Position: Project Officer

Responsible To: Project Health Coordinator

Responsible For: MCH/Safe Motherhood Project

Works With: Merlin staff and MoH partner facility staff

Location: Lodwar Town, Turkana with frequent travel to field sites

Starting Date: ASAP

Overall Objectives (scope)

Overall objectives (scope) of the position is to contribute to the improvement of health status of vulnerable women and children through the strengthening of civil society safe motherhood initiatives in Central and South Turkana Districts of the Rift Valley province in Kenya

Specific Objective:

To enable civil society organizations to increase access to quality maternal, child and neonatal health care services to the population of Central and South Turkana Districts of the Rift Valley Province of Kenya.

The post holder will work under the supervision of the Project Health Coordinator and in close collaboration with district health authorities and partner organizations (PAG, RCEA and TUPADO)

Job Responsibilities

Project management and implementation
  • The senior MCH Nurse / Project Officer will oversee the implementation of the safe motherhood initiatives by partner CSO agencies and MOH to improve the accessibility, utilization and quality of maternal and neonatal health care services including essential obstetric care services.
  • Organise and coordinate the conduction of Knowledge, Attitudes and rapid safe motherhood assessments in target communities
  • Provide technical assistance and mentorship to the implementing partner health facilities staff on essential reproductive health care protocols/standards based on Ministry of health guidelines.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring on MCH aspects to health centre and dispensary personnel in the district.
  • Oversee the implementation of outreach health activities by partners and the DMOH to improve access to integrated primary health care services for isolated pastoral communities
  • Conduct training needs assessment in MCH, Reproductive Health and BCC aspects for partner Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)
  • In collaboration with MOH organise and implement training sessions on all areas of reproductive health (antenatal care, postnatal care, obstetrics, essential neonatal care, STI management, medical care and counselling on SGBV, abortion care and family planning) for health workers and community health workers.
  • Create/adapt and develop standard procedures and protocols based on MoH guidelines on essential components of MCH and reproductive health to be used in community health education
Job Representation and Coordination:
  • Coordinate and plan activities with the management of the health facilities and the local health authorities and local community leaders
  • Network with other actors in health, psychosocial care, social mobilisation and protection to assure a multi-sector response to reproductive health needs.
Programme Support
  • Provide technical support to project team members
  • Develop and review project work plans for technical soundness.
  • Assist Project Health Coordinator to establish systems and standards for regular assessment, monitoring and evaluation of the programme against its objectives and expected outputs.
  • In collaboration with the MoH and implementing partner health facilities develop/adapt simple data collection tools and registers for the monitoring of safe motherhood and reproductive health activities
  • Document any lessons learnt for future programme implantation strategy / or research purposes.
  • Submit weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports to Project Health Coordinator.
Staff Management / HR
  • Assist with recruitment of project personnel as appropriate (Midwives/Nurses, Community Mobilisers)
  • Support project personnel, with the aim of ensuring that individuals work effectively together to achieve project objectives.
  • Responsible for organizing training of local partner staff to ensure the maximum use of their skills and their full and effective participation in project activities whilst conforming to Merlin and MOH protocols.
  • Ensure that staff are fully conversant with and trained on national guidelines, protocols and data collection forms.
  • Conduct induction in the field for new staff on Merlin health policy as well as project aims, objectives, and activities.
  • To respect all Merlin organisational and country specific policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Carry out any other responsibilities as requested by the Health Coordinator or Programme Coordinator
Person Specification


Qualifications, experience and competences
  • Recognised qualification in Midwifery/or Fully qualified Registered Nurse with extensive experience in midwifery
  • Must be registered with the Nursing council of Kenya
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience as an MCH Nurse/ midwife
  • Minimum 2 year of field experience as an MCH project Officer in humanitarian aid /development projects for international NGOs in resource poor settings.
  • Extensive knowledge of maternal health, modern family planning practices and procedures and other sexual and reproductive health services
  • Training experience and community education skills.
  • Experience in STI/HIV programming an asset
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English and proficient in the use of MS word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures
  • Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritising a high workload and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
  • An understanding of and commitment to Merlin’s mission and values
Data Protection

Please note, on submitting your application, you are agreeing to Merlin holding and using the information that you have given for the purposes of recruitment and employment – should an offer be made.

