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HIV Testing and Counselling Provider - Nakuru, Kenya

Deadline: 01/04/2022

Job Description

  • Provide quality HTS services at the RWC and hotspots in accordance with the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health in Kenya.
  • Mobilize eligible KPs eligible for HTS services
  • Link to care all positive Clients
  • Update KP records registers, COMETs and files
  • Screen all the eligible KPs for TB.
  • Preparing and submitting reports within set deadlines.
  • Meet all performance targets.
  • Participate in outreach activities.

Education & Experience

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or higher.
  • Certificate in Voluntary Counselling and Testing from National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP).
  • Must have been enrolled in Proficiency Test with satisfactory results.
  • Experience in providing HTS to Key Population.
  • Strong personality with good leadership skills.
  • Ability to prepare timely reports.
  • Unquestionable confidentiality.
  • Excellent inter-personal, negotiation and communication skills.
  • Proficient in English and Kiswahili languages.
  • IT literate (Word, Excel and internet).
  • Familiar with local community structures.
  • Experience working with USG funded projects desirable.

Additional Information

Position:      One-year renewable contract with possibility of extension based on performance
Location:      Nakuru
Reports to:    The Site Coordinator
Start date:    Immediately
Language:      English

How to Apply

If you meet the above criteria, kindly submit your application letter (indicating expected salary) and CV online on Email: east.africa.office@northstar-alliance.org  on or before 1st April 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Project Finance Officer - Nakuru County, Kenya

Deadline: 30/03/2022

Job Description

  • Project Financial record keeping.
  • Entering various transactions into the accounting system on a daily basis and filing all financial records appropriately in line with the filing system.
  • Ensuring that Wellness centres are well supplied in a timely manner.
  • Processing Purchase orders and payments.
  • Ensuring that all requisite procurement procedures have been followed and the requisite support documentation is available and appropriately filed.
  • Preparing donor reports and submitting them within the stipulated deadlines.
  • Preparing internal financial reports (Budget monitoring reports, etc) on a monthly basis by the 13thday of the following month.
  • Investigate project variances and submit variance reports to management.
  • Report to management regarding the remaining funding available for projects.
  • Maintaining the Assets register. Updating regularly and arranging for Assets verification twice a year.
  • Carrying out bank and other accounts reconciliations and preparing reconciliation statements on a monthly basis by the 13thday of the following month.
  • Ensuring that all bills and statutory deductions are paid in time to avoid penalties.
  • Arranging for physical cash counts once a quarter at the centre level.
  • Ensuring adherence to the financial procedures.
  • Participating in Budget preparation and review.
  • Maintaining Project records
  • Compile information for internal and external auditors, as required and respond to any queries raised.
  • Prepare and submit statutory reports and tax returns related to project on a timely manner.
  • Maintain project staff records
  • Receive, review and file project staff time sheets
  • Prepare the project Payroll.
  • Close out project accounts upon project completion.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Finance and Human Resource Manager.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • At least 3 years’ experience in project accounting
  • Working knowledge of USAID funded projects is a must.
  • A good understanding of the health landscape in Kenya would also be desirable.
  • Proficiency in electronic accounting systems.
  • An excellent communicator with strong writing skills.

Additional Information

Position: One-year contract – renewable
Location: Nakuru, Kenya
Reports to: Finance and Human Resource Manager
Start date: April/May 2022
Language: English

How to Apply

If you meet the above criteria, kindly submit your application letter (indicating expected salary) and CV online on Email: east.africa.office@northstar-alliance.org  on or before 30th March 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Finance Assistant - Kenya

Deadline: 13/02/2022

Job Description

  • Project financial record keeping.Entering various transactions into the accounting system on a daily basis and filing all financial records appropriately in line with the filing system.
  • Ensuring that Wellness centres are well supplied in a timely manner.
  • Processing Purchase orders and payments.Ensuring that all requisite procurement procedures have been followed and the requisite support documentation is available and appropriately filed.
  • Preparing donor reports and submitting them within the stipulated deadlines.
  • Preparing internal financial reports (Budget monitoring reports, etc) on a monthly basis by the 13th day of the following month.
  • Investigate project variances and submit variance reports to management.
  • Report to management regarding the remaining funding available for projects.
  • Maintaining the Assets register. Updating regularly and arranging for Assets verification twice a year.
  • Carrying out bank and other accounts reconciliations and preparing reconciliation statements on a monthly basis by the 13th day of the following month.
  • Ensuring that all bills and statutory deductions are paid in time to avoid penalties.
  • Arranging for physical cash counts once a quarter at the centre level.
  • Ensuring adherence to the financial procedures.
  • Participating in Budget preparation and review.
  • Maintaining Project records
  • Compile information for internal and external auditors, as required and respond to any queries raised.
  • Prepare and submit statutory reports and tax returns related to project on a timely manner.
  • Maintain project staff records
  • Receive, review and file project staff time sheets
  • Prepare the project Payroll.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant legal, internal and Partner regulations
  • Close out project accounts upon project completion.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Finance and Human Resource Manager.

