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KENYATTA UNIVERSITY 

 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Kenyatta University Model School (KUMS) is set to open its doors in January 2024 to Play Group, Pre-primary and Primary School Learners. The Model School is located along the Thika Super Highway, close to Ruiru Town and will be offering Competency Based Curriculum (CBC). KUMS seeks to recruit competent and dedicated applicants to fill up the following positions:

1. HEAD TEACHER
The Head Teacher is the lead educator and the accounting officer in the school. He/she is responsible for the provision of leadership in implementation of the curriculum, educational policies and programs. He/she also leads in the development and implementation of the school’s strategy, work plans, budgets, and supervises the operations of the school.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT;
To qualify for appointment to the Position of Head Teacher, a teacher must: -

i. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum mean Grade C (Plain) or equivalent qualification
ii. Primary Teacher Education Certificate (PTE) or its approved equivalent.
iii. Possession of a Bachelor of Education degree in or its equivalent;
iv. Have minimum teaching experience of five (5) years, three (3) of which s/he should have served at least as a Deputy Head Teacher in a fully-fledged primary school
v. Must be registered with Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and have a valid teaching certificate have satisfactory rating in the performance appraisal process;
vi. Must be conversant with the current trends in education and curriculum design.
vii. Demonstrate ability to use ICT within the CBC framework
viii. have demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and provide professional support to other teachers;
ix. Having undertaken the relevant TPD modules will be an added advantage
x. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

2. DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER
The Deputy Head Teacher will report to the Head Teacher. He/she will be required to have knowledge on the development and implementation of the curriculum, education policies and programmes.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT;
To qualify for appointment to the grade of Deputy Head Teacher, a teacher must: -

i. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum mean Grade C (Plain) or
equivalent qualification
ii. Primary Teacher Education Certificate (PTE) or its approved equivalent.

 

iii. At least three (3) years teaching experience as a Senior Primary School Teacher or Deputy Head Teacher in a reputable school.
iv. Must be registered with Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and have a valid teaching certificate;
v. Must be conversant with the current trends in education and curriculum design.
vi. Demonstrate ability to use ICT within the CBC framework
vii. have demonstrated ability to supervise, mentor and provide professional support to other teachers;
viii. Having undertaken the relevant TPD modules will be an added advantage
ix. meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

3. PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
Key Qualifications & Experience:

i. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum mean Grade C (Plain) or its equivalent qualification.
ii. Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) or its approved equivalent from a recognized institution.
iii. Must be registered with Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and have a valid teaching certificate
iv. At least three (3) years’ experience in an ECDE Centre or comparable organization.
v. Demonstrate ability to use ICT within the CBC framework
vi. At least one specialty in co-curricular activities will be an added advantage.
vii. Must be conversant with the current trends in education and curriculum design.
viii. Possess excellent communication and facilitation skills.

4. PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
Key Qualifications & Experience:

i. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum mean Grade C (Plain) or equivalent qualification
ii. Primary Teacher Education Certificate (PTE) or its approved equivalent.
iii. Must be registered with Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and have a valid teaching certificate.
iv. At least three (3) years working experience as a Primary School Teacher in a reputable school.
v. Demonstrate ability to use ICT within the CBC framework
vi. Must be conversant with the current trends in education and curriculum design.
vii. Possess excellent communication and facilitation Skills
viii. Applicants with any of the following will have an added advantage:

a) Training in Special Needs Education

b) Competency in at least one foreign language
c) At least one specialty in co-curricular activities

TERMS OF SERVICE:

The Terms of Service for these positions is Two (2) year Performance Based renewable contract. The applicants should provide full details of Academic and Professional qualifications, work experience, names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of
specialization, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address. Academic and Professional certificates should be attached.

Applicants should write directly to the email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be received not later than, 5.00 PM, December 18, 2023

For further details on these positions, kindly visit careers section on our website: www.ku.ac.ke Kenyatta University Model School is an Equal Opportunity

Employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



KENYATTA UNIVERSITY 

OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR (ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE)

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel/Ext: 3053

 

INTERNAL MEMO

P. O. Box 43844
Nairobi, Kenya
Phone 870901/12
Telex: 25483 Fax: 810759


Date: December 6, 2023

INTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT

Kenyatta University Model School (KUMS) is set to open its doors in January 2024 to Play Group, Pre-primary and Primary School Learners. The Model School is located along the Thika Super Highway, close to Ruiru Town and will be offering Competency Based Curriculum (CBC). KUMS seeks to recruit competent and dedicated applicants to fill up the following positions:
1. ACCOUNTS CLERK
Key Qualifications & Experience:
i. Certified Public Accountants Part I or equivalent.
ii. KCSE mean grade D (Plus) or equivalent and above.
iii. Proficient in Accounting computer packages.
iv. At least three(3) years relevant hands on experience in a busy environment

2. DRIVER
Key Qualifications & Experience:
i. Valid Driving License class BCE.
ii. KCSE mean grade D (Plus) or equivalent and above.
iii. Certificate in First Aid Training will be an added advantage
iv. G.T.T. grade III Motor Vehicle Mechanics will be an added advantage
v. At least three(3) years relevant hands on experience in a busy environment

3. SECURITY OFFICER
Key Qualifications & Experience:
i. KCSE Grade D (Plain ) or equivalent
ii. At least three (3) years relevant hands on experience in Disciplined Forces or Security firm.

4. HEAD COOK
Key Qualifications & Experience:
i. KCSE Grade D (Plain ) or equivalent
ii. Certificate in Food & Beverage Production or related field from a recognized institution
iii. At least five(5) years relevant hands on experience in a busy Catering establishment
iv. Food Handlers Medical Certificate that is not more than six months old.

v. Good communication and interpersonal skills.
vi. Excellent Supervisory and problem solving skills.

5. COOK
Key Qualifications & Experience:
i. KCSE Grade D (Plain ) or equivalent
ii. Certificate in Food & Beverage Production or related field from a recognized institution
iii. At least three (3) years relevant hands on experience in a busy catering establishment
iv. Food Handlers Medical Certificate that is no more than six month old.

6. WAITER/KITCHEN ASSISTANT
Key Qualifications & Experience:
i. KCSE Grade D (Plain ) or equivalent
ii. Certificate in Food Production & Service or related field from a recognized institution
iii. At least three(3) years relevant hands on experience in a busy catering establishment
iv. Food Handlers Medical Certificate that is no more than six month old.

7. CAREGIVER
Key Qualifications & Experience:
i. KCSE Grade D (Plain ) or equivalent
ii. Certificate in Early Childhood Education or related field from a registered and recognized
institution
iii. Training in First Aid will be an added advantage
iv. At least two (2) years working experience in a daycare or similar organization

8. CLEANER /MESSENGER
Key Qualifications & Experience:
i. KCSE Grade D (Plain ) or equivalent
ii. Certificate in Customer Service, House Keeping or related area from a recognized
institution.
iii. At least five (5) years cleaning experience in a busy organization

TERMS OF SERVICE:

The Terms of Service for these positions is Two (2) year Performance Based renewable contract.
The applicants should provide full details of Academic and Professional qualifications, work experience, names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.

Academic and Professional certificates should be attached.


Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration & Finance)

Kenyatta University
P. O. BOX 43844 – 00100
NAIROBI
to be received not later than December 15, 2023

 

Kenyatta University Model School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


 

 

 

 

USAID                                                                                                                       

USAID Health Equity and Resource Optimization (USAID HERO)  

TITLE: Capacity Strengthening specialist, USAID HERO

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program Implementation

LOCATION: Nairobi/one of the Regional Offices of  operation(Nairobi, Mombasa or Eldoret), with frequent travel to the 14  counties

Reports:  Deputy Chief of Party

Direct Reports:  None

Matrix working relationship: Leads_ Social Protection, strategic purchasing, Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM), Budget/PFM, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) and Communication Officer.

 

 

CONTRACT LENGTH:

Fixed Term   

About Kenyatta University: USAID Health Equity and Resource Optimization (USAID HERO) is a three-year Project (March 2023-March 2026), implemented by Kenyatta University (KU) and her partners. USAID HERO works to improve evidence generation, health financing and social protection systems for better health outcomes. The project is being implemented in 14 counties: Kwale, Kilifi, Taita-Taveta, Kajiado, Embu, Meru, Nyandarua, Narok, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Turkana and Samburu. The project is aligned with the government's priority of Universal Health Care (UHC). The project will work with national and county governments and other key stakeholders in health to achieve its mandate. The overarching goal of the USAID HERO mechanism is to improve equity, quality, and resource optimization through a strong, well-functioning health system that achieves better health outcomes for Kenyans. To achieve this goal, the Mechanism will focus on the following three sub-purpose (SP) areas: a) Improved Domestic resource mobilization (DRM) for Sustainable Financing of Essential Health Services; b)  Improved Financial Protection and Social Inclusion Systems for Health; and c)    Improved Availability and Use of Quality Evidence to Inform Policy, Planning, and Implementation of Health Services

 

It is with this background that Kenyatta University led Consortium seeks to recruit an experienced Capacity specialist. The Specialist will work in close collaboration and direction of the deputy chief of party (DCOP) and the technical specialist for the sub-purposes and cross cutting themes. The capacity specialist will bring a wide range of experience in capacity strengthening for public sector organisations, local civil society organisation(CSO), well versed with USAID localisation approach and with wide experience designing/adapting training materials and mentorship/coaching programmes.

