Evidence Action Program Associate Jobs in Kenya

Program management support


  • Participate in program strategy meetings and determine logistical implications of proposed decisions

  • Participate in field activities led by the NTD Unit to ensure compliance with NPELF and Evidence Action operational guidelines

  • Tailor existing Deworm the World financial guidelines to suit NPELF-specific use

  • Document challenges experienced during implementation and provide specific and practical recommendations for future adjustments

  • Record successes and best practices that can inform future programming in Kenya and other countries

  • Manage mobile communications with counties and sub counties throughout implementation cascade

    Training and sensitization materials support

  • Assist with sourcing and distribution plans for training materials and drugs, adhering to budget limits and ensuring cost-effective implementation

  • Contribute to review and revision of training and sensitisation materials in close collaboration with LF implementation team (including government and technical assistance partners)

  • Maintain communication with printers, confirming print lists and packaging and ensuring that materials adhere to program requirements for cost-effective, high quality printing

  • Manage materials dispatch by supervising loading, briefing transporters, accompanying materials to the field (if necessary), and ensuring appropriate storage and use of any excess materials

  • Coordinate with transport vendors and counties to confirm receipt and storage of materials by the county officers, and final dispatch to sub-counties; follow up to ensure the materials reach their final destinations

  • Ensure appropriate distribution to / within counties and sub-counties in correct quantities

  • Support the NTD Unit in coordinating media engagements for community sensitization and mobilization for LF MDA, including identifying appropriate radio stations and developing short radio messages

    Drug supply chain support:

  • Collaborate with the NTD Unit to calculate drug requirements and treatment lists for the program.

  • Provide logistical support to the NTD Unit to facilitate timely drug dispatch at KEMSA Nairobi to the county pharmacies.

  • Communicate with counties to inform them about arrival of drugs and the available budget and logistics to manage the redistribution to their respective sub-counties

  • Communicate with sub-county MOHs to inform them about arrival of drugs, collection timing, and redistribution to their respective health facilities (and funds available for all the processes).

  • Assist in mitigating any challenges relating to drugs logistics that are reported from the sub-counties, including redistribution or transfer of drugs between sub-counties.

    Disbursements and accountability:

  • Work in close collaboration with program and finance teams to ensure timely disbursements of funds to counties, sub-counties, and vendors, with correct amounts sent to the correct
    people at the correct times.

  • Support the program to ensure that all funds disbursed to implementation partners are accounted for by tracking disbursements and reporting pending items to the manager.

  • Communicate to relevant program and finance team members about any changes to plans as implementation progresses.

    Procurement support:

  • Arrange facilities and venues for external meetings during the LF cascade

  • Work with procurement team to identify efficient and compliant vendors, and support processes for purchasing materials e.g. printed items, T-shirts, bags, etc.

  • Liaise with the procurement and program teams to clearly and effectively document procurement in line with Finance requirements

  • Follow up to ensure that all materials are delivered on time for dispatch to the field

  • Work with procurement team to arrange adequate transport for materials


    Qualifications


  • Evidence Action places strong value on relevant personal qualities: entrepreneurial-ism, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic. We seek a highly committed and adaptable individual able to deliver quality results in quickly changing circumstances. S/he should be able to work independently and effectively in a high-pressure environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working in a related program support capacity
  • Experience working with government stakeholders and health programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills, working across teams and cultures
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to juggle multiple projects at once
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be a productive team member at work, respecting differences while working toward shared goals
  • Pays close attention to detail and accuracy; personal initiative; reliability, flexibility and follow-up
  • Comfort with periods of ambiguity
  • Proficiency using standard Microsoft Office software and Google docs / sheets
  • Personal qualities of humility, capacity for self-reflection, and a sense of humor


    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 30th July, 2018


    For more information and job application details, see; Evidence Action Program Associate Jobs in Kenya

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