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Public Health Manager Job Vacancy

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organisations in Kenya. Its vision is to be the most effective, most trusted and self-sustaining humanitarian organisation in Kenya.

The Society is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:

Position Title:
 Public Health Manager

Reporting to:
 Head of Health and Social Services

Job Location:
 Headquarters

Overall Purpose

Responsible to the Head of Health and Social Services Department for the effective design, development, implementation and evaluation of integrated and sustainable Community-Based Disease Prevention and Control programme encompassing Reproductive Health, Public Health, Nutrition and Hygiene Promotion to prevent infectious diseases, reduce mortality and improve maternal-child health among vulnerable populations.

Other responsibilities include reducing the potential for hazardous environmental problems by researching, analysing data, reporting and liaising with other health agencies especially the Ministry of Health to ensure that the expansion of additional programmes meet international humanitarian standards.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate with Branches, Regions and other stakeholders to develop Community Based Disease Prevention and Control strategies.
  • Coordinate technical assessment through multi-agency teams to establish critical community-based primary health care needs as well follow-up investigations of reported infectious diseases to determine source, contacts and carriers of disease in order to develop strategies for prevention and elimination of such diseases.
  • Develop and implement Primary Health care interventions including immunisation, campaigns of vaccine against preventable diseases such as Measles, Polio and nutritional deficiencies through mobile medical outreach and health camps.
  • Contribute in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of community awareness campaigns including capacity building programmes aimed at equipping and strengthening staff, volunteers and communities with capacity to provide Community-Based Disease Prevention and Control programmes.
  • Coordinate preparation of funding proposals and appeals for material assistance in line with the strategic plan by ensuring adherence to donor requirements.
  • Develop strategies for strengthening collaborative partnerships and networks with stakeholders, donors, Government agencies, the private sector and other players to ensure implementation of programmes that enhance organisational effectiveness.
  • Coordinate monitoring and evaluation of donor funded programmes by staff in order to evaluate progress, ensure accountability, determine impact and report on significant achievements to ensure organisational learning.
  • Develop and implement lobby and advocacy programmes with a view to reform laws and policies that hamper the implementation of effective disaster management to ensure that KRCS is recognised as the leading player in the provision of humanitarian relief services.
Minimum Qualifications
  • BSc Environmental Health and relevant post-graduate qualification such as MSc in Public Health (MPH) or equivalent qualifications
  • Over five (5) years experience in planning, implementing and evaluating Community-Based Primary Health care programmes with specific focus on MNCH in emergency / relief context.
Key Competencies
  • Knowledge of Public Health, humanitarian relief issues, trends and goals aimed at preventing and alleviating human suffering.
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver KRCS’ Strategic Objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including the ability to build collaborative relationships with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and political issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and resolve differences and conflicts.
  • Demonstrated competence in resource mobilisation including implementation of effective fundraising strategies to increase resource through grant proposals.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, email and utilisation of the internet.
Applications must contain:

Letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates, address and contacts of two referees.

All applications should be sent to:

The Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P.O. Box 40712-00100
Nairobi

So as to reach him not later than Friday, 20th May 2011.


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