 

ROLE PURPOSE: The Capacity specialist working with sub-purpose leads and crosscutting experts will provide technical leadership in the design and implementation of capacity strengthening g plan for the programme. Specifically S/he will lead the identification and on boarding of local CSOs to the project in partnership with DCOP and Finance and Administration Manager, will be responsible to monitor and ensure training, mentorship and coaching within USAID HERO programme meets the standards for the industry and USAID. Working with the sub-purpose team leads, lead the adaptation of the USAID Organisational Capacity Assessment (OCA) and other existing tools for use in capacity assessment, development of capacity strengthening  plans(CSPs) and track implementation of the CSP along the three project  objective areas for  counties and partners.  In Partnership with MERL advisor facilitate regular pause and reflects sessions for learning with project stakeholders that includes the 14 counties (MOH), national MOH and social services departments. USAID HERO aims to build capacity of county governments in health financing and social protection. It intends to place Postgraduate fellows in health economics from Kenyatta University that will work alongside County planning and fiscal planners in generating evidence for decision-making. The Capacity-strengthening advisor will co-create and implement this programme with Kenyatta University and county governments ensuring clear selection, placement and tracking follow-up with sub-purpose leads. The Capacity specialist will lead work plan and reporting components on capacity strengthening, lead dissemination and representation on localisation with the donor and other stakeholders and document best practices in capacity strengthening among other roles.  

QUALIFICATIONS 

·        At least a Master’s degree in organisation capacity development (OD), Public policy, Education, health systems strengthening , public health, social sciences, international development, or a related field;

·       At least 7 years of experience leading, managing and implementing capacity strengthen work. 

·       Experience working with local CSOs on capacity strengthening- identification and follow-up of actions for USAID local partners.

·       Familiarity and experience with USAID  localisation approaches

·       At least 8-10 of professional experience working in Kenya, especially with the Ministry of Health and county governments.

·       Thorough understanding of Devolve governance and mandates of levels of government.

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

·       Demonstrates strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

·       Proven ability to work and collaborate with leadership of local CSOs and partners with different culture, background and capabilities

·      Working knowledge of virtual communication platforms: Microsoft Teams, Google Meets, Zoom; Microsoft software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

·     Excellent English language skills, both written and spoken with strong presentation skills. Ability to prepare and disseminate project findings, success stories and other documents effectively.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

 

TITLE: Social Protection Lead, USAID HERO

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program Implementation

LOCATION: Nairobi/one of the Regional Offices of  operation(Nairobi, Mombasa or Eldoret), with frequent travel to the 14  counties

Reports:  Deputy Chief of Party

Direct Reports:  None

Matrix working relationship: Leads_ Strategic purchasing, Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM), Budget/PFM, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI), Capacity Building Specialist, Communication Officer.

 

 

CONTRACT LENGTH:

Fixed Term   

About Kenyatta University: USAID Health Equity and Resource Optimization (USAID HERO) is a three-year Project (March 2023-March 2026), implemented by Kenyatta University (KU) and her partners. USAID HERO works to improve evidence generation, health financing and social protection systems for better health outcomes. The project is being implemented in 14 counties: Kwale, Kilifi, Taita-Taveta, Kajiado, Embu, Meru, Nyandarua, Narok, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Turkana and Samburu. The project is aligned with the government's priority of Universal Health Care (UHC). The project will work with national and county governments and other key stakeholders in health to achieve its mandate. The overarching goal of the USAID HERO mechanism is to improve equity, quality, and resource optimization through a strong, well-functioning health system that achieves better health outcomes for Kenyans. To achieve this goal, the Mechanism will focus on the following three sub-purpose (SP) areas: a) Improved Domestic resource mobilization (DRM) for Sustainable Financing of Essential Health Services; b)  Improved Financial Protection and Social Inclusion Systems for Health; and c)    Improved Availability and Use of Quality Evidence to Inform Policy, Planning, and Implementation of Health Services

 

It is with this background that Kenyatta University led Consortium seeks to recruit an experienced Social protection lead. The Lead will work in close collaboration and direction of the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and the technical specialist for the sub-purposes and cross cutting themes.

ROLE PURPOSE:  The Social Protection Lead will provide technical leadership in the development and delivery of our work on inclusive social protection, including social security. The Social Protection Lead will help in developing and implementing social protection programs and strategies to address the needs of vulnerable populations. This role will require working closely with national government agencies especially the social protection secretariat, county governments, and other stakeholders to ensure that social protection initiatives are designed and implemented effectively. This roles requires collaboration and partnership with other technical leads on the project to ensure social protection activities are well aligned and integrated in USAID HERO program.

 

Key Areas of Accountability

·       Lead and participate in the technical implementation of project activities under the social protection component and related assignments. This will include timely and high-quality delivery of inputs, and contributions to project outputs (e.g. production of reports, policy advocacy, training materials, etc.).

·       Led the design and manage the social protection programs: This involves conducting research, needs assessments, and data analysis to identify target populations and develop appropriate program interventions.

·       The Social Protection Lead in liaison with the M&E lead will develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks to assess the impact and effectiveness of social protection programs. This involves setting performance indicators, collecting and analyzing data, and reporting on program outcomes.

·       The Social Protection Lead will collaborate with policymakers to influence social protection policy development and ensure social protection strategies align with national and USAID HERO focus counties development goals.

·       The Social Protection Lead will provide technical guidance and support to government agencies, and other partners, help to build their capacity to deliver and manage social protection programs effectively. This will includes Technical assistance (TA) and accompaniment components that may include; training/mentorship, facilitating workshops, and best practices sessions.

·       The Social Protection Lead will collaborate with stakeholders from various sectors, including government ministries, civil society organizations, and international agencies. Facilitate coordination and partnerships to leverage resources, share expertise, and ensure a coordinated and comprehensive approach to social protection.

·       The Social Protection Lead will be up to date on emerging trends and research in social protection and identify opportunities for innovation and improvement in program design and delivery. The lead will contribute to knowledge sharing and organizational learning through research, publications, and participation in conferences and forums.

·       Build the reputation of USAID HERO and Kenyatta University as a thought leader on social protection by undertaking research and publishing papers that provide innovative, cutting-edge insights.

·       Build relations with a wide range of stakeholders (i.e. National and County Governments, Social Protection Secretariat, USAID, bilateral development agencies, consultancy firms, etc.) to strengthen USAID HERO’s reputation while influencing social protection policy thinking. This will include representing USAID HERO in different fora, such as sector working groups and conferences among others.

·       Define key information needs for the project and work closely with the MEL Advisor for tracking, collection and dissemination to strengthen social protection schemes

·       Identify opportunities for USAID HERO to undertake assignments on social protection and other related areas of interest.

·       Actively participate in USAID HERO’s Social Protection technical activities, supporting planning while managing and mentoring staff with the aim of building a cadre of highly competent and trusted social protection specialists.

·       Support the DCOP and COP in developing annual work plans, budgets, reports, success stories, and other deliverables

·       Manage and coordinate relevant partners in compliance with USAID requirements.

·       Contribute to and provide high quality website content on social protection, to further enhance the website so that it can strengthen its influence on national and international thinking

·       Continually build self-knowledge and awareness of current trends in social protection across the focus counties and the national level.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

·       At least a Master’s degree in a subject related to social protection, international development, social policy, or economics.

·       Demonstrated experience supporting the Ministry of Health and county governments in strengthening the health system OR experience supporting social protection initiatives in Kenya and/or East Africa preferred.

·       At least 5-7 years public sector experience and working with county governments

·       At least five years managing complex projects in the areas of HSS social protection experience is a plus.

·       Previous programmatic work experience with USAID-funded, or other large institutional donor preferred.

·       Demonstrated technical understanding of Kenya’s social protection system.

·       Demonstrated success in building, managing, and maintaining effective working relations with key country and county stakeholders.

·       Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of local partners and stakeholders.

·        

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

·       Exceptional communications and presentation skills (oral and written).

·       Demonstrated team player with effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills.

·       Ability to resolve sensitive and complicated work issues with senior high-level county counterparts, donor representatives and senior-level staff.

·     Working knowledge of virtual communication platforms: Microsoft Teams, Google Meets, Zoom; Microsoft software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

·     Excellent English language skills, both written and spoken with strong presentation skills. Ability to prepare and disseminate project findings, success stories and other documents effectively.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

TITLE: Strategic Purchasing Lead, USAID HERO

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program Implementation

LOCATION: Nairobi/one of the Regional Offices of  operation(Nairobi, Mombasa or Eldoret), with frequent travel to the 14  counties

Reports:  Deputy Chief of Party

Direct Reports:  None

Matrix working relationship: Leads_ Social Protection, Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM), Budget/PFM, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI), Capacity Strengthening Specialist, Social Protection Lead, and Communication and information Officer.

 

 

CONTRACT LENGTH:

Fixed Term   

About Kenyatta University: USAID Health Equity and Resource Optimization (USAID HERO) is a three-year Project (March 2023-March 2026), implemented by Kenyatta University (KU) and her partners. USAID HERO works to improve evidence generation, health financing and social protection systems for better health outcomes. The project is being implemented in 14 counties: Kwale, Kilifi, Taita-Taveta, Kajiado, Embu, Meru, Nyandarua, Narok, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Turkana and Samburu. The project is aligned with the government's priority of Universal Health Care (UHC). The project will work with national and county governments and other key stakeholders in health to achieve its mandate. The overarching goal of the USAID HERO mechanism is to improve equity, quality, and resource optimization through a strong, well-functioning health system that achieves better health outcomes for Kenyans. To achieve this goal, the Mechanism will focus on the following three sub-purpose (SP) areas: a) Improved Domestic resource mobilization (DRM) for Sustainable Financing of Essential Health Services; b)  Improved Financial Protection and Social Inclusion Systems for Health; and c)    Improved Availability and Use of Quality Evidence to Inform Policy, Planning, and Implementation of Health Services

 

It is with this background that Kenyatta University led Consortium seeks to recruit an experienced Social Protection Lead. The Lead will work in close collaboration and direction of the deputy chief of party (DCOP) and the technical specialist for the sub-purposes and cross cutting themes.

