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Vacancy: Health Officer 

Position Code: SCI TUR 01

3 Posts 
 
Team / Programme: Health

Location: Turkana

Grade:
 Grade 3

Post Type: National (1 year contract with possibility of renewal)

Duration:
 1 Year
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose:
 The Health Officer will plan, guide and support implementation of Save the Children’s UNICEF supported health project in Turkana County.
Scope of Role: This positon is mostly field based; the holder will provide technical expertise in implementation of MNCH activities with clear focus on integrated /holistic approach at community level.

The position holder will be incharge of supporting the SCHMTs in capacity building CHEWs and CHWs through regular on the job training.
 

Dimensions:
 Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. 

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH... 

Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Meru and Wajir – Bungoma and Turkana being the new entrants in 2014. We work through partners in many other parts of the country. 
 
This project will use a range of complementary and mutually reinforcing methods to achieve the expected results and objectives, namely innovative methods for raising awareness of health issues, a combination of capacity building at community level, health system strengthening and sharing learning to allow replication of successes, and undertaking advocacy to increase prioritisation of MNCH and iCCM initiatives for the benefit of the vulnerable by the county government.

Reports to:
 Senior  Health  Officer

Staff directly reporting to this Post:  None

Budget responsibility:
 Yes – as per sub county and delegation scheme. 

Key Areas of Accountability:

Programme
  • Plan and supervise implementation of project activities together with MNCH team at Save the Children Lodwar office, and MOH counterparts at the Sub-County level.
  • Represent SC in the respective subcounties health county forums in conjunction with senior health officer.
  • Consolidate activity reports and ensure timely submission to supervisor for onward submission to project health coordinator, area program manager and country office.
  • Organise and coordinate health worker trainings in consultation with the sub counties health authorities.
  • Ensure good working relationships maintained with the sub counties Health Management teams (SCHMTs) and community health structures.
  • Monitors and ensures that the technical protocols, manuals, guidelines and forms used in the field are in line with validated national MNCH and RH/FP technical tools and guidelines.
  • Participates and represents SC in various health coordination forums and at working meetings with partners at field level when necessary.
Staff Management and Development
  • Support SC staff working on this project. (Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Communication for Development officer and Community Liaison Officer)
Monitoring and evaluation
  • Follow up of project routine monitoring and supervision plan in liaison with the respective SCHMTs; including joint monitoring and supervision plans.
  • Take lead in guidance and documentation of best practices in their respective sub county project; including case studies.
  • Ensure the compilation of timely reports of the project.
  • Monitor project expenditure against budgets in their respective sub counties.
Coordination and representation
  • Within delegated authority represent SC and maintain working relationship with relevant host sub county health management teams, UN agencies, International and local non-governmental health organizations  with a mandate to promote the MNCH agenda and  influence policies of Government, UN agencies and other humanitarian actors with regards to MNCH.
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling SCI’s values.
  • Holds the partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for SCI, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.
Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency.
  • Commitment to Save the Children Values.
Qualifications and Experience.

Essential
  • Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in public health or nursing with community health experience.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in community maternal and newborn health and Integrated Community case management of Case Management programming.
  • Experience working with Community Health Units in community health strategy.
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Swahili.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Experience of living and traveling in remote and insecure places. Familiarity with the counties in Northern Kenya especially Turkana, will be an added advantage.. 
  • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Child Safe Guarding policy.
  • Strong documentation and report writing skills.
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability.
  • Culturally sensitive with qualities of mentorship and patience.
  • Commitment to Save the Children Values.

Vacancy:Programme Officer – Health and Nutrition (Kibera)

Position Code:
 SCI KP F1

Team / Programme:
Programme Operations    
 
 
Location: Nairobi 

Grade:
 4    
 
Duration: 1 year

Post Type: National  (1 year contract with possibility of renewal)

Child Safeguarding:
 Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose:
 Save the Children has received a grant from the EC for the implementation of MNCH, nutrition and family planning programme in Kibera informal settlement of Nairobi County in collaboration with Carolina for Kibera and Family Health Options Kenya. 

The programme seeks to contribute to a reduction in maternal, newborn and child mortality by increasing utilization of quality Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services among communities in informal settlements in Kenya, and bolstering the government’s commitment to MNCH.
 
The Programme Officer – Health and Nutrition will be expected to take responsibility for working together with implementing partners for the day to day implementation of this programme by working closely with Langata sub-county health management teams, public and private health facility staff and community health units (CHVs, CHEWs, CHCs). 

