Save the Children UK is a leading international child rights organization, fighting to improve the lives of children in the UK and 50 countries around the world.

Together with children, we are helping to build a better world for present and future generations by making a reality of children’s rights.

Our programming activities in Kenya are in the North Eastern Province (Dadaab, Wajir and Mandera areas) and Eldoret in the areas of Child Protection, Nutrition, Livelihoods and Health.

We are outraged that millions of children are still denied proper healthcare, food, education and protection and we are determined to change that.

We are seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Community Health Field Coordinator.

Contract period – 12 months

Job Purpose

The Community Health field Coordinator will be in-charge of implementation of AFREN program in Mandera West District.

The program focuses on establishing a comprehensive community health program that targets provision of basic Community health care to children and women through Community health Workers (CHWS) and Community Health Extension workers.

Key Accountabilities
  • Supervise formation of community health units in Mandera West through Selection, training and mobilization of Community health workers (CHWs) and Community Health Extension Workers(CHEWs) in collaboration with the District Health Management team.
  • Support provision of Basic Health kits to CHWs and CHEWs in the District.
  • Supervise community level management of simple childhood illnesses which include Fever, diarrhoea through CHWs.
  • Provide community health Units with a basic kit that includes ORS, Basic antibiotics and other basic health items.
  • Work in collaboration with DHMT in strengthening the link between Community and the health facilities through the Community health Committees.
  • Provide Support to DHMT in monitoring and Evaluation of community Health services on quarterly basis in order to increase the quality of Community level health services.
  • Work closely with Local leaders and Community health committees in raising Health awareness and educate communities on maternal child health issues in the communities.
  • Supervise on regular basis Community Mobilization activities in order to improve health seeking behaviours in the community.
  • Work with Community health committees in streamlining community level Referral for all sick children in the community.
  • Conduct regular meetings with Targeted community groups in order to address social, cultural and traditional barriers affecting health.
  • Compile Health education and community outreach reports on timely basis and submit them to the program Manager.
  • Represent Save the Children in Community level meetings and other meetings as adviced by the program Manager.
  • Comply with Save the Children UK policies and practices with respect to child protection, health and safety, equal opportunity and other relevant policies and procedures.
Requirements
  • A Bachelors degree in Health or Advanced Diploma in Health related field.
  • At least three years of experience in running Community health programs.
  • Good Knowledge of Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) and Community Health Education strategies.
  • Good knowledge of Kenya Guidelines in Community health Units and Community Health Workers Units.
  • Ability to produce analytical and well-presented project reports.
  • Good skills in Advocacy and good communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate and maintain tactful relations with relevant local authorities in politically and culturally sensitive environments.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
  • Flexible, adaptable, able to improvise and work in stressful, volatile environment
  • Representational and advocacy skills
  • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Child Protection policy.
Application process:

If you meet the above requirements, please send your cover letter indicating your expected salary and detailed CV with current contacts of three referees including immediate supervisor addressed to:

Head of Human Resources & Administration,
Save the Children UK, Kenya Programme
Email: jobskenya@scuk.or.ke

not later than 16th December, 2011.

Quote the job title on the subject line.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Due to the urgency to fill this position, short listing will be done as applications are received.

“Candidates from North Eastern Province are strongly encouraged to apply”

Save the Children (UK) recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal employment opportunities and the protection of children from abuse.

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The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is an internationally recognized leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS, working to eradicate pediatric HIV infection through research, advocacy, and the delivery of comprehensive HIV services to women, children, and their families in 17 countries globally.

Since 2000, the Foundation in Kenya has expanded from a small HIV and AIDS initiative to a large prevention, care, and treatment program covering several regions in Kenya.

EGPAF in Kenya is looking to recruit for the following positions based in Nyanza:

• Nutritionist

• District Coordinator – Community Liaison

Contract length: 3 months (Renewable)

Nutritionist

Reporting to the Project Officer, the Nutritionist will seek to improve the quality and impact of nutrition interventions, by providing additional technical support in the most affected districts in Nyanza.

The role

In collaboration with the District Nutritionist and stakeholders, you will develop a district nutrition plan.

You support the DNO in facilitating monthly nutrition coordination meeting with key stakeholders.

You will ensure that nutrition issues are adequately represented in district level coordination forum and that related nutrition interventions are linked with Health, Food/Agriculture, Water and Education sectors.

You will support DNOs to coordinate and monitor partners’ support to nutrition related interventions, including coverage of key interventions, performances of programs, supply/stock.

You will provide technical support to MOPHS and NGOs to effectively plan, monitor and implement nutrition interventions, including management of acute malnutrition, in order to reach planned targets.

