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Project Manager and Youth Peer Educators Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Marie Stopes Kenya (MSK)is a Local Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to Marie Stopes International.

MSK has provided affordable high quality innovative reproductive and sexual health care services to her clientele since 1986 through its nationwide network of static in reach centers and mobile outreach centres thereby enhancing accessibility of SRH services to the hard to reach rural citizenry of the republic of Kenya.

AACES is a five year (2011 – 2016) project funded by AuSAID being implemented in Kenya, Tanzania and Australia.

In Kenya, the project will be implemented in the coastal region with an overall goal of serving the Underserved: Expanding reproductive health choices through improved access and equity in Kenya and Tanzania.

1. Project Manager (Australian African Community Engagement Scheme)

Reporting to the Director of projects, the project manager will oversee and provide strategic direction, technical and programmatic leadership to the MSK project team to achieve the goal and objectives of MSK in AACES.

He will also lead the development of strategies, programs, work plans and activities to increase access to quality FP/RH to the community especially the lower wealth quintiles through the private sector in a collaborative manner with AACES staff.

He /she will ensure compliance to Donor, MSK/MSI and national policies, procedures and guidelines that relate to: program (monitoring, reports, evaluations, etc), health, finance, logistical and human resource management.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in a Social Sciences/Health or related discipline or a Equivalent Degree with a minimum of three years of experience in managing, developing and implementing reproductive health and family planning programs at the national level.
Required Competencies:
  • Strong program management experience with proven ability to manage large diverse teams including a team of senior technical and non-technical team leaders.
  • A result-oriented approach and proven ability to work within, manage, track and or coordinate complex multipartner large-scale programs.
  • Demonstrated managerial and leadership skills and ability to provide financial oversight of large budgets.
  • Strong technical knowledge of family planning and reproductive health especially private sector approaches in FP/ RH will be an asset.
  • Ability to network and negotiate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders to achieve the objectives of the program. The position will particularly require a strong ability to engage and negotiate with private sector groups and senior government officials at national level.
  • Excellent representational and communication skills, with written and oral proficiency in English and a high degree of comfort in dealing with consortium partners, government, media, academic, corporate, nonprofit and other organizations.
  • Ability to find innovative solutions and approaches.
  • Medical Doctor will be an added advantage
2. Youth Peer Educators Coordinator

Reporting to the Project Manager, the YPE coordinator will coordinate a network of youth peer educators in implementing IEC and BCC interventions focusing on integration of Sexual reproductive health services with a focus on family planning services targeting the youth.

Experience and Qualifications:-
  • Should have a first degree in social sciences / education/ counseling (training in public health will be an added advantage.)
  • Age not over 30 years
  • Must be enrolled in a youth peer learning group
  • Trained as a Training of trainers in Peer Education
  • Must have demonstrated facilitation skills in PE and life skills education.
  • Knowledgeable and sensitive to youth issues
  • Be gender sensitive
  • Must have demonstrated organization and analytical report writing skills
  • Must have conducted 40 hours training in peer education
  • Able to work with teams and groups
  • Able to apply innovative training skills.
  • Be a self motivated individual with desire to inspire and create change.

A competitive and attractive package will be offered to the successful candidates.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and copies of their stated certificates to:

The Human Resources Director:
P.O Box 59328 – 00200

Closing date for applications is 13th December 2011

Marie Stopes is an equal opportunity employer

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