ROLE PURPOSE: The Strategic Purchasing lead will provide technical leadership in the development and delivery of work on strategic purchasing of health services and efficiency in provider payment mechanisms. The job holder will provide insights and guidance to the project on the planned transitioning to Social Health Insurance Agency for alignment of project intervention. The role will also liaise with other sector specialists more so Domestic Resource Mobilization(DRM) lead to ensure strategic purchasing takes into account  both public and private sector as sources of purchasing.

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

·       Provide Technical Assistance (TA)  to the National Hospital Insurance Fund(NHIF) and county governments on aggregate contracting, aligning with the Kenya Health Financing Strategy on making primary care networks(PCN) the main service delivery points.

·       Provide TA to USAID HERO focus counties on service level design to implement primary care networks;

·       Build the reputation of USAID HERO as a thought leader on strategic purchasing by undertaking research and publishing papers that provide innovative and cutting-edge insights.

·       Provide TA to the MOH/NHIF to institutionalize the Health Technology Assessment to inform evidence-based priority-setting, including for the UHC benefit package.

·       Provide TA to NHIF in the implementation of the recommendations of “The NHIF We Want” report.

·       Lead in identifying design and implementation gaps, factors influencing purchasing performance and provide policy implications of the findings and changes needed to attain the desired set of purchasing activities.

·       Assisting USAID HERO focus county governments to develop and implement county health financing policies.

·       Support county governments to establish how best to engage and pay health providers care.

·       Work with NHIF and county health sector purchasers to make more deliberate decisions about what services to cover, which providers to contract, and the payment methods and rates to use.

·       Work with key stakeholders (including MOH at national and county levels, ministries involved in social protection, COG, Kenya Medical Supplies Authority, Kenya Private Sector Alliance, development partners, and civil society) on cross sectorial efforts.

·       Provide TA to the NHIF to review and refine its empanelment tools for improved effectiveness and efficiency.

·       Examine interventions to increase NHIF’s value proposition to support member retention, particularly for members with little (or no) healthcare utilization and who may have limited access to services.

·       Work with the NHIF to ensure provider payment rates are based on actuarial and costing evidence and structured to account for the different cost structures across public and private healthcare facilities

·       Engage providers in determining provider payment rates, and subsequently publicly availing information on how the rates are developed, making updated capitation lists available to healthcare facilities and to the public.

·       Work with NHIF to develop a mechanism for rewarding quality, so that provider payment rates are adjusted for quality of care (i.e., performance-based payments).

·       Provide TA to NHIF on how to evaluate and select healthcare providers based on quality of service, cost-effectiveness, and other performance indicators.

·       Work with USAID HERO focus county to support coordinated facility certification and accreditation processes that are a prerequisite to contracting with the NHIF.

·       Provide support in development of annual work plans, budgets, reports, success stories, and other deliverables.

QUALIFICATIONS 

·       Master's degree in business administration, economics, public health or a related field.

·       Additional certifications or training in strategic procurement or supply chain management for healthcare sector/industry preferred.

·       Familiarity and experience working  and or supporting NHIF or social protection schemes

·       Demonstrated experience supporting the Ministry of Health/NHIF in strengthening the health system OR experience supporting strategic purchasing initiatives in Kenya and/or East Africa is preferred.

·       At least five years’ experience managing complex projects in the areas of HSS strategic purchasing is an added advantage

·       Previous programmatic work with USAID-funded, or other large institutional donor, activities preferred.

·       A strong understanding of the national health insurance system, regulations, and policies.

·       Knowledge of the Kenya healthcare landscape, reimbursement systems, and payment models is highly desirable.

·       Have the ability to analyze complex data, identify trends, and develop strategic plans for purchasing healthcare services and products. A strong problem-solving skills and the ability to make informed decisions based on data.

·        

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

·       Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.

·       Familiarity with procurement methods, procedures, and best practices in the purchasing of healthcare services and products. This includes knowledge of sourcing strategies, supplier selection, contract management, and performance evaluation.

·       Strong leadership skills, the ability to motivate and guide others, and effective project management capabilities are essential for success in this role.

·       Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

·       Exceptional communications and presentation skills (oral and written).

·       Demonstrated team player with effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills.

·       Ability to resolve sensitive and complicated work issues with senior high-level county counterparts, donor representatives and senior-level staff.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

TITLE: Communication  Officer, USAID HERO

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program Implementation

LOCATION: Nairobi/one of the Regional Offices of  operation(Nairobi, Mombasa or Eldoret), with frequent travel to the 14  counties

Reports:  Deputy Chief of Party

Direct Reports:  None

Matrix working relationship: DCOP, Leads_ Social Protection, Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM), Budget/PFM, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI), and Capacity Strengthening Officer.

 

 

CONTRACT LENGTH:

Fixed Term   

About Kenyatta University: USAID Health Equity and Resource Optimization (USAID HERO) is a three-year Project (March 2023-March 2026), implemented by Kenyatta University (KU) and her partners. USAID HERO works to improve evidence generation, health financing and social protection systems for better health outcomes. The project is being implemented in 14 counties: Kwale, Kilifi, Taita-Taveta, Kajiado, Embu, Meru, Nyandarua, Narok, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Turkana and Samburu. The project is aligned with the government's priority of Universal Health Care (UHC). The project will work with national and county governments and other key stakeholders in health to achieve its mandate. The overarching goal of the USAID HERO mechanism is to improve equity, quality, and resource optimization through a strong, well-functioning health system that achieves better health outcomes for Kenyans. To achieve this goal, the Mechanism will focus on the following three sub-purpose (SP) areas: a) Improved Domestic resource mobilization (DRM) for Sustainable Financing of Essential Health Services; b)  Improved Financial Protection and Social Inclusion Systems for Health; and c)    Improved Availability and Use of Quality Evidence to Inform Policy, Planning, and Implementation of Health Services

 

It is with this background that Kenyatta University led Consortium seeks to recruit an experienced Communication Officer. The Officer will work in close collaboration and direction of the deputy chief of party (DCOP) and the technical Officers for the sub-purposes and cross cutting themes. The Communication Officer will bring a wide range of experience in development and implementation of the projects communication strategy, manage media and events coordination and review all external and internal publications and reports.

 

ROLE PURPOSE: The Communication Officer will be responsible leading communication and media efforts of the program in close collaboration with the Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP). More specifically, the Communications Officer will play a key role in ensuring that there is an effective communications strategy and campaign for civic engagement and civic awareness, including in relation to reforms; will support implementation of the Program Communication Strategy; develop local media contacts; and design media-related activities to build the identity of the program in the fourteen counties. The Communications Officer will lead and advise on the production and dissemination of a broad range of communications for the USAID HERO Project. S/he will support program reporting and lead on communications to County Governments’ Media, USAID, and other institutional stakeholders. The Communications Officer will fill a critical gap in developing internal and external communications through proactive responses to information requests, refining success stories to appeal to specific audiences, and production of relevant knowledge products including a monthly newsletter. S/he will support the HERO Team in articulating programmatic impact in our communities to advance profile-raising, advocacy and learning goals. The Communications Officer will actively elevate the program’s reputation as a reference point for an informed and meaningful voice on key issues related to the program health financing activities.

QUALIFICATIONS 

·       Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in media and communications, journalism, social studies, or relevant field.

·       A minimum of 6 years of experience in coordinating and producing written and audio visual content for donor engagement, public advocacy, media, and community relations.

·       Strong written and oral communication skills in required, including supporting report writing, editing, and proofreading program documents.

·       Experience coordinating internal and external communications.

·       Excellent computer skills, including experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.

·       Experience with Adobe’s design suite a plus.

·        

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

·       Proven experience in international development communications.

·       Experience with representation and liaison with donors and peer organizations.

·       Ability to deliver high quality products with short deadlines.

·       Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.

·       Willingness to learn and collaborate with others.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

TITLE: Grants and Compliance Officer, USAID HERO

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program Implementation

LOCATION: Nairobi/one of the Regional Offices of  operation(Nairobi, Mombasa or Eldoret), with frequent travel to the 14  counties

Reports:  Finance & Administration Manager

Direct Reports:  None

Matrix working relationship: DCOP, Leads_ Social Protection, Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM), Budget/PFM, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI), Capacity Strengthening Specialist, and Communication and information Officer.

 

 

CONTRACT LENGTH:

Fixed Term   

About Kenyatta University: USAID Health Equity and Resource Optimization (USAID HERO) is a three-year Project (March 2023-March 2026), implemented by Kenyatta University (KU) and her partners. USAID HERO works to improve evidence generation, health financing and social protection systems for better health outcomes. The project is being implemented in 14 counties: Kwale, Kilifi, Taita-Taveta, Kajiado, Embu, Meru, Nyandarua, Narok, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Turkana and Samburu. The project is aligned with the government's priority of Universal Health Care (UHC). The project will work with national and county governments and other key stakeholders in health to achieve its mandate. The overarching goal of the USAID HERO mechanism is to improve equity, quality, and resource optimization through a strong, well-functioning health system that achieves better health outcomes for Kenyans. To achieve this goal, the Mechanism will focus on the following three sub-purpose (SP) areas: a) Improved Domestic resource mobilization (DRM) for Sustainable Financing of Essential Health Services; b)  Improved Financial Protection and Social Inclusion Systems for Health; and c)    Improved Availability and Use of Quality Evidence to Inform Policy, Planning, and Implementation of Health Services

 

It is with this background that Kenyatta University led Consortium seeks to recruit an experienced Grants and Compliance Officer.  The Officer will work in close collaboration and direction of the Finance and Administration Manager. The Grants and Compliance Officer will bring a wide range of experience in grants, finance management, capacity strengthening local civil society organisation (CSO) and, well versed with USAID localisation approach.

