• Child Health Technical Assistant Job at Tayari Project Laikipia County - RTI

  • Posted on: 9 November, 2016 Deadline: 21 November, 2016
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  • RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition.
    With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services in health and education programmes.

    RTI International is providing technical support to Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and County Governments in piloting the Tayari Early Childhood Development Education programme in Laikipia, Nairobi, Uasin Gishu and Siaya Counties.
    The Tayari programme seeks to develop a cost-effective and scalable ECDE model that ensure pre-primary children (3-6 years) are mentally, physically, socially and emotionally ready to start, and succeed, in primary school.

    Child Health Technical Assistant

     

    Responsibilities of the Child Health Tech Assistant Job

     

    • The Child Health Technical Assistant will work closely with the Regional Education Programme Officer and other staff in the region office to facilitate effective implementation of the health component of the Tayari Programme.
    • He/she will liaise with the Ministry of Health at the County level and work closely with Community Health Assistants (CHAs)( in providing technical support to Community Health Volunteers, teachers and school community on the child health component activities of the Tayari programme.
    • She/he will participate in relevant technical meetings both at the County- and Sub-County In addition, she/he will carry out monitoring of the hygiene promotion activities through regular visits to ECDE centers In collaboration with MoEST and MoH.
    • She /he will provide supervisory support, mentorship and on-the-job capacity building to ECDE teachers, CHVs and CHAs.
    • The Health Technical Assistant will prepare monthly/quarterly/annual progress reports and submit to RTI for sharing with the management of ministries and other relevant stakeholders.

     

    Child Health Tech Assistant Job Required qualifications and experience

     

    • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Community Health or a related field.
    • Three to Five years of experience implementing and monitoring child health and nutrition programs, including facilitating community-based training in Kenya.
    • She/he needs to have a good understanding of the MoH Community Health Strategy, other complementary community based activities and child health and nutrition services at community level.
    • Understanding of MoH health reporting systems at community and health facility level.
    • She /he needs to have sound technical knowledge of global and national school health policies, guidelines, strategies and best practices including Water, Sanitation and hygiene.
    • Previous experience in school health programmes and early childhood development context is an added advantage.
    • Experience in development of training materials and capacity building of government or civil society organizations on child health and nutrition issues is an added advantage.
    • Familiarity with participatory hygiene and sanitation transformation (PHAST), community led total sanitation (CLTS), school led total sanitation (SLTS) and children hygiene and sanitation training (CHAST) approaches.
    • The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational and have experience implementing donor-funded projects.
    • She/he will also have a high level of proficiency in both oral and written English and Kiswahili languages.

    Method of Application

    To apply, email your cover letter and CV to hrapplications@nb.rti.org by 21st November, 2016.
    Applicants must include Position and Region in the subject line of the email.
    Please do not attach copies of certificates.
    We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
    Please note: RTI International does not use agents or require any form of payment in the recruitment process.

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