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TUPANGE - Kenya Urban Reproductive Health Initiative Job Vacancies

TUPANGE, the Kenya Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, is a five year project being implemented by Jhpiego and its partners, Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs (CCP), Marie Stopes International (MSI), National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development (NCAPD) and Pharm Access Africa Ltd (PAAL).

TUPANGE works in five urban centers in Kenya to increase and sustain contraceptive use among marginalized urban populations by improving the quality and accessibility of family planning services, particularly by strengthening linkages between communities and clinics, improving the quality of integrated maternal and reproductive health services, and expanding the role of the private sector in the provision of family planning services, including public-private partnerships.

We are currently recruiting experienced individuals with excellent technical skills who are team players, dedicated, hard working, highly motivated and able to work in a high pressure environment requiring multi-tasking.

Deputy Project Director /RH Advisor

Reporting to the Project Director, the DPD/RH Advisor will provide strategic managerial oversight and Reproductive Health (RH) technical leadership to the project.

S/he will be responsible for supervision of program management staff, preparation of annual work plans and quality implementation of the program and effective coordination of the program with collaborating partners.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership in program design and implementation
  • Mentor, motivate and supervise program staff and consultants and align their efforts to project goals
  • Assist the Project Director to foster strategic partnerships with TUPANGE partners, government departments and other stakeholders
  • Experience working in a consortium with both public and private sector partners
  • Ensure quality improvement approaches are included in all TUPANGE project areas
  • Represent TUPANGE in public and professional meetings and conferences
  • In consultation with others, guide the analysis and reporting of project outputs and results, and ensure incorporation of lessons learned into ongoing TUPANGE project activities
Required Qualifications:
  • A medical doctor, with post-graduate qualification in obstetrics and gynecology or public health
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience in health systems strengthening
  • Demonstrated excellent knowledge and experience in family planning and maternal health
  • Good organizational skills (i.e. multitasking, dealing with pressure, adaptability)
  • Ability to communicate effectively (oral & written), instilling trust and confidence
  • Team player with demonstrated ability to produce quality results
  • Experience in working with multiple partners, donors and Ministries of Health systems and personnel
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS office
City Program Managers
(3 Positions for Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)

Reporting to the Deputy Project Director, the City Program Managers will contribute to effective program implementation and service delivery at city level with emphasis on demand creation and integration of family planning with other health services, quality improvement, youth friendly services, commodity security and private sector involvement.

The City Program Managers will be expected to ensure synergy with other Jhpiego programs in their respective urban centers.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage TUPANGE project activities at the City level
  • Mentor, support and manage TUPANGE team based at the city, and align their efforts in effort with project goals
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues, government, development partners within the city
  • Develop strategic relationships with Government ministries, Country Government, City Councils staff within the city, team members, regional institutions, development partners, private sector entities and other stakeholders for effect implementation of TUPANGE
  • Develop opportunities to create public-private partnerships and leveraging of resources for TUPANGE initiative within the city
  • With guidance from M&E Advisor and Deputy Director, be responsible for analysis, synthesis and reporting of project outputs and results and ensure incorporations of lessons learned into ongoing activities
  • Manage appropriate usage of human, material and financial resources for the TUPANGE initiative
  • Represents TUPANGE in technical committees, district and municipal level stakeholder (e.g. Provincial Health Medical teams) meetings, local NGOs, CBOs and partners in the province in relation to project technical areas
  • Build the capacity building of health workers and supervisors in clinical services and community based distribution for family planning
  • Prepare project’s work plans, budgets and periodic implementation reports
Required Qualifications:
  • Graduate, preferably with degree in Public Health, Clinical, Nursing or Social Science or related field.
  • At least 5 years of professional, progressively more responsible management experience in public, private health programs.
  • Proven experience in managing a field office: public and or private
  • Excellent verbal, written communications and presentation skills
  • Experience working with urban slums communities will be added advantage
  • Strong programming, management and technical skills
  • Experience working in donor funded programs, MOH systems and personnel and private sector foundations
  • Dynamic personality and a team player
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS word, Excel and PowerPoint
Communication Officer

Reporting to the Senior Regional Communication Advisor, the Communication Officer will provide technical leadership in the design, development, and implementation of TUPANGE communication efforts.

