Nairobi County, Kenya
Purpose of the position:
To provide coordination on Water feasibility studies, participate in design of water projects and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), for projects supported by World Vision Kenya; Ensure effective stakeholder engagement at the national level of the organization, and well-coordinated implementation of sustainable WASH and other WVK development initiatives that meet government and international environmental standards and regulations.
In order to successfully do so, the office holder must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.
Engineering Design and supervision, 50%
In collaboration with other design team members ,carryout feasibility studies of new initiated project
In collaboration with other design team members ,coordinate Engineering surveys of new initiated project
In collaboration with other design team members ,coordinate Engineering design of new initiated project
In collaboration with other design team members ,carryout supervision of designed projects being implemented to ensure they meet the requisite thresholds as per the design
Coordinate assessments, designs, measurements of construction and in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures in liaison with NO WASH team and other relevant partners.
Review relevant engineering surveys, assessments, evaluations, studies, designs and terms of reference and bills of quantities from the relevant ADPs to ensure effective project delivery
Review tender documents for WASH and construction before forwarding to supply chain management for invitation of bids and review and analysis of bids before tabling at Central Tender Committee (CTC)
EIA/ESIA Business Processes, Studies, Reporting and Compliance, 20%
Develop EIA/ESIA implementation guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessment and Mitigation
Coordinate EIA/ESIA studies and reports for boreholes, water pans, water dams, water pipelines, tanks, classrooms, offices, dispensaries and other infrastructure projects as supported by WVK in all Area Development Programme (ADPs) in Kenya as per NEMA requirement.
Preparation of EIA/ESIA reports including impact, identification, evaluation and formulation of mitigation measures and development of Environmental Management Plans (EMP)
Review of ESIA reports for WVK supported projects and submit to NEMA for approval and follow-up on issuance of licenses.
Developing guidelines to be used in engaging external consultants to do EISA for World Visions
Coordinate and provide leadership in all planned and undertaken EIAs/ESIAs for projects supported by World Vision Kenya.
Ensure EMPs are implemented for all infrastructures projects in liaison with all relevant stakeholders and ADPs
Program Monitoring and Reporting, 15%
Ensuring that Environmental management plans and impact mitigation are implemented in all the projects
Support WASH team in quarterly review, and experience sharing meetings with the region (especially the WASH Learning Centers).
Review the design document to ensure programme plans meet sector standards for better practice in that technical area.
Confirm that the design meets national office programme design quality standards, including addressing cross-cutting issues.
Develop and implement protocols for coordinating communication between ministry units (Operation, Regional offices, IPAs) and Support Offices, key international and national donors and other stakeholders.
Advocacy, Engagement and networking, 5%
Ensure effective linkages with Ministry of Water, Environment and Natural Resources, National Environmental Management Authority and Water Resources Management Authority
Resource Acquisition, 5%
Fundraising for the Design unit by charging projects done.
Support fundraising team during proposal development upon their request especially on environmental and social issues
Capacity Building, 5%
Build staff capacity on EIA/ESIA Business Processes, Studies, monitoring and reporting
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The holder of this position must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalence from a recognized University.
They must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience with regards to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development, relief and/or advocacy project, Environment or WASH related interventions;
Must be registered or ongoing with registration with NEMA (National Environment and Management Authority) as Associate or lead expert and any other relevant professional body
Must be registered with the relevant professional regulatory body and a member of IEK or IET
The holder of this position must be a results orientated who can handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands
He /she must also have ample experience in public relations and be a strong team player.
Be a registered professional member
Must be a committed Christian who is able to stand above denominational and cultural diversity challenges;
Must have outstanding oral and written communications and relationship skills and;
Must be willing to perform other duties as required
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Partnership Leader Advocacy & External Engagement - (PL A&EE) will provide overall leadership and strategic oversight to our Advocacy and External Engagement across the partnership engaging heavily in both internal and external components of this work. This highly influential role is critical to delivering key aspects of World Vision’s first ever global strategy – Our Promise 2030. The post holder will champion Strategic Imperative #3 of Our Promise 2030 “Collaborating and advocating for broader impact: Changing from largely working on our own, in our way, to partnerships, joint ventures and advocacy with those who share our goals”.
External engagement helps ensure World Vision is strongly positioned with priority external stakeholders from all sectors to wield influence, inspire action, increase visibility, gather intelligence, initiate partnerships and raise income all to support the achievement of World Vision’s strategic priorities and increase impact on child well-being.
Action resulting from external engagement includes, but is not limited to: improved policy and service delivery by governments; increased resource allocation from donors; increase in meaningful child participation; a private sector more aligned with building child well-being; increased brand recognition and income for World Vision; raised awareness and behaviour change among all stakeholders; enhanced and productive partnerships; innovation and ministry improvements; enhanced reputation and influence for World Vision.
