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Regional Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Project (EAMNeCH) Coordinator

Country:     Kenya
Location;     Nairobi
Closing Date:     June 22 2012
Description:     Purpose of the position:

The purpose of this position is to lead the implementation of the AusAID funded  East Africa Maternal Newborn Child Health (EAMNeCH) project by providing coordination, technical and capacity building support to the 4 countries in East Africa: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.  

This project is funded under the Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES) This position reports to the EARO Director for Health and HIV&AIDS and will work closely with the WVA AACES Coordinator.

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
  • BSC Degree and qualification in Public Health or social development fields.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of maternal health and nutrition program in developing country context.
  • Experience in multi country project management and coordination
  • Experience of working in an advisory capacity at regional or national level.
  • Up to date knowledge of maternal & child health and nutrition issues.
  • Knowledge of maternal and child health and nutrition assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Substantial experience in capacity building program, and in developing training materials regarding maternal & child health and nutrition for information, education and communication purposes.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and willingness and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to plan and implement own work with limited support.
  • A readiness to work with people with widely differing cultures, beliefs and personal circumstances.
  • Strategic and analytical thinking skills.
  • Good IT skills to operate independently.
Job Details  

How to Apply    

Interested and qualified candidates who wish to apply for this position should send an application letter and detailed CV by 22nd June, 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

As a child-focused organisation, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. 

All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

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