• Job Opening at Save the Children International

  • Posted on: 27 February, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
    We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
    We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
    Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

    Community Health Technical Advisor

     

    Job description

    Role Purpose:

    The Community Strenghtening Technical Advisor takes overall responsibility of community health services in Afya Halisi project. Afya Halisi is a USAID funded five year project which aims to deliver quality, integrated services in the areas of family planning (FP), reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in the focus counties of Kitui, Migori, Kakamega and Kisumu.
    The Community Strengthening TA will provide technical oversight to the community program with the aim of strengthening of the community platform for demand creation, health promotion and delivery of quality RMNCAH, Nutrition and WASH community services. With her/his duty station in Migori County, the community strengthening TA will provide technical support and leadership to service delivery teams in the 4 Afya Halisi counties and from time to time as may become necessary, provide technical support to MOH. In collaboration with project team and partners, the position will support the design and implementation of evidence based high impact interventions. He/she will be responsible for preparation of annual work plans, capacity building of project and MoH staff, quality implementation of interventions and effective coordination of the program with collaborating partners. He/she will work with other project staff and field teams to support area level advocacy for community health services.

    Contract Duration: 1 Year
     
    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    • Advanced university degree in the social/behavioural sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research.
    • Minimum five years of relevant professional work experience in the development, planning and management of social development programmes with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.
    • Experience in community mobilisation and child participation within the development context. Experience working with the Kenya Community Health Strategy and KQMH is an added advantage
    • Demonstrable commitment to health and development and to the right of the poorest to quality health and health services, with strong experience of health programming and advocacy activities
    • Demonstrated experience of developing effective working relationships with senior stakeholders from government agencies, international organisations, donors, NGO, academics and opinion-leaders, including successful advocacy and influencing.
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in behaviour change communication.
    • Successful use of media and other communication strategies for social development.
    • Proven experience in advocacy.
    • Strong expertise and understanding of key issues in the field of health, such as health financing, health system strengthening, the right to health and health service delivery.
    • Excellent communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and strong inter-personal and advisory skills
    • Experience capacity building community health Assistants, Community health volunteers
    • Experience strengthening community based health information system (CBHIS)
    • Knowledge of the local county context strongly preferred.

    Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

    Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Save the Children career website on www.aplitrak.com to apply

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