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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Save the Children UK

Save the Children UK is a leading international child rights organization, fighting to improve the lives of children in the UK and 50 countries around the world.

Together with children, we are helping to build a better world for present and future generations by making a reality of children’s rights.

The Kenya Country Programme currently has field sites in Wajir East and South, Mandera West and Central, Eldoret and Dadaab refugee camp and is reaching beneficiaries through Health, Nutrition, FSL, WASH, Child Protection and Education.

We are seeking qualified candidates to fill the following two open positions:

1. Health & Nutrition Promotion Coordinator 

(6 Months contract based in Wajir South)

Job Purpose

The Health and Nutrition promotion Coordinator will be responsible for equipping Wajir South community members with health and nutrition promotive information and influencing adoption of appropriate behaviour change.

S/He will build capacity of people by disseminating knowledge to increase control over and increase their own health.

Key Responsibilities

1. Conduct community mobilizations and sensitization for health education

  • Carry out an assessment to identify health promotion /behavior change needs in the community.
  • In liaison with SCUK health and nutrition staff, MOH staff, CHWs and community, members, review the health education strategy and come up with a BCC/IEC strategy for health and nutrition programme.
  • Lead development of health and nutrition promotion messages to pass to the community members and other target groups( mothers, fathers, youth, school going children etc)
  • Develop Health and Nutrition Information, Education and Communication Workplan and lead in its implementation by Planning and coordinating the programs with community groups.
  • Capitalize on lessons learnt on Public Health Promotions in the community and community health groups and use the findings to feed back to the programs under implementation.
  • Ensuring that school health education and promotion and the community wide health education sessions are to the Save the Children standard.
2. Capacity building of the health and nutrition promoters, community health education facilitators and other community volunteers
  • Participate in the community health education trainings and other work shops.
  • Continuous on job trainings of the health and nutrition promoters, Health and nutrition outreach teams.
  • Ensuring the training needs of the sanitation groups and sanitation committees and carry out the appropriate training (if need be on case by case).
  • Ensuring the follow up of the community volunteers on the developed action plans.
3. Capacity building of the community health groups and breastfeeding support groups
  • Participate in the development of the appropriate health messages and in the training of the community health groups and the Mother to Mother breastfeeding support groups.
  • Draw an action plan after every health education session
  • Do follow up of the beneficiaries up to their homes to ensure that they practice good hygiene practices agreed during the health education sessions (case by case).
  • Involve community own resource persons in the health education sessions
  • Ensuring the pre-test and post assessment of the community Health indicators and give the appropriate advice on the way forward.
5. Integration of health and nutrition promotion into other Save the Children programmes and partners interventions
  • Collaborate with the Health and Nutrition Team in discussions and integration of health education into nutritional activities.
  • Collaborate with the WASH team in discussions and integration of health education into WASH activities
  • Collaborate with the Food Security team in discussions and integration of health education into Food Security activities
  • Collaboration with the MOH other Partner INGOs, NGOs and the UN working in the district.
  • Facilitate and ensure all communication materials are pre-tested for relevance and are appropriate to targeted communities.
5. Monitoring and evaluation
  • Follow up with the various community groups, in their communities and assess for behavior change.
  • Do follow up and monitoring and evaluation of the save the children health education and Nutrition activities.
  • Fill in the developed monitoring and evaluation tools accordingly.
  • Ensure that the data you obtain from the field is what is actually existing and inline with the health and nutrition promoters’ data.
6. Reporting
  • Write weekly plans and weekly reports on health education and Nutrition activities.
  • Write monthly reports outlining the achievements and challenges and capitalising on the outcomes achieved and documenting the lessons learnt.
Required skills
  • Degree/Higher National Diploma in public health / Health Education and promotion/ Community health/social sciences with at least two years experience with an international relief humanitarian agency in designing and implementing successful BCC program.
  • Demonstrated experience in community development work and participatory approaches.
  • Demonstrated experience in training and facilitation, development of IEC materials and BCC methodologies.
  • Excellent computer skills, willingness to work in difficult setting and demonstrated report writing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in training and facilitation, development of IEC materials and BCC methodologies
  • Excellent computer skills, willingness to work in difficult setting and demonstrated report writing skills.
  • Good communication skills, particularly with children and mothers and general community members.
  • Organisation, initiative, tidiness and courtesy
  • Good level of spoken and written English and Somali.
2. Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – Dadaab Area Office 

(6 Months contract based in Dadaab)

Job Purpose

The incumbent will participate in assessments, set up quality, accountability and M&E systems, help programmes increase quality of evidence, promote data-driven decision making, as well as wider participation of children and other groups of beneficiaries in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programmes and projects, will also be involved in building staff and partners’ capacity for better M&E and accountability to beneficiaries, as well as contribute to the agency-wide learning.

Key Accountabilities
  • Work with the Area office Programme Manager, M&E Coordinator and project staff to design, direct and evaluate all project supported M&E and accountability activities.
  • Ensure that appropriate and proven monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are built into all project work plans and that the information is properly collected, analyzed and reported in a timely manner.
  • Monitor and document the progress of programme activities against agreed indicators and the impact of programmes to inform overall programme strategy.
  • Manage the complaints and response mechanism in the assigned area and make sure that complaints are logged and addressed in a professional and timely manner.
  • Undertake routine field visits to support monitoring, evaluation, impact assessment and accountability processes.
  • Work with project staff to ensure accountability systems are in place and engage with beneficiaries and stakeholders in evaluations, impact assessments and research.
  • Assist with programme level M&E & Accountability capacity building.
  • Locate, document and disseminate project & programme learning and best practice.
  • Ensure that the monitoring results are disseminated and reviewed regularly with programme staff to ensure that the team has the required and appropriate data for decision making and improved program design and implementation.
  • Ensure that project plans, annual work plans, country plans and budgets provide proper support to the monitoring, evaluation and research efforts.
  • Prepare reports as required on the programming activities for internal, donor and beneficiary community reporting.
  • Work appropriately with confidential and sensitive child protection information.
  • Promote and enable child-lead and participatory monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ensure and support integration and implementation of M&E and Accountability systems that are compliant with the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership International (HAP-I) Benchmarks, and other relevant quality standards (e.g. SPHERE, INEE).
Person Specification: 

  • University Degree in Statistics/Computer Science/Mathematics/Population Studies or related field.
  • At least two (2) years experience of working on M & E systems, preferably with International NGO’s or UN agencies.
  • Experience and knowledge of monitoring, evaluation and needs/impact assessment methodologies (PRA/PLA, RRA).
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Access, Ms Excel, SPSS, Epi Info, Stata, SAS.
  • Proven data analysis (Qualitative and Quantitative) and report writing skills.
  • Skills in designing and implementing information management and performance measurement frameworks.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work under pressure.
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Experience with statistics, research methodology, data collection and analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Must be able to work in teams. Must be flexible and able to synthesize information quickly.
  • Must have knowledge of appropriate indicators for child rights programs.
  • Previous experience working in Child Protection.
  • Understanding of the cultural setup of the community at field level.
  • Experience in project and grants management
If you meet the above requirements, please send your detailed CV together with a cover letter and current contacts of three referees including immediate supervisor addressed to:

Head of Human Resources,
Save the Children UK, Kenya Programme

not later than 23rd September, 2011.

Quote the job title on the subject line.

“Candidates from North Eastern Province are strongly encouraged to apply”

Save the Children (UK) recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal employment opportunities and the protection of children from abuse.

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