ROLE PURPOSE: The grants and compliance officer will report to the Finance and Administration Manager and will be responsible for providing the day to-day supervision, guidance, and monitoring of all USAID HERO sub grants.

Key Areas of Accountability

·       Administer the full grant cycle of sub-award management activities, from solicitation through selection, pre-award assessment, negotiation, monitoring/compliance visits, and closeout efficiently and in a timely fashion in line with Kenyatta University guidelines and USAID requirements.

·       Support sub awardees in management of sub grants by facilitating training and mentoring programs to strengthen their capacity to receive and manage USG funds.

·       Coordinating and undertaking capacity assessment for the partners with a view of determining their ability to receive and manage program funds.

·       Support the Finance and Administration Manager in drawing annual action plans with the partners and driving the process of smooth implementation for quality programming.

·       Undertake quarterly reviews on the partner’s capacity assessment action plans and continuous follow up to ensure that the capacity gaps are addressed within the stated timelines.

·       Manage sub grants agreements by ensuring compliance with the terms, rules, regulations, legal and regulatory requirements governing the award.

·       Lead the team in monthly monitoring of sub awardee budgets, expenditure tracking, timely reporting and implementation of risk mitigating measures.

·       Ensure timely, accurate Monthly reporting from partners to allow consolidation and submission of the program and finance report within the set timelines.

·       Review and verification of expenditure, bank reconciliations and other related documentation on a monthly basis.

·       Support in Planning, coordinating, monitoring, and reporting all sub grants and related grants management activities which program will carry out.

·       Support the manager in coordinating all other partner’s requirements especially the annual audit and reviews.

·       Work closely with the Finance team to ensure accurate and timely disbursement and liquidation of sub-award expenses. Ensure a comprehensive review of partner budgets.

·       Maintain an updated grants matrix for each sub awardee that informs regular decision making as well as used as a reference tool when reviewing partner cash requests.

·       Ensure timely training of sub-grantees to understand and comply fully with funder requirements. Develop and implement institutional strengthening tools/plans for the partners.

QUALIFICATIONS 

·       A university degree in business administration, accounting, finance or related field Certified Public Accountant (CPA,(K)), Certified Financial analyst (CFA) or ACCA or any other relevant certification is a plus.

·       Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS/LLB) with 5-7 years of experience with sub award administration and compliance for USG-funded projects (USAID/PEPFAR preferred); or master’s degree with 3-5 years of experience with sub award administration and/or compliance for USG-funded projects.

·       Strong working knowledge of USG rules and regulations.

·       Familiarity with federal OMB (Office of Management and Budget) circulars

·       Familiarity with Kenyan health sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Kenya is highly desirable.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

·       Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.

·       Familiarity with procurement methods, procedures, and best practices in the purchasing of healthcare services and products. This includes knowledge of sourcing strategies, supplier selection, contract management, and performance evaluation.

·       Strong leadership skills, the ability to motivate and guide others, and effective project management capabilities are essential for success in this role.

·       Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

·       Exceptional communications and presentation skills (oral and written).

·       Demonstrated team player with effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills.

·       Ability to resolve sensitive and complicated work issues with senior high-level county counterparts, donor representatives and senior-level staff.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

TITLE: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Specialist, USAID HERO

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program Implementation

LOCATION: Nairobi/one of the Regional Offices of  operation(Nairobi, Mombasa or Eldoret), with frequent travel to the 14  counties

Reports:  Deputy Chief of Party

Direct Reports:  None

Matrix working relationship: Leads_ Social Protection, Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM), Budget/PFM, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI), Capacity Strengthening Specialist, and Communication and information Officer.

 

 

CONTRACT LENGTH:

Fixed Term   

About Kenyatta University: USAID Health Equity and Resource Optimization (USAID HERO) is a three-year Project (March 2023-March 2026), implemented by Kenyatta University (KU) and her partners. USAID HERO works to improve evidence generation, health financing and social protection systems for better health outcomes. The project is being implemented in 14 counties: Kwale, Kilifi, Taita-Taveta, Kajiado, Embu, Meru, Nyandarua, Narok, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Turkana and Samburu. The project is aligned with the government's priority of Universal Health Care (UHC). The project will work with national and county governments and other key stakeholders in health to achieve its mandate. The overarching goal of the USAID HERO mechanism is to improve equity, quality, and resource optimization through a strong, well-functioning health system that achieves better health outcomes for Kenyans. To achieve this goal, the Mechanism will focus on the following three sub-purpose (SP) areas: a) Improved Domestic resource mobilization (DRM) for Sustainable Financing of Essential Health Services; b)  Improved Financial Protection and Social Inclusion Systems for Health; and c)   Improved Availability and Use of Quality Evidence to Inform Policy, Planning, and Implementation of Health Services

 

It is with this background that Kenyatta University led Consortium seeks to recruit an experienced Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Specialist. The GESI specialist will work in close collaboration and direction of the deputy chief of party (DCOP) and the technical specialist for the sub-purposes and cross cutting themes.

ROLE PURPOSE: The overall objective of the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist is to assist USAID HERO on mainstreaming gender-sensitive and socially inclusive approaches in line with the projects GESI policies during development and implementation of all projects. GESI mainstreaming on USAID HERO will address differentiated needs based on gender and include underrepresented groups, such as elderly, children and youth, people with disabilities, and others under the social protection work stream and other relevant areas based on the projects context.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

·       Provide programming recommendations in close coordination with the program and MEL teams to improve USAID HERO’s approach to GESI integration in activities by incorporating GESI analysis in activity design, integrating GESI during implementation and MEL.

·       Draft USAID HERO’s GESI strategy policies, procedures, guidance, and templates and make recommendations to improve GESI integration in line with USAID HERO’s project lifecycle.

·       Review all concept notes and project documents prior to submission alongside the program team for donor approval.

·       Facilitate GESI trainings and provide strategic technical guidance on GESI integration to project staff, county government and relevant government entities, and stakeholders.

·       Work closely with the program and MEL team to ensure that GESI targets, indicators and learning are considered and captured on a regular basis

·       Contribute to project reports and deliverables as required and demonstrate the status of GESI activities toward achieving expected results.

·       Document learning and widely disseminate GESI knowledge-sharing related to and from all levels of government, and with all stakeholders across the public and private sectors.

·       Develop appropriate GESI resources and tools for project staff.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

·       Bachelor’s degree preferably in international development, gender and inclusion, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.

·       Minimum 3 years of experience is required.

·       Demonstrated experience in mainstreaming GESI into existing projects, designing GESI-specific projects, or other technically relevant work experience

·       An understanding of the dynamics of full-scale invasion and war dynamics in Ukraine and how it relates to the GESI

·       Experience working in international organisations or on donor-funded programmes preferred

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

·       Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.

·       Strong leadership skills, the ability to motivate and guide others, and effective project management capabilities are essential for success in this role.

·       Exceptional communications and presentation skills (oral and written).

·       Demonstrated team player with effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills.

·       Ability to resolve sensitive and complicated work issues with senior high-level county counterparts, donor representatives and senior-level staff.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

TITLE: Project Officer, USAID HERO

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program Implementation

LOCATION: Nairobi/one of the Regional Offices of  operation (Nairobi, Mombasa or Eldoret),

Reports:  Regional Coordination Manager

Direct Reports:  None

Matrix working relationship: USAID HERO Team.

 

 

CONTRACT LENGTH:

Fixed Term   

USAID Health Equity and Resource Optimization (USAID HERO) is a three-year Project (March 2023-March 2026), implemented by Kenyatta University (KU) and her partners. USAID HERO works to improve evidence generation, health financing and social protection systems for better health outcomes. The project is being implemented in 14 counties: Kwale, Kilifi, Taita-Taveta, Kajiado, Embu, Meru, Nyandarua, Narok, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Turkana and Samburu. The project is aligned with the government's priority of Universal Health Care (UHC). The project will work with national and county governments and other key stakeholders in health to achieve its mandate. The overarching goal of the USAID HERO mechanism is to improve equity, quality, and resource optimization through a strong, well-functioning health system that achieves better health outcomes for Kenyans. To achieve this goal, the Mechanism will focus on the following three sub-purpose (SP) areas: a) Improved Domestic resource mobilization (DRM) for Sustainable Financing of Essential Health Services; b)  Improved Financial Protection and Social Inclusion Systems for Health; and c)    Improved Availability and Use of Quality Evidence to Inform Policy, Planning, and Implementation of Health Services

 

It is with this background that Kenyatta University led Consortium seeks to recruit experienced Project Officers to be based at each of the regional offices in Nairobi, Eldoret and Mombasa. The Project Officers will help Regional Coordinators by planning, monitoring project activities, and undertake various financial and administrative tasks.

ROLE PURPOSE: The Project officer will provide technical, financial and administrative support in the delivery of USAID HERO work streams. The project officer role will support with facilitating activity implementation, office administration and undertake financial management roles that will ensure the office runs smoothly, program activities are implemented seamlessly supporting the project deliver on its mandate.

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:    

Project Implementation

·       Conceptualizes, plans and implements activities that support the completion of project goals and objectives in coordination with the Regional Coordinator, DCOP and the rest of USAID HERO technical team.