S/He will work in collaboration with existing county department of Health (especially the Reproductive Health and community health strategy focal persons) and the S/CHMTs as well as in close collaboration with partners to ensure that Langata sub-county benefits from all result areas of the programme.

Scope of Role:
 

Reports to:
 Programme Manager – Health and Nutrition technically and operationally. Works closely with partners and country office operations and support teams to ensure effective integration and smooth work processes.

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. 

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. 

In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. 

Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

With support from the European Union, Save the Children will shortly begin urban programming in Nairobi working with local partners. 

We employ more than 300 staff and have an operating annual budget in 2014 of approximately US$25 million.

Staff directly reporting to this post:  None

Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Contribute to the planning, implementation and monitoring of all aspects of the EC MNCH, Nutrition and Family Planning  programme in Kibera to meet programme objectives
  • Ensure good working relationships is maintained with the government authorities (including the County Health Management Team and the various SCHMTs) and community health structures.
  • Monitors and ensures that the technical protocols, manuals, guidelines and forms used in the field are in line with validated national MNCH, Nutrition and RH/FP technical tools and guidelines.
  • Participates and represents SC in various health coordination forums and at working meetings with partners at field level when necessary.
  • Supports in the development of program donor and activity reports with respect to technical formats and deadlines.
  • Support close support to partners in program implementation, monitoring, reporting and documentation.
  • Work closely with relevant support departments within SCI (finance, logistics, administration) to ensure program purchases and activities are implemented smoothly.
  • Documents lessons learnt and evidence to support development of other MNCH/FP/NUTRITION projects.
  • Responsible for the day to day implementation of the community and health facility component of the programme
  • Provide regular field visits to the supported facilities, communities,   community health volunteers and outreach sites and provides formal visit feedback via Field Visit Reports.
  • Organizes regular supportive supervision visits with the sub-county health management  team to project area
  • Provides direct facilitative supervision to FP service providers and peer to peer groups including mother/women support groups, religious leaders, teachers and youth groups
  • Responsible for all community level reporting (distribution of reporting tools to CHVs and facilities, regular collection of reports from communities/CHVs
  • Responsible for ensuring effective and continuously updated data bases for health facilities data, and where possible collation of all community health activities and IEC/BCC/Health Education data from supported communities and partners, plus appropriate data management and analysis.
  • Provides technical support  to the health staffs from supported facilities
  • Leads public consultation exercises and facilitate community participation, using a variety of techniques to ensure the involvement of the community and organizes regular meetings with community leaders for feedback
  • Resolve conflicts of interest, build consensus and keep communities informed of project progress
  • Works closely with the MEAL team to document and disseminate innovative best practices
  • To undertake other duties as required by the line manager
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
 
Accountability:
  • Accountable to the Programme Manager and to self for managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Free to deliver in the best way they see fit, requesting the necessary development to improve performance and achieving results
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, and drives self for their own personal development
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with partners, colleagues, members and external partners and stakeholders
  • Values diversity, respects local customs consistent with Save the Children vision, mission and values and exploits competitive strength
  • Fosters strong relationship with stakeholders including government, community groups, partners,
Creativity:
  • Seeks new and innovative solutions to work/organizational challenges
Integrity:
  • Transparent, open minded and Honest
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in public health or nursing
  • Minimum two (3) years’ experience in community maternal and newborn health programming including RH/FP and nutrition
  • Experience working with Community Health Units in community health strategy and in particular implementation of performance-based incentives for CHVs
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Swahili
  • Experience working with partners.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Understanding of rights based approaches and participatory concepts and practical experience in similar context. 
  • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Child Safe Guarding policy.
  • Strong documentation and report writing skills
  • Understanding of operations/ action research desirable
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Commitment to Save the Children Values

Vacancy:Programme Manager - Health & Nutrition (Kibera)
 
Position Code: SCI KP M2
 
Team / Programme: Health & Nutrition

Location: Nairobi
 
Grade:  2

Post Type: National (1 year contract with possibility of renewal)
 
Duration: 1 Year
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
Role Purpose: The Programme Manager – Health and Nutrition will take on the role of setting up and managing of Save the Children’s Nairobi office the European Union (EU) funded Kibera Informal Settlement MNCH, Nutrition and Family Planning Programme.

The programme will be implemented by Save the Children in close collaboration with two local NGO partners: Carolina for Kibera (CFK) and Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK). 