Education & Experience

  • At least a Diploma in Accounting or related field.
  • Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD) or Certified Public Accountant II (Intermediate level)
  • At least 1 years’ experience in project accounting
  • Working knowledge of USG and Global Fund funded projects is a must.
  • A good understanding of the health landscape in Kenya would also be desirable.
  • Proficiency in electronic accounting systems.
  • An excellent communicator with strong writing skills.

Additional Information

Position: One year contract – renewable
Location: Kenya
Reports to: Finance and Human Resource Manager
Start date: March/April 2022
Language: English
North Star is an equal opportunity employer

How to Apply

If you meet the above criteria, kindly submit your application letter (indicating expected salary) and CV online on Email: east.africa.office@northstar-alliance.org  on or before 13th February 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Clinical Officer/Site Coordinator - Burnt Forest, Kenya

Re-advertised
Deadline: 10/01/2022

Job Description

  • Managing the operations of the Burnt Forest Roadside Wellness Centre.
  • Examining, diagnosing, treating and counselling of target groups at the RWC.
  • Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among long distance truck drivers, sex workers and the community members with whom they interact. This shall be done in accordance with the National guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health or other relevant Ministries.
  • Ensure effective use of syndromic approach to management of STIs, Malaria and other common illnesses.
  • Management of Opportunistic Infections (OIs).
  • Screening for Tuberculosis.
  • Administration and management of ART.
  • Adherence monitoring of use of medication particularly for TB and HIV cases.
  • Develop proper records of all HIV and TB infected patients served and ensure follow up.
  • Provide health education and counselling to the truck drivers, commercial sex workers and communities with whom they interact.
  • Recording data according to North Star Alliance’s specifications.
  • Preparing and submitting reports within set deadlines.
  • Meet all performance targets.
  • Refer all cases requiring specialized care and management to relevant health facilities and or services.
  • Organize outreach activities in collaboration with other partners and stakeholders.
  • Identifying key stakeholders and engaging them in the relevant activities.
  • Ensuring effective linkage with other North Star staff.
  • Any other duties which may be assigned by the Regional Director from time to time.

Education & Experience

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from a recognized College.
  • Must be registered by Clinical Officers’ Council.
  • A degree in Clinical Medicine or Social sciences will be an added advantage.
  • Over 3 years’ experience in a reputable health institution/Facility.
  • Strong personality with good leadership skills.
  • Ability to manage/implement projects and prepare good and timely reports.
  • Excellent inter-personal, negotiation and communication skills.
  • Proficient in English and local languages.
  • IT literate (Word, Excel and internet).
  • Familiar with local structures.
  • Ability to work with key populations.

Additional Information

Position: Full time basis
Location: Burnt Forest, Kenya
Start date: Immediately
Language: English

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted by close of business on Monday, 10th January, 2022 to the email address below. east.africa.office@northstar-alliance.org Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Data Clerk - Kenya

Deadline: 07/01/2022

Job Description

  • Manage and organize client files at the service sites
  • Accurately enter data into various data-bases.
  • Identify and correct data entry errors using appropriate quality control methods.
  • Prepare relevant reports as needed.
  • Work with the M & E Officer on DQA and other data matters
  • Provide general data entry support across the program.

Education & Experience

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Grade C or higher.
  • Certificate in IT/Health records and Information.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to enter data into a computer quickly and accurately.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to think analytically.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • At least 6 months’ data entry experience.
  • Experience in Key population & HIV data management is an additional advantage.
  • Experience working with USG funded projects desirable.

Additional Information

Position:      One-year renewable contract with possibility of extension based on performance
Location:      Kenya
Reports to:    The Site Coordinator
Start date:    Immediately
Language:      English

How to Apply

Applications to include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, academic and other certificates (indicating your expected salary) and sent to the email below by close of business on Friday, 31st December 2021.Email: east.africa.office@northstar-alliance.org  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Outreach Coordinator - Kenya

Deadline: 07/01/2022

Job Description

  • Oversee outreach activities within the assigned project site in liaison with other team members.
  • Determine health and communication needs of the target populations and make recommendations for continuation of or change in services.
  • Ensure achievement of targets for number of truckers and sex workers reached (daily, monthly, quarterly and annually).
  • Ensure that referrals and follow ups are done in collaboration with service providers and partners/government, and document.
  • Educate, coach and motivate Peer Educators/Mobilizers.
  • Conduct monthly meetings with peer educators/mobilizers to identify challenges and trouble shoot.
  • Conduct health education sessions targeting truckers and sex workers.
  • Document/record activities including preparation of periodic reports.
  • Establish contacts (linkages) with the government and other partners to leverage resources
  • Participate in program meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Education & Experience

