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County Health Co-ordinator Job in Mandera, Kenya


Position: County Health Co-ordinator

Ref. No.
 HR/NAL/CHC

Duty Station:Mandera, Kenya

Closing Date: 03rd June 2012

We are seeking to fill the above position for the APHIAplus Northern Arid Lands Project funded by USAID.  

The project supports integrated service delivery and addresses the social determinants of health.  

The programmatic intervention areas for the project focus primarily on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, MNCH, Nutrition, WASH, and a number of interventions related to the social determinants of health (household economic strengthening for specific target groups).  

The project will be implemented in eight counties in the Northern and Arid Lands of Kenya (Turkana, Samburu, Isiolo, Marsabit, Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, and Tana River).

The Project is being implemented by AMREF together with partners including FHI360, Catholic Relief Services, Land O’Lakes inc, BroadReach Healthcare and University of Maryland Baltimore.

The positions report to the Regional Team Leader and the incumbent will be based in Mandera

Purpose of the Job: To provide technical expertise and support project activities and implementation of the project strategy.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Liaison between the project and district/county health teams.
  • Co-ordinate and participate in planning and implementation of project activities with regularly reviewed detailed work plan.
  • Manage the implementation the Ministry of Health Community Health Strategy.
  • Develop/adopt relevant materials to support field activities.
  • Plan, implement and maintain records of field activities.
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation of project activities and report on impact.
  • Manage activity budgets including processing relevant financial transactions.
  • Liaise with relevant partners, stakeholders and collaborators at activity level.
  • Participate in operations research within the project.
  • Participate in concept development and writing of new concepts and proposals for fundraising.
  • Participate in capacity building activities, field visits and meetings with relevant partners and stakeholders to strengthen networks and partnerships.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project; assist in preparation of annual work plans and progress reports as per donor requirements.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Public Health or its equivalent.  
  • Must be ICT proficient.  
  • At least four (4) years relevant work experience especially in a busy NGO in the field of health promotion.  
  • Must be experienced in project management, capacity building, networking, operations research, monitoring and evaluation, financial management and people management.  
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS, MNCH and implementation of Community Health Strategy will be an added advantage.  
  • Should be a team player, good communicator and have ability to work under minimum supervision.
This is a challenging opportunity for dedicated and highly motivated professional.  

If you would like to join this dynamic team please quote the position and reference number (Ref. No. HR/NAL/CHC) in the subject matter and send your application letter and CV include contact details of three work-related referees, to the 

Human Resources Manager, 
AMREF Kenya 
by e-mail to recruitment@amref.org

Please do not attach certificates and testimonials at this point.

The closing date for submitting applications is 03rd June 2012.  

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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