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Project Officers Jobs in Makueni and Nyandarua Kenya

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organisations in Kenya. Its vision is to be the most effective, trusted and self-sustaining humanitarian organisation in Kenya.

The KRCS is a strategic partner in the APHIAplus Kamili (Eastern and Central) project within a consortium led by Jhpiego and funded by USAID.

APHIAplus Kamili is supporting integrated service delivery and addresses the social determinants of health in the technical areas of HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning and tuberculosis, and MNCH, and water and sanitation.

The project is seeking to recruit Kenyan Nationals to fill the following positions;

Position Title: Project Officers 

2 Positions

Reporting to: Programme Officer

Job Location: Makueni, Nyandarua

Overall Purpose

The successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the effective planning, budgeting, implementing and evaluating integrated and sustainable community-based disease prevention and control programme encompassing reproductive health, public health, nutrition and hygiene promotion to prevent communicable diseases, reduce mortality and improve maternal-child health among vulnerable populations affected by disasters.

Other responsibilities include strengthening volunteer networks, building their capacity for large scale reach to supplement public health services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning and coordinating the implementation of project activities targeted at the youth, women, agencies and communities within the project areas.
  • Coordinating and supporting the development of District Health Management teams responsible for demand creation
  • Develop strategies for integrating community-based health programmes through demonstration of insecticide treated nets (ITN’s) and their distribution to vulnerable groups aimed at combating the spread of malaria
  • Develop a strategic community-based health plan and budget aligned to the Society’s strategic objectives as well as Government health policies and strategies Conduct technical assessment to establish critical community-based primary health care needs
  • Networking and collaborating with Partners, FBOs and CBOs
  • Facilitating trainings amongst the beneficiary population
  • Conducting regular documentation of processes, challenges and lessons learnt
Minimum Qualifications
  • The ideal candidates should have a Degree/Higher National Diploma in Social Science, Public Health, Community Development or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years hands on experience in project work. Experience in Integrated Health Projects including Water and Sanitation is required.
Key Competencies
  • Experience working in donor funded programs, working within USG funded programs will be an added advantage.
  • Proven skills in training and facilitation, monitoring and evaluation,
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and spoken should be
  • Computer literate and able to work with minimal supervision.
If you meet the criteria above, please send your Letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates, address and contacts of two referees to:

The Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P. O Box 40712, 00100

So as to reach him not later than Friday, 24th February 2012.

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