·       Develops activity proposals that details rationale, target beneficiaries, activity design, expected outcomes, and activity budget.

·       Regularly provides technical inputs to all on-going project activities.   

 Networking, Partnership

·       Supports the USAID HERO team, in delivering project activities in the assigned region.

·       Develops linkages with different stakeholders such as local government units, national and local government agencies, civil society organizations, and the private sector towards building a support network for the project in the area;

 

Administration

·       Prepare and ensure cash flow allocation for the implementation of project activities on a monthly basis. 

·       Disburse funds as per approved budget for the region. 

·       Facilitate meeting reimbursement to participants such as daily subsistence allowances.

·       Ensure all office equipment is well maintained and updated in the Assets Register and keep records of all equipment assigned to staff.

·       Processing travel and accommodation requests for USAID HERO and managing vehicles scheduling for project activities.

Office Management

·       To manage and maintain the front desk and reception area of the office.

·       Provide clear and accurate general information about USAID HERO Project to callers/ visitors according to communication strategy.

Conference/Meeting Logistics Support:

·       Assist with the logistical coordination and planning of meetings and conferences (which includes venue arrangement, workshop materials, event participant travel & accommodation)

·       Manage the daily administrative workflow of the Project. This includes providing basic administrative support, including scheduling meetings, taking notes, managing letters and invitations, updating the team calendar with events such as training, completing forms, updating program documents.

Financial Management

·       Maintain an up-to-date assets register for USAID HERO equipment and supplies held at the region office.

·       Manage office float in compliance with the University and donor rules and regulations

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

·       Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related qualification.

·       At least five years of experience in a busy office environment.

·       Knowledge of Administrative Assistant roles, Finance practices, and procedures.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

·       Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions and establish and maintain good working relationships with officials, other employees, and the general public.

·       Ability to perform a variety of important urgent, confidential, and complex tasks with constantly changing priorities for the Administrative and sometimes management staff.

·       Excellent oral communication and cohesive interpersonal skills, with the ability to work under pressure and deal with people of varied orientations.

·       Considerable skill in the operation of a computer. Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs. Excellent analytical skills, high attention to detail

·       Ability to establish and maintain office records and files, interpret rules and regulations, and apply them to work situations.

·       Dynamic, Creative & innovative person with considerable tact and poise.

·       Have self-drive and motivation.

·       Strong time-management and organizational skills

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

 

TERMS OF SERVICE:

 

This is one year (1) performance based renewable contract.

 

Commencing date: As soon as possible.

 

Interested candidates who meet the required qualification and experience are invited to submit their application by 10th November 2023 through this email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a copy (CC) to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “USAID – HERO Project (Position Name) in the subject line.  All enquiries should be made to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Women and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply.

Only successful candidates will be contacted

 


KENYATTA UNIVERSITY 

OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR (ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE)

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      Tel/Ext: 3053,  

P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya,  Phone 870901/12 ,Telex: 25483 Fax: 810759                                                      Date: 27th July 2023


Kenyatta University and the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Centre seek to recruit competent and dedicated applicant to fill the position of:

PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER AND DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY About YALI:
On July 28, 2014, the United States Government announced the creation of four Regional Leadership Centers (RLCs) in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Since 2015, these Centers have improved the availability and quality of leadership training programs and professional development opportunities for young African leaders. The Centres focus on engaging young leaders from a wide range of organizations and backgrounds and with a diversity of experiences.
The Regional Leadership Center (RLC) East Africa based in Nairobi focuses on 14 countries in East and Central Africa namely, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
The objectives of the RLC is to:

  • Provide Quality Leadership Training: Centers provide courses on leadership and issues across multiple sectors.
  • Support Entrepreneurship: Centers provide entrepreneurship support services, including mentoring, technology, and access to capital.
  • Enhance Professional Networking: Centers offer young leaders the opportunity to connect with each other, experienced professionals, and experts from across the region.

 

The Position:
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) shall provide support to the COP with strategic leadership and oversight of the Activity. They shall have depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, a solid professional reputation, interpersonal skills, and professional relationships to fulfill the requirements of the activity description, and close working relationships with key stakeholders in the region. The DCOP must have experience managing large, complex activities and demonstrated experience working with and through the private sector. 
The holder of this position will be responsible for securing sufficient funds to realize the goals and objectives of the RLC, mobilizing donor and partner resources, developing compelling concept notes and proposals and leading in developing a donor prospect list that will include private foundations, bilateral and multilateral donors, private sector donors and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI).


Key Qualifications & Experience:

i. Bachelor’s degree, required, preferably in marketing, public affairs, fund development, or related discipline.
ii. Minimum of 6 years’ successful experience in resource mobilization and partnership development.
iii. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English, French desirable.
iv. Experience with use of internet, including social media for fundraising purposes.
v. Demonstrably planning and organizational skills and ability to meet tight deadlines.
vi. Experience in convening partnership and donor events
vii. Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with
the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve institutional goals.
viii. High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information.
ix. Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Take the lead in convening donor events, including developing briefing documents for the RLC leadership needed for donor discussions.
  • Develop a prospect pool that consists of high-net-worth individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  • Identify, cultivate, and raise money from a portfolio of prospects.
  • Provide stewardship to existing and new donors.
  • Prepare project proposals for funding, analyzing donors’ priorities and ensuring timely reporting to donors.
  • Prepare briefings and other planning documents for RLC leadership as needed for their participation in partnership and resource mobilization activities.
  • Oversee and supervise the alumni and communication function to ensure they achieve their respective mandates.
  • Participate and ensure the implementation of commitments adopted at the Project Management Team
  • Prepare annual and quarterly work plans that contribute to the overall partnership strategy.
  • Identify potential partners for joint-implementation activities and draft MOUs/LOAs as appropriate.
  • Represent the Centre in YALI Africa discussions and working groups and articulate the Center perspective in close consultation with the Chief of Party.
  • Develop, oversee, and maintain a gift/donor database.

Key Performance areas

  • Donor relations management
  • Delivery excellence
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Business Technology Acumen
  • Technical competencies
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills;
  • Excellent strategic planning skills;
  • Strong judgement and decision-making skills;
  • Excellent verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent report writing skills;
  • Experience with use of internet, including social media for fundraising purposes.
  • Experience in convening partnership and donor events; and
  • Ability to work in a team.


Your role as a leader
At Kenyatta University, we believe in the importance of leadership at all levels. We expect our people to embrace and live our purpose by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters.
Leadership / Behavioral Capabilities
Living our Purpose - Acts as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognizing others for the impact they make.
Influence - Influences clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people.
Performance drive – Delivers exceptional client service; maximizes results and drives high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders.
Strategic direction - Translates broader strategy into a compelling team vision and goals; aligns the team and sets priorities to achieve objectives
Talent development - Develops high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities.

TERMS OF SERVICE:

This is a contractual appointment. A competitive remuneration package which includes basic salary, medical cover and gratuity will be provided.


The applicants should provide full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

Submit your Cover Letter, Academic Certificates and CV to:

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Responses should be sent not later than

13 TH OCTOBER 2023, 5:00 P.M. Eastern African Time (EAT)

For details related to job specification and general requirements, kindly visit our website:

www.ku.ac.ke & www.yalieastafrica.org

*Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic

disqualification.

*Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


KENYATTA UNIVERSITY 

OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR (ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE)

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      Tel/Ext: 3053,  P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya,  Phone 870901/12 ,Telex: 25483 Fax: 810759                                                      Date: 27th July 2023


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Kenyatta University and The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates with outstanding academic/Professional qualifications and relevant experience for the following position;

CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT A TRAINING OF TRAINERS PAUSE AND REFLECT EXERCISE

Background:

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is the U.S. Government’s (USG) signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Launched in 2010, YALI consists of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the YALI Network, and the YALI Regional Leadership Centers (RLCs). The RLCs are regional training hubs located at higher education institutions in Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, and South Africa. The four regional hubs provide gold-standard transformational learning and leadership training to empower and connect young African leaders aged 18-35. The RLCs are funded and managed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in close partnership with other private sector partners. The RLC located in Kenya is implemented by Kenyatta University with Deloitte East Africa as a sub-partner. The YALI regional training hub referred to as “YALI RLC EA” serves 14 East and Central African countries. The target countries are Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The goal of the program is "Enhanced youth leadership throughout East and Central Africa". Towards this goal, the program builds on investments of the first implementation period that ran from 2015 through 2021 to ensure the critical mass of youth leaders who have been trained are making an impact in their communities.

 Description of the Assignment:

For YALI leadership training to have the intended reach and impact, there is a need for the extension of the knowledge, skills, and experience to the communities. This has been achieved through the development and implementation of YALI RLC EA Training of Trainers (TOT) for a selected number of alumni.  The purpose of this assignment is to conduct a pause and reflect exercise for Collaborating, Learning and Adapting with YALI RLC EA team and YALI RLC EA ToT alumni.  The ToT alumni underwent a 5-day residential ToT course to build and strengthen their capacity to deliver the training effectively. After the ToT training, they were expected to go back to their communities and countries and cascade YALI RLC EA leadership training to other young people including AGYW, PwD, and those from minority groups including but not limited to refugees and those in the rural areas.  This assignment is therefore meant to create a forum where a sample of ToT alumni will meet to share experiences and lessons learned while implementing the training. They will also propose recommendations and give feedback on how to make future TOT programs better.

