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Kangaroo Mother Care Intern
 
Position Code: SCI INTERN KMC
 
Team / Programme: KMC Intern

Location: Bungoma

Grade:
 Internship

Post Type: (3 Months Contract)
 

Child Safeguarding: Level 1 - The role holder will not have contact with children and/or young people, or access to personal data about children or young people, as part of their work.


Role Purpose: Work with the KMC Officer to support the setting up of centres of excellence for KMC in Bungoma county as well as ensuring that learning from these centres is captured and shared with other partners for scaling up. 

Scope of Role:
 

Reports to: 
 KMC Officer

Staff directly reporting to this post:
 None

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. 

By Feb 2013, we will have completed a second transition, which will see us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. 

Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Meru and Wajir – with plans to expand into Bungoma and Turkana in 2014. We work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

By February 2014, we will have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$25 million

SCI Kenya is in the process of implementing a signature maternal and newborn health (MNH) programme that is expected to significantly contribute to achievement of Kenya’s MDG 4 and 5 targets. 

The programmatic model will actualize continuum of care approach mixed with an integrated package of quick wins, a minimum community health care package and a strengthened health system approach to maternal and newborn health programming across Save the Children’s Theory of Change. 

Save the Children will work with the government of Kenya at both national and county levels and communities to address the maternal and neonatal health challenges in the country in a way that would deliver significant impacts for women and children by the end of the 5 year period

Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Support the KMC officer in  the roll-out of the Kangaroo Mother Care programme for Bungoma County to improve the care for premature and low birth weight infants in the county
  • Work in collaboratively with KMC officer to ensure that resources for effective and timely program implementation are available
  • Ensure correct information is captured for follow up of babies who are discharged from the programme
  • Assist in the formation of KMC support groups in all the five facilities
  • Conduct sensitization on KMC to the support staff in the health facilities
  • Ensure the procured job aids are distributed in health facilities
  • Ensure proper documentation on the KMC registers
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
  • Trained and registered as a Nurse or Midwife (Kenya Registered Nurse, Kenya Registered Midwife
  • Up-to-date knowledge on maternal and new-born health, focused ANC, malaria and  immunization
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong representational and communication skills
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.
  • Understanding of child rights programming.

Clinical Intern – Kenya Country office
 
Position Code: SCI INTERN MNH CLINC
 
Team / Programme: Signature programme

Location: Bungoma 
 
Grade: Internship

Post Type: National 
 
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
 

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. 

By Feb 2013, we will have completed a second transition, which will see us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. 

Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Meru and Wajir – with plans to expand into Bungoma and Turkana in 2014. We work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

By February 2014, we will have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$25 million

SCI Kenya is in the process of implementing a signature maternal and new born health (MNH) programme that is expected to significantly contribute to achievement of Kenya’s MDG 4 and 5 targets. 

The programmatic model will actualize continuum of care approach mixed with an integrated package of quick wins, a minimum community health care package and a strengthened health system approach to maternal and newborn health programming across Save the Children’s Theory of Change. 

Save the Children will work with the government of Kenya at both national and county levels and communities to address the maternal and neonatal health challenges in the country in a way that would deliver significant impacts for women and children by the end of the 5 year period
 
Scope of Role: The Clinical Intern has overall responsibility for working with the facilities to ensure the availability and readiness of health facilities to provide quality maternal and newborn health services which are responsive to the needs and expectations of the target community.

Reports to:
 Clinical Mentor - Bungoma 

Staff directly reporting to this post:  None

Key Areas of Accountability:

Programme implementation
  • Work with clinical mentorship team to ensure that MNH services are available in all health facilities and that the necessary supplies, job aids, protocols and equipment are available to support provision of the services.
  • Work with the MNH team to ensure that CME’s are conducted regularly in targeted facilities.
  • Work with MNH team in ensuring proper documentation and filling of procurement processes, filling system.
  • Work with the MNH team to facilitate dissemination of MNH protocols, guidelines and job Aids in the targeted facilities.
  • Participate and support CME programs in the supported facilities to ensure MNH topics are covered.
  • Conduct Technical Support Visits to the health facilities together with the county mentorship team to ensure that maternal and child health services are being provided according to national standards and protocol
Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning
  • Prepare Field visit reports, schedule and participate in documentation of activities within a stipulated timelines.
  • Ensure proper documentation of achievements, lessons learnt, and best practises throughout the program implementation.
Representation
  • Participates and represents SCI in various health coordination forums and at working meetings with partners at field level when necessary.
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
  • Trained and registered and currently practicing as a Nurse or Midwife (Kenya Registered Nurse, Kenya Registered Midwife) with experience in maternal and Newborn health
  • Up-to-date knowledge on maternal and Newborn health including EmONC, essential Newborn care, focused ANC, malaria, immunization, supervision and quality improvement systems
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong representational and communication skills
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.
  • Understanding of child rights programming.
Competencies:
  • Has high-level communication skills’, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili (both spoken and written). Working knowledge of local language strongly preferred
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partners
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Proven ability to work as a team.

