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NGO Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Trócaire

Trócaire Somalia programme focused on community based health care, through the Gedo Regional Health Programme.

We offer a challenging opportunity for self directed dynamic and highly motivated persons for the following positions.

Only those who meet the required criteria need apply.

Both positions are based in Nairobi with regular access to Mandera.

Health Advisor

The position:

The Health Advisor is responsible for technical aspects of the Gedo Health Programme including design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and advising on medium to long-term strategy of the programme, in coordination with the Country Representative, Gedo Regional Manager and technical team based in Mandera.

The advisor shall serve as the point of contact for all matters related to health issues, including advocacy/policy development, capacity building and health information systems development, and will also represent Trócaire Somalia in the health sector and with donors and other partners as needed.


  • Medical Doctor or Registered Nurse with Masters Degree in Public Health with at least 5 years in health programme management experience, with NGOs or other international organizations in developing countries, particularly in conflict zones; working with local authorities and communities.
  • Substantial progressive, professional-level experience at the management level with some background in health and nutrition systems strengthening.
  • Proven experience in emergency health assessments, health responses and maternal and child health programmes, and of writing donor proposals, strategies and reports with various donors and understanding of the logframe or results framework is essential.
  • Experience in capacity development of health workers in low capacity environments and commitment to community based approaches is key.
Reporting and Communication Officer

The position:

The Reporting and Communication officer is responsible for writing accurate, high quality and timely reports for both regular health and nutrition programmes as well as emergency response projects according to the donor and Trócaire internal requirements.

The position holder will design a reporting strategy and formats, write regular internal situation reports, stories, testimonies, case studies and articles for media and support HQ media team with the appropriate information.

  • A degree in social studies, communications/journalism or a relevant subject; with at least 3 years’ experience of working with an international organization in supporting communication work in complex and politically sensitive environments.
  • Proven record of writing high quality donor reports and case studies; strong writing and analytical skills,
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Computer literate, comfortably handling the Microsoft Office products,
  • Flexible and adaptable to work in an unstable environment with the ability to prioritize and work under pressure with limited support, and with a high attention to detail.
Please send your application letter, including an updated CV not exceeding 4 pages indicating the names of three referees one of whom must be current or previous supervisor to:

The Human Resources Office,
Trocaire Regional Office,
P.O Box 66300 – 00800 Nairobi
Or by e-mail to

Email applications must include the job title in the subject line.

Closing date for application: 25 November 2011.

Those who applied earlier need not apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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