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Senior Technical Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

FHI360 is a global health and development organization whose rigorous, science-based approach builds programs that create lasting change.

Founded in 1971, FHI360 maintains offices and staff worldwide, helping to forge strong local relationships that enable us to make measurable progress against disease, poverty, and inequity – improving lives for millions.

We seek qualified candidates for the following position based in Nairobi, Kenya:

Senior Technical Officer, Reproductive Health / Family Planning (RH/FP)

 Nairobi, Kenya

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The Senior Technical Officer (STO) for Reproductive Health/Family Planning (RH/FP) will work under the guidance of the Reproductive Health Advisor to advance FHI 360’s sexual and reproductive health (SRH) portfolio in Kenya.

S/he will provide programmatic and technical support for planning and implementation of ongoing and new SRH research and program activities, including family planning, maternal and Newborn health, prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, and integration of RH with other sectors and health services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Foster strong working relationships with the Ministries of Health, other collaborating partners and donors to advance ongoing and new RH initiatives.
  • Assist with development of concepts and proposals to mobilize resources, particularly field support funding, to address RH needs and priorities in Kenya.
  • Participate in the development and review of RH guidelines and training materials, particularly for family planning.
  • Contribute to development of RH technical and programmatic capacity both within FHI 360 and with key strategic partners and collaborating institutions.
  • Assist with monitoring, reporting and documentation of FHI 360’s RH achievements in collaboration with project managers, partners and sponsors.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Medical Doctor with specialist qualifications in obstetrics/gynecology or public health and 3-5 years relevant experience; MS in Nursing or equivalent degree with 5-7 years relevant experience; or BS/Diploma in Nursing with 7-9 years of relevant experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of the Ministries of Health and public health system in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with a wide variety of professionals and organizations, including facilitating multi-sectorial alliances for RH at both local and national levels.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills with outstanding interpersonal skills, including proven ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically on a team
FHI360 has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to register online through FHI360’s Career Center at or apply via email to: 

Please specify source in your application and quote the Reference # provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than January 4, 2012.

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

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