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About Evidence Action: Evidence Action scales proven interventions to improve the lives of the poor in Africa and Asia. We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence. 

We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best practice operational models. 

We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency on progress, impact, and value for money.

About Deworm the World Initiative: The Deworm the World Initiative enables governments to eliminate the public health threat of worms through school-based mass deworming programs. 

We advocate for school-based deworming to policymakers and provide technical assistance to launch, strengthen and sustain school-based deworming programs. 

We work directly with governments to rapidly scale programs targeting all at-risk school-age children. Currently, we provide technical assistance for school-based deworming in Kenya, India, Ethiopia, and Vietnam. 

About the National School-Based Deworming Programme (NSBDP): The National School-Based Deworming Programme (NSBDP) is a government programme implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) with the goal of removing parasitic worms as a public health problem among children in Kenya. 

The Programme aims to treat at least 5 million children aged 2-14 years in over 10,000 primary schools across Kenya for at least five years. 

The programme is in its third year covering all areas where there is evidence of worm burden that is high enough to warrant mass drug administration according to World Health Organization (WHO) criteria. In its first and second years the programme dewormed 5.9 and 6.4 million children, respectively.

About the TUMIKIA Study:
 Building on the success of the NSBDP, the Government of Kenya (GoK) is keen to reach other members of the community also infected with worms. 

GoK wants to learn whether combining school- and community-based deworming is a more effective method of controlling and ultimately eliminating intestinal worms in Kenya compared to school-based deworming alone. 

This hypothesis is being investigated through the TUMIKIA (TUangamize MInyoo Kenya Imarisha Afya) project, a trial conducted by The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) alongside Deworm the World Initiative at Evidence Action. 

This is a two-year study leveraging the NSBDP and implemented in coastal and western Kenya.

Organization: Evidence Action

Position Title:
 Senior Associate, TUMIKIA Study

Department / Section:
 TUMIKIA study

Duty Station:
 Nairobi, with regular travel to the field

Reports To:
 Project Manager

Application Deadline:
 On a rolling basis

Start Date:
 Immediate

About the Position:
 We are looking for a dynamic, engaged individual to join our team as Senior Associate for the TUMIKIA study.  

The successful candidate will have a passion for programme coordination and driven by a mission to continually improve the quality of implementation and outcomes. 

The Senior Associate will manage TUMIKIA study activities at national and field level. 

The position holder will ensure that the study is implemented effectively, manage Evidence Action study staff and serve as the organization’s focal point for partner relations with the study team which comprises of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and Ministry of Health officials in Kwale county.  

This role will work closely with the Deworm the World (DtW) Kenya team that implements the national school based deworming programmes. 

The Senior Associate will be responsible for managing the study work plan, funds, and a team of three Associate Officers.

Description of Duties:

Budget and fiscal management
  • Manage the TUMIKIA grant at Evidence Action including oversight on efficient and cost effective budget execution
  • Develop budgets for all activities that Evidence Action contributes to the project
  • Effectively communicate budget related issues to both LSHTM and government partners in the county as may be necessary
  • Coordinate funds disbursement as provided for in the budget and the implementation strategy
  • Liaise with the DtW Kenya team on cost sharing of expenses e.g. supply chain costs
Personnel management
  • Manage the Evidence Action team of Associates working on the TUMIKIA project in Nairobi and Kwale
  • Coordinate other non-project activities that the TUMIKIA staff engage in as part of Evidence Action or the study team
  • Ensure Evidence Action management team is informed in good time on any staffing issues arising from the work of the TUMIKIA study team
Programme implementation
  • Act as the communication link person with partners during TUMIKIA implementation
  • Plan and coordinate execution of meetings relating to implementation of the TUMIKIA  project
  • Ensure that TUMIKIA is implemented in line with Evidence Action’s policies and guidelines
  • Ensure all players (government, schools within the study have the right communication regarding the study and its relationship to the standard national  school-based deworming programme (NSBDP)
  • Coordinate training activities for community based deworming
  • Ensure materials and supplies for the study are distributed to the community arms according to plan
  • Liaise with the NSBDP on programme plans in order to align TUMIKIA implementation to these timelines
  • Liaise with LSHTM on study designs for both study areas and communicate the same to team members
  • Attend relevant NSBDP meetings that provide an opportunity for TUMIKIA’s visibility and positioning
  • Liaise with the NSBDP in the management of any policy related issues that can adversely affect the project
  • Contribute to other relevant studies related to TUMIKIA that are ongoing in Kwale and which add value to Evidence Action’s Knowledge base on community treatment
  • Ensure consistent and supportive messaging of TUMIKIA and the NSBDP in Kwale so that the two projects get the requisite support from the county government
Supply chain management
  • Ensure training, monitoring forms and community mobilization materials are designed in time
  • Work with the DtW Kenya team on the development of TUMIKIA study printing list, delivery to the printer and monitoring of packaging of materials
  • Liaise with the NSBDP and LSHTM on drugs requisition, distribution and documentation for community treatment
  • Manage distribution of materials, drugs and community mobilization materials
  • Coordinate all supply chain linkages between school-based deworming (SBD) and community-based deworming (CBD) during the cascade
Programme logistics
  • Organize meetings at national and county level in collaboration with the LSHTM
  • Manage logistics for DtW participation in TUMIKIA project activities
  • Manage the logistics of drug and materials distribution for CBD
Support to data management and reporting
  • Work with LSHTM on the reverse cascade (data flow) within the county
  • Liaise with the NSBDP on how data from TUMIKIA sites would be used for programme reporting and avail the necessary data from the field
  • Keep track of key performance indicators of the study implementation
  • Donor report writing
Qualifications:

Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Health management, Public health, Economics or any other relevant social sciences from a recognized University
  • Masters in relevant field is desirable
Relevant Experience and Key Skills
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in coordinating public health projects and working with communities
  • Experience in supply chain management
  • Experience working with the government at the county and sub-county   levels in planning and implementing programmes
  • Experience in working with the Ministry of Health’s community based public health interventions
  • Experience in developing programme work plans and budgets, donor and government reports and documentation of lessons learnt
  • Experience in development of training materials
  • Experience in managing teams
Personal Attributes
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work as a part of a team and across multiple groups
  • Strategic thinker with a passion for innovations
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced working environment
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proven skill in negotiation and managing complex relationships
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills including good time management skills
How to Apply

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Position Title: Associate, Community Liaison

Department / Section:
 TUMIKIA Study

Duty Station:
 Kwale County, Kenya

Reports To:
 Senior Associate

Application Deadline:
 On a rolling basis

Start Date:
 Immediate

About the Position:
 We are looking for a dynamic, engaged individual to join our team as an Associate who will be responsible for field engagements for the TUMIKIA study in Kwale County.  

The successful candidate will have a passion for field operations and implementation, and should be driven by a mission to continually improve the quality of implementation and outcomes. 

The Associate will support in implementation of TUMIKIA study activities in Kwale County. 

The position holder will report to the Senior Associate, who is responsible for overseeing TUMIKIA implementation at Evidence Action.

Responsibilities & Description of Duties:

Field operations: Planning and implementation
  • Develop community health extension worker (CHEW) and community health volunteer (CHV)  lists by cluster in consultation with LSHTM
  • Participate in the development of training tools for community deworming
  • Mobilize CHEWs and CHVs to trainings
  • Mobilize CHVs to administer drugs in the community
  • Facilitate trainings as assigned by the supervisor
  • Ensure CHEWs and CHVs have received the required materials and drugs in time for treatment
  • Ensure the county government of Kwale and LSHTM are adequately informed and represented at trainings and supervision activities.
  • Ensure the target CHEWs, CHVs and schools receive timely communication on project delivery through available channels of communication including Echo Mobile (mass SMS software)
  • Work with the LSHTM team to monitor treatment outcomes including availability of treatment data for other needs within Evidence Action
  • Coordinate field officers provided by LSHTM to support delivery of community treatment at different timelines of the cascade
  • Advise the project manager on any conflicts or challenges arising from communities or among CHVs that can compromise treatment outcomes
  • Ensure community mobilization activities are optimally implemented ahead of community deworming days
  • Attend NSBDP activities in Kwale county as may be assigned by the supervisor
Reporting
  • Write progress reports on community deworming as instructed by the supervisor
  • Document lessons learnt, successes, challenges and recommendations
Qualifications:

Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Health management, Public health, Economics or any other relevant social sciences from a recognized University
Relevant experience and key skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in coordinating and implementation of community health projects and working with communities
  • Experience working with county and sub-county  government officials in planning and implementing programmes
  • Experience in working with the Ministry of Health in  community public health interventions
  • Experience in monitoring programme work plans and budgets
  • Experience in development of training materials
  • Past experience in working with volunteers
  • Excellent report writing skills
Personal Attributes
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work as a part of a team and across multiple groups
  • Strategic thinker with a passion for innovations
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced working environment
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proven skill in negotiation and managing complex relationships
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Position Title: Associate, Study Implementation

Department / Section: TUMIKIA Study

Duty Station:
 Kwale County, Kenya

Reports To:
 Senior Associate

Application Deadline:
 On a rolling basis

Start Date:
 Immediate

About the Position:
 We are looking for a dynamic, engaged individual to join our team as an Associate who will be responsible for coordinating and implementing field activities of the TUMIKIA study. This position is based in Kwale County. 

The successful candidate will have a passion for programme planning and implementation, and should be driven by a mission to continually improve the quality of implementation and outcomes.

The Associate will support in coordination of TUMIKIA study activities at field level (Kwale County). 

The position holder will report to the Senior Associate, who is responsible for overseeing TUMIKIA implementation at Evidence Action.