In order to process your job application, it may be necessary for your application to be sent to the Country Director (in the country you are applying for) for consideration. If you do not agree with this, please state so when applying.

How to apply

All applications should be sent to:

HR Department,
Merlin, Nairobi Office,
P.O Box 3350 – 00200,
Nairobi, Kenya

Or email to: recruitment@merlin-kenya.org

Application deadline is 20th of September, 2011 at 5.00pm.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted

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Frank Management Consult Ltd is one of the country’s upcoming premier management consulting firms.

FMC helps leading organizations develop, build and operate strong organizations that deliver sustained stakeholders’ value growth.

The firm is instrumental in enabling organizational flexibility and adaptability and thus competitively transforming evolving strategic visions into concrete and appropriate actions.

We are driven by the desire to help our clients obtain information and advice, which could lead to real and lasting solutions to their concerns.

This demanding undertaking requires that we constantly think, analyze, brainstorm, persuade and challenge organizations to become even better by adopting new ideas and/or approaches.

As we endeavor to grow, our clients’ needs are ever increasing and thus the need to pull up our efforts to attend the increasing demands.

In a move towards the realization of this we currently seeks to recruit part time/on call associate consultants in the following fields
  • Agriculture
  • Banking
  • Hospitality Industry
Key Competencies:
  • A degree in a mentioned field
  • Analytic skills/structured thought process
  • Fluent in oral and written English & Kiswahili
  • Maturity and Composure
  • Exposure
  • A wide range of experience is an added advantage
If you are interested and meet the above requirements, kindly email your CV to:

Frank Management Consult Limited
Nyaku House 1st Floor,
P.O Box 5351-00200

Emails: frankmconsult@yahoo.com and jobsfmc@yahoo.com

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A real estate development company that was established in 2006. They develop exclusive (residential) real estates. The company is currently looking for a Construction Manager.

The main focus of the Construction Manager (“CM”) will be to supervise the construction of Mandharini, a large resort in Kilifi Kenya. Mandharini will be built by a Contractor. The CM will oversee the construction process and will be our eyes and ears on the site.

The CM responsibilities will span a broad spectrum covering all aspects that involve the construction of Mandharini. The CM will be based in Kilifi and will report to the Directors. The CM job is a high pressure job as the CM is accountable for completion of projects in specified time without crossing the budgetary limits.

Job Responsibilities

The Construction manager will be responsible for:
  • Overseeing the construction project from start to finish in all its aspects
  • Ensuring that construction activities are completed according to schedule
  • Quality management
  • Cost management
  • Contract administration
  • Serving as the key link between HP and the contractor
  • Coordinating the efforts of HP, the contractor and the project advisors
  • Providing periodical status reports to the Directors detailing the progress of the project in all its aspects
  • Ensuring all project documents are complete and update when needed
  • Identifying the elements of project design and construction likely to give rise to disputes and claims
  • Developing of effective communication mechanisms and mechanisms for resolving conflicts between the various participants
  • Managing an assistant.
Job Experience, Knowledge and skills required:
  • A construction related (bachelors) degree. A post graduate degree in construction management is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in large scale construction projects
  • Knowledge of legal issues regarding the construction contract
  • Experience in the cost management (Quantity Surveying) aspects of a construction project
  • Excellent skills in MS Word, Excel and extensive experience in reading construction drawings and Bills of Quantity.
Job Qualitative and other attributes required

The Construction Manager needs to have the following attributes:
  • Excellent communication skills, verbally and in writing
  • Leadership skills to lead the consultants team and the management assistant
  • Strong personality that has authority and will actively stand for Hello Properties interests
  • Analytical personality with logical decision making abilities
  • Strong focus on quality and detail
  • Capacity to handle pressure
  • Willingness to live in Kilifi and travel as requested

An attractive package is offered dependent on skills, experience and qualifications.

How to apply:

If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you.

Please forward a copy of your updated resume, and your current salary and benefits package to info@dorbe-leit.co.ke before close of business 13th September 2011.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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