The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops – Catholic Secretariat
The KCCB – Catholic Secretariat is the National Administrative, facilitative and Coordinative arm through which the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops implements and co-ordinates various Pastoral programs at the National level and undertakes all those responsibilities which express the mission of the Catholic Church in Kenya.
It is seeking an outstanding, dynamic and results oriented individual to fill the position of a program Officer in its Catholic Health Commission.
Program Officer – Catholic Health Commission of Kenya
1. Overall Purpose
Responsible for day-to-day management for the health programmes projects so as to ensure that the project produces the results specified to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost.
2. Roles and Responsibilities
- Coordinate and mobilize Catholic health facilities for educational activities for health care providers at health facilities in collaboration with the project partners.
- Coordinate identification and trainings of health workers
- Support activities of patient support groups.
- Facilitate distribution of IEC materials and data collection tools.
- Coordinate and facilitate identification of community based organizations within project areas.
- Coordinate mobilization and training of Community Health Volunteers.
- Promoting networking and referral for care and management.
- Coordinate community outreach activities and reporting for the same.
- Identify additional facilities for inclusion in the project.
- In consultation with the National Executive Secretary and Project Manager, undertake sensitization of Hospital Boards and Health Facility Committees on the project objectives.
- In consultation with the National Executive Secretary and the project Manager, coordinate regular forums for experiences sharing and networking.
- Undertake supportive supervision and monitoring and evaluation in participating facilities in collaboration with the relevant County health teams and diocesan health coordinators to ensure implementation of project activities and adherence to project guidelines.
- Prepare monthly reports on project implementation and recommendations.
- Participate in the monthly and other Project steering committee meetings.
3. Required Qualifications / Skills:
a) Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree level training in Nursing or Clinical Medicine; or Bachelor’s Degree training in a Public Health related field
b) Post qualification training in Public Health, Health Systems Management, or other related field.
c) Demonstrated work experience in the following areas: Population and health project design and implementation, budgeting, work plan development and monitoring and proposal-writing.
d) Minimum five years public health project management experience
e) Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
f) Ability to work both independently, and as member of diverse task teams.
g) General Computer proficiency e.g. Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint.
h) Proven interpersonal, leadership, training and mentoring skills.
i) Proven effective representation skills to varied stakeholders.
j) Experience in building the capacity of a team through both supervisory and non-supervisory relationships.
k) Excellent written and oral communications skills in English.
l) Willingness to travel 50% of the time within Kenya, often under difficult circumstances.
m) Professional proficiency in English and Kiswahili languages.
4. Performance Indicators
Extent of carrying out duties and responsibility in #2 above.
5. Personal Qualities
- Excellent computer skills – General Computer Proficiency (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint)
- A team player
- Excellent interpersonal
- Able to work under minimum supervision
- A good knowledge of social teachings of the Church, and Ethical principles
- Must have a very clear idea of the Catholic Social Teachings.
How to Apply
Applications should be addressed to:-
Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops – Catholic Secretariat
P.O Box 13475-00800
Applications must reach us on or before 6th August 2020