The programme will aim to improve access to maternal, neonatal, and child health care services and nutrition services, enable women of child bearing age to benefit from improved modern family planning method uptake and to strengthen the Langata sub-county health-care delivery system. 

The Program Manager’s role will be to ensure that the programme is successfully implemented in line with approved donor agreements, budget and Save the Children’s strategic objectives, as well as ensuring that the programme is of a consistently high quality and appropriate monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are in place to monitor the impact of our work for children. 

Scope of Role:
 

Reports to:
 Programme Operations Manager

Dimensions:
 Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. 

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. 

In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. 

Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

With support from the European Union, Save the Children will shortly begin urban programming in Nairobi working with local partners. 

We employ more than 300 staff and have an operating annual budget in 2014 of approximately US$25 million. 

Staff directly reporting to this post: Programme Officer – Health and Nutrition

Key Areas of Accountability:
  • To ensure the MNCH, nutrition and family planning programme in Kibera informal settlement is implemented according to the approved donor (EC) agreements and implementations plans.  
  • Develop and regularly update a detailed implementation plan guiding programme implementation and ensure this is used by the whole project team including partners to monitor project progress towards completion.
  • Prepare narrative and financial reports for donor(s) and Save the Children as required, ensuring these are of a high quality and submitted to the Technical Advisors as well as the Programme Operations Manager for review in a timely manner. This will involve compilation of information from a range of project staff and partners.
  • Put systems in place to ensure information required to monitor progress and impact indicators is collected, compiled and analyzed appropriately.  Ensure all Save the Children monthly and donor monitoring requirements are complied with.
  • As a budget holder be fully aware of the grant compliance regulations of the donors relevant to your project. The post holder will work with the Programme Operations Manager and her team to review and revise budgets; authorizing and monitoring expenditure in line with the budget and donor guidelines, as well as Save the Children member grant management and financial guidelines. 
  • To directly line manage the Programme Officer by ensuring that s/he has clear work plans and objectives and, at a minimum, receive quarterly supervisions and annual reviews. 
  • To have overall responsibility for overseeing the implementation of the programme by Save the Children and partners in collaboration with Langata sub-county health authority and other private health service providers in Kibera informal settlement of Nairobi County.
  • With support from the Partnership and Capacity building coordinator, ensure that clear partner agreements are signed, partner capacity building is integrated into the program, regular review meetings with partners are held, funds disbursement to partners is timely and reporting from partners is of high quality to ensure effective project implementation.
  • To monitor and support the work of the Programme Officer.   
  • Regularly undertake liaison and advocacy with Government partners and officials in your county on project activities and related health/nutrition issues.  
  • Facilitate visits to field sites for donor representatives and other external visitors as required. 
  • Be able to clearly explain project activities and objectives, related policy issues and the project’s contribution to wider Save the Children goals and objectives.  
  • Work with the Programmes Operations Manager and Save the Children Technical Advisors to identify the technical support needs of the project and ensure this support is provided by the Nutrition and Health Advisors and Director of Programme Quality and Development based in Nairobi.
    Work with Nutrition and Health Technical Advisors to develop concept notes and proposals to secure additional funding for the programme.  
  • As a key member of the Nairobi-managed programmes team, actively participate in monthly management meetings and other team meetings held in the Nairobi office.
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
 
Accountability:
  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications and Experience

Person Specification

Essential
  • Degree in Medicine or Nutrition or Public Health. A masters degree in Public Health will be an added advantage
  • At least 5 years relevant project management experience in an international NGO or similar organization.
  • Several years progressively responsible project and personnel management experience
  • Good technical knowledge of policy and practice in the field of health and/or nutrition 
  • A good understanding of development issues and the policy context in Kenya
  • Proven team and personnel management experience
  • Proven analytical and strategic planning skills
  • Experience in partnership management.
  • Experience in monitoring budgets.
  • Strong written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Computer literate in word processing and excel packages
  • An understanding of child rights and their protection and fulfilment in the development context
Desirable
  • Masters or higher level qualification in relevant technical speciality
  • Knowledge of the area and region where the post is located
Working Contacts  

External:
 The Programme Manager – Health & Nutrition will work closely with representatives from other agencies, NGOs, other line ministries and partners.

Internal: On a day to day basis, the Programme Manager will work closely with the Operations Director, Technical Advisors, Partnerships and Capacity building coordinator, project team and support team (Finance, logistics and HR/Admin).

How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org  by 4th September 2014 indicating the Position Code on the subject line.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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