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Supervisors Jobs in Homa Bay, Kisumu and Kitale Kenya (KShs 20K - 25K)

Role: CHW Supervisor - AMUA

Reports To: Franchisee Coordinators (in the respective regions)

Liaises With: Marketing and Projects Department

Duty Station: Homa Bay (1), Kisumu (1) and Kitale (1)       

Salary: KShs 20,000 – 25,000

Contract Type: Fixed Term (2 Years)

Purpose of the Role:

Build the capacity of community health workers (CHWs) to engage communities and create demand for integrated maternal, child and neonatal health (MNCH) and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services through information dissemination on family planning (FP) and SRH, community sensitization on points of FP and SRH service delivery and community  mobilization activities.

Essential Duties

  • Supervise a team of community health workers (CHWs) within the project area 
  • Work side by side with the area Social Franchise Coordinator to coordinate and supervise CHW demand creation activities within the catchment area of responsibility
  • Develop, implement and monitor monthly work plans to ensure smooth operation of community based, demand creation activities
  • Support CHW led, community mobilization initiatives for SRH, MNCH services in MSK, public and private health facilities.
  • Coordinate the distribution of marketing materials and family planning supplies through the CHWs.
  • Build relationships and foster linkages with MSK social franchisees, local health authorities and community based organizations.
  • Establish strong community based referral networks and build the capacity of CHWs to act as referral agents to MSK, public and private health facilities.
  • Coordinate regular CHW team meetings,
  • Coordinate data collection activities and compilation of CHW monthly reports
  • Monitor monthly CHW performance and provide on the job training as required
  • Act as the focal person for community engagement activities and liase with the relevant Nairobi Support Office staff.  

Minimum Qualifications
  • O level qualification
  • Diploma in Community Development or related field will be preferable.
  • Proven track record of working with communities in the project areas 
  • Must be qualified motor bike rider with proof of a driving license

Key Competencies
  • Understanding the GoK Community Strategy
  • Strong leadership and marketing skills
  • Active participant within the surrounding community
  • Strong report writing skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, Kiswahili and local language
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.  Public speaking skills an advantage.
  • Basic knowledge of  information and communication technology, computer applications, mainly Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer
  • Strong socio-mobilization skills
  • Integrity and professional attitude
  • Highly acceptable amongst community members.

Applications quoting the position title with detailed CVs with contact details of 3 referees should be submitted to:

People and Development Dept
Marie Stopes Kenya

On or before 7th October 2013

NB: Please clearly indicate on the subject as ‘CHW Supervisor’

Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity Employer

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