Friday, February 10, 2012

Kenya Red Cross Society jobs Nairobi

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organisations in Kenya.

Its vision is to be the most effective, most trusted and self-sustaining humanitarian organisation in Kenya.

The Society is looking for qualified persons to fill the following positions:

Position Title: HIV / AIDS Programme Manager

Reporting to: Head of Health and Social Services

Job Location: Headquarters

Overall Purpose

Responsible to the Head of Health Department for the effective design, development, implementation and evaluation of HIV/AIDS programme aimed at combating and reducing the prevalence and impact of HIV/AIDS on vulnerable communities.

Other responsibilities include increasing knowledge and community awareness, capacity building, providing psycho-social support and home-based care for people affected and afflicted by HIV/AIDS as well as delivering HIV/AIDS workplace training programmes.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Coordinate with Branches, Regions and other stakeholders to develop an integrated HIV/AIDS strategic plan and budget in line with the Government’s efforts towards reducing prevalence and impact in the country.
  • Coordinate baseline surveys using participatory approaches to identify the number of persons as well as orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) afflicted and affected with HIV/AIDS so as to determine their capacities, available resources, coping mechanisms and essential services required for home-based care and support.
  • Develop and disseminate advocacy and behaviour change communication materials to increase knowledge and create awareness on HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention
  • Develop and implement social support programmes to assist caregivers to provide counselling, home-based care and psychosocial support to persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) including orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) afflicted and affected with HIV/AIDS to participate in productive activities
  • Coordinate the design, development, implementation and evaluation of capacity building programmes aimed at equipping and strengthening staff, volunteers and communities with capacity to provide HIV/AIDS care and support
  • Develop and deliver HIV/AIDS workplace training programmes through sensitization of corporate clients for adoption of an appropriate HIV/AIDS workplace policy
  • Coordinate monitoring and evaluation of donor funded programmes by staff in order to evaluate progress, ensure accountability, determine impact and report on significant achievements to ensure organisational learning
  • Prepare concept papers, periodic progress reports and annual reports showing achievements against planned targets as well as providing justification for performance variances and areas of improvement
Minimum Qualifications
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification such as Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) or equivalent qualifications such as epidemiology, nursing & social work
  • Over five (5) years experience in planning, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS health programmes
Key Competencies
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS health care, humanitarian relief issues, trends and goals aimed at preventing and alleviating human suffering
  • Strong communication and presentation skills in both English and Kiswahili, including ability to develop reports and prepare relevant publications
  • Demonstrated competence in resource mobilisation including implementation of effective fundraising strategies to increase resource through grant proposals
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, data-base, email and utilization of the internet
Position Title: Regional Blood Donor Recruiter

2 Positions

Reporting to: Regional Health Officer

Job location: Mombasa and Kisumu

Overall Purpose

Responsible to the Regional Health Officer for effective planning, budgeting, implementing and evaluating blood donor programme within the Region aimed at collection of adequate and safe blood for transfusion purposes.

Specific responsibilities include building community partnerships, identification and mobilisation of potential blood donors in organized institutions such as learning institutions, workplaces, FBOs, NGOs and Community at large as well as building the capacity of community leaders to spearhead the mobilization of Voluntary Non Remunerated blood donors.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Mobilize schools, colleges, institutions, organizations and communities to solicit blood donations from individuals, students, employees and community groups
  • Contact and visit prospective or participating donor groups to explain requirements and benefits of participation in blood donor programmes
  • Maintain and update records of individuals, groups, institutions and organizations participating in blood donor programme
  • Arrange specific dates for blood donor collections for groups and confirm appointment in writing
  • Consult blood bank records to answer questions, monitor activity or resolve problems of blood donor groups
  • Identify donors with rare-type blood from blood bank records and contact donors to solicit and arrange blood donation
  • Prepare reports of blood donor programmes and recruitment activities
Minimum Qualifications
  • BSc in Nursing, Public Health or equivalent qualifications
  • Over three (3) years experience in planning, implementing and evaluating blood donor/blood safety programmes in emergency/relief context and developmental context.
Key Competencies
  • Knowledge of blood donor and blood safety programmes trends and goals at all levels aimed at safe blood
  • Strong communication and presentation skills in both English and Kiswahili, including ability to develop reports and prepare relevant publications
  • Demonstrated competence in resource mobilisation including implementation of effective fundraising strategies to increase resource through grant proposals
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, data-base, email and utilization of the internet
Position Title: Water & Sanitation Project Officer (Hardware)

Reporting to: Branch Cordinator

Job Location: Damajaley (North Eastern)

Overall Purpose

The successful candidate will be responsible and accountable to the Branch Coordinator for effective planning, budgeting, and implementing community-based safe and affordable water and sanitation (Watsan) projects.

