Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK)
Job Vacancy: Programme Officer Community RMNCAH/FP (#8)
The Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK), National faith-based organization of 576-member health units working in all the 47 counties of Kenya.
CHAK has a well-developed capacity and a vast and rich experience in the development and implementation of community health programmes across the Kenya, dating back to over 70 years.
CHAK is anticipating to implement a large and complex five-year USAID funded Community Health Networks (CHN) RMNCAH/FP project via a national subgrant from the Africa Christian Health Association Platform (ACHAP) in the counties of Kilifi and Kwale at the coast and Homabay and Migori south Nyanza region, with the objective of improving the capacity of the local community networks and primary health care systems to improve the uptake, access and utilization of RMNCAH/FP services thus reducing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in the two regions.
The organization is therefore seeking to recruit qualified potential staff to support the implementation and management of the project as described here below:-
Programme Officer Community RMNCAH/FP (#8)
With the objective of improving and increasing access, uptake and utilization of quality community and facility based RMNCAH/FP services in the counties of Kilifi, Kwale, Migori and Homabay through strengthened community health networks/systems and institutional capacity of County health systems in order to contribute to sustainably reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, CHAK we are looking for Programme Officers who will take up the project activity implementation in the four project counties.
Work station: Migori, Homabay, Kilifi or Kwale Counties.
Job Reporting to: The Project Regional manager
Summary roles and responsibilities: The MNCH/FP Programme Officer, working under the guidance of the overall MNCH/FP lead will be responsible for implementing a range of RMNCH/FP strategies within the designated County health facilities and communities.
The RMNCAH/FP PO will provide technical support to the project activities to scale up quality RMNCAH/FP activities in the county.
S/he will be responsible for supporting the RMNCH TWG, and relevant quality improvement structures at both Sub county and facility level including Work Improvement Teams.
S/He will strengthen the community dialogue mechanisms to ensure that all maternal and neonatal deaths, are reported, documented and audited with the community stake holders. Further s/he will support the scale up of family planning services in the sub-county health facilities with a focus on availing choices at every supported facility.
Working with the community engagement, the Programme Officer will develop innovative community level models that support uptake of FP, early ANC attendance and retention to 4th ANC, and finally increased facility-based deliveries, aggressive MNCH approaches in informal settlement with high perinatal deaths.
The PO will represent CHAK Community Networks project in relevant sub county and facility technical meetings. Working under the regional manager, s/he will support RMNCAH activities at the communities and the primary health care facilities under the project.
The PO will also be tasked with building the technical capacity of facility-based health Care workers in RMNCH/FP, preparing biweekly, monthly and semi-annual and annual project reports to contribute the consolidated project reports.
The qualifications, skills, and experience
- BSC Nursing graduate, KRCN or RCO.
- At least 3-5 years’ experience in successful field implementation of community and facility based RMNCAH/FP programs.
- Demonstrable skills in rolling out county-endorsed approaches that result in improved uptake of services for, reproductive health, maternal health and family planning.
- Experience conducting training and capacity building related to data quality, data dissemination and information use, and other M&E related issues for health facility staff is critical.
- Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform; ability to manage several major multidimensional activities simultaneously.
- Experience working on U.S. government (PEPFAR) or other large donor-funded projects preferred.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, advanced Excel, and PowerPoint).
- Strong writing skills, including writing of reports.
How to Apply:
Applications with detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates, names and contacts of two Referees should be addressed to:
The General Secretary
P.O. Box 30690 – 00100 GPO, Nairobi
Closing date for receiving all applications is February 07, 2020. (Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview)
Applicants must indicate their preferred county in their Ref: Line i.e. Application for PO Community RMNCAH/FP, ( County-Kilifi or Kwale or Homabay or Migori.
Disclaimer: Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) does not, and will never solicit money for any part of its recruitment processes including short-listing, interviews, background, and/or medical check-ups. Therefore we will not be responsible for such fraudulent correspondence or any loss of money or theft which may result from anyone engaging in any fraudulent recruitment activity.