Save the Children is recruiting Project Officer- Nomadic Health Project who will support in the implementation of Nomadic Health Project. The project aim is to improve access of health services/ FP services to the most marginalized and hard to reach communities. The Project targets nomadic population in Mandera and Wajir County respectively. The purpose of this project is to try an innovative model of improving RMNCH/FP services access to nomadic communities and the success of this project will be a learning for health programming on nomadic communities. SCI is expecting to scale up the success of this project at global level.
Reporting to: Program Manager
Nationality: Kenya Nationals only
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
Support to Programme Delivery
- The Health Project Officer will play key role with Ministry of Health and stakeholders in coordinating, implementing, reporting and monitoring the project. S/he will have significant responsibility for delivery of timely results and for coordination with governmental, partner and community stakeholders at sub county level to ensure a coherent project model is established on the ground.
- Ensure effective delivery of community-based FP/HTSP intervention in synergy with the supply side to address the demand side causes of poor uptake of modern contraceptive among the semi/nomadic population
- Regular reporting to the Project Manager with monthly field updates
- Analyze and use project/field data to improve project implementation strategies.
- Provide effective on spot coaching to facility health workers on family planning
- Plan implementation of behavior change communication strategies targeting different audiences
- Organizing and rolling out training for community health volunteers, community health committees, Muslim religious leaders, mother to mother support groups and facility health workers
- Strengthen facility and community based data review for decision making
Partnerships for RMNCH
- Ensure close collaboration with both local and international non-governmental organizations active in health programming in the county to facilitate knowledge sharing and refinement of the model.
- Ensure effective integration with other health grants run by Save the Children and other health partners in Mandera and Wajir to maximize the use of resources
- Provide on-going support to county government and other partners in OJT and clinical mentorship of health workers on family planning.
Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL)
- Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of programme activities including preparation of monitoring reports and mainstreaming accountability mechanisms.
- To support dissemination of study findings, including through the preparation of drafts of reports and manuscripts for publication; making presentations at SCHMT meetings; and supporting feedback to study participants.
- Contribute to advocacy for application of research findings in decision-making processes at county and subcounty level
- Make regular field visits, and document such visits, to review and support creation and strengthening of community-based structures and mechanisms needed for the process of social change, and to monitor project activities.
- Developing and sharing periodic project reports including trip reports, distribution reports, activity reports, weekly reports, monthly and quarterly donor reports
- Ensure effective documentation of case studies, success stories or human interest stories
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor's Degree in public health/Nursing Minimum one-year professional experience in development work.
- Minimum one-year professional experience in public health programs preferably RMNCH/FP.
- Strong writing skills, evidenced by experience of drafting technical documents
- Good track-record in working with MOH in complex setting
- Ability to analyse and disseminate complex information to a range of stakeholder audiences;
- Familiarity with project management framework
- Enthusiasm, motivation, self-confidence, and a proactive approach to problem solving
- Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working in multicultural, multi -location, values driven teams;
- Fluent oral and strong analytical, written English communication skills is required
- Fluent oral Kiswahili is required.
- Proficiency in the languages of Northern Kenya highly desirable
- Good computer skills (particularly Word, Excel and database)
- Commitment to Save the Children values
- Demonstrates Save the Children's core values of accountability, collaboration, integrity, ambition, and creativity.
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