Position: Reproductive Health Supervisor

Line Manager: Country Health Director

Location: South Sudan

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: up to 31st December 2011 (possible extension)

Salary: As per Merlin South Sudan salary scale but dependent on relevant experience. Plus a benefits package including accommodation and 3 return flights per annum


Merlin has been working in Southern Sudan since 1998 and has had a continuous presence in the country since 2004.

The goal of Merlin projects in South Sudan is to address the humanitarian health needs through supporting essential primary and referral level health care interventions, increasing capacity of local health structures to deliver effective and quality health care services.


Overall responsibilities

The Reproductive Health Supervisor will be based in Torit, Eastern Equatoria State and will travel to support field sites and other Merlin projects in Boma, Jonglei State and Nimule, Eastern Equatoria State. She will be responsible for strengthening Merlin’s Reproductive Health program in all target areas in South Sudan.

As such, she will focus on the following:
  • Improving antenatal, prenatal, postpartum and neonatal care;
  • Providing high-quality services for family planning, including infertility services,
  • Eliminating unsafe abortion;
  • Combating sexually transmitted infection, including HIV, reproductive tract infections, cervical cancer, and other RH morbidities;
  • Promoting sexual health; and
  • Increasing capacity for strengthening research and programme development.
Key duties and responsibilities of the Regional Midwife
  • Conduct initial needs assessment in all targeted health facilities, in relation to training needs among health staff, health services, medical equipment, and other amenities needed for the Reproductive Health Program;
  • Prepare a training plan and curriculum which will address health staff training needs
  • Network and coordinate with relevant training institutions or agencies in the conduct of the training courses;
  • Coach and mentor health staff on-site and on a regular basis;
  • Network and coordinate with relevant institutions for the purchase or acquisition of essential reference materials (books, manuals, protocol, CDs, videos) pertinent to Reproductive Health, and distribute to the health facilities and Merlin’s field offices;
  • Negotiate for all Merlin midwives to have a quarterly three days in-service refresher training in a reputable hospital or clinic in South Sudan;
Oversight to health facilities:
  • Provide guidelines and protocol on all components of Reproductive Health (fertility, pregnancy, child birth, neonatal care, abortion, family planning, STI, HIV-AIDS, RH cancer, SRH morbidities, and sexual health) from the Ministry of Health and distribute to all health facilities;
  • In the absence of any existing guideline or protocol on certain components of Reproductive Health, prepare a draft guideline or protocol, in consultation with the Ministry of Health and distribute to all health facilities as a draft copy;
  • Regularly check on the quality of services rendered and the health facilities’ adherence to MoH protocols on antenatal care, delivery, newborn care, family planning, and others, and provide on-the-job training as needed;
  • Prepare a list of essential equipment and supplies based on the needs assessment conducted and oversee the distribution to the health facilities;
  • Follow-up on the use of equipment among recipient health facilities and provide guidance as needed;
Information, Education and Campaign:
  • Network and coordinate with relevant institutions or agencies for the purchase or acquisition of RH IEC materials (posters, brochures, flip charts, leaflets, CDs, videos) and distribute to the health facilities and Merlin’s field offices;
  • Oversee and provide direction in the implementation of reproductive health education in the health facilities and in the communities that they serve.
Strengthening RH at the communities:
  • Together with health facility staff, review the performance of traditional birth attendants and formulate appropriate recommendations.
  • Together with health facility staff and community leaders, review the mechanisms for referral in the community – if any – for cases of obstetric emergencies. Oversee the formulation of a relevant obstetrics emergency plan or referral unique for each community, as needed;
Data management:
  • Review data collection, recording, and reports done by health staff on Reproductive Health, and provide guidance as needed;
  • Review monthly data on deliveries, maternal deaths, neonatal deaths, and other maternal and child health indicators and formulate recommendations as necessary;
Other duties and responsibilities:
  • Link up with Merlin’s health and nutrition program;
  • Coordinate closely with government health staff in relation to Merlin’s Reproductive Health Program;
  • When requested and when feasible, assist the government health office and non-government organizations in special health projects, surveys and other activities;
  • Attend and participate in meetings in government and non-government agencies, when requested;
  • Submit weekly and monthly reports in relation to activities conducted;
  • Participate in the discussion of program development and in the formulation of new program proposals;
  • In relation to RH program activities, coordinate with the logistics and other Merlin departments, as necessary;
  • Attend and participate in internal coordination meetings within the project site and across Merlin project areas
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested by line manager
  • Diploma/Certificate in midwifery (over two years training) received from a recognized training institution; preferably with a post-graduate training in reproductive Health
  • At least four years working experience in a health facility, particularly in a maternal clinic;
  • NGO Experience an advantage.
  • Fluent in English. Knowledge of Arabic will be advantageous.
Applications should be e-mailed to hr.officer@merlin-southsudan.org or hand delivered at Merlin SS Country office located at Block 3K South Plot No.461, Tomping, Juba - Southern Sudan. Closing date for receipt of application will be 14th March 2011.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Due to the urgency of this position Merlin will short list continually and may interview and offer the position prior to the closing date.

Merlin South Sudan is an equal opportunities employer, and will not discriminate on the basis of tribe, gender, race, creed, religion, pregnancy and colour.

