NGO Jobs in Kenya – APHRC

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out high quality, policy-relevant research on population, health and education issues facing sub- Saharan Africa. 

Our goal is to generate evidence for meaningful action to improve the lives of all Africans. 

The Center seeks to recruit a research officer to work within its Population Dynamics, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Unit.
  • Lead the process of obtaining ethical approval
  • Develop study tools, training and manuals and field guides to use for data collection
  • Coordinate the recruitment, training and supervision of field team
  • Coordinate field work and be responsible for data quality
  • Mobilize and educate the community in relation to the research project
  • Participate in the development of research proposals
  • Conduct literature review and participate in writing scientific papers
  • Prepare regular field and project reports
  • Participate in dissemination of research findings and policy dialogue with appropriate audiences
  • Prepare policy briefs and fact sheets from the projects’ findings
  • Other duties as required
Qualifications and Experience
  • Master of Science in Sociology, Demography, Economics, Public Health, Nursing, Social Work, Anthropology or related disciplines
  • At least 3 years’ post qualification experience, preferably in a research setting
  • Good computer literacy and knowledge of multiple statistical and/or qualitative software packages such as STATA, SPSS, NVivo or ATLAS.ti.
  • Experience conducting field research and managing research team
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Swahili
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, juggle tasks and meet tight deadlines.
The Center seeks to recruit a Development Officer – Compliance who will be part of the development unit that is responsible for providing leadership in resource mobilization and grant management for the Center’s growing portfolio of projects.

The successful candidate will lead in the development and review of the Center’s grant and partnership contracts and in checking compliance in contractual conditions. 

Additionally, s/he will be responsible for grants management for a section of the program ensuring donor conditions are met and timely and compliant reports are shared with funders.
Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Drafting of contracts to partners and other stakeholders
  • Review contracts, MOUs and teaming agreements from partners and funders
  • Develop and manage APHRC’s partnerships with relevant Government departments, NGOs, community-based organizations and other relevant stakeholders. The role includes due diligence of prospective partners;
  • Perform grant administration ensuring major deliverables are tracked and reports and invoices are submitted in time and that these are aligned to the reporting requirements;
  • Regularly liaise with programs to appreciate the level of delivery and where adjustment may be necessary through revision in contract terms and cost/no-cost extensions;
  • Manage regular communication and follow-ups with funders, partners and sub grantees clarifying any contractual issue that may arise;
  • Support fundraising activities including carrying out research on prospective funders and taking responsibility for administrative sections of the proposal.
  • Lead capacity building activities to improve grant management. This may include development of contract templates, training, planning and close-out meetings so project staff understand contractual obligations and donor compliance requirements
  • Create simple tools and training to support excellence in grants management
  • Support partners or sub-awardees program and financial audits.
  • Provide technical assistance to partners and sub-awardees in the implementation and management of the grant cycles, budgeting, financial reporting and donor compliance.
  • Support to ensure partner sub-grants are disbursed and accounted for in line with contractual requirements.
  • Regularly monitor projects’ and partners’ performance against key indicators, taking appropriate action where necessary including flagging risks for appropriate management action.
Qualifications, experience and skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law or any relevant field
  • Professional qualification/ experience in accountancy. Prior work experience in an audit firm will be an added advantage
  • At least 3 years’ experience of relevant demonstrated experience in development work that includes participating in contractual processes;
  • Knowledge of various donor requirements and demonstrated experience working with one or more of the following categories of funders; bilateral, multilateral, Corporations, Foundations and various Government agencies;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively work with diverse teams;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • CPA –K , CPS –K an added advantage

Internship Opportunity:Accountant
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non- governmental organization that carries out high quality, policy relevant research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. 

The Center seeks engage an intern to be attached to the finance department for an initial period of three months.
  • Provide support to project staff by ensuring cost effective utilization of resources;
  • Monitor project expenditure to ensure they are in line with donors’ agreements. Prepare donor financial reports;
  • Monitor projects expenditure against the budgets and provide frequent feedback to the project managers and project staff on budget matters;
  • Review field imprest / staff travel advance to ensure adherence to set procedures;
  • Review partner institutions’ expenditure accounting and prepare funds disbursements;
  • Participate in preparing budgets and other administrative sections;
  • Prepare for project audits by continuously reviewing accounts for accuracy and provide support to auditors during project financial audits;
  • Process payments and funds transfer;
  • Ensure proper records management and compliance with internal and external requirements.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Must have graduated within the last six month - period of the advert. (CPA (K), ACCA
  • Excellent skills in Ms Excel and familiarity with accounting software, preferably Navision (MS Dynamics);
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.
How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal by August 24, 2017.
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center, Inc
APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru
P. O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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