Executive Assistant to the Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer

Educate,a Non- profit social enterprise, are looking for an experienced Executive Assistant who thrives on bringing organization and seamless coordination to senior leaders and/or teams. . The person we’re looking for demonstrates great project management,  organization skills and ability to manage complex calendars, events/meetings, and follow-ups. The ideal candidate is a clear communicator and is able to draft  communications for this team.

You could be the right fit for this role if you:

  • Are a master coordinator with demonstrable experience in working and supporting leaders s in high priority tasks 
  • Are self- driven and a creative problem solver who is comfortable working on tasks that are not clearly defined
  • You are ultra-organized and thrive on finding ways to make other people’s jobs easier and making sure no ball is dropped
  • You enjoy working within an innovative, fast paced environment that is mission-driven and results-driven
  • Are comfortable working with people with different personalities and from different 

Qualifications

  • Experience providing administrative and project management/coordination support to a senior leader\
  • Expert level PowerPoint skills 
  • Proficiency in google drive and microsoft office tools strongly preferred
  • Able to manage a high volume of work by balancing priorities and managing expectations
  • Impeccable attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and deal with highly confidential information
  • Strong communication skills – ability to communicate effectively and respectfully to diverse individuals and groups both inside and outside of the organization
  • Strong work ethic with a can-do attitude and personal pride in supporting others
  • Associate degree and/or other advanced certification in business administration, project management, executive support, etc. (Bachelor’s degree a plus)
  • Flexible and open to taking on a variety of activities that may change and develop over time 

Qualified and interested?Click the link below:

https://boards.greenhouse.io/educate/jobs/3382039?gh_src=4facff1d1us&fbclid=IwAR3CPOL7VZTbhbVPZT9KElvcbCFX_OOFd4vglYbsuIal1kL4oxkdlPLdSS4

Program Manager

Give Directly, an NGO, is seeking to recruit a Program Manager who will own the overall enrollment process for a specific program (or programs), including driving & tracking performance of field & call center teams; achieving targets; building a culture of mentorship and professional development; and identifying opportunities for risk mitigation and process improvement.

The Program Manager will serve as the key “eyes and ears’ resource on the ground for the Senior Manager and will be responsible for regularly synthesizing updates on operational health. The role will have significant responsibility and a high degree of autonomy in creating and managing a large team.

Specific responsibilities:

Project Management. You will be responsible for managing all aspects of designated programs:

  • Set and own quantifiable targets like households enrolled, households followed up and operational efficiency.
  • Drive operational excellence, while managing against key risks like fraud, quality or government interference.
  • Serve as the organization’s engine for continuous improvement of the enrollment process and recipient experience.

Vision & Critical Thinking. You will be expected to be a strong contributor to the overall vision of the country office and proactively engage in country problem-solving as a peer:

  • Conceive, develop and test new protocols and methods prior to overseeing scale up. 
  • Anticipate areas of risk and create mitigation plans (e.g. coordination on complex research partnership, political instability, slow-downs from pilots, etc.).

People Management. You are expected to oversee a performance-oriented culture within your team (your reports and their reports), with all staff receiving feedback and development opportunities to achieve their potential:

  • Hire, train and manage a team of at least 20 staff
  • Run performance reviews for direct reports and build their capacity to do the same.
  • Identify and coach high-potential field staff to grow on a quick promotion trajectory.
  • Identify gaps in the org chart and propose solutions to the Senior Manager & Country Director.

Data and Analysis. You are expected to be comfortable using data to track performance, and inform decision-making, and to quickly build expertise within GD’s standard beneficiary data management and survey tools.

  • Participate in new projects scoping, lead survey creation and updates for new and existing projects
  • Guide and support reports on data inquiries, skill development, and data analysis 
  • Work effectively with GD’s global data team (framing needs and expectations, and holding self and others accountable to agreed timelines).

Communication

  • Meets the GD “bar” for online communication responsiveness (slack, email, phone).
  • Present effectively to the management team (focusing on key insights, etc.)
  • Build relationships with government and other stakeholders that protect and advance GD’s work, under guidance of the Government Relations Manager.
  • Communicate concisely and clearly across a variety of forms (written, presenting, verbal)

Ethics

  • Sets a strong example to other staff in appropriate management of GD resources
  • Identifies and proposes fixes for potential fraud loopholes

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrated success in a high-performance work environment
  • Strong interest in advancing the values and mission of GiveDirectly
  • Exceptional communication, organizational, and analytical skills
  • At least 3-4 years of middle level management experience, preferably managing managers.
  • Excitement about owning challenging management tasks, including mentoring and motivating direct reports and the broader field team
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly independent and self-directed manner, while effectively communicating upwardly about gaps and risks
  • Ability to manage day-to-day operations while simultaneously building more robust, efficient systems.
  • Experienced in new projects’ development and managing launches is an added advantage

Qualified and interested?Apply via

https://givedirectly.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0qnru/

Grant Accountant

KEMRI Welcome Trust is seeking to hire a Grant Accountant whose role is responsible for ensuring financial resources are disbursed, accounted and reported efficiently.  