Other duties include, strengthening the community’s capacity to adopt water, sanitation and hygiene practices as well as taking ownership, operating, maintaining and managing in a sustainable manner the installed infrastructural facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the planning, implementation and reporting of Watsan projects assigned and specifically coordinate Watsan hardware components of these projects with other team members.
  • Identify specifications for the procurement of water and sanitation equipment, machinery and related hardware according to identified and prioritized needs.
  • Prepare BOQs (Bills of Quantities) and designs for identified water and sanitation infrastructure.
  • Spearhead the construction of new water supply systems (bore-holes, wells, springs, water pans and sand dams) and sanitation facilities (public toilets and washing areas)
  • Identify and map existing non-functional water systems for rehabilitation or new sites for construction of sanitation facilities and in line with defined priorities, organise and implement repair works to water supply and sanitation systems.
  • Initiate community consultation and sensitisation campaigns on implementation of new water and sanitation systems; as well mobilise volunteers to participate in Watsan projects.
  • Prepare project work-plans and budgets and also implement community-based safe and affordable Watsan capacity building programmes aimed at strengthening the community to not only adopt water, sanitation and hygiene practices but also take ownership, operate, maintain and manage in a sustainable manner the installed infrastructure facilities.
  • Participate in the implementation and evaluation of capacity building programmes aimed at equipping and strengthening staff and volunteers with capacity to provide community-based training on water, sanitation and hygiene.
  • Conduct baseline surveys to establish perceptions and areas with needs for new water and sanitation systems and also conduct community consultations and sensitisation campaigns.
  • Implement strategies for strengthening collaborative partnerships with stakeholders, donors, Government agencies, the private sector and other players.
  • Conduct training of volunteers and communities for sustainable Watsan interventions.
  • Prepare periodic progress reports and annual reports showing achievements against planned targets as well as providing justification for performance variances and areas of improvement.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Diploma in Water Engineering or equivalent qualifications. A BSc in Civil Engineering will be an added advantage.
  • Two (2) years experience in planning, implementing and evaluating water, sanitation and hygiene programmes in emergency and relief context.
Key Competencies
  • Knowledge of water and sanitation, humanitarian relief issues, trends and goals aimed at preventing and alleviating human suffering
  • Strong communication and presentation skills in both English and Kiswahili, including ability to develop reports and prepare relevant publications
  • Demonstrated competence in resource mobilisation including implementation of effective fundraising strategies to increase resource through grant proposals
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, data-base, email and utilization of the internet
Position Title: Agriculture Extension Officer

Reporting to: Branch Coordinator

Job location: Damajaley (North Eastern)

Overall Purpose

Responsible to the Branch Coordinator for effective planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring integrated and sustainable agricultural livelihoods and livelihood options within the implemented project.

Other responsibilities include farm management function for branch and community supported project in agriculture that includes capacity building of communities and developing marketing strategies for small holder farm products as an income generating activity (IGA) for the branch and the communities supported by the projects.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • In coordination with the Branch Coordinator, oversee overall farm management of supported projects for both IGA for the Branch and the communities.
  • Identification of crop suitability and other required farm inputs for different sites in collaboration with agricultural officers from the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Coordinate the establishment and strengthening of community self-help groups for agricultural livelihood projects.
  • Carrying out Monitoring and Evaluation activities, and proposing revisions required during the course of implementation of the work plan.
  • Assisting the Branch Coordinator in preparing work plans and budgets for submission to the Regional office and Headquarters for compilation.
  • Participate in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of community training curriculum and capacity building programmes aimed at equipping and strengthening communities with capacity to implement agricultural livelihood projects.
  • Training targeted beneficiaries of the project on all aspects of agricultural production.
  • Develop strategies for strengthening collaborative partnerships and networks with stakeholders, and other players on the ground to ensure implementation of programmes that enhance effectiveness.
  • Carrying out trials on improvement of the establishment of agricultural modern farming technologies that are adaptive to climate change (greenhouse farming, multi-storey gardening among others).
  • Ensure proper accounts in accordance to the KRCS regulations and donor requirements.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Diploma in agricultural extension, farm management, horticulture or equivalent qualifications.
  • At least three years experience in planning, implementing and evaluating agricultural extension works or community projects.
Key Competencies
  • Knowledge of integrated community-based food security programmes, trends and goals all levels aimed at preventing and alleviating suffering
  • Strong communication and presentation skills in both English and Kiswahili, including ability to develop reports and prepare relevant publications
  • Demonstrated competence in resource mobilisation including implementation of effective fundraising strategies to increase resource through grant proposals
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, data-base, email and utilization of the internet
Applications must contain: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates, address and contacts of two referees.

All applications should be sent to:

The Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society,
P. O. Box 40712-00100
Nairobi

So as to reach him not later than Friday, 24th February 2012.

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