YALI RLC EA is looking for a consultant to facilitate a pause and reflect exercise with YALI RLC EA management team, other stakeholders as well as ten (10) ToT alumni from across any of the 14 countries: Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda. The consultant will work closely with YALI RLC EA Alumni and Learning and Curriculum team on a part-time basis. The consultant’s role will be to lead the sessions with 10 ToT alumni from different countries to outline the successes, challenges and the lessons learned while at the same time sharing the best practices and mapping the way forward for the ToT training for YALI RLC EA. 

Overall objective:

Facilitate a pause and reflect exercise with YALI RCL EA management team, other stakeholders and ten (10) YALI RLC EA ToT alumni selected from different countries.  The exercise will involve the documentation of outcomes including lessons learnt, best practices, recommendations for improvement of the ToT module and training, as well as a review of the YALI RLC EA TOT training Module. The exercise aims to give YALI RLC EA an opportunity to learn, reflect, decide, and act as it continues with the journey of impacting and empowering young leaders in the region.

Scope of work:

This exercise will enable YALI RLC EA to identify what’s working and what needs adapting in the TOT training module and allow the Center to consider the impact of changes in the operating environment or context.  Specifically, this assignment should enable YALI RLC EA to assess its performance in YALI TOT module implementation, TOT alumni performance and how this may be improved. It should enable the Center to reflect on the objectives of the TOT, its contribution towards achieving overall program outcomes as well as impacting the community.  Through this process, the consultant should enable YALI RLC EA management team and the participants to step back from events and experience, study their meaning, and draw conclusions. This should enable ongoing learning and adaptation through responsive feedback.  From this exercise, the consultant should be able to document, what has worked, what has not worked, lessons learned, challenges experienced, mitigation strategies applied across different countries, best practices, and the way forward for effective TOT implementation, support, monitoring, and evaluation.  The consultant should then review and update the existing YALI RLC EA Training module based on the data collected through this exercise. The assignment is expected to take twenty (20) days. 

Methodology:

The pause and reflect exercise will utilize learning forum/event approach and should be robust to create an environment for candid conversations.  It should also provide an opportunity for all participants to learn from each other, share experiences and help them to chart their way forward as trainers.  To achieve this, the exercise should be participative and inclusive in nature and should apply adult-Centered approaches to ensure that the expected outcomes are achieved.  The approaches should include but not limited to guided panel discussions, experience sharing, poster presentations, and chalk talk (where everyone is given some time to reflect on their own).  Some of the questions that will guide this assignment include:

  1. What has been your training experience since the YALI RLC EA TOT training?
  2. What have you been able to achieve over the last four months?
  3. What is the impact of training on your ability to cascade training?
  4. What is the impact of training on your beneficiaries?
  5. What worked well and what can be done differently?
  6. What challenges have you faced and how did you mitigate them – categorize the challenges such as political, social, financial?
  7. What were the lessons learned?
  8. What recommendations can you make based on the lessons learned?
  9. What is the way forward?

Role and Responsibilities:

  1. Design the program for the pause and reflect exercise in conjunction with training and alumni teams from YALI RLC EA. 
  2. Facilitate the pause and reflect exercise using participative approaches with four (4) days being residential. 
  3. Collect and collate information on the contextual analysis that may have led to the outcomes reported and the mitigation strategies used or proposed. 
  4. Document the lessons learnt, challenges, mitigation strategies and recommendations as shared in the learning forum.
  5. Document the outcomes of the pause and reflect exercise.
  6. Review YALI TOT Curriculum based on the feedback that was received from the pause and reflect exercise. 
  7. Provide a process report capturing the methodology used, participants, and the key outcomes. 

Required Skills & Qualifications

  1. Experience in conducting pause and reflect exercises or after-action planning meetings.
  2. At least 5 years of working experience in conducting Training of Trainers and/or adult education facilitation.
  3. Demonstrated experience working ‘in the field’ with diverse audiences both in terms of profession, gender, ethnicity, geography, etc., and in terms of levels of training experience.
  4. Experience in coordinating and facilitating meetings.
  5. Ability to develop inclusive data collection tools.
  6. Good interpersonal skills that will create trust among all the participants.
  7. Excellent active listening skills, to ensure feedback reception, response, and sharing to and among training participants.
  8. Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to effectively convey technical information to non-technical audiences.
  9. Adaptability and flexibility when working as part of a team.
  10. Ability to ask the right questions to get the right information
  11. Ability to encourage inclusive sharing. 
  12. A degree in Social Sciences. 
  13. Experience in conducting ToT with civil society, business, and public sector actors. 
  14. Knowledge and understanding of the YALI RLC EA leadership program as well as ToT will be an added advantage.

Deliverables:

  1. A list of participants
  2. Pause and Reflection report capturing:
    1. Experiences shared
    2. What has worked?
    3. What has not worked?
    4. Key lessons learned
    5. Challenges experienced
    6. Mitigation strategies
    7. Best practices in training across the countries
    8. Recommendations
    9. Way forward
  3. Revised and updated TOT training module
  4. Process report detailing how the exercise was carried out 

TERMS OF SERVICE:

For this position the following terms and conditions shall apply;

  1. This is a part-time, temporary position expected to commence on 18th of August and end on 8th September 2023. 
  2. Fees vary with experience but is highly competitive.
  3. We will offer a consultancy contract for a limited-term position.
  4. The working language of the organization is English.

Applicants should submit to applications via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with

ToT FACILITATOR’’ on the subject line, to be received not later than 18th August 2023

The application should include;

  1. Updated CV,
  2. Application Letter detailing availability ,
  3. Copies of certificates and testimonials
  4. Please add any public links to relevant work and projects

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for online interviews on a rolling basis. For clarification purposes, questions can be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Women and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply.

Only successful candidates will be contacted 

 



KENYATTA UNIVERSITY 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN A FAST GROWING INSTITUTION

OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR (ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE)

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      Tel/Ext: 3053 P. O. Box 43844-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Phone 870901/12 Telex: 25483 Fax: 810759

 Date: 18th July 2023

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Kenyatta University and USAID – HERO Project wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates with outstanding academic/Professional qualifications and relevant experience for the following positions;

 1. Social protection/strategic purchasing Lead (1 Post)

Duty Station / Location: Nairobi

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) the position holder will be responsible for providing strategic direction and leading the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of program activities to strengthen social protection.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement interventions to strengthen and increase social protection schemes for improved coverage of underserved and vulnerable populations.
  • Collaborate with the Ministry of Health, social protection secretariat, county governments, other relevant ministries and stakeholders to strengthen social protection schemes.
  • Provide technical guidance on implementation to the project health financing officers.
  • Represent the Activity’s social protection initiatives to key stakeholders.
  • Define key information needs for the project and work closely with the MEL Advisor for tracking, collection, and dissemination to strengthen social protection schemes.
  • Represent the Activity’s social protection initiatives to key stakeholders.
  • Apply appropriate monitoring, evaluation, and learning tools within social protection activities.
  • Support the DCOP and COP in developing annual work plans, budgets, reports, success stories, and other deliverables.
  • Manage and coordinate relevant partners in compliance with USAID requirements.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the DCOP.

Qualifications

  • At least a Master’s degree in Economics, Public Policy, Community Development, Public Health or related field from registered/ accredited institution
  • At least five (5) years managing complex projects in the areas of Health system strengthening (HSS) social protection
  • Demonstrated experience supporting the Ministry of Health in strengthening the health system OR experience supporting social protection initiatives in Kenya and/or East Africa will be preferred.
  • Previous programmatic work with USAID-funded, or other large donor, activities is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated technical understanding of Kenya’s social protection system.
  • Demonstrated success in building, managing, and maintaining effective working relations with key country and county stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of local partners and stakeholders.
  • Reputation for professional excellence including outstanding strategic planning and management skills.
  • Exceptional communications and presentation skills (oral and written).
  • Demonstrated team player with effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to resolve sensitive and complicated work issues with senior high-level county counterparts, donor representatives and senior-level staff.
  • Advanced professional proficiency in English and Kiswahili 
  1. Grants and compliance officer (1 Post)

Duty Station / Location: Nairobi

Job Summary:

The grants and compliance officer will report to the Finance and Administration Manager and will be responsible for providing the day to-day supervision, guidance, and monitoring of all USAID HERO activities. This position will work with the finance team and Projects team and will additionally support capacity-building for sub-grantees.

 

Job Description:

  • Administer the full grant cycle of sub-award management activities, from solicitation through selection, pre-award assessment, negotiation, monitoring/compliance visits, and closeout efficiently and in a timely fashion in line with Kenyatta University guidelines and USAID requirements.
  • Support sub awardees in management of sub grants by facilitating training and mentoring programs to strengthen their capacity to receive and manage USG funds.
  • Coordinating and undertaking capacity assessment for the partners with a view of determining their ability to receive and manage program funds.
  • Support the Finance and Administration Manager in drawing annual action plans with the partners and driving the process of smooth implementation for quality programming.
  • Undertake quarterly reviews on the partner’s capacity assessment action plans and continuous follow up to ensure that the capacity gaps are addressed within the stated timelines.
  • Manage sub grants agreements by ensuring compliance with the terms, rules, regulations, legal and regulatory requirements governing the award.
  • Lead the team in monthly monitoring of sub awardee budgets, expenditure tracking, timely reporting and implementation of risk mitigating measures.
  • Ensure timely, accurate Monthly reporting from partners to allow consolidation and submission of the program and finance report within the set timelines.
  • Review and verification of expenditure, bank reconciliations and other related documentation on a monthly basis.
  • Support in Planning, coordinating, monitoring, and reporting all sub grants and related grants management activities which the program will carry out.
  • Support the manager in coordinating all other partner’s requirements especially the annual audit and reviews.
  • Work closely with the Finance team to ensure accurate and timely disbursement and liquidation of sub-award expenses. Ensure a comprehensive review of partner budgets.
  • Maintain an updated grants matrix for each sub awardee that informs regular decision making as well as used as a reference tool when reviewing partner cash requests.
  • Ensure timely training of sub-grantees to understand and comply fully with funder requirements. Develop and implement institutional strengthening tools/plans for the partners.

