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PROJECT OFFICER – MATERNITY LEAVE REPLACEMENT- ENRICH

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OVERALL PURPOSE/BROAD FUNCTION OF THE POSITION
To provide programmatic, financial and administrative support to NI’s ENRICH Project Director in the implementation and coordination of the project in Kenya.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Project Development and Planning:

  • Provide specific inputs as directed by the ENRICH Project Director in developing implementation strategies, quarterly/annual workplans, including drafting financial budgets or plans.
  • Support the review of policies, guidelines and programme frameworks related to micronutrients and development of an advocacy plan.
  • Develop drafts of, and provide inputs to, implementation plans, training schedules and other planning documents to ensure the successful implementation of the project in Kenya.
Project Implementation:
  • Coordinate communication between NI and other ENRICH consortium members on the implementation of project activities.
  • Consult with Ministry of Health at county and national level on the design and planning of NI -managed activities.
  • Coordinate technical assistance required from all NI units in support of project activities.
  • Liaise with other Project Officers to ensure alignment of activities with NI programs in Kenya
  • Develop terms of reference for subcontracted national and international consultants.
  • Prepare contracts and contract approval sheets, follow-up and review invoices, prepare payments, payment requisitions and submission of reports.
  • Ensure appropriate entries in the contracts database are made.
Project Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation:
  • Support the ENRICH Project Director in the development of a project monitoring plan and regularly monitor its implementation.
  • Conduct regular monitoring of project activities in coordination with ENRICH consortium members.
  • Ensure that a system is set up and maintained to properly document all project information, and to generate draft reports as needed.
  • Prepare all necessary documentation as required by the ENRICH Project Director related to program activities.
  • Support the ENRICH Project Director in the management and tracking of program budgets, milestones and reports.
  • Compile and draft narrative and financial reports to the donor.
  • Ensure that the contracts database is regularly updated, and regular relevant reports are generated.
Other duties and responsibilities as may be required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • A Master’s degree is essential. A discipline related to international development, nutrition and/or public health is highly desirable.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in project management in Public Health, Nutrition or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in grant management
  • Experience in the provision of technical assistance an asset.
  • Field experience in a developing country and/or experience in a cross-cultural environment an asset.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
MNP Programme Coordinator, based in Elgeyo Marakwet.
LANGUAGE SKILLS
  • Fluency in English.
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili (and/or other languages) is desirable.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
  • Up to 30 percent international and local travel will be required (e.g. participation in ENRICH Project Steering Committee meetings and County coordination meetings).
OTHER SPECIFIC SKILL REQUIREMENTS
  • Ability to plan and organize work to meet deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Strong numeracy, data manipulation and analytical skills
  • Strong financial management/administration skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong and effective interpersonal skills, tact and discretion
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Strong judgment and attention to details
CONTRACT LENGTH
The duration of the contract will be 7.5 months (01 November 2018 to 17 May 2019). Interested candidates should submit their CV and Cover letter by Friday October 5, 2018.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.
APPLY ONLINE:
https://nutritionintl.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=69
 

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