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Service Delivery Officers and Community Mobilization Officers Jobs in Kenya

Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is an international NGO supporting health programs to improve the health of women and their families.

Jhpiego Kenya works in close collaboration with both the Ministry of Medical Services and the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation in the areas of HIV, Malaria, TB, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Reproductive Health and Family Planning.
TUPANGE, The Kenya Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, is a five year project whose goal is to increase and sustain contraceptive use among the urban poor in Kenya. The project is implemented by Jhpiego and its consortium partners.

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

Service Delivery Officers

(3 positions – Nairobi, Mombasa & Kisumu)

Reporting to the City Program Manager the Service Delivery Officer will be responsible for the planning, implementation and monitoring of family planning (FP) service delivery activities within Tupange program sites.

  • In collaboration with DHMTs and private sector providers, develop Tupange service delivery activities.
  • Coordinate and follow up all Tupange provider trainings
  • Provide technical assistance for the integration of FP into existing clinical services and in FP outreaches and in-reaches in the various districts
  • Liaise with other consortium partners to ensure availability of FP commodities, equipment and expendable supplies
  • Provide technical assistance to DHMTs and in mentorship and supportive supervision of health care workers
  • Support quality improvement and quality assurance family planning services and data in targeted health facilities, including availability of contraceptives and FP equipment and supplies
  • Support Monitoring and Evaluation of the program, including assisting in FP operations research
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Kenya Registered Nurse or Clinical Officer
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in implementation of FP programs
  • Demonstrated competency in FP service provision of long acting and permanent methods of contraception
  • Proficient in FP training, coaching and mentorship for long acting methods of contraception
  • Experience in support supervision especially for RH/FP/HIV services
  • Trained in clinical training skills (CTS) will be added advantage
  • Experience in working with GOK and private health programs
  • Competent in development and implementation of work plans, monitoring activities and reports
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Office
Community Mobilization Officers

(2 positions Nairobi & Kisumu)

Reporting to the City Program Manager the Community Mobilization Officer will be responsible for the planning, implementation and monitoring of Tupange family planning community activities within Tupange program sites.

  • Act as project liaison between clinical and community support with all Tupange partners
  • Support the implementation of the community strategy within project sites
  • Coordinate community mobilization activities for family planning services including for FP Integrated outreach, in-reach camps and monthly health camps to ensure effective community participation
  • In collaboration with DHMT, ensure linkages/ harmonization of activities between the facility and community are implemented in the scheduled period
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting to the DHMTs and PHMTs of Tupange service community health activities
  • Support training and orientation of community health workers in community approaches and in FP
  • Provide technical assistance and support for the integration of FP into Community health activities
  • In collaboration with DHMTs, provide technical assistance in mentorship and supportive supervision of community health workers
  • Support quality improvement of community based FP service delivery activities
  • Promote community ownership and commitment for enhancing FP program sustainability
  • Work with special groups (youth, men, urban poor) to ensure improved access to FP services
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation of project community health activities, including monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
Required Qualifications:
  • Degree or Higher Diploma in Community Health, Public Health, Nursing and related studies
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in community based health work, community approaches, and/or social mobilization
  • Preference will be given to candidates with reproductive health/family planning experience
  • Demonstrated ability to train community health workers and communities in health related topics including reproductive health/family planning
  • Good analytical, communication and report writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage project management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team work
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Office
Interested applicants should send a CV with three referees and cover letter to not later than 31st August 2011.

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

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer

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