FP/RMNCAH Officer – Afya Timiza – 4 positions

Location: 
Turkana or Samburu, Kenya
Contract type: 
full time, fixed contract
Salary: 
commensurate with experience
Closing date: 
Friday, 11 November, 2016
The Family Planning/ Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (FP/RMNCAH) Officers 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 utilisation of reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent 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/RMNCAH continuum of care
  • Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR)
  • Respectful maternity care
  • High impact and locally appropriate interventions, such as KMC, birthing cushions, youth friendly services, post-abortion care
  • Treatment and management of STIs including HIV (eMTCT)
  • Integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI)
  • Improved inter-facility referral
  • Improved blood availability 
  • Family planning service delivery including long-term methods (through static clinics and outreach)
  • Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Work with hard-to-reach or marginalised communities

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. S/he will have proven RMNCAH 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 programs 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 the Turkana and/or Samburu context would be an added advantage
Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Charlotte Langridge opportunities@options.co.uk. Candidates should state the role in the subject header
  • Closing date for applications is Friday 11 November 2016. 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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