Our Mission mandates World Vision to respond to the changing dynamics and circumstances that threaten the safety and dignity of children affected by injustice and oppression. Our ultimate motivation is derived from what we have experienced in Jesus Christ, and the belief that all of humanity is created in the image of God, and as such, has inherent value and dignity. Our faith calls us to protect lives, restore dignity and renew hope, promoting human transformation, seeking justice and bearing witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God. This approach is consistent with the vision, mission and core values of World Vision (WV) and this position leads the function and principles for Advocacy and External Engagement across the World Vision Partnership.
Lead development of strong external relationships especially in the global capitals –(New York, Geneva, Brussels and Addis):
Engage with influential external stakeholders on the key issues affecting children as identified in Our Promise 2030.
Ensure that all senior leaders have appropriate external engagement plans for themselves and their teams.
Proactively support the President’s external engagement.
Lead ‘It takes a World’ & demonstrates global campaign strategy momentum and impact: Continue to build internal support, momentum of and cross partnership ownership of the campaign.
Continue to develop external support for and impact of the campaign through building broad coalitions with all potential partners that can contribute to ending violence against children.
Ensure the campaign is mostly with and by children and not only for children.
Support the Global Partnership to end violence.
Lead Strategic Initiative (SI 3.2); Equip and support National Offices:
Engage effectively in cross-sector partnerships and platforms to achieve their child well-being objectives and contribute to Sustainable Development Goals.
Ensure Partner of Choice initiative and partnership brokering and facilitation support services are contributing to a significant increase in partnering effectiveness.
Empower all Global Centre (GC) teams to develop and implement external engagement plans focused on the achievement of Child Well Being (CWB) Objectives:
Enhance External Engagement as a key part of the WV’s effort to manage and build stronger relationships with the external world. It recognises that World Vision’s impact multiplies when we work with other actors from across society.
Provide global leadership on implementation of Agenda 2030:
Follow up on Sustainable Development Goals implementation and delivery for children, helping hold governments and stakeholders accountable to their Agenda 2030 commitments.
Ensure WV champions children’s participation and empowers children to be proactive agents of changes.
Lead and manage A&EE team.
Develop and provide oversight of organizational capacity for advocacy and external engagement.
Ensure awareness amongst internal and external audiences of WV’s Christian distinctiveness.
Provide oversight to all WV’s policy positions.
KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Master’s Degree in international studies or relevant field;
A minimum of 10 years leadership and operational experience in international relief and development activities; at least five (5) years direct Advocacy/External Engagement experience in a senior advocacy role or as a national director with a strong focus on External Engagement;
Strong understanding of and experience in international development and key current policy debates;
Strong knowledge of the child rights agenda and Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development;
Demonstrated track record at global level of external influence and of establishing and leading strategic partnerships;
Very strong organizational leadership that enables post holder to have a “whole of partnership” view and not just a narrow sectoral view;
Excellent communications skills, including as a representative of World Vision in external forums and as a media spokesperson;
Successful track record of functioning effectively at senior levels across large and complex multinational organizations (C-suite level);
Proven ability to be a risk taker – ability to make timely tough decisions on when and how to speak out and when to advocate more discreetly;
Exceptional relational, negotiating and cross cultural skills that develop trust and enable achievement of job objective, both internally and externally;
Capacity to act as a servant leader, strong faith in Christ, with the ability to demonstrate this faith through motives and actions in all contexts.
A humanitarian leader who is passionate about World Vision’s mission, values and vision, who is driven to work with marginalized, vulnerable and impoverished children and communities, and who can enthuse the organization with confidence, energy and vision;
Is highly relational and very good a building relationships internally and externally
A passion for justice and for children’s participation;
Experience working in a matrix reporting environment;
Experience in culture change and change management;
Effective written and verbal communications and presentation skills in English;
Secondary language in French, Spanish, a plus.
Tertiary qualifications in business management.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.
Nairobi County, Kenya
Purpose of the Position
The incumbent will be the focal point person for all Global Fund pharmacy activities. He / She will monitor the national pipelines for all TB commodities to ensure that adequate quantities of required commodities are readily available for distribution. The position holder will provide technical assistance and support for the development and management of a national procurement plan for all TB related commodities. He /She will be responsible for conducting quarterly integrated supportive supervision of TB centres and develop SOPs for use in the management of TB commodities.
Develop and periodically review Pharmacovigilance (PV) guidelines and written instructions.
Ensure quarterly reporting on Pharmacovigilance, Drug Resistance Surveillance (DRS) and Rational use of drugs.
Lead Capacity Assessment and training initiatives focusing on Tuberculosis management centers and follow-up on the implementation of capacity-building plans.
Provide training to key partners and stakeholders on quantification and forecasting, storage, Logistics Management Information System (LMIS), distribution and rational use of drugs.
Lead in the Quality Assurance and Quality Control of medical products at all levels of the supply chain.
Participate in Annual Evaluation Missions by Global Drug Facility and other missions.
Participate in the supply chain technical working group meeting with stakeholders that will include; Ministry of Health, UNICEF Somalia, WHO-Somalia and UNFPA – Somalia.
Responsible for the maintenance and implement the LMIS system
Responsible for the maintenance and updating of the Global Fund Price Quality Reporting (PQR) database.
Maintain an auditable procurement documentation in compliance with Global Fund standards.
