Entry Career Vacancy World Vision in Kenya April 2017


Entry Latest Job Vacancy World Vision in Kenya April 2017


Entry Career Recruitment World Vision in Kenya April 2017

  • Company: World Vision
  • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: NGO Jobs in Kenya

World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

Senior Auditor

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience5 – 7 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit

Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (country or US state) where WVI is registered to operate.

The purpose of this position is to contribute to the Global Internal Audit (GIA) mission of providing WVI Board and Management independent assurance on the adequacy, efficiency and effectiveness of internal control, risk management and governance systems by:

Utilizing the ministry-wide risk assessment project (MWRAP) and the risk-based integrated audit (RBIA) approach to identify, assess, and provide recommendations to address the major risks that threaten the organization’s ability to achieve its goals and objectives.

Ensuring that GIA’s services are rendered in accordance with the IIA Standards, GIA’s Charter and WVI’s policies and procedures.

Promoting good stewardship over funding received among key stakeholders of audited entities to ensure alignment with donor and partnership objectives, expectations and requirements.

The role of the GC Auditor is primarily focused on the implementation of risk-based audits of National Offices, GC departments, Regional and Support Offices. Verification of compliance with donor requirements and regulations is also particularly important. The incumbent will also be instrumental in rolling out and streamlining GIA strategic initiatives aimed at improving the effectiveness and efficiency of its assurance services.

Responsibilities for the Senior Auditor Job

Leadership of Audit Engagements:

  • This role is about leading the processes required to plan and conduct audit engagements included in GIA’s annual audit plan, as well as special assignments and investigations. This involves:
  • Identify and lead the audit team (2-3 members) as they develop and implement the engagement plan for all audits (preliminary survey, MWRAP template, audit planning memo) to ensure quality audit procedures and effective engagement with business owners and key stakeholders.
  • Ensuring the GIA team produces all deliverables in a timely fashion, including APMs, e-binders, and final draft reports, and that findings are discussed, along with key action plans, with business owners and key stakeholders.
  • Maintaining positive relationships throughout entire audit process through open and effective communication while building and maintaining strong cooperation within the audit team.
  • Reviewing work papers of audit team members and maximizing resources to ensure that all work performed by the GC audit team meets quality standards of GIA and capitalizes on opportunities for efficiency.

Process Improvement & Simplification

  • Developing a keen understanding of costumer needs, including key goals, risks, and procedures to ensure continuous improvement of each audit engagement.
  • Creating a culture of iterative improvement, where each team member is empowered to identify and provide feedback on improvement or adjustment within GIA’s standards or procedures.
  • Identifying trends through analysis of recurring audit issues to be highlighted to the partnership leaders and process owners.
  • Suggest to the GIA manager and to other GIA leaders to address identified weaknesses in GIA procedures, tools and services, to make the process simple and effective.

Professional Development & Quality Assurance

  • The GC Auditor will ensure that the audit team maintains professional proficiency while assisting the GIA leadership with special tasks:
  • Performing audits and investigations assigned by GIA leaders, including consulting engagements or specialized reviews, and providing assistance to external auditors whenever needed.
  • Providing continuous feedback to local auditors after each engagement based on review of performance, ensuring that each team member has adequate opportunity for individual and professional development.
  • Monitoring to ensure compliance with IIA standards for Continued Professional Education (CPE) hours.
  • Promoting a Christ-centered internal audit environment by ensuring that significant team building and spiritual development activities are shared by the audit team.
  • Keeping the GIA manager and the director abreast of all significant findings as they arise in the field, particularly on issues of suspected fraud and/or potential significant reputational impact to the Partnership.

Senior Auditor Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or other relevant field.
  • Fluency in English, solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Solid team-building and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office standard packages.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years audit experience.
  • At least 3 years risk-based audit experience.
  • Proven experience to produce quality outputs under pressure.
  • Experience on Enterprise Risk Management, Government Grants, IT audits, Fraud Examination.
  • Experience in Operations, Fund Raising, Finance, Accounting and other support functions (e.g., HR, Procurement, IT, and etc.)
  • Good knowledge of World Vision’s structure, regulations and operations.
  • Cross-cultural working experience.
  • One of the following or equivalent is required, CIA, CPA, CA.
  • Internal audit experience working for a NGO.
  • Fluency in any other of WVI’s official languages (i.e. French, Spanish, Portuguese).

Assistant Finance Director

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit

Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within the East Africa Region where WVI is registered to operate.

Provide effective and efficient support to the Regional Finance Director (RFD) in ensuring standards of excellence through financial management, accountability and integrity in the region.

