Closing date; 7 Sep
Save the Children is recruiting Project Officer- Nomadic Health Project who
will support in the implementation of Nomadic Health Project. The project aim
is to improve access of health services/ FP services to the most marginalized
and hard to reach communities. The Project targets nomadic population in
Mandera and Wajir County respectively. The purpose of this project is to
develop an innovative model of improving RMNCH/FP services access to nomadic
communities and the success of this project will be a learning for health
programming on nomadic communities. SCI is expecting to scale up the success of
this project at global level.
: 15 months
Two (2) Position
: Kenya Nationals only
AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
to Programme Delivery
Project Officer will play key role with Ministry of Health and
stakeholders in coordinating, implementing, reporting and monitoring the
project. S/he will have significant responsibility for delivery of timely
results and for coordination with governmental, partner and community
stakeholders at sub county level to ensure a coherent project model is
established on the ground.
effective delivery of community-based FP/HTSP intervention in synergy with
the supply side to address the demand side causes of poor uptake of modern
contraceptive among the semi/nomadic population.
reporting to the Project Manager with monthly field updates
and use project/field data to improve project implementation strategies.
effective on spot coaching to facility health workers on family planning
implementation of behavior change communication strategies targeting
and rolling out training for community health volunteers, community health
committees, Muslim religious leaders, mother to mother support groups and
facility health workers
facility and community based data review for decision making
close collaboration with both local and international non-governmental
organizations active in health programming in the county to facilitate
knowledge sharing and refinement of the model.
effective integration with other health grants run by Save the Children
and other health partners in Mandera and Wajir to maximize the use of
on-going support to county government and other partners in OJT and
clinical mentorship of health workers on family planning.
evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL)
the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team to
ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of programme activities
including preparation of monitoring reports and mainstreaming
dissemination of study findings, including through the preparation of
drafts of reports and manuscripts for publication; making presentations at
SCHMT meetings; and supporting feedback to study participants.
to advocacy for application of research findings in decision-making
processes at county and subcounty level
regular field visits, and document such visits, to review and support
creation and strengthening of community-based structures and mechanisms
needed for the process of social change, and to monitor project
and sharing periodic project reports including trip reports, distribution
reports, activity reports, weekly reports, monthly and quarterly donor
effective documentation of case studies, success stories or human interest
Degree in public health/Nursing Minimum one-year professional experience
in development work.
one-year professional experience in public health programs preferably
writing skills, evidenced by experience of drafting technical documents
track-record in working with MOH in complex setting
analyse and disseminate complex information to a range of stakeholder
with project management framework
motivation, self-confidence, and a proactive approach to problem solving
planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise
a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and
communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working
in multicultural, multi -location, values driven teams;
oral and strong analytical, written English communication skills is
oral Kiswahili is required.
in the languages Spoken in Northern Kenya highly desirable
computer skills (particularly Word, Excel and database)
to Save the Children value
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