Technical Associate (County Innovation Challenge Fund) - MANI

Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type: 
full time, fixed contract Jan 2017 – June 2019
commensurate with experience
Closing date: 
Friday, 9 December, 2016
This role will provide support for grantees & work closely with the Technical Fund Manager ensuring that the CICF delivers impact in line with DFID’s goals & priorities. S/he is responsible for monitoring progress & tracking ‘impact’, identifying successful innovations with potential for scale up, documenting & sharing lessons learnt & operational research studies for larger innovations.

The Technical Associate will provide:

  • Monitoring & Evaluation for CICF
  • Mentoring and capacity building of CICF grantees
  • High quality technical fund management services from award and implementation stages
  • Support internal and external technical learning and knowledge dissemination generated through the CICF activities
  • Planning, delivering and evaluating the implementation of CICF activities in close partnership with KPMG
  • Contribute to a strong CICF Fund Management Team, and strong relationships with Options’ office in London
Person specification: 
  • Master’s degree in the health sciences, public health, demography or a related discipline
  • Minimum of five years of experience in MNH programme implementation, and/or MNH-related M&E experience
  • Experience designing and implementing M&E frameworks in MNH
  • Previous experience with the technical support to donor funds
  • Proven ability to work with partners and develop institutional technical capacity 
  • High attention to detail and the ability to deliver high quality technical services with minimal external supervision
  • Experience in operational research and documentation of learning
  • Ability to work closely with colleagues in a small team and build relationships with internal and external partners
  • Strong verbal communication skills and effective interpersonal style; ability to engage and build relationships at multiple levels
  • Fluency in English and Swahili
Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Megan Burley Candidates should state the role in the subject header
  • Closing date for applications is Friday 9th December. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and recruitment may be closed early if the right candidate is found, therefore early applications is advised
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
Other information: 

Options is an equal opportunities employer
Applicants must have the right to live and work in Kenya

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