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Merlin Project Health Coordinator Job in Kenya

Merlin is the only UK specialist Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) which responds worldwide, with vital healthcare and medical relief for vulnerable people affected by natural disasters, conflict and healthcare collapse. Each year, Merlin assists more than 15 million people, in up to 20 countries.

Merlin Kenya programme is currently seeking to recruit highly skilled professionals with significant working experience to fill the following vacant positions. The successful applicant will join our field team in Nyanza province based in Kisii.

Project Health Coordinator

The Project Health Coordinator will have overall responsibility for the technical quality of Merlin’s projects in Nyanza Province.

In particular, the successful applicant will have the following key responsibilities:
  • In collaboration with district health authorities, design and implement quality HIV/TB care and treatment services

  • Provide technical support to malaria control activities in the larger Kisii region.
  • Coordinate with the MOPHS/MOMS and other stakeholders to ensure that the programme remains in line with national priorities and strategies, does not duplicate efforts and attains sustainability.
  • Ensure timely data collection, analysis and use in preparation of progress reports.
  • Strengthen monitoring and evaluation systems and standards to ensure the programme meets its expected outputs, objectives and overall aim.
  • Organise and carry out training and mentorship for health workers to ensure adequate capacity to deliver high quality services
  • Represent Merlin in various technical forums at district,provincial and national levels.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • Medical doctor with post-graduate training in a relevant field (congruent with above tasks)
  • Registered with the Kenya Medical Practioners and Dentisits Board
  • Previous experience in HIV/AIDS programmes desirable.
  • Proof of up-to-date training on various technical areas of HIV/AIDS care and treatment
  • Experience of working for NGOs or donor-funded programme
  • Previous experience of training and mentoring health service providers.
  • Knowledge of MOH systems including reporting tools
  • Strong monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Proficient in computer application packages
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
Interested candidates should send their letter of application and detailed CV to the address below by 15th October 2010. Due to the urgency of these positions, applications will be considered as they come and the vacancies may be filled before the stated deadline.

Merlin, Kenya Programme
P.O Box 3350-00200, Nairobi,
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