You will compile monthly nutrition situation update, using all anthropometric and non-anthropometric related data sources as well as key factors influencing and/or likely to influence the nutrition situation.

You will support district level planning and development of concepts that aim to address causes of malnutrition and sustainable means to address them, also promoting coordination and collaboration among partners.

You will support district nutritional assessments (e.g. planning, training, supervision, analysis of data) and facilitate nutrition information sharing between district and national levels.

The Person

To be successful in this role you will require a minimum of Diploma in nutrition or public health coupled with minimum two years relevant nutrition experience. Awareness of community-based approaches to improving nutrition and food security and to design and deliver training activities in the nutrition sector is essential.

You will have experience in emergency nutrition and familiarity with latest developments in nutrition. Awareness of community-based approaches to improving nutrition and food security and able to work well with local authorities, communities and stakeholders is key.

District Coordinator – Community Liaison

Reporting to the Project Officer, the District Coordinator- Community Liaison provides technical expertise in designing and implementing interventions to sensitize and engage community, create community-facility linkages and implement psychosocial support activities.

The Role

You will provide on the job training to field officers , volunteers and MOH staff. You will ensure project activities comply with national guidelines and policies for HIV/AIDS and ART.

You will implement evidence-based techniques and strategies to ensure quality programming in adherence and psychosocial support. You will develop and distribute appropriate job aids and education materials.

You will work with communities to sensitize them on services available at facility level. You will facilitate partnership meetings.

The Person

To be successful in this role you will require a Public Health, Community health. Epidemiology, counseling or a health related field Diploma coupled with background in community development activities. HIV/AIDS knowledge and related experience in addition to experience in capacity building, such as planning and facilitating trainings and providing technical assistance is essential. Teaching and counseling skills and Willingness to travel are a prerequisite.

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application attaching current resume to: kenyarecruitment@pedaids.org.

The closing date is 16th December 2011

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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The Eastern and Southern African Management Institute [ESAMI] seeks the services of suitably qualified persons to fill the following positions at its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania

1. Administrative Assistant – Admissions

Qualifications

A holder of University degree in Secretarial and management studies or any other relevant field with not less than three (3) years’ relevant experience in a Training Institution, private sector or donor funded organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform all Secretarial and Administrative support services in the Admissions Office for effective management of the Business School admissions including;
  • Provision full Secretarial and Administrative services
  • Preparing student admission letters, related documentation;
  • Handling student registration and IDs and filling
  • Record keeping and maintenance;
  • Organizing stationery for classes;
  • Handling attendance registers, application and evaluation forms;
  • Handling lecture notes and other classroom management related issues
  • Preparing DSA and travel requests for ESAMI Lecturers and Adjunct Lecturers;
  • Preparing imprest requests for Field Offices;
  • Manage the office mail and correspondences
  • Administration of Faculty and Academic Board meetings, Summer School, Thesis Defense, Graduation, and Conferences;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Competence and Skills

This position calls for strong organizational and communication skills among others;
  • Computer literacy especially in MS-office applications, email and internet
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Planning skills
  • Record keeping and retrieval skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines
  • Strong team player and orientation towards teamwork
2. Administrative Assistant – Examinations

Qualifications

A holder of University degree in Secretarial and management studies or any other relevant field with not less than three (3) years’ relevant experience in a Training Institution, private sector or donor funded organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform all Secretarial and Administrative support services in the Examination Office for effective management of the Business School Examinations including;
  • Provision of full secretarial and Administrative services and general office management
  • Receiving exam scripts, projects and theses and recording them
  • Distributing exams, projects and theses to Lecturers
  • Receive electronic student Projects and distribute electronically to the Lecturers for marking and maintaining a register of the e-Projects received;
  • Receiving and filing marked exams, projects and theses
  • Dispatching exam papers to Field Offices and other Centre’s, and maintaining a register of the same
  • Handling student records and filling system
  • Handling stationery for examinations
  • Handling student certificates and transcripts;
  • Handling administration related issues;
  • Manage office mail and correspondences
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.
Competence and Skills

This position calls for strong organizational and communication skills among others;
  • Computer literacy especially in MS-office applications, email and internet
  • Planning skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Record keeping and retrieval skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines
  • Strong team player and orientation towards teamwork
  • High level of confidentiality
Mode of Application

Applications together with CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, and three (3) referees should be addressed and emailed to:

The Director General
ESAMI
P.O. BOX 3030
Arusha, Tanzania

Email: odg@esamihq.ac.tz, esamihq@esamihq.ac.tz

Closing Date: Applications should be received within two (2) weeks from the date of the Advertisement.

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