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AMREF Kenya Project Officer Job

To support implementation of the national and county level teams in the implementation of programs within the DIF project moving towards the elimination soil transmitted helminths and schistosomiasis in the four counties western counties of Bungoma, Trans Nzoia, Kakamega and Vihiga.

Main Responsibilities

  • Oversee the implementation of planned activities to ensure targets and results are achieved in a timely manner per approved work plan;
  • Support strengthening national and county capacity and building partnerships for the control, elimination and eradication of STH/SCH by conducting orientation meetings with policy makers, line Ministries and other stakeholders on intersectoral collaboration at National and County level;
  • Enhance awareness and advocate for the control of NTDs as well as creation of awareness ensuring high visibility of NTDs by producing advocacy tools for NTDs, conducting NTD media sensitization and advocacy as well as the orientation of community opinion leaders on the importance of prevention, control and elimination of STH/SCH;
  • Provide technical support to the STH/SCH project and Mass Drugs Administration (MDA) campaigns to effectively tackle the Pharmacotherapy-NTDs targeted for elimination and control;
  • Provide technical support to scale up national strategies and capacity to increase access to mass treatment of NTDs through regular sensitization meetings with decision-makers at National, County, and community levels on integrated NTDs control and elimination;
  • Provide technical support and build the capacity for surveillance and progress monitoring towards the attainment of control, elimination and eradication targets;
  • Facilitate building and strengthening of coordination structures and mechanisms at all levels in the Country through National and County and/or technical working groups on NTDs meetings;
  • Building and strengthening human capacity for integrated/coordinated NTD program implementation;
  • Development of strong management systems for timely reporting through strengthening community involvement and participation;
  • Strengthening integration and collaboration within the NTD program and with other government agencies as well as community-based programmes by fostering the integration of the NTDs programs within the health systems;
  • Strengthening collaboration with other community-based health programs including KEPI, School health programs and conducting mapping and regular updates of the inventory of NTD partners;
  • Broadening the NTD partnership base and improving on resource mobilization and management by popularizing the NTD master plan to stakeholders, and development partners for mobilization of resources and commitment;
  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems through submission of timely, accurate, and professional reports that meet donor requirements;
  • Represent Amref in county meetings, conferences, and donor & steering committee meetings;
  • Compile success stories and best practices for showcasing around NTD control and elimination efforts at the county and national level;
  • Contribute to drafting of proposals and strategy documents for resource mobilization and partnerships;
  • Manage and maintain relationships and partnerships with government, public sector, private sector, and donors;
  • Work with the Ministry of Health and partners on how to interpret and use data/findings to guide decision making;

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, medicine, or related field.
  • Postgraduate training will be an added advantage.

Experience

  • Minimum five (5) years’ relevant work experience, including program/project management experience in the WASH & NTD programming.
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills working on large programs with rigorous financial management procedures and processes;
  • Ability to work well with others and to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to coordinate diverse activities while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Technical knowledge in WASH and Behavior change communication and/or one or more of the five leading Pharmaco-therapy NTDs.
  • Experience in intervention projects with strong community involvement.
  • Hands on experience in project development, proposal writing and grant management
  • Experience in project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of the Government health system.

Apply for the job here.

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