 

Qualifications

  • A first degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field from a registered / accredited institution with 5-7 years of experience with sub award administration and compliance for USG-funded projects (USAID/PEPFAR preferred);

OR

  • Master’s degree in the afore mentioned areas with 3-4 years of experience with sub award administration and/or compliance for USG-funded projects (USAID/PEPFAR preferred)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA (K)), Certified Financial analyst (CFA) or ACCA or any other relevant certification will be an added advantage.
  • Strong working knowledge of USG rules and regulations.
  • Familiarity with federal OMB (Office of Management and Budget) circulars
  • Familiarity with Kenyan health sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Kenya is highly desirable.
  • Strong project management and time management skills; highly organized and detail oriented
  • Demonstrated experience managing large volumes of high value sub awards with local partners.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to respond to inquiries independently and follow-up on requests in an efficient manner with minimal supervision, manage high volume of workflow efficiently.
  • Ability to interpret financial and other quantitative information and reports.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, productively and sensitively within a multidiscipline and multicultural environment.
  • High ethical standards.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.

 

  1. Communication Specialist (1 Post)

Duty Station / Location: Nairobi

Job Summary:

While reporting to the COP, the Communication Specialist will be responsible leading communication and media efforts of the program. More specifically, the Communications Specialist will;

Job Responsibilities;

  • Play a key role in ensuring that there is an effective communications strategy and campaign for civic engagement and civic awareness, including in relation to reforms;
  • Support implementation of the Program Communication Strategy;
  • Develop local media contacts; and design media-related activities to build the identity of the program in the focus counties.
  • Lead and advise on the production and dissemination of a broad range of communications for the USAID HERO Program.
  • Support program reporting and lead on communications to County Governments’ Media, USAID, and other institutional stakeholders.
  • Fill a critical gap in developing internal and external communications through proactive responses to information requests, refining success stories to appeal to specific audiences, and production of relevant knowledge products including a monthly newsletter.
  • Support the USAID HERO team in articulating programmatic impact in our communities to advance profile-raising, advocacy and learning goals.
  • The Communications Specialist will actively elevate the program’s reputation as a reference point for an informed and meaningful voice on key issues related to the program health financing activities.

Responsibilities on Strategy & Vision

  • In coordination with the COP, develop and implement a USAID HERO communications and media engagement strategy inclusive of enhancing internal communication structures and streams.
  • Contribute to the analysis of topics and events relevant to Kenyatta University’ work on USAID HERO.
  • Serve as the primary point person for all communications related queries related to the KU/USAID HERO brand.

Responsibilities on Internal & Public Communications;

  • Serve as the primary point person for media queries for USAID HERO in coordination with the COP.
  • Forge strong, institutional linkages and maintain a productive working relationship with USAID, Government of Kenya, the USAID HERO consortium, and other relevant partners in the communications and advocacy fields.
  • Identify media trends that could constitute an opportunity for Kenyatta University USAID HERO team.
  • Attend internal and external communication and media meetings and events.
  • Liaise with press, promoting a positive image of the organization to the public.
  • Resolve and mediate communications difficulties and crises.
  • Develop internal and external communications strategies.
  • Educate and advise employees and management in communication skills.
  • Strengthen and expand Kenyatta University network of County contracts in traditional and social media domains.
  • Provide support and guidance to ensure project and donor communications obligations are met.
  • Act as the lead brand manager, maintaining standards across materials, events, and other media.
  • Ensure that Kenyatta University USAID HERO’s work is accurately, regularly and compellingly represented on Kenyatta University internal and external communications platforms.
  • Lead the development of a monthly country-level Kenyatta University USAID HERO newsletter.
  • Provide editorial oversight and/or design, create, and maintain multi-sector programming updates, and cross-cutting theme factsheets.
  • Coordinate closely with the project leadership and University communications focal points to develop key messages, press releases, and statements for external audiences, in response to evolving events.
  • Support research and learning findings as well as program impact through the creation of summaries and factsheets for both internal and external dissemination.
  • Provide technical and supervisory oversight to the development of protection-oriented digital and print communications (informational brochures, social media content, etc.)

Draft final program reports: Initiate and/or support the production of communication and media materials for USAID HERO, including talking points, news releases, and contributed pieces.

xii. Responsibilities on Project Implementation;

  • Coordinate with program staff to gather information for writing programmatic communications including manuals, graphics, articles, success, and impact stories that offer analytical storytelling.
  • Support the development of project deliverables, including coordinating information gathering for quarterly, annual reports and annual work plans, one-pagers, reports, etc.
  • Ensure appropriate branding and marking as per USAID regulations.
  • Ensure that the project team, including USAID, has access to relevant information about project progress and impact.
  • Respond in a timely manner to USAID requests for information on project progress, monitoring and evaluation progress, and other queries.
  • Build the capacity of staff and provide communications support.
  • Develop newsletters, fact sheets, success stories, case studies, and other communications and knowledge products.
  • Maintain a close and collaborative relationship with USAID teams on all outreach and communications efforts.
  • Lead development of project events and workshops in collaboration with project teams
  • Manage Short – term technical assistance for communications efforts (i.e. editors, graphic designers, writers, layout artists, illustrators, videographers, photographers, investment mapping system etc.)
  • Oversee external production team including designers, writers, layout artists, illustrators, videographers, photographers, and technical crews to ensure program staff needs and requirements are met.

Minimum Qualifications & Transferrable skills;

  • Masters degree or equivalent in Media and Communications, Journalism, Social Studies, or relevant field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in coordinating and producing written and audiovisual content for donor engagement, public advocacy, media, and community relations.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills is required, including supporting report writing, editing, and proofreading program documents.
  • Experience in coordinating internal and external communications.
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
  • Experience with Adobe’s design suite a plus.
  • Proven experience in international development communications.
  • Experience with representation and liaison with donors and peer organizations.
  • Ability to deliver high quality products with short deadlines.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Willingness to learn and collaborate with others.

 

  1. Finance Officer (1 Post)

Duty Station / Location: Nairobi

Job Summary

While reporting to the Finance and Administration Manager, job holder will be responsible for financial integrity and compliance of project activities within the regions.

Minimum Qualifications;

Office Administration & ICT

  • In consultation with the Finance and Administration Manager, coordinate the day-to-day management of the regional offices and office assets and consumables.
  • Maintenance of up-to-date Assets Registers.
  • To facilitate sound data entry systems for the USAID HERO Project.
  • To ensure a proper filing system is in place for all USAID HERO Project documents.

Finance

  • To assist with the preparation and monitoring of operational budgets, in consultation with the Finance and Administration Manager.
  • To be responsible for all financial transactions as per established procedures, as well as maintain up-to-date accounts in accounting system, including filing and safekeeping of documentation.
  • To ensure timely preparation of vouchers and provide all supporting documentation for review and approval.
  • To process payments (Cash and Bank) as scheduled.
  • To be responsible for compiling and submission of accurate, timely and complete monthly financial reports of the Project Management Team.
  • To ensure accurate cost allocations and reporting.
  • To ensure monthly reconciliations of Staff Advance Accounts.
  • To ensure all journals are fully supported and approved.
  • To prepare monthly Bank and Cash Reconciliations.
  • To be responsible for compliance to all bank requirements.
  • In conjunction with the Finance and Administration Manager, review and update the organizations Internal Controls and ensure full compliance.
  • To ensure timely monthly close-out procedures in the accounting system are carried out.

 iii. Audits

  • To support Annual Audits for the Project, both External and donor to ensure completion within agreed timelines.
  • To ensure maintenance of audit reports and documentation at the project office and follow up of recommendations for full closure.
  • Ensure Partner/project audits are completed within agreed timelines.
  • To support the payroll preparation and payment of all payroll related costs
  • Follow up with procurement department on going procurement.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance or related field from a registered/Accredited University
  • Fully qualified in the accounting profession with a recognized institute (ACCA, CPA (CPA (K), and CIMA.)
  • 5 years of experience in a role with Accounting and Finance responsibilities, and three years USAID experience.
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in spreadsheets and accounting software.
  • Good knowledge of any accounting software preferable NetSuite
  • Must have a high level of integrity.
  • An enthusiastic individual with outstanding problem-solving skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail—the ability to analyze data and proactively identify and address issues.
  • Proactive self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Team player with good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passionate about social impact

 TERMS OF SERVICE:

This is one year (1) performance based renewable contract.

 Commencing date: As soon as possible.

 Applicants should submit certificates and testimonials by sending their resume and a statement of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “USAID – HERO Project (Position Name) in the subject line.

To be received not later than

14th August 2023

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. 

Women and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply. 

Only successful candidates will be contacted 


KENYATTA UNIVERSITY 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN A FAST GROWING INSTITUTION

Kenyatta University seeks to recruit competent and dedicated applicants to fill the following positions:

  1. DENTIST - GRADE 12

Roles and Responsibilities;

  1. Providing dental care that will include providing diagnosis for common oral conditions, treating, prescribing and making referrals when needed.
  2. Performing minor oral and maxillofacial surgery; prosthetics, and conservative dentistry
  3. Facilitating admission, disease investigations of patients and writing reports
  4. Collecting information on dental health information system.
  5. Organizing discharge summaries, follow-up of patients and acting as the first on call on duty.
  6. 3.Administrative duties in the dental department.

