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NGO Jobs in Kenya – Jhpiego

Jhpiego, an affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University, is an international NGO committed to improving the health of women and their families. 

Jhpiego-Kenya works in close collaboration with both the Ministry of Health at National level and with County Governments in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Reproductive Health, Family Planning and Non-Communicable Diseases.

Jhpiego - Kenya is currently recruiting experienced individuals with excellent leadership, organizational and technical skills; who are team players, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high pressure environment requiring multi-tasking abilities. 


Director of Programs

Reporting to the Kenya Country Director, the Director of Programs will provide high level managerial and technical oversight and guidance to Jhpiego Kenya programs.

S/he will work closely with the Country Director, who is responsible for the strategic direction and technical oversight for the Kenya office. 

S/he will also work closely with Project Directors and program implementation teams to ensure project resources are applied appropriately (e.g. human, financial and material) and program targets and deadlines are met. Key technical areas for support include reproductive health, family planning, malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, Hypertension, maternal, newborn and child health.

Responsibilities
  • Provide programmatic and strategic leadership and set priorities for programs in collaboration with the Country Director and program teams
  • Provide technical oversight to program managers that facilitate their ability to develop and implement technically-sound interventions
  • Supervise program management staff and oversee preparation of annual work plans, implementation and reporting of project activities
  • Represent Jhpiego to donors and partners
  • Represent Jhpiego in public and professional circles through meetings and conferences
  • Liaise with Jhpiego HQ technical team to ensure Jhpiego standards and approaches are met
  • Mentor, support, and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts in concert with program goals
  • Contribute to proposal management, design, writing, and editing and contribute to new program development
  • Guide the analysis, synthesis and reporting of project outputs and results in close collaboration with the M&E team
  • Provide updates to the County Director on the progress made, direction, approaches and successes of programs and share experiences and lessons learned among staff
Requirements
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Medical or related field. PhD would be an added advantage
  • More than 10 years of professional, progressively more responsible program management experience in international public health programs
  • More than 5 years’ senior level working relationship with international donor agencies’ programs and policies, particularly USAID
  • Previous experience establishing and/or managing a complex international health program
  • Demonstrated significant knowledge of one or more of the following areas: reproductive health, child health, TB, malaria, Hypertension and/or HIV/AIDS
  • First-hand experience in strengthening of health services, health provider training, performance improvement, or supervision
  • Superior human resource management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with pleasant and outgoing personality
  • Excellent verbal, written communications and presentation skills
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Office
Service Delivery Officer (Migori)

Jhpiego is implementing T-Zone Life Planning, an innovative private sector health and life skills delivery network made up of young health worker entrepreneurs, as well as contraceptive service delivery activities targeting adolescents and youth.

The project is being implemented in Migori & Mandera and its goal is to contribute towards a reduction in teen pregnancy and ultimately maternal death in intervention sites.

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Service Delivery Officer will form part of a team based in Migori, S/he will be responsible for the planning, implementation and monitoring of the project.
 
Responsibilities
  • Provide technical support to the project team in the planning and implementation of the project
  • In collaboration with other stakeholders, develop T-Zone service delivery activities
  • Provide technical assistance and support for the integration of adolescent-focused services into existing clinical service
  • Liaise with other partners to ensure availability of contraceptive commodities, equipment and expendable supplies in all service delivery outlets
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of the program, including assisting in operations research
  • Oversee the linkages between service delivery at the facility and the community and between public and private sector collaborators
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of T-Zone service delivery activities and assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Kenya Registered Nurse or Clinical Officer
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in implementation of youth-focused health programs
  • Demonstrated competency in FP service provision and supportive supervision of the long acting and permanent methods of contraception
  • Extensive experience working with private sector health care providers, including pharmacists
  • Competent in development and implementation of work plans, monitoring and evaluation activities and reports
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Office
  • Demonstrated sincere passion for working with young people
Interested applicants should send a CV with three referees and detailed cover letter to the following email address by 26th February 2016

HR.Kenya@jhpiego.org 

Please indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for the position.

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer. 

Persons with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply

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