Act as a resource person for all pharmaceutical matters in the implementation of the Global Fund grant.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy.
At least 5 years of relevant work experience in public care health management.
Knowledge in procurement and distribution of pharmaceuticals will be an added advantage.
Past experience in implementation of Global Fund grants will be an added advantage.
Should demonstrate experience in capacity-building and excellent report writing skills.
Strong organisational skills and ability to work in a team and culturally diverse environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgment, communication skills, ability to identify and resolve policy and operational constraints.
Knowledge of appropriate systems and tools for data analysis and reporting.
Should demonstrate ability to multitask, set priorities and work with minimal supervision.
Work environment: This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya but will require frequent travel to Somalia.
Nairobi County, Kenya
VisionFund International (VFI) is the world’s largest Christian microfinance network. For more than a decade we have been improving the lives of children across the developing world, as we provide small loans and other financial services to families struggling in poverty.
As the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision, the world’s largest Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation, we work in 30+ countries through our network of affiliated microfinance institutions (MFIs) located across the globe in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. We have an outstanding loan portfolio of nearly US$ 535 million, serve over 1.2 million active borrowers and impact the lives of over 4 million children each year.
Sharing the same vision as World Vision, VFI aims to provide ‘life in all its fullness’ to children as their parents receive small loans, improve their businesses and increase in ability to care for their children as family incomes multiply.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
VisionFund International (VFI) is seeking a senior finance expert with good finance, accounting and regulatory experience and management skills. The Regional Finance Manager will work under the direction of the Regional Finance Director of Africa (RFD) to streamline all financial and accounting issues in VisionFund’s various Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) in the region, guiding and coaching the CFOs and Finance Managers ensuring that they have proper internal controls, follow VFI financial policies and other standards, including regulatory requirements recognized by the external auditors.
He/she will support the planning process in the region to produced credible and high quality projections, support the preparation of reliable financial and operational reports as instructed by the RFD, monitor the financial risks affecting the MFIs ensuring that they have risk instruments in place and the Asset and Liability Committee (ALCO) and risk committees to react in good time to potential risks, in order to minimize their impact. Finally, he/she will provide training to finance staff in the MFIs and ensure that the finance staff in the MFIs are properly motivated, performance managed, developed and evaluated and that they have succession plans for key finance positions.
This position would ideally be based in East Africa and is likely to supervise five countries: Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Rwanda, nevertheless candidates from other regions in Africa that are fluent in French and English are invited to apply as there is always the possibility to relocate this position to West Africa having someone else in charge of East Africa.
Control Environment - Support the process of installation of electronic financial systems in the MFIs and train staff to make good use of it for the benefit of the business. Monitor the preparation of financial reports to ensure compliance with policies, standards and regulations. Supervise compliance with tax requirements. Ensure that basic internal controls (reconciliation, integration, segregation of duties, approval limits, etc) are in place and followed.
Monitor the closing of financial issues reported by internal audit, external audit and regulator especially those considered as prudential norms. Support the updating of the financial manual and its implementation and compliance and when required help preparing exceptions to policies. Provide technical support to CFOs responding to complex questions about proper accounting records. Review MED financial report and other special reports prepared by MFIs to ensure quality and compliance with deadlines.
MFI Planning and Budgeting - Support the planning process of MFIs providing training and coaching to the CFOs in the preparation of quality and realistic projections and helping them to cascade the projections to branch level within their MFI. Also helping them to implement budgetary control mechanisms in their branches. Help to conduct cost-volume-benefit analysis in the branches of MFIs to plan operations, reduce OCR and improve results.
Funding - Monitor funding needs in the MFIs, supporting them with monthly cash flow projections that are aligned with approved funding plans. Organize monthly funding calls and monitor covenant compliance.
Risk Management - Ensure that all MFIs have updated risk management tools in place (E.g. Risk appetite, Risk Register, ALM procedures) and they are making meaningful use of ALCO and Management Risk Committees to monitor and control financial and operational risks on a monthly basis. Track key financial risks in the MFIs and propose actions to mitigate them. Check for proper insurance coverage in the MFIs.
Administration - Conduct regular visits to MFIs with a plan approved by RFD and prepare reports of the visits. Support preparation of performance plan and performance evaluation. Support the RFD in the preparation of operational and financial reports. Support the preparation of operational reports and provide information that is requested from VFI global centre colleagues. Support the preparation of annual surveys (insurance, our voice and others).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Degree in finance or accounting, CPA or ABBA certificate preferred.
Good communication and relational skills in both oral and written forms, with cross cultural sensitivity as this role will work with colleagues from many areas of the world.
Must be able to simultaneously manage multiple priorities and projects.
Given the need to control financial risk within the MFI's, this position requires a deep financial analysis and accounting understanding, preferably with some audit background.
Understanding of balance sheet, risk management including interest rate risk, liquidity risk and foreign exchange risk as well as bank funding processes and contracting.
Must be experienced in use of database software systems and Excel.
Advance knowledge of Excel can be of great advantage for the job.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time. Flexibility on hours to contact people within wide time zone differences is required.