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UN Jobs in Kenya – 6 County Project Coordinators

Position Title: County Project Coordinator – Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH), Kenya
 
Grade: Service Contract (SB-4)
 
Location: Mandera, Lamu, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo, Migori (1 position for each County)
 
Duration: 1 year
 

Organizational Unit: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Kenya Country Office
 
Reporting to: The County Director of Health
 
Background: Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child health is a key global agenda. Although some progress has been noted, the goal of reducing maternal mortality ratio remains unmet. 

With Kenya’s MMR of 488 per 100,000 live births, more than 6,000 women and girls are estimated to die each year as a result of pregnancy-related complications most of which are totally preventable.
The proposed project to improve maternal and new born mortality in 6 high burden counties is aligned to existing in-country development and health policies and initiatives that aspire to increase access and improve quality of health services.
 
Development objective (Overall Project Goal): To contribute to the reduction of maternal, newborn and child mortality in the six targeted counties.

The project will specifically focus on four areas:
1.          Improving access, utilization and quality of integrated RMNCAH and HIV services
2.          Generating community demand for RMNCAH and HIV services
3.          Building institutional capacity at county and national levels
4.          Strengthening of monitoring and evaluation systems
Target Counties: This project will target six counties (Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo, Lamu, &
Migori) and it will bring together key partners (USAID, DFID, Save the Children Fund, members of
the UN H4+ partnership-UNFPA, WHO, UNAIDS, UN Women, UNICEF and the World Bank) in the target counties in a coordinated manner.
 
Main Tasks and Responsibilities
 
The core functions of the County Project Coordinator will be to support the overall implementation of
the project, including reporting, financial management and monitoring in the designated county.
 
More specifically the County Project Coordinator will:-
 
Provide Technical support to:
·                     Implement the RMNCAH Project in County ensuring effective integration with county health and development plans, systems and service delivery structures;
·                     Coordinate the provision of technical assistance to county counterparts in the implementation of the RMNCAH project.
Promote multi-sectoral and county-wide coordination:
·                     Participate in and provide technical inputs to the RMNCAH project coordination meetings in the county to promote a multi-sectoral approach to link up and scale up the integration of RMNCAH Project;
Guide Project Management:
·                     Ensure the overall responsibility for the management and coordination of the project including procurement of works, goods and services, financial management, monitoring and evaluation and the preparation and submission of required reports based on the procedures set forth in the signed Funding Agreement between UNFPA and the County Government;
·                     Prepare regular analytical reports to be shared with UNFPA Kenya Country Office and H4+ Partners and the Project Steering Committee;
·                     Facilitate documenting the best practices and approaches for deepening the knowledge base for UNFPA and H4+ partners as an integral resource for implementation of RMNCAH.
Qualifications
·                     Advanced university degree in public health, medicine, demography, social sciences or related field;
·                     At least 7 years-experience in development, design, and implementation of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)/RMNCAH programmes in developing countries;
·                     Experience of working in Africa especially Kenya either with Governments or UN systems will be an asset;
·                     Experience in the management of county or national level RMNCAH or Health related programmes;
·                     Fluency in English with excellent writing, analytical and communication skills;
Application Procedures
 
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications may send their applications to email address: kenya.recruit@unfpa.org by the deadline of Friday, 27 February 2015, quoting the post title on the subject line and clearly indicating only one County that they are interesting in working. Applications should have a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees. 

Interested candidates from these counties are highly encouraged to apply.

We will only be able to respond to those applicants whom we a further interest in. 

Women are encouraged to apply.

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.

Applications received via other means will not be accepted.



For detailed TOR please visit http://unfpakenya.or.ke

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