AMREF Project Officer (MNCH &Community Health Strategy) Job in Kenya

Project Officer – MNCH &Community Health Strategy

Purpose of the Job:

To provide technical support to ensure effective establishment and implementation of the Community Health Strategy in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation.
 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work with the DHMTs in conducting a rapid assessment of community units in the counties.
  • Support and advice on the implementation of the Community Health Strategy and Community Systems Strengthening.
  • Develop and implement work plans, monitor and evaluate performance.
  • Disseminates project information by preparing and disseminating project reports on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate the functions and operation of a Community Units.
  • Provide Support supervision in collaboration with the CHEWs to CHWs.
  • Facilitate training and support CHEWs, CHCs, CHWs and CSOs.
  • Support the reorientation of the TBAs into their new role as referral champions.
  • Assist in preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project as per donor requirements.
  • Provide technical support in development and writing of concepts and proposals for research, documentation and fund raising.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or Community Health and Development.  
  • Must be ICT proficient.  
  • At least four (4) years relevant work experience in a health promotion field.  
  • Experience in community mobilization and implementation of Community Health Strategy.  
  • Ability to build strong networks with key stakeholders is essential. 
  • Should be a team player, work under minimum supervision and good communicator.
This is a challenging opportunity for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.  
If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring lasting health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number  (KCO/MI/003/2012) in the subject matter and send your CV and application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to recruitment@amref.org

The closing date for submitting applications is Friday, 20th July 2012. 

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.


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