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Senior Program Officer Job in Kenya

The USAID funded, Intrahealth led, FUNZOKenya Project works in close partnership with the Ministry of Health, leading health training institutions and the National Health Human Resource Development (NHHRD) Working Group to build responsive, country-led training systems to improve health sector outcomes and the accessibility and quality of health workforce training in Kenya. 

The overall mandate of the FUNZOKenya project is to improve the quality of and access to health workforce training. Intrahealth International seeks to fill the position of Senior Program Officer in the project. 

Senior Program Officer 

Reporting to the Assistant Director – Public Sector Engagement, the Senior Program Officer (SPO) will be responsible for data management and continuous interaction with training institutions for the Afya ELimu Fund (AEF). 

He/She will support the compilation, tracking and reporting of AEF related data. In addition the SPO will support Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) in managing all AEF related issues. 

The SPO will also work closely with Afya Elimu Fund Manager at HELB in supporting loan applications and verification.

Specific roles and responsibilities
  • With assistance of the Program Assistant, oversee the AEF student management by tracking loans, colleges where AEF students are, students’ graduation dates, drop outs and cancellation of loans.
  • Work with KMTC, FBO and private health training institutions accounts and principals’ offices to verify AEF payments and loan cancellations by students.
  • Ensure that AEF advertisement process is in line with the academic year for the training institutions
  • Carryout sensitization activities on availability of the AEF funds, application process for the fund and the exit process from the fund through HELB.
  • Work with KMTC, FBO and private health training institutions to ensure that they issue receipts to students and copy to IH for all AEF received from HELB
  • Work with the training institutions and HELB to support the piloting of the HELB card system with the AEF beneficiaries
  • Work closely with Kenya Health Federation, Private and Public Sector Manager on employment of the AEF beneficiaries including maintaining a data base of the same
  • Strengthen linkages of HELB with training institutions
  • Represent the organization in AEF related activities in the absence of the Ass. Director or as delegated
  • Work closely with M & E and Finance departments at Intrahealth and HELB to ensure up to date AEF data is available at all times
Qualifications, Skills and Experience required
  • Bachelors Degree in Public Health, Sociology, International development or a related field
  • Five years of experience in management of databases and skills in use of the various data related computer packages
  • At least two years of experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong communication – oral and written, relationship management and presentation skills
  • Superior computer skills including MS Office Suite required (Excel, Ms word, data management and analysis applications).
  • Strong interpersonal relationship and experience especially in working across related sectors is required.
  • Willingness to travel throughout Kenya in following up AEF beneficiaries as well as institutions where they students train.
  • Good analytical and decision making skills and ability to meet deadlines.
Candidates who meet the above qualifications are encouraged to apply by sending your CV and cover letter to no later than April 17, 2015. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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