Responsibilities & Description of Duties:

Planning and implementation
  • Coordinate the linkage between treatment schools and treatment communities
  • Manage government linkages with regard to the study at the county
  • Work closely with the LSHTM team in Kwale to understand their schedule of activities and its impact on Evidence Action’s delivery of its mandate to the study
  • Participate in the planning and execution of programme trainings and meetings at the county.
  • Work with LSHTM on review of training tools
  • Work with the Senior Associate on planning for community treatments in the study sites
  • Document lessons learnt from delivery of treatment and other study activities and any support required thereof
  • Ensure the project is implemented within agreed upon timelines
  • Ensure the government is adequately updated on the progress of community treatment plans and trainings as assigned by the study Senior Associate
  • Monitor delivery of treatment during the standard SBD and community treatment, paying attention to implications of School Based Deworming (SBD) on community uptake of treatment
  • Communicate partner linkages between NSBDP, DtW Kenya, study team (LSHTM and KEMRI) and Kwale County partners
  • Attend TUMIKIA meetings organized by Evidence Action and its partners
  • Track delivery of medicines at sub-county, health facility and community unit level for community based treatment
  • Track deworming tablets accountability forms for the study
  • Ensure consistent and supportive messaging of TUMIKIA and the NSBDP in Kwale so that the two strategies get the requisite support from the county government
  • Attend NSBDP activities in Kwale county as may be assigned by the supervisor
Reporting
  • Contribute to donor reports that document project progress and outcomes as instructed by the supervisor
  • Document lessons learnt, successes, challenges and recommendations
Qualifications:

Professional qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Health management, Public health, Economics or any other relevant social sciences from a recognized University
Relevant experience and key skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in coordinating and implementation of community health projects and working with communities
  • Experience working with county and sub-county  government officials in planning and implementing programmes
  • Experience in working with the Ministry of Health in  community public health interventions
  • Experience in monitoring programme work plans and budgets
  • Experience in development of training materials
  • Past experience in working with volunteers
  • Excellent report writing skills
Personal Attributes
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work as a part of a team and across multiple groups
  • Strategic thinker with a passion for innovations
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced working environment
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proven skill in negotiation and managing complex relationships
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Position Title: Associate, Study Implementation Supply Chain and Budgets

Department / Section:
 TUMIKIA Study

Duty Station:
 Nairobi, Kenya

Reports To:
 Senior Associate

Application Deadline:
 On a rolling basis

Start Date:
 Immediate

About the Position:
 We are looking for a dynamic, engaged individual to join our team as an Associate who will be responsible for supply chain and budgeting for the TUMIKIA study.  

The successful candidate will have a passion for supply chain, budgeting and tracking financial accountability, and should be driven by a mission to continually improve the quality of implementation and outcomes. 

The position holder will report to the Senior Associate, who is responsible for overseeing TUMIKIA implementation at Evidence Action.

Responsibilities & Description of Duties:

Budgeting, disbursements and accountability
  • Work with the Senior Associate in the development of the funds disbursement protocol for community treatment.
  • Develop budgets and manage funds disbursements to community health volunteers (CHVs) and community health extension workers (CHEWs) during trainings and supervision
  • Liaise with Evidence Action finance team on modalities for funds disbursement and accountability
  • Ensure funds are fully accounted for by all officials from both government and other partners
Supply chain
  • Develop supply chain protocol and oversee county distribution of materials to community arms of the study
  • Work with Evidence Action procurement team and the DtW Kenya logistician on vendor management for delivery of supplies for community treatment
  • Ensure proper logistical arrangements are in place for the team during implementation of the cascade
  • Manage logistics for DtW participation in TUMIKIA project activities
  • Work with the DtW Kenya Associate for Supply Chain to manage the logistics of drug and materials distribution for CBD from the national level to the counties
  • Provide updates to the team based in Kwale on any points of linkage with the NSBDP that need the study teams attention e.g. drugs allocation and distribution, materials printing and distribution and coordination of joint meetings
Programme support
  • Monitor the policy landscape in the country at the national level and how it affects TUMIKIA’s activities in Kwale. 
  • Communicate the same to the supervisor and other team members for action
  • Support the Senior Associate on TUMIKIA tasks that are executed from Nairobi office and communicate the same to the field team
  • Facilitate trainings as assigned by the study Senior Associate
  • Support organization of meetings at national and county level in collaboration with the LSHTM
Qualifications:

Professional qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Health management, Public health, Economics or any other relevant social sciences from a recognized University
Relevant experience and key skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in coordinating and implementation of community health projects and working with communities
  • Experience working with county and sub-county  government officials in planning and implementing programmes
  • Experience in working with the Ministry of Health in  community public health interventions
  • Experience in developing and monitoring programme work plans and budgets
  • Experience in development of training materials
  • Experience in supply chain management
  • Past experience in working with volunteers
  • Excellent report writing skills
Personal Attributes
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work as a part of a team and across multiple groups
  • Strategic thinker with a passion for innovations
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced working environment
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Proven skill in negotiation and managing complex relationships
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills
How to Apply


CLICK HERE to apply

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