Duties for the Assistant Finance Director Job

  • Review monthly funding requests from National/Regional Offices and ensure that they are in compliance with their committed budget.
  • Assist the Regional Finance Director (RFD) to ensure National/Regional Offices are monitoring their spending against budget commitments to assure that spending occurs only where there are commitments and to minimize year-end overspending.
  • Assist the RFD in the region’s financial planning and budgeting process.
  • Ensure appropriate financial and monitoring frameworks are in place, and operating satisfactorily, in each National/Regional Office to support WV’s ministry in the region. Involves assisting National Offices designing and improving internal control systems and project accounting systems.
  • Oversee and evaluate the region’s financial performance and efficiency through the quarterly financial scorecard issued by the FRSC.
  • Assume the role of SunSystem/Vision/LEAP point person for the region, which includes the co- ordination of SunSystems & LEAP Point Persons for the region, co-ordination of trainings, and defining a strategy.
  • Assist RFD to build financial capacity at National/Regional Office.
  • Work with Regional Audit Manager to gather Audit Trend Analysis to promote improved Partnership internal audit results through assuring implementation of audit recommendations and addressing common audit findings.
  • Functionally supervise the RO Finance Manager.
  • Perform special projects for the RFD as necessary. This could include researching key finance ratios to set benchmarks; developing training material for use by National Office/Regional Office (NO/RO) finance staff (e.g. CD- ROMS, PowerPoint presentations); identifying alternative options for cost-cutting; researching cost allocation methods within the region; investigate problem areas in RO/NOs; compiling socio-economic data to assist with a model for the effective allocation of resources, etc.
  • Act on behalf of the RFD during their absence.
  • Attend and participate in devotional meetings.

Assistant Finance Director Job Requirements

  • Degree in Finance, Business Admin, or Accounting. Bachelor or equivalent preferred.
  • High level computer literacy and knowledge of spreadsheet applications.
  • Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash-flow monitoring and internal accounting controls.
  • Knowledge of and experience with government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements preferred.
  • Experience in establishing and enforcing common protocols and standards throughout a large organization.
  • Senior leadership experience in strategic financial management.
  • Track record of successfully training, developing/mentoring and supervising finance staff.
  • Working knowledge of the WV Partnership preferred and ability to interface sensitively with people from various departments in both field and support offices.
  • Strong inter-personal skills, and proven team-player.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Able to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.
  • Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

Project Officer

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience2 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Project Management

Responsibilities for the Project Officer Job

Project design, planning and implementation

  • Ensure all children, pregnant and lactating women are identified, admitted and discharged from emergency nutrition programs as per national Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition(IMAM guidelines and
  • Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition
  • To work closely with MOH and other partners to establish a referral mechanisms of both moderately and severely malnourished children and women to Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition(IMAM), food assistance programs or other health services
  • In liaison with Ministry of Health organize and coordinate integrated outreaches in hard to reach areas to increase access to nutrition services
  • In liaison with Ministry of health mobilize Community Volunteers for biweekly screening and treatment of children. pregnant and lactating for acute malnutrition
  • Mobilize communities to participate in nutrition project interventions though the community health workers
  • Conduct health and nutrition education sessions, screening children for malnutrition, systematic treatment, supplementary and therapeutic food distribution
  • Conduct training to health facility staff and Community Health Volunteers on treatment, referral of children and reporting of children with acute malnutrition
  • Integrate WASH and livelihood messages during nutrition activities such as during mass screening, supplementary and outpatient therapeutic program activities
  • Ensure good storage, handling of all food commodities at health facilities and any other storage areas, efficient safe distribution to the beneficiaries.
  • Support the Sub-County and county nutrition officers) to make timely requests and reporting for nutrition commodities and to ensure gaps in commodities are reported to county nutrition office in timely manner
  • Carry out on the job training during supervision or monitoring for health facilities implementing interventions
  • Ensure project processes such as purchases are done in line with WV approved policies
  • Ensure integration of Child protection, Disability, Gender mainstreaming and environmental protection into nutrition interventions during the emergency response
  • Participate in Sub-County or county emergency, nutrition or food security joint assessments.
  • In liaison with the Accountant track project implementation expenditure levels and budgets
  • In collaboration with Area Programs Manager, ensure the timely preparation and implementation of phase-out of emergency nutrition projects

Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation

  • Develop quality reports: weekly situation reports , monthly reports and quarterly reports as per WV and/donor(s) reporting guidelines
  • Monitor recovery of beneficiaries in nutrition projects as per SPHERE standards
  • In liaison with MoH develop monitoring plan ,analyse nutrition information from health information system to understand trends of beneficiaries for timely decision making
  • Monthly monitor project expenditure and level of implementation and report any variances to the Area
  • Programs Manager and/ or NO Program Officer (focal person) for decision making
  • Document best practices, human interest stories and work with Area Programs Manager and M&E officer to refine the stories for publication

