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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) Project Assistants and Project Officers Jobs

Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is one of the largest humanitarian organisations in Kenya. Its vision is to be the most effective, most trusted and self sustaining humanitarian organisation in Kenya.
 
The Society is looking for qualified persons to fill the following positions:
 
Position Title: Project Officer – Maternal and Child Health (iCCM)
 
Reporting to: Branch Coordinator
 
Job location: West Pokot - Sigor
 
Overall Purpose
 
Responsible to the Branch Coordinator in providing technical leadership to the field level, day-to-day implementation of to the MCH project. 
Oversee the implementation of the MCH Project initiatives by CHW’s and the partners MoPHS and ACTED to improve the accessibility, utilization and quality of maternal and child health services

Duties & responsibilities
  • Provide technical support and supervision to project assistants of the MCH (iCCM) project.
  • Coordinate capacity building of MoPHS health workers as CHEWs at project supported health facilities through training on Community strategy and iCCM related trainings.
  • Coordinate capacity building of CHW’s health workers at project supported health facilities through training on Community strategy and iCCM related trainings.
  • Support health data management at the District Health Office and the project supported facilities.
  • Support all community-based activities including outreaches, Community Conversations (CC) sessions and Mobile clinics, and encourage community participation in monitoring and demanding for quality health services.
  • Coordinate and conduct monthly and quarterly coordination meetings by and with CHW’s and DHMT meetings on iCCM and other aspects relating to the project.
  • Contribute to documentation of the project lessons to enable learning from the action.
  • Network and colaborate with the existing partners on the ground
Minimum Qualifications
  • BSc in Clinical Medicine, Nursing, Environmental Health or equivalent qualifications.
  • Indepth experience and understanding of Infant, young child and maternal health interventions in rural areas.
  • At least three years field experience, preferably with an NGO and or MoH.
Key Competences
  • A broad range experience of health services support services including logistics, financial management among others
  • Strong background in training and capacity building.
  • Ability to find solutions to complex problems in a challenging environment.
  • Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft Office and data analysis packages.
  • Experience working in drug/commodity supply management.
Position Title: Project Assistant – Nutrition (iCCM)
 
Reporting to: Project Officer
 
Job location: West Pokot - Sigor
 
Overall Purpose
 
To provide technical support to the project officer on nutrition aspects of the Maternal Child Health project, overseeing implementation of the high impact nutrition interventions supported by MoPHS in the project area, as well as working closely with ACTED disaster risk reduction project.
 
Duties & responsibilities
  • Provide technical support to health workers and Red Cross volunteers through joint trainings with DNO, and other stakeholders on high impact nutrition interventions being implemented by the MoPHS in accordance with GOK requirements.
  • Coordinate with the MoPHS ( DNO) , Nutrition support officer - UNICEF and other CP nutritionists in managing and undertaking nutrition surveillance, active screening and referral systems for children under 5, pregnant and lactating women
  • In close collaboration with ACTED project team, MoPHS, Nutrition support officer - UNICEF and other CP nutritionists, identify nutrition education needs of the community and staff aimed at promoting application of good nutritional practices
  • Collaborate with key opinion leaders, MoPHS and other stakeholders to support local leadership and communities in identifying nutrition ambassadors who are champions in promoting and applying good nutrition practices in their households.
  • Provide on the job support supervision and mentor the project staff on nutrition aspects of the project with a view of creating and sustaining capacity on nutrition.
Minimum Qualifications
  • BSc. in Nutrition (preferred) or higher diploma with three a minimum of three years’ experience
  • Indepth experience and understanding of Infant, young child and maternal nutrition interventions.
  • At least two years field experience, preferably with an NGO and or MoH.
  • Experience in application of social behavioral change communication strategies in promotion of optimal nutrition practices.
  • Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft Office and data analysis packages.
Position Title: Project Assistant – Community Health (iCCM)
 
Reporting to: Project Officer
 
Job location: West Pokot - Sigor
 
Overall Purpose
 
Develop, manage, mobilize and implement Community Health Strategy and Malaria prevention and control services at district and community level. 
In collaboration with district and divisional Public Health Officer, local government and CSO’s in the respective field, Design and manage partnerships between non health workers in the district. Is the focal person for documentation of project interventions.

