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USAID/IntraHealth International Capacity Kenya Project Career Opportunities

Capacity Kenya is a USAID funded project implemented by IntraHealth International Inc. andlter partners.

The goal of the program is to strengthen human resources for health systems
 in public, faith-based and private sectors to ensure improved delivery of primary health care (PHC) and, ultimately, to improve health outcomes for the Kenyan people.

In order to strengthen its technical team, Capacity Kenya is looking for suitable candidates to fill the following positions:

Human Resource Systems Manager- Occupational Health & Safety 
REF/OHSM/08/2010

Reporting to the Organizational Development Specialist, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership to achieve a healthy and safe environment for health workers.

S/he will be responsible for coordinating all activities directed at workforce performance 
management systems to improve health worker work climate and promote productivity and retention.

Key Responsibilities


  • Support the establishment and functioning for a National Steering Committee on Occupational Safety and Health at Ministries of Health
  • Oversee the planning and roll out of national OSHA risk assessment exercise arid ensure production and dissemination of the National Health & Safety Risk Assessment Report (NHSRAP)
  • Support the health ministries to develop a national OSHA Policy and guidelines for healthy workplaces and ensure its adoption
  • Provide technical support to the health ministry's departments that handle HRM functions for the health workforce to ensure that OSH requirements are including in the sector priorities for budgeting and resource allocation and implemented.
  • Lead the pilot exercise on 40 demonstration sites to ensure that work climate improvement priorities are implemented and lesson learnt applied and documented
  • Develop guidance for strengthening systems through the introduction, testing, and scaling -up of workplace climate improvement interventions and strategies contributing towards health worker retention and productivity
  • Review and cluster baseline findings related to retention and health workforce productivity and develop interventions in consultations with program leadership and M & E teams
  • Keep abreast with international literature on retention and health workforce productivity
  • Provide management oversight on all workforce productivity and retention interventions implemented by the project Oversee the evaluation of demonstration projects and ensure lessons learnt are documented and replicated by other projects in Kenya
  • Draft and monitor activity budgets in consultations with other team members Contribute substantive input to routine reports on project progress
Qualification and Experience
  • Masters degree in public health, Health Systems, Human Resource or related field with professional qualification in occupational health and safety or Bachelors Degree with 10 years relevant working experience
  • Minimum 5 years relevant working experience in operational human resource in health and safety areas, workforce policy and planning, retention and productivity areas.
  • Knowledge of relevant employment and labor laws applicable in Kenya
  • Good understanding of risk assessment and hazard analysis process
  • Thorough knowledge of occupational health and safety act (OSHA)
  • Self starter with high standards and competence to assess priorities; manage a variety of complex activities in a time sensitive environment and meet competing deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally
  • Commitment to working closely with partner organizations on a collaborative basis
  • Solid computer skills to include proficiency using e-mails, word and spreadsheet applications
  • Proven ability to successfully represent a project to senior internal staff and liaise with external stakeholders, including GOK, MOH and other partners
  • Good project management and coordination skills
Human Resource Systems Manager-Organizational Development
REF/ODM/08/2010

Reporting to Organizational Development Specialist, the successful candidate will be responsible for overall technical planning and management of all HRM strengthening activities for key health sector institutions.

S/he will work directly with the institutions identified by the project in strengthening their institutional focus while streamlining HRH related plans, strategies, policies, systems and practices.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide technical assistance; develop guidance for strengthening performance management support systems n selected health sector institutions.
  • Provide inputs into development of organizational strategies for institutional focus on human resources for health issues and identify priority areas that should be addressed
  • Support the process of monitoring and implementing workforce performance mechanism to ensure they are institutionalized within the key health sector institutions
  • Provide leadership in undertaking comprehensive HRM capacity assessment of these institutions to unearth constraints, challenges and propose mitigation interventions
  • Build capacity in the health institutions to adapt and apply the workforce performance and support systems to meet their HRH challenges
  • Enhance the capacity of Health Managers with HR mandates on HR at all levels to improve decision making for staff recruitment, deployment, development, performance assessment and retention
  • Initiate , manage and sustain effective relationship with key stakeholders in the health sector working towards HR-related mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Develop tools for measuring, reporting continuous improvement of organization performance
  • Develop activity plans, budgets and monitor usage and report, consulting with other team members
  • Establish mentoring, coaching and other professional development opportunities for HRH leadership in the selected health institutions
  • Support the selected institutions to adopt and institutionalize HRIS within their HR systems and processes
  • Develop, write and review documents such as; quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports, concept papers, trip reports in close consultation with M& E section
  • In liaison with management team, improve on governance and management practices of the selected health institutions
Qualifications and Experience
  • Masters degree in human resource, health systems or a related field or Bachelors degree with 10 years relevant working experience.
  • At least 5 years experience working with key health sector institutions and GOK operational procedures
  • Practical experience in HRH strengthening and implementing performance support systems will be highly desirable
  • Knowledge of relevant employment and labor laws applicable in Kenya
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good project management and coordination skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding on the health workforce in Kenya.
  • Previous working experience with USAID and/or PEPFAR-funded programs is an added advantage.
  • Proven ability to successfully liaise with external stakeholders, including GOK/ MOH, development partners.
  • Excellent oral and written fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • Solid computer skills to include proficiency using e-mails, word and spreadsheet applications
Human Resource Systems Officer -HRH ICC Secretariat 
REF/HIC/08/2010

Reporting to the Deputy Director Human Resource Management (DDHRM) who is also Chairperson of the Human Resources for Health Inter-agency Coordination Committee (HRH ICC), and the ODS at Capacity Kenya, the successful candidate will ensure a fully functioning Secretariat and its coordinating mandates by providing technical support in areas of administration, planning, monitoring and evaluation and budgeting issues related to HRH.

