Monday, 1 July 2013

Marie Stopes Kenya Projects Officer Job Vacancy in Kilifi (KShs 55K - 70K)

Role: Projects Officer
 
Reports To: Regional Manager – Coast Region
 
Liaises With: All Marie Stopes Kenya Coast Region Departments
 
Duty Station: Kilifi County – Coast Region, with constant travel to the field sites.
 
Salary: 55,000 to 70,000 Gross Pay

Purpose of the role
 
The Project Officer will oversee project implementation activities within two MSK, Kilifi based, and projects and ensure that the overall project objectives are met and set targets realized. 
He/she will be responsible for overall grants monitoring and compliance, ensure regular reporting to MSK and donors is carried out in a timely and qualitative fashion; work with a team of three staff responsible for community led initiatives and service delivery through social franchising, and ensuring adherence to internal and donors’ procedures and guidelines.  
 
Essential Duties
  • Lead the development and implementation of quarterly work plans and spend plans to ensure smooth operation of all project activities.
  • Lead the preparation of all donor reports, including interim and annual, consistent with donor regulations and protocols.
  • Lead the preparation and management of project budgets.
  • Coordinate project implementation, including capacity building initiatives, service delivery, partnership management, demand generation, monitoring and evaluation and private sector engagement.
  • Prepare and coordinate procurement requests for goods and services for the projects.
  • Develop relationships with all critical stakeholders; share relevant information as required, build synergies between activities, partners and different components of the project.
  • Coordinate information sharing across MSK departments and service delivery channels, including outreach, clinics and social franchising.
  • Oversee community mobilization and community led initiatives for the projects and work with the staff members who oversee engagement with community health workers and youth peer educators.
  • Assist in all research and monitoring and evaluation activities for the project, including a baseline survey, operational research, best practices, data collection and coordination and on-going monitoring of project performance.
Key Knowledge, Experience and Competencies
  • Two years NGO experience; experience in SRH would be an added advantage
  • Bachelor’s degree in community development, sociology or health
  • Project management or project coordination experience
  • Excellent time management and task prioritization skills
  • Proven track record of working with communities and understanding the GoK community  strategy
  • Extensive knowledge of ministry of health core functions and systems
  • Ability to work individually and within a team environment
  • Computer software literate
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Experience working at the Coast is a must, familiarity with Kilifi County an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity, assertiveness and negotiating skills.
Applications quoting the position title, cover letter and detailed CVs with contact details of 3 referees including their email addresses (2 of which should be immediate or former supervisors) should be submitted to:
 
People and Development Dept
Marie Stopes Kenya
pd@mariestopes.or.ke

On or before 5th July 2013
 
NB: Please clearly indicate on the subject as ‘PROJECT OFFICER – KILIFI’

Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity Employer

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