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Field Officer Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Field Officer

CMMB is a leading faith-based International organization with operations in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean; with the mission of improving global health care for the world's poor, by building healthy, sustainable communities through community engagement and partnerships. 

CMMB has been in operation for 100 years and 10 years in Kenya in the field of health care, Health System Strengthening, HIV & AIDS (treatment, care and support), Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) and Global fund HIV Round 10 program. 

CMMB partners with communities and individuals in need in Kenya as well as agencies and donors in a long term strategic way to address the leading causes of maternal and child death, disability and illness through Children and Mothers Partnerships (CHAMPS). 

CMMB is seeking to recruit a Field Officer to support the implementation of the activities of the Global Fund Program in Rongo and Awendo sub counties.

Job Title:
 Field Officer
Duty Station: Migori office
Department: Programs
Reports To: Program Manager
Job Purpose / Summary: Reporting to the Program Manager, the Field Officer will serve as a team member and responsible to support and ensure implementation of Service Delivery Areas (Interventions) under the Global Fund program in Rongo and Awendo sub counties.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The Field officer will support the implementation of the Global Fund program activitiesin th e sub counties of coverage.
  • Plan and Coordinate the community mobilization for participation in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC), and Home and community Based Care (HCBC) activities.
  • Strengthen referral systems between clinical service providers (health facilities) and other PMTCT and HCBC support service providers through the Community Units.
  • In collaboration with Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs), actively monitor and supervise Community Health Workers (CHWs) performance and compliance to required standards.
  • Ensure planning and coordination of review meetings with CHWs in the respective sites and ensure timely submission of their reports.
  • Represent CMMB in stakeholder’s meetings/forums within the supported sub counties.
  • Support the M & E Officer to collate relevant data from the health facilities and from the community (CHWs) and be able to utilize it and conduct routine data quality check.
  • Prepare timely monthly, quarterly and ad hoc project reports from the area of coverage and submit them on a timely basis to the Program Manager and M & E Officer to aid in preparation of the main program report.
  • Conduct monitoring visits in project implementation sites conjunction with the CHEWs and the Sub County Health Management Teams.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • A minimum of a Diploma in Community Development and Social Work or related qualification from a recognized institution with a minimum 2 years of proven working experience in community work.
  • Counselling knowledge and skills will be an added advantage
  • Strong understanding of HIV/AIDS programs
  • Understanding of the local luo dialect
  • Experience in implementing HCBC, PMTCT and HTC programs will be an added advantage.
  • Understanding and proven knowledge of working with Government Ministries and agencies.(MOPHS,MOMS,NACC etc)
  • Computer literacy is mandatory.
Please submit your CV, Cover letter, Copy of testimonials and three referees and daytime telephone to to be received on or before Sunday, 14th September 2014. 

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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