  • Degree in Social Sciences
  • At least 2 years’ experience in outreach work
  • Good communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills to build rapport with community members
  • Good listening skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Mobilization skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership skills

Additional Information

Position: Full time basis
Location:     Kenya
Reports to:  Clinical Officer/Site Coordinator
Start date:   Immediately
Language:     English, Kiswahili

How to Apply

If you meet the above criteria, apply online (indicating your expected salary) on Email:  east.africa.office@northstar-alliance.org  on or before 31st December 2021.   Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 


Project Coordinator - Kenya

Deadline: 07/01/2022

Job Description

  • Ensure effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the organisations HIV and other projects and timely provision of deliverables.
  • Create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Manage the implementation and operationalisation of Roadside Wellness Centres or Blue Box clinics for designated sites.
  • Organise outreach services.
  • Conduct quality assurance/audits of Wellness Centres.
  • Manage, monitor and report on designated Unit / Centre expenditure against project budget.
  • Prepare reports on performance against agreed project objectives, targets, deliverables, milestones and timeframes and which define project progress, problems and solutions.
  • Provide direction and leadership to project staff.
  • Prepare programme budgets and reviews.
  • Identify new funding opportunities in line with the Organization’s Mission for the continuation of project activities after the current donor funding.
  • Support project proposal development processes.
  • Consistently monitor regular and transparent reporting on all donor activities and related results.
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project including County/District Governments.
  • Identify and manage programme related risks.
  • Any other duties which may be assigned by the Director.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences or related field.
  • Master’s Degree in social sciences or related field will be an added advantage.
  • Computer Literacy and Competence.
  • A strong written and oral command of English.
  • Knowledge of health issues for mobile populations, healthcare delivery systems and models in Africa.
  • Demonstrate a high level of energy, resourcefulness, persistence and stamina in their achievement of objectives.
  • Be an excellent team player, and have very strong communication skills especially in the interaction and negotiations with other partners.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Broad management experience.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills.
  • Experience in multi-cultural communications.

Additional Information

Position:      One week
Location:      Kenya
Reports to:    The Director
Start date:    January 2022
Language:      English

How to Apply

If you meet the above criteria, apply online (indicating your expected salary) on Email:  east.africa.office@northstar-alliance.org  on or before 20th December 2021.   Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 


Monitoring & Evaluation Officer - Kenya

Deadline: 07/01/2022

Job Description

  • Works with senior leadership, staff, consultants and external partners to define data needs, align and enhance the organization’s technological capacity, analyze and report data in forms that are useful and relevant to meet the operating, decision-making and reporting needs.
  • Supports the coordination of training and technical support needed to implement appropriate processes/protocols for timely, consistent data collection and reporting aligned with program, training, management and reporting needs
  • Ensures that all data collection processes, used for internal and/or external purposes are aligned with the organization’s as well as project goals and priorities.
  • Identifies and recommends cost effective strategies for enhancing North Star Alliance’s data collection, tracking and management capacity, including providing training and technical assistance.
  • Implement established standards for data reporting and ensure that reports are produced and disseminated in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provides regular guidance, technical assistance and training to staff in support of data collection, tracking and utilization activities.
  • Works with management to inform, design and promote linkages between data collection and utilization with program design, operations, assessment, and quality control for the purpose of performance improvement.
  • Provide administrative and logistical assistance with third-party evaluations.
  • Create dissemination documents on North Star Alliance’s work for internal and external stakeholders including dashboards/scorecards, website, organizational partners and donors. Other projects and responsibilities as needed to advance the strategic data management and institutional learning priorities of North Star Alliance.
  • Carry out Routine Data Quality Assessments (RDQA) and follow up for necessary system strengthening

Education & Experience

  • Degree in Social Sciences, Monitoring and Evaluation/ Statistics/ Research with previous project management experience in public health. Master’s Degree in relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • 3 years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Proven experience in research, project planning and risk management.
  • Experience in data entry, analysis, and reporting required.
  • Ability to communicate sophisticated technical information into accessible and meaningful information for use in decision making and program improvement.
  • Experience in applied evaluation and data tracking and utilization to inform program improvement required.
  • Proven experience in people management.
  • Working knowledge of USG and Global Fund funded projects is a must.
  • Computer Literacy and Competence essential.
  • Must be in possession of a valid and current passport, driver’s license and be prepared to travel outside the border of East Africa
  • Be accustomed to working with people from different countries, cultures and backgrounds.

Additional Information

Position:      One-year contract renewable
Location:      Kenya
Reports to:    Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Start date:    January 2022
Language:      English

How to Apply

If you meet the above criteria, apply online (indicating your expected salary) on Email:  east.africa.office@northstar-alliance.org  on or before 31st December 2021.   Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.