, Skills and Capabilities Required
  • Bachelor’s degree is required with a preference towards fields related to the social sciences, Christian ministry or management.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working with rural and urban communities.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship and negotiation skills that cut across cultures.
  • Knowledge of Early Childhood Development is an added advantage. Experience in a busy NGO will be desirable.
Human Resource Associate
Ref: HR/MS-8/09/3

The Human Resources Associate assists in the maintenance and implementation of Human Resources systems and procedures in the field office.

Core Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supports the Compensation and Benefits program by serving as the first contact person for employees’ benefits questions.
  1. Performs benefits administration including maintaining the self-funded medical reimbursement records, temporary contracts, claims resolution, and reporting.
  • Maintains office Human Resource records.
  • Maintains and carries out staff development processes including:
  1. Coordinating new employee orientation, including office tours and introduction to staff.
  2. Scheduling and tracking training activities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • Fundamental (2-3 years) generalist experience with Human Resources principles and practices.
  • Good organizational skills. Must be detail-oriented with ability to handle a heavy workload.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Program Evaluation and Research Specialist
Ref: HR/PI-8/09/4

The Program Evaluation and Research Specialist supports programmatic learning and accountability in the country office.

Designs and implements research and evaluation on behalf of the Program Implementation Department.

Supports global research projects led by Program Development in the Global Ministry Center.

Implements the Impact Evaluation Model and serves as a resource on issues
related to research and evaluation.

Core Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conducts approved research projects.
  • Develops proposals to address research questions raised by the Program Implementation or Field Leadership.
  • Designs appropriate methodologies for approved research projects.
  • Oversees collection of data from children, families, church and community following approved research design.
  • Serves as a resource for Program Implementation and Field Leadership on issues related to research and evaluation.
  • Support the development and maintenance of a country strategic map providing a graphic depiction of the geographic dispersion of needs and resources within the country.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • A masters degree or equivalent experience in Sociology, Anthropology, Education or related area with knowledge of social research methods.
  • Experience in research in cross-cultural studies of moral development, child development, public health or other topics related to Compassion’s ministry to children.
In Addition To The Above Requirements, Candidates Are Expected To:
  • Be committed born-again Christians.
  • Travel domestically and be away from home for up to two weeks at a time.
  • Have valid and clean driving license with a driving experience of not less than 3 years.
  • Be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office software.
  • For the PF’s position willing to ride a motorcycle and have a riders license
If you fit the above profiles apply by sending a detailed cover letter, CV, daytime contact, three referees, one of which should be your current church pastor and their contacts by 21st August 2009.

Kindly ensure that your application bears the designated Ref number.

You may email your application.

Detailed Job Descriptions will be availed to those who qualify for these positions

Country Director
Compassion International
P.O Box 55379-00200

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