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Job title: Supply Chain Officer 

(2 positions: Turkana & Samburu)
 
Department: Kenya Country Team - Afya Timiza Project
 
Post holder: Vacant
 
Reporting to: Health Systems Strengthening Advisor
 
Responsible for: n/a
 

Liaison with: Project team members, consortium partners, headquarters staff, consultants
 
Hours: Full-time
 
Type of contract: Fixed term
 
Organisation: Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. 

We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. 

We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.
 
Main purpose of job: The Supply Chain Officer will provide technical assistance to the county government to strengthen county, sub-county and facility level commodity security and quality assurance for Family Planning / Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (FP/RMNCAH) commodities. 

Working with the Sub-County Health Management Team (SCHMT) s/he will support a programme of work to prevent stock-outs, reduce commodity wastage, and reduce order lead time for essential RMNCAH commodities.
 
Main duties
 
Baseline development
  • Support the SCM component of the organizational capacity assessment (OCA), identifying capacity gaps
Capacity Development
  • Work in partnership with the county government to create a capacity development plan to improve SCM performance
Technical Support
 
Provide technical assistance, training and mentorship on specific technical areas, such as:
  • Quantification and supply planning, inventory management and stocking according to established stock control parameters
  • Development, utilization and scale up of inventory management tools, leveraging existing electronic systems as far as possible
  • Quality assurance of FP/RH/MNCH commodities at county level, good storage practices and patient/client safety
Note: this job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the job holder.

Person Specification
 
Qualifications
  • Degree or professional certification in Supply Chain Management, Business Management or related field
Experience
  • At least three years demonstrated experience at mid-level in operational experience designing and managing supply chain systems preferably in the health sector in Kenya.
  • Experience working with government or donor funded programs will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level, preferably including demonstrated experience in building capacity in supply chain management.
Skills and attributes
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
Other requirements
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Professional-level proficiency in oral and written fluency in English and Swahili
  • Practical knowledge of the Turkana / Samburu context an added advantage
The applications should be submitted by Friday 4th November 2016 and should be addressed to Charlotte Langridge and emailed to opportunities@options.co.uk


Job title: Human Resources for Health Officer 

(1 position based in Samburu, supporting Turkana and Samburu)
 
Department: Kenya Country Team: Afya Timiza Project
 
Post holder: Vacant
 
Reporting to: Health Systems Strengthening Advisor
 
Responsible for: n/a
 

Liaison with: Project team members, consortium partners, headquarters staff, consultants
 
Hours: Full-time
 
Type of contract: Fixed term
 
Organisation: Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. 

We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. 

We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.
 
Main purpose of job: The Human Resources for Health (HRH) Officer will provide technical assistance to the county governments of Turkana and Samburu to strengthen county, sub-county and facility level HRH priorities, resulting in improved workforce availability, distribution, capacity, and retention.

Main duties
 
Baseline Development
  • Support the HRH component of the organizational capacity assessment (OCA), identifying capacity gaps
Capacity Development
  • Work in partnership with the county governments to create a capacity development plan to improve HRH performance
Strategy Development, Training and mentorship
  • Liaise with and leverage HRH support for the counties from existing and/or planned donor funded HRH projects (e.g. USAID national mechanisms)
  • Provide technical assistance, training and mentorship on specific technical areas, such as:
1.    HRH leadership at county level through a functional HRH TWG
2.    HRH strategy development
3.    HRH mapping
4.    HRH database development and use
Note: this job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the job holder.

Person Specification
 
Qualifications
  • Degree or professional certification in Human Resource Management or a related discipline
Experience
  • At least three years demonstrated experience at mid-level in operational experience designing and managing HRH systems preferably in the health sector in Kenya.
  • Experience working with government or donor funded programs will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level, preferably including demonstrated experience in building capacity in HRH.
Skills and attributes
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
Other requirements
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Professional-level proficiency in oral and written fluency in English and Swahili
  • Practical knowledge of the Turkana / Samburu context an added advantage
How to Apply

The applications should be submitted by Friday 4th November 2016 and should be addressed to Charlotte Langridge and emailed to opportunities@options.co.uk


Job title: HMIS & Data Use Officer 

(2 positions: Turkana & Samburu)
 
Department: Kenya Country Team - Afya Timiza Project
 
Post holder: Vacant
 
Reporting to: M&E Advisor and Health Systems Strengthening Advisor
 
Responsible for: n/a
 
Liaison with: Project team members, consortium partners, headquarters staff, consultants
 

Hours: Full-time
 
Type of contract: Fixed term
 
Organisation: Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. 