Marketing Manager

Summary of the results expected from this position
  • Create demand for the product.
  • Build and increase brand visibility.
  • Plan rationalize and implement all promotions and advertising activities to grow the business.
  • Analyze all promotions and marketing activities to improve our activities
  • Advertising- analyze and recommend publications for advertising including : obtaining media rates, negotiating contracts, placing and renewing ads, tracking and deadlines and dates ,check billing.
  • Advertise and implement a PR programme for the company
  • Carry out research on our brands and recommend areas to improve the brand.
  • Assist in any product development your may request to do.
Work you are accountable for:
  • Writing up the marketing plan.
  • Executing the marketing plan.
  • Supervising and improving he marketing activities.
  • Improving the whole brand visibility.
  • Maintains marketing files
  • 2-3 years trade marketing experience in an F.M.C.G company
  • Relevant marketing degree/professional exams
  • Strong understanding of market dynamics and requirements
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organization and follow-through skills
  • Must have leadership and managerial skills
  • A passionate, self motivated, energetic, creative and enthusiastic team play who is change oriented
  • Must thrive on challenge
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office applications
  • A clean driving license
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only indicating why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title on the email subject.

Please indicate current or last and desired salary.

The Recruiting Manager
Corporate staffing Services
Suite 3, 13th Floor, Development house,
Moi Avenue, Nairobi.

Via email to: jobs@staff-kenya.com

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV in our database no for interviewing.

Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO) is a national membership network of organization with over 1000 Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs), Community Based Organization (CBOs), Faith Based Organization (FBOs), Private Sector, Research and Learning Institutions responding to HIV & AIDS and TB in Kenya.

Location: Kenya - Central


The Regional coordinator will oversee, lead and manage the field operations of the regional office in Central province office. He/she will be responsible for maintaining relationships with the various stakeholders, monitoring, and ensuring achievement of overall project objectives.

The Regional coordinator will also provide technical assistance by way of backstopping relevant projects/programmes at the KANCO office in Central.

Major duties and responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the Mombasa regional resource centre
  • Coordinate, monitor and evaluate the progress and performance of regional programmes/ projects to ensure acceptable performance standard
  • Prepare budgets for regional programmes under the direction and approval of supervisor
  • Recruitment of KANCO members at regional level.
  • Liaise with other KANCO departments in providing services to the community
  • Acquire and distribute HIV/AIDS information materials
  • Develop and maintain computer databases for the regional office
  • Popularise computer based systems at the regional level (e.g. email, internet and use of ICTs)
  • Respond to KANCO member’s inquiries
  • Resource centre fund mobilization for support to centre continuity/ activities
  • Contribution to monitoring and evaluation
  • Preparation of regular progress reports
  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualification and experience
  • Education: Bachelor degree in Social Sciences or Information Studies
  • Experience: Not less than 5 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge: Communication; Library and Information Studies; IT training; Project management
  • Critical Success factors:
  1. Database and information systems Management;
  2. Good communication skills;
  3. Good interpersonal skills;
  4. Report writing skills;
  5. Resource mobilization skills;
  6. Experience in Social or community work;
  7. Networking skills;
  8. Good facilitation skills;
  9. Must be innovative;
  10. Ability to market resource centre services;
  11. Ability to meet deadlines;
  12. Ability to work under minimum supervision
How to apply

Please send your application letter, CV, expected remunerations, and list of 3 references by e-mail (reference job title “Regional Coordinator - Central”) to jobs@kanco.org

Closing date: 11 Mar 2011

This vacancy is only open to Kenyan Nationals. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

KANCO is an equal opportunity employer.

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Somalia is an International Non-Governmental Organization registered in Kenya and operating in Somalia.

ADRA is seeking services of experienced consultant to carry out End of Project Evaluation in Somaliland and Desk study in Bay and Bakol Regions.

Purpose of the evaluation:
  • To carry out a thorough desk study by making references to report and documents available on original EWLSP program and interviewing key project staff available and compile report with recommendations.
  • To make a field assessment mission to Somaliland and visit project sites, interview project beneficiaries, project staff and other project stakeholders involved in project implementation to assess achievement, impact and lessons learned from EWLSPMod(1).
Consultant’s responsibilities and tasks:
  • Compare stated program goals and objectives with actual accomplishments, and examine the reasons for such performance.
  • Review and analyze the project phases from its planning stages until completion including inputs, implementation processes, monitoring and documentation.
  • Examine the facilitating and constraining factors, as well as the relevant processes that took place, and recommend how to address constraints and capitalize on strengths.
  • Determine the appropriateness of strategies and approaches used to achieve objectives.
  • Examine how the water points/physical facilities and management or social infrastructures (WASH committees) are actually functioning, versus plans.
  • Examine how the kitchen gardens/demo farms are functioning and ideas which women learned and able to replicate in diet diversification at both the community and family levels
Qualifications and expertise of the consultants:
  • A master’s degree in social sciences.
  • Experience with non-formal, participatory learning approaches.
  • Experience in assessing qualitative impacts and processes relating to attitudinal change.
  • Well experienced with program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Professional experience in developing countries preferably previous experience working in Somalia/Somaliland.
For the full Terms of Reference (ToR) please visit ADRA Somalia website www.adrasom.org.

Interested persons should send a technical and financial proposal to hr@adrasom.org or info@adrasom.org by 11th March 2011.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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