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Senior Technical Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Senior Technical Officer (Ref 845)
Salary: competitive (negotiable subject to skills and experience)
Maternal Newborn Health Unit (Nairobi, Kenya)
Fixed-Term appointment until 31 December 2015
The Maternal and Newborn Health Unit at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an active academic unit seeking to improve maternal and newborn health globally. One of our key programmes is the ‘Making It Happen: Capacity Development of Human Resources for Maternal and Newborn Health Programme’, supported by the Department for International Development, UK Aid.

The programme‘s overall goal is to contribute to a reduction in maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity. Ensuring best practice and an improved policy environment in maternal and newborn health which will be reflected in a step change in the coverage and uptake of quality Skilled Birth Attendance (SBA) and Essential (Emergency) Obstetric Care (EOC) and Newborn Care (NC).

Under the supervision of LSTM , the successful candidate will be expected to implement a Making It Happen (MIH) programme workplan and provide technical assistance to the MIH programme in conducting training needs assessments. This will include organising and implementing training activities with a focus on SBA, EOC, NC and quality of care

You will also be providing support for the formation and strengthening of partnerships with MOH and other relevant agencies, including participation in joint actions such as technical working groups and workshops to facilitate capacity-building and programme implementation. A full description of duties can be found using the link below.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a related health discipline (from a recognized University or affiliated training hospital). It is necessary that you have substantial clinical experience and have experience in competency based in service training for health workers and quality improvement of Maternal Newborn Health Services.

Please visit the LSTM website for to make your application through the following link, 

If you are interested in applying, please return your completed Application Form, Personal Details Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, stating vacancy reference number (845), via email to, 

or by post to 

HR, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, 
Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA
Closing Date: 10 September 2012

Interviews are likely to take place in Nairobi week commencing 17th September 2012.

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