The position is on a one year renewable contract.

Key Responsibilities
  • Take lead in planning and management of the Secretariat by assuming responsibility of all HRH ICC activities
  • Develop a communication and tracking system to ensure effective communication with and among the stakeholders in order to maintain an active and engaged partnership
  • Set up a physical and virtual resource centre for HRH ICC in order to assist in capacity building and sharing knowledge within the membership
  • Follow up with members on agreed tasks and deadlines so that work is completed in a timely manner, deliverables met and there is interface between HRH ICC decisions
  • Provide technical support and coordinate capacity building activities and processes for HRH ICC at the headquarters and Provincial Coordination Committees
  • Serve as primary focal point for receiving and collating feedback and updates from ICC members Develop and implement an M& £ system to monitor progress and impact towards the agreed objectives of the Secretariat
  • Ensure appropriate representation of the Health Ministries and Capacity Kenya at key HRH events, meetings and conferences
  • Conduct proactive HR needs discussions with relevant MOH leadership and develop responsive interventions
  • Remain abreast of current publications, events and developments in the area of HRH and ensure that such information is shared with the membership
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors degree in social sciences or equivalent field
  • At least 3 years working experience in supporting public/private partnerships
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the health workforce in Kenya
  • Experience working with health organizations and International donors is highly desirable
  • Proven ability to successfully liaise with external stakeholders, including GOK/ MOH, Donors and Faith Based Organizations
  • Familiarity with public Sector HR issues will be highly desirable
  • Knowledge of relevant employment and labor laws applicable in Kenya
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills Good project management and coordination skills
  • Excellent oral and written fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • Solid computer skills to include proficiency using e-mails, word and spreadsheet applications
Senior Program Officer
REF/SPO/08/2010

Reporting to the Community Health Specialist, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical and programmatic support to various activities undertaken by the HR capacity development unit.

S/he will coordinate activities related to both training systems and training programs.

S/he will also provide logistical support to all the Global Fund for TB, AIDS & Malaria (GFTAM) activities funded by the Capacity Kenya Project.

Key Responsibilities
  • Work with the Training Systems/Programs to ensure appropriate conversion of Pre-Service Training (PST), In-Service Training (IST), Continuing Professional Development (CPD) into Information Communication technology (ICT)- based package
  • In liaison with the training team, establish a technical working group for e-learning
  • Support the development of ICT based monitoring and evaluation framework
  • Support development of ICT centers and establish trainee mentorship systems
  • Liaise with USG partners to ensure the agenda for Community of Practice (COP) clearly defined and meetings held regularly
  • Take lead in planning and coordinating Community of practice (COP) meetings and following up for the membership for information sharing, documentation and key action points
  • Function as the focal person for Global Fund activities by providing logistic support and coordination in liaison with the key partners - Principal recipient (PR), Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), etc).
  • Prepare annual work plans and relevant routine reports (quarterly, semi-annual, progress report) and other technical reports and briefs. This may include formatting, producing, and dissemination of the reports.
  • Contribute to the knowledge management and documentation of progress towards results for the training activities.
  • Provide logistical and program support to the Ministries of Health and other partners in line with ICT-based interventions.
  • As a member of the HR Capacity Development unit, participate in work planning, M&E and reporting results as appropriate.
  • Provide technical and logistical support on program activities such as workshops, meetings, studies and field events related to training programs.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences or equivalent qualifications with relevant experience.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience working in an NGO environment with a focus on development, preferably in the field of health.
  • Ability to work independently and possession of innovative skills.
  • Ability to learn complex program procedures and multitask.
  • Good training, Monitoring & Evaluation and ICT skills.
  • Proven ability to successfully liaise with external stakeholders, including GOK/ MOH, Donors and Faith Based Organizations
  • Ability to work as an effective team member in a complex, multicultural and fast paced environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English language.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diverse people, clients and consultants.
  • Excellent oral and written fluency in the national languages
  • Solid computer skills to include proficiency using e-mails, word and spreadsheet applications
If your background, experience and competencies match the above specifications please send your detailed CV indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees to the address below not later than August 27, 2010, quoting the position reference on both the envelope and application letter:

Project Director
IntraHealth International Inc
Unga House, Muthithi Road, 7th Floor
P.O. Box 66726 - 00800 Nairobi
Email: jobskenya@intrahealth.org

Only short listed Candidates will be contacted.

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