The goal of St. John’s Community Centre (SJCC) is to empower communities by effectively addressing root causes of poverty and injustices for the attainment of sustainable livelihoods. SJCC is working in partnership with Global Communities with the goal to improve the quality of life of 51000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their 17000 families by providing greater access to and uptake of quality health and social services in Nakuru, Muranga, Kajiado, Makueni, Machakos, and Kitui Counties.
SJCC is seeking two coordinators for the USAID 4BETTERHEALTH Program - OVC activities in Kenya.
Location: Machakos and Nakuru Kenya
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)
The Program Coordinators will pprovide field level coordination and technical support, in three counties each, in the implementation of the USAID 4BETTERHEALTH Project, by working closely with Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) for optimal care and support to OVC and their households informed by the PEPFAR guidance and Case Management protocols. Will ensure that client level results are achieved effectively and documented in line with donor regulations (USAID) and SJCC policies. The PC’s will also development, dissemination and monitor the implementation of SOP’s and Scope of Work for the LIP’s. In liaison with the capacity building & system strengthening team they will support the continuous assessment of LIP capacity gaps and ensure capacity building activities are conducted in accordance with the action plans. Provide leadership to ensure the approach of Co planning, Co-resourcing, Co-implementation and co-monitoring with public and private stakeholders and actors, is entrenched in the program implementation system. Will also review LIP reports and give feedback on performance for purposes of improvement and learning.
Qualifications and Experience
The Program Coordinators should have the following professional skills and qualifications:
• A Degree in Social Sciences, Public Health Services, Development studies, or related field;
• A minimum of five years’ experience in OVC programming in a similar position;
• Comprehensive understanding of OVC programing frameworks and USAID and Government of Kenya policies, strategies and guidelines.
• Proven OVC expertise with broad knowledge of OVC reporting tools and reporting
• Knowledge and experience of working with County government structures
The Coordinator should have the following personal skills and qualifications:
• Ethical conduct according to recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics.
• Strong analytical skills;
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills: ability to effectively liaise with a variety of stake holders in a multi-cultural environment;
• Highly flexible work attitude; able to provide leadership in a team environment and solve problems with minimum guidance.
• Proven skills in mentorship, training, development of training materials, and capacity building of Implementing organizations
• Self-starter and self-motivated, hardworking, creative, passionate for quality of work
• Resourceful, innovative, results-oriented.
• Willing to travel to program sites throughout the area served to support the program.
To Apply: Send email with the following documents attached to: Sarah Karanja, [email protected]
1. Cover letter that explains why you think you are well-qualified for the job
2. Resume or CV showing the necessary qualifications, skills, and expertise
3. Three professional references (including email and phone numbers) for current/past work
Note: It is important for candidates to follow these instructions to be considered for the position!
Applications must be received in the mail by 5pm on Tuesday 31th May 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NB: Canvassing will lead to disqualification.