Friday, 13 April 2012

Kenya Community Based Health Financing Association - Monitoring & Evaluation Officer and Program Officer Jobs in Kenya

KCBHFA is an Association of member organizations who are in the field of Community Based Health Financing (CBHF).

KCBHFA envisions’ “Empowered communities accessing quality healthcare” with a mission “to facilitate member organizations and other key stakeholders in promoting community based health financing initiatives.”

The goal is “to promote access to equitable efficient, quality health care to all Kenyans through community based health financing mechanisms.

In a bid to strengthen the existing team and deliver set organization goals, KCBHFA seeks to employ qualified, experienced and result oriented individuals with a passion for community growth and development to fill the following two vacant positions.

Position: M & E Officer

Reports to: The National Coordinator

Location: Kenya

Purpose of the Job:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MEO) will support KCBHFA in all knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation matters relating to KCBHFA.

This will involve the design and management of monitoring activities over the project phase and making contributions to the preparation of documents and papers of learning for KCBHFA.

The tasks for this position have been divided into 3 areas and it is anticipated that these tasks would represent approximate equal division in time.

M&E Design and Training:

Working with the National Coordinator and Programs Officer to build a Knowledge Management centre for CBHF:
  • Design and maintain KCBHFA M&E systems, data base and reporting templates. This will be done to ensure the maintenance of all M&E reporting and data management systems across all KCBHFA Member Organisations (MOs) relevant to CBHF/ MHI activities
  • Facilitate development of user friendly M,E&R tools for use by KCBHFA member organizations
  • Train and induct the KCBHFA member organizations on the developed M,E&R systems and tools
  • Support KCBHFA and member organizations on the M,E&R systems implementation and systems in member organizations
  • Conduct M,E&R workshops for new stakeholders and existing member organizations
M&E Performance and Impact Assessment:

Working with, and supporting, the National Coordinator and Programs Officer, to:
  • Develop performance indicators for monitoring and evaluation
  • Conduct project monitoring site visits
  • Analysis and interpretation of performance indicators
  • Dissemination of M,E&R results to the relevant stakeholders
Knowledge Management:

Working with, and supporting the Programs Officer to:
  • Collate project monitoring data, analyse KCBHFA portfolio and production of reports
  • Coordinate research activities in accordance with the set terms and objectives and disseminate the findings to relevant stakeholders
  • Maintain an active website through implementing a periodic update of the same and support in the development and production of the quarterly newsletters
  • Produce papers, best practices and case studies on lessons learnt on measurement of impact, and thematic issues
  • In conjunction with the National Coordinator and Programs Officer prepare events, workshops and disseminate publications as appropriate.
General Services:

Working with, and supporting, the National Coordinator by:
  • Providing advice and support on progress of activities at the MOs and other stakeholders
  • Support the National Coordinator and Programs Officer in all information needs as and when requested
  • Work in a cohesive and productive team with the KCBHFA Staff
  • Generate quarterly work plan
  • Does any other duties as may be assigned by the N/C from time to time
Qualifications and Skills:
  • At least A degree in relevant discipline or Other relevant qualification in health financing sector
  • Five years experience in M&E specifically on Community Based Health Financing Mechanisms (CBHF) or Micro-health Insurance (MHIs)
  • Sound knowledge and experience on monitoring and evaluation methodologies to plan and manage project specific activities
  • Proven experience in CBHF or MHIs and or basic knowledge in community development as an added advantage
  • Trained in quantitative and qualitative data analysis programs such as SPSS, Access, advanced excel, and other database management systems
  • Experience in planning and facilitating trainings
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili other languages is an added advantage
  • Ability to travel up to 90% of time for data collection
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and supervisory skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts into simple language for non-technical persons
  • Should have a valid driving license and at least two years experience in driving as an added advantage
  • Age limit: 27 – 45 Years
Position: Program Officer

Reports to: The National Coordinator

Location: Kenya

Purpose of the Job: Coordinates organization’s programs and generate information for advocacy purposes. S/he will work very closely with the national coordinator in generating all such information that is required in publicizing the organization and/or marketing the organization’s philosophy and mission.

Scope of the Job:
  • Generate reports and any other information necessary for advocacy
  • Gather data and information regarding progress of member organizations and periodically document the CBHF best practices both at member, national, and international level
  • Spearhead the introduction of new interventions/programs in key fields e.g. Chronic Diseases including HIV/Aids
  • Coordinate and follow up backstopping support from KCBHFA to member organizations and interested stakeholders
  • Organize and conduct training needs assessment, organize trainings and induct new/ old members accordingly
  • Work with the N/C in organizing national conferences and other events
  • Participate in the short- and long term strategic and operational planning and budgeting processes and generate quarterly and monthly work plans
  • 90% of the time in the field and 10% in the office
  • Does any other duties as may be assigned by the N/C from time to time
Managerial Skills:Planning, Development & Implementation skills, Training and Development, Supervision & Mentoring, Liaison and Networking, Social and Market Project Management, should be target/objective oriented, analytical, and possess field and operations management skills.

Functional Skills: Focus Groups, Meeting and Consulting, Documentation, Reporting and Dissemination, Client Relationship Management, Health Research, Critical Thinking, Household Survey

Qualifications and Skills:
  • At least a degree in a relevant field in health sector and/or at least five years experience in Community Based Health Financing Mechanisms (CBHF) and/or Micro-health Insurance (MHIs)
  • Proven experience in CBHF or MHIs and or basic knowledge in community development as an added advantage
  • Experience in planning and facilitating trainings
  • Research, Report and proposal writing skills
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts into simple language for non-technical persons
  • Ability to use Microsoft programs effectively i.e. Access, Excel, PP
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and supervisory skills
  • Ability to travel up to 90% of time for data collection
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili other languages is an added advantage
  • Should have a valid driving license and at least two years experience in driving as an added advantage
  • Age limit: 27 – 45 Years
KCBHFA is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualified female candidates are invited to apply.

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their detailed CV with daytime contacts and copies of academic and professional certificates to the undersigned so as to reach on or before 25th April 2012.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The National Coordinator
Kenya Community Based Health Financing Association (KCBHFA)
P.O. Box 73883-00200 Nairobi

Or send directly to the following e-mail address: info@kcbhfa.org

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