Application deadline: 25th August, 2021.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In charge of preparing timely management reports internally
  • Ensuring that standard accounting procedures are followed in preparing the financial reports & that any SOPS in place are followed
  • Verifying that all transactions are properly authorized, documented, and ensuring that accounting transactions are posted to the correct ledgers/account codes
  • Preparing balance sheet reconciliations monthly to be reviewed by the Head of Finance
  • Setting up new grants in the accounting database
  • Supervising weekly cash counts and periodic stock takes
  • Preparing Grant Reports for Donors and ensuring these go out in accordance with deadlines, and with all the correct supplementary backing information required
  • Meeting with PIs and other unit staff to discuss finance matters and advise on procedures
  • Check and review coding of transaction before posting to accounting system
  • Check and review supplier payments as necessary
  • Prepare bank reconciliations if required
  • Analyze income & costs for specific queries
  • Monthly variance analysis
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets
  • Preparation of the CORE payroll
  • Checking the KWP payroll, Supplement and Locum payrolls.
  • Other tasks that may reasonably be required of the post holder.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor degree in accounting, Finance or in a relevant field; Masters Degree is an added advantage 
  • CPA (K) Qualified accountant and registered member of ICPAK. 
  • Minimum four (4) years relevant experience; One(1) year supervisory experience an added advantage.

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • In-depth knowledge and experience in computerized Grants accounting systems; 
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and their applicability. 
  • Knowledge of Tax Laws and Company’s Act.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and confidentiality 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation and communication skills 
  • Basic analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills. 
  • Team working and ability to work in diverse teams 
  • Flexibility, adaptability, multi-tasking and attention to detail.

Reference Number: ACC110821

Employment Type: Full time

Category: Accountancy and FinanceJob Grade: 6.01

Country: Kenya

Location: Kilifi

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

To apply for this post you must be a registered user in the portal below:

https://jobs.kemri-wellcome.org/job-advert/grant-accountant?utm_source

Log into your account then go to Vacancies, view the post and click on the button: “Apply for this job”.

Research Officer

Kemri Welcome Trust is seeking to recruit a Research Officer.

Application deadline: 25th August, 2021

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordination, operation and maintenance of the Next Generation Sequencing facility and Malaria qPCR service.
  • Maintain a robust stock control and grant billing system to ensure stock-outs are minimised and budgets remain balanced.
  • Ensure all equipment are fully maintained and operational.
  • Work closely with senior scientists to develop sequencing assays.
  • Develop and maintain SOPs and other controlled documentation.
  • Maintain clear and accurate records and results.
  • Coordinate a Sanger sequencing service with 3rd party providers, including sample shipment and payments.
  • Provide a clean and safe working environment for laboratory staff.
  • Monitor and maintain relevant GCLP procedures and standards in order to deliver a quality service at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A laboratory based MSc in a relevant subject, e.g. Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, evolution, genetics.
  • At least 3 years of research experience in a Medical Research Laboratory.
  • Knowledge of GCLPs, QMS and other relevant best practices and standards.
  • Knowledge and experience of implementing, operating and maintaining Quality Assurance & Quality Control systems including; Internal Quality Control and External Quality Assurance (EQA) Schemes
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft applications and Bioinformatics software.

DESIRABLE:

  • Significant hands-on experience in Next Generation Sequencing, particularly utilising the Illumina MiSeq platform.
  • Significant experience in performing quantitative PCR assays.
  • Strong budgeting and stock management skills.
  • Experience in troubleshooting molecular assays and equipment and working with Service Providers, when required, to provide rapid solutions that ensure minimum downtime.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and confidentiality  
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation and communication skills  
  • Good analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills;  
  • Teamwork and ability to work with diverse teams  
  • Strong Flexibility, adaptability, multi-tasking and attention to detail  
  • Strong team coordination and Supervisory skills. 

Reference Number: RO110821Employment Type: Full timeCategory: BioscienceJob Grade: 7.01Country: KenyaLocation: Kilifi

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

To apply for this post you must be a registered user on the portal below:

https://jobs.kemri-wellcome.org/job-advert/research-officer-3?utm_source=

Log into your account then go to Vacancies, view the post and click on the button: “Apply for this job”.

The application closing date is 25 August, 2021. 

Child Welfare Interns

Islamic Relief Kenya in pursuit to support and strengthen its operations, seeks to employ motivated, hardworking, and pro-active individuals to fill in the position of Child Welfare interns/Volunteers.1 in Nairobi, 1 in Mandera and 1 in Garissa.

