Friday, May 31, 2013

County Project Officer- Child and Health Services

County Project Officer- Child and Health Services
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Duty Station: Kisumu with frequent travel to Homa Bay County
Duration: 18 Months, starting July 1, 2013
Vacancy No. FN-031-05-2013
Opening Date: 28-05-2013
Closing Date: 12-06-2013
Program Description: 
The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP), is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW).
RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment program working in over 100 clinics in Nyanza Province, Kenya.
RCTP is seeking motivated individuals to fill the following vacancies for integrated Community Case Management of pneumonia, Malaria, diarrhea in Children under 5 years project.

Job Summary
Responsible for providing technical leadership to the field level, day-to-day implementation of to the iCCM project.
Oversee the implementation of the iCCM Project initiatives by CHW’s and the partners MOH and UNICEF to improve the accessibility, utilization and quality of child health services at the community level
Duties & responsibilities
  • Provide technical support and supervision to project assistants of the iCCM project.
  • Coordinate capacity building of MOH health workers and CHEWs at project supported health facilities through training on Community strategy and iCCM related trainings.
  • Coordinate capacity building of CHW’s at project supported health facilities, and community units through training on Community strategy and iCCM related trainings.
  • Support health data management at the District Health Office and the project supported facilities and community units.
  • Support all community-based activities including outreaches, Community dialogue days, and encourage community participation in monitoring and demanding for quality health services.
  • Coordinate and conduct monthly and quarterly coordination meetings by and with CHEWs, CHW’s and DHMT meetings on iCCM and other aspects related to the project.
  • Contribute to documentation of the project lessons to enable learning from the action.
  • Network and collaborate with the existing partners on the ground
  • Support the PI in other research projects.
  • Work closely with the principal investigator to produce reports on the county set indicators.
  • Document finding and recommendations of field visits for follow-up action
  • Prepare quarterly, biannual and annual tabular and narrative reports.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bsc. Nursing, Environmental Health or Social science. Masters in Public Health will be an added advantage
  • In-depth experience and understanding of Infant and young child health and survival interventions in rural areas.
  • At least Four years field experience, preferably with an NGO and or MOH.
  • Experience in writing professionals reports and data analysis;
Key Competences
  • A broad range experience of health services support services including logistics, financial management among others
  • Strong background in training and capacity building.
  • Ability to find solutions to complex problems in a challenging environment.
  • Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft Office and data analysis packages.
  • Experience working in drug/commodity supply management

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