Save the Children Project Officer (Clinical Services) Job in Turkana, Kenya

Save the Children

Job Title: Project Officer – Clinical Services

Team / Programme: Programme Development and Quality

Location: Turkana

Grade: 4

Post Type: National (1year contract with possibility of renewal)

Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose: This role will be responsible for HIV care and treatment interventions. He/she will work with service providers through on-job training and systematic mentorship at the facilities in the intervention areas.

He/she will work in collaboration with Health facilities, Sub-County Health Management Team and other stakeholders/partners to ensure successful implementation and monitoring of the project in accordance with Save the Children’s policies and practises, Mission, Vision and Values.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: Health and Nutrition Manager

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH.

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.

In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

In 2016, Save the Children established a new project office in Madagascar whose operations are managed by the Kenya CO. In total, we employ around 250 staff in both countries and had an operating annual budget in 2016 of approximately US$17.5million.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Sub-County Health management Team to plan and provide onsite clinical mentorship, supportive supervision and technical assistance to ensure adolescent and young women have access to appropriate HIV services covering testing and linkage to care and treatment.
  • Work with health facility management committee to establish youth corner to create a trusting environment for adolescents and young women to access HIV services and supporting an open and judgment-free space, as well as creating a youth corner.
  • Participate in health care facilities service provision assessment, identifying gaps and jointly develop plans with the project and Sub-County Health Management Team for service improvements.
  • Support MEAL Coordinator in health facility data collection, compiling, and reporting. Build capacity of the facility teams and providers to use service delivery data for decision making.
  • Collaborate with Sub-County Health Management Team and other partners to ensure effective multi-sectoral linkages are established and maintained between health facilities and community services.
  • Prepare a comprehensive monthly and quarterly reports of all activities carried out as per the work plan.
  • Work with health care workers and youth mentors to establish and maintain support groups for adolescent and young women living with HIV.
  • Analyze and report on the progress of all interventions in terms of achieving results using existing M&E tools and identify constraints and recommend corrective action.
  • Analyze and address quality of care and access issues for adolescent and young women.
  • Refer adolescents and young women who request help to FP and GBV services to health care facilities and safe spaces.
  • Promote knowledge management through documentation of case studies, human interest stories s, and photos.
  • Ensure that SC approaches and practices comply with SC’s Child Safeguarding Policy and where possible promotes effective child participation.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Clinical Officer or Nursing officer, Bachelor of Nursing preferred, with at least 3 year experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, Care and Treatment with a focus on adolescent and young women.
  • Experience of managing the programme cycle, including assessments, project design, proposal and report writing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Strong, demonstrable, financial management skills, particularly in budgeting and reporting;
  • Experience in, and a commitment to, the implementation of robust Performance Management and staff capacity building and development;
  • Good experience with the standard NASCOP reporting tools
  • Strong communication, people management and interpersonal skills in English,
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Strong representational and communication skills;
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.
  • Understanding of child rights programming.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter as one document to indicating the position on the subject line by 27th February 2017.

Hand delivery applications indicating the position can also be addressed to the HR Officer – Lodwar and dropped at the Save the Children offices.

Applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Updated: February 15, 2017 — 3:38 pm