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Programme Manager, REACH Project Job in Kenya

Health Poverty Action (HPA), formerly Health Unlimited, works with some of the poorest and most marginalised communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, often in very difficult environments. 

We work to enable these communities to achieve improvements to their health, promoting this as one of their fundamental human rights.

Programme Manager, REACH Project

The Programme Manager will responsible for managing REalising maternal And Child Health rights in difficult environments (REACH) Project, a cross-border initiative that covers Dollo Woreda, Ethiopia and Mandera District, Kenya. 

The REACH programme aims at improved health outcomes for pastoralist mothers and children in Ethiopia and Kenya towards the achievement of MCH related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

Through strengthening the capacity of local partners it aims at facilitating MCH service delivery, information and advocacy for to pastoralists living along the border in Dollo Ado District in Ethiopia and Mandera West and Mandera Central districts in Kenya The post holder, answerable to the Area Program Manager (APM), will provide overall management of the Ethiopia–Kenya Cross border REACH Programme, represent HPA in the promotion of excellent relationships with other stakeholders and maintain good internal communications both with the APM and the central HPA office in London, the two local partners and with project staff.

We want hear from you if you have at least 5 years experience as a health and/or development manager, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa; if you have significant proven development programmes experience with governments, INGO, NGOs, related to health; if you have proven skills in Project Cycle Management; have excellent communication skills - with an ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy and to manage conflict; if you are committed to working with marginalized communities, and you are fluent in English.

For a detailed job description and to download the application form please visit

Please email the completed application forms to jobs@healthunlimited.or.k e. The email subject line should include the following: REACH Programme Manager
Closing date for applications: Friday, 19 October 2012

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