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Thursday, June 4, 2009

tearfund Job Opportunities

Tearfund is a Christian Relief and Development Organization implementing an HIV and AIDS PEPFAR funded Project under the PEPFAR/New Partners Initiative. Tearfund seeks to accomplish this goal primarily through sub-granting six Kenyan development agencies.

Tearfund is seeking suitable candidates to fill in the following vacancies with the NPI PEPFAR programme implemented in Kenya.

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Main Purpose of the Job:
  • To maintain a satisfactory system of financial record-keeping in accordance with the USAID regulations and Tearfund guidelines;
  • To process supplier payments in a timely manner;
  • To provide the Project Management with timely and accurate financial management information;
  • To handle banking correspondences and prepare monthly bank reconciliations;
  • To review and verify partner financial documentation and provide partners with technical assistance as necessary.
  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or equivalent and/or CPA / ACCA qualification
  • At least 2 years' experience in NGO accounting
  • Experience in sub-grant accounting
  • Well developed IT skills especially in Excel and accounting based software
  • Knowledge and experience of USAID rules and regulations
  • Closing date: 02/06/2009
Job Title: Programme Officer

Main Purpose of the Job:
  • Working closely with the partners and the other members of the PEPFAR Project team, monitor the implementation of the sub-awards;
  • build the capacity of partners in program management;
  • coordinate the information updates for partners;
  • facilitate sub-award amendment processes and amend the sub-awards;
  • monitor the quality of program implementation;
  • identify technical assistance needs of implementing partners;
  • provide ongoing, ad-hoc TA to implementing partners;
  • liaise with the Project team and relevant public and private stakeholders to create linkages;
  • coordinate and convene regular partner progress review/sharing meetings and prepare monthly and quarterly activity reports.
  • Holder of a degree in public health/sociology or equivalent
  • Minimum three years' experience in public health working with sub-grantees in a comprehensive HIV program
  • Experience in sub-award management and monitoring
  • Experience in implementation of USAID-funded programs
  • Experience in the implementation of BCC, CT and PMTCT programs
  • Strong organizational and computer skills including MS Office, Power Point
  • Experience in Project Cycle Management
  • Knowledge of USAID/PEPFAR initiatives in Kenya, familiarity with district-level health care programmes in Kenya, skills in budget management and clear understanding of the PEPFAR indicators is an asset.
Closing date: 09/06/2009

Job Title: PMTCT Programme Officer

Main Purpose of the Job:
  • Ensure efficient and quality implementation of CT and PMTCT activities by partners; provide technical support in the design, implementation and review of the all Tearfund/Kenya PMTCT and CT activities;
  • provide partners with Technical Assistance in the area of PMTCT and CT , including situation assessments, project design and evaluation, quality assurance, development of referral system;
  • development of community linkages and support groups for HIV positive mothers and their families to ensure a network of quality care; and
  • contribute to the annual work plan development, review, and implementation;
  • Holder of a Nursing degree (BSN/BSc Nursing) or equivalent with further training in PMTCT
  • Experience with HIV/AIDS programming
  • Familiarity with district-level health care programs in Kenya
  • Minimum three years' experience in public health working with PMTCT in resource poor setting.
  • Experience in implementation of USAID-funded programs
  • Familiarity with HIV/AIDS care and support services
  • Strong organizational and computer skills including MS Office, Power Point Experience in Project Cycle Management
  • Knowledge of USAID/PEPFAR initiatives in Kenya and Experience in working with sub-grantees is an asset
Closing date: 09/06/2009

The post holder for all positions will have the following skill/ability and personal qualities.
  • Team player and strong interpersonal skills
  • Innovative, dynamic and proactive
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Adaptable, Diligent and conscientious with work responsibilities Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Committed to Tearfund's Evangelical Christian beliefs
Duty station for all positions will be Nairobi with frequent travels to field locations within Kenya. Applications will be accepted via-emails.

Interested candidates may send their application with CV to this email address: Mercy.Oduor @ before the closing dates indicated for each vacancy.

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