Community Development Intern (Signature Programme)
 
Position Code: SCI INTERN DEV 

Team / Programme:
 Programmes

Location: Bungoma.
 
Grade: Internship 

Post Type: National 
 
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: To support in ensuring functional community units to promote demand creation for services at the community level

Reports to:
 Community Development Officer 
 
Scope of the role 

Key Areas of Accountability:
 
Programme support
  • Learn skills in supporting community units to be functional and sustainable for improved service delivery at the household
  • Learn how to conduct social mobilization of community structures and population to effectively participate in their own health programs through M2MSGs, F2FSGs and PLAC.
  • Learn how to facilitate capacity building and linkages of community units on viable livelihood support initiatives.
  • Build skills in linking between Save the children – Boresha Project, the health facilities (CHEW) and the community (Community Units).
  • To learn skills in programme documentation for accountability through processing participant lists, payment lists and developing beneficiary file.
  • Learn skill in development and dissemination of BCC messages through relevant community structures.
  • To improve team work skills by performing any other relevant duties assigned to him/her by the CDO
Representation
  • To build his/her skills in networking  by attending external meetings/forums with partners, other NGOs and other agencies as required
Monitoring, Learning and Reporting
  • To build his capacity in Compiling field monitoring reports as per the requirements
  • To improve skills in identification and compilation of case studies from project beneficiaries
  • To learn from the CDO the processes involved in demand creation for MNH services at the community level.
  • To build skills in conducting joint supportive supervision with MoH staff 
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
  • Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in  Social sciences/public health
  • Basic experience in programme implementation in a public health context.
  • Possession of report writing skills
  • Understanding of community health structures
  • Basic message development skills
  • Computer skills, in particular MS Word, Excel and
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and values.

Logistic Intern – Kenya Country office
 
Position Code: SCI LOG INTERN
 
Team / Programme: Operations

Location: Bungoma
 
Grade: Internship 3 Months

Post Type: National 
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or with access to children and young people
 

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. 

We employ nearly 300 staff and we have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.  

Scope of Role:
 The Logistics Intern is required to provide assistance and support to the Logistics department in providing excellent service delivery to the programme in regards to procurement, warehousing and asset management in line with Save the Children policies and SOPS.
 
Reports to: Logistics Officer

Staff reporting to this role:
 None
 
Key Areas of Accountability:

Procurement
  • Assist the Logistics department in ensuring that programme purchases are made in a timely and transparent manner, that Save the Children procurement policies and procedures are followed at an optimal quality/price, and that all procurement procedures are properly implemented;
  • Support in the annual prequalification exercise by compiling a list of applicants, inputting the technical aspects and short listing the successful applicants.
  • Assists in the procurement of  routine and non-routine procurements which includes but not limited to-:
  1. Obtaining quotations in accordance to SCI procurement policy.
  2. Assisting the Logistics Officer in compiling the comparative bid analysis.
  • Support in compiling documentation required for payments and sends to finance for processing in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all paper work is completed and filed correctly in an orderly sequence. This includes, Purchase Requests, Purchase orders and contracts.
Asset Management
  • Assist the logistics department in maintaining the fixed asset register including updating on acquisitions, maintenance management, transfers, valuations, current user, status and location.
  • Support the Logistics Assistant in planning and executing the asset verification on a quarterly basis and update the register.  Report on any variances.
  • Reports any damages or loss of equipment or assets in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all assets are tagged accordingly.
  • Assist the Logistics Assistant in executing the stock take on a  quarterly basis
Warehousing
  • Assist all incoming and outgoing stock is managed according to the warehousing and stock management standards as per SCI policies and regulations.
  • Ensure that all paper work is completed and filed correctly. These include, purchase requests, purchase orders, GRNs, stock release forms, waybills, bin cards, stock cards and distribution lists.
  • Check and inspect goods received and ensure they are of accurate quantity, specifications and acceptable quality.
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
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
  • A Diploma in Procurement and Supplies management (CIPS) or relevant area
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.
  • Understanding of child rights programming
Competencies:
  • Has high-level communication skills’, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili (both spoken and written).
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partners
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Proven ability to work as a team.
How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter to bungoma.jobapplications@savethechildren.org  and a copy to or drop hard copies to Save the Children Bungoma office next to One acre fund offices indicating the Position Code on the subject line by 8th January, 2016 


Residents of Bungoma/Busia are encouraged to apply and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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