Advocacy, Engagement and Networking

  • Represent WVK in nutrition stakeholder meetings county and sub-county levels.
  • Engaging with MoH as Sub-County or county level to influence resource allocation nutrition

Project Officer Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Food Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science or Community nutrition or related field from a recognized university
  • At least two years field experience in projects integrating nutrition to livelihood
  • Demonstrated experience in integrating nutrition and other sectors
  • Demonstrate experience and skills in advocacy
  • Experience in local level partnerships including Government Line Ministries(Agriculture, Ministry of Water, Ministry of Water and other stakeholders
  • Must be registered with the Kenya Nutrition and Dietetics Institute (KNDI)
  • Computer literate – Microsoft Office and ENA

M & E Coordinator

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience4 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Administration / Secretarial

M & E Coordinator Job Responsibilities

Assessment, Design & Planning and Resource acquisition

  • Ensure program designs & plans are informed by assessment findings and recommendations
  • Support resource acquisition team through review of concepts and proposals for overall quality and consistency of designs and plans for logic, coherence, clarity and provide feedback and assistance to improve, paying attention to such concerns as a sound and clear logical framework with SMART indicators to provide evidence during and after implementation.
  • Coordinate with the field DME Managers to provide relevant assessment data for use in proposal development exercises as appropriate.
  • Engage with TAs in the design of assessments and provide technical guidance in conducting assessments, baselines and evaluations in line with established LEAP or donor related guidelines at a National level.
  • Engage with TAs to promote, support and strengthen adoption and use of Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) methodology using Open Data Kit (ODK) or any emerging recommended software for rapid assessments and annual monitoring of projects outcomes

Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation

  • Coordinate with Programme Officers quarterly and annual report review processes in line with the national DME calendar
  • Analyze program data and periodic reports from various projects into periodic management reports usable for demonstrating evidence towards progress on National Office Strategy, for Technical Project Managers, senior management, Senior Leadership and other WV partnership offices.
  • In collaboration with the field DME Managers, support projects to undertake activity tracking and results based monitoring of outputs and outcomes using standardized reporting templates/ formats, protocols, guides, dashboards and databases ensuring contribution to the National Office Strategy are well captured
  • Coordinate the process of quarterly and annual outcome monitoring for all projects ensuring that all participate in the national outcome monitoring process using LQAS methodology and the adoption of ODK and GIS platforms
  • Ensure program (IHA) accountability and other cross cutting themes are mainstreamed in project reporting
  • In collaboration with the Communications team and the field DME Managers, support project teams to generate impact / Most Significant Change evidence in form of text (magazines, fact sheets) or digital videos.
  • Synthesize and summarize trends in project monitoring data including those generated from evaluations across sectors that can be used to inform national level programming, write monthly quarterly, semi-annual and annual, and reporting the national office child wellbeing report and department score cards to track their contribution to NO strategy and CWBOs.
  • Develop and manage an updated database of strategy outcome and standard output indicators for tracking strategy progress and WV Somalia contribution to CWBOs
  • Track planned evaluations and ensure that evaluation reports are obtained and timely shared to facilitate learning internally and across the partners

Quality assurance

  • Support projects undertake programme effectiveness self-reviews
  • Perform periodic data quality assessments to ensure validity, integrity, precision, reliability and timeliness of all project performance data; identify any deficiencies and suggest corrective actions; and assist the technical team members to maintain electronic and hard copy files.
  • Monitor and follow up on utilization of recommendations from quarterly, annual and evaluation surveys across the national office projects
  • In collaboration with the DMEO (KM) track timely implementation and reporting of programs plans
  • Review concepts notes, proposals, management reports as well as other M&E reports to ensure data validation and compliance with recommended guidelines, formats and standards.
  • Compile a graded national summary of reports based on the report quality review tool with specific recommendations on key findings and learning for improvement.

Qualifications for the M & E Coordinator Job

  • Educational level required: A minimum of a university degree in Public health, Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Community Development, or any related field. Postgraduate training in monitoring & evaluation is an added advantage.
  • Technical Training qualifications required: M&E certification from any recognized institution or gained from work based training
  • Computer literacy is required working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power point, at least one statistical package as SPSS, STATA,
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Ability to train others and effectively facilitate meeting is required.
  • Professional technical skill desired: Working knowledge of the M&E industry standards, Analysis using qualitative and/ quantitative methods including use of participatory methods and tools for planning, monitoring & evaluation, SPHERE standards, Durable Solutions Framework, Code of Conduct for Red Cross/ Red Crescent, Humanitarian Accountability Partnerships (HAP); other international humanitarian standards and other capacity building skills.
  • Minimum of four years’ work experience in monitoring and evaluation of development and humanitarian programmes or work with INGOs or humanitarian agencies.

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