We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. 

We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.
 
Main purpose of job: The Health Management Information System (HMIS) & Data Use Officer will provide technical assistance to the county government to strengthen the quality and routine use of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) data, with a focus on government systems. 

The purpose of the role is to promote the use of data driven decision making at all levels, to improve RMNCAH outcomes.

Main duties
 
Baseline development
  • Support the HMIS component of the organizational capacity assessment (OCA) and identifying capacity gaps
Capacity Development
  • Work in partnership with the county government to create a capacity development plan to improve HMIS performance
Technical Support
 
Provide technical assistance, training and mentorship on specific technical areas, such as:
  • Coordination of M&E activities through a functioning TWG, and improved M&E planning through the development of a county M&E framework
  • Quarterly data quality assessments
  • Capacity building of HMIS mentors
  • Availability and utilization of new MOH data collection tools
  • Regular data use forums and other data use mechanisms (e.g. dashboards, scorecards, talking walls, etc.)
Note: this job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the job holder.
 
Person Specification 

Qualifications
  • Degree in Statistics, Health Information Systems, Social Sciences, Demography, Nursing, Public Health or related field
Experience
  • At least three years demonstrated experience at mid-level in operational experience improving data quality and utilization / HMIS, preferably in the health sector in Kenya.
    • Experience working with government or donor funded programs will be an advantage. (Desirable)
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level, preferably including demonstrated experience in building capacity in HMIS.
Skills and attributes
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Other requirements
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Professional-level proficiency in oral and written fluency in English and Swahili
  • Practical knowledge of the Turkana / Samburu context an added advantage
How to Apply

The applications should be submitted by Friday 4th November 2016 and should be addressed to Charlotte Langridge and emailed to opportunities@options.co.uk


Job title: FP / RMNCAH Officers 

(5x Sub-County Positions: Samburu East, Samburu Central, Kibish, Loima, Turkana South)
 
Department: Kenya Country Team - Afya Timiza Project
 
Post holder: Vacant
 
Reporting to: FP / RMNCAH Advisor
 
Responsible for: n/a
 

Liaison with: Project team members, consortium partners, headquarters staff, consultants
 
Hours: Full-time
 
Type of contract: Fixed term
 
Organisation: Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. 

We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. 

We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.

Main purpose of job: The Family Planning/ Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (FP/RMNCAH) Officers will be based at the sub-county level and provide hands on support and technical assistance to the Sub-County Health Management Team (SCHMT) to strengthen the quality and utilisation of reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health services.
Main duties
 
Technical Inputs
 
Provide technical guidance, advice and support to project counterparts to effectively implement activities across a broad range of service delivery areas, including:
  • Quality improvement along FP/RMNCAH continuum of care
  • Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR)
  • Respectful maternity care
  • High impact and locally appropriate interventions, such as KMC, birthing cushions, youth friendly services, post-abortion care
  • Treatment and management of STIs including HIV (eMTCT)
  • Integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI)
  • Improved inter-facility referral
  • Improved blood availability
  • Family planning service delivery including long-term methods (through static clinics and outreach)
  • Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Work with hard-to-reach or marginalised communities
Capacity Development
 
Promote the development of health workers and management staff capacity in the above areas through a broad range of approaches such as curriculum development and training, one-on-one mentorship and on-the-job training, supportive supervision, etc.
 
Note: this job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the job holder.

Person specification
 
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in the health sciences and related RMNCAH clinical experience
Experience
  • At least three years demonstrated clinical and or health management experience in FP/RMNCAH service delivery
  • Experience working with government or donor funded programs will be an advantage. (Desirable)
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level, preferably including demonstrated experience in building service delivery quality and utilization.
Skills and attributes
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
Other requirements
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Professional-level proficiency in oral and written fluency in English and Swahili
  • Practical knowledge of the Turkana / Samburu context an added advantage (Desirable)
  • Experience working with adolescent reproductive health 
    (Desirable)
  • Demonstrable experience working with ‘hard to reach’/marginalised groups; commitment to equity
The applications should be submitted by Friday 4th November 2016 and should be addressed to Charlotte Langridge  opportunities@options.co.uk

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