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12 Feb 2019

Public Announcement – Job Advertisements (6 Positions)

Job Description

Public Announcement – Job Advertisements

Date: Monday, 11th February 2019

Health Poverty Action is an international NGO takes a justice-oriented approach, developing strong community roots, creating comprehensive and integrated health systems, and addressing the social determinants of health.  We work in partnership with people around the world who are pursuing change in their own communities. Together we demand health justice, and challenge the power imbalances that currently deny them their rights. We believe health is not just the absence of disease, but a combination of physical, mental and social well-being. We are part of a global movement for health justice – the People’s Health Movement (PHM). In Somaliland, we implement integrated programmes that include health system strengthening, disease control, health education, prevention of harmful traditional practices, income generation, food security and nutrition, water and sanitation, and gender equality.

The  HPA Somaliland  Country Programme is seeking to recruit qualified professionals to various positions join its existing team of the DFID funded SHINE programme- Enhanced Quality and Utilization of health and nutrition services under Local Authority Stewardship (EQUALS) being implemented in Togdheer and  Awdal Regions. The details are as specified here-under;

  1. Public Health Experts (2 positions; Awdal & Togdheer Regions).

The job holders will support the implementation of the DFID SHINE program work plan in the regions by providing technical leadership and supervision across the entire project cycle.  They will provide regular updates pertaining to the performance of the project activities against the indicators in the log-frame. Regularly coordinate monthly technical  supervision to health facilities with D/RHOs, prepare and implement monthly, quarterly and annual work plans in a timely fashion,  keep track of the project work plan and coordinates activities with the R/DHOs,  local  and International partners, provide  technical support to the delivery of quality  integrated health  and  nutrition services, take the lead in planning, coordination and execution of M&E activities  including data management, documentation,  DQAs and the production of  monthly and quarterly reports, and  sharing best practices. This position is responsible for the formation and strengthening of partnerships with D/RHOs in MoHD, development partners, relevant agencies and the community. It also provides supportive interactions with other departments including finance, logistics, supply chain management and administration to strengthen the frugality of HPA value for money systems, processes and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications and Person’s Specifications

  • Degree in Public /Community Health or other closely related field;
  • 5+ years of experience in the International Health field in INGO setting
  • 3+ years’ experience in supervising/implementing Integrated  Health & Nutrition programmes with particular attention to Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition (RMNCHN)
  • Strong background in community health
  • Significant experience in capacity building of Health workers multiple stakeholders, including host country governments, UN agencies, and private sector;
  • Proven ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders including government, local and INGOs.
  • Experience in DFID funded programs will be an added advantage
  • Good understanding of M&E methodologies, data management frameworks, and reporting
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, diplomatic, oral, and written communications skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrable computer skills (should be knowledgeable in MS Office packages MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Internet)
  • Fluent in English and Somali and should be able to work in isolated hard to reach remote locations.
  1. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officers (2 Positions; Awdal & Togdheer Regions)

The position holder will take lead on the support for the continued development of an effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework for the organisation. This includes supporting the evaluation and continual improvement of programmes and community-based activities as well as supporting project reporting, development and database management. They will Support programme development and reporting, using accurate information from both field level surveys and Management Information Systems (MIS)  and  training programme/project colleagues in order to mainstream M&E as a core programme function, liaising with the M&E section/HMIS/DHIS-II of the Ministry of Health Development (MoHD). Provide support to the radio and communications team to gather information for, and assisting in the production of case studies, human interest stories and other documentation of field level activities as may be relevant. Undertake frequent visits to the field to carry out monitoring and evaluation activities with government representatives, communities, local partners and other stakeholders

Minimum Qualifications and Person’s Specifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Population studies or related discipline from a recognised University/Tertiary Institution
  • 3+ years proven experience of in practical use of M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory processes) in an INGO setting
  • Experience in Design, planning and implementation of M&E systems
  • Experience in Training in M&E development and implementation
  • Experience in Information analysis and report writing
  • Demonstrable understanding of log frames and results’ frameworks and their relation to Project Cycle Management
  • Very strong IT skills including – Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access Word, Power point
  • Very strong Software skills-SPSS, EPI info
  • Experience in DFID funded programs will be   an   added  advantage
  • Good understanding of M&E methodologies, data management frameworks, and reporting
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, diplomatic, oral, and written communications skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrable computer skills (should be knowledgeable in MS Office packages MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Internet)
  • Fluent in English and Somali and should be able to work in isolated hard to reach remote locations.
  1. Finance &  Logistics  Assistants (2 Positions; Awdal & Togdheer Regions)This position works within the finance department observe the set chart of accounts and strengthening the HPA finance, logistical and procurement systems ensuring they meet enshrined standards. Coordinate with the finance focal points of local partners to aid the performance of day to day accounting tasks. Process invoices and claims ensuring the coding, authorization and payment details are correct and initiate payments, support the monitoring the control of all bank accounts including performing monthly reconciliations, following up on any reconciling items, and proposing changes as may be required; supporting the monthly and year-end reporting process ensuring that all required reports are submitted in a timely manner and that cash flows are well managed and that reports and transfer requests are submitted in sufficient time. Assist in the preparation of financial information for donor reports including providing supporting documentation as and when required, preparing monthly, quarterly and yearly consolidated accounts to enable management to have an overview of the financial position of the office, support the monthly payroll process including the calculation of all local benefits and tax deduction ensuring  that salaries and associated taxes are paid on a timely basis with appropriate supporting documentation; supporting financial audits conducted over partner organizations including agreeing audit objectives, timetable and deliverables, and ensuring any findings are appropriately monitored and resolved; implement and maintain an effective filing system to ensure that all financial and administrative records are easily accessible and readily available. Also take overall responsibility for warehousing, asset management, and office and guest house maintenance

Minimum Qualifications and Person’s Specifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance or equivalent from a recognized Institution
  • 3+ years’ experience of international NGO finance, including knowledge of institutional donors (particularly DFID)
  • Experience in Quick books is an added  advantage
  • Experience in leading a team in a busy finance department
  • Good Excel and analytical skills
  • Organized, methodical and able to work to deadlines under pressure
  • Knowledge and practical experience of working in the Integrated Financial, HR,  Logistical system;
  • Able to work effectively with limited resources, including managing working relationships remotely
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English including ability to effectively communicate over Skype and email; and discuss finance with non-finance staff in simple everyday language.
  • Passionate commitment to HPA’s aims and objectives.

How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates should submit their updated CV and a cover letter explaining how they meet the minimum qualifications and person   specifications for the position   applied   for to slvacancy@healthpovertyaction.or.ke quoting the job title being applied for in the subject line of your email. Please indicate full contact details of at least 3 referees, one of whom MUST be your most recent supervisor/employer
  • Only applications sent by email will be accepted. HPA is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to  apply
  • Deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday 21st February, 2019 at 5.00 PM. Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted.
  • Due to the urgency in the project implementation, it is expected that the selected candidates should be able available to join the team in the early March 2019.
  • We regret that because excessive volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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