Key Qualifications & Experience:

  1. Bachelor degree in a Dentistry or its equivalent from a recognized university
  2. At least three (3) years post internship  work experience in a reputable dental Unit with a turnover of over 30 patients
  3. Registered with Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
  4. Valid Practice License
  5. Computer Literacy certificate
  6. Able to work under pressure
  7. Good customer service skills
  8. Good communication skills

 

  1. DENTAL ASSISTANT - GRADE III/IV

Roles and Responsibilities;

  1. Assisting in Chair Side Dental Procedures.
  2. Mixing materials according to manufacturer’s instructions/ as per indication by the dentist
  3. Exposing, processing and mounting of radiographs
  4. Seating and Dismissing of patients
  5. Controlling the appointment book
  6. Ensuring that the dental clinic is clean and tidy at all times
  7. Cold sterilization procedure for all instruments
  8. Collecting and packaging of sterile instruments
  9. Ensuring general cleanliness of the dental clinic

Key Qualifications & Experience:

  1. Certificate in Dental Assistantship or related area from a recognized dental institution
  2. At least three (3) years’ experience in a busy dental facility
  3. Good customer service skills
  4. Good communication skills
  5. Able to work under pressure

3. PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER - GRADE E/F

Roles and Responsibilities;

  1. Prepare annual work plan for the department so as to ensure that all relevant public health concerns are captured.
  2. Oversee planning and implementation of public health programs for disease prevention
  3. Interpret and ensure enforcement of public health and environmental laws to ensure compliance with national regulations and rules
  4. Develop and coordinate follow up of defaulter TB patients to curb its spread
  5. Vet and approve infrastructural development plans for safety to prevent accidents due to collapse
  6. Inspect work places to ensure occupational safety and health
  7. Design or use surveillance tools, such as screening, lab reports, and vital records, to identify health risks.
  8. Develop or implement interventions to address behavioral causes of diseases.
  9. Direct or manage prevention programs in specialty areas such as occupational, infectious disease, and environmental medicine.
  10. Identify groups at risk for specific preventable diseases or injuries for early intervention
  11. Prepare preventive health reports including problem descriptions, analyses, alternative solutions, and recommendations
  12. Provide information about potential health hazards and possible interventions to the media, the public and government for prevention and control
  13. Document or review comprehensive patients' histories with an emphasis on occupation or environmental risks.
  14. Coordinate or integrate the resources of health care institutions, social service agencies, public safety workers, or other organizations to improve the community health.
  15. Inspect food premises and food related activities to ensure occupational safety and health
  16. Collaborate with other departments in the disposal of hazardous waste to ensure safe disposal
  17. Report any notifiable diseases to the national public health office for prompt action to be taken
  18. Advise the university on chemicals to be procured for vector control

Key Qualifications & Experience:

  1. Bachelor of Public Health or equivalent from a recognized and registered institution
  2. At least three (3) years relevant  work experience in a reputable institution
  3. Registered with Public Health & Technicians Board.
  4. Valid Practice License
  5. Computer Literate
  6. Able to work under pressure

 

  1. PHYSIOTHERAPIST - GRADE C/D

Roles and Responsibilities;

  1. Educate patients on how to prevent and improve conditions
  2. Diagnose, assess and treat K.U staff and students with musculoskeletal ailments and offer treatment so as to relieve pain improve movement and general health status
  3. Rehabilitate bed ridden and incapacitated patients in the wards to restore motion and ease movement
  4. Carry out timely assessment and treatment of a mixed caseload of inpatients and to facilitate safe discharge home from the hospital.
  5. To work with the physiotherapy team to provide an efficient and effective service and to be involved in the proposal/development and implementation of departmental policies
  6. Carry out medical camps to support the less fortunate in KU environs

Key Qualifications & Experience:

  1. Diploma in Physiotherapy or equivalent from a recognized and registered institution with at least three (3) years relevant work experience in a reputable institution.
  2. A Higher National Diploma or BSc. Physiotherapy will be an added advantage.
  3. Registered with Kenya Society of Physiotherapists or Physiotherapists Council of Kenya.
  4. Valid Practice License
  5. Computer Literate

 

  1. BRAILLE TRANSCRIBER - GRADE C/D

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Transcribe print material into grade II English and Kiswahili Braille.
  2. Transcribe printed mathematical statements and/or expressions into mathematics Braille notation.
  3. Transcribe printed music into music Braille notation.
  4. Transcribe printed material in a foreign language (English, French, German, Spanish and/or Arabic, etc.) into Braille.
  5. Debraille material in English, Kiswahili, Mathematics, Music and Foreign Language Braille into print.
  6. Using a computer, Braille translation software and a Braille embosser, produce hard copy Braille material.
  7. Any other related duty as assigned.

Key Qualifications & Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field from a recognized university
  2. Certificate in Braille Proficiency from a recognized institution.
  3. Computer literacy certificate.
  4. At least three (3) years relevant work experience in a well-established institution
  5. Have knowledge and experience in working with braille translation software and Braille embossers

 

  1. BRAILLE TECHNICIAN - GRADE C/D

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain and repair of braille machines as well as coordinate repairs with outsourced contractors.
  2. Develop and implement preventative braille maintenance procedures.
  3. Assist in production of braille material as directed when required.
  4. Work with other colleagues in identifying, classifying and cataloging braille books and documents transcribed into Braille.
  5. When required, train less experienced technicians as well as coordinate the work of support staff in performing duties related to the implementation of programs involving technical operations for which he or she is responsible.
  6. Any other related duty as assigned.

Key Qualifications & Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field from a recognized university
  2. Certificate in Braille Machine repair from a recognized institution.
  3. At least three (3) years relevant work experience in a well-established institution
  4. Computer Literacy certificate.

 

  1. DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND DANCE
  2. PROFESSOR

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. An earned PhD degree or equivalent in Music Education / Performance /African Music or related field from an accredited and recognized university
  2. At least four (4) years teaching and research experience since being appointed Associate Professor/Associate Research Professor;
  3. Supervised at least five (5) postgraduate students since attaining Associate Professorship.
  4. Accumulated at least ten equivalent publication points since attaining Associate Professorship;
  5. Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Associate Professor.
  6. Evidence of good quality teaching.
  7. Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.

 

  1. SENIOR LECTURER

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. An earned PhD degree or equivalent in Music Performance/ Education/ Ethnomusicology or related field from an accredited and recognized university
  2. At least three (3) years of University teaching experience as full-time Lecturer.
  3. At least three (3) articles in refereed Journals since being appointed Lecturer
  4. Successful supervision of at least three (3) Masters Students.
  5. Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Lecturer.
  6. Evidence of good quality teaching.
  7. Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.

2. LECTURER

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. An earned PhD degree or equivalent in Music Performance/ Education/ Ethnomusicology or related field from an accredited and recognized university
  2. At least three (3) years teaching experience at University Level
  3. Evidence of good quality teaching.
  4. Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.
  5. Show evidence of publishing in refereed journals.

 

  1. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. An earned PhD degree or equivalent in   Language Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education Chemistry and Science education –Biology
  2. At least three (3) years teaching/ research experience at the university level as a Senior Lecturer
  3. Accumulated at least eight equivalent publication points as a Senior Lecturer
  4. Supervised at least five (5) postgraduate students as a Senior Lecturer
  5. Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Senior Lecturer.
  6. Evidence of good quality teaching.
  7. Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.

 

  1. DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SURGERY

SENIOR LECTURER

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. A Master’s degree or its equivalent in General Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery or Plastic Surgery from an accredited and recognized university
  2. At least three (3) years of teaching/research experience at the university level as a Lecturer
  3. Accumulated at least six equivalent publication points as a Lecturer
  4. Supervised at least three (3) postgraduate students as a Lecturer
  5. Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Lecturer.
  6. Evidence of good quality teaching.
  7. Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.
  8. Been registered by the relevant Professional Body with a valid practicing license
  9. PhD of fellowship will be an added advantage

 

  1. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

1. LECTURER

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. An earned PhD degree or equivalent in Sociology or related field from an accredited and recognized university
  2. At least four (4) years teaching experience at university level
  3. Four equivalent publication points;
  4. Been registered by the relevant Professional Body (where applicable).
  5. Evidence of good quality teaching.
  6. Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.

 

  1. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION

1. LECTURER

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. An earned PhD degree or equivalent in Public Policy or Public Management/ Administration from an accredited and recognized university
  2. Have a masters degree in addition to a first degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Leadership & Governance or related area from an accredited and recognized university.
  3. At least two (2) years teaching experience at university level
  4. Accumulated at least Four equivalent publication points;
  5. Been registered by the relevant Professional Body (where applicable).
  6. Evidence of good quality teaching.
  7. Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.

 

  1. TUTORIAL FELLOW

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Public Policy, Public Management / Administration or Leadership and Governance from a recognized and accredited university  plus at least three years post qualification work experience
  2. Registration for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) will be an added advantage.
  3. Demonstrated potential for university teaching and research

*Note:

For teaching positions, Publication Points shall be determined by Commission of University Education Guidelines

 

TERMS OF SERVICE:

A competitive remuneration package which includes basic salary, generous house allowance, medical cover will be provided.

For teaching positions above Tutorial Fellow, employment will be on permanent and pensionable terms.

The applicants should provide full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address

Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

Applicants should write directly to:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration& Finance))

Kenyatta University

  1. O. BOX 43844 – 00100

NAIROBI

Applications should be received not later than,

1st August 2022

For details related to job specification and general requirements, kindly visit our website: www.ku.ac.ke

*Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

*Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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