Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) Officer

Samburu, Kenya
Contract type: 
Full time, fixed contract
commensurate with experience
Closing date: 
Friday, 24 February, 2017
Working in Samburu with hard-to-reach or marginalised communities, the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) 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 maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health services.

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 MNCH continuum of care
  • Maternal and new-born morbidity audits
  • Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR)
  • Respectful maternity care, Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC), birthing cushions, youth friendly services
  • Promote screening and management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) including HIV elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission, (eMTCT)
  • Support integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI) and introduce child related high-impact practices
  • Improve the Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) activities through monitoring the BeMONC signal functions

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 and continuous medical education, 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 MNCAH 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 Samburu context would be an added advantage

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 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 application 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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