Maternal and New-born Health Officer

Kenya - Kericho County
Contract type: 
Fixed term – Until 31st March 2022
Commensurate with experience
Closing date: 
Friday, 21 February, 2020
We’re seeking a dynamic Maternal and New-born Health Officer to implement the Maternal and New-born Improvement Quality of Care (MANI-QC) Project in two counties of implementation. The Health officer will also successfully provide technical leadership to support county, sub-county and facility counterparts improve service quality and maternal and new-born health outcomes.

Since 2015, Options Kenya has been implementing multiple small and large-scale programmes funded by multiple donors, each with unique contractual and compliance requirements. This, combined with Kenyan laws and Options Kenya compliance obligations, presents a complex and challenging environment in which to do business.

The County Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Officer will be responsible for implementation of the Project in two of the four counties of implementation. S/he will work closely with the Project Lead, the Senior M&E Officer, County Management Health Teams (S/CMHT), health facility staff and other counterparts at county level. The position has a combined technical and managerial focus, ensuring delivery of results in two neighbouring counties: Nandi and Kericho. The County MNH Officer will be based at the Options offices in Kericho, with regular travel to Nandi county S/he reports to the Project Lead and is responsible for line managing the Logistics Assistant.

Person specification: 

To succeed in this role, you will have:

Bachelor’s degree in the health sciences and clinical experience (e.g. Nursing or Clinical Officer)
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of maternal and new-born health
Experience and knowledge in the key technical areas of the role (Quality improvement, MPDSR, C/BEmONC, HMIS etc)
Strong analytical skills and the capacity to think strategically, including ability to produce high quality policy materials and advice for development implementation

Application process: 

To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to at Candidates should state the role (Kenya – MNH Officer) in the subject header.
Closing date 21 February 2020: Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is for guidance only. Applications will be screened upon receipt and this vacancy may be closed as soon as sufficient applicants have been received.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. Interviews may be organised directly with shortlisted applicants on a rolling basis and the position may be filled before the closing date.
Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including identification check, employment references, right to work verification, credit check and criminal record check (where appropriate).

Other information: 

Options is an equal opportunities employer.

Overseas candidates require a valid UK work permit.

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.

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