Application deadline: 20th August, 2021

Overall Responsibility

Under the supervision of the child welfare officer the intern will be responsible for assisting in the implementation of child welfare activities in Mandera County working with a dynamic team in the field he/she will ensure that core commitments to children are upheld in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Islamic Relief and other international Laws protecting children from harm and abuse.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Mobilize the orphan beneficiaries during payments, and collection of annual progress reports.
Assist in development and timely submission of the orphan progress report.
Support in facilitating orphans’ quarterly payments and passing extra gifts to orphans.
Document and share success stories/case studies on quarterly basis.
Conduct routine orphan family visits to check and monitor children’s education progress.
Assist to collect photos for the baseline data for orphan bio data, progress reports and other periodic reports.
Facilitate account opening for newly sponsored orphans.
Prepare and share orphan family visits reports.
Maintain sponsored Orphans record in both hard and soft copies.
Assist in the identification, registration of new orphans fitting IRK sponsorship criteria.
Compile orphans’ drawings\letter scan and share with the respective donors.
Conduct child protection sensitization during the orphan home visits.
Deliver health and nutrition sensitization messages to orphan families.
Assist in linking older orphans and guardians to polytechnic for acquiring life skills.
Perform other related duties as may be required from time to time.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Diploma in social sciences or development studies. Project management, Business management, sociology, and other related fields
Knowledge of Community Development, Skills in documentation community Facilitation networking and partnership skills
Holds personal values ethics and attitudes which are in line with principles or values of child protection
Project Management skills /Report writing are added advantage
Good interpersonal relationship, conflict Management skills
Fluency in spoken and written English, knowledge of the local languages is an added advantage.
Proficiency in computer applications especially MS word, MS excel, MS Access Power point
Ability to work on your own initiative as well as a part of a team.**
Competencies/Skills

Good communication and presentation skills.
Passion for work and Honesty
· Ability to quickly learn new systems, processes, and procedures.

· Ability to work under pressure and meet strict project deadlines.

· Team player.

· Ability to identify and solve problems.

· Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment

How to apply
Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications, experience, names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts.

The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the position title on the subject line. Send your application to Recruitment.irk@islamic-relief.or.ke by Friday 20th August 2021.Please note that this is an urgent recruitment, shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis

Head of Human Resources, Admin & IT  – (210005OJ) 

Save the Children International Kenya Country office has an exciting opportunity for you to join the team as The Head of Human Resources, Admin & IT.  The Head of HR, Admin & IT in his/her capacity is responsible for managing the human resource, administration and IT functions of the Country Office and the direction, supervision, capacity-building and evaluation of staff, in both emergency and development settings.

Application deadline: 31st August, 2021.

Qualification and Experience

  • Recommended a minimum of 7 years of management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including experience in the development and implementation of strategic and operational HR and/or Administration plans through a number of planning cycles.
  • Post-Graduate qualifications in Personnel Management or Business Administration (MBA) with specialisation in Human Resources.
  • Ability to plan and organize a substantial workload that includes complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities in both development and emergency contexts
  • Demonstrated credibility with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Similar skills in Kiswahili and other local languages an advantage.
  • Willingness to travel to Save the Children’s field offices and operational areas on a regular basis
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to lead during through periods of change.
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to supervise, delegate, coach and mentor both individuals and teams.
  • Analytical, with demonstrated ability to make difficult decisions.
  • Ability to coach, mentor, delegate appropriately and provide developmental guidance to supervised staff
  • Team building skills
  • Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
  • Understanding of Save the Children’s vision and mission and a commitment to its objectives and values

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at https://kenya.savethechildren.net/careers.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

IT Officer

PATH , a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity is seeking to recruit an IT Officer who will be responsible for providing effective and efficient technical and administrative support to enable the smooth functioning of PATH Kenya, Nairobi Office.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities Technical Support

  • Provide support for day-to-day office IT operations and management of IT systems in place (PABX, Biometric access system, Audio Visual system, CCTV, ISP etc.)
  • Responsible for new laptop setup, troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Periodic maintenance of IT equipment and coordinate with external vendors when applicable and overseeing overall equipment maintenance.
  • Liaising with Service providers and IT vendors for technical support and escalations
  • Assist in local area network (LAN) setup, management and troubleshooting.
  • Performing operating system upgrades by installing software patches when necessary
  • Basic Active Directory administration
  • Setup new users as well as carrying out IT onboardings and trainings.
  • Liaise with the Regional Systems Administrator and /or International IT Team for support and escalations.
  • Conduct periodic IT audits for compliance purposes.
  • Work with global IT team in rolling out Global technical solutions and tools.
  • Proactively monitor ICT systems and troubleshoot any incidences affecting service availability and reliability.
  • Custodian of specific software licenses for the Kenya office and ensuring they are renewed annually.

 Asset management

  • Assist in maintaining ICT inventory log of all hardware and tracking hardware needs projections for planning purposes.
  • Ensure users are fully signed out of all equipment received and returned.

Communication

  • In-charge of communication systems; telephones, mail and courier services
  • Oversee management of telephone expenses by use of telephone codes.

Other Duties

  • Maintain day to day system operations and other functions as assigned by the Site Administrator.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT/Computer Science or any related field.
  • CompTIA A+, N+, or CCNA certification an added advantage.
  • At least 2 years of work experience in Information Systems implementation and network infrastructure support and maintenance.
  • End user support experience including hardware and software experience setup, installation and troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft PC operating systems, Office 365, Windows Server Administration and networking technologies, such as VPN, firewalls, and various LAN technologies.
  • Working knowledge of Meraki.
  • Hardware and Software troubleshooting skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Flexibility with working hours.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.

 Must have legal authorization to work in Kenya.

Qualified and interested?Apply via

https://path.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=305139&company_id=15780&version=1&jobBoardId=3345