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Centre for Health Solutions- Kenya (CHS) Job Vacancies

Centre for Health Solutions- Kenya (CHS) is a local indigenous Kenyan organization working in partnership with ICAP Kenya and the Ministries of Medical Services and Public Health and Sanitation to support the implementation of HIV prevention, care and treatment activities at provincial, district and health centre facilities in nine districts in Central Kenya.

CHS harnesses local expertise as well as strategic partnerships to support the implementation of evidence based solutions and interventions to existing and emerging public health concerns.

CHS is looking for suitable Kenyan nationals to fill the following positions:

Human Resources and Administration Officer- Nairobi 

Under the direct supervision of the Finance and Administration Director, the incumbent will provide input to planning, execution and management and coordination of all Human Resources, office and logistics management needs of CHS.

Major duties and responsibilities:
  • Develop and administer a human resources management strategy for the organization.
  • Develop and implement optimal reward and performance management systems and processes
  • Ensure the organization has access to quality human resources on a long-term basis, by developing and implementing appropriate human resources planning and recruitment activities and implementing staff retention strategies
  • Manage employee discipline and ensure compliance with CHS Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ensure an optimal work environment that promotes employee motivation, team work and helps to maximize employee productivity
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Studies or Social Sciences from a recognized university;
  • A professional HR qualification, such a s a Higher National Diploma in Human Resources Management, post graduate diploma in HR management;
  • At least 5 years progressive work experience in similar positions with related responsibilities in the NGO sector;
  • Practical experience in developing and implementing strategies for managing performance, motivation, change and culture management of staff of different nationalities and diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Familiarity with the National and international Labor Laws
Communication Specialist – Nairobi 

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, the Communication Specialist will strive to effectively communicate the mission, goals and program activities of CHS with donors, stakeholders, government and the public through print and electronic media.

Major duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement the CHS marketing and branding strategy and action plan
  • Manage CHS website and social media presence
  • In close consultation with the Program Technical Officers and M&E officer, document and disseminate CHS program activities and best practices to donors, government, partners and the public to promote sustainable health initiatives
  • Draft, edit, review and ensure accurate translations of advocacy & communication materials before dissemination.
  • Liaise with the media to ensure sufficient and accurate coverage of CHS program activities and priorities.
  • In liaison with program team members develop indicators and monitor effectiveness of CHS communication initiatives in line with the goals and objectives of the CHS Strategic Plan
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, social sciences with equivalent professional work experience.
  • Five years progressively responsible work experience in the planning and management of communication, print and broadcast media or interactive digital media, at national or international level.
  • Ability to research, analyze, evaluate, synthesize and simplify technical information particularly those related to health communication
  • Strong writing skills especially writing press releases and articles/stories for traditional and electronic media
  • Proven ability to effectively manage relationships with media representatives, government officials and other partners
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills as well as ability to work as part of a team.
PMTCT District Coordinators- Central Province 
4 Positions

Reporting to the PMTCT Advisor, the PMTCT District Coordinators will work closely with relevant departments of the MOH and AIDS Control Program (ACP), respective regional referral and district hospitals, as well as district health teams and other implementing partners to plan for and provide the required support for smooth delivery of PMTCT and pediatric
HIV (including Early Infant Diagnosis – EID) services at all supported health care facilities, as per the Kenyan Ministry of Health national guidelines and policies.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Work with the district stakeholders, MOH and facility team to:
  • Evaluate of strengths and gaps within current PMTCT and pediatric HIV services at supported facilities, including technical capacity issues;
  • Rationally plan for and implement activities to build onto the strengths and address the identified gaps
  • Provide technical assistance and supportive supervision to selected health facilities
  • Closely coordinate with the Ministry of Health to roll out implementation of the new PMTCT and pediatric HIV care and treatment guidelines to support facilities, as per the MOH strategy.
  • Plan for and implement MOH-developed technical and quality improvement trainings, utilization of MOH data tools and job aids to facilitate successful implementation.
  • Ensure functional linkages and referrals/counter-referrals between supported facilities, other facilities supported by other partners, community-based services and the private sector.
  • With the CHS M&E manager and MOH relevant team, develop and implement activity documentation, monitoring and progress reporting framework that addresses requirements of the MOH, CDC project.
Minimum Qualification
  • A Diploma in clinical medicine or Diploma in Nursing.
  • At least 5 years experience in managing HIV programs in Kenya, preferably in the areas of PMTCT and/or pediatric HIV services.
  • Knowledge of the current policy, programming and practice trends in the field of PMTCT, Early Infant Diagnosis and pediatric HIV care and treatment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Qualified candidates should send their application cover letter indicating their salary expectations and current CV with three professional referees to the Finance and Administration Director, at by 31st December 2010.

Please indicate the title and Reference number of the position applied for in the subject line of the mail.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
CHS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all who are qualified for the above positions.

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