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Training & Education Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya

mothers2mothers (m2m) is an international non-governmental organisation headquartered in Cape Town, SA, dedicated to providing education and support to pregnant women and mothers living with HIV, and preventing mother-to-child transmission.

m2m empowers HIV-positive pregnant women and new mothers to become role models in their communities by promoting AIDS awareness, testing and services. m2m currently operates in 8 countries in Africa and receives funding from a diverse set of funders.

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Training & Education Specialist

 To lead the external training activities of m2m in Kenya related to national scale-up of the Kenya Mentor Mother Program (KMMP), with the aim of promoting participant learning and program quality at all levels.

The position is based in Nairobi and liaises with m2m Kenya management colleagues and relevant staff at m2m HQ in Cape Town, South Africa. The position reports to the Country Representative.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Coordinate the development of the national KMMP curriculum package aligned to national standards and guidelines, including oversight of a dedicated consultant, in consultation with the MOH, other key stakeholders, and m2m HQ
  • Develop and lead a KMMP TOT plan to capacitate national and regional KMMP trainers in a phased approach aligned to the national KMMP roll-out plan, including the co-facilitation of TOT sessions
  • Lead the development and support the delivery of capacity building training activities for local implementing partners, co-facilitated with m2m program staff
  • Act as a thinking partner to develop and propose continuous training and education approaches for engaging with partner organizations beyond initial orientation activities
  • Integrate quality improvement approaches to support quality service delivery and successful learning, including reflection and evaluation
  • Track and report on achievements and activities in training and education areas related to the KMMP
Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Minimum of a masters degree in public health, instructional systems design, health education and/or a related field
  • 5 years senior level work experience in a training and education capacity; experience with USG-funded NGOs a distinct advantage
  • Experience with the national TOT cascade in the health sector in Kenya
  • Previous experience with the training and education component of organizational capacity building program(s)
  • Experience coordinating or overseeing national curriculum development
Competencies Required:
  • Expert Trainer of Trainers with excellent demonstrated training skills, including participatory methods
  • Experience designing training on maternal health and/or HIV related topics for health professionals, and for peer health educators and lower literacy participants
  • Comprehensive understanding of adult learning methods and behavior change models in the African context
  • Familiarity with various training and educational approaches related to organizational capacity building in the health sector
  • Demonstrated experience designing and developing training materials for adult learners
  • Proven ability to interact professionally and effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders including senior managers, decision-makers, government officials, and public and private donors, including experience working in or with the MOH
  • Strong organization, coordination and planning skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including advanced formatting in MS Word (working with master documents)
  • Dynamism, creativity and flexibility
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • Enthusiasm to work on behalf of m2m’s mother and infant clients
To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to the mothers2mothers Human Resource Department via email to by December 11, 2011.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

If you do not hear from us by January 20, 2012, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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