Duties & responsibilities
  • Provide technical support to health workers on all aspects of CHS and Malaria prevention and control services in accordance with GOK guidelines and requirements.
  • Provide technical expertise in identifying and applying best practices and ensure that programs meet the required quality standards at the implementation level by supporting RH/MCH and nutrition services and systems at the district and community level as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to support local leadership at all levels to develop “best practitioners” who will champion CHS and Malaria prevention and control,
  • Ensure that competencies gained by community level service providers in CHS and Malaria prevention and control and related fields are applied in service provision.
  • Work with project staff in the province to ensure adequate data collection systems exist and that local capacity is developed.
Minimum Qualifications
  • BSc in Environment Health or equivalent qualifications.
  • Indepth experience and understanding of Community Health Strategy (CHS) and Malaria Prevention and Control interventions in rural areas.
  • At least two years field experience, preferably with an NGO and or MoH.
Key Competences
  • Strong background in training and capacity building.
  • Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft Office and data analysis packages.
  • Work experience in hard to reach areas preferably within the north arid lands of Kenya.
Position Title: Project Assistant – Maternal & Child Health Health (iCCM)
 
Reporting to: Project Officer
 
Job location: West Pokot - Sigor
 
Overall Purpose
 
Develop, manage, mobilize and implement reproductive health and child health (RH/ MCH) and Malaria services at district and community level. In collaboration with district and divisional Public Health Nurses,
local government and CSO’s in the respective field. Design and manage partnerships between non health workers in the district.

Duties & responsibilities
  • Provide technical support to health workers on all aspects of RH/MCH services in accordance with GOK guidelines and requirements.
  • Support the Project Assistant – Community Health and other project staff in identifying and applying best practices. Ensure adequate data collection systems and ensure that programs meet the required quality standards at the implementation level by supporting RH/MCH services and systems at the district and community level as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to support local leadership at all levels to develop “best practitioners” who will champion RH/MCH interventions,
  • Ensure that competencies gained by community level service providers in RH/MCH and related fields are applied in service provision.
  • Support the processes which will regularly review programs and logistics systems.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Diploma (BSc holders encouraged) in Nursing or equivalent qualifications.
  • Indepth experience and understanding of Infant, young child and maternal health interventions in rural areas including nutritional intervention.
  • Experience and understanding of the implementation of the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation’s Community Health Strategy (CHS).
  • At least two years field experience, preferably with an NGO and or MoH.
  • Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft Office and data analysis packages.
Key Competence
  • Work experience in hard to reach areas preferably within the north arid lands of Kenya.
Position Title: Project Officer
 
Reporting to: Branch Coordinator
 
Job location: Malindi
 
Overall Purpose
 
Responsible and accountable for the effective planning, budgeting, implementing and evaluating integrated and sustainable community-based disease prevention and control programme encompassing reproductive
health, public health, nutrition and hygiene promotion to prevent communicable diseases, reduce mortality and improve maternal-child health among vulnerable populations affected by disasters.
Strengthening volunteer networks and building their capacity for large scale reach to supplement public health services.

Duties & responsibilities
  • Develop a strategic community-based health plan and budget aligned to the Society’s strategic objectives as well as Government health policies and strategies
  • Conduct technical assessment to establish critical community-based primary health care needs as well follow-up investigations of reported infectious diseases to determine source, contacts and carriers of disease
  • Develop and implement primary health care interventions including immunization campaigns of vaccine preventable diseases such as measles, polio and nutritional deficiencies through mobile medical outreach and health camps
  • Coordinate the establishment of emergency health facilities, and emergency trained personnel and volunteers capable of meeting area’s emergency needs
  • Integrate emergency health into other programmes and undertake joint planning and implementation with other health agencies at all levels
  • Building community partnerships, identification and mobilisation of potential blood donors as well as building the capacity of volunteer community leaders to spearhead the mobilization of blood donors
Minimum Qualifications
  • BSc in Environmental Health, Nursing, Community Health or equivalent qualifications
  • Maternal child health and Malaria would be an added advantage
  • At least two years experience in planning, implementing and evaluating integrated community-based health programmes in emergency/relief context
  • Strong background in training and capacity building.
  • Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft Office and data analysis packages.
Key Competences
  • Ability to maintain high standards of personal integrity; establishing productive relationships; treating individuals with fairness and respect .
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the Society’s strategic objectives
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in strategic management, project planning and budgeting as well as programme monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated competence in resource mobilisation including implementation of effective fundraising strategies to increase resource through grant proposals.
  • Ability to monitor project against milestones, double-checks the accuracy of information to discover weakness and strive for high quality performance.
Applications must contain: A letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, address and contacts of two referees.
 
All applications should be sent to:
 
The Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P. O. Box 40712-00100
Nairobi
 
So as to reach him not later than Friday, 24th August 2012