Responsibilities
  • Conceptualize the overall communication strategy to achieve project objectives
  • Provide technical guidance and support on behavior and social change communication (BSCC) for Reproductive Health and Family Planning in all project sites
  • Develop and produce quality communication materials for print and electronic media including interpersonal communication materials, promotional items, and mass campaigns fliers and briefs
  • Implement projects’ set priorities and plan for demand creation activities within the scheduled period
  • In consultation with others partners, ensure relevant behavior determinants are identified and included in BSCC messages and activities
  • Facilitate trainings for staff and local NGO/CBO partners’ to build capacity in development of effective IEC/BSCC interventions
  • Identify and document achievements, successes, best practices, and lessons learned
  • Prepare work plans, activity budgets, periodic implementation reports
  • Represent CCP in TUPANGE partners’ and technical meetings at national, and city level
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with partners, MOH, donors, local NGOs and CBOs
  • Supervise and monitor local demand creation officers in three sites.
Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Communication, Journalism, Behavior Change Development, Mass Media, or related field
  • Minimum5 years experience in managing communications function and behavior and social change communication programs in NGOs, media houses or a development agency
  • Experience working in a consortium with both public and private sector partners
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
  • Strong understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Good understanding of reproductive health issues
  • Innovativeness in addressing communication interventions
  • Computer literate and proficient in Desk Top Publishing
Assistant Communication Officers 
(3 Positions Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)

Reporting to the Communication Officer, the Assistant Communication Officers will assist in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of demand creation activities in the TUPANGE annual work plans at city level.

Responsibilities
  • Operationalize the communication strategy to achieve the demand creation for RH/FP services
  • Assist to develop and produce quality communication for print and electronic media
  • Review and/or design demand creation activities based on identified objectives
  • Assist to develop content for various ‘communication briefs’ in all RH/FP activities
  • In consultation with other partners, ensure relevant behavior determinants are identified and included in BSCC messages and activities
  • Organize and facilitate relevant trainings for staff and local NGO/CBO partners’
  • Assist in documentation of BSCC activities, successes, best practices, and lessons learned
  • Assist to prepare work plans, budgets, periodic activity reports and organization of workshops
  • Represent CCP in TUPANGE partner and technical meetings at city level
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with partners, MOH, donors, NGOs and CBOs.
  • Provide program administrative support to the SBCC activities of the project
Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Communication, Journalism, Behavior Change Development, Mass Media, or relate field
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in behavior and social change communication programs
  • Experience working in a consortium with both public and private sector partners
  • Excellent understanding of reproductive health issues
  • A working knowledge of Behavior Change and social marketing theories and models
  • Strong understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
  • Be computer literate and proficient in Desk Top Publishing
Program Advocacy Officer

The Program Advocacy Officer will be responsible for championing the promotion of the Tupange objectives through strategic lobbying and diplomatic interventions with the relevant stakeholders in governments, City leadership, NGOs, private sector, and civil society for increase in FP services uptake in TUPANGE project regions.

Responsibilities
  • Development and design of advocacy strategies and materials
  • Act as a link between National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development (NCAPD) and Tupange project leadership and project sites
  • Conduct review and analysis of FP policies and practices within the Project sites
  • Supporting and liaising with City leadership , MOH and other stakeholders to advocate for policies to promote increased access to FP supplies and services
  • Engage with Government, City officials for increased political support for the FP programme in project sites
  • Lobby City leadership for increased budgeting allocation for FP commodities and services
  • Identify community level networks in project sites to engage them in policy dialogue, planning and advocacy
  • Organize advocacy events at national and City levels to advocate for program support
  • Identify and assist in training of advocacy champions at City level to support project activities.
  • Coordinate development, and dissemination of advocacy materials to support program activities.
Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Communication, Public Health, Demography or Development Studies
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in advocacy in related project activities. Demonstrated experience in advocacy in FP/RH and youth programs preferred
  • Excellent strategic, analytical and change management skills.
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Creative and proactive approach to advocacy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literate and proficient in Desk Top Publishing.
Interested applicants should send a CV, contacts for 3 references, and detailed cover to HR-Kenya@jhpiego.net not later than 10th December 2010.

Please indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for the position.

A competitive remuneration and benefits package will be offered according to qualifications and experience.

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer.
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