Family Planning / Reproductive Health Officer

Location: 
Turkana sub-county, Kenya
Contract type: 
Full time, fixed contract
Salary: 
commensurate with experience
Closing date: 
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Working in Turkana with hard-to-reach or marginalised communities, the Family Planning/Reproductive Health (FP/RH) Officer will be based at the sub-county level and provide hands on support and technical assistance to the Sub-County Health Management Team (SCHMT) to strengthen the quality and use of family planning/reproductive health services.
Responsibilities: 

Technical Inputs

Provide technical guidance, advice and support to project counterparts to effectively implement activities across a broad range of service delivery areas, including:

  • Quality improvement along FP/RH continuum of care
  • Preconception care services
  • Source and disseminate FP/RH related Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials
  • Promote high impact and locally appropriate interventions, such as preconception care, cervical cancer screening, youth friendly services, and family planning counselling
  • Promote screening and management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) including HIV in the FP and RH service delivery point
  • Improve inter-facility referral for family planning and other services from faith-based to Government of Kenya (GOK) health facilities
  • Support improved availability of family planning method mix in the sub counties and health facilities
  • Promote family planning service delivery including long-term methods (through static clinics and outreach)
  • Promote integration of services in the different services delivery point, e.g. FP/RH into HIV/TB clinic

Capacity Development

  • Promote the development of health workers and management staff capacity in the above areas through a broad range of approaches such as curriculum development and training, one-on-one mentorship and on-the-job training, supportive supervision, etc.
Person specification: 
  • The candidate will hold at minimum a bachelor’s degree in a clinical field. They will have proven FP/RH clinical experience, preferably in Kenya
  • The candidate will have at least 3 years demonstrated clinical or health management experience in FP/RMNCAH service delivery
  • The candidate will have demonstrated experience working with ‘hard to reach’, marginalised groups
  • The candidate will have experience in working with donor-funded programmes and demonstrated ability to work effectively with all kind of stakeholders: government representatives, local community organisations, for-profit private sectors entities
  • The candidate will be fluent in English and Swahili.
  • A practical knowledge of Turkana context would be an added advantage

 

Benefits: 

Options offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance and provision for medical insurance cover.

Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Marion Pobo opportunities@options.co.uk. Candidates should state the role in the subject header.
  • Closing date for applications is Friday 24 February 2017. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and recruitment may be closed early if the right candidate is found, therefore early applications is advised.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
Other information: 

Options is an equal opportunities employer

Candidates are require to have the right to work in Kenya

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