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Program Officers – Every Child Thrives (ECT) and COVID-19 extension and VAS programs Job at Helen Keller - Career Opportunity in Kenya
Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 01 February 2021
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 21-01-2021
Job Status
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 21-01-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 21-01-2065
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Program Officers – Every Child Thrives (ECT) and COVID-19 extension and VAS programs

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]

Jobs at:

Helen Keller

Deadline of this Job:
01 February 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The name Helen Keller is known around the world as a symbol of courage in the face of overwhelming odds, yet she was much more than a symbol. She was a woman of luminous intelligence, high ambition and great accomplishment who devoted her life to helping others. Helen Keller, our co-founder, envisioned a world without barriers to human potential. Guided by her fierce optimism, we have been working on the front lines of health and well-being for more than 100 years. Working in 19 countries across Africa and Asia-as well as in the United States-we are dedicated to eliminating preventable vision loss, malnutrition, and diseases of poverty. .

Objective of the Project Officer Position:
1. Ensure quality implementation of the project
2. Monitor Project Progress and document the achievements
3. Strengthen Coordination with project stakeholders
4. Facilitate timely provision of project supplies and commodities.

Specific Objectives
• Ensure quality implementation of the project
o Develop monthly activity workplan and track the progress regularly
o Ensure activities are implemented within the approved budget
o Develop quality monthly, quarterly and annual project performance reports to share with donors and relevant stakeholders
o Ensure integration of project plans in the County health and nutrition annual work plan (AWPs) by actively participating in County planning and coordination meetings.
• Monitor Project Progress, and Document the achievements
o Track project performance and document achievements
o Document human interest stories, lessons learnt and best practices from the project implementation for learning and duplicating in other project areas
o Conduct day to day monitoring of the project and provide feedback to improve project performance
o Plan and implement project data reviews, document findings and recommendations and work with counties to implement the actions agreed.
• Organize project coordination forums with external and internal stakeholders**
o Represent Helen Keller Intl in county coordination forums
o Organize county project inception meetings, project planning, project closure meetings and other relevant forums that facilitate project implementation and feedback sharing.
o Ensure effective communication and networking is developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration with the CHMTs and other partners within implementing counties**
o Act as the focal communication point for the project in the counties assigned.**
o Facilitate timely provision of project supplies and commodities
o Through respect of Helen Keller procurement processes and procedures, make timely request for supplies and commodities as detailed in the project procurement plan.
o Manage activity budget to ensure all expenses are within the approved limits and meet HKI standards regarding financial management, accountability, and good governance

• Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, public health or equivalent
• At least five years’ experience in humanitarian programs
• Excellent written and spoken English and Swahili.
• Good knowledge of vitamin A supplementation and deworming programs policies and strategies in Kenya.

• Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation and operational research.
• Demonstrated experience working with health care workers and community health volunteers.
• Demonstrated experience in coordination and management of nutrition and health projects
• Ability to analyze data and produce quality reports
• Demonstrated experience in preparation of donors’ proposals, budgets, and reports
• Able to priorities clearly, oversee multiple tasks, set clear objectives for staff
• Knowledge of computer applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Outlook;
• Commitment to accountability principals and knowledgeable of quality assurance.
• Knowledge of computer applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Outlook.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.
• Creative, open-minded, flexible, and self-learner.
• Team Player with good interpersonal skills

Job Education Experience: Not Specified

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
Interested candidates to send their cover letter and a curriculum vitae to The deadline of application is 1st February 2021.
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individual with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need to request an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact us at the email above.

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