Institutional Strengthening Specialist Job in Kenya – I Choose Life Africa (ICL)

I Choose Life – Africa (ICL) is one of the leading Non-Governmental Organizations that has contributed greatly to HIV prevention efforts among the youth in Kenya today. The organization has programs in over 100 institutions (University, tertiary institutions and high schools) across Kenya and reaches over 1 million youth annually with behavior change communication messages.

ICL’s vision is to see ‘AN AIDS free Africa. Her goal is to contribute to the Kenya National AIDS Strategic Plan III. ICL’s mission is to create a movement of caring communities among youth that make responsible and informed choices with regard to Life and HIV & AIDS through prevention, care and support and mitigation of socio-economic impact. 
The organization’s programs are anchored around four pillars: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Economic Empowerment, Academic and Career mentoring and Leadership and Governance (SEAL).
We invite applications for the following position;
Institutional Strengthening Specialist 

1 Position

Ref: IS/HR/2012
We are seeking to recruit an Institutional Strengthening Specialist who will be responsible of providing leadership in institutional strengthening of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) at national level as well as for standardization of institutional strengthening tools and indicators among ICL’s Projects.
Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee institutional strengthening of national level CSOs to enable them manage grants and cascade capacity to their affiliates CSOs.
  • Manage standardization of institutional strengthening approaches, tools and indicators.
  • Responsible for co-ordination and collaboration with national CSOs and APHIA plus partners.
  • Manage project resources including staff, finances and assets.
  • Establish sustainable national level coordination mechanism for institutional strengthening.

Professional Qualifications and relevant Experience 

  • Masters degree in public health, project management, business administration or its equivalent  
  • Minimum five years experience institutional strengthening of CSOs (including leadership and governance, financial systems, human resources, monitoring and evaluation, advocacy)
  • Institutional strengthening of large and small organizations
  • Experience stakeholder engagement and donor reporting
  • Experience with working with various government institutions including Ministry of Health
  • Experience in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience with USAID funded programs will be an added advantage.

Key Skills 

  • Networking and collaboration with NGOs, CSOs, FBOs, GoK agencies.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Operations Research and documentation
  • Monitoring and evaluation 

Personal Attributes     

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Team player and ability to work under minimum supervision. 

Application and contact detail:-
If you feel you are the right candidate, please send your CV and cover letter quoting your current and expected salary to hr@ichooselife.or.ke to reach us on or before 22nd June, 2012. 
The Subject of your email should read ‘Institution Strengthening Specialist”. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 
I Choose Life Africa is an equal opportunity employer.


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